Friday, December 16, 2005

Stocking Stuffers for those who have everything

One of my many hobbies is calligraphy, and so I sometimes find myself window-shopping for pens and associated supplies. According to those in the know, THE store for fancy pens is Joon of New York. I've never been there, but I do get their catalog. Who knew there were so many fancy pens to be had? There's a whole category of fancy pen collectors, apparently. I picture them as gray-haired men smoking pipes, wearing silk ascots tucked into sweater vests under tweed jackets, sitting in tufted leather chairs at carved mahogany desks in their wood-paneled libraries .

And so, if you have the aforementioned fancy pen collector on your Christmas list and lots of money to burn, you might want to get them this set:

It's a Montegrappa Eternal Bird Limited Edition 18K gold, diamond and ruby fountain pen and ink well.

And you can get them both for a mere $45,350.

(They don't even list the price on their website - you have to call to order. The catalog reveals all, however).

I notice that they give you a choice of nib sizes. It seems to me, if you're shelling out $45K for a pen & inkwell set, they might throw in all three nibs.

I'm just sayin'.

Merry Christmas shopping!


DustBunniesCanWait said...

Holy Cow! At that price I would be afraid to use them.

Mary said...

I'm guessing that anyone who purchases these or receives them as a gift immediately puts them in some locked display case next to that carved mahogany in the library.