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January, 2013

Stocks gain amid US holiday - Astrid Business iAfrica.com, January 22, 2013

Richemont Sales +5% in December Quarter -IDEX Online, January 21, 2013

South African stocks fall as Richemont wilts -Reuters.com, January 21, 2013

Richemont Misses Forecasts On Weak Asia Sales -Jacob Wolinsky, ValueWalk, January 21, 2013

UPDATE 3-Richemont points to China slowdown, spooks sector - Astrid Wendlandt and Emma Thomasson, globalpost, January 21, 2013

Richemont Posts Higher Sales In Q3 - RTTNews, January 21, 2013

MONTBLANC : Le stylo Albert Einstein - Sandra. P, Gemme Fashion, January 21, 2013

Premiummarke Montblanc - inar.de, January 21, 2013

Richemont: The creative and the money man join forces - James Shotter, FT.com, January 20, 2013

A fountain of knowledge on putting pen to paper - Patrick Skene Catling, IrishTimes.com, January 19, 2013

Montblanc Kicks Off First U.S. Pop-Up Shop - Rachel Stone, Fashion Broadway World.com, January 18, 2013

Luxury stores pop up in hotels for inauguration - Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY, January 17, 2013

Montblanc homenajea a Einstein con una estilográfica de lujo - Miguel Ángel Villar, Dinaster, January 17, 2013

Pelikan Pen: Fahrney’s Pens to Award Pelikan Fountain Pen to Handwriting Contest Winner in Celebration of National Handwriting Day - timesunion.com, January 17, 2013

Montblanc launches limited edition writing instrument Pablo Picasso - Hindustan Times, January 17, 2013

Nouvelle édition limitée Montblanc - Cécile Michel, Les Echos, January 16, 2013

DSF 2013: Bentley Mulsanne worth Dh1.3m, but Montegrappa 18k gold pen costs Dh3.1m - Parag Deulgaonkar, Emirates 24/7, January 16, 2013

The Dh3 million pen and other luxuries on display at the Burj Al Arab - Colin Simpson, The National, January 16, 2013

Montblanc Celebrate Obama’s Inauguration With Washington Pop-Up Shop - Valerie Jack, HauteLiving.com, January 16, 2013

Montblanc rend hommage à Albert Einstein - Florence, Gizmodo France, January 15, 2013

Montblanc pop-up at St. Regis Washington DC - Roger Scoble, Pursuitist, January 14, 2013

Writing instrument companies look at new sales channels - Sangeetha G., mydigitalfc.com, January 13, 2013

At Philadelphia Pen Show, artistry in hand as well as on paper - Richard Koenig, NewsWorks, January 13, 2013

The Brain Pen By Montegrappa Now Availabale From Webster's Pen Shop - Melodika.net, January 12, 2013

MyPromotionalPens.com Offers High-End Promotional Pens for Successful Branding - SBWire.com, January 11, 2013

ThePenGuy.com Donating 1% of Sales to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - MarketWire, January 10, 2013

Uni-ball® Upgrades Job Search With Mashable Digital Content Series - MarketWire.com, January 7, 2013

New Metal Promotional Pens from the Pen Warehouse will be the Top Promotional Gifts for 2013 - Digtal Journal, January 6, 2013

Quella firma è preziosa - MilanoFinanza, January 5, 2013

Albert Einstein homenajeado por la firma Montblanc - Maria SJB, Embelezzia, January 4, 2013

Montegrappa presenta una edición de lo más exclusiva: la pluma Centennial Dragon - Charlie, Embelezzia, January 4, 2013

Montblanc Sprouts a Patriotic Shop in the U.S. for the Presidential Inauguration - Ann Binlot, Blouin ArtInfo, January 4, 2013

Parker’s 5th Technology: A Classy Hybrid Pen - turlynet, January 4, 2013

Get Pinpoint Accuracy And Comfort With Adonit's Jot Pro Stylus - Christine Chan, AppAdvice, January 3, 2013

How about a Porsche? - Irene Seiberling, Leader-Post, January 3, 2013

Making a difference: Works of art - Soma Basu, The Hindu, January 2, 2013

Luxor expands into consumer products space - Sangeetha G., mydigitalfc.com, January 1, 2013

December, 2012

Hassan Chraïbi, DG de Kallista et Montblanc Maroc - Zakaria Lahrach, La Vie éco, December 31, 2012

America's signature for freedom series fountain pens lead Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments Sale - artdaily.org, December 31, 2012

The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note - Philip Hensher, The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2012

In praise of the write stuff - David Hayes, FT.com, December 28, 2012

Carving a legacy - Jeanne Millsap, The Herald-News, Chicago, IL, December 26, 2012

Diamond-studded pen a big draw at Hyderabad book fair - The Times of India, December 26, 2012

Survivors Of Time — A pen for your thoughts - Anusha Parthasarathy, The Hindu, December 25, 2012

Limited Edition Diamond Pens Launched - The Israeli Diamond Industry, December 24, 2012

Montegrappa Unveils a Million Dollar Centennial Dragon Pen - StupidDope, December 24, 2012

Lost a fountain pen nib, shared some Janesville stories - Steve Knox, GazetteXtra.com, Janesville, WI, December 22, 2012

Handwriting that’s not on a wall - Nathalie Atkinson, National Post, December 20, 2012

My Promotional Pens Announces Top Quality Promotional Pens at Low Cost - SBWire, December 18, 2012

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature announces First Fiction Adult Writing competition to run in partnership with Montegrappa - AMEInfo.com, December 13, 2012

ECM Libra buys 7% of Pelikan - Azli Jamil, FMT News, December 12, 2012

Want a Stylus with a Pen? Try the InTuition Pen/Stylus – a Kickstarter Project - Emily, PadGadget.com, December 12, 2012

Famed Montegrappa and Omas Fountain Pens and Inks Now Available Locally in Canada Through Fendrihan.com - SFGate.com, December 11, 2012

Global Stationery Products Industry - MarketWatch, December 10, 2012

Local fountain-pen manufacturer is an industry leader - Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, December 9, 2012

Wacom to release two new stylus pens for Android and Windows 8 tablets - Doug Drinkwater, TabTimes, December 4, 2012

Parker presents a new innovative product line, Parker Insignia, to India - Santanu Ganguly, India Education Diary, December 3, 2012

The write stuff - Himani Chandna Gurtoo, Hindustan Times, December 2, 2012

Türkler kalem sevmez dediler! (Turkish) - Asli Öktener, AKSAM.com, December 2, 2012

Montblanc Freedom Series limited edition fountain pens writing up to $30,000 apiece - AntiqueTrader.com, December 2, 2012

Writer's prize - Priyanka Sharma, Business-Standard.com, December 1, 2012

Montegrappa celebrates its 88th Anniversary - Live Trading News, December 1, 2012

November, 2012

Visconti’s New Van Gogh Self Portrait - Live Trading News, November 30, 2012

Comment: Forget Twitter, give me a good old fashioned fountain pen - John Taylor, Milton Keynes Citizen, November 29, 2012

The Dawning of a Wide Range of Aurora Fountain Pens Available on the Canadian Market - SFGate.com, November 29, 2012

UPDATE: Lee County officials dedicating efforts to causes of Fort Madison fires - WGEM.com, November 29, 2012

Seoul reveals poisoned pen plot - Leo Lewis, The Australian, November 28, 2012

N. Korean assassin armed with poison pens caught in Seoul - The Voice of Russia, November 27, 2012

The pen really is mightier than the sword: James Bond-style weapons used by a would-be North Korean assassin revealed by intelligence officers - Steve Nolan, MailOnline, November 27, 2012

ICEPEN combines a ballpoint pen and touchscreen stylus, looks great while doing it -Kyle Frost, Today's iPhone, November 26, 2012

'Poison' pen mightier than sword for would-be North Korean assassin - Paula Hancocks and K.J. Kwon, CNN, November 26, 2012

Poison Pen, Flashlight Gun Among North Korean Assassin's Toolkit (VIDEO) - Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post, November 26, 2012

Hero Pen plans to auction 49% stake - Chen Yang, GlobalTimes.cn, November 26, 2012

Gift Guide: The Pen Type-A - Romain Dillet, TechCrunch.com, November 26, 2012

Arnholt: Trusty fountain pen is back in hand - Mike Arnholt, Fayetteville Observer, November 25, 2012

Review: Cross Click Rollerball Pen - GourmetPens.com, November 23, 2012

Strong selection of fine writing instruments on the block at Bonhams this December - Artdaily.org, November 23, 2012

Montegrappa Batman Pens Now Avaialable From Webster's Pen Shop - Melodika.net, November 22, 2012

The Brain Pen By Montegrappa Now Avaialable From Webster's Pen Shop - Melodika.net, November 22, 2012

Dupont to make pens for Louis Vuitton - AsiaOne News, November 21, 2012

Ballpoint Universe is a game made with a ballpoint pen (also, computers and stuff) - Tom Sykes, PCGamer.com, November 20, 2012

Former Sheaffer Pen building suffers fire damage Saturday - Joe Benedict, Fort Madison Daily Democrat, November 19, 2012

Old Sheaffer Pen building damaged by fire - Joe Benedict, Daily Gate City, November 19, 2012

Sheaffer launches limited-edition jeepney pen - The Philippine Star, November 19, 2012

Saturday morning fire destroys one room of old Sheaffer Pen Co. in Fort Madison - Andy Devine, WGEM.com, November 17, 2012

Online Gift Super Store MyReviewsNow.net Announces New Cross Pen Holiday Collection - SacBee.com, November 14, 2012

Beautiful Japanese-Made Fountain Pens Make me Want to Learn to Write All Over Again - Philip Kendall, RocketNews24, November 13, 2012

Ohio pen exhibition near Columbus draws in crowds - The Review, November 12, 2012

Ohio Pen Show draws devotees from around the world - Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch, November 11, 2012

Ohio Pen Exhibition In Dublin Draws In Crowds - Associated Press, NBC4, November 11, 2012

The Rs 75-lakh pen - Priyanka Sharma, New Delhi, Business Standard, November 10, 2012

Ink-stained and loving it - Adelle Chua, Manila Standard Today, November 10, 2012

PENSRUS Pens Special Gift Collection of Engraved Pens for Holiday Season - MarketWatch.com, November 9, 2012

Montegrappa exhibits exclusive pen collection at The Luxury Review - Melody Ng, The Moodie Report, November 9, 2012

Montblanc opens new boutique inThe Avenues at Etihad Towers - United Arab Emirates, AMEInfo.com, November 7 - 2012

A small pen, but towering achievement - Rajahmundry, The Hindu, November 7, 2012

Pen Factory Announces Partnership With American Red Cross - Melodika.net, November 7, 2012

Pen show's got the write stuff for local collectors - Nate Ellis, ThisWeek Community News, November 5, 2012

A perfect day for his nibs.... - TulsaWorld.com, November 2, 2012

Penclic Mouse: Excellent Graphic Precision Through Ergonomic Design - gnom.es national news service, November 1, 2012

World-Class Designs from Acme Studio - Manijari Fergusson, HawaiiBusiness.com, November 1, 2012

Pens mark new line for Louis Vuitton - Lianne Gutcher, The National, November 1, 2012

October, 2012

Introducing the all New Serene Stylus pen. The World's Most Comfortable, Functional, Best Looking Stylus on the Market Offered on Kickstarter - SFGate.com, October 31, 2012

All-Ohio Pen Show set for Dublin Nov. 9-11 - Nate Ellis, ThisWeek Community News, October 30, 2012

The Writing Is On The Wall For Handwriting. Right? - Kit Eaton, FastCompany.com, October 30, 2012

Amazon's weirdest reviews - BeaumontEnterprise.com, October 25, 2012

Earlier News

June, 2012 Designer obsessed with London’s Gherkin crafts diamond and gold pen worth an ink-redible £27,000 - Amy Oliver, MailOnline, June 14, 2012

Janesville to lose another historic business - 8/4/09 examiner.com, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Fisher Space Pen Co. Launches Limited Edition Pen to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing - 7/16/09 Businesswire, New York, NY, USA

Fountain Pen Doctor Gets Rid of the Rough Stuff - 8/9/09 The Washington Post, Washington, DC, USA

Pen factory closure plan revealed - 7/16/09 BBC, London, UK

Over 100 job loses at Parker Pen Plant - 7/16/09 Sussex Express, Lewes, UK

Local Efforts to Save Main Street Bring In Traffic - 6/30/09 Wall Street Journal, New York, NY, USA

Police Secretly Investigating Olmert on "Pen Bribe" Suspicions - 7/18/06 IsraelNationalNews.com

Conway Stewart Westminster Teal Pen - 7/13/06 The Luxist, USA

New Pen Fits Hand More Naturally - 7/10/06 Ergoweb.com, Park City, UT, USA

Annual Forecasts to 2010 for the World's Stationery Products Market - 7/6/06 BusinessWire, USA

Identify the Key and Niche Players Operating in the World's Writing & Marking Instruments Market - 7/5/06 BusinessWire, USA

Pheasant and Sakura Pen - 7/3/06 The Luxist, USA

Getting the write stuff - 6/30/06 Japan Times, Tokyo, Japan

Conway Stewart Model 100 Icon Edition - 6/25/06 The Luxist, USA

Montblanc considers Vancouver, Montreal for new store locations - 6/24/06 National Post, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Father's Day Gift List: Top Ten Sports-Fan Gifts - 6/13/06 The Luxist, USA

The Mighty Pen - 6/7/06 TheStreet.com, USA

The DaVinci Code Pen - 6/4/06 The Luxist, USA May, 2006

Grayson Tighe Fifth Anniversary Pen - 5/11/06 The Luxist, USA

Inspired Collections For The 32nd America's Cup - 5/2/06 Servizi Nautica Online, Italy

Delta Indios Pens - by Deidre Woollard (RSS feed) Apr 30th 2006 The Luxist, USA

Cross to sell home office - 4/28/06 TMCNet, Norwalk, CT, USA

Pen Company Stock Watch


A. T. Cross - Yahoo Finance

BIC - Owns BIC and Sheaffer, Yahoo Finance

Newell Rubbermaid - Owns Sanford, Parker, Waterman, Yahoo Finance

Pelikan - Pelikan International Corporation Berhard, The Star, Malaysia

Richemont - Owns Cartier, Dunhill, Montblanc, Montegrappa, Yahoo Finance

Product Announcements


PenHero

Montblanc Great Characters: Albert Einstein Limited Edition 2013

Montblancʼs tribute to the genius of the worldʼs most revered scientist is the third in its Great Character series, begun in 2009 to honor great individuals of the 20th century who "created history with their groundbreaking work."

PenHero

Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco 2012

A true icon of the 20th century, Grace Kelly, who became H.S.H. Princess Grace, is remembered and revered for her classic beauty and her inimitable style in a collection of three writing instruments from Montblanc.

PenHero

The Montblanc Meisterstück Mozart Jewelry Collection

Montblanc has introduced a super upscale version of the "Hommage à Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" aimed at successful women, called the Montblanc Meisterstück Mozart Jewelry Collection.

PenHero

Montblanc Introduces Bespoke Nib Service 2012

Montblanc introduces a new Bespoke Nib Service, using software to analyze, record, and measure each individual's writing characteristics so that a customized nib can be prepared that fits the writer's unique style.

PenHero

Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 Limited Edition 2012

A new limited edition from Montblanc celebrating 100 years of Montblanc writing instruments and incorporating features and elements from many of the company's significant models in a modern interpretation.

PenHero

Porsche Design TecFlex Black 2012

Porsche Design brings black to the iconic TecFlex line, originally released in 1999, updated for release in November, 2012.

PenHero

Porsche Design Shake Pen Twist Black 2012

Porsche Design has released a new matte black twist model of the popular Shake Pen in October, 2012.

PenHero

Fountain Pens of Japan 2012

A review of Andreas Lambrou's latest tome, Fountain Pens of Japan, a huge lavishly illustrated coffee table book covering the history of the fountain pen and its industry in Japan from around 1880 to the present.

PenHero

Porsche Design Laser Flex 2012

Porsche Design is releasing several exciting new models in 2012, and one of the most intriguing is the new Laser Flex ballpoint pen. This new pen is expected to be released in November, 2012.

PenHero

Sheaffer Sagaris Writing Instruments 2012

Sheaffer announces the new Sagaris line, is due to be released at the end of October, 2012. The Sagaris will remind you of the Imperial and Triumph pen lines that began in the early 1960s and continued through many variations through the late 1990s.

PenHero

Classic Pens LB5 King Profit Themes 2012
Themes and colors chosen for the Classic Pens LB5!

PenHero

Classic Pens LB5 King Profit 2012

Finally, Classic Pens has the Sailor King of Pens as a Limited Edition - October, 2012 release!

PenHero

Sheaffer Ferrari Official Licensed Writing Instruments 2012

Sheaffer adds some vroooom to the line! Coming September, 2012!

PenHero

Sheaffer Prelude Signature 2012

A new upscale addition to the Prelude line!

Pen Show Calendar: November 2012

Ohio Pen Show
November 8-11, 2012
Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel
Columbus, OH, USA

Melbourne Pen Show
November 18, 2012
Malvern Town Hall (Banquet Hall) Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Australia

See the full 2012 calendar here.

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