Why name it after Bert Heiserman? Bert's Pen Haven in Kensington, MD was the local pen gathering spot on weekends for vintage pen collectors, and Bert introduced many of us to this hobby. Since Bert passed I missed those Saturday afternoons showing pens, looking at pens, and buying and selling them. We wanted to have at least one day to recapture the magic of meeting with each other
Where is it? The town of Brookeville is just north of Rockville and Olney MD, a DC suburb. From DC you drive straight up Georgia Avenue and the venue is on the right when you enter Brookeville. Parking is in the Church parking lot on the left. I will put up some signs
When is it? December 9th 2017 from 10am to 3pm. There is the possibility of getting some snacks and drink at the Beer Farm up the road. I haven't been there, but I'd imagine its a microbrewery of sorts. Maybe we can raise a glass to Bert's memory.
How much does it cost? Dealers? Admission? Parking? Free, free, free, free. No reserved dealer tables - but there will be plenty of table space for you to open up a few binders of pens. Some snacks, drinks or coffee would be a welcome contribution.
I'm hoping Alice will pay us a visit. Besides that, come out, relax and have some fun. I look forward to seeing all the pen fanatics of the DMV