Our meeting started with a terrific surprise. Len Provisor kindly sent a large stack of vintage and contemporary blotters for our members so everyone went home with a gift.
And what’s a birthday/anniversary without cake?
It’s on to “Black Pen Day”. Go big or go home!
Here’s an interesting Pelikan Twist. This seems to be the love child of an Omas 360 and a Nakaya Decapod Twist, but it is apparently a rather inexpensive pen in Germany. Note the Lamy-like nib.
Hey! That’s not a black pen! Well, what do you expect when the owner’s name is Blue. She pointed out that her Esterbrook DOES have black in it, so all is good.
More food! Donuts, a peace offering from a member who arrived late. Note that half were gone before I could even get there to take a picture!
Karas Custom Barstock K. The cap is aluminum while the barrel is Delryn (plastic)
WTF? Hey, we don’t judge! All pens are welcome!
Two Black Birds. Pelikan 805’s in Black and Stresemann
Shark! Made in China and complete with eyes, mouth, and gills.
If you’ve read this far, a member needs help. Her black Montblanc was originally her mother’s, and she’d like to know what model it is, and perhaps the approximate age.
One of the new Conklin DuraFlex pens that sold out in three hours at Goulet
Lest we be accused of being unidimensional, here is a non-black pen that is really different. This pen featured a double helix inside! If I wrote this down correctly, the material is by Carolina Pen, the body including the double helix was 3D printed by Addictive Pens, and the cap and grip section turned by Fisher Pens.
Our next meeting will be Sunday April 8 when our theme will be European Pens. Bring your pens from UK, Germany, and Italy for Show & Tell. And if you have any from Andorra, Lichtenstein, or other European countries, bring those too! I have two from Spain I’ll be bringing!
Sunday April 8, 2 to 4 PM
Columbus Metro Library – Northern Lights Branch
4093 Cleveland Ave