Welcome!  Friday, November 4th is Fountain Pen Day.  All of us in the fountain pen community will be celebrating our mutual hobby.  To celebrate, I've decided to take one of the pens in my collection that doesn't see a lot of use (not because it's not a good pen, but just because I don't tend to ink it up often for whatever reason) and find it a new home.

That home could be yours!

The rules for entering to win are simple:

  1. You must enter by sending an email to fpday2016@lab1663.net.  Your email must include:
    1. The subject line "Fountain Pen Day 2016"
      1. If you have questions about the giveaway, please email fpday2016@lab1663.net with the subject line "FP Day Question".
    2. Your full name
    3. Your shipping address
      1. (Yes, this giveaway is open internationally.  But I'm located in the United States, so please be patient if you're an international winner, as shipping may take a little longer.)
      2. (A note about your personal information:  Your name, email address, shipping address, etc., will only be kept by me as long as is necessary to complete the giveaway.  I won't be giving your information to anyone else under any circumstances, and all of the emails I receive containing personal information will be deleted once the giveaway is over.)
    4. Your favorite song that has lyrics
    5. Your favorite color
  2. Your email must arrive in my inbox no later than 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) on Friday, November 4th, 2016.
  3. The winner will be chosen by random draw sometime in the evening hours (EDT) of Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
  4. The winner will be notified by email, and announced in the various threads and social media posts where this giveaway was announced.
    1. (Per my note above about privacy, the public announcement of the winner will only include your first name, last initial, and the city in which you live.  Your last name, mailing address, and email address will obviously not be included in any public announcement(s).)
  5. One entry per person

What do you get?  One lucky winner (and there can be only one, unfortunately) will get the following:

  1. One (1) fountain pen:
    1. Conklin All American
      1. acrylic body
      2. "Sunburst Orange" finish w/ gold-tone trim
      3. stainless steel nib (1.1mm stub point)
      4. cartridge/converter filling mechanism (standard international)
        1. standard international converter included
        2. One (1) standard international ink cartridge included (random brand and color out of my "big box o' cartridges", probably black or blue; but I will definitely make sure it's a standard international cartridge that fits this pen)
      5. Original packaging
  2. One (1) Rhodia No. 16 Dot Pad (black cover)
  3. One (1) ink sample (roughly 2ml; see the list of available choices here)
  4. A hand-written letter from yours truly, in which I will include a poorly-drawn doodle inspired by your favorite color and the lyrics of your favorite song.

That's all there is to it!  No strings attached, just a free fountain pen because it's a lovely pen that doesn't get enough attention in my collection.  I love it, it's a great writer and the material is stunning.  But it's sat in my pen case for far too long, and it's time to pass it along to someone who will appreciate it.

All of the items above are brand new (e.g. the notepad) or very gentle used (e.g. the pen, converter, etc.).  The pen has been inked, but was cleaned thoroughly before being stored.  I will inspect it before I send it out, and clean it again if necessary.  And although everything included in this give away is known by me to be in good condition and in working order, I probably technically have to say that everything is offered "as-is".

Some additional photos of the pen (although not a ton of them) can be found here.

Thanks for entering, and good luck!