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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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The Federalist Pens Papers #30 (5th Anniversary!)

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The Federalist Pens Papers #30 (5th Anniversary!)

5th Anniversary! It's hard to believe that five years have gone by already! I am so proud of what I have been able to accomplish in the past few years. I have grown from a handful of brands to over 40 brands since 2015. I am still a "One Man Pen Shop", and continue to grow my little corner of the Pen Bizz World! Enter Code "Fifth" at Checkout all July to Save 10% More on any purchase! "Fifth" joins over 10 more 10% Off Codes all over Pendom for my site! It's my way of supporting the hobby, and...

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Pen Shows/Courage/Gifts for Grads/Dads! (Fed Pens Papers#29)

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Pen Shows/Courage/Gifts for Grads/Dads! (Fed Pens Papers#29)

Pen Shows? We have now seen the sixth pen show affected by the Covid19 crisis- four have been cancelled altogether (Atlanta, St Louis, Miami, DC), and two rescheduled (Raleigh-AUG, Chicago-SEPT). It is not by accident that the DC show is called "The Supershow". It is the most important show of the year. Many dealers and vendors from around the world come to this event (some their only US show). The fact that is has been cancelled (without a reschedule date) speaks volumes. This show can literally "Make or Break" someone's year as far as profit/loss goes!I am not being selfish....

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