There is no other way to say this but straight up. Dick Egolf passed away two days ago. He was the founder of Luxury Brands, LLC, distributor of Platinum and Noodler’s products and a good friend to the fountain pen community.
Dick was known for amongst other things enormous generosity. In fact he gave me my first Platinum #3776 Music Nib several years ago which instantly became my favorite. Over time he sent many inks and pens and contributed greatly to keeping Inkophile alive. For that I will be forever grateful.
Dick’s legacy will be carried forward by family members, Carol and John Gillett. They have been running the day-to-day business for the past year though Dick continued to be involved with the nurturing of his dream.
Thank you, Dick, for your contribution to the fountain pen world. You will be missed.