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Old 05-04-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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My mother is looking to buy a nice fountain pen for a graduation gift. Does anybody know of the store in the Pittsburgh area which has a nice selection?
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:05 AM
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Specialty Luggage has some and have several locations in Pgh.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Weldin's on Smithfield Street between Forbes and Fourth downtown. Been in business for more than a century. Traditional stationer and if they don't have it, no one will.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I haven't been in JR Weldin downtown in a while, but I recall that they had a good selection. It's on Wood Street.

Edit: Geeo beat me to it. Consider this a second.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:30 AM
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Weldin's on Smithfield Street between Forbes and Fourth downtown. Been in business for more than a century. Traditional stationer and if they don't have it, no one will.
Yes, that is a better place. I couldn't remember the name.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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My mistake. It IS on Wood Street. I always confuse Wood with Smithfield.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Thanks, she will check it out.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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I believe in Pittsburgh those are called "ink pens"....
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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There really aren't too many even in those places. Weldins doesn't actually seem to stock many now, or else we always contacted them or stopped in when they don't have any (doesn't seem likely, but they would claim to be cleared out because of graduation or some other event when we would call to check). Still, they may have a few in stock, and before graduation is the right time for them to have them. Was in Specialty at Waterworks recently, they have maybe a few that are fountain. There's a stationery store in Aspinwall and one in Mt Lebanon, but I don't think either would have more than one or two in the store if at all (I don't think the Aspinwall shop had any, very small store).

Unless the person is already a fountain pen aficionado a nice rollerball is probably fine anyway. If they do like and use fountain pens, though, there's always room for one more. I live with a new convert to fountain pens over the last couple years, so I've watched this happen and also contributed to it with gifts. So far, though, I don't have one of my own.

Good online shops I've ordered from if it comes to that: Fountain Pen Hospital (NYC) and Colorado Pen.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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You can buy that sort of thing in office depot if you want. I'm not sure if staples also carries expensive pens, but they might too.

Amazon.com is a good option for buying just about anything, fountain pens included.
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