Announcement: The P2xx Now in The Aviary

Pelikan P200 with Edelstein Amethyst CartridgesThe Pelikan’s Perch started as a lark and quickly became a labor of love.   With one year now behind me, I’m happy to be able to continue to grow the site.  A new section has been added to the database which now includes the P200 and P205 cartridge/converter fountain pens.  This update follows on the heels of my recent review of the P200 Black.  The addition of the P2xx family of pens to the database will hopefully continue to expand upon and enrich the information contained within The Aviary.  I hope that this addition will provide useful information on this recent release, the only cartridge pen of the Classic series.  The Aviary now includes a page detailing all of the variations of the P2xx family available at the time of this post.  You will find write-ups detailing the features of these pens as well as photos of the currently available variations to aid in identification/reference.  If you weren’t previously aware of the database, please have a look around as many other great models are detailed there.

 

P200

P205

 

Announcement: The Souverän M3xx Now in The Aviary

Pelikan M320 Ruby Red

M320 Ruby Red (2010)

The Pelikan’s Perch has continued to grow thanks to your kind support.  My vision has always been to slowly expand the site’s database of Pelikan pens.  While there are already a few great databases out there, I have tried to distinguish mine by not only simply being a compendium of tables and figures but also providing a narrative for each pen that would allow for easier identification.  This desire goes back to the frustration that I felt when I first started collecting and the scarcity of published knowledge out there.  Access to information has improved in the time since I started this site and I hope to continue to witness the ongoing contributions of others as well as contribute myself to that knowledge base for some time to come.  Following on the heels of my recent review of the Ruby Red M320, I am pleased to announce the addition of the Souverän M3xx family of pens to the database housed in the The Aviary.  I hope that this addition will provide useful information on the youngest and smallest pen in the Souverän line-up.  The Aviary now includes a page detailing all of the variations of the M3xx family available at the time of this post, including the special editions.  You will find write-ups detailing the features of these pens as well as photos of all 7 of the known variations to aid in identification/reference.  If you weren’t previously aware of the database, please have a look around as many other great models are detailed there.

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Announcement: The Souverän M6xx Now in The Aviary

Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green

M600 Vibrant Green

In keeping with my vision for this site, The Aviary continues to grow with the addition of the Souverän M6xx family of pens now available for your reference.  Conspicuously, this follows on the heels of my recent in-depth look at the M600 series of fountain pens which I hope was able to provide some useful information on this middle child of the Souverän line-up.  The Aviary now includes a page detailing all of the variations of the M6xx family available at the time of this post, including the special editions.  You will find write-ups detailing the features of these pens as well as photographs of nearly all of the 41 known variations to aid in identification/reference.  Also, in case you may have missed it, below you will find links to my 3 part series looking at the M6xx family.  In the future, I hope to grow The Aviary to include a similar treatment of the other members of the Souverän line.  Also, don’t forget to check out the M75, M1xx, M2xx, M481, and M101N pages that have previously been added.

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Fountain Pen Day – November 7th

Fountain Pen Day LogoWhile this site is dedicated to the Pelikan brand of fountain pens, I feel it reasonable to promote any cause that advances fountain pen awareness and the joys of handwriting.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, Fountain Pen Day occurs on the first Friday of every November.  This year, the event will fall on Friday, November 7th and will mark the third year that this day is observed around the globe.  According to the official site, the goal of the day is to, “embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens in day-to-day life, as well to help revive handwriting as a whole.”  There are a reported 61 vendors signed up this year who have pledged to support the day, many of whom will provide special deals/discounts.  When that day rolls around just 10 days from now, take a moment to write a letter, handwrite your posts to social media, or pass along the joys of writing to someone else.  Most importantly, take the day to unplug and express yourself with pen and paper instead of the all too pervasive ones and zeros.  For more information, check out the official web page, FountainPenDay.org

Announcement: M101N Now in The Aviary

M101N Lizard JubileeMy vision for this site has always been to continue to grow and add additional pages to The Aviary detailing new models as I’m able.  While there is no definitive timeline for these updates, I’m happy to announce that the first of those new pages went up this morning.  The Aviary now includes a page detailing the M101N, the pen Pelikan initially introduced in 2011 in order to pay homage to those great models of the 1930’s.  I hope that you enjoy the information provided on the M101N.  At the time of this post, the release of the tortoiseshell red model is imminent and should be in consumers’ hands shortly.

M101N

Welcome to The Pelikan’s Perch

Hello and welcome to The Pelikan’s Perch!  I’m very excited to greet you to what has been a project that I have wanted to get off of the ground for some time.  This post is the first of what I hope will be many more to come.  I created this site to share my insight, knowledge, and Pelikan fountain pen collection with my fellow fountain pen and Pelikan enthusiast but also to help out those who may be newer to this obsession hobby.  My desire to create this site was born out of frustration over the scattered and difficult to access nature of information related to the Pelikan brand and their pens.  Please check out my About page in order to get a better sense of who I am and what my goals and ambitions for this site are.  I hope you find The Pelikan’s Perch intuitive, informative, and a resource worth coming back to.  I have many ideas and a clear direction in mind for this site which I think will make for a fun journey if you stick with it.  I look forward to engaging in an open dialog and welcome any ideas that you may have for future post and also for further site refinement.  Features will be added as time goes on and I hope to engage some guest authors once the site is more established.  Follow me so as not to miss an update.