On April 20, 2013 I drove from Olympia to Bothell, Washington for the Seattle Pen Club meeting. It was great to see many of the people from I met during the October meeting and many new people too. I so enjoy being with people who love fountain pens. Often they will let you hold one of their treasured pens. Alice let me write with her beautiful Visconti Opera Master demonstrator. Gorgeous pen.
Jim Wolfe and I visited for quite awhile as we both like antiquing and vintage fountain pens. Jim showed me some of his recent finds, a beautiful black chased hard rubber Conklin engraved with “Bill,” a couple of Watermans and three especially nice vintage blue Parker Vacuumatics. I believe he’s going to restore one and sell it too me. I can’t wait. Jim is going to restore a couple of my Sheaffer touch downs and an Esterbrook that need new sacs. He’s going to the Chicago Pen Show and agreed to try to find a cap for my black Sheaffer Crest. I appreciate his willingness to help me get these pens repaired, they’ve been laying around for quite awhile. I hope to hear about his Chicago Pen Show experience. Many people say this show is a must for vintage pen collectors. One day I’ll get to go to a pen show.
George Long and Phil
Carolyn and Jim
John Mills brought his awe inspiring Sheaffer Balance Collection.
William (Bill) Sexauer let my try his Dupont Vertigo, Sheaffer Emerald Green, Parker 25, and Pilot 823 Italic fine. The Pilot 823 ink flow can be turned off and on using the blind cap. It is and excellent writing pen with great balance.
George asked me to take photos of this adorable mini fountain pen. I’ve asked George for the name of the pen, or if anyone knows, please comment. I like the aquamarine and red coloring.