Yes, I am still in like with my new Retro 1951 fountain pen. Throughout the day I pick it up just to enjoy its heft. I look at the stamps. They make me smile. But, before I can get to the pen, I get to enjoy the box. I like the statement on the back. See if you agree.
"Life is too short to carry a ugly pen!" I wonder who said that. So you? Do you know? I googled the quote. I like the results. I could expand on that quote--change it even, to "Life is too short to use and ugly pen!" But, who makes an ugly pen?
Check out the bottom. Retro went all out. This is spectacular packaging. I doubt anyone could bring themselves to toss this box, even if they hated the pen.
Hey now! A retro info/warranty booklet. It's worth the read.
Then, finally. Herein lays the gift. The gem. It's nestled in strips of paper I wish were white, or even red, but I can live with the earth tone. It's the pen that's important.
Do you recognize any of the snippets of stamps? I do.
Here's another view. I like the Peace stamp.
Can you imagine sending a letter for just 5¢? There are times when I feel 44¢ is a rip-off. On the other hand, if postage were $1 per stamp, I'd whine and complain . . . even threaten to . . .
( . . . stay tuned, there's more . . .)