Fountain Pen Day – Our “First” Pens

Fountain Pen official logo

Fountain Pen Day takes place on the first Friday in November each year and is celebrated by enthusiasts worldwide as a time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.  The third annual Fountain Pen Day (FPD) was celebrated on November 7, 2014.

In honour of FPD, we decided to devote our Saturday, November 8, 2014 meeting theme to our first fountain pen and/or the very first fountain pen that made us realize how much we enjoyed writing with them.  Favourite fountain pens were also an option as were recent acquisitions, including those from the recent pen & writing show in Toronto – Scriptus 2014 – that occurred on November 2, 2014.

We had an exceptional turnout for this meeting with at least 10 of us – we overflowed the usual area that we take up at Williams!  And we were missing some regular members so let’s keep this enthusiasm and attendance up!!

LPC member & club photographer Rick provided us with these pictures of the pens we brought for this special theme and celebration.


From left to right, the pens are:

  • Lamy Safari
  • Sheaffer School Pen
  • Parker 75
  • Waterman Laureat
  • Sheaffer Balance with replacement cap
  • Esterbrook M2
  • Pilot Metropolitan
  • Sheaffer Javelin
  • Parker Duofold
  • Diplomat Excellence


A shout-out to Vancouver Pen Club maven Maja, whose keen eye and pen knowledge helped us identify several of the pens (Ladies and gentlemen of the LPC, we need to up our game – how could we not remember the models of our first pen, etc???)!  Thanks Maja!


A very special thank you to LPC member Kata who brought the FPD celebration to our attention and was kind enough to bring each and every one of us a nice FPD “kit” that included an official FPD letter, button, sticker and bookmark.  Thanks Kata!


7 thoughts on “Fountain Pen Day – Our “First” Pens

  1. Glad to be of help, Mike 🙂
    That’s a nice lineup of first/special/favourite pens there…..I love the Sheaffer Balance with replacement cap; the mismatched cap & barrel actually go together nicely.

    1. Maja,
      Thanks for your help and comments. The member who has the Balance with a replacement cap (Stan) is notorious for taking pens without caps and searching until he finds a cap that works and he is happy with. My only “concern” is that your flattery will give him added encouragement!!

  2. Yes, who else could it be. I gave him a Waterman with no cap many years ago. He dove into a pile of caps at the Michigan Pen Show a number of years ago and searched until he found a near-match; now he won’t stop crowing about it being one of his favourite pens!

      1. Penagogy, is there an e-mail address I can use to send you a message? I live in the KW area and would like to know if you can forward some info about the four pens I have to members that might be interested in them. One such pen is a Waterman eyedropper that is about 80 years old, with the original (worn) box.

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