Vintage Indian ebonite fountain pens, anyone? “What is your greatest regret as a fountain pen collector?” asked the young lady who had come to take my interview. “Regret”? I heard myself mumbling far away, for her question had hit me straight in the solar plexus. “Fountain pen collecting, on
My father Mehmet Kamil was a bibliophile of the staunchest kinds. The book was his window to the world – his speeches of freedom, his best friends, his life. Hailing from a middle-class family and growing up in Turkey, the road that was to lead him to fortune and fame
The exact aetiology that makes OCD (of which we all “collectors” suffer in varying degrees) flower is, shall we say, not fully understood, as yet. Some experts postulate that we bear the condition in our genes, though what triggers the “mutation” (if that is the right term), is not clear.
Howard Cunix is a well-known name in the fountain pen collector forums in the social media. As a matter of fact, such is his popularity that he has maxed out the number of friends he is allowed to have and one has to wait, hoping against hope that the extremely
Click Century Acrylic Fountain pens – redefining the priorities of the serious hobbyists! The hobby of fountain pen collecting, of writing with one, suffers from a huge problem – that of elitism. Most hobbyists, at some time or the other, are trapped into the vortex of brands, waylaid into pursuing
Pelikan Hubs Day Celebrated in Kolkata September 20th is a special day in any pen lover’s calendar, for this date is celebrated as the Pelikan Hubs Day around the world. In 2018, the special day was celebrated in as many as 181 cities, spread across 46 countries as almost 5000
Fountain Pen Collecting – what prompts me to behave the way I do? Fountain pen collecting is, my fellow collectors will agree, a complex topic. Neither do we know the psychology that propels us to go to seemingly irrational lengths, nor can we, in all fairness, describe our behaviour logically