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Get Thee (Back) to a Pen Show! (#35)

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Get Thee (Back) to a Pen Show! (#35)

June is just about here! The first pen show since March, 2020 is just two weeks away! The Raleigh Pen Show (Triangle Pen Show) will be the first show of 2021! This will be one of about 10 shows this year (We plan to attend all remaining shows except Denver, Dallas, and SF Show), and the enthusiasm on Social Media could not be better! The DC Pen Show will also occur at the scheduled time in early August. I will go to both The Commonwealth Show (Boston) and (TBD) Chicago Pen Show in September! Chicago is the only one of...

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Federalist Pens Papers#34 (New Brands/Products!)

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Federalist Pens Papers#34 (New Brands/Products!)

Store News Federalist Pens continues to bring you new products and features! This year- we added Quadpay, along with PayPal's "Pay in 4" feature! Both allow you to spread your purchases over four easy payments. Dealers get paid ahead in full, while both entities charge your credit card merchant four equal payments.  We also added a "Subscription" Service for both Inks, Ink Samples, and Stationery! Like Samples? We allow you to buy your first samples- then 30 days later, get different colors from the same brand thru the "Rapid Refill" Program! You can also do this with bottled inks! Even...

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Goodbye 2020! Hello to a Better Year! (Fed Pens#33)

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Goodbye 2020! Hello to a Better Year! (Fed Pens#33)

A Year in Review I would be a fool to say that 2020 was a good year. I hope that everyone who reads this is well, and that they (and their loved ones) have all been safe this year. Needless to say- many of your fellow pen pals have changed the way they buy/use/deal in the pen hobby. Everyone is hopeful for a speedy distribution of vaccines, and returning to a Pen Show in 2021. I celebrated my fifth anniversary as a pen retailer in 2020. It was supposed to be my best year to date. I'm sure that fellow...

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Federalist Pens Papers #32 (New Products!)

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Federalist Pens Papers #32 (New Products!)

Still Online Only-Still Growing! Greetings Pen Pals! It has been a tough year.. Covid19 is a concern, and we express our best wishes for everyone's health and safety! The last 2020 pen show to run (with no interruption) was the Long Island Show back in March, and all shows since then have been cancelled. The Detroit Pen Show is still on the schedule for November, but that looks unlikely given the situation. It is quite possible the first show back could be either Baltimore or Long Island in March(One Full Year!)! Most stores/dealers have adapted. Online sales are growing! Many...

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The Federalist Pens Papers #31 (Precious Metals & Pens?)

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The Federalist Pens Papers #31 (Precious Metals & Pens?)

Gold/Silver and Pens Should you be concerned with the increase in gold and silver?  The answer depends on what pens mean to you, as well as other factors. I am going to approach this topic from different viewpoints... (If you have been paying attention- Silver has more than doubled this year. Gold is up more than 80%- will double at 2400 per oz! Palladium is at 2400) As a buyer- Obviously it is going to cost me more in the near future to buy any collectible that is adorned with Gold, Silver, Platinum, etc.. Of course if you intend to...

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