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London Pen Show / Lwes 2018


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#1 milkb0at

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:30

Who's going? Last year was my first show and I'm looking forward to going to it again this year.

 

Assuming it's happening, of course. I'm getting a server error for the ukpenshows.co.uk website. Perhaps those in the know on here have a channel of communication which has all the details.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:34

I've never been to a pen show and I'd love to go to one, although I think I'd need to leave my credit cards at home.  Are there any south of London?  



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:35

That link is dead for me too....



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 14:08

LWES is the furthest south that I'm aware of.  Leaving credit cards behind only protects slightly as many of the smaller vendors will only take cash anyway.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 14:29

Looking forward to it.

It'll make a relaxing change from driving up, down and across the country looking at Universities for our two hopefuls . . . :)
 



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 15:30

replies Nos. 7 and 16 - in this link, should help.  ...............   http://www.fountainp...ndon +pen +show



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 20:41

Thanks. Looks like the date and place I had written down ages ago is still valid. I shall look out for London Pen Club members too.



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Posted 28 September 2018 - 10:41

The website is back up and running. Phew!



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Posted 28 September 2018 - 11:16

Thank you!  :)



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 19:59

Might pop in - is it mainly cash only?



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 20:25

cash is a possible advantage over plastic  -  waving ten and twenty pound notes under a seller's nose might induce a price discount.



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 21:12

Good point!  :D



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 12:15

The lovely people at The Writing Desk have produced a floor plan you can download

https://www.thewriti...table-plan.html

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 14:14

I've never been to a pen show and I'd love to go to one, although I think I'd need to leave my credit cards at home.  Are there any south of London?  

The next closest is Bristol in February (I think). About 1/5th the size of London.



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:52

I didn’t realise the London pen show had so many stands.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 19:37

I didn’t realise the London pen show had so many stands.


Yes, there are a LOT of pens to look at!

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 20:28

It's a few years now since i made the trip, trains being a real pain on a Sunday. However I might just make the effort this year.

 

The last time I went I made the mistake of purchasing a rather expensive vintage pen from a stall located on the corner where the floor plan shows 24 (probably not that exact table). The lighting was not great and it was only after I was on the train home that I spotted a significant hairline. I suspect the seller was very aware of the issue and making the most of the circumstances.  

 

Taking a loupe or avoiding darker corners would be my advice to those wanting value for money. 



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 22:29

I'm collecting my copy of Andy Russell's CS Dinkie book. Really looking forward to it



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 18:44

What a marvellous day, made all the nicer for meeting up and spending a fair amount of time with mikb0at who was instrumental and key in my major purchase . . . a brand new Aurora Archivi Storici 012. WOW :wub:

The room was heaving and buzzing, filled with friendly enthusiasts and knowledgable vendors.

I spent all my birthday money and a little more. It was SO worth it. The Aurora has already shot into my top 5 pens, easily.

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Pen: Aurora Archivi Storici 012 with a STUNNING F / XF nib :wub: :wub: - £50
Journal: My first, and not last, Leuchtturm1917  :wub:  - £10
Ink: Sailor SouBoku :wub: from The Writing Desk, show price £19

Chuffed to bits. No regrets.

Thank you everyone who made it such a beautiful afternoon.

 



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 19:19

It was a fabulous show, better than last year. I got in as an earlybird and scored some great deals, including a Visconti Van Gogh for £50.

 

I posted a writeup here:

https://ukfountainpe...t-show-success/








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