Pens for Aid: a charity auction to raise money for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda victims.

After a two weeks, we have given over PHP230,000 to the Philippine Red Cross (around USD5,360)! (Will update this total soon!) What began as a small effort is turning into a big-hearted contribution from donors and bidders alike. More lovely people have donated pens, so Pens for Aid will extend until next week.  Check the right column for ongoing auctions, or just click “Auctions” under categories, or type “auctions” in the search box to call up the list.

I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. 🙂 We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross ( directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!

The entire amount of the winning bids will go directly to the Philippine Red Cross. Please bid generously. Hugs to all of you.

(I think the error message issue has been resolved. But holler if you still get a notice!)

Now closed. Congratulations to the winners:

Early Moore Safety with flexible fine nib

Platinum 3776 Shoji demonstrator with soft fine nib

A very special Filipino Edition Frankensnork with uncommon medium-bold nib (thank you Tom of pen and photo blog

Gray Kaweco Al Sport with BB nib (thank you BBITW! Find Karlo’s pen, ink and notebook reviews at And All Other Tasks)

Green Esterbrook J with 1551 Student and 9048 Flexible Fine nib units (thank you Sheila of pen and ink blog Does This Pen Make Me Look Fat)

Sheaffer Craftsman pen and pencil set in green marine striated celluloid (thank you Tom at

Mabie Todd Swan in green marble celluloid with super flexy nib (thank you Tom at

50th Anniversary Pilot Capless in Maple donated by Cult Pens

Nakaya Long Piccolo in glossy black donated by Aesthetic Bay

Omas Ogiva Vision LE in turquoise donated by Fook Hing

Art by Gentian Osman (thank you Gentian!)

Complete Osmiroid Drawing Pen Set featuring a Sketch nib, a Copperplate nib, and more.

Omas Bologna in L’Acqua di Bologna donated by Awesome Pen Person

2 Faber Castell LOOM fountain pens in piano black and white donated by Awesome Pen Person

Visconti Salvador Dali in brown donated by Fook Hing

Stipula Vedo Demonstrator in Onyx donated by Pengallery

Maita Fashion pen (by Marlen Pens) donated by Pengallery

Delta Fusion 82 in white donated by Pengallery

Danitrio Takumi in nashiji-nuri donated by Fook Hing and Dani International

One-year membership to the Writing Equipment Society donated by the WES

Menlo Pump Filler in blue/gold striated acrylic donated by Edison Pen

Boots Chatsworth with broad flex nib donated by Cathedral Pens

The definitive Waterman book by Max Davis and Gary Lehrer donated by UK Pen Shows

A Cross Century pen and pencil from Cathedral Pens

Sheaffer Compact II from Cathedral Pens

Good Service lever filler from Cathedral Pens

Sailor 1911M with fine nib from Peter (thank you Peter!)

Pelikan M800 Brown Tortoiseshell Special Edition from DeScribe of FPN

Montblanc 146 LeGrand Signature for Good donated by Bob Soltys

Handmade leather journal donated by Cary Yeager of Fountain Pen Day

Pelikan M805 Blue Stripe with fine nib donated by Thomas R. Hall

MacNiven and Cameron Waverley pen from Peaceable Writer

Bexley Admiral in Sea Camo donated by Peter (thanks Peter!)