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2011 La Pen Show Report


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#41 Chris Chalmers

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:30

I am exhausted just reading and devouring your photos with my whole envious attention! :crybaby: :cloud9: :puddle:

I would be hard pressed to choose just one pen, but I loved that modern Parker with the antique dip nib!! Of course some very venerable MBs were shown too! As for Maki-e!!!! what a show!

Your haul of Japanese pens look wonderful! Amazing, just amazing, and thanks for letting me be there via your posts! :yikes:
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:01

Ricky, how great to relive the show through your fabulous photos! I was the person lusting after Brett's Pelikan at the NoSoCal Pen Posse lunch... sigh. The guy you bought your Sonnecken from was named Carlos and from Brazil - he had a couple Aurora 88s I kept eyeing. Thanks again!
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:13

Ricky, how great to relive the show through your fabulous photos! I was the person lusting after Brett's Pelikan at the NoSoCal Pen Posse lunch... sigh. The guy you bought your Sonnecken from was named Carlos and from Brazil - he had a couple Aurora 88s I kept eyeing. Thanks again!
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:18

This is what happens when you buy a Mont Blanc
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I was smiling... leave me alone... I WAS... :gaah:

Some how that pen makes me want chicken. Four whole fried chickens. Stressing Whole.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:34

Another fun Los Angeles Pen Show. Ricky, your photos are great, but your dialogue brings them alive. Thanks for all the work in taking & posting them for us all to enjoy. (L O V E my new Penoply pen with the vintage Aiken Lambert flex nib installed in a modern Duofold body.)
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:49

The LA Pen show was completely overwhelming! I had such a great time there and even managed to grab this little beauty, thanks to Speedy!

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An all opaque black TWSBI Diamond 530 (XF nib that writes beautifully!)
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:31

Thanks so much for this reportage. For those of us who are continents away from any event remotely like this, it brings it right into our living room - I've had such fun reading and oooh'ing and aaah'ing!
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 17:07

Excellent show report! Thank you for bringing the show to people like me on the other side of the planet.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 17:23

Great Pictures Ricky. Let me know when you will be down for work again and we can get dinner. Now I begin saving for next year!
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 19:19

One again, thanks for sharing all those photos. The scale of the show and quality of the pens is simply unbelievable.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 19:25

The LA Pen show was completely overwhelming! I had such a great time there and even managed to grab this little beauty, thanks to Speedy!

An all opaque black TWSBI Diamond 530 (XF nib that writes beautifully!)


Will you be bringing this to Pen Posse Saturday? I love all your nibs. Eek! Also, did you resolve your Danitrio quandary?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 22:12

The LA Pen show was completely overwhelming! I had such a great time there and even managed to grab this little beauty, thanks to Speedy!

An all opaque black TWSBI Diamond 530 (XF nib that writes beautifully!)


Will you be bringing this to Pen Posse Saturday? I love all your nibs. Eek! Also, did you resolve your Danitrio quandary?


I will be bringing this to the Pen Posse on Saturday! As well as some inks and books I got at the show. (And a MB 146 NOS that I got from Roger with the help of Loren) :)

And ... another Conway Stewart Wellington that I got from Mary, and yes, I got the Danitrio nib issue resolved.. It's a WONDERFUL fine with perfect flow. (you would LOVE this pen I think)

I didn't do quite as well as Ricky, but I'm still married. ;)

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 22:35

Thanks for catching all the things I did not have time to see. Next show I will get out from behind the tables. Maybe I can join you. Coming to DC? I think you may be even more happy there.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 22:41

I've wanted to go to a pen show for so long and haven't been able to make the local show; something always comes up that weekend. Threads like this, with a ton of pictures and great captions, are the next best thing. Thanks very much! :)

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 22:49

I will be bringing this to the Pen Posse on Saturday! As well as some inks and books I got at the show. (And a MB 146 NOS that I got from Roger with the help of Loren) :)

And ... another Conway Stewart Wellington that I got from Mary, and yes, I got the Danitrio nib issue resolved.. It's a WONDERFUL fine with perfect flow. (you would LOVE this pen I think)

I didn't do quite as well as Ricky, but I'm still married. ;)

Mark



NICE!

Oh, I know I'll like your nibs. I always like your nibs. I've got my Nakayas with me to battle the nib envy -- or nib coveting.

Ha ha ha, about being married still. Did Sandi get a pen, hm? Are your converting her...?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 22:58

Great job of reporting! I've yet to attend my first pen show, but your coverage has really given me a good perspective on what to expect when I finally make one. Thank you.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 00:12

I was there from about 10-3 on Sunday (and I started a short thread of my own before this one was started).

Didn't buy anything, but was sorely tempted by a number of items.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:58

Brian will be sending the Pen Posse some pens to show off at a pen posse.


The Pen Posse this Saturday? (hope hope)
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:02

Brian will be sending the Pen Posse some pens to show off at a pen posse.


The Pen Posse this Saturday? (hope hope)



We were not able to put this together before the show and Brian didn't want to burden me with bringing pens back from the show. He's going to send them soon. We will decide the best time on Saturday and I'll let Brian know when to send the pens.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:11

Nice Coverage Ricky! Some day, I will be in a picture for you, smiling, not fuzzy or off guard, I promise! :)
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