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Month: April 2019

Fountain Pens

Fountain Pens

Fountain pens were the long-awaited answer to pens you had to repeatedly dip in ink. They created a more efficient writing experience compared to quills and other dip pens. With the ink already in the pen, you no longer had to pause to dip or remember to carry around your ink container. They have become a coveted accessory and collectible item. Origin of the fountain pen Some evidence points to Leonardo da Vinci as the first creator of a fountain…

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Gold Pens

Gold Pens

Gold as of late has made its way back on the popularity list. At one time or another, trends throughout time seem to favor either gold or silver. Do you choose a gold or silver wedding ring? Gold or silver decor in the home? With gold being aesthetically appealing we often see quotes with beautiful gold lettering. Just walk into Hobby Lobby and you’ll know what I’m referring to!…Speaking of gold, this article is all about gold pens! What gold…

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Sealing Wax: All You Need to Know

Sealing Wax: All You Need to Know

This article reviews the history of sealing wax and all you need to know! Whether you’re just curious about sealing wax or looking to make your own, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll respond to frequently asked questions including whether or not you can use a candle in place of sealing wax. Even with email and text messaging at the forefront of communication, there are still a number of hobbyists who enjoy sending handwritten letters and adding their personal…

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Facts and History of Quill Pens

Facts and History of Quill Pens

While the first true writing instruments were made by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia almost 5,000 years ago, writing tools have evolved over time just like technology as a whole. Among the many writing tools used is the quill pen, which has lasted for centuries and is still used today by calligraphy artists and antiquity geeks. But how did this beloved pen become popular and when did it phase out? Let’s take a look at the history of quill pens and…

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