• Date
    8-9 Sep 2017
  • Location
    Doubletree Hotel Dallas (near the Galleria)
  • Tickets
    $5 per Family
  • Vendors
    140 Vendors
Sep 2017
Dallas Pen Show
Dallas, TX
Experience A Pen Show

A pen show is a kaleidoscope of experiences. It’s like walking through a museum with fascinating art from diverse eras of the past. It’s like going to a library and finding books you never knew existed on subjects of surprising interest. It’s like visiting a zoo and being amazed at the color, size, culture and variety of the animals from some unfamiliar part of the world.

Many persons today are under the impression that fountain pens are a thing of the past and are quite shocked to see the displays of modern pens for sale…not just ballpoints and rollerballs, but fountain pens as well and mechanical pencils that match them. Far from being a thing of the past, numerous companies are producing beautiful quality fountain pens today, in a dizzying array of colors and styles. And there are vintage pens in great numbers still around from the past 100 years.

The 2018 show will be held at:

Doubletree Dallas Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
Call (972)385-9000 for room reservation.
The hotel rate for the Pen Show is $93.00, and should be reserved by Aug 14 for this rate.

169641_EXT_01_JThe hotel is located on I-635 near the Galleria shopping mall, one of Dallas’ finest and close to many fine restaurants. It is easily accessible from DFW airport, Dallas Love Field, and major highways.

The Dallas Pen Collectors

The Dallas Pen Collectors is the organizer of the Dallas Pen Show

Show Contact Info:

Vendor Table Registration questions or notifications: dallaspenshow@gmail.com

Other inquiries about the show:

Pete Kirby (214-728-6364) or email: conrad.kirby@sbcglobal.net

Mike Walker (214-912-0146) or email: walkermw@aol.com

An experienced pen repairer will be present who can repair many vintage fountain pens on site and get them in condition to write well again. There is a charge for this service based on the kind of repair needed. Also skilled nibmeister to smooth, straighten, adjust and regrind nibs on site.

A wide variety of fountain pens, ballpoints, pencils and other pen-related material will be available in our silent auction. Items can go for a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Some high quality items are often a part of this event, as well as some real bargains.

Vendors at the show, as well as club members present, will be able to answer your questions about your vintage fountain pens, and discuss history, design, and likely value.


Day 1

Thursday 27th September:

Evening pre-show get together

Day 2

Friday 28th September:

  • 8am: Exhibitor Setup
  • 10am: Show Opens
  • 8pm: Show Closes

Day 3

Saturday 29th September:

  • 9am: Show Opens
  • 5pm: Show Closes
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Table Registration

Reserving your vendor tables

Dallas Pen Show September 28-29, 2018
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Table Dimensions: 6ft x 30″
Table costs:
$80 per non-wall table
$100 per wall table
Hotel rates are $93.00, and should be reserved by Aug 14 for this rate.

1. Download the reservation form and send it along with the payment check.
2. Table reservations are not finalized until the payment check is received and cleared.
3. Email questions to dallaspenshow@gmail.com

Please send payment checks to:
PO BOX 866564
Plano, TX 75086


We are grateful to the following patrons who are assisting Dallas Pen Collectors in hosting this year’s Dallas Pen Show. We encourage all pen show attendees and other persons interested in vintage or contemporary writing instruments to patronize these pen dealers.