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    Default Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    It's Oct 31-Nov 3, the best pen show of the year for vintage pens IMHO. http://www.theohiopenshow.com

    Pens? I'll be selling some, picking up others that were repaired, hunting for elusive parts and who-knows-what will strike my fancy.

    And I expect there'll be manoeuver's Coffee Mess.

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Have a fab time!
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    I’m looking forward to this show, as it will be my first time in attendance. I’m very curious and slightly anxious about the event, as any newbie to such affairs would be. Any recommendations for someone such as myself, who’ll be attending (more than likely) two out of the four available days?

    As always, thank you for your time.

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Quote Originally Posted by HoLmeslice View Post
    I’m looking forward to this show, as it will be my first time in attendance. I’m very curious and slightly anxious about the event, as any newbie to such affairs would be. Any recommendations for someone such as myself, who’ll be attending (more than likely) two out of the four available days?

    As always, thank you for your time.

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    Hello my friend. I think you'd have a blast! Since you appreciate vintage pens, the Ohio show has been billed as the "go to" show especially for vintage fountain pen fans. I wish I can carve out the time to go, lots of the people I corresponded with and admire will be there.

    I always recommend show attendees to interact with the vendors. There are a lot of connections that started with a simple question like: "What kind of pens do you like?" or "Tell me about your specialty".

    Cover the show area once in the beginning to see all tables. Then revisit the ones that interest you. Rinse and repeat until your time is up. You'd be amazed how fast a day could go by when you're having so much fun.
    - Will
    A place to look for restored vintage pens: Redeem Pens

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Quote Originally Posted by HoLmeslice View Post
    I’m looking forward to this show, as it will be my first time in attendance. I’m very curious and slightly anxious about the event, as any newbie to such affairs would be. Any recommendations for someone such as myself, who’ll be attending (more than likely) two out of the four available days?...
    - Ask questions. There are no stupid questions.
    - Bring your pens. You'll want to show and tell, and to compare to the many offerings there. Or have them worked on by experts.*
    - Try before you buy. Especially vintage, which can vary between the same model.
    - Bring plenty of cash. Double what you think, though many vendors have access to their Square creditcard readers.
    - Socialize and make new friends. There will be really nice people there who are eager to share a wellspring of knowledge.

    Oh, and don't walk away from vendors leaving your pen case full of favorites on their tables, but if you must, have your name and mobile number on it.

    *Enter the show as early as you can to write your name on their lists to be in the queue.
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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Have a fab time!
    get your ass to Mars. I mean here.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoLmeslice View Post
    I’m looking forward to this show, as it will be my first time in attendance. I’m very curious and slightly anxious about the event, as any newbie to such affairs would be. Any recommendations for someone such as myself, who’ll be attending (more than likely) two out of the four available days?

    As always, thank you for your time.

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    Find the Ohio Pen Club table, or me.
    Also, secret pen show hack: ask anybody (anybody) "See anything cool?" and you will make a friend in about 25 seconds.

    I will be bringing coffee as usual.

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    ...I will be bringing coffee as usual.
    I heard it's BYOB. (Bring Your Own Beans)

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Hope everyone has a good time! I was planning on going, this was going to be my first pen show. But I got stuck working.

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show PLUNGER-FILLERS

    IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SHEAFFER PLUNGER-FILLERS, I WILL BE AT THE COLUMBUS OHIO PEN SHOW (NOV 1-3) WITH A WIDE ASSORTMENT AND
    AN ESPECIALLY NICE SELECTION OF OVERSIZE SINGLES AND SETS.


    GERRY BERG

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show PLUNGER-FILLERS

    I'll have a two Pelikans for sale, an 805 with an OBB nib and a 620 'Athens' with a fine nib. Also for sale, a Waterman Carene.
    Penman Sapphire, Edelstein Aquamarine, and Campo Marzio Roma 'Dark Blue' inks.

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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    Here's a sampling of the Grifos pens we will be bringing to Ohio. Handmade in Italy, alll start with solid sterling silver, guilloché engraved and then combined with other precious/exotic materials. Included are our new line of sustainable leathers (including various fish leathers, all of which are one of a kind).

    Stop by our table at the show to see or try them out!




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    Default Re: Columbus Ohio 2019 Pen Show

    It was fun. Lots of vintage, as expected. I managed to be sucked into Vac-Fills (pun intended).

    Note that 2019 was the last year at that venue.

    Oh, and the coffee was much better than Starbucks ever was.

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