The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Is Now Live!

Yes, it's hard to believe that it's that time of year again! The TGS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is up and ready for your perusal. Preferably I'd wait until after Thanksgiving, but several makers have told me that if you want to order a custom product (for example, a leather notebook cover from One Star Leather Goods or a pen stand from Dudek Modern Goods), they need plenty of lead time to ensure a timely December delivery. Other "small batch" products such as pen cases from Nock Co. or products from Baron Fig may sell out. 

Happy Holiday Shopping Season! 

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From the Vault: Vintage Pen Primer

When I'm on vacation (or an extended work trip), I'll typically prep at least one short post linking to some past content that still has relevance, and that newer readers of the blog might not have had the opportunity to enjoy the first time around. This week, I'll take a look back at my "Vintage Pen Primer" series, which offers my thoughts on the ins and outs of vintage pens. 

I've been thinking a lot about getting back into vintage to some degree, now that pen show season is in full swing, and the 2017 D.C. Pen Show is on the horizon. I'd like to find a "focus" for collecting, though, and not revert to the "little bit of everything" style I had assumed the last time I dabbled in vintage. Vacs, maybe?