The Nib Section

27 - Collectors Series Part 4: “Horses for Courses”

September 4, 2018

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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The hosts were Diana (@thegrynne) and Sharyn (@sharynzha).




00:39—Sydney Pen Show 2018 Recap


Jhosie has heaps of photos from the show at @ambient.diary


03:45—Alisdair Daws



Liz Steel workshop

Tav Sin’s nib tuning workshop


06:35—Mel Sanders



Mel’s wonderful pen hoodies

Pensive Pens table

Max’s table at the show, photo taken before doors open and he was flooded


09:31—Max Schumacher




10:56—Interview: Ian Reid


Ian’s desk and pen holders (photos)

Sailor Professional Gear A-Mode Yellow w/ Zoom nib (photo)

Visconti Mazzi Dragon - Penporium

Visconti Voyager Demonstrator Prototype

Montblanc Mozart Bordeaux

Waterman Serenite - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Writers Editions

Montblanc Patron of Art

ST Dupont Montparnasse - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Departures

Parker 61

Lane Crawford

Caran d’Ache Hexagonal - Fountain Pen Network

Montegrappa The Dragon - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Lorenzo de Medici

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

Point Plume Paris

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)

Montblanc Nicolaus Copernicus

Montblanc The Prince Regent

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

Namiki Yukari Turtles

Conway Stewart The Churchill Casein

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.