Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul

The Tilburg Pen Show was great. It was only one day, but to be honest, I don't think I could have handled a second day because by the end of the day, I had lost my voice. The show was fun because I spent time chatting with pen pals, new pals, vendors, and I spent even more time drooling over pens.

My list wasn't all that extensive and I quickly eliminated a few options because they just weren't anywhere to be seen. Others, such as the Waterman 94 on my list, was something I scoured for... but you know when you fall in love with one in particular? Anyway. That happened. We arrived early and went for coffee before the show started, stopped by La Couronne du Comte (pictures of the store will come in another post!), and entered the show promptly at 11:02 a.m. It opened at 11:00 a.m. Two minutes late...
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Maybe we need a selfie stick.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
La Couronne du Comte brought a stunning Pelikan M1000 Raden Starlight... and it was 600 euros off! Alas, still out of my price range.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
A short break for lunch and snacks - and for trying each others' pens! It doesn't get much better than that.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
This is a really cool venue! At least for me. I took a panorama of the bigger room - with vendors surrounding the skeleton in the center.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & HaulTilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
You can find all sorts of things, including bottles. Empty bottles, that is.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
A really big pen and a really small pen!
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Very unique pens - real demonstrator fountain pens - Waterman's glass cartridge demonstrator and ink filler. Extremely cool, steep prices.
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
And now, for what I left with - a bottle of Diamine Soft Mint ink, a silver clip for my Kaweco Skyline (mint), three boxes of Diamine ink cartrides - Ancient Copper, Imperial Purple, and Emerald, a Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler, and a stunning Waterman 94 with an insane #4 New York wet noodle nib. Obviously. Perfectly reasonable haul, right?
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul
Tilburg Pen Show 2014 - Good Times & Haul

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