Saturday, September 28, 2013

Another one!

Mamma mia!

Glenn has just emailed me a photo of another new acquisition made recently on his trip to Italy! This one is the stunning new limited edition OMAS Vintage '360' series in smoke colour: (click on the photo below to see a close-up of this marvelous material)

Glenn writes: "These are stunning pens, with the incredible smooth OMAS nibs. The body and cap have a fine diamond pattern engraved in the cotton resin body." He goes on to say that this is apparently the last colour in the 360 Vintage series, and if you wish to get your hands on one before they sell out (only 360 were made), he recommends contacting Marco or Derick at (store website here), where Glenn purchased his own pen.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Glenn's (Italian) Pens!

Glenn Marcus, one of our long-time Vancouver Pen Club members, just sent me a couple of photos of two recent acquisitions from his trip to Rome. The fountain pens are so beautiful that I just had to post them on our website (with his permission, of course :)

The first is a scarlet red OMAS Ogiva limited edition in celluloid created for the Novelli Pen shop in Rome. Glenn's particular fountain pen is #2 of 30 pens made, and it "writes like a dream", he says:

The second pen is another OMAS limited edition--an OMAS Extra Lucens in celluloid . Only 331 were produced, and Glenn is one of the lucky few to own this gorgeous fountain pen. In his email, he called it "a sexy pen", and I'm sure you would agree:
(click on images to enlarge)

Many thanks for the photos, Glenn, and congratulations on your two spectacular purchases! You can find photos & reviews of many more great fountain pens (and fountain pen inks, fountain pen-friendly paper & some great pen stores) on Glenn's excellent & informative website, Glenn's Pens.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Venue change for October 17th meeting

The venue for Thursday October 17th's meeting has been moved to the WHITE SPOT restaurant inside Oakridge Mall, and will be held from 6:00pm to 8:30pm or so. Please RSVP your attendance for this meeting before Saturday October 12 as per the group email instructions (or if you wish to join our club, at

Because of the difficulty in doing our usual "show & tell" while seated, our October topic/theme will be New Acquisitions. These can be any pens, inks, or pen-related accessories that you've acquired and want to show those seated around you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to everyone who came to our September meeting (last Thursday) with your "most frustrating & most improved" fountain pens. I forgot to bring my digital camera but we had 14 members in attendance and the meeting was enjoyable and informative. Valerie, the B.C rep for Staedtler dropped by with some information about their new line of fine writing instruments (which include fountain pens!) and we got to see a couple of examples in ballpoint form---one made of plum wood and another made of glossy black resin. Impressive quality and design! Looking forward to seeing more Staedtler products on pen store shelves later this year...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We will be having our biannual Ink Exchange at our November 21st meeting, when we will be back at Perks pen store. Our November topic will be "The Pens You'd Never Sell", an older topic that Glenn C. suggested we bring back. Many thanks to all members for their participation, enthusiasm and theme/topic suggestions! Cheers, ~Maja