HOP(e)MarketPlace

HOP(e)MarketPlace
Click picture to view our latest pens Sales. .. Updated June 08, 2015

Friday, December 28, 2012

Rumours, Rumours Pelikan Souverän M800 Brown Tortoiseshell

We heard rumours that the Pelikan Souverän M800 in Tortoiseshell Brown will be available locally here by end Jan 2013.

If you are looking for a Pelikan Souverän M800, you might want to consider this special edition as it is both a good writer and collectible.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pelikan Ginko & Maple Leaves Limited Edition

Every year, Pelikan will released two maki-e limited edition. The Pelikan Maki-e “Ginko & Maple Leaves” Limited Edition is the second maki-e limited edition. Pelikan maki-e artisan Yamazaki-san continue to show case the beauty of Japan with the Pelikan Maki-e "Ginko & Maple Leaves" Limited Edition fountain pen.

In autumn, both the ginko and maple leaves changes their colors. The ginko leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time from one to 15 days. The maple will turn orangish red.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Trigger Fountain Pen

We managed to purchase this pen many thanks to our good friend Kite who oraganized a MO for Shawn Newton made pen. This is our first Shawn made to order (MTO) pen. We don't know what to expect from Shawn as this is our first pen.

The finished pen turn out to satisfactorily.

The 18K two tone gold nib was grind to a sharp italic by Shawn.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Namiki Emporer Kylin 麒麟

The Qilin or Kylin (麒麟) is a mythical East Asia creature and one of the important mythological animals. It is believe that the Qilin bring prosperity, serenity, and male offspring

It is also believe that is will appear with the imminent or passing of a wise sage or an illustrious ruler.

Kirin is sometimes listed as one of the four noble animals, along with the Chinese dragon, phoenix and tortoise - instead of the tiger. Like all great rulers, the Chinese believe Qilin is always lonely

It is believe Kylin As a rule this animal is depicted having a few horns, green and blue scaly skin, hooves of a deer, the head of a dragon and a bear's tail.

The appearance and desciption of Qilin/Kirin (麒麟) has change over time.

 It is believed that the original appearance Kirin have the head of a fragon, a body of a tiger, with green and blue scaly skin and a bear's tail due to culture different in the China dynasties, and different culture in Japan and Korea.
One of the believe the Qilin appearance is giraffe like, and giraffe is the modem version of the Qilin which might have the magical power of the kirin.

This may becuase the giraffe has horn-like "ossicones" on its head.

Do you know that the giraffe is called kirin (기린) by the Koreans and kirin (キリン) by the Japanese?

Namiki Emporer is the third Kirin maki-e pens we come acorss. The first two was launched by Dani-Trio and Sailor.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Parker Lady 45

The Parker Lady 45 will not fix the bill for most lady pen in this era. The length of the Parker Lady 45 is just too long

When Parker launched the Model Lday 45 (Parker Lady 45) back in the 1960, it marketing pitch for Parker 45 refilling was as easy as loading the the ubiquitous Colt .45 Peacemaker gun.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pelikan Raden Kyokko (Sunlight) Limited Edition

After a long wait, Pelikan finally launched the Pelikan Raden Kyokko (Sunlight) Limited Edition, the matching pen for last year Pelikan Gekko (Moonlight) Limited Edition in Souverän M1000.

For the "M1000 Sunlight", Japanese abalone is used. The pictures posted didn't mange to bring out the full beauty of the Pelikan Raden Kyokko (Sunlight) Limited Edition.

If you have the opportunty to look at the actual pen, you will notice the beautiful rainbow color the Japanese abalone. It colors shine right into your face, making one very happy. It is the Pen to start the day.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hong Kong Pen Shops

It's Decemeber school holiday again. A lot of our friends and their family start to have their holiday. Hong Kong is one of the top ten destination for local. We would like to share with our friends, and visitors the popular pen shops in Hong Kong that we visited in the past.