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    Default Baltimore Pen Show

    I wonder how the Baltimore Pen Show is coming along? A few hours ago, I was eight miles into a 100-mile drive to the show with a case full of pens...until I had an irrepairable tire puncture. Would you rather have a new pen today, or a new tire delivered on Monday?

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    Doh! Rotten luck.

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    Bad luck Fred.
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    Default Re: Baltimore Pen Show

    Oof. That sucks.

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    Fred, could you drive to the show using the spare tire, sell a couple of pens and use the money to pay for the new tire?

    I can commiserate literally, I've once had to use the money I got from pen sales to pay for a new tire for my truck.
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    Default Re: Baltimore Pen Show

    A likely story!

    I had plans (and reservations) to go, but at 8 AM Saturday morning, I was just too lazy. My tires are fine!

    The woman running the social media for the show is doing a great job with updates on Instagram...

    https://www.instagram.com/baltimorewashingtonpenshow/

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    Default Re: Baltimore Pen Show

    I went yesterday and had a great time. "Mike it Work" did some work at the show to a broken diaphragm on 1948 Parker Vac I had and it now functions great and looks brand new. I also picked up a bottle of ink along with a new green platinum #3776 fountain pen, that I had never before seen in person to add to the black, Chatres blue and Burgogne ones I already have. I love the #3776 line of fountain pens. It was great spending time with the vendors and other pen people at the show.

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    Dangit Fred!

    the show was a blast. there was a respectable (ahem) contingent of Columbusites there.

    the drive back to Cbus took 8 hours in the weather. Only the middle 7 hours of it sucked.

    what's your next show Fred?

    there was a pool at the Marriott, so you really missed out. My kids were in it most of the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    ...what's your next show Fred?...
    I may go to the Long Island show in two weeks, Saturday only. It's not as big, but it's always busy, especially for selling.
    Last edited by FredRydr; March 4th, 2019 at 03:20 PM.

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    Sorry Fred!

    I had my first major theft as a vendor at Baltimore..
    Someone made of with an M815 Pel FP!
    Prior to this, it was little items <$50 for the most part.

    Many vendors have suffered in recent shows.
    Not company I intended to be in, but it is the nature of what we do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    A likely story!

    I had plans (and reservations) to go, but at 8 AM Saturday morning, I was just too lazy. My tires are fine!

    The woman running the social media for the show is doing a great job with updates on Instagram...

    https://www.instagram.com/baltimorewashingtonpenshow/
    Hey Bill!

    That would be Kim (@allthehobbies)
    She does/gives a lot of help/support at shows!

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