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Pca Announces New Editor At The Pennant

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#1 Vintagepens


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:30

The PCA is pleased to announce the return of Jim Mamoulides as the Editor of the Pennant starting with the Fall 2018 issue.
Jim was Editor in 2006 and 2007, also contributing many articles and cover shots. Jim was initially drawn to using fountain pens through his interest in calligraphy, but it took losing a Montblanc ballpoint pen and the search for a replacement that brought him to the world of pen collecting. His focus is on brand history and unusual filling systems; he is a keen researcher and a skilled photographer, and a sample of his work can be viewed at his website, PenHero.com. You have probably already seen Jim's photography in the PCA's calendar, as well as past issues of the Pennant and numerous other trade publications, including books such as Fountain Pens of Japan and Collecting Pens.
Laura Chandler will continue with the Pennant as Production Editor. As general editor, Laura brought in a new designer to refresh the look of the Pennant, as well as a new printing company, resulting in faster turnaround and significantly reduced production costs. As Production Editor, Laura will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of getting a magazine designed, printed, and distributed. We are thankful indeed for her service to the PCA, and look forward to our new editorial collaboration.
David Nishimura
PCA President

Edited by Vintagepens, 06 July 2018 - 01:32.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:38

David, how does a non-Facebook user join PCA with the website down?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 14:50


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 15:59

David, how does a non-Facebook user join PCA with the website down?

I was wondering the same thing

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 19:02

David, how does a non-Facebook user join PCA with the website down?

Send an email to membership @ pencollectors of america dot com.


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Annual membership is $40 to addresses in the US, $60 elsewhere.  We will send a Spring issue and a 2018 Pen Calendar to anyone joining.  Limited quantities of back issues are also available for sale as well.


As a plug for the Pennant, authors of articles are always needed as is help with Pens for Kids and Pen Scavenger Hunts at Pen Shows.


You can contact the Board by mailing admin@.  David Nishimura is the President of the Board and you can also send him a note with requests.  Feel free to email me as well (my email should be in my profile...).

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