Back To The Pen Show

Purpose

Our purposes as a club include:

Celebrating the pens we find, buy or use, and enjoying others’ interest in pens.
Encouraging the use and appreciation of fountain pens, other writing instruments and related ephemera.
Informing members and the public on the history, manufacture, use, repair or sales of fountain pens or other writing instruments.
Conducting shows or other events where writing instruments may be displayed, traded, bought or sold by collectors or dealers.

How To Join

We welcome all persons interested in vintage or contemporary writing instruments to become a part of our club. You can join at any of our club meetings by paying the annual dues of $15. Upon joining you will receive notice by mail or by email of each upcoming meeting. You can also join by sending a check payable to “Dallas Pen Collectors” for $15, along with your mailing address, your email address and your phone number to Mike Walker 910 Greenbriar Dallas, TX 75208.

Meeting Times

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month.

Changes to meeting places or dates will be sent to members; others may check web site at www.dallaspenshow.com for updated information.

At each of our meetings there are some vintage fountain pens and pencils for exhibit, for sale or trade.

Usually there is an informative program on the history, design, manufacture, use or repair of writing instruments, or some related topic like marketing, inks, papers, etc. Often these programs are presented by our own members; at other times an outside expert is a presenter.

Most meetings last from one to two hours.
Our dates for the next several meetings are as follows:

February 1, 2017
Richardson Woman’s Club
2005 North Cliff Dr.
Richardson TX 75082

April 5, 2017
Richardson Woman’s Club
2005 North Cliff Dr.
Richardson TX 75082

June 7, 2017
Richardson Woman’s Club
2005 North Cliff Dr.
Richardson TX 75082

August 2, 2017
Richardson Woman’s Club
2005 North Cliff Dr.
Richardson TX 75082

September 8- 9, 2017
2017 Pen Show
Doubletree Dallas Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane

December 6, 2017
Richardson Woman’s Club
2005 North Cliff Dr.
Richardson TX 75082

Officers

President: Mike Walker
Ph 214-943-5675
cell 214-912-0146
walkermw@aol.com

Treasurer: John Jenkins
john.jenkins4@gmail.com

Other Board Members:

Paul Shaw
paulshaw@sbcglobal.net

Mike Stein
batika@tx.rr.com

Donnie Winn
donnie@pensguitarsandcoffee.com

Cynthia Feyen
cfeyen3@gmail.com

Harry Gaertner
marlrose@aol.com

Resources

Rubber sacs

The club maintains a supply of various sizes of rubber sacs and diaphragms for use in restoring vintage fountain pens. They are available at each club meeting for $2 each.

Drawer liners for pen storage and display

The club keeps a supply of flocked liners made to store or display pens in flat pen cases or drawers. They are available for purchase at the club meetings.

Library of pen books

The club owns several books relating the history of major pen manufacturers, and containing photos of a wide variety of vintage and modern pens. These are extremely helpful for persons new to fountain pens or pen collecting. The books may be borrowed from the club by contacting Dallas Mauser at one of the club meetings.