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 SHEAFFER Calligraphy
Sheaffer Calligraphy Fountain Pen
Sheaffer Pen Calligraphy Maxi Kit
This kit contains three No-Nonsense calligraphy pens with cushioned grips, one each broad, medium and fine nibs, 14 ink cartridges, three reusable grids, step-by-step instructions and tracing guide.
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 OSMIROID Calligraphy
osmiroid set
OSMIROID Calligraphy Fountain Pen
Beginning set with six nibs. Set also includes cap and barrel, ink cartridges, ink converter, instruction leaflet and 50 sheet pad.
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 Pelikan MC 120
Pelikan 120
pelikan capPelikan Calligraphy
Very nice 1980:s fountain pen for calligraphy.
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Sheaffer Calligrapher Prelude
Top quality Calligraphy Fountain Pen
with 3 nibs.
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Platignum Starter Set

PLATIGNUM starter set [Zoom in]
1 calligraphy pen, 4 nib units: fine, medium, broad, and B3 italic nibs
2 ink cartridges, converter and nib key

*Platignum pens I used to recommend the cheap Platignum Starter Set in my calligraphy classes for beginners. The pens are still available in some stores but I do not know for how long. The Platignum web site is down.
*Latest news
»The Italian owned Universal Group has opened a new UK headquarters at Hinchingbrooke Business Park in Huntingdon. Universal recently acquired the long-established business of pen manufacturer, Platignum, and is relocating from Royston to the state-of-the-art Huntingdon premises.« Business Weekly 20 October 2000.
»Strategic review identifies stationery and homewares not suitable to provide long term shareholder returns.« Mentmore Abbey 1995-96
»Abbey Storage is acquired by pen and stationery manufacturer Platignum who, under new Chairman Nick Smith, wishes to expand into high-growth service sectors. Platignum changes its name to Mentmore Abbey plc.« 1995

*Platignum history— Read a brief company history, taken from the Platignum web site in October 2000.


Platignum Desk set

PLATIGNUM desk set
3 calligraphy pens, fine, medium and broad italic nibs
3 ink cartridges


Platignum Lettering Set

PLATIGNUM lettering set
1 calligraphy pen, 5 nib units: fine, medium, broad, B3 and B4 gilt italic nibs
ink cartridge and converter


Platignum LetteringA Platignum lettering chart from 1973 is available at Michael A. Covington's website Covington Innovations.

Platignum*PLEASE NOTE: This web site is not affiliated with Platignum® Pens in any way. This is an independent site containing information about pens and calligraphy tools. The Manufacturer's website is closed.

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