Sunday, August 19, 2012

Obscure Fountain Pen Brands

Many thanks to all who came to our August 16th meeting at Perks, and special thanks to May for the ink samples! Despite the heat, we had a good turnout--fifteen members, including four newcomers (Anne F, Greg H, Mike M, and Norman C). In all the excitement, I forgot to take photos, so I snapped this one at home after the meeting:
A photo of three obscure fountain pen brands, all made by J. Harris & Co., which eventually became the Majestic Pen Company (from bottom: Congress, Ambassador & Majestic fountain pens). The Majestic is a fountain pen/mechanical pencil combo. The ink is Diamine Turquoise, which I got in the Ink Swap (thanks, Charles!).

I made a list of the brands that our members brought in for our theme of "Obscure Fountain Pen Brands": Salz, Tombow, Recife, Kaweco, Wancher, CONID, Diamond Point, Celtic Pen, Centropen, Rexpen, Padrino, X-Pen, Marxton, Ottawa, Eagle, Epenco, Majestic, Congress, Ambassador, Stratford, Kolber, American, Eberhard-Faber, Arnold, Jefferson, Waterson, DuBarry, Biltwel, Empire, Ever Ready, Adria Gold, Bankers Pen, Phoenix, Remington, Rex and Superman.

~ Next meeting: Thurs September 20 at Perks! (theme/topic: "Flexible Nibs") ~

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Next meeting--Thursday August 16 at Perks

We're back at Perks pen shop for our August meeting, after last month's dinner. Incidentally, this month's meetup will be VPC meeting #50 (if you include our summer dinners) of our little pen club. How time flies! Many thanks to all who have attended and participated at our meetings since our club started in December 2006.

Now, here are the details regarding our upcoming meeting....
Date: Thursday August 16, 2012
Place: Perks pen store at 5844 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC (ie. the usual place)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm ("early birds" welcome at 6:00pm to chat before the meeting).
Theme: "Obscure Fountain Pen Brands" and our biannual Ink Swap! We're not too picky, but suffice to say, if we've done the pen brand as one of our monthly themes already, it is not an obscure brand:)

As usual, "Newest Acquisitions" is our secondary topic, so if you have some cool new pen/ink/paper/accessory to show, please bring it along, too. Regarding the Ink Swap: if you have any bottled ink (or ink cartridges) that you've like to trade with your fellow VPC members, please bring them to the meeting. This is 100% voluntary, of course and no pressure to bring anything if you like all your inks!