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Copperplate Script Course


Items which are available here at John Neal, Bookseller are bolded. Our web store listing for the available items begins at the end of the supply list text, and continues over several pages. The store items appear in the same order as they do in the supply list.

Gillott 170 and 303 pen nibs (one each, minimum)
2 Speedball Oblique Copperplate Penholders
Clairefontaine Triomphe Stationary (or similar) (unlined!)
Two soft yellow pencils No. 1
One .5 mechanical pencil
White plastic eraser (Mars Staedtler or similar)


N71. Gillott 170 Nib

Smooth-gliding, flexible nib requiring a soft touch. Appropriate for x-heights from 3/16" to 1/4". Not for beginners. Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.




Your Price $1.29

N72. Gillott 303 Nib
N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib.

A popular nib for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes.





Your Price $1.19

H23. Hunt Oblique Penholder
Speedball Oblique Pen holder

Black plastic hourglass shape penholder with offset for nib. For copperplate and Spencerian. The offset helps righthanders with the letter slant. Most lefthanders use a straight holder not this oblique holder. However, some use an oblique holder.

These pointed nibs work in this holder: Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Hunt 99, Hunt 100, Hunt 101, Hunt 103, Hunt 104,
Gillott 170, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Gillott 1950
Hiro 700, Esterbrook 354, Brause Rose Nib.
The Nikko G nib will work okay, but the holder is not ideal for this nib.

Gillott 659 does NOT work with this holder; use H75 (Gillott Holder #51) instead.

The EF Principal does not work in this holder. See H48 Ziller Oblique Holder (Size) PRIN, and both the Blackwell Holders H50, H61



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P36. Clairefontaine Blank Pad (Unlined)
Clairefontaine Writing Pad

Triomphe. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm), 8.25"x11.75". Blank. Pad of 50 sheets. From France. Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian and Off-Hand Flourishing.



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S86. Eraser: Magic Rub
S86. Magic Rub Eraser

For erasing pencil guidelines. Non-abrasive.



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