The fountain pen hobby can be both a solitary pursuit as well as a communal experience. This episode rounds out our coverage of the Sydney Pen Show 2018 with some first-hand accounts of the day. The main part of the episode is the part 4 of our Collectors Series, an interview with Ian Reid, a collector of more than 30 years.
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00:39—Sydney Pen Show 2018 Recap
Jhosie has heaps of photos from the show at @ambient.diary
Max’s table at the show, photo taken before doors open and he was flooded
10:56—Interview: Ian Reid
Visconti Mazzi Dragon - Penporium
Visconti Voyager Demonstrator Prototype
Montblanc Mozart Bordeaux
Waterman Serenite - Peyton Street Pens
ST Dupont Montparnasse - Peyton Street Pens
Montblanc Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Departures
Caran d’Ache Hexagonal - Fountain Pen Network
Montegrappa The Dragon - Peyton Street Pens
Pelikan M800 Asia Series (Xuan Wu) - Pelikan Collectibles
Caran d’Ache Leman Tretiakov - Pens In Asia
ST Dupont Les Elements - Dupont Collector
ST Dupont Les Elements Fire - Dupont Collector
ST Dupont Chairman SE - Dupont Collector
Visconti Skeleton Titanium (photo)
Visconti Ripple - Peyton Street Pens
Sailor Professional Gear A-Mode - Rakuten
Sailor Susutake Bamboo - Aesthetic Bay
Sailor Nagahara Retirement Commemorative Takenuri Pen - Leigh Reyes
Ian’s samourai pen stands (photo)
Pencil to commemorate coronation of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) - National Trust Collections
Nakaya Decapod Aka-Tamenuri (photo)
Lamy Blue - The Pen Addict
ST Dupont Royal Blue - Fountain Pen Network
Montblanc Leo Tolstoy Sky Blue - Gourmet Pens
Montblanc UNICEF Turquoise - Well Appointed Desk
Ian’s pen storage boxes (photo)
1:01:27—Thanks and Credits
Producers: Diana Dai, Sharyn Zha.
Recording and editing: Diana Dai.
Special thanks: Ian Reid, Max Schumacher, Alisdair Daws and Mel Sanders.
Music: Michael Pearce.
Logo: Will H. Smith.
Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.