Hi, I am new to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I am a collector and seller of pens.
I mostly deal with fountain pens. I love the look and feel of a well built pen and have a
large collection. It all started when I was a young boy. My grandfather passed away when
I was about two years old. So I never really got to know him. As I grew up I would stay
with my grandmother in the house that my grandfather had built for them. I remember
going through the drawers of a desk down in the basement and discovering some
weird cigar shaped objects that were made of a plastic material. After looking at them
for a few minutes, I took one of them up to my grandmother and asked her what it was.
She told me that I had discovered one of my grandfathers fountain pens. With another
trip down into the basement and some searching, we discovered the rest of my grandfather's
fountain pen collection. She explained to me what they were and how they worked, and
even more important to me, how much my grandfather loved these old pens and used
them daily up to the time that he passed away. It was quite a delight for her as she had
not seen them for some time. We has some fun trying to clean one up and fill the ink
bladder so that I could try writing with one of them. It was a great experience and I will
never forget the love that my grandmother had for my grandfather. Since then I was
hooked and have always loved the look and feel of a good fountain pen.
Thanks and Hello,