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 the seven shows that I referred too above that is new to Federalist Pens!
We will be adding a fifth table at Raleigh, and to all shows moving forward! We grew over the past year, and now have 50+ Brands! The picture above is from the Jan 2020 Philly Pen Show (Home Show), where I did have 5 tables. We had no idea of the rough 2020-2021 we would face soon after this event!
The Raleigh show is at the Crabtree Valley Hilton Garden Inn in Raleigh. The show will be June 10-13th, and will feature a Pen Auction on Saturday Night (TBA). Restrictions have been reduced in NC (100% Capacity with precautions). For more info- visit www.trianglepenshow.com
Lots of new Products! My Newsletter is long overdue! New Brands and Products have been added over the past year! One of my best page sources is here- https://federalistpens.com/collections/new-pen-product-specials
AYUSH Paper- One brand that I am very keen on is Ayush Paper! I am only one of a handful of dealers that have this product. When I say that this is among the most ink friendly paper out there- you can believe it! 100gsm Ink friendly in a variety of paper styles. They come as notebooks, and spiral-bound A4, A5, and pocket-sized pads! I have already sent this paper out to reviewers (Pengeek13, Margana-Inkophile, SusieG Studios, and Larry's Fountain Pens). All have featured its' praises on their blogs and channels! Learn more here- https://federalistpens.com/collections/ayush-paper-products
Pineider- releases a new "value" pen called the Metropolis! Constructed with their unique UR resin (Break/Crack Resistant), and comes in a variety of colors/nib sizes! Also comes in a "Kit" that allows you to personalize your pen! All of this with an amazing $108 List Price! Buy for under $90! (Converter not included)
Lots of new products coming later this year! New Products from Pilot (More Custom74 Colors), Lamy (Colors), Platinum (New Plaisir LE Colors), and others! Stay Tuned for more updates!
UPDATE- Lion Office Products (US Tomoe River Paper Distributor) officially announced Friday 5/28 that the factory has decided to cease production of all 52gsm paper. After retooling, and coming out with a different paper grade in 2020, the company has decided the best course of action is to continue making 68gsm paper ONLY. We will continue to offer 68g paper in the Endless Works Reporter Notebooks. We also have adequate supply of original 52gsm paper with both Official Tomoe River Pads and Nebula Notes- https://federalistpens.com/collections/tomoe-river-paper-products-new
All for now Pen Pals! Enjoy Reading Federalist Pens Papers #35! See You in July for our Anniversary Newsletter! Frank