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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Entry in Roll of Freemen
« on: June 06, 2024, 08:40:23 PM »
I hope thst it is of some interest.     
It is indeed of great interest.
I could easily work alongside of you in a quiet place and time.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Entry in Roll of Freemen
« on: June 05, 2024, 09:39:10 AM »
Entry in Roll of Freemen
@Ken Fraser
I'm always curious to know what, if any, preparations you make when inscribing a book (like pencil guidelines, test of paper, etc.). The pressure to not make a mistake must be considerable.

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian Rose14
« on: June 01, 2024, 09:23:25 PM »

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Cursive in the newspaper
« on: May 31, 2024, 03:51:43 PM »
Within two weeks, three mentions in the comics of cursive. Interesting.

Show & Tell / Re: Stylistic composite
« on: May 28, 2024, 08:44:18 PM »

You might like the vintage bronze G303's better than the modern ones (blue)(post WWII)--less scratchy and better quality control.
@AnasaziWrites I found vintage 404ís for sale, would you have any idea of how they compare to the vintage 303ís? Thank you.
I find the 303 to be a little sharper and more flexible than the 404, and both can be used to great effect for Copperplate (as shown by Ken Fraser). The 404 was recommended to me years ago as the better for beginners, as it does not require quite so light a touch. Vintage 404's are more readily available as well.

OOOh - I have never seen a bronze one!
@Erica McPhee
Oh, let me clarify:  I'm referring to the color of the nib here, not the metal from which it's made. All the nibs are steel (of different composition).
If you really haven't tried the earlier nibs, let me know--I'll send you some.

Check out this thread for comments on the older nibs, replies 9 through 11.

You might like the vintage bronze G303's better than the modern ones (blue)(post WWII)--less scratchy and better quality control.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Shimmer Inks
« on: May 21, 2024, 04:33:20 PM »
How about you? I know you liked that "Fortune's Gold" a lot.
Does anyone else have a wish-list?
Yes, Fortune's Gold is on the list--it has a slightly greenish aspect to it, like green gold (the metal), which my other golds don't have. I also like Glacier,  Sugar Snap, and Bucks Fizz, but have no idea how I would use up a big bottle of them.

2024 Exchanges / Re: An Important Message About Exchanges
« on: May 21, 2024, 04:19:45 PM »
The week for mail from America

Mike - I am in your debt. Thank you so very much for the nibs. They arrived yesterday. They will be going into my posh pens for sure.
Not that I can do much, but if there is ever anything you wish for from this side of the pond, please don't hesitate to ask.


Today, I received the Valentines exchange card. The card will be going straight into my writing box. Thank you so much.

Well, @Mark T , the card I sent you for the Valentine's Day exchange has set a new record for slow delivery. It was mailed on January 23, 2024, so 17 weeks to get to you.
The nibs went out on April 17, taking a mere 4 weeks, 5 days.
It used to take about a week to get something to the UK, but since the USPS has been modernizing it delivery system here in Atlanta, it's a miracle anything ever gets delivered. USPS is pausing its "improvement" processes as of this month, delaying them until 2025, so we may see some improvement soon. Apologies for the great delays.

(As an aside, if there are any others missing exchange letters from me, I guess there is still hope)

Write on.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Shimmer Inks
« on: May 20, 2024, 05:23:52 PM »
Do you know if the larger bottles of the 2024 Invent inks are available yet? I haven't seen them.
Are you going to get any larger bottles?

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Cursive in the newspaper
« on: May 20, 2024, 09:27:47 AM »
For your enjoyment.

Fabulous! Love seeing these again!
You're perhaps the only one left on the forum who saw each of these when they first were done (other than my wife, who always gets an envelope from every exchange). Glad you still like them.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Too many people....
« on: May 20, 2024, 09:19:34 AM »
Too many people.......
So true.
Beautifully done.

Ah, flowers are perhaps my favorite things to photograph, and quotes abound to go with them. Flowers have been a topic for the forum exchanges many times. Here's a few from the last ten years.

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