Hello and welcome. Today I listed a new treat for the Gillott Nib enthusiast. Gillott’s & Sons, for the uninitiated, was the top nib manufacturer throughout much of the period of dip pen use and popularity (roughly 1810 – 1920). This was a specialty marketing pack of nibs made for the Alfred Field & Co.… Continue reading Set Of Antique Gillott Nibs – Super Series
Welcome! Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell. This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere. This was an ingenious… Continue reading Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell
Happy weekend to one and all. Today I have something really unusual newly listed in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. This is an accounting ledger by The Greenwood Company out of Chicago. This book is a very large hardbound with brass screws to allow the covers to be removed and new or used pages… Continue reading 1932 Greenwood Bookkeeping Ledger – UNUSED!
Welcome All! Just a quick post today. This is the other new nib tin storage I made last weekend. Before anyone starts shaking their head at my spelling of “sergent” this is accurate in French which is appropriate since this is the upcycled box of Sergent Major nibs by Blanzy Conte Gilbert. I spend quite… Continue reading Join The Battle – Sergent Major Tin
And we’re off – Monday, another new week already. I got to spend some time in my studio last week and it was very productive. And thanks to one of my Old Raven customers I remembered that I had not made the storage tin for one of my favorite Antique nib boxes: This is Joseph… Continue reading Calligrapher’s Nib Tin Storage – Joseph Gillott’s Silvery Pens #104
Normally, I’m posting on my latest creations but lately all I’ve been working on is replacement items that are selling out in my shop. Lots of Black Widow Spiders have been going into the mail recently (in June?, yep – they sell year round). 50 of the “regular” or actual sized black widows and 20… Continue reading New In The Shop
TWO WEEKS ! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted. I don’t know how you daily posters do it. (slaps hand to forehead as a sign of frustration) So what have I been doing? Nibs. Gillott nibs to be exact mixed in with my love of little boxes. A few years back… Continue reading Antique Gillott Nib Boxes – Pretty Irresistible
Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer