Monday, November 15, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 285 (part 1 of 4)

The year 2008 saw many exciting events -- the XXIX Summer Olympics in Beijing, Barack Obama winning the U.S. Presidential election...and the release of this gorgeous fountain pen, recently acquired by our fellow Vancouver Pen Club member, Lawrence! It's part of its manufacturer's Pen of the Year series (started in 2003), which features an annual release of a Limited Edition fountain pen of historical significance. 

Lawrence was kind enough to include photos of the actual unboxing of his beautiful new pen, so we'll break his review into four parts---parts 1 & 2 today and parts 3 & 4 on Wednesday.
So, without further ado, let's turn it over to Lawrence...

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

 Lawrence: "As promised, I'm sending the review / pictures of the POY (Pen of the Year). This will be in few parts as I have taken tons of photos for this.

Basically, I will start with the unboxing of the "box" (I opened it for the first time for this photoshoot so it's actually my first time seeing the box for the pen). Here goes....

So the box came in a box in another box (inception...)

Box 1


Box 2

The real box:

"The packaging seems rather ridiculous, but I think there may be a reason for this (which I will take a guess at later on). So it's a wooden box, with two compartments one for the pen: "

"And a smaller drawer for the pamphlet explaining how beautiful and awesome the pen is blah...blah..."

(Lawrence's review is continued in part 2 ...)

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