Sunday, May 10, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 11

VPC member René always has some interesting pen-related acquisitions to show at our pen club meetings. Since our last meeting in February, René (who came up with the idea for our virtual "show & tell") acquired a lot of new pens and sent me photos of them. I wasn't sure which photos of his to post first, but René made it very easy for me, later saying "No problem with the order of posting them, but maybe the 2K next, whenever that can be. I'm kinda proud of that one. :-)"

I, too, would be proud to own the "2k" he mentioned, so without further ado, here it is --- Rene's 2019 Lamy '2000' Bauhaus Limited Edition fountain pen:

(all photos courtesy of René ~ please click on images to enlarge)

In his words: "This is the 2019 Lamy 2000 Bauhaus Limited Edition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Bauhaus art and design movement. Though the Lamy 2000 is technically a post-Bauhaus design (so I read), it is a descendant of the movement, and reflects the ideals of the design philosophy - the synthesis of elegant modern design and functionality. Unlike the regular Lamy 2000, it is deep blue, with the edition number on one side of the clip, opposite the Lamy name."
"It comes in a large, square box with a very thick journal and a booklet with the Bauhaus history in it, as well as the matching edition number near the back."
"The last picture is a colour comparison with the standard Lamy 2000. It is an edition of 1919 (the year of the birth of Bauhaus), and mine is #1449. (For those of you who are math nerds, 1449 = 3*3*7*23.)"

Lastly, René adds: "The Vancouver Pen Shop held the Bauhaus Lamy 2000 for me from last year and I decided to pick it up recently to help them out with my business and I want to encourage others to help them out as well if they can."

René - thank you for all your contributions to our pen club "show & tell", both online and in-person!

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