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  1. Erica

    How much are they and how do I aquire one? I’m renewing my use of fountain pens and have not used one in 40 years. Aside from dipping pens occasionally

    • wonderpens

      The pens are $16.50 and we still have them in our shop! They are a terrific pen that I’m sad to see go.

  2. David

    Sorry to hear about the demise of the East 78 G. To me it always looked more expensive than it was. Your store sounds like a throwback to a much better time. Yet another reason for this American to envy our Canadian neighbors.

    • wonderpens

      I was sorry to hear about it as well! It is a classic pen, with a timeless aesthetic.

      Your kind words about our store are greatly appreciated! I will hope that one day you’ll have reason to be in our neighbourhood, and time for a visit 🙂

  3. Naty

    Thanks for sharing this news. It is indeed sad that things we know so well are stopping production 🙁

    Any photos or sites about this new 16-G?

    • wonderpens

      Yes, it’s pretty sad this pen is being discontinued!

      Unfortunately I don’t have any further information on the 16G at this time, but of course I’ll share as soon as I hear anything.

  4. I visited Toronto this weekend but time was short and I couldn’t make the space for a visit.
    I should have made the time and could have secured another 78G before they all disappear!
    (I do have the green one with a fine nib)
    I guess I had better place an on line order very soon.

    Alan in Guelph

    • wonderpens

      I’m sorry we missed you! Here’s hoping your next visit to Toronto will have time for some pen talk 🙂
      I’m also sorry the 78G is soon to be gone. It’s been a favourite pen of mine for as long as I can remember.

  5. Peter

    This is a pity, as the 78G is a solid, reliable, lightweight pen. I always have one (medium) inked and in use. Perhaps I should acquire another one or two while they are still available.

    • wonderpens

      It is exactly why you say, solid, reliable and lightweight! I have a few always kicking around, and they’re inexpensive enough that I’m not too worried about it. We have good stock for now, so you have a while to think about it! 🙂

  6. David

    I have seen the 78G obituary written more than once through the years, but I have always been able to buy the pens somewhere.

    • wonderpens

      I have heard that as well, myself. I would love to keep carrying the pen even after our current stock runs out – if you hear of a new manufacturing source, we would be all ears!

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