Many thanks to all who entered our mystery ink contest — and thanks to those who weighed in with speculation and guesses about what, exactly, the “J” in J. Herbin stood for.
My favorite suggestion: Jacqueline (an appropriate suggestion from a Jackie). I’m fairly certain, though, that J. Herbin was a man — a woman sailor and ink maker in that era would have been so rare that I doubt her name would have been forgotten — but who knows… Jean and Jacques were our most popular suggestions.
Anyway, I’ll keep you posted if I ever learn more. Who, then, are the winners of our mystery bottles of ink? From my own sailor’s cap I pulled the following names:
- Bridgett B.
- G.G. G.
- Soren M.T.
If your name’s on this list, be on the lookout for an email from us, and a package in the mail with your prize.
If not, check back… well, tomorrow, actually, when I’ll post the next contest.