Portland Pen Round Up July 13, 2013

I had a fabulous time at the Portland Pen Round Up on July 13, 2013. It was a small as far as what I’ve heard of fountain pen shows, though it was not a pen show, and I liked it very much because of that. I met an old friend, Bill Sexauer and several new friends: Michele, Larry Jones, John Strother, Michael McNeil, Jim Leonard and Stuart Hawkinson. I bought some pens and was able to try many more. I’m impressed with the mid-80s Omas Paragon that Jim let me try. Larry has an extensive pen collection that he’s selling. Jim and Stuart spent the last hour talking pens, pen shows and drinking beer. What a perfect day.

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5 thoughts on “Portland Pen Round Up July 13, 2013

  1. Great photos and a nice review of what was surely a fun show! Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this year, but I hope there is one in 2014. One last thing—I think you meant to say “July 13″ for the date of the Round Up (not February 13). Am I right?

    • Michael McNeil (one of the organizers), in his report on the event, wrote these words: ” I had some people ask me, “Is it a pen show?” My answer is, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, I’d call it a duck :-) “…so I am befuddled.

      Basically, I used the term “show” in a generic sense :)

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