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Guide to Pelikan's Modern Piston Fill Fountain Pens

Guide to Pelikan's Modern Piston Fill Fountain Pens

Many writers, after experiencing the allure of entry-level German brands like Lamy, Kaweco and Faber-Castell, often look at Pelikan as the next le...
Pelikan M800 Raden Royal Gold Fountain Pen Preview

Pelikan M800 Raden Royal Gold Fountain Pen Preview

Prepare for your jaws to be dropped and your wallet to scream. Pelikan's 2017 Raden limited edition is as stunning as it is regal. The M800 Royal G...

Top 5 Blue Pens to Cure the Blues


Blue, Blue & More Blue


Looking over all the new pens that have been launched by the greatest pen-makers like Pelikan, Pilot, Conklin and more, we've noticed a great deal of blue this year. Without further adieu, let's check out all the awesome blue pens that are currently available :


Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Blue Fountain Pen (View)
2016's latest line extension of the ever-popular Pilot Vanishing...

Introducing Pelikan 4001 Dunkelgrün Dark Green Ink


tl;dr... Pelikan has released the new Dunkelgrün Dark Green 4001 ink to replace the Brilliant Green, which is now discontinued.

The Pelikan 4001 ink series stands as one of the most reliable set of colors for your fountain pen. Not only are the recommended for optimal performance of your Pelikanpen, they are also safe for many other plunger-filling, converter type fountain pens as well. The 4001...

Review of the Pelikan Souveran M805 Vibrant Blue Fountain Pen

There are many blue pens that exist in the world of fine writing. Pelikan has not just made another blue pen, but the blue pen that separates itself from all others before it.

The Souveran M805 Vibrant Blue (launched April 2016) is the blue you've been searching for all your life.


People who favor blue are said to revel in its tranquil, calming qualities. The layered, acrylic material of the M805...

Cast Your Vote for 2015 Pen & Ink of the Year

Today is Election Day 2015, and the first official day open for voting on the Goldspot Pens Readers' Choice Pen of the Year.



Voting is currently open until Fountain Pen Day, Friday at 10am Eastern US Time. At that time, the polls will close and we will release the results later that day.

Our previous winners include : 
  • Edison Glenmont 2014 Limited Edition (2014)
  • Edison Menlo Fountain Pen (2013)
  • Edison...

What Should be the Pen & Ink of the Year 2015?

Hey Pen Lovers,

Need your help in putting together a nominations list for Pen of the Year 2015.

Every year, we (Goldspot Pens) run a "reader's choice" vote for Pen of the Year. We set up a poll online of all the nominees during the first week in November, coinciding the the US Election Day.

Last year, Edison Pen Co completed a 4-peat with their 2014 Pen of the Year, the Glenmont limited edition.

Previ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Pen Club Meetup

Pelikan Hubs Swag!
Last Friday, we were honored to participate in Pelikan Hubs, a worldwide event that gathered pen enthusiasts from all over the globe to celebrate the revered Pelikan brand. At 6:30p local time, registered pen addicts congregated to their respective meetup locations in major metropolitan areas like New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Madrid, Toronto and beyond....

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 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...

Free Pens, Goodie Bags and Talking Shop - Our 1st NJ Pen Club Meetup

On Memorial Day weekend, Saturday to be exact, convened the inaugural NJ Pen Club Meetup at the Hazlet Library. We had a fine turnout of enthusiastic pen-lovers and talked pens, inks and paper for a solid 3 hours on the Holiday weekend.

Part of the activities that Goldspot Pens sponsored was a giveaway raffle for a brand-new Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme fountain pen. Everyone wrote their names on little...

What's Better than Flowers for Mom? A bouquet of Fine Writing!


Writing Gifts that Mom Will Love

1. Rhodiarama Webnotebooks - Mom will love how these notebooks handle her fountain pens with smooth, 90g paper in either blank or lined formats. Available in a wide spectrum of colors to suit any taste. The leatherette cover has a great feel and the elastic band makes sure to keep any of her writing private and intact.