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190 The PENNANT 2012 Spring Vol. XXX No.1

Date added: 08/04/2012
Date modified: 08/04/2012
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Determining Dates of Early Sheaffer Hard Rubber Pens by Roger Wooten

Think Ink by Paul Erano

Where Does the Ink Go? by Nicholas Ayo

Confessions of a Wannabe Pen Collector by Kenneth E. Stout

Septugenarian Mutant Canadian Sheaffers by David Isaacson

Modern Ink Bottle, Today & Yesterday by Wayne Whitwam

Writing With Pens / Pens-They're Good For You by Nancy Olson

Where Does the Ink Really Go? by John E. Macor, Ph.D.

Departments: The 2012 Phidelphia Show, Spotlight on Clubs - Arkansas Pen Club, Fabulous Finds: My Best Find, The 2012  L.A. Pen Show, Repair Roundtable - Immersed in Water!  How to Use Water Effectively As a Repair Tool

191 The PENNANT 2011 Winter Vol. XXIX No.3

Date added: 08/04/2012
Date modified: 08/04/2012
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Waterman's Le Man Series - Part II by Howard Edelstein & Mel Strominger

Talking with Jon Veley by Paul Erano

Writing with Pens by Julian Kreeger

Point Counterpoint - Making Hybrids not Monsters A discussion with Paul Erano and David Isaacson

The Fountain Pens of Doctors & Nurses by Murray MacKay

Departments: The New Collector, Fabulous Finds, Repair Roundtable

192 The PENNANT 2011 Summer Vol. XXIX No.2

Date added: 08/04/2012
Date modified: 08/04/2012
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Penmen I Once Knew by Fred Krinke

Filling Mechinisms by Brian Van Lenten

Waterman's Le Man Series - Part I by Howard Edelstein & Mel Strohminger

The Lead Rush by Nicholas Ayo

It's the People by Paul Erano

Departments: The 2011 Spring Pen Shows, Spotlight on Clubs-The Boston Pen People, Remembering

193 The PENNANT 2011 Spring Vol.XXIX No. 1

Date added: 06/10/2011
Date modified: 06/10/2011
Filesize: 5.47 MB

Parker Dialable Jotters by Fred Perkins

An Interview with Brad Torelli by George J. Rimakis

A Tale of Two Walters - The 1959 Sheaffer-Lennox Desk Sets by David Isaacson

Pen and Pencil Astride the Digital Age by Nicholas Ayo

Maki-e Urushi, and Japanese Lacquer Pens by Ernest Shin

The Esterbrook Imprint by Brian Anderson

The Bookworm -Pen Repair Second Edition by Jim Marshall & Laurence Oldfield - review by  Paul Erano

Pens For Kids by Ralph Stillwell

Pen Show - Los Angelos

194 The PENNANT 2010 Fall Vol. XXVIII No. 3

Date added: 06/10/2011
Date modified: 06/10/2011
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George M. Kraker & His Pens Part 2 by Dennis Bowden & Jineen Heiman

ThinkInkInkInk-New Inks Debut

Cameleon or Chameleon by Mike Walker & Perter Sacopulos

The Write Stuff for the Holiday Season by Lisa Anderson

Pens For Kids

And Who Doesn't Want a Pen for the Holidays?

Remembering Maryann Zucker by Kim Sosin & Alphonso Mur

The Bookworm A book Review by Tom Rehkopf

Pen Shows Continue to Thrive - Ohio & New York

New PCA Board Members

Tips & Tines by Nicholas Ayo

195 The PENNANT 2010 Summer Vol.XXVIII No.2

Date added: 06/10/2011
Date modified: 06/10/2011
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John Held & The Held Fountain Pen by Peter J. Sacopulos

Pretty Shiny Objects by Joel Hamilton

1928 Flat-Top Road Test by Tom Rehkopf

The Nankervis Donation by Rick Propas

Going Postal! by Richard Jarvis

"Pens & the Post" Program Participants by Kim Svabik

Pen Shows Continue to Thrive In Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh & Miami

Smithsonian Postal Museum & PCA Open House

196 The PENNANT 2010 Spring Vol.XXVIII No. 1

Date added: 06/10/2011
Date modified: 06/10/2011
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Remembering....L. Michael Fultz

Confessions & Recollections of a Vintage Pen Collector by Paul Erano

A.A. Waterman: "Not Connected With L.E. Waterman".....Really? by Sterling & Catherine Picard

George M. Kraker & His Pens 1918-1932 Part I by Dennis Bowden & Jineen Heiman

Bonhams & Butterfields Bring Pen Auctions to the U.S.

Repair Basics: How to Resac a Pen by Richard Binder

Early Parker Pocket Clips by John Danza

Technotes: Nib Smoothing by Victor Chen

Pens For Kids: Pen Collector Goes Public by Gary Rubendall

Smithsonian Postal Museum & PCA Open House

197 The PENNANT 2009 Fall Vol. XXIX

Date added: 04/22/2011
Date modified: 04/22/2011
Filesize: 19.09 MB

Shining Some Light on the Solar Pen Company of Kansas City by Dennis Bowden

An Inkwell and A Mystery: The Sengbusch Self-Closing Inksstand Company by William J. Cowell, Jr.

Spin Cycle: Homemade Ink Slinger Removes Inky Remnants by Ron Zorn

PCA Forges Partnership with National Postal Museum by Kim Svabik

198 The PENNANT 2009 Summer Vol. XXVIII

Date added: 04/22/2011
Date modified: 04/22/2011
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Observations on the Social Hazards of Being a Fountain Pen Collector by Mike Walker

Introducing Fountain Pens to the Young and Less Young  by Laurel Kaufman

Comrade Fountain Pen? by Richard Jarvis

Using and Collecting Vintage Ink by John Bosley

Instructive Imprints by Mike Walker

Buying Pens on Ebay by Robert M. Speerbrecher

Word Play by John Jenkins

199 The PENNANT 2009 Spring Vol. XXVII No. 1

Date added: 10/27/2010
Date modified: 10/27/2010
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The Bookworm: Script and Scribble by Tom Rehkopf

Fountain Pens and Me by Matsume Soscki translated by Guy Yasko

New Pen Turners Abound by Dede Rehkopf

Diamond Dreams - Part V: Final Installment by Marc Kolberg, edited by David Moak

The Rebirth of Sheaffer's One-Stroke Plunger Filler by Gerry Berg

Metal Plating Can Restore Brassed Parts by Tom Rehkopf

From Our Pen Pals

Tech Notes - Undoing Repairs by Victor Chan

Handwriting-Scrawl, Brittannia: When a Nation's Handwriting Met a Critical Eye by Kate Gladstone

From The Stacks by Dan Reppert

Ohio Pen Show-Columbus Brings in International Collectors by Tom Rehkopf

Philly Show-Philadelphia Show Draws Good Crowd by Tom Rehkopf

LA Pen Show-It Never Rains in Southern California by Tom Rehkopf

200 The PENNANT 2008 Fall Vol. XXVI, No.3

Date added: 01/02/2009
Date modified: 01/27/2010
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  • Where Will the PCA Be Tomorrow? by Paul Erano,
  • Ink Spilled by Anna Lawson,
  • Diamond Dreams--Part IV: The War Years by Marc Kolber,edited by David Monk,  
  • The Mysterious Clickit Fountain Pen by Mike Walker & Pete Sacopulos, 
  • Bert Heiserman, Pen Pioneer by Carla Mortensen,
  • Parker Pen Artifact Reveals Company's Former Grandeur by Michael Fultz,  
  • From Our Penpals,
  • Handwriting--Handwriting after Hand Loss by Kate Gladstone,
  • Tech Notes: Notes on Pen Material by Victor Chen,
  • The Book Worm: Waterman Past and Present by Tom Rehkopf, 
  • The 2008 Portland Pen Show - A Busy Northwest Show by Bruce Grembowski,
  • The 2008 D.C. Pen Show - The Trading Frenzy Continues by Richard Jarvis,
  • The 2008 New York/New Jersey Pen Show -- A Strong Tradition Continuing in the Northeast by Tom Levien, 
  • The 2008 Dallas Show -- D-Day, the Dallas Pen Show by Will Thorpe,
  • Remembering Dan McNamara

201 The PENNANT 2008 Summer Vol. XXVI, No.2

Date added: 04/16/2009
Date modified: 02/02/2010
Filesize: 8.46 MB
  • Pens For Kids
  • The Carey Pen Company...Facts and a Bit of Speculation by Sterling & Catherine Picard, 
  • Motorola/Parker Radio Desk Set - A Pairing of Industrial Giants by John Danza,  
  • Diamond Dreams-Part III: Product Line Expands by Marc Kolber, edited by David Moak,  
  • Wearever Fountain Pens...Did Rodney Dangerfield Use One? by Bruce Sperry,  
  • Form Our Pen Pals,  
  • Handwriting-Grapho-logical? A Look at Handwriting Analysis Part II: Graphology-Proceed With Caution by Kate Gladstone,  
  • Tech Notes-On a Week of Pen Repair by Victor Chen,  
  • From the Stacks by Dan Reppart,  
  • The Atlanta Pen Show-Atlanta Pen Show Rises in the Rain by Richard Jarvis,  
  • The New England Pen Show by Vance R. Koven,  
  • The Chicago Pen Show by Richard Jarvis,  
  • The Triangle Pen Show by  Tom Rehkopf,  
  • From The  Editor,  
  • Remembering Two Friends:  Sonya Mawhorter-Longtime PCA Supporter Passes by Rick Propas,  Robert Alexander,
  • From the President

202 The PENNANT 2008 Spring Vol. XXVI, No.1

Date added: 04/16/2009
Date modified: 01/27/2010
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  • Diamond Dreams by Marc Kobler, edited by David Moak, 
  • Hello, My Name Is Adam, and I am A User by Adam Frank,  
  • Finding "The One" by Rick Propas,
  • Plop Plop Fizz Fizz: Ink-Maker Fountain Pens by Bruce Speary, 
  • Opening a Time Capsule:  Sheaffer's Voyager V-Mail Kit by John Danza,  
  • So, Who's Handling Your Prized Possessions? by Dede Rehkopf,  
  • Give Your Letters Some Breating Room by Anna Lawson,  
  • A Tribute to Al Mayman by Terry Mawhorter,  
  • From Our Pen Pals,  
  • Tech Notes: Chips Cracks & Breaks by Victor Chen,  
  • Handwriting: Grapho-Logical?  A Look at Handwriting Analysis by Kate Gladstone,  
  • To Live and Write in L.A. by Richard Jarvis,  
  • Portland Pen Show by Carla Mortensen,  
  • Columbus Pen Show by Tom Rehkopf,  
  • From the Stacks by Dan Reppart,
  • Locas Focus: The Seattle Pen Club by Geprge Long

203 The PENNANT 2007 Fall Vol. XXV, No.3

Date added: 10/20/2008
Date modified: 01/27/2010
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  • Are They Just Pens? Modify . . . or Preserve? - Adapting Old Pens to Suit New Needs by Ron Dutcher,
  • Where is it Written? by Paul Bloch,
  • Take Good Care of History by Joel Hamilton and Sherrell Tyree,
  • Zen and the Art of Pen Repair by Rick Propas,
  • Diamond Dreams by Marc Kolber, Edited by David Moak,
  • L.Michael Fultz by Paul Bloch,
  • The Other Walter: Cushing, not Sheaffer, Part 2 by Robert Wm. Astyk,
  • Modern Foundtian Pen Revival Lacking in the Balance by Daniel Waitzman,
  • Is This the Right Box? by Bruce Speary,
  • What Pens Can Tell Us by Ronald J. Pohryles,
  • Tech Notes: Adapting Tools for Pen Repair by Victor Chen,
  • The Book Worm: A Review of Mabie in America by Tom Rehkopf,
  • Handwriting: Left Out - The Other Ten Percent by Kate Gladstone,

204 The PENNANT 2007 Summer Vol. XXV, No.2

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Date modified: 01/27/2010
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  • George S. Parker, Part V by Len Provisor and Geoff Parker,
  • History of Writing, Part III by Tom Threlfall,
  • The Other Walter: Cushing, not Sheaffer by Robert Wm. Astyk,
  • The Man behind the Bylaws by Nevada White,
  • A Photo Essay: a Penchant for Particularly Peculiar Pen Pharaphenalia
  • Fine Line to Mainline: Part 2, Skripsert to Lifetime by Jim Mamoulidies,
  • Tech Notes: Repairing Sheaffer Vac-Fils by Victor Chen,
  • The Book Worm: A Book Review,
  • Handwriting: Habits of Some Successful Handwriters by Kate Gladstone,

205 The PENNANT 2007 Spring Vol. XXV, No.1

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Date modified: 01/27/2010
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  • George S. Parker, Part IV by Len Provisor and Geoffrey S. Parker,
  • History of Writing, Part II by Tom Trefall,
  • Toolmaker's Journal II by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • Pens for Kids: A Visit to Two Seattle-Area Schools by Doug Postlewait,
  • Magic Mirror by Craig Bozorth,
  • Life After Death for the Sheaffer Connaisseur: The Levenger Versions by Dennis Bowden,
  • Parker Vacumatic Display No. 949 by Christer Nygren,
  • Fineline to Mainline, Evolution of the Sheaffer Cartridge Pen by Jim Mamoulides,
  • Big Red Flies Again by Tom Zoss,
  • Cryptopenology VI: Sizing Up Early Lifetimes by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • Handwriting: What Did You Learn In School Today? by Kate Gladstone,
  • Tech Notes: Conklin Piston-Filler Repairs by Victor Chen,
  • Snippet,

206 The PENNANT 2006 Winter Vol. XXIV, No.3

Date added: 10/20/2008
Date modified: 01/27/2010
Filesize: 14.08 MB
  • History of the Parker Pen Co. Part III by Len Provisor and Geoffrey S. Parker,
  • Pens for Kids: Presentations About Pens by Ralph Stillwell,
  • A Penman's Walk Through Downtown L.A. by Fred Krinke,
  • Henry Fenenbock, The Amazing Man Behind Los Angeles' Swanee Pen Shop by Tom Zoss,
  • Collecting Japanese Pens by Stan Klemanowicz,
  • Creating a Make-i Pen by Andrew Curle,
  • A Brief History of Writing by Tom Trelfall,
  • Taxonomy: Late 1940s Sheaffer Models 1948 by Jim Mamoulides,
  • Cryptopenology V: Myths of a Lifetime Part II by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • Tech Notes: The Cantor Lectures by Victor Chen,
  • Snippets,

207 The PENNANT 2006 Summer Vol. XXIV, No.2

Date added: 10/20/2008
Date modified: 01/27/2010
Filesize: 9.09 MB
  • Parker Pen Co. Part II: The Early Years in Fayette, Iowa by Len Provisor and Geoffrey S. Parker,
  • Pens for Kids, Eastshore Elementary School, Irvine, California by Richard Kaufman,
  • From Farm Boy to Nation's Scribe: A Palmer Method Retrospective by Kate Gladstone,
  • The Mystery of Edward Todd by David Moak,
  • Ink Color Trivia: Glorious! Green by Rhonda J. Foster,
  • The Sheaffer Connaisseur 1985 - 1996 by Dennis Bowden,
  • Aurora After WWII, Part II by Giovanni Abrate,
  • Taxonomy Late 1940's Sheaffer Models: 1947 by Jim Mamoulides,
  • The Sign by Jim Mamoulides,
  • Cryptopenology V: Myths of a Lifetime by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • The Book Worm: A Book Review,
  • Tech Notes: The Cantor Lectures by Victor Chen,

  • 2007 Board of Directors Nominees

208 The PENNANT 2006 Spring Vol. XXIII, No.1

Date added: 10/20/2008
Date modified: 01/27/2010
Filesize: 9.16 MB
  • Parker Pen Co. Part I: The Parker Family Comes to America by Len Provisor and Geoffrey Parker,
  • In Appreciation of Pen Pioneers Cliff and Judy Lawrence, Founders of the Pen Fancier's Club by Len Provisor,
  • An Army Marches on Its Stomach by Dan Reppert,
  • Pens for Kids: Return to Room 12, Des Moines Elementary by Doug Postlewait, 
  • Toolmaker's Journal I, Restoring Parker's Hi-Flight Leak Prevention System  by Daniel Kirchheimer with Richard Binder,
  • John W. Gibb, Super Salesman by Tom Zoss,
  • Taxonomy of Late 1940 Sheaffer Pens by Jim Mamoulides,
  • Aurora After WWII by Giovanni Abrate,
  • German Pen Manufacturer Cleo Skibinet Marks 60 Years by Jim Mamoulides,
  • The Sign by Jim Mamoulides,
  • The Book Worm: A Book Review by Len Provisor,
  • Remembering a Friend by Len Provisor,
  •  Cryptopenology III: Under Pressure? by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • Tech Notes by Victor Chen

209 The PENNANT 2005 Winter Vol. XXII, No.2

Date added: 10/20/2008
Date modified: 03/05/2010
Filesize: 5.5 MB
  • A History of Making Metal Pen Nibs by L. Michael Fultz, et al,
  • The Invention and Perfection of the Gold Nib: The George Sheppard and John Holland Story by J.G Leone, 
  • B. Grieshaber and Sons: Nibs and Pens by L. Michael Fultz, 
  • Modern Parker Duofold Nibs by Michael J. Conway,
  • Parker Nib Making & Materials from the 1950's Through the 1970's by Dean Hackbarth and L. Michael Fultz,
  • Parker "51" Nib Tipping Materials: 'R U' Ready for a Better Nib by Don Hiscock,
  • Sheaffer's Gold Nib Department by Dan Reppert,
  • Using a Fountain Pen: Why Bother? by Susan Wirth,
  • A Little Levity by Ian Kreisberg,
  • American Pen, Pencil, Parts, and Gold Nib Manufacturers by Jim Mottishaw,
  • Smoothing Scratchy Nibs by Jim Mottishaw,
  • The Book Worm: A Book Review by Sam Fiorella, 
  • Cryptopenology: Its Just a Matter of Tines by Daniel Kirchheimer,
  • Remembering Two Friends:  Arthur Twydle by Jim Marshall & George Richard Swartz by Jack Leone et al,
  • New Editor Announcement,
  • Snippets

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