Contest: WIN A Copy Of “Pelikan Limited and Special Editions 1993-2020”

September 1st came and went without much fanfare, but it was a rather notable day for me as it marked the seventh anniversary of the official launch of The Pelikan’s Perch blog. When I started this endeavor back in 2014, I never thought that it would grow into what it has become today. I was simply a guy who wanted to share my enthusiasm for the Pelikan brand with the community at large. The warmth of the response from my fellow enthusiasts continues to amaze and sustain me. I’ve gotten to interact with and help countless budding fountain pen enthusiasts along the way as well as contribute to broadening the knowledge base surrounding the brand. The Perch has always been my refuge, my outlet to relieve the stresses imposed by a very demanding day job, made all the worse since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. While I can no longer publish quite as often as I did in previous years due to the increased demands placed upon my free time, I do hope that you have continued to find the site informative and enriching. I have always striven to bring you the latest developments surrounding the Pelikan brand in a timely manner and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Everywhere we turn these days, there seems to be new tragedy vying for our attention. It is easy to get disheartened by the current state of global affairs. With seemingly little to celebrate these days, I wanted to take a moment and reflect upon the last year and thank new and old readers alike for their ongoing support.  I have appreciated the interactions from within the comments section of the blog as well as via e-mail because it is precisely that level of engagement that makes this labor of love so worthwhile.  It remains my goal to shore up the foundations of Pelikan knowledge and break new ground where I’m able.  I plan to continue to forbid advertising, refuse solicitation, and not accept gifted products of any type for review thereby allowing me to bring you as clean and bias free an experience as possible since there is nothing more important to me than the integrity of the blog.  As such, contests are far and few in between here at The Perch but the last few years have seen very successful giveaways in honor of the blog’s birthday which is my way of thanking you for your support. This year will be no different and I would like to present you with The Perch’s fourth annual anniversary giveaway.  Rather than a pen as has been the custom of year’s past, I have decided to gift one lucky reader a whole book full of them. I have secured a brand new copy of Michael Silbermann’s recent book, Pelikan Limited and Special Editions 1993-2020, that I offer up to the community with sincerest thanks. Read on to discover all of the details about how you might enter for a chance to win.

Pelikan Limited and Special Editions 1993-2020 details the last 27 years of Pelikan’s fine writing instruments over the course of 280 full color pages. This bilingual tome is the quintessential coffee table book, serving as a nice catalog for the company’s limited and special edition pens. There is also some supplemental bonus material that is sure to be of interest as well. The book retails in the USA for $110 and it is unclear just how many have been printed therefore these could be hard to find in the near future.


Here is how to enter;

1.  Click to subscribe to this site via e-mail (or your WordPress account if you have one).  You can use the link below or you can sign up via the widget in the side bar to the right.  Don’t worry, The Perch never spams you.  If you are already following the blog, you can skip directly to step 2.

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2.  Leave a comment below.  I would love to read about your feelings on the brand, how fountain pens and/or writing have helped you cope through the coronavirus pandemic, and/or what this blog has meant to you.  Perhaps you found a post particularly helpful or interesting. Maybe there is some bit of content you would like me to add to my list of topics to address in the future. This is your chance to let me know what you’d like to eventually see on the blog. Finally, let me know why you want to add this book of special and limited editions to your library.  The two steps outlined thus far will earn you one entry into the contest.

3.  Similar to the last two years, I will again allow one additional entry via the social media platforms of Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.  Pick whichever one you prefer.  All you need to do is make sure that you follow my blog’s social media account and then post a picture of your flock tagging me and using the hashtag #MyFlockForABook.  Caption it by telling me what you love about Pelikan.  If you don’t yet have any Pelikan pens, that’s OK.  Show me what you do have and tell me why you’re interested in trying a Pelikan.  Please make sure you’ve also left a comment below and not just on social media. 

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I hope that the instructions are straight forward and that the experience will be fun for everyone.  The contest will run from September 4th though the 25th and be governed by the rules set forth below.  Everyone 18 or older is welcome to participate (except residents of Quebec, Canada and where prohibited by law).  By subscribing to the site, you may choose to be alerted to new posts which will ensure you are up to date with all of the latest Pelikan news, events, and my own extensively researched articles not available anywhere else.  Please make sure to spread the word about this contest to anybody in your acquaintance who loves fine writing instruments before the deadline so that everyone can get in on the fun.


Contest Terms & Conditions

  • The contest will run from the time of the announcement on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, until midnight eastern standard time (23:59 EST) on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.  The winner will be notified via e-mail within 72 hours of the close of the contest.  They will then have 72 hours to respond before they forfeit the prize, and an alternate winner is chosen.
  • Only one winner will be chosen to receive a brand new copy of the book Pelikan Limited and Special Editions 1993-2020. The book will come in its original packaging, just how I received it.  The current US retail for this item is $110.  The prize is not transferable to another person.
  • The contest is open to people worldwide (excluding residents of Quebec, Canada and in countries where such a contest is prohibited by law) to persons age 18 or older.  Up to two entries are allowed per person in accordance with the instructions outlined above and below.  Myself, my family, or anyone else directly associated with The Pelikan’s Perch are excluded from consideration.
  • To take part in the contest, first click to subscribe to this site via e-mail or your WordPress account.  You can use the link above or sign up via the widget in the side bar to the right.  If you are already subscribed, you can skip to the next step.  Once subscribed, just leave a comment below letting me know your feelings on the brand, how fountain pens and/or writing have helped you cope through the coronavirus pandemic, and/or what the blog has meant to you. Finally, let me know why you want to add this book of special and limited editions to your library. Both tasks must be completed for an entry to be considered valid.  All comments are subject to review and approval before becoming valid entries.  In rare instances, a genuine comment may inadvertently be flagged as spam by Akismet and may not be available for consideration though every reasonable effort will be made to prevent that occurrence.
  • A single extra entry via the social media platforms of Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram will be available again this year.  Pick whichever site you prefer (or all three) but know that only one additional entry via social media is allowed.  To gain an additional entry; follow my blog’s social media account, post a picture of your flock tagging me, and include the hashtag #MyFlockForABook.  Caption it by telling me what you love about Pelikan.  If you don’t yet have any Pelikan pens, show me what you do have and tell me why you’re interested in trying a Pelikan. This is not a substitute for subscribing to the site and commenting on this page.   Any social media entries not following steps 1 and 2 above will not be considered.
  • The winner will have submitted a valid entry or entries and be selected by me based on the response provided below and/or via social media.  The judge’s decision is final.
  • Neither Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Slack, Pinterest, Reddit, nor any other social media entity is in any way associated with this contest.  This blog has no affiliation with Pelikan International and this contest is completely independent of that entity as well.  There is no sponsorship for this contest.  The book was purchased by Joshua Danley of The Pelikan’s Perch from a vendor for the sole purpose of this contest.  By providing your information on this forum, you are providing your information to me and me alone.  I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner via the United States Postal Service using whatever modality is most economical.  I will ship the book within 7 days of the winner being selected and confirmed.  I do appreciate your patience.  The winner’s response to my notification e-mail must include a valid shipping address.  The Perch is not responsible for misdirected or lost packages.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  Void where prohibited by law.  No purchase necessary.
  • Persons may only win one prize from this site within a 12 month period meaning the winner from the year prior (2020) is ineligible for this contest.
  • The Pelikan’s Perch reserves the right to publish the winner’s name to this blog.  Neither the blog nor its administrator can be held liable for lost/delayed e-mail, typographical errors, or technical failures.

Thank you for your entry and good luck to all!

56 responses

    • I’m going to be working on an update on that. I would say it’s a work in progress but reports are that the company seems committed to keeping production in Germany and investing in the plant.

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  1. I am always so excited yo read your blog as I love my birds. I love how unbiased you are when it comes to reviews and I learn so much from you about things I never considered before. This book looks amazing and I would love to add it to my flock of 40. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for what you contribute to the pen world.

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  2. Your blog has always helped me whenever I want to know more about purchasing new Pelicans. Thank you for all the energy you put into it.

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  3. The Perch continues to be irreplaceable resource. I honestly find out about new releases here before I see official announcements and the depth and detail when covering older items is unmatched. Keep up the great work.

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  4. Thank you so much and congrats on 7 years! Our local pen club, IowaPen just passed our 5th anniversary recently, sadly without in-person meetings due to Covid. We’re also sad about missing out on hosting Pelkan Hubs the last 2 years. But we’ll meet again in a few more months, and look forward to Hubs resuming and getting to share our Pelikan pens & inks. I have only 3 lower-end Pelikans but lots of their inks. Many members have nicer birds than but I love the three I do have (Stola, Prera & M205).

    I have enjoyed reading your posts over the years and they have helped me appreciate Pelikans more. I also have a large collection of books about pens and would love to add a copy of the Pelikan book you are giving away to my collection and to share it with our pen club members.

    Thanks and congrats on 7 years!

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  5. What a great contest idea! Pelikan is brand that got me hooked on fountain pens. In early 2018, I was helping my mother move into her new place. She just got divorced (amicably enough) and while loading stuff in boxes I noticed three cases. I asked what they were and turns out she had a few fountain pens from her old company that prepped Pelikan and Waterman!

    She never used fountain pens, so she gave me an old Waterman Laureat to start with and I got more and more invested in collecting. At Christmas that year, she gifted me the pen she got when she left her old company. It was a Pelikan M750 Jubilee! Never inked and in pristine condition. No matter what pens I get in the future, nothing will surpass the emotional attachment of that M750. Pelikan is a brand that helped me get through a difficult period, find a new passion and even helped me learn more about my family.

    I’d like to win the book to learn even more about Pelikan, it’s history and influence on the pen community today.

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  6. My parents purchased two Pelikan fountain pens, a 400 and 400NN (tortoise shell) in 1958, which I now own in addition to my M800 tortoise shell. It was because of them and the gift of a Kaweco Sport fountain pen that I got when I was 10 that I have become an enthusiast. I have read your blog since it came out and appreciate learning about the Pelikan brand.

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  7. Congratulations on the milestone! I always enjoy your posts and this blog. You helped me pick my first Pelikan, a 400NN with KM nib and it’s one of my favorite fountain pens! Thanks!

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  8. Just a word of congratulation on this important anniversary, Josh—I remain as before…grateful for this fair-minded, highly informative and entirely literate blog. Thanks so much, and I hope to see you—even if still be-masked—at the Philly Show in January!

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  9. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book. I love the Pelikan pens, though I can only afford the M200 series pens. Please keep up your great blog. Peace and stay well.

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  10. Congrats Joshua! Pelikan’s Perch has always been my critical resource since my first bird back in June 2019. It’s been 2 years as a Pelikan fan and today my 17th bird just arrived. Checking daily for new posts has become one of my routines. Thank you Joshua for all these amazing works!

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  11. Hi Joshua, thank you for affording a lucky supporter the opportunity to win this wonderful new Pelikan book on limited editions. Pelikan is my favourite premium brand. I own 3 limited editions: M805 Ocean Swirl fountain pen with matching ballpen and rollerball, M600 Vibrant Green fountain pen and matching ballpen and the M200 Pastel Green fountain pen with matching ballpen. Prior to purchasing any new Pelikans, Joshua’s informative reviews and website is my go to resource. Joshua’s passion for Pelikan translates into one of the best resources on the web for this terrific brand.

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  12. Thank you for this blog! I am a latecomer to the world of fountain pens, only having discovered them last year. They have helped me find a way to use and better my writing skills, first by journaling, and now by sending cards and notes to people whom I want to encourage. I first found your blog as I had purchased a used Pelikan Style pen off EBay and was enamored with how well it writes. Then I purchased a used Pelikan – which didn’t last long before an undiscovered fracture broke. So I wanted to date the Pelikano and then found your site! I’ve since purchased a new Pelikan M120, then the M205 Marbled Petrol. I have to say that I was disappointed in the M205: the much cheaper Pelikan Style writes much better! Anyway, thank you again for your blog. I hope that you have an opportunity to write more. Maybe an article on pens unavailable in the USA?

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  13. Hi Joshua, I wanted to add to my previous post, as to how fountain pens and writing have helped me get through the pandemic. Fountain pens are a world I can escape into; the history, the choice of inks, the satisfying way ink and nib feel when they meet good quality paper. The new Pelikan book on limited editions would be a world of Pelikan heritage, beauty, design and craftsmanship to revel in and escape into.

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  14. My first fountain pen was a Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown IV (the inlaid nib), which is still with me more than 50 years… but when I decided to buy myself a new quality pen for my birthday about 15 years ago, it was a Pelikan M200 (green marble). I quickly learned how comfortable and reliable a Pelikan pen is – it constantly amazes me when a Pelikan pen I haven’t touched in over 30 days writes smoothly as soon as I uncap it.
    A few year later, I began discovering the world of vintage pen collecting- via ebay and the local Israel Fountain Pen collectors club. My first few vintage acquisitions were Pelikan 140 pens, as well as my old standby the Sheaffer Imperial (Touchdown IV). While there seem to be a good number of blogs and sites dedicated to history and identification of other pens, your site is unique, and is the only consistent source I have found for Pelikan information, both new and vintage.
    Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic – working from home and the many lock downs and other restrictions have meant that I have more time on my hands to explore pens and collecting! In the last year I managed to track down and acquire a white porcelain Pelikan pen stand, now proudly displayed in my living room… In all the frustrations and limitations of the last 18 months of COVID, writing notes for work with different fountain pens, as well as drawing or just doodling, is always comforting in so many ways, and tinkering with older pens that need a bit of maintenance, cleaning, or even repair, is also something that I find relaxing… in short, thank you so much and kudos to you Joshua!

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  15. Congratulations on the seventh anniversary of the Pellkan’s Perch! I think I started collecting (mainly Pelikans but also some Japanese brands like Sailor) about 10 years ago and your website has been a constant source of really valuable information – not just about the pens but also about this extraordinary company and its history.

    Since you asked for suggestions, I would be interested in more information on the early history of Pelikan, its inks and its first editions of pens. You have already produced a lot of interesting posts on these subjects, but I’d welcome even more of these historical sketches- (although I appreciate that pressures on your time and the difficulties of access to Pelikan information may be a limiting factor). Another suggestion might be to interview leading Pelikan figures, particularly Jurgen Dittmer, who seems to have formidable knowledge of the company’s history (see https://www.pelikan-collectibles.com/en/Pelikan/Surroundings/Archive/index.html).

    And finally, thank you for making this very generous offer to the Pelikan Fans worldwide! Your website is a treasure trove for Pelikan collectors!

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Pelikan book Joshua. It took me a while to discover your blog, The Pelikan’s Perch, but it’s been a great find and is always interesting with lots of useful information.
    I’ve owned Pelikans since the late seventies – they impressed me from the start because of their size (i like big pens) and their capacious filling system. I only use fountain pens (Pelikan’s included) in my day to day and other writings so the ink capacity of the Pelikan was always a bonus.
    I would love to be able to afford one of their e-maki pens, but you never know, maybe some day.

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  17. Congratulations on seven years of this fantastic column, Joshua! I have learned tons of stuff about my Pelikans from your writing. I also appreciate the time you found the Red M200 I was looking for and referred me to it! I’m glad that writing here gives you a nice break from your very stressful day job. I will continue to be a faithful reader!

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  18. I have followed your website for a number of years, gaining more knowledge about the history and the finer details of Pelikan pens. I have been a Pelikan fan for at least 10-15 years, and recently discovered Senator pens as well – which I consider to be close cousins or step-brothers to my Pelikan pens, since Senator used to manufacture some Pelikan pens, and their designs often resemble those of Pelikan.
    The Senator pens are simpler for the most part, but definitely just as efficient, reliable, and comfortable as Pelikans.
    My first “grail pen” for many years was the Pelikan Toledo – which I thought I might own some day toward my retirement… Now I have learned about so many other pens that could be “grail pens”, including the special Pelikan M1000 Raden special edition, the Herzstück 1929 limited edition, the M101 replica, and various Japanese Urushi pens… so the journey continues, and as the Allman Brothers used to say “the road goes on forever”
    All the best!

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  19. It’s always a pleasure to see notice of your posts pop up in my inbox. I still buy the occasional Pelikan but I am not the voracious collector I was when you first took interest in these beautiful little bits of old world technology that have somehow survived into the new millennium.

    I can’t imagine the challenge of maintaining a viable FP production business in the age of electronic communication. As such I hope Pelikan can continue to thrive but am fearful that those of us who see the beauty can keep the businesses afloat.

    I have often been critical of the company’s choices for new model’s, I should be more appreciative of the fact that they continue to make efforts to sustain the brand in an ever more challenging business environment.

    As for ‘the Perch’, congratulations to you for your success. You have grown this effort into a mainstay of Pelikan information. I am particularly thankful that you have continued to resist the temptation to monetize. Given your statistics you could easily turn your efforts into a revenue generator. Every blogger I know who has gone down that road has ended up with a product that looks more like a roadside billboard for everything from toilet paper to caskets. Good on you for keeping it clean and simple.

    Please DON’T enter me in the contest, there are others who would appreciate the book more than I.

    Seven years Joshua, how did this time pass so quickly?

    Best,
    Paul Johnson, aka Dr Codfish

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  20. I bought my first true Pelikan in 2014, a green stripe 1000, and have been a Pelikan aficionado ever since. I came across this site some time later when trying to get more information on a red stripe 800 I had acquired at an auction and Josh was kind enough to reply to my query.
    Keep up the excellent work Josh!

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  21. I have one Pelikan Silvexa mk20(F), one Pelikan twist P20(1990) (M) and I have recently added an Pelikan m1000 green stripe with a medium nib to my flock. I really like my Pelikans and your blogs are extremely helpful to me. In the pandemic time, I always like your blogs when it comes to know about Pelikan as a brand and about particular models. Your blogs along with Pelikan Collectibles website by Mr. Dominic Rothemel are my always go to sites for any information about pelikan.

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  22. I discovered Pelikan pens when a pen store clerk showed me the M1000. I feel in love with the design and the brand. It took me twenty years to get the money to get one. I bought an M200 fountain pen and then an M800 fountain and ball point pen combination from The Pen Man at a pen show. A year later I added the M1000 fountain pen. Since then I added the M200 Moonstone fountain pen(there’s a theme here) based on your review of the pen. Not that I needed much of a push to get it, but there it is. I’d like to own the book for a couple of reasons. The first is that I love to see the evolution of pen design and I love the designs of the different pens. Your blog has been important resource for dating my pens. It turns out that the M800 is from one of the first two or three years of it’s production. I learned that from a link in your blog. The second reason I that I’m interested in the history of pen manufacturers. I know this book doesn’t cover the whole history of Pelikan but it does cover the history of three pens that I have. Silly me, I almost forgot that I picked up a Pelikan 140 at there last pen show I was at. I love the moon on that pen. But there it is. Book or no book I enjoy your blog a lot. Thank you for writing it.

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  23. Congrats on the anniversary, You do a great job.

    I live in Guernsey Channel Islsnds Gt Britsin We are not in the EU the unelected gangster regime run from Brussels Mit We still suffer their tariff wal against the USA To give you and idea of their methods – 2 M800 demo. Pens costing $850 would cost me another £1,500 in tax and duty when delivered here. As John Mottishaw said when I told him ‘Now I know why I send more pens to Australia than I send to the whole of Europe’

    I am fond of Pelikans and have about 30 of them (plus about 40 of other brands) I very much like the removable nib section for cleaning and in order to have extra (italic) nibs for writing letters. I am a member of the Soc. for Italic Writing and we ex change written letters on a monthly basis.

    Finally let me say how many British people love the USA -as I do! Ignore the loud-mouth politicians. We are as one with you in thick and thin

    With every good wish Len Deighton

    Sent from my iPad

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  24. Congratulations on 7 years, and may there be many more! Your blog is a great resource and I enjoy reading about the history of Pelikan, especially from the 1930s to 1950s.

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  25. Hi! I’m a new subscriber to the blog and appreciate the chance to enter. I actually bought my first fountain pen nearly three years ago on a whim, while traveling for a few weeks, but didn’t start using it until the pandemic started and lockdowns left me with plenty of time on my hands. I fell in love with the whole experience and stumbled into a whole new hobby. I now have 7 (!!!) fountain pens and recently gathered the courage to use a converter for the first time (I’d been using the cartridges that my pens come with by default). I’ve been trying to use fountain pens exclusively, but it’s been a slow process as I have probably a few dozen other pens I’ve collected over the years in travels through Asia. Anyway, it’s been such a wonderful, calming hobby, especially combined with my lifelong passion for journaling and writing.

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  26. Always love your posts. Knowing the history behind a brand and the development of its products forges a connection with our pens that cements the anti-disposable mentality that so many of us collectors resonate with. Your post about Pelikan’s entanglements during WWII was especially poignant and moving.

    If I win this book, it will be displayed at work where so many people take a cursory interest in my hobby. Pelikan does a great job with their photography, and it would be nice to prove that pen collecting from certain brands is a “real” hobby.

    Keep up the great work!

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  27. I’m new to the fountain pen hobby and am helplessly addicted. There is so much information to sift through and your blog has been a helpful guidepost in the storm. Thank you!

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  28. This blog is an invaluable resource for researching and identifying pens, especially the pre-60s models; as such, it has helped me on numerous occasions decide whether to buy a pen or not. I couldn’t posibly single out any one article. And you, Joshua, are always helpful in the extreme when the text is not enough help.
    I keep a small pen reference library, and other than FPOTW, have nothing Pelikan-related, so the book would be a great resource… and, paradoxically, a source of regret… so many beautiful pens, never enough funds!
    Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do.
    Glenn.

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  29. Love your blog and the Pelikan fan community. It’s unfortunate the Pelikan fan community couldn’t spend as much time together this year in person but your site has connected so many Pelikan aficionados in person and online. I love reading your blogs and educating myself on specific items as well as the history of the brand. Thank you for all the time you spend doing this. As a new collector, I probably have 13-15 special edition Pelikans, I would love this book so I can learn of the ones I don’t have and see what I’m missing out on.

    I would love to see you have a section on writing samples by fans, as well as an essentials section on Pelikan maintenance and repair if you think appropriate. Keep up the great work.

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  30. Congrats on this seven year milestone. Keep up the good work keeping us informed on Pelikan pens and insight yours is a wonderful resource to the fountain pen community!!! Awesome job every month!

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  31. This is such an informative and well-written blog! It definitely helped me learn more about my favorite Pelikans, the M101Ns. Thank you! My favorite things about Pelikans are their classy but varied looks and the fact that they are always ready to write.

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  32. I own only one Pelikan and I love it. It’s an M600 Vibrant orange. As a lover of bigger pens, I am looking to buy an M800 and an M1000 in the future. However, I am waiting for a special edition that will trigger that love at first sight feeling. Like the brown tortoise M800. How I would love to get my hands on one of them! I love the M1000 Raden White Ray, but that kind of breaks the bank!

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  33. Hi Joshua, hope you are well and thanks for arranging this giveaway. During the pandemic, I have gotten into fountain pens as a way of coping with the lack of other pastimes – most noticeably, traveling. In conjunction with pen collecting, I have also decided to work on my handwriting, to the point at which I think my cursive is passable on a good day. Your blog has been most useful in understanding the Pelikan Souveran lineup. In terms of pen model, the M800/M805 is currently my favorite Pelikan. My wish, if you had a way of conveying this to Pelikan HQ, is that they had more nib options in their modern pens e.g. IB, IBB, OB, OBB. Cheers.

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  34. I am new to the fountain pen hobby and your blog has been an important guidepost on my journey. Thanks so much for the effort you put in.

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  35. I have so appreciated the postings here because they’ve opened up for me the wonderful story of Pelikan pens. For about 15 years now I’ve been enjoying Pelikan pens. My first was a blue-marbled 200 with a gold nib (which now seems rare!) that I bought used. And the habit has only grown from there with a few more 400s and now five 8xx models. It is just such a joy to write with each of them. I’d love to add the book to this pen collection! There are so many special edition pens that I know I’ll never be able to own, and it would be a pleasure just to be able to enjoy them in the high-quality photographs included in the book. Thanks, Joshua, as always for creating this wonderful blog!

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  36. I got my first Pelikan a few years ago before my first hub. That turned into 2, and is now around 15. Phenomenal pens but I think somewhat underrated in the community. This book would be amazing to learn more about the brand, the models, and how they have changed over the years. Congrats on the anniversary and here is to many many more!

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  37. As a diehard Pelikan fan, I love both the longform historical tidbits of your blog and unbiased reporting about new releases. Fountain pens and ink reviews have helped me during various stressful periods of my life—to take a break or regain a sense of play.

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  38. I’ve recently gotten into fountain pens and the volume of Pelikan news and information keeps me coming back for more news and information. I really enjoy reading your articles and exploring teh useful links!

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  39. I don’t know any other website that presents so many detailed information on Pelikan fountain pens.
    I always enjoy watching and reading your articles, I always win, even if I don’t win the prize.
    Many thanks for evertyhing!

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  40. Hey, Joshua, congratulations on a really nice site! It is clear that The Pelikan Perch is a work of passion! I don´t really know when or how I became interested in Pelikan pens. However, I remember two moments that indicated me that Pelikan was something special. The first one was when I found a Toledo in a window shop. At that time I had an interest on Montblanc buy could not forget the impression that this Toledo left on me. It was clearly something special, out of my reach. Eventually I managed to get my pen, but it took years. The second time took place when I was visiting a pen shop and the salesman showed me a Pelikan and said that it had the same quality of a Montblanc, just costing a lot less! Years later I bought my first M800 and the rest is history.

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  41. Thank you for the contest and the opportunity to win a Pelikan book containing all the info about special and limited editions of Pelikan writing instruments! I love my M800 and M1000. I recently started journaling to help with past events in my life and these writing instruments make it so much more enjoyable. I especially love the M800. Perfect size, heft, balance point and I am in love with the basic black and gold. Go Steelers! I am looking to add an M805 Stresemann to my collection at some point. My Grail pen! I really like all the reviews and news on the Pelikan Perch keeping me informed of all things Pelikan! Keep up the great work!

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