My name is Laura, and I’ve been using fountain pens for, oh, it feels like forever.

I think the first new fountain pen I owned was a black Waterman Laureat that family friends gave me when I was in high school.  But the first fountain pen I bought for myself, and the pen I used most for years, was a red Lamy Safari with black clip that I bought in my college bookstore.  I believe that was the fall of 1982.  I could lament that I didn’t buy the Savannah Green Safari instead, now worth hundreds.  However, the bookstore didn’t stock that Savannah Green, and my brother lost or sold my original Safari years ago anyway.  I still own the Laureat, though.

I have since added other pens, and now have a small hoard, too many by anyone’s standards, although I keep being tempted to add others.  I suppose if you’re reading this, you are the same way.

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  1. I’ve always enjoyed writing with my plastic Lamy fountain pen, but I got a shiny Pilot Falcon for Christmas … I’m learning how to take care of it properly: feed it well, clean it well, use it well. That’s how I found your blog 🙂

    So not quite as lucky to have a hoard, but there’s time!

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  2. Hi Laura,
    I am so happy I stumbled on your website! Lots of fun reading it and admiring your collection of beautiful pens
    and stunning photos. Congratulations on your M600 Berlin and Stockholm pens. They look fantastic,.
    Enjoy your hobby and I hope to meet you in person – Chicago Pen Show???

    Best to you in 2016 and enjoy your pens and ink.

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