Yeah, when anyone asks how many pens I have, I laugh too. This article talks about a couple of people who actually use their pens, pen shows, and it’s nice that the obligatory journalists’ reference to expensive pens is just an aside.
A feel for fountain pens
Retro instruments draw fans for their look, feel and value
John Reche’s collection began with something headed to the garbage dump….
…In the 12 years since a friend brought him a few pens found in a neighbor’s trash, Reche’s collection has grown to fill a room of his home. When you ask him how many pens he has, he laughs….