SFPL Pen Meet Feb’15 … And A Wahl-Eversharp Giveaway For You!

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Time flies and on February 28, 2015, the Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers (SFPL) Facebook group was due for yet another pen meet, for the month of February.

This time, it was held at the Tea Party Cafe which has been volunteered by one of our members, and what a nice cafe it was! We had a turnout of about 50+ and although the turnout number is around the same for the last 2 months, I am still pretty amazed, as our pen meets used to only have 20 odd at the maximum.

Retro posters and stonewashed walls at the Tea Party Cafe!

Retro posters and stonewashed walls at the Tea Party Cafe!

Delicious-looking food at the cafe, but this belongs to my fellow admin and not me...

Delicious-looking food at the cafe, but this belongs to my fellow admin and not me…

This pen meet was sponsored by Wahl-Eversharp, an American company well known for the Doric and the Skyline pens, and Fook Hing Trading Co. Wahl-Eversharp has lately been revived after sitting in a quiet corner for almost 50 years, so, while I have not really tried their pens before (except for a little golden Wahl ringtop vintage pen that I like), I hope they are making a bunch of nice fountain pens!

The prizes sponsored by Wahl-Eversharp were:

  • 1st Prize:
    SKYLINE Classic Collection – Black Resin with Gold Plated Cap/Trim Fountain Pen
    14kt Semi-Flex Fine Stub Nib – Customised by Pendleton Brown

    Prizes nicely wrapped in boxes

    Prizes nicely wrapped in boxes

  • 2nd Prize:
    SKYLINE Classic Collection – Navy Blue Resin with Gold Plated Cap/Trim Fountain Pen
    Stainless Steel (Ceramic Coated) Semi-Flex Fine Stub Nib – Customised by Pendleton Brown
  • 3rd Prize:
    SKYLINE Classic Collection – Black Resin with Palladium Plated Cap/Trim Fountain Pen
    Stainless Steel (Ceramic Coated) Semi-Flex Fine Stub Nib – Customised by Pendleton Brown

What is a Ceramic Coated nib??? I wish I could have the chance to try that out, but I didn’t win any of the pens. However a good friend of mine and a fellow blogger has won the second prize: Nicholas Yeo from Inky Passion! I am both envious and happy for him, and of course, we all look forward to a review by him soon, don’t we? 😀 Let’s also see if he will give me a chance to try that pen out myself!

Everyone waiting expectantly as admins draw the winning numbers from a bag

Everyone waiting expectantly as admins draw the winning numbers from a bag

This month’s meetup was more manageable than the past ones, and I managed to get a chance to try out many pens after completing my admin duties. Jeffrey was sitting beside me, and I managed to try out a variety of his awesome fountain pens. I made my Renover notebook that I received from a previous pen meet into a curation of writing samples. I divided each page into 4, and in each part, I tested out pens and inks. Some of the pens I tried included a Kaweco Liliput in brass, a Pilot Murex (finally!), an awesome  Sailor King of Pens Mozaique, a Montblanc Meisterstuck Diamond LeGrand, a Montegrappa Miya, and a Montegrappa Emblema.

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Besides the wonderful prizes, there were also door gifts sponsored by Wahl-Eversharp as well, which was a choice between a bottle of Everberry ink, or a pen pouch. Many were eyeing the pen pouches, although the inks all got snapped up pretty quickly too! And who wouldn’t – it is a whopping 80mL of blue-indigo awesomeness! I haven’t tried out the ink yet but I did a swab on a piece of card for you all to be jealous of, in the following picture:

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Colours may vary according to screens. But trust me, it’s a vibrant blue-indigo colour, the Everberry colour

And the pen pouch is a slim leather zipper pouch, and the leather is high quality Napa full grain leather. It first appeared at the Ohio Pen Show last year, according to Wahl-Eversharp’s Facebook page.

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I had been looking forward to the pen pouch ever since the prizes were announced before the meet, and I was delighted to see the twisted design of the zipper tag, and feel the soft suede lining inside the pouch.

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Yes, it’s a little bit tiny, but if you don’t have the tendency to bring numerous pens out with you, you can keep your workhorse pen in here to carry around. I tried to fit a couple of types of fountain pens into the little pouch – let’s see how it goes:

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My ginormous Campo Marzio Big Fountain Pen. It fits exactly nicely in this Wahl-Eversharp pen pouch. Please don’t judge me regarding the size of the pen…

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Yes, you could try to squeeze two medium-sized fountain pens into the bag, but it would be a snug fit, and I wouldn’t recommend that if you want to prevent possible scratches by the pens rubbing against each other inside the pouch. I normally bring 1-2 fountain pens to work if any, so this seems like a great accessory for me!

Now, I know many of you didn’t manage to attend the pen meet, and I know there are some of you outside Singapore who would like to have a Wahl-Eversharp pen pouch for yourself, and I also know that OFP hasn’t had a giveaway for a long time… so I’m really happy to announce that I have been sponsored 3 pen pouches for a giveaway! Just follow the simple steps below to gain entries to win 1 of these pen pouches for yourself! Anyone who has a snail mailing address is eligible to enter, wherever in the world you are living!

  • Leave a comment in the post below, and let me know which username you used
    +1, mandatory
  • Subscribe to my blog via email (this also automatically enters you into our quarterly mystery gift draw, which is coming up soon in March!)
    +3, optional but highly appreciated
  • Follow me on Twitter @onfountainpens
    +1, optional
  • Tweet about this post and tag @onfountainpens
    +1 per day, optional
  • Like me on Facebook
    +2, optional but also preferred

You must use the Rafflecopter widget below for your entries in order to qualify! Raffle ends on 8 March (Sunday).

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Thanks to Tea Party Cafe, Wahl-Eversharp, and Fook Hing Trading Co. for this wonderful pen meet and all that sponsorship!

49 Responses

  1. Maybelline T. 10 March 2015 / 11:15 PM

    A pen show may be quite tough to organize, in terms of logistics! But we do consider having it sometimes. Hopefully it will materialize one day.

  2. Brandon Si 8 March 2015 / 7:28 PM

    Thank you for this giveaway as I wasn’t able to attend the meeting =))

  3. Xina 4 March 2015 / 9:23 AM

    That’s a beautiful blue ink, and how nice of them to give everyone a full bottle! Maybe I should move to Singapore. I love your blog and follow it regularly.

    • Maybelline T. 4 March 2015 / 11:46 AM

      Yes it is nice of them! Thanks for following my blog. Where are you from?

  4. Hallzzy 3 March 2015 / 1:20 PM

    Great looking blog and thanks for doing this giveaway!

  5. ZhiCheng YANG 2 March 2015 / 12:44 PM

    Just want to find out if we can have any pen show in SGP?
    You seemed had great fun of the pen meet.

  6. Jeff Low 2 March 2015 / 12:05 PM

    Thanks for the article and giveaway, Maybelline! It was a lovely afternoon exchanging notes on pens and inks with pen lovers. =)

  7. Corky McCormack 2 March 2015 / 1:38 AM

    Looks like you all had a great time at your meet up.

  8. Jackie 2 March 2015 / 12:38 AM

    This Wahl-Eversharp pen pouch would sure keep my pen safe. Thanks for the chance to get one

  9. Becky redfern 2 March 2015 / 12:08 AM

    Great giveaway!

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  11. ppana 1 March 2015 / 10:13 PM

    Thanks!

  12. epichartou 1 March 2015 / 9:53 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway

  13. Andy P 1 March 2015 / 9:52 PM

    Didn’t manage to attend the meet but am lucky to be able to experience it vicariously through your posts! Looks like it was a blast! Also, thanks for this giveaway!

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:22 PM

      Thanks for reading my post, hope to see you next time!

  14. kleinphua 1 March 2015 / 8:16 PM

    Had missed the meetup. I bet it is enjoyable.

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:22 PM

      Yes, it’s fun as the group gets bigger. Hope to see you next time!

  15. Ren Jinshen Ryu 1 March 2015 / 3:28 PM

    Really enjoyed the meet, even though I was only able to come during my work’s break time!

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:22 PM

      I saw your name on the sign-in list, but didn’t catch you! Maybe next time.

  16. Siok-Hoon Ong Nicole 1 March 2015 / 3:19 PM

    I still haven’t managed to make it to a meet yet…hopefully the next one!!

  17. jwtan 1 March 2015 / 3:18 PM

    Really wanna get the pouch cause I didn’t make it for the meet 🙁

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:23 PM

      All the best… hope to see you at the next meet, though!

  18. lim ming 1 March 2015 / 2:56 PM

    Cant attend the pen meet. Tks fo the writing up ..

  19. Olli Massala 1 March 2015 / 12:41 PM

    I may get one of those after all, when I saw them, I kinda wish I had taken the pen case it’s beautiful.

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:24 PM

      I had difficult deciding which one to choose, too!

  20. Leong Han Keow 1 March 2015 / 10:45 AM

    Thanks for organizing the event. It was fun to attend.

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:25 PM

      Thank you for coming, I didn’t see you there though!

  21. Burhanudeen Jalaludeen 1 March 2015 / 10:29 AM

    I did not choose the pouch at the meet
    and this is another opportunity for me
    to get it. Thank you Maybelline for this
    chance.

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:25 PM

      All the best, and thanks for coming for the meet!

  22. Ben 1 March 2015 / 9:41 AM

    Thank you for posting! We ( those who weren’t able to make it down for the pen meet ) can now read about what happened! Looks really fun~

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:25 PM

      Yep it was, hope you can attend the next one!

  23. Erasmo Gonzalez 1 March 2015 / 9:40 AM

    Hi. Nice pen. Campo Marzio

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:25 PM

      Yes indeed, it’s big and red! Haven’t gotten down to reviewing it yet, though.

  24. texaskidd 1 March 2015 / 9:03 AM

    I could use a pen pouch *hint hint*

  25. Bohi 1 March 2015 / 6:58 AM

    The pouch looks quite cute, despite being small-ish~

    • Maybelline T. 1 March 2015 / 10:27 PM

      Yes, it’s small enough to slip into small handbags or side compartments, very portable.

  26. SusanJ 1 March 2015 / 6:23 AM

    Thanks, as always, Maybelline, for your blog – I look forward to it! Thank you too for the give-away – those pen pouches look lovely!

  27. Eli 1 March 2015 / 3:14 AM

    Maybelline, do overseas Singaporeans qualify? =p

  28. Marsie C. McLendon 1 March 2015 / 2:35 AM

    I would love to win!

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