Recently it has been a case of buying some vintage fountain pens and dip nibs. Also some draught-man’s writing tools. Bought from 3 separate buyers. One bundle has interchangeable nibs for the Osmiroid too. Also some interchangeable ones I cannot recognise at present. Some previous blogs have been about the subject of one’s own self expression by adopting an art form with use of calligraphy style lettering. So choice will be an amazing option over the coming months. My wife bought some wonderful large format stationery for me at Christmas too. Two huge pads for choices in different art mediums.
As stated above re: finding freedom to express in art form related calligraphy. Arthur Baker and Hans-Joachim Burgert books found in charity shops have been inspirational. Their styles are eclectic and present in so many unusual ways. So….Having many dip nibs to trial and experiment with will be really useful. During a visit to the local town two days ago, a visit to the recycling shop produced a small calligraphy bundle too. Small ink calligraphy ceramic gouache mixing trays, six tubes of gouache colours and a couple of dozen nibs cost the grand total of £4.
Looking forward to trying the fountain pens too. The Onoto Junior de la rue, Faber Castell Progress 55G, Parker’s 45, 25 and Slimfold. A wing and a prayer re: condition. But didn’t pay too much for any of them.