Goldspot Pens Magazine of Pens, Inks and Fine Writing Gifts

Lamy Petrol Bottled Ink Issue

Lamy Petrol Bottled Ink Issue

Sometimes, making a mistake with ink can lead to inky fingers and stained fingers. We made a regretful mistake that involved one of this year's mos...
What to get the Grad - 2017 Pen Gift Guide

What to get the Grad - 2017 Pen Gift Guide

A graduation gift marks the achievement of learning. It gets us ready for the next step while acting as a sentimental memento to honor how far we'v...

NJ Pen Club Pen-B-Q 2016 Wrap Up

Thank you to all who attended our inaugural Goldspot Pens & NJ Pen Club Pen-B-Q cookout and mini-pen show that was held last weekend on Saturday, August 27th. We appreciate everyone who was able to make it and enjoy a sunny, Jersey afternoon with us. Anyone who wasn't able to make it, but wanted to come, this post is for you! We've collected the highlights of our meet up in this convenient,...

Top 5 Beginner Fountain Pens (and Top 3 for the Risk-takers!)

So, you want to try out a fountain pen, or two...

The single most common question we get from intrigued fountain pen newbies is "which is the best, first fountain pen?" -- and this post should help narrow that down for you. 

As you venture into the fountain pen world, you'll soon notice that much of the appeal of these pens is how personal they can be; my idea of a perfect pen might have a fine nib...

It's Not Easy Being Green - the New Lamy AL-Star Charged Green


Lamy introduces the "Charged Green" AL-Star for 2016!!!



Another green? Do we need another green in what seems like a never-ending procession of green Safaris and AL-Stars?

Does Germany have waaay too much green pen "batter" laying around that they need to use before it goes bad?

As many Lamy fans and collectors know in their hearts, the color won't matter much, it's a new Safari / Al-Star, and...

How to Spot a Knock-Off Lamy Safari

Yes, they do exist.

Most pen collectors are aware of Mont Blanc counterfeit pieces that exist, and there would be plenty of motivation to knock-off an expensive Mont Blanc pen. Counterfeiting a $30 Lamy Safari, however, takes many by surprise. Consider that almost every fountain pen user usually has at least one Safari and the value of the limited edition colors skyrocket once they become sell out...