Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Melbourne Pen Show 2019 This Weekend 10 November

melbourne australia pen show 2019 hawthorn

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 tamiya

tamiya

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,426 posts
  • Location:AU, SG, MY & Zzzzzz...
  • Flag:

Posted 08 November 2019 - 14:36

Couldn't find it posted up anywhere that my searching could find so might as well hoist the flag.

http://www.melbpenshow.com.au

Sponsored Content

#2 Steveg58

Steveg58

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 202 posts
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 12 November 2019 - 04:09

Most Australian FP users eventually gravitate to the very active Facebook group. It is only old fogies like me who wouldn't join Facebook if you paid me to that remain here.



#3 tamiya

tamiya

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,426 posts
  • Location:AU, SG, MY & Zzzzzz...
  • Flag:

Posted 12 November 2019 - 13:38

Most Australian FP users eventually gravitate to the very active Facebook group. It is only old fogies like me who wouldn't join Facebook if you paid me to that remain here.


Might be! And I'd share same thoughts about bookface too.

Still think it's very amiss not to broadcast the event more publicly, ey?
Are they trying to avoid attracting new blood!? :)

Big trouble with bookface announcements it it don't show up on google searches.
Heck half the time it don't even come up on searches within bookface either.
I rate them zero for reliability/dependability as a source of wisdom storage.


As for Sunday's show, it was great! Kudos to organisers & all involved.

It's getting bigger & bigger, now it's taken up both halls main & auxiliary of Malvern Town Hall and there's talk of soon running out of space for further tables.

There's good support from vendors especially this year since we've lost a few pen stores from the city, it's nice to put a face to the names of some of our online sellers.

As for the public crowd, lots of familiar faces from previous years. Didn't seem as chockers as some years past but perhaps there's now more floor space to spread out over, so didn't look as concentrated.

And ooooh... I spotted a goldleaf MB in the wild! :D

#4 Steveg58

Steveg58

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 202 posts
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 12 November 2019 - 14:05

Both Melbourne and Sydney pen shows are on my bucket list for when I cease grinding the wheels of industry.



#5 bdd062

bdd062

    NOS (New Old Stock)

  • Member - Silver

  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33

Again flew down from Brisbane for the Melbourne Pen Show. Again, well worth it.

The show was definitely bigger with a good balance of vintage and new.

Picked up a couple of nice Mabie Todd and Bards.

See you next November.



#6 tamiya

tamiya

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,426 posts
  • Location:AU, SG, MY & Zzzzzz...
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:48

sweet, sounds like you enjoyed a worthwhile trip

This year's November date worked out great! A lot less clashes with the usual end of year Xmas dos than previous years held on December Sundays.

Decent mix of vintage & modern, good to keep everyone happy.

Interesting to see "Pierre Cardin" being revived in pen sphere though :) blast from decades past, haven't noticed that name much since Gordon Gecko era luxury leathergoods, parfum pour l'homme & ciggy lighters.

Pretty sure prices have upped 20-25% since 2018 :( ran outta cash, left at noon in search of ATM as promised on their brochure map, got waylaid for lunch then got obstructed by SWMBO from returning. Hmm...





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: melbourne, australia, pen show, 2019, hawthorn



Sponsored Content




|