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The Northern Pen Show, Chester - Sunday 19Th April 2015

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#1 Stephenthebear

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:17

Trying to free up my life to be able to get to this

Will many people from here be attending?

Having never been to a show, will I find many modern Japanese pens around (my particular interest)?

I see lots of content related to Parkers, Shaeffers etc and pen turners/makers but not a lot about my beloved Nakaya, Pilot and Platinum pens.

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#2 Beechwood

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:53

Firstly, I am sure you will enjoy the show, they are great fun and you will be amazed at what you will see and learn.

 

Plenty of modern pens, loads of vintage but you may have to search for modern Japanese, don't let that put you off. The Northern show is the friendliest of them all and well attended.


Edited by Beechwood, 04 April 2015 - 10:20.

 


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 10:18

I havent been to the Chester show but I do go to the London, Bristol and Lichfield shows regularly each year.

Like Beechwood I throughly recommend them. You will get to broaden your horizons a bit!

Sarj usually has high end Japanese pens, but only a few. Not sure about the run of the mill (in the nicest possible way) models.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 18:44

Hi Stephenthebear,

 

I second that said by both Beechwood and da vinci. 

 

Pen shows are to be recommended and are a great way of striking up relationships with the regular Sellers.  You will also be able to put (real) names and faces to some of the FPN name-tags you come across here, though our foreign cousins naturally go to the excellent London show.  Some shows provide name labels at the entrance which should enable you to spot a fellow FPNer. 

 

The Northern is one of the bigger shows, so plenty of Sellers and well attended and as such, you will find a good spread of pens from vintage to modern.  I am sure you will even find some modern Japanese pens. 

 

Please note, if you are buying, you will need cash.  :yikes:   Curiously, not many Sellers take plastic, so cash is king.  There are however plenty of cashpoints in Chester (as I was last told by a Seller unprepared to budge on an overpriced Conway Stewart 100 -_-).

 

Hope to see you there.  If you think 'American President', you will easily spot me ;)

 

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:17

Is there a list available showing all of the sellers?

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:31

Other than for a previous London show, I haven't seen a list of sellers for a show before.  

 

Fellow FPNer  ianpw is one of the organisers and so you might want to contact him to see if he is aware of who is attending as a seller.  One tends to find the same regular guys from show to show, with more foreign sellers at the larger events.

 

Having missed the London event last year, I am really looking forward to the Northern.

 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:54

The Northern Show is in a new location - I think this is its second year in Chester. I missed last year but looking forward to attending this year.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 17:14

Where in Chester?

Last year which I went to, was at a hotel opposite the train station.



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:09

Where in Chester?
Last year which I went to, was at a hotel opposite the train station.

That's a good question. I'm going to be driving up from London so I need to find out exactly where the show is and where to park.

Anyone know what the parking is like for this show?

#10 Diderot

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:28

That's a good question. I'm going to be driving up from London so I need to find out exactly where the show is and where to park.

Anyone know what the parking is like for this show?

 

If it is at the same place as last year, there was easy and plenty parking in the train car park.



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:10

Just looked up the location of the show which is: Doubletree by Hikton, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3PD. It looks like an old country estate so there 'should' be plenty of parking on site, though probably very expensive.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:20

The Northern Pen Show is at a different venue this year. Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3PD. I have no idea what the parking situation is. I will be there manning the Worcester Pen Company table, come and say hello and have a chat about pens.
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Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:23

Whoops you beat me to it David. Look forward to seeing you next Sunday.
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#14 david6

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:39

Whoops you beat me to it David. Look forward to seeing you next Sunday.


Looking forward to seeing you again and browsing some more of the wonderful looking pens you bring along. Your Worcester Neptune ball pen looks very interesting and I look forward to seeing what colours and trim you have it in.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:22

I'm planning on being there. Looking forward to meeting all the usual suspects and maybe a few new ones.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 22:43

I'll be turning up for a nosey around, staying down Wrexham direction for a weekend away with the wife and doubling it up with the show visit. Really hoping there's someone attending that'll be doing nib work.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:52

I'll be turning up for a nosey around, staying down Wrexham direction for a weekend away with the wife and doubling it up with the show visit. Really hoping there's someone attending that'll be doing nib work.

John (Oxonian) should be there to work on our nibs for us.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:13

Just found out I'm going.  Glad they have changed the venue.  It was very dark in the pen hall last year and you couldn't see the pens very well.  Not a patch on Lytham.  None of those delicious home baked biscuits and the coffee was not up to par.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 22:21

John (Oxonian) should be there to work on our nibs for us.

Excellent, I've got a Home Sapiens that needs a spot of work to take it off of my 'annoying me' list :)


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 15:21

Hope you all have a great time at the pen show on Sunday  :thumbup:







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