The Goldspot Black Friday Giveaway and Mega Sale

We've kicked off our Black Friday Weekend a day before Thanksgiving and wanted to let everyone know about the sale and the tremendous giveaway that we're hosting.

Combined with free US Shipping on orders of $49 or more, we are also including free gifts with orders that are $125 or more, including a bottle of Pelikan Edelstein ink color of your choosing. Place an order from today (Wednesday, Nov 26) through Cyber Monday (Dec 1) and enter one of the following promotion codes below to get your free gifts included on the order : 
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Onyx Ink Promo Code GIFTONYX
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Sapphire Ink Promo Code GIFTSAPPHIRE
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Garnet Ink Promo Code GIFTGARNET
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Topaz Ink Promo Code GIFTTOPAZ
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Jade Ink Promo Code GIFTJADE
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Adventurine Ink Promo Code GIFTADVENT
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Ruby Ink Promo Code GIFTRUBY
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Amber Ink Promo Code GIFTAMBER
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Mandarin Ink Promo Code GIFTMANDARIN
  • JinHao + Parker Case + Edelstein Tanzanite Ink Promo Code GIFTTANZ
In addition to getting complimentary gifts with your order, you will also be included in our drawing for an Edison Fountain Pen ($149 value). Which Edison fountain pen is completely up to you!

To enter the drawing without placing an order, you can enter by posting on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with a picture of your favorite black pen, black ink or black notebook and using the hashtag #GoldspotBlackFriday

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. May your hearts and tables be filled with abundance and shared with those you love. 


Pen of the Year 2014 Results

Today, we are announcing the Pen of the Year 2014 winner, which was determined by you, the reader's and followers of our blog and our company via social media. The voting took place last week from Tuesday, November 11th through Friday and involved several well-qualified candidates, including the Noodler's Neponset, Edison Glenmont 2014 Limited Edition, TWSBI Diamond 580 USA, Pilot Vanishing Point Metallics Collection and more.

The voting this year was very close. Only two votes separated the winner and the runner up.

And the winner of this year's honors goes to :

The Edison Glenmont 2014 Limited Edition

Each year, Edison releases a limited edition version of their pens in an acrylic and ebonite materials. The edition is exclusive to a group of committed buyers, most of which are previous owners of Edison fountain pens.

Congrats to Edison Pens on their 4th straight Pen of the Year victory. The victory is a testament to their quality of product and their prominence in the minds & hearts of writers around the world.

The runner up was the newly released Noodler's Neponset fountain pens, which had a tremendous showing, despite only being available in a very small quantity to the public. 

Thanks to everyone for participating, voting and sharing on social media! We love being able to host a fun contest like this each year and hope that you enjoy it as well.


Voting is Now Open for Pen of the Year 2014

So, now that we got that business of the midterm elections over with, here comes the fun part : voting for your favorite pen released in 2014! We asked for your nominations and received a great response to put together a solid list of nominees that all deserve to be considered for this prestigious honor.

Please take a look at the nominees below. They are sorted in randomized order not to show any priority or preference. Please feel free to cast your vote and share this post with your friends so they may vote as well. Remember, this is all in fun!

Voting is open until Friday, November 14th at 2pm Eastern US time. We will announce the winner Friday afternoon.


Call for Nominations - 2014 Pen of the Year

Today is Election Day here in America. The American public is called upon to exercise our right to vote, upholding the core values of democracy. 

No matter where you are in the world today, we invite you to please join us in voicing your opinion on a different, yet significantly important topic - the 2014 Pen of the Year!

goldspot 2014 pen of the year graphic

We need nominees from you, the pen-loving public, for your favorite choice of pen that was released in 2014. That could also include new finishes or colors of a pen model that has been around longer than the last year.

We'll sort through your comments to compile a list of nominees to vote on starting Tuesday, November 11th. Voting will last one week and will conclude with the official crowning of this year's winner. The Poll & Results will be posted here and on our social media accounts. So, please give us your suggestions and remember, it's all in good fun!

Here are some examples of pens that have made their debut in 2014 : Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic Colors, Lamy Studio Wild Rubin, Delta Unica, Pilot Copper Vanishing Point, TWSBI Diamond 580 USA, Parker Duofold Historical Colors, Montegrappa Miya Carbon, Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Swirl, Visconti Divina Elegance, Cross Peerless 125, Cross Year of the Goat, Waterford Beaumont, Platinum 3776 Century Nice Pur, OMAS William Shakespeare Ltd Ed., Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Red, Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green, the list goes on!

Remember, these are examples meant to get the brain juices flowing. Feel free to suggest any other pen, even if you aren't 100% positive it was made this year.

Past winners include:
  • Edison Menlo Fountain Pen (2013)
  • Edison Beaumont & Conid's Fountainbel Bulkfillder Demonstrator (2012)
  • Edison Collier Fountain Pen (2011)
  • TWSBI Diamond 530 Fountain Pen (2010)
  • Pelikan m205 Blue Transparent Fountain Pen (2009)
  • Online Newood Fountain Pen Calligraphy Set (2008)
Chat about the Pen of the Year Voting on social media using the hashtag #POTY2014


Goldspot's Fountain Pen Day 2014 Celebration Sale

Each year, it's getting bigger and bigger. Fountain Pen Day is fast becoming a yearly tradition amongst fountain pen enthusiasts online, around the globe. We're looking to continue that tradition with our biggest celebration yet.

What is Fountain Pen Day?

Recognized the first Friday in November, Fountain Pen Day is a celebration of the writing instrument and rejoicing the act of writing. Write a letter to a friend, send someone an "intro to fountain pens care package," share photos of your fountain pens on social media, handwrite your tweets, or set aside some quiet time to write in your favorite journal. There are numerous ways to appreciate the pen and to promote the use of fountain pens in our modern, daily lives.

Goldspot Sponsors Fountain Pen Day with a Giveaway and Sale

As an online fine writing retailer and sponsor of Fountain Pen Day, we are doing our part this year to promote the use of the pen by giving away free fountain pens and ink for this weekend only. Starting Thursday, November 6th and concluding Sunday the 9th, we will be giving away Pilot Varsity fountain pens, Jinhao fountain pens and Namiki ink with orders placed during the weekend. To have your free pens added to your order, you will need the proper promo code, which we will be e-mailing to our newsletter subscribers on Thursday morning when the sale commences.

The Weekend Celebration concludes with the giveaway of a Pelikan Souveran M605 Marine Blue Fountain Pen to one lucky customer who places their order over the weekend. We will randomly select one customer from all the orders placed during the sale and include this beautiful fountain pen (retail value $595) with their order. As an added bonus, we are also including some great Fountain Pen Day bookmarks from the organizers of fountainpenday.org in every order purchased during the weekend.

Share your excitement for fountain pen day by using the hashtag #fountainpenday on social media.