Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A few more March meeting photos!

I grabbed a few photos at the March meeting as well...

Waterman's largest pen at the time (I've forgotten the model name, alas) next to the Doll Pen in its case:

Here it is next to an even bigger Waterman 20, which is a real monster:

A whole bunch of pens! I'm not going to try to name all of these...

Some very nice overlay pens, among other beauties:

Some of Brian's Waterman collection, showing a real range of colors:

Friday, March 16, 2012

March meeting photos

We had an excellent turnout for our meeting last night---19 of us showed up to see and hear about Waterman fountain pens---and I'm happy to report that both vintage and modern Waterman pens were well-represented.

Special thanks to Brian for bringing so many great pens, as well as some rare Waterman company literature to share with us. Brian was also kind enough to donate a door prize (an impressive 'no-name' fountain pen) for our draw, which was won by Glenn C. Many thanks to everyone (too many people to name!) who brought their Waterman fountain pens for us to see--- your participation is invaluable! ---and to all who showed up for the March meeting. Next meeting date: Thursday April 19th (Theme: TBA)

Now, here are some quick photos that Richard snapped using his camera phone (click on individual photos to enlarge) :

(Brian---in foreground, with his back to the camera---gave a nice talk on various Waterman fountain pens, from the world's smallest---the Waterman 'Doll' pen, roughly the size of a matchstick---to the gorgeous '100 Year' pen, and everything in between!)

(Bill S--slightly left of center, with pale long-sleeved shirt--- brought his dazzling collection of Waterman Directeur Général fountain pens; Glenn C--far right, with pale long-sleeved shirt--- brought a lovely vintage black hard rubber Waterman with a very flexible nib. Bruce and Julienne--- to Glenn C's immediate right---admire a vintage Waterman pen brought in by Brian. Julienne forgot to bring her lovely Waterman Exception, but Bruce remembered to bring his Waterman Charleston; Graham---foreground, with red T-shirt---brought his lone Waterman, a nice Taperite Citation)

(Sam C--standing to Bill's left---brought his collection of Waterman pens, which included a stunning Liaison set, among other great pens; new VPC member John H---standing to Bill's right--- brought his Waterman 100 Yr/Emblem, a WWII-era pen with great sentimental value )

(Glenn M---far left, leaning on table---brought a wonderful collection of Waterman pens, including some modern Patricians and several Edsons; Michael---left foreground, with glasses---brought some classic Waterman pens, including a glossy black Waterman CF set, Waterman's first cartridge pen; Ralph---in lower right hand corner of photo---brought along a Waterman Laureat pen that was given to passengers who flew on Air France's Concorde plane)

(VPCer Mark---extreme left of photo---and I---wearing a black T-shirt---brought our respective Waterman collections, both good representations of Waterman's vintage pens, although Mark's oldest Waterman pen predates mine by several decades :)

(Christopher R---far left, wearing light-coloured jacket---brought a boxed Waterman Phileas "starter" set, a great "First Fountain Pen", now sadly discontinued; David S---to Christopher's right---listens to Brian's presentation; Derek---not pictured---arrived late, but brought along some amazing vintage Watermans)

Friday, March 2, 2012

March meeting details!

February went by so quickly it's hard to believe that it's almost time for another VPC meeting!
Here are the details regarding our next pen club meetup:

Date: Thursday March 15, 2012
Place: Perks pen store --- 5844 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC (usual place)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm ("early birds" welcome at 6:00pm to chat before the meeting).
Theme: Waterman Fountain Pens ~ Vintage & Modern.
As always, "New Acquisitions" are our secondary topic. If you don't have any Watermans or new pens/ink/paper to show, don't worry---come anyways, and see what other members have brought!

Hope to see a good turnout!