Friday, January 12, 2018

September 2017 meeting photos--Part 4!

As I was going through my phone earlier this week, I found some photos I took at our September 2017 meeting which I forgot to post here. They aren't the greatest quality (I have a very old iPhone, so I always use my Panasonic Lumix LF1 digital camera) but some are of pens that weren't included in previous posts about that meeting (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) so I'm glad I found them.

Our primary topic was "THEY DON'T FAKE 'EM LIKE THEY USED TO!" (knockoffs/clones/fakes/"tributes") and our secondary theme is always Newest Acquisitions, so without further ado, here they are (~click on images to enlarge~)...
Jerred's Wancher "Forward" fountain pen, which looks a lot like a Lamy 2000 when capped. Jerred and I traded fountain pens at the next meeting, so I wound up getting this pen in trade in October. I'm very pleased with both its quality & the way it writes. Thanks again, Jerred!
Martim (Ricardo's brother, visiting from Portugal) brought along his TWSBI Diamond 580. It's not a clone, but a very well-made fountain pen that borrows some style features from the iconic Pelikan M800.
A lime-green TWSBI 'Eco' fountain pen (bottom) and its knockoff---the Lanbitou '3059' model, both owned by Stanley.
More fountain pens brought in by Stanley for our topic---a brass Delike "Alpha" fountain pen and the Kaweco "Sport" which inspired it. Next to them are a genuine stainless steel Parker "Sonnet", flanked by two copies.
Stanley's WingSung '618' model, a Parker 51 demonstrator clone.
On the left, Stanley's Jinhao '992' fountain pens (copies of the Sailor ProColor) and his colourful array of TWSBI 'Eco' clones --the Lanbitou '3059' models (which are also piston-fillers!).
CaliArts "Ego" piston-filler demonstrator model, a recent acquisition of Stanley's (Jerred brought in a solid pale blue version to our October meeting, which I photographed here)
(Left to right): Bruce's CONID Bulkfiller fountain pen, TWSBI Diamond 530 (or 540?), Pelikan M800, OMAS 'Paragon' and the Wahl-Eversharp 'Doric' which inspired it, and a Hero '616' fountain pen (Parker '51' clone, made in China).
Mindy's Jinhao "Shark" fountain pen and her clear Pilot 'Penmanship' pen above it. I like how Jinhao took the overall shape of the Pilot and turned it into a cool-looking writing instrument :)
Mindy's genuine Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir fountain pen and its beautiful knockoff. Which one is which? I have no idea, because they both look great!

Don't forget: our next VPC meeting is next Thursday, January 19, 2018 at the Oakridge library (all details in this post: link). No need to RSVP---just drop in and see what our pen club is all about!

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