Tuesday, July 5, 2016

[CLOSED] SUMMER GIVEAWAYS: GIVEAWAY #1



I try to do a giveaway whenever there's something that needs celebrating, and boy there's stuff to celebrate today (well actually I'm a bit late but who cares right?): The Pencilcase Blog turned 3 last month, and our Instagram page reached the 5k followers milestone! That's what I call reason to celebrate, so let's do just that!

With the help of my lovely sponsors Appelboom, La Couronne Du Comte, Penworld and Fontoplumo, I planned a series of giveaways in the upcoming weeks, with well over 300 dollars worth of prizes to give away!  Sound good? Well let's get to it then!

The first giveaway, sponsored by La Couronne Du Comte, will be for a package containing a Lamy Al-Star Bluegreen fountain pen (F nib) and a bottle of Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink! WANT TO WIN? JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. TELL ME WHICH PRODUCTS YOU'D LIKE TO SEE REVIEWED HERE IN THE FUTURE! The giveaway is open worldwide as always!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! winner will be announced shortly!



THE FINE PRINT:
  • Contest is open WORLDWIDE!
  • The competition starts 05-07-2016 and ends 11-07-2016.
  • DO NOT COMMENT ANONYMOUSLY! Comments left by 'unknown' can't be picked as a winner! 
  • The winner will be announced after the contest closes. The winner has one week to get in touch after the giveaway closes, failing to do so will result in a new winner being picked.
  • The winner is chosen at random, using random.org. 
  • Only one comment per person allowed, please play fair! It takes a short while to show your comment, wait and refresh the page before commenting again to prevent double comments!

124 comments:

  1. What a wonderful giveaway :)

    I'd like to see a review of the best notebooks to use with fountain pens.

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  2. I'd love to see low-to-midrange pen reviews! And ink reviews, of course!

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  3. Wow is that a generous giveaway! I'd love to see you review more sub $50 pens, just because your discerning eye can really pick them apart and bring up issues and perks of different options. That, and more ink reviews, I'd love to hear your opinion on the new Organics Studios line and other companies like Diamine and Callifolio.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a bit curious about the Leuchtturm1911 notebooks and pads that are compatible with the whitelines app. It would be awesome if you could review those!

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  5. Thanks for the generous giveaway and congratulations on your year and follower milestones. I'd be interested in reviews of school pens beyond the Safari and in the Callifolio inks as well.

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  6. Thank you for this giveaway and congratulations !!!

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  7. I like to see pens that aren't wildly expensive. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. The Pilot Iroshizuku ink range please!

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  9. Yeppie!! If it's possible to make twsbi review (and if there are any FPs with similar filling mechanisms).

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  10. Visconti homo sapiens bronze! Only because it is quite high on my grail pen list ;)

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  11. Test of notebooks for fountain pens would be nice. Also comparisons of the same pen with different nibs.

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  12. Great giveaway! I'd like to see a review between some European makers and Asian makers to see more of the differences in terms of line variation.

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  13. I would like to see a review of the Montblanc Starwalker. Thanks a lot!

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  14. I'd love to see sub-$50 fountain pens reviewed so I can feed my passion without breaking the bank. Thanks and Congratulations.

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  15. I would like to see more reviews for pen accessories like pen cases and cleaning products.

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  16. I would love to see a twsbi review also of course ink reviews and thank you for this opportunity

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  17. I would love to learn about different music nibs, price range, and which pens might be possibilties to accept them. I would love to give one a try, but have no idea where to start. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  18. Thank you so much for running the giveaway!

    I would love to see more ink reviews and some notebook reviews as well.

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would love to see a review of the new Lamy Lx when it will be released.

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  20. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I would love to see a review on how certain pens patina over time...

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  21. What awesome giveaways!
    I'd love to see comparison reviews for inks like J. Herbin's 1670 line and Diamine's Shimmertastic - would be nice to show the sheens in detail (:

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  22. Thank you for the chance and congrats. I would love to see more ink reviews and sub $100 range pens.

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  23. I'd like to see reviews of notebooks and more affordable pens. :)

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  24. There is some real chemestry on this blog, I'd be very interested to see some vintage pens on here. Maybe some more technical articles delving in some of the technological developments between different iterations. Just a suggestion though, I love the blog as it is right now!

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  25. Thanks for putting on a great giveaway! I'd love to see a review of the Karas Kustoms Ink, or anything Pilot.

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  26. Would love to win this for my wife!

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  27. I love those colors! Would like to see TWSBI reviewed.

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  28. Please review the Pilot Pro Gear II!

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  29. Thank you for the giveaway. I would like to see your everyday carry combinations - pen, pencase, notebooks?

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  30. Awesome giveaway! I would love to see the best shading inks reviewed!

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  31. Awesome giveaway! I would love to see some reviews on pens made by Delta. They seem to always be coming out with pens that peak my interest.

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  32. Thank You for this wonderful giveaway. I would like to see reviews of Schneider FP

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  33. There's a new player in the ink game & they seem to be getting a lot of attention lately, Robert Oster Inks. They are an Australian brand that have a wide range of colours & you don't have to sell the family heirlooms to buy a bottle. I have a couple of bottles but as a bit of a newbie to the fountain pen world, I'd like to get a more informed opinion. Perhaps I could try more of the inks in the Lamy Al-Star if I win it as I don't own a Lamy anything yet! �� Thanks for the chance to win ��

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  34. First off, thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    I would love to see a review of the new Lamy Lx pens once they're released. I'm curious to learn more about them, because as of right now I'm kind of underwhelmed. Would be interested to see them compared to the regular Al-Star line.

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  35. I'd like to see some more sailor pens reviewed! Great job and great giveaway! Thank you and lacouronne du comte

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  36. I'd love to see a review of a namiki maki-e pen can't seem to find one where someone actually uses it!

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  37. Personally I'd like to see more pencils reviewed - especially wooden pencils!

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  38. Hi! I would definitely love to see reviews of lower end pens such as Chinese pens. Thank you!

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  39. I'd like to see more Diamine reviews! They have so many colors, and people seem to always review the same few.

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  40. Thanks for putting this together! Congratulations on your successes! <3

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  41. i would like to see a review lf the twsbi vac mini, a pen I want very much.

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  42. The KWZI inks are intriguing - it'd be interesting to see more of them reviewed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. I would like to see more reviews for which inks work with which pens and which papers.
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  44. I'd love a review of the marumam paper and their range of notebooks that may have different types of paper? Who knows, will need to see your review to find out! ;P

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  45. I'm interested in pocket-sized, petite, or compact fountain pens, so I'd love to see a review of some of these, or maybe a listing of the best examples in different price ranges? Thanks!

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  46. Thanks for celebrating your milestones with these giveaways. I would appreciate learning more about Waterman and Aurora pens. I see good things about them, but there are not many reviews.

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  47. I would like to see a review of the Lamy 2000 50th anniversary fountain pen.

    Hopefully I haven't submitted more than once. I've had trouble commenting for some reason.

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  48. More reviews of pens in the $50-100 range as well as roundups of flex or soft nibs, or piston fillers, that fit in the same price scale.

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  49. How about reviews of the "new" (reissued) soon-to-be released Sailor inks? Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tina

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  50. I think some (more) paper/notebook reviews and what inks/pens work with what papers.
    Maybe some EDC kinda stuff.
    The quality you provide is high already, keep it up.

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  51. Thanks for the opportunity!

    I would like to see reviews of more bespoke stuff if possible!

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  52. Hello i would like to see the review of diamine inks. Thank you

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  53. I would like to read about something broad and reasonably priced :)

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  54. I'd love to see more reviews of Sailor pens and inks!

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  55. How about a review of Diamine's Asa Blue ink?

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  56. Some thoughts on the Pelikan Stola III - thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Would like to see some reviews of Organic Studios inks since they just came back.

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  58. Great giveaway, thanks!

    The Pilot Capless (Vanishing Point) series is a bit out of my price range, but I'd love to see a review of it here.

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  59. Thank you for the opportunity. I know there's tons of reviews on the Pilot Metro, but another one wouldn't hurt :)

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  60. Very nice giveaway! I'm always interested in seeing more reviews of notebooks.

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  61. Thanks for this. I'd love to see flex nibs reviewed. Specifically a "how to start" post on products for beginners and perhaps a little tutorial.

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  62. I'd like to see a review of the various notebooks featuring Tomoe River paper...or similar alternatives. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to see more budget pen reviews.

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  64. Woo! I like reviews of super cheapo pens

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  65. Thanks for the opportunity! I'd love to see reviews of anything from the modern Wahl-Eversharp company - pens, inks, whatever.

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  66. How about reviews of some Indian pens?

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  67. Here I go! I would like to win these lovely things!

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  68. I enjoy your style of writing about stationery goods. I would really like to see some reviews of modern italian pens (Aurora, Visconti) and Caran d'Ache / St. Dupont. On the other hand i think it would be interesting if you would take some time to check some chinese and - especially - indian pens. Sometimes they're interesting. Renga or Fosfor offer nice, carefully made pens that appeal to many FP afficionados. It would be interesting how you enjoy them, especially compared to meticoulously crafted pens like Conid, MB, Pelikan that you've already reviewed. Graf von Faber-Castell ink line reviews would be welcome to :)

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  69. Such a nice pen and ink combo! I'm always interested in storage options, both for storing pens and other supplies at home and on the go, so I would like to see more pen and pencil cases and boxes.

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  70. I'm in! Would like to read a review of Sailor inks.

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  71. I'm always interested in more paper reviews. I keep running into paper that feathers really badly, particularly when using dip pens.

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  72. I would love to see more reviews of pen cases, whether portable or for-display! :)

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  73. Please review about Kaweco Dia2. Thank you.

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  74. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I think some more pencil reviews, perhaps? I love most of the content you have, but I noticed that you don't have many pencil reviews. At least not lately.

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  75. Pen review? How about the Lamy 2000 OM nib, my favorite nib, doesn't get much love.

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  76. I would like to see you review different kind of notebooks!
    minuhno@gmail.com

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  77. I always love ink reviews! Great giveaway, thanks.

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  78. Very nice!
    How about a review of pens in the 'next step after beginner ' range? Things like Platinum 3776 and others in that range.

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  79. Thank you for the opportunity!
    I would like to see a review of the pilot fountain pens!

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to read a review of the Lamy Lx

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  81. Thank you for the amazing chance!

    I'd love to see some fountain pen-friendly paper and notebooks reviews!

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  82. I absolutely love this color! Really astonishing!

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  83. I'd like to see more notebook reviews. Also, I wonder about inkless pen
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  84. I'd like to see a review of Montegrapa fountain pens also a caligraphy learning book.

    Thanks

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  85. Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue is a great color and who doesn't love a lamy al-star.

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  86. I would like to see a review of top fountain pens for shading inks and inks with a lot of flake in them. Thanks!

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  87. Thanks for a great giveaway again!

    I'd like to see some post cards reviewed that are FP friendly.

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway. Good job with the blog. Hope to see reviews of more middle tier pens 50-75usd!!!

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  89. Love all ink reviews! I'm new to fountain pens, so the more inky reviews the better.

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  90. This is one nice giveaway! Specially considering that none of those items are available where I live(Brazil). Well, I hope I get lucky.

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  91. This is one nice giveaway! Specially considering that none of those items are available where I live(Brazil). Well, I hope I get lucky.

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  92. I really enjoys using the Lamy Safari and it would be great to get the ink

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  93. I like pen reviews, but I'm an even bigger fan of ink reviews (I'm much more inclined to buy ink). I'd be particularly interested in European inks that I'm less likely to know about- Akkerman, Callifonio, KWZ etc

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the Anniversary! As Visconti is one of my favorites, I always like to see what they are offering. Eep up the good work!

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  95. A review of Akkerman inks would be fantastic! And congrats on the milestones. :D

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  96. Sweet giveaway.
    It would be nice to see something like a contest between some inks from the same color family.

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  97. Sweet giveaway.
    It would be nice to see something like a contest between some inks from the same color family.

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  98. Beautiful fountain pen and beautiful ink, wonderful!!!

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  99. I'd like to see the best starting pens for those new to fountain pens. Those that are lower cost, but still decent quality and easy to use.

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  100. I would like to see a review of the pilot Justus 95. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. Thanks for doing the giveaway...a very nice set of items. As for future reviews, I'd love to see more ink reviews, especially comparing premium inks, like the GvFC, to their less expensive counterparts.

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  102. Thanks for doing the giveaway...a very nice set of items. As for future reviews, I'd love to see more ink reviews, especially comparing premium inks, like the GvFC, to their less expensive counterparts.

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  103. I would love to see a nib cleaning tutorial + paper/notebook reviews. Great giveaway!

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  104. Congrats on your blog milestone and thanks for the giveaway. I'd like to see a review of paper including weights, finishes and how ink reacts. Thank you

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  105. Thank you for the opportunity!
    I'd like to see a comparison and thoughts on the KWZ Blue line of IG inks, and (when it comes out) the TWSBI Bamboo fountain pen. Looking forward to more reviews!

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  106. I'd love to see reviews of the most common 'grail' pens. Thanks!

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  107. I am truely excited. Thank you for sharing this with us. I would like to see a Lamy CP1 (M) and your favorite blue ink.

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  108. Thanks for a chance at this pen and ink. Both would be new to me. I'd like to see pens that compete in the TWSBI range. I always like ink reviews, particularly if comparisons are included. I enjoy reading about hand-made pens and lesser-known companies.

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  109. I would like to see a review on Franklin Christoph fountain pens or inks, and perhaps different types of traveler's notebooks (e.g. Galen leather, ChicSparrow, etc.)!

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  110. Thank you! I'd like to see some pilot products reviewed :)

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  111. I would like to see a review of ST Dupont fountain pens . Thanks a lot!

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  112. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to see reviews of items for the desk or study. Everything from pen holders to study lamps to bookshelves.

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  113. My favorite Lamy color! Thank you very much for the give away :)

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  114. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Lamys, so far my favorite pens. I would like to see more and more ink reviews. I cannot afford to buy all of them, I like to read them all:)

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  115. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'd be very interested in some vintage pens on here! Thanks!

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  116. Thank you for the giveaway. I would like to see the review of KWZ Iron Gall Ink series. I was curious on how strong is its water resistant.

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  117. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to see reviews of not so famous pens that are new to most of us.

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  118. I'd love to see you review the Pilot 912 with the Waverly nib.

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  119. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for this!

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  120. Spectacular giveaway! I love the Al-Star color, but the ink is absolutely special!!

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