Goldspot Pens Magazine of Pens, Inks and Fine Writing Gifts

Guide to Faber Castell Writing Instruments

Guide to Faber Castell Writing Instruments

This week, we're exploring the German-made Faber-Castell brand of fine writing instruments, including some of their most enjoyed designs in the Amb...
Weekly Dip - Parker IM and Urban Premium Metallic Brown Fountain Pens

Weekly Dip - Parker IM and Urban Premium Metallic Brown Fountain Pens

Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is ...
Preview : Parker Duofold "The Craft of Traveling" Limited Edition Fountain Pen

Preview : Parker Duofold "The Craft of Traveling" Limited Edition Fountain Pen

Arriving during the 1st quarter of 2018, Parker is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a Duofold Limited Edition fountain pen. Only 1,300 pieces...
Top 5 Pens and Inks of 2017 so far

Top 5 Pens and Inks of 2017 so far

The Summer is usually the time of year when there's a lull in the world of pens. Most manufacturers are gearing up for back-to-school & 4th qu...
Summer 2017 Mystery Dip

Summer 2017 Mystery Dip

We're celebrating the spirit of summer with our seasonal Mystery Dip box, which includes a treasure trove of fine writing goods. This set of surpri...
The Writer's Showcase - New Colors for Spring

The Writer's Showcase - New Colors for Spring

This week we're making a splash with new, color-shifting inks from Platinum (Japan) and previewing a completely new collection of Aurora pens that ...
The Writer's Showcase - 50 Shades of Flex

The Writer's Showcase - 50 Shades of Flex

This week, we're talking about FLEX, baby! Tom is our resident experienced flex pen writer that will be giving a LIVE demonstration of the Aurora 8...

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...

Monkeys, Skyscrapers and Pens, Oh my!

Cross is going all King Kong on us.

Not counting the Star Wars collection, two of AT Cross' flagship limited editions that are slated for 2015/16 involve a Monkey and Skyscrapers, so I couldn't help but combine the two together in my mind, and it makes me smile.


Cross Chinese Zodiac 2016 Year of the Monkey Special Edition

Firstly, the latest release in the Chinese Zodiac Series, the 2016 Year of the...

Pelikan Stola III Collection Preview

Coming soon from Germany, the Pelikan Stola III is a new line of professional writing instruments that rivals the Lamy AL-Star and Pilot Metropolitan in contemporary style and affordable luxury.


Did I miss the Stola I & II? What was it about?
The Stola III is part of a trilogy of pen designs from Pelikan that are similar in model with some minor design differences. Chartpak, Pelikan's US...

New 2015 Pilot Metropolitan Retro, VP Limited Edition Twilight, Iroshizuku Mini Bottles

I have my credit card out and ready for Pilot to take more of my fountain pen monies.

This Fall, we're anticipating this year's 2015 Vanishing Point limited edition, along with all-new colors for the Metropolitan (MR) line and super adorbs Iroshizuku ink bottles.


The 2015 limited edition Vanishing Pointis called "Twilight" and has a ombre style gradient that blends from a chilly ice blue to a royal...

New Pelikan Fall Preview 2015 - m205 Amethyst, m800, 600

The Fall will be plentiful with new Pelikan items flying in from Germany.

2015 has been a banner year for Pelikan with the popular releases of the M200 Cafe Creme, M800 Stresemann and the M805 Clear Demonstrator. It certainly looks like Pelikan is not going to let up on the gas in the fourth quarter. Slated for the fall, we have three new color extensions of the M205, M800 and M600. Plus, an old...