Looks like I haven’t done much with the site since July. That means I’ve been to the Washington DC Supershow (August) and the NY/NJ Pen Show (last weekend) since then. These are the two shows besides Philadelphia that are closest to our club members.
Usually when I go to a show it takes me a while to look around before I buy anything but that was not what happened last weekend. Within minutes I had bought an inexpensive Ducati 850 in yellow from Menash Murad, and also from him a silver swiss army knife. At the very next table Bert Oser of Bertram’s Inkwell had great prices on the two Stipula Gaudi limited editions. Wasn’t going to get one since I couldn’t decide between the two very different designs, but when he offerred me a package price for both, wel….
Richard Binder has been threatening to restore and sell me a Snap-fil for better than two years, and he came through big time! These weren’t the only purchases I made during the show but I’ve said enough. One additional hint: I’ve been using the Nakaya I bought some time back a lot lately.
There are people who enjoy pens but don’t go to pen shows. I don’t get it. How else do you see and learn? Internet is great, but nothing like touching and holding and seeing in person.