There had been whispers of a purple pen coming out of Hannover for a little while now but until recently there had been nothing to substantiate those rumors. Last week Bungbox, out of Japan, posted a poor screen capture that gave us our first glimpse of it. Today our friends at Iguana Sell give us substantially more and break open this release just as they did with the M805 Demonstrator back in February. Iguana Sell is a well-known Pelikan retailer out of Spain and today they gave us our first solid look at the Pelikan M205 Amethyst Special Edition Demonstrator. It’s no coincidence that the color of this pen corresponds to the Edelstein Ink of the Year 2015 by the same name.
After having missed out on Pelikan’s Wanderlust project, I feel fortunate to be included in the follow-up Wanderbox project. Being a starting point for one of the boxes (Box #2) means that I have a full flacon of ink and an empty box waiting to be filled and passed along. The day that it arrived, I was actually not expecting it and was pleasantly surprised to come home to a big blue box waiting in my mailroom. It was already adorned with several stickers from far away places, evidence of its prior journey. Not quite knowing what I would find, I was filled with excitement as I cut the ties that helped to secure its contents. Upon opening the lid, I found a large round gift box nestled inside of a styrofoam cradle. The gift box contained a bottle of Edelstein Ink of the Year 2015, Amethyst, as well as some gentle instructions about how to proceed. The directions were simple;
As the current owner of the Pelikan #Wanderbox, you’ve got the unique chance to join in this project by writing a letter and posting it on your favorite Social Media site(s) with the hashtag #Wanderbox! Feel free to add a geotag or your current location. Then place your letter inside the box and pass it on. The next person in this chain should be someone you trust; someone who’s willing to write the next letter.