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...
A short break for lunch and snacks - and for trying each others' pens! It doesn't get much better than that.
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.
A really big pen and a really small pen!
Very unique pens - real demonstrator fountain pens - Waterman's glass cartridge demonstrator and ink filler. Extremely cool, steep prices.
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?