Noodler’s Ink Store-Exclusives: A Scavenger Hunt Begins

An attempt at a complete list of Noodler's inks that are exclusively sold at a single location.

Before I had to cancel my trip to Tokyo in April, I had read all about the various exclusive Sailor inks that can be found all over Japan. For some reason, though, it didn’t occur to me that there were exclusive inks to be found in the USA. Of course there are.

Blackstone Lemur Lime Ink Bottle and Ink Swabs for Review Cover
Blackstone’s “Lemur Lime” is sold exclusively at Lemur Ink.

I ran across Blackstone’s exclusive “Lemur Lime” at Lemur Ink, and immediately bought it (review here). Colorverse has a couple of Dromgoole’s exclusive inks (NASA Blue and Purple Cosmo… I bought them last week), and Robert Oster has at least one exclusive ink at Vanness (Berry d’Arche… not in my collection, yet).

Then I remembered that Goulet Pens had an exclusive Noodler’s Ink called “Liberty’s Elysium” and when I searched for it, I found that it was not the only one. There are at least three exclusive Noodler’s inks available from Goulet, and of course, that made me wonder how many others were out there.

Bottles of Noodler's Anti-Fascist Blue and Noodlers Steel Blue
Here are two Dromgoole’s exclusive inks from Noodler’s: Anti-Fascist Blue, an anti-feathering bulletproof dark blue ink, and Steel Blue, another bullet-proof ink.

It turns out that there have been a lot of them. Many of them were made for shops that have now closed. Some were made as small batches and are now sold out, and in some cases, the dyes required for certain inks are no longer available.

Noodler's "The Azure Main" and "The Plains Blue Rainbow" Ink Bottles
Noodler’s “The Plains Blue Rainbow” and “The Azure Main” Inks

But quite a few still exist. These are the American ones that I have discovered so far, including some that may not be available currently. Some inks, like Upper Ganges Blue, used to be exclusive but are now widely available, so I’ve removed them from my list:

Noodler’s Canadian & UK Exclusive Inks

I’ll try to forget for the moment that the Canadian border is closed to US residents at the moment and mention that there are some popular Canadian exclusive inks as well.

Some of the UK inks are now readily available in the USA, so I’ve left them off the list. These include Socrates and Mata Hari’s Cordial.

Like many of you, I’m sick of being cooped up at home (or at least, in my own city) and I’m ready to get out on the road. As I thought about these inks, I started imagining a road trip… a long, ink road trip around the country, collecting exclusive Noodler’s inks.

Noodler's Ink Revolution Blue and Liberty's Elysium
Noodler’s “Revolution Blue” and “Liberty’s Elysium” Inks

My quest will have to begin with Goulet Pens, of course, because they don’t have a brick and mortar location. And then? Maybe I’ll head for Texas, by way of California…

What Noodler’s Exclusive Inks Have I Missed?

I’m pretty sure that Noodler’s has exclusive inks for shops outside the USA, and I’ve ignored them completely so far. But if you know of ANY Noodler’s exclusive inks that are not in my list above, please let me know!

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DarlingRose
DarlingRose
19 days ago

There’s Pacific Dawn at the Golden Gate that was a Straits Pens exclusive from 2016. (A US named Ink for a Singapore Distributor) There’s reviews of it and I got to try it out at a pen show last year (2021) at the testing lounge for the San Francisco Pen Show. I can’t stress enough what a strange ink this is. It goes down watery almost like blue paint water and then as it oxidizes it shifts from a deep blue to lightening and bringing out pink and red tones. It really did remind me of a rising dawn. It’s… Read more »

Thomas Aasen
Thomas Aasen
1 year ago

I have some bottles of a rare Noodler’s Ink. You could only buy it in Sweden and only in the city of Stockholm. The name of this ink is “Noodler’s Stockholm Indego””. It’s very waterproof and also UV lightproof, perfect for signing important papers and spionasje. I got a friend in Sweden to buy me 20 bottles. They had already taken it from the shelf’s. So I got them for a good price. I regret not buying them all for trading to collectors of Noddler’s Ink, and I guess there are some collectors out there. Anyway, I have around 4-7… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Thomas Aasen
Ingela Hedman
Ingela Hedman
10 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Aasen

Hello Thomas!

Sweden here. 😀
I am VERY interested in the Stockholm ink! Sadly, I am not sure I have any ink that you would be interested in, but please let me know if you have something particular in mind. I do have some spare bottles of some limited Lamy inks from the last years, some unavailable now, if that would be of interest (not the rarest I’m afraid).

Hoppas att du hör av dig, vill verkligen ha tag på det enda svenska bläcket av Noodler’s!

Hälsningar från grannen, 😄
Ingela

Christopher P
Christopher P
9 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Aasen

Howdy Thomas, I posted on your other comment and figured I’d reply to this one too. If you still have some Stockholm Indego I’m interested and would love if you could reach out to me at WisconsinNoodlersFan@protonmail.com

E. Kumagai
E. Kumagai
1 year ago

Thanks for your ink review. Was pleasantly surprised to see that a favorite of mine made your list, (Canadian) Wonderpens’ Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham. I “discovered” this ink via a favorable review from VittaR’s YouTube channel. It’s an Eternal ink that behaves well on my engineering notebook paper, and a nice blue hue that I enjoy. Unfortunately, True Blue Anti-Fascist is fashionably out of stock. Hopefully it will be restocked, it looks promising.

Maria from @inks.inspirations

Hi, I think you might add four inks made by Noodler´s exclusively for the Fountain Pen Network: Dumas Tulipe Noire, Galileo Manuscript Brown, Van Gogh Starry Night & Votaire Candide Vermilion.

Stockholm Indigo was made exclusive for NK in Stockholm.

For the UK market they have El Lawrence, but I´m not sure is exclusive to any store so it might not fit in your list of exclusive inks 😉



Thomas Aasen
Thomas Aasen
1 year ago

Hi Maria. I still have around 3-7 bottles of “Noodler’s Ink Stockholm Indego” left for trading in other inks. I do collect both Ink and Fountain Pens, but Ink is my passion even I don’t have the big collection. The bottle is an 3 Oz by weight, so there’s plenty of ink. It is water resistant and UV lightproof. (A real spy ink and signature ink. Would be great before the age of computers). So if you’re interested or know of some who collects the Noddler’s Ink and would like this rare one that was only sold in Sweden and… Read more »

Christopher P
Christopher P
9 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Aasen

Howdy Thomas, If you still have bottles of Stockholm Indego I’d love to chat! I am just starting my Noodler’s Collection and am interested.

Please drop me a line at WisconsinNoodlersFan@protonmail.com