Upcoming Meeting – Monday November 14th

We meet on the second Monday of each month, unless that date falls on a holiday.

Farragut could see the ships pulling back from his high perch, where he was lashed to the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford. “What’s the trouble?”, he shouted through a trumpet to USS Brooklyn. “Torpedoes”, was the shouted reply. “Damn the torpedoes.”, said Farragut, “Four bells, Captain Drayton, go ahead. Jouett, full speed.”

Our upcoming pen club meeting will be at Murrays house, on Monday November the 14th starting at 7pm.

This months topic: Torpedo shaped pens, or… the Sheaffer Balance and the pens that look like them. Bring in your originals, or the pens they inspired to show and share.
As always, our secondary topic will be new acquisitions of pens, paper, pencils, ephemera, wax seals, stories, &tc.

If there is anything you would like to get a closer look at, feel free to give a shout to the group – chances are good someone has what you’re interested in.

Please RSVP so we can ensure seating….

See you all next Monday

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Fountain Pens – 101

Massdrop has recently begun to post a nice series of introductory Fountain Pen Articles, I thought I would link them here.

Massdrop 101: Intro to Fountain Pens

Massdrop 101: Intro to Nibs

Massdrop 101: Getting Started With Fountain Pens

(The articles are posted in a guest area, and no Massdrop account is required to access them.  Massdrop does have a number of interesting items in their Writing community, and is worth a look…)

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Next Meeting: Monday August 8th

Just a reminder our next meeting will be Monday August 8th, 2016 at Murray’s house from 7-9pm.

Our topic this month is celluloid pens – bring your favourite celluloid pens, whether they are workhorse Parker vacumatics or rare Tibaldi treasures.

Our secondary topic/s continue to be new acquisitions of pens, paper, inks, seals, ephemera etc.

Come on out for a coffee and some pen talk.

As always, please RSVP your attendance (or non-attendance).

See you August 8th!

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Next Meeting Monday February 8th – Nib spa!

Our next meeting is coming up this Monday, February 8th, and we’ll be having a ‘Nib Spa’!  Have a problem nib?  Bring it along!  Our host has a compound microscope that will be available to get a detailed look at that nib that is misbehaving.

As always, please feel free to bring new acquisitions of pens, paper, inks, seals, and other related ephemera.

See you all on Monday!

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Pardon Our Dust

We are currently making some changes, so please pardon our mess while it is in progress.

At some point in time, during an update of the pen database – a number of links stopped working.  We are making changes to our spreadsheet and albums (Currently we are up to date from A-P).

We are also shifting our e-mail, so please update your address book to calgarypenclub@gmail.com

As a last note, we are moving our next Meeting from Monday evening, to SATURDAY MORNING.  It will be on Saturday, January 9th from 9am-11am at the usual location.

Cheers!

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Meeting: Monday March 9th, 2015

Just a reminder we have next April meeting coming up, at Murray’s house from 7-9.

Last month we looked at European pens.  This month we’re going to focus on Asian pens.  Bring along your favourite pens and show them off.

As always – new acquisitions, ephemera and related objects, stationery, etc. are always welcome.

Please RSVP and let us know if you can attend or not.  We’ll have the best of tines, we’ll have the worst of tines…..

See you all Monday!

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Meeting: Monday, April 14th

Just a reminder we have our April meeting coming up, at Murray’s house from 7-9.

No matter what pen you own – it’s all about the nib.  So that is the topic this month.

Have a specialty nib?  Something rare or crazy?  A favourite nib by a favourite nibmeister?  A nib you loathe?  One that hit the floor?  Bring them with you and show them off along with the stories.  Is there a nib you’re dying to see or want to try?  Feel free to ask, and maybe one of the members can bring it along.

As always – new acquisitions, ephemera and related objects, stationery, etc. are always welcome.

Please RSVP and let us know if you can attend or not.  We’ll have the best of tines, we’ll have the worst of tines…..

See you all Monday!

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