I was pretty surprised when I found out that there is actually a show for pens! Yes that is right. And it is a pretty good show at that. Welcome to the 10th Annual NYC Pen Show being held between October 15-17. In this unique event the attendees get to see and buy hard-to-find, artisan made pens that will definitely add substantially to any collection.
Some of the main vintage pens in this show include the A c. 1890 Waterman Sterling Silver twist eyedropper pen on sale for $12,000, Two never used and extremely rare c. 1910 Waterman #20 pens- orange with a price tag of $12,000 and black of $3,000, and also a mid 1920s Orange Waterman #554 overlaid with 14k Gold filigree for $5,000. Barry Gross, the famous pen turner who has made pens for celebrities like Dick Cheney, Steven Spielberg will highlight some of the contemporary pens.
Edison pen company, which has collaborated with artist Edward Shin will also feature some of its pens. The speciality of the pens in this collection is that they have been made with traditional Japanese lacquer techniques. One will also get to see almost 300 Victorian mechanical pencils dating from c.1825-1925.