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  1. Back to our regular spot for another posse meet. Last Sunday, people were looking for Todd (who's not on FB). Also... there may or may not be a visitor from out of town. We will either be in the back area or the small party room. Just ask where the "Pen People" are. 😃 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 Sunday - April 3 at 1:00pm The mask mandates may have been lifted, however, we request for anyone attending to wear a mask for everyone's safety and comfort. Thank you and see you there!
  2. I can't believe this isn't a pinned topic somewhere, but I didn't see it, so... Several years ago I was bitten by the vintage fountain pen bug & acquired some (ahem) pens, mostly lever fillers. Now that it's been a while I am wondering about sac replacement. The "dumb" question (even though I know there are no dumb questions): how do I know when a pen needs a new sac? I have one pen that seems obviously in need, since it no longer holds ink. Others hold ink but I can hear slightly creaky or crackly sounds when I depress the lever. I'm guessing this means the sacs are showing signs of age but are still intact? The other question: ideally I'd love to gather up a few pens at a time & take them in-person to someone local, reliable, & reasonably priced for re-saccing. Any recommendations? I'm in Berkeley, so East Bay or San Francisco would be my first choice, Marin my 2nd choice. If necessary I'd schlep to the peninsula or wine country, but by then maybe it would make just as much sense to mail them to whomever offers best combo of expertise & price anywhere in the country. I have zero interest in doing it myself, in case that wasn't already obvious Thanks in advance!

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