Fountain Pen

Inaugural sale puts focus on write stuff

Bonhams' first auction in Hong Kong, exclusively dedicated to writing instruments, takes place on November 24.

Friday, 19 November, 2010, 12:00am

The goods

Power of the pen

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pens are mightier than the sword in Red Cliff promotion

A happy meal it's not, but John Woo's new Chinese epic Red Cliff has found itself an interesting promotional tie-in. The moviemakers have collaborated with Swiss fancy pen maker Caran D'Ache for a limited-edition Red Cliff pen.

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

mightier than the sword

What is red, gold and expensive? Why, the Caran d'Ache Collection Privee Hong Kong Fountain Pen, of course. To mark the 10-year anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, 1997 pieces have been made of this striking creation by renowned local architect Tao Ho, who designed the Bauhinia flag.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Antique pen revival set to please Lady Agathe

Waterman has revived its Lady Agathe fountain pen series for women, retaining the classic design features of the originals.

'The design concept is derived from one of our antique women's pens manufactured in 1912,' product manager Wong Chor-ling said.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

Pen provides user with sign of real quality

A QUALITY pen is still a status symbol and always a well-received present. A pen is also a universal gift and ideal for posting to business associates or friends overseas.

So, this year, instead of wracking your brains for a Christmas gift for someone special, a prestigious pen might be the answer.

11 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Stylish, lightweight gift mightier than a sword

SWISS pen maker Caran d'Ache has revived the magic of handwriting with its latest collection, Geneve.

It carried out extensive research to formulate the collection, which has been made especially for connoisseurs.

12 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Short story opens doors for observant teenager

NICOLA Holmes believes people are not always what they appear to be, which was what drew her to the theme of this year's SCMP-RTHK Short Story Competition, Behind Closed Doors.

Nicola, 17, has always enjoyed observing other people and this ability, plus her writing skill, helped win her first prize in the Junior category.

3 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Activity and prices of B shares set to rise

TURNOVER in Shanghai and Shenzhen B shares is picking up; but the 14 B shares listed in Shanghai and the 19 B shares listed in Shenzhen together trade at less than half the value of only five H shares listed in Hong Kong. I expect both B share prices and activity to pick up further. Most B shares are very cheap in relation to H shares.

14 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Choose the write way to show that you care

IT IS the perfect gift for the expatriate to send home to dad. Especially if he never writes. Send him a beautiful and outrageously expensive pen and he can hardly refuse to scribble you a few words.

Expect at least two letters a week if his Father's Day gift bears a prestigious name.

If it is a limited edition Montblanc, he might even write three times a week.

13 Jun 1993 - 12:00am