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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...
Writer's Showcase of New Pens - May 2017

Writer's Showcase of New Pens - May 2017

It's Thursday, May 11th. Typically, I (Tom) would be getting ready to broadcast the live Writer's Showcase on the Goldspot Facebook page. This week...
Pull up a chair - Van Gogh's latest pen masterpiece

Pull up a chair - Van Gogh's latest pen masterpiece

You don't need to be an artist to appreciate the bold, colorful design of the Visconti Van Gogh collection. The variegated acrylic resin used to cr...
An Elegant Addition to the Visconti Homo Sapiens Collection

An Elegant Addition to the Visconti Homo Sapiens Collection

The Visconti Homo Sapiens is the fabled "grail pen" that is sought after by many pen enthusiasts as a top-level achievement in their hobby. There's...
Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

Van Gogh is quoted to have once said,

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.


Creating a masterpiece is no small feat. Neither is being a world renown artist. However, the route to each of those achievements is taken in the same way - one stroke at a time, one step at a time.

It may be little, but every conscious decision toward your big dreams is one step closer to...

Winners to our Letters to Santa Giveaway + Holiday Hours


As you can imagine, Santa had quite a few letters to read. He was quite taken by the number of handwritten letters that came in this year. It was a welcome sight for his old eyes.

Thank you to everyone who sent us a letter to forward to Santa. The jolly old elf was overjoyed at reading your notes.

Santa said it was difficult to choose just one letter as the winner of the giveaway. So many of you...

Visconti Millennium Arc 2015 Edition Sneak Peek

I'm going to precede this article with a disclaimer : I've lusted after the original Visconti Millennium Arc I, II & III fountain pens that were released at the turn of this new century (hence the name).

I don't have an original photo, but the originals were a limited edition that are rare these days, but some are available used or new if you hunt for them on the 'net. Combine the style of the Homo...

#WriteitWednesday Dear Diary

This week, lets open up a bit. We're betting that quite a few of our followers keep a journal, or a log of events and goings on that you keep track of regularly. This week, our #WriteitWednesday challenge is to share your journal writing with the world. Take a pic of one of the pages, preferably with your pen of choice and post it on twitter or instagram with the appropriate hashtag. Be as...

Voting is Now Open for Pen of the Year 2014


So, now that we got that business of the midterm elections over with, here comes the fun part : voting for your favorite pen released in 2014! We asked for your nominations and received a great response to put together a solid list of nominees that all deserve to be considered for this prestigious honor.

Please take a look at the nominees below. They are sorted in randomized order not to show any...

Sneek Peek at the New Visconti Rembrandt Merry Go Round


A belated Happy New Year to all our loyal blog followers. Sorry it has taken so long for a new 2014 update. One may expect that the craziness from the Holidays immediately drops off and becomes quiet after December 25th, but January is still busy with returns, exchanges and folks looking to spend gift cards. We've just started to get some new information from our big fine writing brands on new...

Visconti Turquoise Ink Review


The first appearance of the uniquely innovative Visconti V-Bottle on this blog. Visconti makes a high-quality writing instrument, but what of its ink? We explore Visconti turquoise using a nib that really allows the ink to shine - the Monteverde Prima Stub nib.



The turquoise is a bright, baby blue with solid saturation, excellent shading and a decently low dry-time, even with a stub nib. The...

The New 2013 Goldspot Annual Catalog

Printed, Stitched, Trimmed and ready-for-mailing, the new 2013 Goldspot Annual Catalogof fine writing instruments and luxury gifts will be arriving in mailboxes across the country within the next week! This year's catalog holds 40 pages of the best pens, including new releases from AT Cross, Delta, Stipula, Visconti, Parker, ACME Studios, Lamy, Colibri and Laban. We also have a dedicated 2-page...