Nathan Tardif, Noodler's Ink -- The New England show is Nathan's one and only pen show appearance. His 'Konrad' pens sold out immediately on his last run, and at this year's show he'll bring hundreds more, in new acrylics, as well as mottled and ripple hard rubber. Stay tuned for Nathan's latest project, a safety pen based on the Waterman 42. He hopes to have a prototype at the show.
UPDATE 6/10/2013. Here's a video of Nathan talking about what he's bringing. Editor's Note: he's perhaps a little alarmist about the Boston Marathon bombings and their effect on future Boston pen shows. We'll carry on regardless.
Laban -- maker of high quality writing instruments, internationally recognized for both design and durability; pioneer in new manufacturing techniques in pen production. The drive to create pens with style, quality and value, while holding to a tradition of service, has made Laban into the global supplier it is today.
Paul Erano -- a large inventory of mostly vintage pens. Paul also has watches. Rumor has it that Paul has just bought another large collection, and he'll have it here.
John Corwin -- vintage pens emphasizing flexible nibs -- if you are particularly looking for flex, you can find it with John.
Andy Beliveau -- vintage pens and Andy's
own custom overlays. A talented and knowledgable repair person and
metalworker. Watches, too.
Roger Cromwell, Penopoly Pens -- Penopoly Studio is a unique fountain pen show room designed to create a special experience for the pen collector, user, and investor. Penopoly buys, sells, and restores pens for people all around the world. They buy or take collections on consignment and offer appraisals.
Venlo Company -- Thomas O’Brien founded Venlo in 2000 because he too cherished his watch collection and wanted to both protect and showcase his timepieces in an equally distinctive fashion. He chose Florence, Italy, home of the world’s finest leather craftsmen for the inspiration and source of his original watch case collection. Over the years the Venlo Company’s product offering has expanded to include an extensive line of pen cases, valets and cufflink cases. Luxurious wooden cases were added to compliment the original leather line and always the four fundamentals of product creation guided the way.
Jeff Krasner -- long-time collector with
lots of stock and wide-ranging interests. Jeff has been seeking out New
England's best vintage pens for going on thirty years and he'll be
showing us what he's come up with.
Lindsay Rand -- local collector with great taste. He'll have working vintage pens with interesting nibs.
Monomoy Vintage Pen -- Vintage and vintage-inspired pens expertly restored and tuned by Jim Baer.
Jim Dolive, Total Office Products -- A wide range of modern writing instruments, high end as well as more popularly priced items, by the world's most prestigious manufacturers.
Hirsch Davis -- Vintage pen collector/dealer with a great selection of high end pens from the golden age of writing instruments.
Jim Knight -- pen collector and restorer with a large group of mostly vintage pens.