As you know if you follow the blog, last weekend was the 2016 Chicago Pen Show. Above is a photo from Thursday, before the show was set up for the public, and before most of the vendors had even arrived. What a carpet, huh?
This year the pen show went from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1. I was helping out, so I was there every day. On the good news/bad news front, I hardly had any time to shop for myself. But that’s okay. If you aren’t a serious collector, a pen show can be kind of a reconnoitering mission. You see things, and you mull.
But the show was amazing. I’d like to give a briefer overview in this part, and then in the next part go more in depth about some of the pens and people.
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