An Opportunity

A pen friend got in touch after last week’s sales posts. He’s a Montblanc enthusiast too and, after we caught up about our collections and our changing preferences, he reminded me about a Montblanc-themed opportunity I was going to pursue last year. My new job got in the way, and I’ve subsequently pivoted away from Montblancs, but I think the opportunity is still there. This post is going to lay it out, in case somebody else feels like giving it a shot.

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Pens for Sale

In case you’re curious, I’m not leaving the hobby. I still use my pens and keep up with events in the pen world, mostly via The Pen Addict newsletter as well as the Goulet Pens and Macchiato Man blogs. But it’s time for a change.

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Merry Christmas

Well, it’s been about six weeks since I went on hiatus and I have to say: life is good. The new job is going superbly, the work is challenging and interesting while my colleagues are friendly and supportive. The new city is growing on me too, especially as I get used to a climate with four seasons rather than two. I’ll make a decision about the blog sometime in the new year, there’s good reasons for and against. For now though, I’m just going to enjoy the break. 

I hope that you’re all getting a bit of a break in the coming week, spending some time with people you love and doing things you enjoy. Merry Christmas and I wish you well for the New Year.


After almost three years of Pen Economics, I’ve decided that it’s time to step back. It’s not because I’ve lost interest in the blog or our wonderful community, but because I’m about to start working a new job in a new city. That’s where my time and my focus need to be. 

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Pelikan Pricing

Over at the Pelikan’s Perch, Dr Danley had an interesting post recently, where he points out that Pelikan prices are unexpectedly falling in the US. You’ve probably seen the post, along with some of the discussion it’s prompted, but I’d recommend having a read if you haven’t already. And if you’re not already subscribed to his blog, you should rectify that while you’re there! Then come back here, as his post has got me thinking. 

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