22nd ANNUAL SANTA FE PEN FAIR MARCH 11 & 12

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179-A Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe NM 87501

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22nd ANNUAL SANTA FE PEN FAIR MARCH 11 & 12

21 Years Serving New Mexico Pen Lovers

SANTA FE – February 28, 2017 – Santa Fe Pens is proud to announce the dates for

the 22 nd Annual Santa Fe Pen Fair for Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Along with celebrating its first full year at DeVargas Center, following its 20-year run at

the now closed Sanbusco complex, the Santa Fe Pens will unveil the Santa Fe Edition

XIX fountain and roller ball pens. This year’s pen was hand-crafted by Montegrappa, a

105-year- old Italian pen manufacturer.

“Our first year at DeVargas Center has been exciting,” said Neal Frank, Santa Fe Pens

owner. “Our business has picked up from our old location, and DeVargas’ stores and

management have been really welcoming. Our customer base has migrated over to

DeVargas and we’ve been visited by a whole new crop of customers. We’ve been very

fortunate to have served the New Mexico pen community through both our Pen Fair and

store for the past 21 years, and we’re looking forward to another 20 years at DeVargas

Center.”

Scheduled for Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Pen Fair is New

Mexico’s largest gathering of pen manufacturers and pen aficionados. This year’s event

features more than 20 pen and ink manufacturers, including some making their first

appearance in the City Different.

The Santa Fe Edition XIX fountain and roller ball pens are made by Montegrappa,

an Italian manufacturer that has been hand-crafting pens since 1912 in Bassano del

Grappa. This item is a Santa Fe Pens exclusive and will be unveiled at this year’s Pen

Fair.

“This pen is quite impressive and is crafted from a black and gray blended celluloid

material. It is fitted with full Sterling Silver trim on the cap, barrel and gripping section.

All fountain pens are produced with 18K solid gold nibs in extra fine, fine, medium and

bold line widths,” Frank added. “The roller ball also is fitted with a standard refill, and

both models feature a roller clip to reduce wear and tear on the user’s shirt pocket. This

is our first collaboration with Montegrappa, and the result is one of the best-looking

Santa Fe Edition models we’ve ever created.”

Each pen is numbered, and buyers of last year’s Santa Fe Edition models have right of

first refusal for the next pen with their personal number. (Editor’s note: photography is

available.)

Pen Fair hours for this free event are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from

noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can sample pens priced from $10 to $10,000.

Along with the modern pen companies, the Santa Fe Pen Fair will feature vintage

fountain pen appraisal, repair and buying services. And, each customer can register for

door prizes donated by the participating pen companies.

The 22nd Annual Santa Fe Pen Fair is located inside DeVargas Center at the corners

of Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Streets in Santa Fe. For more information call 505-

989-4742.