Edited by rickingvl on August 16, 2017, 4:28 pm
Two of our members just returned from the Washington DC Supershow and shared a few of their experiences. Ellie had great luck finding special inks, including a number of Noodlers LE’s from various shows, which he generously allowed us to sample.
Ellie was especially pleased with his score of a full bottle of Noodlers Red Oak Garnet, whose box had been hand numbered #1/27 by the man himself, Nathan Tardiff
I had expected to see a deep garnet red, but Jessica’s sampling showed it to be different than my expectation.
My comments calling it a bit feminine drew quick criticism from Ellie and Jessica, who pointed out that historically red was always thought to be a masculine color. I have learned from 46 years of marriage that the best policy to follow when at the bottom of a hole is to stop digging, so I said how much I liked the Boston Brahmin Blue and beat a hasty retreat.
Rick told the group that for him one of the highlights in DC was meeting the renowned pen reviewer SBRE Brown. Rick is a fairly conservative dresser while Stephen Brown is a bit less conservative. Can you tell who was who in this picture from the show?
Rick was especially fond of the Franklin Christoph Model 31 he bought in DC. It was crafted in a new resin produced for FC by Jonathan Brooks and first made available at the show. Each matte finish pen is different, with colors varying from green to blue to gray.
The crowd at our meeting couldn’t wait to get started on playing with each others’ pens and ink, and there was certainly something for everyone
I think this was Eric’s case, which contained some vintage beauties
I can’t remember who brought this lovely Bexley Prometheus
Dan brought this distinctive Russian Lunakhov Commemorative desk set from 1959, made by Soyuz of Leningrad, Russia
Perhaps this will give you a taste of how much fun we have. Please consider joining us! It doesn’t cost anything but your time and willingness to be friends!
Central Ohio Pen Club meets monthly on the second Sunday each month from 2 to 4 PM. The next few meetings will be at the Columbus Library Northern Lights Branch, 4093 Cleveland Ave, Columbus OH.. Future meetings are:
The October meeting will feature a presentation on “25 Years of Bexley Pens” by Howard Levy, the founder and President of Bexley Pen Company. We hope to see you at any or all of these meetings!
For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Central Ohio Pen Club Facebook Group