First Big Pen Meet


I attended my first big pen meet today! Being a little introverted, it’s difficult for me to meet new people. This group is quite different, though. Everybody’s very nice, polite, accommodating and self-possessed. One of them repaired my Parker 51 Special pencil (so glad to have that back). Here are some of the pens that I saw at the meet:

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It was my first time to see Montblanc’s Writers Editions and wow, they’re pretty amazing. My favorite is the Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain. Really gorgeous pens.

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That is a gorgeous sight. And below, a closer look at the Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift pens.

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Perhaps one of my favorite pens at the meet was this demonstrator Parker 51. I loooove Parker 51’s, and I’ve never seen a demonstrator in person. It’s absolutely lovely.

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There were also Pelikans that I’ve never seen before. 

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Vintage and modern Parkers, among others.

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…and a lot of people who really appreciate writing, fine writing instruments, paper and everything related to it. It’s nice to see people who get as excited as I do when they see a stack of new journals for sale, who sniff the pages as excitedly as I do and who are as OC with their pen cases as I am. Haha. I loved it. I’m hoping to be at the next pen meets again. This time I’ll overcome my shyness and try to talk to more people.

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2 thoughts on “First Big Pen Meet

    • Pao says:

      I think it took a full 7 months of hemming and hawing before I attended my first mini-meet. Haha. It’s alright, I guess you’re the best person to know when to finally take the plunge and meet other people. 🙂

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