**WIN** this 18K Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new, in lavish box.
All German made fountain pen, top end quality. The superb Festive Season gift idea for a partner, a Boss, someone special, or YOURSELF! In stunning Design award-winning Italian made gift/storage box, with slide out drawers, with polishing cloth, and Deluxe leather carry case, extra ink cartridges, and ink converter etc.
A hand numbered and timeless pen, for those who like the VERY finest things in life. Each pen is hand engraved with a unique number you enter into the Warranty book, along with your name and Register it with them globally. I picked it up out of the box - SUPER SOLID and substantial and weighty -- a real article of quality feel that oozes LUXURY. 8)
VERY expensive 18 carat solid GOLD nib. This exact same pen was advertised in the current Australia Post Philatelic “Impressions” Deluxe catalogue, page 41, for $A1,254, which is RRP and it totally sold out fast as you can see - see https://tinyurl.com/OttoAP - full details of this pen on that link.
I was talking today with Ian Pitt, the Managing Director of Renniks/Lighthouse, who recently became Australian agents for this prestige and century old brand of bespoke German quality pens.
This one shown is THE very top of the line item, in the extensive OTTO HUTT craftsman pen series as you can see on their website. Based in Pforzheim, Germany - in the Black Forest, OTTO HUTT has been a leader in quality pens for a Century -
I bought a few sets of these for stock, as many of my clients will like such a cool and functional piece at this time of year, (the Australia Post allocation totally sold out at $1,254 as you can see!) and added them as an introductory special at $250 off today -
Anyway, Ian was interested in doing something promotional to bring this superb range of famous German Pens to the attention of a global audience, and thought https://www.stampboards.com and "Stamp News" would help achieve that, and offered me a boxed set of the absolute Top Of The Range of the product line to give away right here!
So many thanks to the wonderful generosity of Ian and Renniks, here we go. A fun thing for members to take a few guesses at, over the long Festive break.
By all means email the link to this thread to all your stamp collecting friends - they are ALL able to enter for FREE - as often as they wish - Just email them this link, and it will be easy to follow for them --> https://tinyurl.com/WinGoldOtto
I use mine all the time, and they really are thick, robust and long lasting. We actually have a wide range of stampboards T Shirts, baseball caps, pens, and mousemats etc here - https://tinyurl.com/GoodiesSB
We have way over 20,000 REAL members, from over 160 different countries, who have now made well over 6 MILLION posts here over our 12 years. ALL 20,000 have a chance to win this! English, Canadian, American, Chinese, German, Indian, Brazilian etc - EVERYONE reading this is urged to enter.
And that number of course CAN start in zero.
History shows us this thread will get to many 10,000s of posts very fast.
So post NOW, and post often - or miss your chance! There are NO limits on how many times you can enter. NO skill needed - just type any 5 digit number.
If you get 5 spare minutes at home or work each day, make THIS thread your first destination.
How is the winner determined? Quite simply - Wall Street will tell us! 8)
We simply will look at where the Wall Street Dow Jones Index finishes at end of trading in New York at the end of NY trading on Friday, January 10th, 2020. When the Trading Closing Bell ring at 4pm there, we will have our winner. Therefore we can't be accused of rigging things!
The last five (5) digits is what we look at.
The very last posting can be made an hour before Wall Street closes on that day, Friday January 10, 2020. Anything guessed after that is deemed invalid. Anyway, it is clearly impossible to cheat - even 5 seconds from final bell, the last 4 numbers will vary wildly to the final figure, due to the usual 10,000s of automated computer trades.
i.e., if Wall Street closes at 25,216.54 - the last 5 digits or 21654 makes the stampboards member who first posted 21654 on this thread the WINNER!
The site we will use to verify the Wall Street final 5 digits, as regards to accuracy (some newspapers or servers round number up or down to the nearest whole number) is as it will be shown daily on CNN Finance - https://money.cnn.com/data/markets - who always show the close to 2 decimal points. i.e. on November 26 it officially closed at 28,128.68 etc.
So if Wall Street on January 10 officially ends at 25,216.54 - whomever first posts number 21654, or the nearest guess above or below that number, is the WINNER.
ANYONE can win ..... all Moderators included - except myself. It is a totally random 5 digit number to 2 decimal points that Wall Street will reveal to us that day, at close of trading January 10, 2020 in New York.
The FIRST member to post the correct number will be our winner. If 2 members type the correct number, the FIRST one to do so, shall be the winner.
Type ONLY 5 numerals - no spaces or periods or commas - simply 21654 etc - as otherwise the final audit of winner will be impossible. All other entries are deemed invalid. Add commas etc, and you are DISQUALIFIED, so fair warning. We can't search for 21,654 or 21'654 or 21°654 etc as some European and Latin members type, for 5 digit numbers. NO PUNCTUATIONS.
Remember ...... make 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5,000 guesses - and your Member Star level moves up with EVERY post you make - even within this one thread. And that of course gives you 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5000 different chances to win!
EVERY post you make within this thread moves your member count up one.
And post EARLY and post OFTEN
Did you know we have THIRTY different colour star levels - based on your post count, and which are changed automatically by the software? All of them fully outlined here:
If you for instance only have 15 posts now - you will get an Aqua Star at 25 posts, a very neat Black Ninja Star at 50, and a classy RED star at 100 etc. You can readily achieve all those in a a few minutes on just one thread, and maybe win something worth many $100s whilst doing it.
You can make 10 or 50 or 100 or 1000 posts in a row if you wish ... it greatly increases your chances ..... so go for it!
We had over 100,000 entries in our "Millionth Post" thread -
In fact as I type this, our total posts on the boards are 6,174,794 as you can see at the base of each page. If we get even a fraction of that same kind of member response to this giveaway, we will very easily hit 6.25 MILLION posts in weeks!
The Judge's decision is final on any disputes .... and guess who the Judge is here.
In the very remote case the Wall Street number is NOT selected by anyone - the NEXT closest number above it posted here shall be deemed the winner.
i.e. if 21654 is the last 5 digit Wall Street finish, and is not found posted, then 21655 is the winner ... or the next number above that which IS posted here - it might be 21667 or 21669 for instance.
All very simple to isolate for scrutineering, using the forum specific search function here. And MANY members here always double check things, to make sure there are no mistakes.
It really shows what a fine COMMUNITY SPIRIT we have here.
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