Friday, January 6, 2017

November 2016 meeting photos (finally!)

We had good attendance at the November meeting, held at the Oakridge branch of the Vancouver Public Library; 14 members (Maja, Bruce, Ralph, Glenn M, Harry, Jerred, Christopher, Peter, Stanley, Stuart, June, Bart and newcomers Jenny and Sandra) were on hand to show their new acquisitions and black fountain pens (the latter being November's theme).

Without further ado, here are some of the pens we saw (apologies to those whose pens I forgot to photograph!)~ ~ ~ Click on photos to enlarge ~ ~ ~

Jerred's nice collection of black fountain pens, and two recent acquisitions on the right (a clear Wing Sung 698 and a blue LingMo 'Lorelei' model). The black pens are (L-R): Levenger 'Facets', Waterman 'Charleston', Pilot '912', Rotring 'Esprit', Pilot Custom (model FK-700R), Pilot Seremo (model FCM-500R), Delta 'Markiaro' and Duke 116 (Carbon Fiber):
The first half of Stuart's black pen collection---the black fountain pens are (L-R) TWSBI 'Eco', mystery pen , Sheaffer 'PFM', Sheaffer 'Valor', Sheaffer '100' in the "Friends of Winter--Pine" design, Sheaffer Snorkel (or Touchdown ??), and a Sheaffer 'Taranis'---and some newer acquisitions:
Part two of Stuart's black FP collection (black pens from L-R are: Waterman 'Expert', Kaweco 'Dia2', mystery pen & Montblanc 146) and some cool recent purchases, including a Faber-Castell 'E-Motion' fountain pen in Parquet Resin Brown--a pen model that has a wonderful steel nib (I own one, too!):
Ralph's fine examples of both vintage (Sheaffer PFM in the foreground, Sheaffer Targa in the box on the left) and modern MB Boheme in the box on the right) black fountain pens :
An interesting "Frankenpen" (pen made with parts from various pen models/manufacturers) that Harry brought in. It was put together by a friend of his and sports a vintage Parker 'Duofold' Streamline cap and barrel, a Soennecken clip and a nice vintage Wahl-Eversharp nib:
Here's that W-E nib...
Bruce's collection of black fountain pens---Italian beauties by Visconti (an 'Istos Aracnis' Limited Edition, a 'Divina', and a Limited Edition 'Australis' in the Opera Master design) and OMAS (old-style 'Paragon'), with a couple of German classics by Montblanc (a '146') and Pelikan (an M800) and a Bexley 'Americana' thrown in :)....
Part of my (Maja's) black fountain pen collection (hey, I've been collecting for more than 15 years :)
More black fountain pens of mine...
My parents' vintage Kaweco fountain pens in my Mom's old pen case (she kept that small photo of my Dad in it):
Glenn Marcus' great black fountain pen collection--part 1:
Part 2 of Glenn's collection:
Our secondary topic is always Newest Acquisitions. Here's a hard-to-find older Visconti ink that Bruce managed to acquire recently:
A Sheaffer Triumph that Christopher found in an antique shop, a great vintage find:
Christopher was kind enough to send me some photos (of pens he brought to the meeting) to post on our site:

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