Platinum 3776 Century and My Lucky Pen Day

Those of you tapped into the pen and stationery blogosphere have likely come across the Pencilcase Blog run by Dries, a Belgian student. Somehow between his busy schedule of exams, projects and studies he has managed to become a seasoned pen collector and writer-extraordinaire. The Pencilcase Blog turned 3 years old this summer which makes Pendora's Box's 6 months of existence seem rather infantile. As a veteran blogger, Dries was kind enough to offer this rooky some encouragement and advice.

As part of the Pencilcase Blog's anniversary celebrations, Dries ran a series of weekly giveaways. And these were quite the GIVEAWAYS. Check out his giveaways page. I'm not sure how much longer the giveways will go. Join in the fun while you can.

I put my name in for the draws as a way to support Dries and offer my congratulations. Little did I know the Pen Gods would smile upon me. I woke up July 27th with an email from Dries saying that I had won the Platinum 3776 Century fountain pen sponsored by La Couronne du Comte.

Excuse me, I need to take a moment to


yet again.

I was in Philly last week when the pen was delivered, unbeknownst to me, to our mailbox. Poor Dries was stressing that the pen was lost. Sorry, Dries!

Needless to say, it felt like Christmas this past weekend with the unboxing of this lovely package from Dries. I've seen pictures of others' packages from La Couronne du Comte and the unwrapping of the package is as delightful as I imagined it would be.

I plan to do an in depth review and comparison with the Platinum 3776 Century Sai later on. In the meantime, here are some initial photos of this lovely pen.

Thanks again to the Pencilcase Blog and La Couronne du Compte for this a awesome pen. Congratulations to Dries for 3 years of great blogging and all the best in your feature pen and non-pen endeavours.