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Where to Buy Online in the UK

There are a lot of options in the UK for buying stationery including some pretty good brick & mortar stores, but the best ranges tend to be dominated by the online stores that also tend to be slightly cheaper. I seem to spend a lot of money on fountain pens, pencils and paper so here's my recommend...

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Fosfor Bangalore

I didn't think that I had an inner hipster, but recently I have been hunting for small artisan companies that hand make fountain pens and either ordering interesting pens from them or going the completely custom route. My interest in the bigger name brands such as Pelikan or OMAS has wained and ins...

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Franklin Christoph Model 20

Franklin Christoph was founded in 1901 producing ceramic products, it was not until 2001 when they changed direction to become a designer and manufacturer of fine writing instruments such as the one featured here today.

Whilst other pen companies have innovated with different materials and colou...

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Parker Sonnet

As my first stationery related blog post on Dot-Cross-Dot I wanted to review my first decent fountain pen and now by far my longest owned pen. I received this Matt Black Parker Sonnet as a 16th birthday present in 2001 from my Dad's best friends Alan & Anita.

I spent my childhood looking at my...

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