The Central Ohio Pen Club held our regular monthly meeting this past Sunday with the theme “Our Goodies from the Ohio Pen Show”. Everyone shared their prizes with the club, after which we played with each other’s pens and ink and had our usual good time. Talk about a diversity of interests!
Rather than blab about it, I’ll focus on the pictures of everyone’s treasures, with just a few words of narration.
Before I start, let me mention that our next meeting (Sunday December 10) will be “Demonstrator Day” and will feature a presentation by renowned collector/dealer Howard Edestein who will join us from Cleveland to share his collection of Demonstrator pens with us. Details are at the end of this post. Now, on to the pens!
Jack bought an Edison Herald with an 18K gold nib in a most attractive acrylic
Elie found a super cool safety dip pen with a disappearing glass nib. It is from Occupied Japan (1940’s to early 1950’s) and features an ink reservoir. The nib is extended and retracted by turning the knob at the end of the barrel.
Nikolaos shared his Aurora Superna in original box from the 1930’s. Apparently he has already sold or trade this for something better, though I’m not sure how much better pens can get.
Brandon won one of the doorprizes at the show – a Bexley that was from a special edition produced for FB Fountain Pens Group reaching 10,000 members
Bonita landed two beauties at the show along with a Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6. I didn’t catch the brand but I think at least one was a Laban.
Erik showed the group the coolest lever operated pencil from the 1920’s as well as a Conklin Spencerian in outstanding lapis celluloid
Denise joined us all the way from Dayton, and managed to talk her husband into driving her! She also opted for celluloid, this a Platinum 3776 in koi.
And continuing with celluloids, Rick loved his Lapis Visconti Voyager from the 1990’s so much he found its sister in a much more rare coral color.
Gary’s Mabie Todd desk pen was a gorgeous jade color
Roy landed this Montblanc 74 at the show’s auction
Andy bought a Striped Duofold. I wish the lighting allowed me to capture its full beauty
Lisa found a Franklin Christoph Model 02 with a Tibaldi celluloid finial which unfortunately doesn’t show up well in my picture
Dan’s Parker Duofold clone by made Empire
Frank found a Wing Sung dual use Fountain Pen/Ball Point all in one pen. Now THAT’S efficient!
Jessica, our ink lady, further increased her stash
Doug found a Sheaffer Snorkel in its original box. The pen had a Sheaffer price sticker of $15.50 and a retailer sticker from Famous Barr Company of $8.97 He didn’t tell us the 2017 price.
Elizabeth found the sweetest Wahl ring top pen and pencil set in original box. At least, it was the sweetest until she also showed us her Swan Mabie Todd Moire with hand done inlay, shown just below the set.
After Elizabeth showed us her lil’ darlins, Nikos produced the opposite end of the extreme. It is a 1970’s Japanese eyedropper made of cocobolo by Eisube Sakai. Rick also had a pen from the show of cocobolo (by Ryan Krusac), but after Nikos whipped his out Rick suffered a severe case of pen envy and at that point quit taking pictures
I have one more picture of a pen and owner I didn’t write down. I didn’t want to skip anyone so here is someone’s beautiful mottled red pencil. Perhaps it is Erik’s lever filled pencil that left me so captivated I failed to take notes?
Look like fun? The only thing missing is YOU!!! Come on out and join us!
Next meeting will be Sunday December 10, 2 to 4 pm at Columbus Metro Library Northern Lights Branch, 4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus
The Theme will be “Demo Day” and special guest Howard Edelstein from Cleveland will join us to share his collection of Demonstrator pens. If you’ve got ‘em, bring ‘em. We hope to see you there!