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

19 comments:

Tanja said...

Great haul! :D

Alain said...

Thanks for the picture, now I can see in even greater detail what I missed.
Totally gonna be there next year, seriously thanks though :)

pajhurley said...

Lovely post Azizah. I am sure you are very happy to have found a Waterman 94 - congrats. Looking forward to seeing your handwriting sample with the #4 nib.
The huge vintage bottles of ink are great; I a little surprised you were able to pass them up - great for pouring a nice glass of Pelikan Full Halter Tinte to enjoy in the evening ;-)
Tilburg (and The Netherlands) look charming.

Ecclectit bits said...

jealouser and jealouser :) lovely!

Susan Long said...

You guys are pretty cute. Congratulations!

Ted said...

sweet haul, lovely venue

The Ruffled Quill said...

Great report and an excellent haul. So looking forward to a writing sample from the Waterman and that delicious nib. ✒

Maja said...

Thanks for the great pen show report and lovely photos! You two look very cute together
and that Waterman 94 is to die for ;)

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thank you! I'm glad you liked them :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

Coming soon :) Heehee!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Yeah! It was a really nice venue, I wish it was open later after the show for browsing!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thank you :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

LOL! I know, they were SO tempting and so cool! i kept telling myself "you have enough ink, you have enough ink"... who am I??

Ted said...

I wanted to end my work day with another look at that lovely storefront in the third photo down the scroll. Then I saw that large pen between you two and I couldn't help but think of a family photo with the child between. :)

Parsifals said...

Enjoyed your trip photos. I can't seem to figure out where you are...Canada? the US? or now the Netherlands? But if you are somewhat local to the US (I'm in NYS) I'd like to send you a sample of mixed Diamaine ink cartridges to add to your haul as a tiny thank you for such a nice blog.

And I don't recall a show in the Low Land when I lived there. But perhaps there were & I just missed them.

Azizah Asgarali said...

Tough call which I'd prefer. ... Thepen.

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thank you! I'm currently in The Netherlands - far away, but thank you so much for your offer anyway! It makes me happy just to know someone enjoys my blog that much :)

Ted said...

HA!

Mark said...

Is the really large pen a MB safety filler?

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