First up – how’s everybody doing out there? Considering we all currently have zip codes inside the Twilight Zone, I’m almost afraid to ask. These fellows live on a shelf right next to my computer and they offer me sage advise on a daily basis. Before I post here, or on Facebook, send a text,… Continue reading Man, Have I Been Busy Listing In My Etsy Shop!!!
Welcome to a new week and I’ve got some fun things to show you today. I’ve been selling out of these book-style nib organizers in my shop (Old Raven on the Etsy platform) lately. In the past I’ve only made the model on the right which is decorated with reproductions of Antique Spencerian Penmanship book… Continue reading Pen Nib Storage and Organizer for Up To 40 Nibs – and It TRAVELS, Too
Good Day to All. I just got back from a wonderful morning hike up into the foothills which support the north side of my small town community. There was plenty to see, wild turkeys, a herd of mule deer, northern orioles, red tail hawks, cotton tail rabbits…just to name a few. I love my Idaho!… Continue reading Dip Pen Nibs & Storage Tins – Antique Stock and Upcycles
Greetings – how are you all doing? At least we have time to guiltlessly surf the net and I’ve been racking up some serious hours doing just that. It’s like going down Alice’s rabbit hole, don’t you think? Well in one of my searches I came across an amazing item that kind of made my eyes… Continue reading Antique Spencerian & Gillott Nibs
Hey everybody – how you doin’? I hope this post finds each and every one of you in good health and mental well being. Today, I have a new listing in my shop Old Raven on Etsy that I’m very excited about and though I know perhaps only a small percentage of the population will share… Continue reading Joseph Gillott’s Principality #1 Nib
It’s SPRING – yeah!!!! Daffodils, hyacinth and primrose are popping up everywhere. And sunshine…lemon yellow and warm…it just feels SO good. Today I’ve been working on switching out an old listing, updating it and adding two new listings in conjunction to it because WOW have I been collecting Antique Pen Nib Boxes. This collection represents… Continue reading Calligraphers – MORE Nib Storage Tins
Greetings to one and all. How’s your week going? Today I have on offer two sealed boxes of Waverley Pen (nibs). These nibs are over 100 years old so the odds that these boxes would still be unopened – astronomical! I’m sure to many this newest listing will pass as unimportant, but to the calligrapher… Continue reading Two UNOPENED Boxes of Waverley Pen Nibs
Hello and welcome. Today I listed a new treat for the Gillott Nib enthusiast. Gillott’s & Sons, for the uninitiated, was the top nib manufacturer throughout much of the period of dip pen use and popularity (roughly 1810 – 1920). This was a specialty marketing pack of nibs made for the Alfred Field & Co.… Continue reading Set Of Antique Gillott Nibs – Super Series