Posted At : November 18, 2013 10:11 PM | Posted By : Brian
Hi Pen Fans!
I've been following a lot of the terrible events in the Phillipines lately, and I was very moved by a gesture made by Leigh Reyes, who is a fountain pen fanatic, and resident of the Phillipines.
First off, Leigh is fine, as is her family and friends, but we can't say the same for a lot of others in her homeland.
Leigh is a fountain pen collector, and a pretty amazing artist! I highly recommend checking our her blog, and well as some of her truly amazing art that she does with fountain pens. Some great examples of her work are below...
I saw Leigh's blog post this weekend where she is announcing that she is taking some of her nicer pens, and auctioning them to benefit Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda victims. The proceeds of these auctions will go directly to the Phillipine Red Cross.
You can see her blog post with the pens that she is auctioning here.
We at Edison decided that participating in this benefit would be a good idea, so we are donating a Menlo Pump Filler in Striated Blue/Gold with a steel nib of the recipient's choice valued at $350 for Leigh to include in her auction. Pics are below.
So please go visit Leigh's page where the auction is being hosted, and see if there are any pens over there that appeal to you (there really are some nice pens that she's parting with!). Right now, the Edison Menlo is set at $89 with no reserve!
I'll quote Leigh directly from an email that she sent me earlier this evening... "Today’s headline in the Inquirer says 'Millions still hungry' and the Red Cross is in the best position to help."
Please consider bidding to benefit the typhoon victims!
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3. The Ohio Pen Show is right around the corner! We hope to see you there!
Posted At : March 13, 2013 3:05 PM | Posted By : Brian
Hi Pen Fans!
Well, it's time for the 2013 Edison Limited Edition Group Buy Pen! This year, we will be offering a Morgan in ebonite and also acrylic.
For those of you who regret not participating in last year's 2012 Pearl LE Group Buy, please remember that we only offer one Group Buy Pen each year direct from Edison, so this will be your only chance to get a Signature Line Pen direct (valued at $250 retail) at a significant discount until 2014. Exact price is yet to be determined, but anticipate between $175 and $195.
I'll include photos of some of the offerings, but the entire process will be handled over at the Fountain Pen Network. You can see all details over there.
So if you would like to participate in this year's group buy pen....
They've been around a relatively short time period, but in that time period, they have become (in my opinion) the best Fountain Pen Blog out there. Awesome Reviews, Inkcyclopedia, Podcasts, Fountain Pen TV, and Pen Show Coverage only scratches the surface of the features and content over there.
If you don't already, I recommend adding them to your blog reader, iTunes podcasts, or simply bookmark them (and I usually don't go out of my way to promote any pen blogs).
So when the "Geeks" asked me to donate a pen for their February Giveaway, I was more than happy to oblige!
Please visit this link to check out all the details.....but essentially, they will have a write-in giveaway that has a deadline of February 28th.
And the lucky winner will receive any Beaumont Pneumatic that is Currently Inventoried at the time of the drawing.
Steve is not only well accomplished as an author, but he also does all of his illustrations for his books with fountain pens!
When Steve asked me if I would like to participate in a giveaway to commemorate his latest book, Zephyr Takes Flight, I couldn't resist!
So Steve is currently hosting a giveaway. The winner will receive a free copy of Zephyr Takes Flight and also an Edison Beaumont in Blue/Gold Checkered Acrylic!
To participate, you can read this thread happening over at the Fountain Pen Network, or you can simply send an email with your preferred tip size along with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On or around October 20th, Steve will randomly choose a winner!
By participating, your email will be placed on Steve's email list. However, he will not share your email or spam you, and his email list is used quite sproradically. If you ever wish to unsubscribe in the future, it's no problem.