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My Vintage Parker True Blue Lucky Curve

A special treat today!

I don’t normally share too much about vintage pens, mainly because I don’t have too many and really because I don’t know too much about the ones I have. However, I picked up a vintage pen at 2015 Scriptus Toronto Pen Show, and it’s a beauty. You can bet no sticky hands are grabbing this one to wave around and drop behind the couch.

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Parker Lucky Curve – the photo from my blog post on the pen show, when I had to leave this behind!

I picked up a Parker from the Scriptus Pen Show that ran a few weeks ago. I left it at the show with Jeffry Fridfinnson and his wife Erin, who had a table at the show selling restored vintage pens. Jeffry fixed it up to return to us, which is why there’s been such a gap between the show and this post.

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Vintage Pen Market: How it All Went Down

We had our first Vintage Pen Market, and it was wonderful! I was pretty nervous the entire week leading up to this, as it’s our first time running a type of event like this coordinating with vendors and trying to get the word out and hoping people will show up, and we even had a vendor cancel last minute on us last night, but everything went as well as we could’ve hoped for! Even better, really.

I got a chance to check out what pens some customers got, I also got to chat with some long-time customer-turned-friends, especially with Caleb napping in the middle of the afternoon, and best of all,  there were people buzzing in and out and around the shop all afternoon. We had young people and older people and families and students, lots of familiar faces and a few new ones too. It started dying down towards the end of the day, which was great, because I was exhausted.

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Vintage Pen Market

In our new space, we’ve got calligraphy classes and a Letter Writing Club on the calendar and now: our first Vintage Pen Market!

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As you probably know, we only sell new, modern pens in our shop (I love my Safaris and TWSBIs and now, apparently, my Parker Sonnet), along with inks and paper, and often for your everyday writing, this can be great. However, every once in a while we get asked about vintage pens and where to find them.

It can be a bit daunting and time-consuming to look online at vintage pens, not knowing the condition of the pen, and wondering about the value. While we ourselves don’t have the knowledge or tools to restore and sell vintage pens, there are many folks in Toronto that do, and so we’re pleased to invite you to come to our shop and see some of our local vintage pen experts and their pens for sale.

Our informal and small Vintage Pen Market will take place on Sunday, August 16th from 1-5pm! No cost. We don’t anticipate any changes, but of course if there are, we will change it on our calendar and announce on the blog.

Please come and say hello, and browse some of these vintage pens. It is always nice to be able to see and hold a pen before pulling the trigger, especially when you can also chat with the vendor about the history and condition of the pen as well. 

Our shop business will be closed, with tables cleared off for vendors to showcase their pens. However, if you’ve got an in-store pick-up or you know exactly the bottle of ink you’d like, we’re here to help.

There will be a raffle prize, with all proceeds going to a local charity here in Leslieville, Red Door Family Shelter, which provides services, care and support to families and individuals facing violence or in need.

If you or if you know someone who has some vintage pens for sale, please let them know about our small Vintage Pen Market and if they’re interested, they are more than welcome to contact us to come and show off their pens! This will be a friendly, cosy and informal place to sell or buy some vintage pens. No cost for vendors, tables and coffee provided 🙂

*And of course – you should also mark down on your calendar the big Scriptus Toronto Pen Show coming up on Sunday November 1st, which will be certainly be a great place to find pens and pens and pens. We went last year when Caleb was just a wriggly blob, and you can see highlights on the blog here.