Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sumgai Find ~ Sheaffer Pen For Men (PFM)

I brought this lovely vintage fountain pen to our January meeting (when our topic was Sumgai Finds ) but forgot to post a photo of it. It's a glossy black Sheaffer PFM (Mark I) that I acquired on Craigslist late last year:
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You never know what you can find at garage sales, antique stores, eBay or Craigslist until you look (and keep looking!). Best of luck finding your own "sumgai" pen!

~ blog post by Maja ~

Friday, February 21, 2014

Second- & Third-Tier Pens

Thanks to everyone (all 21 of you!) who came to Perks for our February meeting last night. The topic of second- and third-tier vintage fountain pens was well-represented with examples of Esterbrook, Wearever, Eclipse & Morrison pens and many others. Many thanks to Charles for the theme idea & short talk on the topic, as well as to Brian, who brought a large variety of beautiful & colourful pens.
(from right to left: Ben, Bill K, Charles, Greg, Brian, Stuart and Louise)

One of the pens Brian brought in to show us was this gorgeous WASP (short for W. A. Sheaffer Pen Company) Large 'Clipper' De Luxe made by Sheaffer under the imprint of their sub-brand WASP :

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our next meeting will be held on Thursday March 20th---details (including theme) to follow, so watch this space!