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2018 Philadelphia Pen Show
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Fountain Pen Day/Ohio Pen Show/Black Friday Weekend!
What a great month it has been so far! Fountain Pen Day was celebrated- at a Pen Show! THE- Ohio Pen Show (wink) was held 11/2-11/5, with FPD on 11/3/17! Cary has worked very hard to make this day a huge success- now truly celebrated worldwide!
The Columbus Show will be held the first weekend of November for the foreseeable future!
This is always one of the best shows of the year!
Black Friday is next weekend- along with Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! Look for extra discounts, Free US shipping, and a Free Platinum Preppy Pen with $50 purchase all weekend! Celebrate Small Bizz Saturday- We encourage pen pals from the Mid-Atlantic to shop at Fed Pens. If you live in Philly/South Jersey, ask about local delivery!
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We took on sponsorship opportunities this year as well! I have become a regular sponsor for the "Well Appointed Desk". Ana actually purchased the first Robert Oster bottle from me at last year's DC Show (she actually waited for me to unpack the Oster Products...), and she did the review of Robert Oster "Aqua" not too long afterward. Thanks to great reviews such as that, Oster Inks have really taken off! I also donated both an Aurora Pen (Inkdependence), and a Bexley Pen (The Pen Addict) for reviews. These pens were given away as my way of "Paying it Forward"! Look for more review/giveaways and sponsorship opportunities in the future!
An Incredible Month!
|What an incredible month it has been! We had a great show down in Raleigh, we gave away ink at our local pen club meeting, and donated TWO PENS this month for giveaways at pen review sites! Next Month, we are celebrating our second anniversary at Federalist Pens!|
About 3 weeks ago, we attended our local pen club meeting (Philadelphia Pen Collectors Group) hosted by "The Pelikan's Perch". Josh is known in the pen community for his knowledge, and extraordinary collection of modern Pelikan Pens! We helped in this event by providing attendees a sample of the new Edelstein "Smoky Quartz" Ink!
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Get Thee to a Pen Show!
You have never been to a pen show?? You are missing out on an important aspect of our hobby! Pen shows are a chance to sample products, learn about the latest pens/brands, and the opportunity to mingle with "Pen Pals"!
We are in the prime time season of pen shows- especially on the East Coast! The Long Island (NY) Show has just passed, and Atlanta is later this month! I am fortunate that the region I reside in afforded me the opportunity to visit as many as four pen shows (Philly/Baltimore/LI/DC) per year. This opportunity to sample products, network, and sell vintage for several years inspired me to open Federalist Pens. I now go to most East Coast Pen Shows (as my teaching schedule allows me too), and sell new products as an authorized retailer! You can sample the products we offer at our tables!
Who is Federalist Frank??
Recognize this picture? It was my avatar on most pen forums for years.. (This pic was from a pen club meet/show at some point). It was seen on FPN, FPG, FPC, and The Fountain Pen Community. This was the forum that I ran for several years before I decided to close it to new posts (cost saving measure). "The Community" also lives on as well in the Facebook and Linked-IN Group pages that I manage!
I was Frank (or FrankieX) on pen forums for a good decade or so.. I sold vintage pens on the forums, and on eBay. Around 2014, I decided that I wanted to get into the retail end of pens, and sell new along with vintage items. I did very little activity on the forums between mid 2014-15 to get ready for my store "Launch" (Never let anyone tell you that starting/running an on-line store is easy...).
This is my second full year as a pen retailer, and the hard work is paying off! Many pen forum vets knew me, and my good deals from my vintage days (Frank's BOGO Sale/etc....). The transition to selling new has been challenging at times, but the word is out, and we are growing!
Yes- I may be new in the dealer circle, but not to pen collecting and pen selling!
Yes- It is also true that I still teach/tutor students daily (2 PT position(s)...)
The fact that I do not rely on revenue from Fed Pens is actually an advantage to you- I like passing my savings on to my customers! But do not mistake my busy schedule with a lack of concern for you- customer service is always a priority!
Speaking to you as a fellow collector/user- you can expect great service, great products, and a no-nonsense, no questions 30-day guarantee on these products! I also offer some of the lowest prices among authorized US dealers. Shop with confidence at Federalist Pens! (Find it cheaper?? Let me know!- I may just beat it!)
Greetings from Federalist Frank! What a great first quarter in pen collecting! A lot of
new products from your favorite brands! Conklin Pens has introduced 4 new models this quarter! Taccia Pens has the new Pinnacle and Spectrum Models! More details in the "New Pens" Section..
More news- we are going to be hosting a special event this month on February 25th. We will be hosting a Lamy/Filofax Event (Show) at our local Dave and Busters' in Philadelphia! Our regional Lamy Rep will be joining us to demonstrate products, and support us with sales/orders. Join us for fun, games, and pens if in the region! Email us at email@example.com to RSVP/reserve seating!
Baltimore Pen Show is coming next month March 3-5! See below for details!
The Lamy/Filofax Event!
Hosted by Federalist Pens and Paper
Saturday, February 25th
Dave and Busters
(Franklin Mills Mall)
Season’s Greetings from Federalist Pens!
Holiday Sale 2016
Store Wide sale going on now, thru December 31st !
Save an additional 20% Off with Coupon Code “Holidays” at Checkout!
Greetings from The Federalist (Paper/Pen Blog)!
New Products this Year:
- J. Herbin Inks/Pens
- Clairefontaine Notebooks/Coloring Books
- Napkin Forever Products
- Pelikan Pens
- Diplomat Pens
- Venvstas Paris Pens
- Regal Pens