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Merry Christmas…but just in case

Everyone involved with wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.

However, we understand the holidays aren’t always happy for everyone. It can be a difficult time of year for many. Thoughts of happier times and missing loved ones or health concerns or a non-existent gift budget make for a really difficult day…or season, even.

Just in case you need to hear it today. Even if we have never met in person, you are loved and things will get better. If you need to talk with someone, there is a national hotline established not too long ago that can help you in times of emotional turmoil. And if you’ve reached a state where you aren’t sure if you’re in need of help, you likely do. Don’t wait. Be sure to dial 9-8-8.

With love and warm wishes,
Nathaniel &

Plenty of Good ‘Ink’

I am happy to announce that “Ink CT” magazine just profiled and my friend and Master Penman Hong Nhat Nguyen, owner of Rose Art Creative, for a story about vintage pens and handwriting styles.

Publisher Jeff Lilly has given me permission to share PDFs of the story here, but he says you can read the print more easily on his magazine platform, which let’s you blow up the print to read it more easily:

Special thanks also goes out to my pen-loving friend Brenda Miller for being a part of this story.

We’ve Move, Once Again: Distracted Blogging

Season’s Greeting from Wausau, Wis. We hope your holidays are joyous and bright.

Wasn’t it John Lennon who said that “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans”?

I had a lot of plans for in 2019. SQUIRREL! There are still so many blog posts I’ve started and haven’t yet finished. Oh, look at this shiny new thing. I got about 500 new pens posted to the site over the year, but, did you hear that? What was that sound? Then I began my quest to learn how to restore mechanical clock movements. Are you hungry? And, of course, I got engaged to the most brilliant woman I’ve ever met.

Now, we’re in beautiful Wausau, Wisconsin. It’s snowing! How long will we stay in Wausau? Not sure. It has been that type of year.

In the meantime, the business is unpacked and fully operational. We’ll begin posting new pens soon, and, hopefully, I will get on pace again with more interesting blog posts––including a new chapter to the popular Pens that Ended World War II series.

May all of the holidays celebrated by our many readers be happy ones, and may all of our 2020 be more focused and prosperous.

Holiday Shipping Update

Sands are quickly passing through the hourglass.

We cannot ever guarantee the delivery date of domestic standard USPS shipping, but Tuesday is likely the last day we can ship something to you and have it arrive in time for Christmas.

Priority Mail’s last day for U.S. customers to receive a pen in time for Christmas is a Friday ship date.

Express delivery is an option, but please call ahead before making a purchase.

Happy last-minute shopping!