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June Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 6/11/2017 to News

The Federalist Pens Papers#6

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!

May Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 5/15/2017 to News

Federalist Pens Papers #5

What a month it has been!

It has been quite a month since my last newsletter. I try to get these out as early as possible in the month, but school work and life can get in the way ! In this issue- News of new products, New brands for Federalist Pens, A new DC Show location, And the loss of a dear Pen Friend....

It is with sorrow that I inform you of the death of Susan Wirth. Susan was a BIG personality at pen shows for years (30+ that I am aware). Found in the back wall of the room with her signs, pens, helpers, and HER to help people pick the best pen for them- and write better!
Her presence will be sorely missed at future pen shows. A memorial is planned for the upcoming DC Show in August.

April Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 4/11/2017 to News

Federalist Pens Papers#4

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!

March Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 3/14/2017 to News

The Federalist Pens Papers #3


 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!)
Happy Collecting! 
Federalist Frank

February Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 2/6/2017 to News

The Federalist Pens Papers #2


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 federalist@federalistpensonline.com to RSVP/reserve seating!

Baltimore Pen Show is coming next month March 3-5! See below for details!

Lamy/Filofax Event 2/25/17- Federalist Pens

Posted by Federalist Frank on 2/5/2017 to News

The Lamy/Filofax Event! 

Hosted by Federalist Pens and Paper 

Saturday, February 25th

11:00-2:00PM 

Dave and Busters

NE Philadelphia

(Franklin Mills Mall)

Happy New Year! New Newsletter!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 1/5/2017 to News
Happy New Year!

Here's to another exciting new year of pen pals and great deals! I hope the new year brings health and luck to you and yours!
Click below for the first issue of my new newsletter! I have copied it here for your reading enjoyment (Customers also get to see our newsletters by direct email)!
Looking forward to the new products we will carry this year, as well as upcoming pen shows! Join us in Philly next weekend at our "Home Show"!

Regards,
Federalist Frank


Holiday Sale!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 12/3/2016 to News

Season’s Greetings from Federalist Pens!

www.federalistpensonline.com 

Holiday Sale 2016

 Store Wide sale going on now, thru December 31st !

Save an additional 20% Off with Coupon Code “Holidays” at Checkout!

November Update/Report

Posted by Federalist Frank on 11/22/2016 to News
Greetings from The Federalist!

What a great November it has been for Federalist Pens!
(Read full Blog for more....)

NEW/Upcoming

Black Friday/Small Bizz/Cyber Monday! Coming this weekend!

We are again having a store-wide sale this coming weekend! Save 20% or more on all orders of $20 and up this weekend! From Black Friday 11/25 thru Cyber Monday 11/28, save on pen, paper, storage and ink products! Free US Shipping on orders of $99 or more!
I am the store- manager, webmaster, billing rep, shipper, blogger, sales rep (my brother at pen shows too..), customer service rep! ;-)
 Shop small business (Saturday) and local with Fed Pens! 

Looking forward to seeing you at the next pen show in Philly- our "Home Show" in January!

Thank You!
Federalist Frank

November Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 11/2/2016 to News
Greetings from Federalist Frank!

Fountain Pen Day is celebrated every first Friday in November!
Now in its fourth year, FPD is this Friday, November 4th!
Purchase from the site between November 4th to November 6th (Fri-Sun), and save an additional 10% off our already low prices!
Applies to all purchases of $20 or more- discount is applied automatically at Checkout!
Free US shipping on all orders of $99 or more! (US residents only)
International orders welcome! USPS Priority International rates calculated at Checkout!

We are hosting a Philly Pen Club "Brunch" on Saturday (11/5/16) in Cherry Hill, NJ to help celebrate FPD!
Come join us for coffee, tea, danish, pens and ink! We will be featuring items from Lamy, Pelikan, and Robert Oster Inks!
Earthdawn (Cary-FPD Sponsor) has provided us FPD "Swag" to give away this weekend! Join us to browse, buy, chat, and eat!!

We will also be attending the Ohio Pen Show 11/11-11/13 next weekend! This is our second Ohio Show! The show has an emphasis on vintage items, but new pens are also welcome! ....Good thing we feature both new and vintage pens! ;-)

October Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 10/23/2016 to News
Greetings from The Federalist! (Federalist Pens)

The end of the year is approaching, but the time for pen collecting is at it's yearly high point!
Fountain Pen Day is approaching on November 4th! www.fountainpenday.org
Celebrated worldwide every first Friday in November, most of your favorite pen stores sponsor this event with a discount.
Federalist Pens is happy to be included in this event (again), by offering an additional 10% off all purchases of $20 or more!
This is on top of our daily discounts! Don't forget our free US shipping on orders of $99 or more!
Last year, we extended this discount all weekend, and intend to do the same this year as well!

We are also sponsoring a "Brunch" thru The Philadelphia Pen Collectors Group that weekend!
Philly/Del/North and South Jersey Pen Pals are welcome to join us Saturday, November 5th at the Cherry Hill, NJ Panera Bread.
We will be featuring products from Lamy (50th An.), Pelikan, Venvstas, and Robert Oster Inks!
(see more on our Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/FederalistPens/  )

The Ohio Pen Show is also in November- November 11-13 at the Crowne Plaza Dublin, Ohio.
www.theohiopenshow.com This is one of the larger shows in the pen show "circuit".
Looking forward to our second year at that show!
(We are away 11/10-11/14 due to travel- order processing will be delayed- apologies in advance!) 

Continue to look for our "Deal of The Day" at our online store!
These extra discounts generally run for two days starting at Noon EST
(I find this an easy time to manage given my teaching schedule!)  ;-)

I have solved the issue at the site regarding International Shipping...
I had asked customers to contact me regarding costs in the past, but have now solved that issue with the help of my web store host.
USPS International Priority Shipping will now be calculated automatically at Checkout.
Given our low prices, you can still have item shipped worldwide without paying list price for higher end pens! ;-)

Regards,
Federalist Frank
Federalist Pens and Paper


August Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 8/24/2016 to News
WHAT A GREAT SUMMER!

August is coming to a close, and I just came back from a much needed vacation! I spent a week in Maine, after the DC Pen Show, getting ready for another school year.
I had never been to Maine before; It is a beautiful state with rocky coast lines, and beautiful shores! You can see some of the pics on our Instagram Page! (Federalist Pens)

This was the second pen show in DC, and it marked the beginning of our second year selling new pens as a retailer! It has been a very exciting, and fun year! This was/is a hobby which I like very much! It is very rewarding to see it turn into an exciting business venture. Some have said jokingly that I look like I am "having too much fun" at pen shows and such. The truth is, I AM having fun! Buying/collecting/selling pens is still exciting to me! Giving fellow pen enthusiasts a good deal, and sharing knowledge and interest is part of what makes this hobby great!

Happy Anniversary Fed Pens!!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 7/2/2016 to News
Greetings!

It's hard to believe a year has gone by already since the online store went "live"! Time sure goes by fast- Not to mention the months that were spent preparing the site to "open"!
Thank you for your business, and support over the past year!

We are Celebrating our one year anniversary all month long!
Enjoy an additional 10% discount on all purchases of $20 or more!
Discount automatically applied at checkout!
Discount applies to our "Deal of The Day" as well!


Federalist Pens- May Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 5/22/2016 to News

Greetings from The Federalist (Paper/Pen Blog)!

New Products this Year:
(Available Now)

- J. Herbin Inks/Pens
- Clairefontaine Notebooks/Coloring Books

- Napkin Forever Products
- Pelikan Pens

- Diplomat Pens
- Venvstas Paris Pens

- Regal Pens

March Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 3/31/2016 to News
Greetings from The Federalist!

We had two great pen shows in March- Both the Baltimore Show, and The Long Island Show were a success! A lot of pen pals traveled from all around the NE to come to these shows.
The Storm in Philly back in January kept many people at home, and many were hungry for good deals on pens, ink, and paper!

Lamy Pens has many new colors out/coming out in the near future! Pictured here is the LE "Charged Green" Al-Star Pen. There is a matching ink as well! Come see them at the site, and the Atlanta Pen Show in April! Also coming in April is the much anticipated Lamy Safari in the "Dark Lilac" color! Lamy USA has informed me that these pens will not be shipped until April 15th. I do not do pre-orders- so pens will be sold on a first come/first serve basis when they are in stock! I was hoping they would be in for the Atlanta Show! Also coming in the near future is the return of the Al-Star in Blue-Green (Think Teal!).

I am also in talks with the owner of Venvstas Pens,
About bringing his product to the US thru Federalist Pens! I took both this pen, and the Carbon T to both shows in March as a sample. There was a lot of interest, and some wanted to buy the samples! We answered questions, and handed out brochures for Venvstas Products. The Case in the above pic is Carbon Fiber! I will be ordering pen cases as well to sell separately! Stay tuned for more information on these great pens!

I am also preparing to add another BIG Pen maker to the Federalist Family- more on this in the near future!!

February Update

Posted by Federalist Frank on 2/27/2016 to News
Greetings from The Federalist!

A lot has happened in the last month at Federalist Pens and Paper! We are getting ready for two great pen shows in March, and we have added three great product lines as well!
The store is growing, and your support has made it possible!

New Products:

- Shop Napkin Made in Italy Products- Forever Pencils and 4.Ever Cambiano Desk Set. Available Now!
- J. Herbin Ink Products- 1670 Anniversary Ink and J. Herbin Nib Cleaning Solution On Sale Now!
- Clairfontaine Notebooks and Coloring Books! Now Available!!

All of these great brands have been added to the site! We are authorized dealers for all products from the above vendors. Contact us for more information!

Pen Shows-
We are going to the Baltimore-Washington Pen Show next weekend- March 4-6!

We are going to the Long Island (NY) Pen Show the following weekend- March 12-13!
Information at www.lipenshow.com

January Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 1/20/2016 to News
January Update!
Greetings Pen Citizens,

January is here- an new year of pen adventures! We are looking forward to a great year here at Federalist Pens! There are three pen shows coming in the first three months, and we are especially keen on the Philadelphia Pen Show coming up this weekend! This IS our "Home Show"! We may be a web-based store, but the Philly Metro Region (aka-The Delaware Valley) is home! We are based in Cherry Hill, NJ- less than 10 miles (20 minute drive) from Center City Philadelphia. 

Happy New Year 2016!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 12/31/2015 to News
Thank You for your support over the past few months. We are off to a good start since we "opened" in August. This is a project I have been working on over the past 12-18 months. I have been quiet on most pen forum sites, including my own, in this time frame. The goal for the new year is to be more active in pen forums, and do more social media work to help promote the pen store!

Holiday Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 12/21/2015
Greetings!

I wanted to say Happy Holidays, and THANK YOU to my loyal customers in making our first Holiday Season a success! 
2016 should be even better with more pen shows, new products, and good deals! Keep our store in mind for all you pen, paper, and refill needs!

Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2016!!

We are looking forward to the 2016 Philly Pen Show!   www.philadelphiapenshow.com
This will be Fed Pens first "Home Show"! New venue, new sponsor, and yours truly as a new retail vendor will help to make this show very exciting!
(Click on above link for show info!)


Regards,
Frank
Federalist Pens

November Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 11/23/2015 to News
Greetings!

A lot of info to share about November! We had a great Ohio Show. The show ran from November 12-15th in Dublin,Ohio. It was good to see pen pals from the forums, and to put forum names with faces! Many were surprised to see that I started retailing pens, as many had seen me marketing vintage only items on the forums and eBay over the years. It was like "Wow- you're Federalist Frank!" it shows you how influential social media can be! ;-)

Ohio Show/Glitch Fix!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 10/24/2015 to News
Hello Pen Pals! We have confirmed our tables for the upcoming Ohio Pen Show- November 12-15th in Dublin, Ohio. Looking forward to our first show in Ohio! You can see more at their site: www.theohiopenshow.com more......

October Update!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 10/12/2015 to News
Popular Pen products now categorized in sub menus from product main menu to make navigation easier! (Monteverde and Lamy Pens!) Also new is our "Specials" category! ..

Compliance/Compliments/Clarifications

Posted by Federalist Frank on 9/15/2015 to News
Greetings from "Federalist Pens and Paper"!

This article is in three parts- Compliance/Compliments/Clarification.
I have divided it into categories that are relevant, concise, and comforting.
This is to let both our current customers, and potential customers know that we are striving to make your shopping experience a pleasant experience!

(Continued) 

RESTOCK Sale!

Posted by Federalist Frank on 9/2/2015 to News
The Store has been restocked from the DC Show (Near) Sellout! ;-) Our Lamy Stock is back, along with Taccia and Laban. Look for generous store discounts on these items!

DC Show!!

Posted by "Federalist Frank" on 8/21/2015 to News
Last weekend's DC Show was a success for Federalist Pens! I have been going to this show for the past 10 years as a collector. This was the first time I went there as a vendor, and I was even more amazed by this show! Knowing this is the biggest pen show in the U.S., I knew we had to make a good first impression. I was (still am...) psyched about the encouraging words and comments from "Pen Pals" on the forums. Thank You! :)