Update 12/27/22: Thank you so much to those who have purchased pens! It’s truly appreciated.
I’ve had some pens for sale at Bertram’s Inkwell for a little while. I appreciate how easy Bert makes his consignment process. Under normal circumstances, I’m in no hurry to sell pens. They sell when they sell. That said, we’ve had something come up.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen posts of our “outdoor” girl, Athena. She was once a feral kitten, and came to us for help when she was about 6 months old. She was outside our garage, meowing at us. And she never really left.
We can only assume something happened to her mom. We’d seen Athena, her mom, and her sister around the neighborhood, then, one day, mom was gone, leaving Athena and her sister to fend for themselves.
Her sister didn’t warm up to us the way Athena did. And, after she had a littler of kittens, took them up the hill to the next street over where a house cares for local outdoor/feral cats.
Over the years, Athena went from a feral cat to an outdoor cat, to our outdoor cat. We had her chipped in February, so if she ever got picked up, she’d come back to us.
In October, Athena got another eye infection (nothing terribly surprising for an outdoor cat). However, this time it didn’t go away well, even after medication. Since then, she’s been in and out of the vet and hospital as we try to figure out what’s wrong.
On Thursday (12/22), we finally got a diagnosis for her. She has “dry” Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). On one hand, it’s good to have a diagnosis after so long, as it gives us a road to follow. On the other, FIP has been considered fatal until very recently.
There is a long treatment — 84 days of injections — available from Europe, but it hasn’t been approved by the FDA. Because of this, it’s expensive. But, as anyone with furbabies will understand, they’re worth it.
Get to the Point
I know, that was a LONG intro. But, now I get to my point. IF you’re considering buying any of the pens I have for sale at Bertram’s Inkwell (listed/linked below), it would be a huge help if you’d by the ones I’m selling. Every little bit helps, right? I’ll probably be selling some more pens, soon, but I haven’t decided yet which ones.
I’m not asking you to buy a pen you don’t want. Please don’t do that. Our financial situation isn’t dire. It’s just helpful to have some extra money to offset costs.
I’d also really appreciate if you could share this post with friends who you know are looking for pens. Maybe something I have for sale is something they’re looking for.
In alphabetical order, here are the pens I have for sale:
On Bert’s Website
Sailor Pro Gear Mojito, M 21K nib – $300
This pen doesn’t have a box, unfortunately. I bought it as part of a group buy of the cocktail series anniversary set.
- Sailor 1911S Royal Tangerine, MF 14K nib – $200
- TWSBI Diamond 580 AL Emerald Green, M steel nib – $95
- Visconti Mazzi Red Symphony, F 14K nib – $525
This pen also doesn’t have a box.
Wood Wonders of North Carolina Modified Frenchie Water Lily Koi, F steel nib – $165
- Woodshed Pen Company Sparkly Purple, F steel nib – $135
While the photo makes it look orange, it’s actually a pale pinky-purple.
Not on the website.
You’d likely need to call the store and ask about them.
- Chinese Yellow Enamel, M steel nib
I don’t know much about this pen. I bought it from the Thomas Blanchard estate sale at BWIPS 2020. It comes with two nibs, because the nib that was on it wasn’t great.
- Retro 51 Tornado Elephant & Rhino 2
- Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Slim Magnolia, B 14K nib
- Tibaldi Bamboo Lipstick Red, F Steel nib
If you’re able to help, I really appreciate it. If not, no worries, thanks for reading! May you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!