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Eyedropper Pen Delivers True Vintage

If you haven't tried an eyedropper pen yet, maybe this is the one for you. Our vintage pens page features a handsome eyedropper fountain pen that is in good working order, with shiny gold-plated filigree.

If you own a Hog up north, these winter months can be brutal without any time out on the road. Luckily, you can write with a special edition Waterman Harley-Davidson fountain pen all year round. Take it for a spin on our preowned pens pages.

Our Waterman LeMan fountain pen with the rare Briarwood design is a really handsome piece on our preowned pens page. Coming complete with its original box and papers, it writes with a nice, smooth fine line. It is a pleasure to write with and a treasure to look at.

It is impossible not to feel sunny and warm with a limited edition Omas Ogiva Cocktail Vodka Lemon fountain pen in your hand. This unique demonstrator writes very nicely with an 18k white gold nib. Very attractive. Fun to watch!

Our last one sold so fast we had to get another Omas Paragon Arco Bronze! This one looks a little older with a larger attache-style case. Still in great working order it writes a fine line with enough flex to bump it up to a thick, wet medium.

We are trying to replace Esterbrook fountain pens on our site as soon as we sell them. We certainly don't want anybody to miss out on our most popular vintage pens.

Ou, ou, ou. What a little moonlight can do-ou-ou. A Visconti Moonlight Vermeil Voyager, that is. This is an excellent limited edition pen that comes with a traveling ink pot that is also sterling silver plated with gold! A great set now available on our preowned pens page.

The coolest pen Visconti has made to date is its piston filling Voyager Demonstrator pens. It is so much fun watching the magic happen when it is time to fill it, or as you can see the ink running down as you write. We have an excellent one on our preowned pens page, complete with its box and papers.

If you hate travelling with fountain pen cartridges and want to use the real thing--bottled ink--the Visconti Travelling Ink Pot was made just for you. Our gently used one on the Inkwells and Blotters page is a treat, especially for air travelers.

Big, bold and beautiful, Visconti Voyager fountain pens are lovely writers with 18k gold nibs. We added two to our preowned pens pages. They come in a remarkable smokey grey and a tranquil sapphire blue.

Using lapis lazuli mined from the same 6,000-year-old site used by the Egyptians, Cross made a stunning limited edition Townsend fountain pen and pencil. Be dazzled by their glory on the preowned pens page.

Steam on over to our vintage pens page to see an ultra-rare Parker 75 limited edition R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth! Created by hand using brass salvaged from the sunken luxury liner, this mint-condition treasure is like nothing in your collection!

Our vintage pens pages and preowned pens pages are filling quickly with beautiful, near-mint Parker Pens. In just two days we have added a Parker 75 fountain pen, a sterling silver Parker Premier fountain pen, a Big Red Parker Duofold rollerball, a World Memorial Fund Parker Duofold ballpoint limited edition ANNND a rare centennial size grey marble Parker Duofold fountain pen!

Happy New Year, everybody! Thank you for making 2016 a banner year for us. We hope that you and yours have a very healthy and prosperous new year. Maybe one of our latest Parkers will help you celebrate in style.

Restoring another snorkel, we are proud to present a Sheaffer Clipper in its original box with papers. It has a few little cosmetic issues, Yet, the palladium silver nib writes a reasonably smooth fine line while sporting a script version of "palladium silver" on the nib.

Until this collection landed in our laps, we had never even heard of jasper red Parker Duofold pens. These great pens were made in the U.K., and they are among the more attractive modern Duofold designs!

Sometimes, the overlooked pens are the most beautiful. Our vintage pens page has one such beauty. We restored this Penlawn fountain pen and it writes pretty well for a steel-nib pen.

The vintage pens page features a Prosperity Pen from New York City in the 1930s. Handsome grey marble with red flecks looks great, and you might be impressed by the original 14k gold Prosperity nib that writes an extra fine line.

Looking as sharp as ever is this Pelikan M250 fountain pen that could easily be new old stock. Still in its box and looking quite clean, this tortoise shell Pelikan is one of the most handsome they make. Its 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth line and belies its the new 400s come with an 18k gold nib.

If you think it is difficult to get worked up about an Esterbrook, think again. We have a beautiful, black full-sized Transition model from the 1940s with a deliciously rare 3668 Osmiridium nib. A fully restored vintage pen that writes very nicely.

Hand-made sterling silver relief work on this Pelikan Toledo guarantees that no two are identical. In near mint condition with its box, it is one of those once in a lifetime pens you can't pass up.

Our collection of limited edition pens expands by one with this incredible fountain pen: the Pelikan 800 Concerto! In mint condition, it comes complete with its original inner and outer boxes.

Our freshly restored Sheaffer Admiral snorkel vintage pen is in near mint condition. It has a fresh sac, O-ring and seals. The 14k gold nib writes a smooth fine line. Perfect for a museum collection or use.

Who doesn't covet the Pelikan 1000? How about one with a rarer cursive italic BB nib for under $500? We knew we could pique your interest in our preowned luxury pens page.

Just arriving for winter is a passel of Pelikan pens. We uploaded three Souveran 800s: a ballpoint, a rollerball and a fountain pen. One is blue and two are green. More are on their way!

What looks like a standard junior Eversharp Skyline on our vintage pens page sports a wicked little Waterman wet noodle nib! This is how we found it in the wild. We just polished it up and gave the pen a fresh ink sac!

Get it while it is hot! This Rotring Newton Lava is a really rare fountain pen from the new defunct pen company. It comes with its original box and papers. Best of all, it has a buttery smooth medium nib!

Mont Blanc pens cost too much when you buy them new. Save big on our lovely black with gold trim Mont Blanc 146 for less than $300! BONUS: It comes with a 14k gold nib! Authentic and in great working order.

The delightful Esterbrook 2314B "Broad Relief" nib really takes your handwriting to a new level. We have one such nib on an Esterbrook J-model pen on our vintage pens page. The pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac.

If you were late getting on to the Mont Blanc Writers Series pen collecting bandwagon, here's your chance to own one of the first pens from that line. Our ballpoint Mont Blanc Hemmingway is a like-new piece that is complete with all of its original boxes.

Catch one of the very rare Mont Blanc goofs: an Alexandre Dumas Writers Series pen with the wrong signature! This one has his son's signature. A mint ballpoint version that comes with its original box and papers.

The celebrated playwright was the toast of the 1994 Mont Blanc Limited Edition Writers' Series of pens. We have the original, minty fresh Mont Blanc Oscar Wilde fountain pen complete with its box and papers. Wilde famously said that he could resist everything but temptation. How will you hold up to his namesake pen?

Beware those coiled silver serpents with ruby eyes, they will seduce you into adding them into your collection. New Old Stock, this opened but never used Mont Blanc Agatha Christie fountain pen and pencil set is a stunner beloved by pen collectors the world over. One of the most popular Mont Blanc Writers Series pens!

Deliver luxury this holiday season with gently used preowned Mont Blanc LeGrand writing instruments starting at only $149.99. These items come with their original boxes and papers!

Twenty years ago (was it really that long ago) Sheaffer released its limited edition Holly Pen. Effectively, it is a Sheaffer Imperial that is dressed up for the holidays with a stunning golden cap festooned with glistening green-and-red holly sprigs with berries. Please humor us as we call it a vintage pen. New Old Stock!

That uniquely late 1940s and early 1950s pastel green is the color of our fully restored Esterbrook SM fountain pen. It is a nice vintage pen that writes a wet fine line. Great for collecting or using.

Sheaffer only made its wide-bodied Touchdown-filling fountain pen in 1949. We had a handsome, rarer brown Sheaffer Valiant (Lifetime) model on the vintage pens page. Fully restored and ready to write with a two-tone conical gold nib.

If you like modern streamlined Parker 61 styling, you will really enjoy the gold-filled Parker 61 Signet set on our vintage pens pages. The pen has been flushed and the pencil is still working. A great set for writing or collecting.

Normally an uncommon triple (skinny-wide-skinny) cap band is enough to get most people excited, BUT when you add in a very rare oblique 18k gold nib with moderate flex...people start to loose there minds. Check out this classic Parker Duofold Jr. before it is too late! A great vintage pen!

Clicking a ballpoint pen is supremely more satisfying than unscrewing a cap, but writing with a fountain pen is superior to using a ballpoint. The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen delivers on both counts with a capless click action and a very smooth 14k gold nib. See one today on our preowned pens page.

If you like Depression-era vintage pens, you might really go for our green marbled Parker Challenger from 1937. It has been fully restored and writes with a fine line that borders on least by vintage pen standards.

Vintage pen fans might linger over those pages with the almost perfect, all gold-fill Sheaffer TM Triumph. Fully restored with a new ink sac and O-ring, it is a beauty to look at and write with. Excellent for collecting and/or using.

Lovers of italic nibs will drool over our Pelikan M200. It has a very smooth italic nib made of a golden alloy. The preowned pen is in like-new condition, complete with its originals boxes and papers.

We love ingenious new filling systems, and we have always been impressed with Monte Verde's Mega Inkball rollerball pens. They are the only rollerballs that fill from a well like a fountain pen! We have a limited edition like-new set on our preowned pens pages.

Take your pick with two great offers on our vintage pens and preowned pens pages. On the vintage side is a senior-sized, orange hard rubber Parker Duofold streamlined fountain pen that has been fully restored. On the preowned side we have a New Old Stock Platinum fountain pen with an incredible design in classic maki-e. Take your pick.

What an incredibly fun Ohio Pen Show this year! We picked up some great new finds for you. Plus, we just had so much fun catching up with our friends in Columbus! We even made a few new friends. How'd that happen?! Anyhow, after a long drive back and a good night's sleep, we will be back and ready for action with many new pens for your writing pleasure.

Dig deep on our vintage pens pages, and you will see we've cut prices on more than half a dozen pen. Some pens dropped by as much as 40%! Get 'em before their gone.

The preowned pens page sports a handsome modern Sheaffer Taranis fountain pen. It is in excellent condition and writes a smooth fine line. It comes in its original box and a converter.

Running from an extra fine to almost a broad, this Sheaffer Snorkel (Sheaffer Admiral) fountain pen is a rare treat. Fully restored, it sports a new ink sac, O-ring and snorkel gasket. It is even a handsome burgundy color.

Buckskin isn't the rarest color for a Sheaffer Snorkel, but it isn't easy to find, either. Our Sheaffer Clipper has been restored for service! This is one of those awesome pens you just need to see.

Two Sheaffer Crest fountain pens have been added to the vintage pens page. These were considered close to the highest-end of the Sheaffer Snorkel models. It was the gold-fill caps that set them apart.

Okay, you don't have to be a mathematician to enjoy these Retro 51 pencils. Their wide grips, smooth turning lead advances and big erasers make using a .9mm pencil a treat for everyone. 

A Sheaffer Sentinel will stand guard over your vintage pen collection, while allowing you to fill it without getting your fingers covered in ink. This Sheaffer Snorkel even has a 14k gold snorkel!

We have a stunning Sheaffer Valiant snorkel fountain pen today that is nearly perfect in pastel blue. This pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac, snorkel gasket and O-ring, and it writes very nicely with a two-tone 14k gold fine-point nib. An ideal vintage pen for use or display!

Our decadelong battle against Snorkels has been won. We have fixed a boatload of them, and we start by posting a handsome pastel green Sheaffer Admiral on our vintage pens page. It works perfectly and writes like a dream, which makes it the perfect bargain once you spot the crack in the cap. An incredible daily users for a killer price.

If you like buttery smooth medium nibs, you seriously need to try out the Libelle Nature in gold mosaic on our preowned pens page! For a second tier modern pen, it is a handsome, effective and fun addition to any collection.

Whether you like vintage or modern Parker Duofolds, we've got you covered. We added a fully restored Parker Big Red to our vintage pens page. To our modern preowned pens page we added a red-marble Parker Duofold international to our site!

Save a small fortune when you buy the big daddy of modern fountain pens, a genuine Mont Blanc 149. We have one with minimal wear that comes new in its original box with a full bottle of ink. Coveted in board rooms everywhere, now it can by yours for close to $600 off the original retail price tag!

A double dose of Watermans away on the vintage pens page and modern preowned luxury pens page. Vintage kicks it off with a boring looking 32A that has a kick-ass flexible nib. The preowned side delivers a really attractive red Waterman Phileas.

If you only love luxury pens, you will be head-over-heels for our Omas Paragon Arco Bronze fountain pen. Between its stunning design and buttery smooth 18k white gold nib, you might be drooling over it for months after you buy it.

On the preowned pens page is a handsome Rotring 600 rollerball pen. It has some light wear but is in great shape and ready for a lifetime of dependable service.

Good pens don't have to be overpriced. We have a great Cross rollerball pen on our preowned pens page that will impress you and those who see you using it. Smooth, sleek, modern. A great daily driver.

We don't get them often enough, and they don't last for long when we do. We're talking about the Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen. It is the only capless, clicking fountain pen on the market. Ours is an older Carbonesque design that seems to be new, still sporting the original sticker and box.

Our blog looks back at the 1983 classic "Octopussy" and the special pen Q gave to James Bond to thwart evil enemy plots. It is a fun little find...and we just happen to have one of these pens in stock, although it can't do all the 007's can.

You can't go wrong with a trusty Esterbrook fountain pen. These fully restored vintage pens taught the entire Baby Boomer generation how to write with an "ink pen." Great for nostalgia and daily use!

If you want one of the best American-made writing instruments of the past 20 years, check out the Cross Townsends on our preowned pens page. We have titanium and chrome models. The Titanium fountain pen is a real winner with a very smooth 14k gold nib. In like-new condition.

Vintage pens are always better in sets, right? This new addition is an electrifying sapphire blue Esterbrook J pen and pencil set. The fountain pen has been restored to good working order. The pencil never broke down.

Harder to find, but theoretically more common, the Esterbrook SM (standard model) is a great writer. We've restored ours to working order with a fresh sac. It writes fairly well for a steel 1550 nib!

Back when we more frequently encountered Libelle fountain pens, we were snobbish enough to blow them off as late arrivals to the fountain pen scene. However, the two we just picked up write buttery smoothly! Worth a second look!

Esterbrook is probably the most popular brand of vintage pen we sell. We can't keep them in stock. We've been working hard to build up a new selection of them for you, and this week will see the vintage pens page flooded with Esterbrooks. We're pretty sure collectors will snatch these unique pens up quickly.

We've just purchased a new collection of pens to start posting on the website. For modern preowned pen lovers, you're in particularly good luck, as these pens will span inexpensive ballpoints to a Waterman Edson fountain pen! We should have enough modern pens to keep you happy every day from now until the Ohio Pen Show!

We've never seen anything like Esterbrook SJ in green "Hecho en Mexico." It is now on our vintage pens page, complete with a new sac and pressure bar.

It is difficult not to be taken in by this incredible like-new shine and perfection of our Montegrappa Extra 1930 in the handsome "turtle brown." Incredible Italian craftsmanship and we are selling it for about half of its original price.

Every Anglophile ought to love our site today. It features an almost New Old Stock Conway Stewart Wellington fountain pen that is gorgeous and in pristine condition. That is on the pre-owned luxury pen side of the boat. On the vintage pens page is a great Parker Maxima fountain pen in perfect working order.

If you haven't been to our Trading Post in a while, now is the time to check out some great new arrivals!

Get the bargain of a life time with our almost new Mont Blanc 149! It comes complete with its original box and papers and bottle of ink! An incredible offer!

Black Pen Society members will adore today's English "Parker Maxima." It is a great larger pen that writes with a fine nib. Its aerometric filler makes for few messes and easy reloading.

We haven't dedicated enough time and space to them in the past, but we now offer a lovely selection of English Parkers from the 1940s and '50s. We start it off on our vintage pens page with this Parker Victory!

You can't go wrong with our demonstrator clear red Waterman 100 Year pencil! Works great, no brassing nor cracks! A must see on our vintage pens page!

Want a daily user that will turn heads, write well and not cost a fortune? Try this Esterbrook J-model! A great smooth nib for a steel nib. It comes with a fresh ink sac and is need of a good home.

A nifty Parker 51 pencil with a gold-filled cap and grey body might help round out your collection. Today it tops our vintage pens page.

It is difficult not to love a cordovan brown set of Parker 51s. The vintage pen and pencil are in working order and write well. There are some cosmetic flaws on the pen, but the pencil is in nearly mint condition!

My first novel "Little Victories" is now available on paperback and as an e-Book at Amazon! If that isn't enough to get your heart racing, then maybe this NOS Sheaffer Imperial IV set will. Beautiful blue and gold, extra-fine nib. Works great. CHALK MARKS!

We speculate about the woman who likely owned the Sheaffer 3-25 ringtop we just added to the vintage pens page. Fully restored and ready to write, maybe it will help you write with the pithy wit of the Lost Generation!

Look at the lovely senior Sheaffer Lifetime set on our vintage pens page. Fully restored and ready to write, it looks as good as it writes. A few subtle cosmetic issues, but we like it a lot.

Check out the Marlen Impression pen collection on the Trading Post. 7 different colored barrels, 5 bottles of colored ink...all mint and in a handsome display case.

Adding one more Parker 75 in sterling silver, this is the fountain pen that ever collection needs. Dent-free and sporting a smooth fine-point nib, it only has a couple minor issues--which is great for a vintage pen.

Not the largest Conklin Crescent in the line, it is certainly one of the larger pens in length not width. Restored with a fresh ink sac, it writes with a nice flexible nib!

We updated the vintage pens page with a sterling Parker 75 ballpoint pen today and a Parker 75 pencil yesterday. It has some cosmetic flaws but seems to work and is available at a seriously tempting bargain price.

Our little Sheaffer 5-30 ringtop might not be much to get people excited on the surface, but once you write with it you will fall in love. It has an extra-fine nib that is super smooth. Plus the nib has just enough flex to get creative!

If you need a daily knock-around-town pen, our teal blue Parker 51 Special is a great bargain. Still in good working order, it writes a fine line and is eager for years worth of continued great service. Who could ask for more in a vintage pen...or any fountain pen for that matter.

A beautiful Cartier fountain pen has appeared on our trading post and we don't think you should miss it! Very pretty. Nearly mint condition.

If you didn't know better, you would think this Levenger Facet was a Montegrappa. The glittering celluloid is beautiful. It is new old stock and looks great. Comes complete with its original boxes and converter!

Holy cow! We have a rare 1940s Mont Blanc 136 fountain pen on our vintage pens pages! Re-corked and in good working order, this is a steel-nibbed rare bit of Mont Blanc history. Oh, and that steel nib has FLEX.

Papa Hemingway has arrived in mint condition and is waiting for you. This is the first of the limited edition writer's series pens by Mont Blanc. Ours is the ballpoint, complete with its original boxes! 

The National Pen Co. is one of our favorite discoveries since moving back to the Chicagoland area nearly a decade ago. They are usually huge oversized pens that work well and write smoothly. This one as a cool, blue design and has been given a fresh ink sac.

Updating our preowned luxury pens with the height of luxury: Cartier. Our Louis Cartier Art Deco pen has some surface wear but it writes like a dream for a great bargain.

We just knocked $50 off a beautiful gold-fill Wahl fountain pen that is in mint condition from the 1920s. Come give it a second look on our vintage pens pages.

After a brief hiatus, a Esterbrook pens return to grace our pages with their colorful selves. One even has a customized oblique broad stub nib! These were the pens that taught an entire generation to write with a fountain pen. Don't pass them up!

It is difficult not to love the modern Parker Duofolds. We added a green one to our collection on the preowned pens page. It has a handsome green marble finish and an 18k gold nib that is two-toned.

The German brand Elysee might now be defunct, but it made some surprisingly nice pens in the 1980s and '90. Ours has a handsome art deco design AND a smooth writing 18k gold nib.

We've got a nice navy-grey Parker 51 that is new old stock. It writes with a smooth fine line. It comes with a box, papers and a little trouble with the hood. Check it out to see if you'll like it.

Show up your CEO with a handsome sterling silver Mont Blanc 146 fountain pen. This preowned luxury pens makes for a great ceremonial pen and a handsome user, if you prefer. Writes well with a nice 18k gold fine-medium nib.

The modern luxury remake of the 1912 Waterman Lady Agathe is a stunning piece of craftsmanship. It is a nice fountain pen that uses cartridges or a converter, but its greatest asset is its buttery smooth 18k gold nib!

This time we've added an "S-Medium" stickered oversized Sheaffer Balance Lifetime to our vintage pens pages. In great shape and fully restored, it is an excellent collector's piece that also writes great.

Great for writing or preserving, we have a stickered oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Balance on our vintage pens page. Fully restored with a fresh ink sac, it writes a tasty smooth line. It almost hurts to sell it.

The Parker True Blue Duofold is one handsome pen. Too bad they discolored so easily. Still, ours makes for a good writer with the original spear feed and 14k gold nib. PLUS, this one was made in Toronto, Canada! Fully restored, this vintage pen is a treat.

The pen is mightier than the sword, but our new Allegory 1941 ballpoint pens are battle proven! These limited edition pens are made from the original teak deck of the U.S. North Carolina, a battleship that earned 15 battle stars during WWII. Bolt actions extend and retract the Parker-style refills, which are a nifty addition to the pens. See them today on our Pre-Owned Pens section...even though they are brand new in the box.

Remember, also is your home for great vintage pen restoration. All customer repairs move to the front of the repair line, which means we plan on maintaing our one-to-two week turnaround time on your pens!

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Welcome to the ultimate pen market for vintage pens, antique pens and collectible fountain pens, pencils, inkwells, blotters, writing ephemera and vintage fountain pen repairs. We specialize in selling restored vintage Sheaffer, Parker, Waterman, Esterbrook, Wahl-Eversharp, Conklin, Mabie Todd (Swan), Moore, Mont Blanc, Pelikan, Aikin Lambert and every other brand of fountain pen we can get our hands on.

Best of all, we offer pen enthusiasts a chance to post their own vintage pens, gold nibs, parts, and other writing instrument-related items on our Trading Post - a giant online "want ads" for fountain pen buffs.

So whether you're looking for yourself or for a gift for a graduate, business associate, writer, lawyer, doctor, teacher, scrapbooker or lover, there's a good chance you'll find it on

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