Monday, February 25, 2013

Lamy night at Perks!

February's meeting topic was Lamy Writing Instruments and drew 14 members plus a special guest---Michael Pons, a representative for the Canadian distributor for Lamy, Visconti, Faber-Castell & Diplomat. Michael gave an enlightening and entertaining talk on Lamy writing instruments & accessories and was kind enough to show us some examples of the brand-new Lamy Al-Star for 2013 in the Pearl finish, an attractive champagne colour: (pen photo by Mike M)

(Michael Pons--center, between Anne F. and Glenn M. in photos above)

Many examples of Lamy writing instruments were brought in by our members and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to Michael for coming to our meeting to talk about Lamy products. Grateful thanks also to Louise & Norm for the door prize, a pen-related book they acquired at the Melbourne Pen Show last year while in Australia.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday March 21 at Perks, and the topic will be "Get the Lead Out! (mechanical pencils-modern & vintage)". (rest of photos by Richard Clarke)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Two vintage demonstrators

Longtime VPC member Derek L. kindly provided us with photos of the two vintage demonstrators he brought in for our January meeting. The top image is Derek's Parker '51' Special demonstrator and the bottom photo is his über-cool Sheaffer Snorkel demonstrator. Many thanks, Derek!
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