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Montegrappa's Signature Quality Graces Our Pre-Owned Pens Page

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!

There is no greater pen than the Pelikan Souveran line. We have a really elegant black-and-palladium Pelikan 805 on our preowned pens page. It is everything a luxury pen should be, and it is a dream to use. 

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 now have three restored Eversharp Skylines on our vintage pens page. All of them are a treat with which to write. All are restored with new ink sacs. Have fun!

There is no denying the handsome look of this vintage Eversharp Skyline in a British racing green and a 14k gold-filled cap. The nib writes a nice bold line without overdoing it. Smooth singer.

More attractive than the color combination on our vintage Eversharp Skyline fountain pen are the ultra-smooth writing characteristics of the original 14k gold nib!

Drop whatever you're doing and experience this Sheaffer Valiant with one of the smoothest medium-broad nibs in stock. Fully restored with a new ink sac and O-ring, this vintage pen has some wear that makes it perfectly priced and ready for daily use that will knock your socks off!

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!

Waterman Crusader pens look great with their metal brushed-gold caps and grey barrels. We have a freshly resacced vintage pen that has flex in the nib! It is an attractive user worth a long look.

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! 

Oh, yeah. The granddaddy of modern luxury pens now graces our preowned pens section! We have a fine-point Mont Blanc 149 in excellent condition and a medium-point Mont Blanc 149 in even better condition. And we're selling it for a steal compared to the current new pen prices.

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.

Another of the great 2nd tier pen companies that didn't survive the Great Depression, Webster pens are respectable addition to your collection. We have just added a Webster Ringtop fountain pen from the 1920s. It has a Morrison 14k gold nib and is fully restored to working order. A neat vintage pen for your collection.

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.

Enjoy a prefect collector's piece with our sterling silver Montegrappa Reminiscence. This hefty silver pen is new old stock, coming complete with boxes, papers, book and a polishing cloth. Pre-owned luxury at a price rivaling base-line used Mont Blanc 149s.

Translucent red makes for a stunning color on the new-old-stock Sheaffer Connaisseur fountain pen on our preowned pens pages. It writes with a great, lush broad nib. You even get the original boxes it came in!

We now proudly carry gently used preowned luxury pens in the Mont Blanc Classique bordeaux colors in pencil, ballpoint and rollerball pens! Our prices are pretty competitive, too!

Love click ballpoints but prefer the writing quality of a fountain pen? Our preowned Namiki Vanishing Point fountain pen is the first click fountain pen ever made. Very handsome and in great condition, it writes well with a smooth 18k gold medium nib.

You can see both a pencil and ballpoint Mont Blanc Classique in the red wine color of "bordeaux." Each writing instrument is in excellent working condition. These preowned Montblancs come with their original boxes and papers.

An oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Flattop sits serene in the knowledge most people covet his pearl-and-black pattern with minimal discoloration. It doesn't hurt that this handsome devil also comes with an early nib with no serial number! An excellent vintage pen.

Waterman Phileas fountain pens are a really popular seller, and we have a seemingly new-old-stock one for sale on our preowned luxury pens pages for only $19.99! Complete with its converter and box!

Save money on a great first-time vintage pen purchase with our latest Sheaffer Imperial. It uses the classic TouchDown easy-fill system, and it is in excellent restored condition. The gold-fill cap has no engravings or dents. Smooth, wet medium nib.

Save big on our latest restored Sheaffer Statesman with a very nice, smooth fine medium nib. A great writer, you might not mind the cosmetic damage.

Today's blue-straited Conklin Symetric is an eye catcher. Fully restored, it delivers an extra-fine line while also packing a little flex. Part of the final Chicago production run, it is a descent addition to your vintage pen collection.

Straight outta 1947, our latest Parker 51 set is beautiful. It is the grey pen with the unblemished 1/8th 14k gold filled cap.  It writes a nice medium line, and it comes with its original box and matching pencil!

Sheaffer must have been particularly nautically minded in the 1930s. Yesterday we had abalone shells. Today we add a marine green oversized Sheaffer Balance. It has some cosmetic issues, but it writes wonderfully with a razor-thin extra-fine nib.

Inspect a handsome Sheaffer 3-25 with a black-and-abalone-shell design on our vintage pens pages. It writes with a good extra-fine nib, and it has been fully restored. Who cares if there are some traces of cosmetic wear?

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!

It is difficult to go wrong with the much sought 14k gold nib on a Mont Blanc Classique. Our pre-owned pen features some wear but no cracks and an incredible price that is difficult to beat.

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.

We attempt (perhaps foolishly) to foster understanding between the generations of pen collectors seemingly at greater odds with one another. Check out our blog and see if we come close to fairly airing two sides of this brewing controversy.

Toledo's very own Conklin pen company also made some very handsome pencils! Our Conklin IV from the early 1920s appears to still work with a twist of the nose cone. Silver plated, it still sparkles with a chevron design.

Redipoint was a local Minneapolis/St. Paul brand in the 1920s, and this sterling silver pencil is a handsome representation of their craftsmanship. Unrestored and still working, it comes complete with several sticks of original lead! No dents!

If you like extra-fine writing nibs that are smooth and 14k gold, you're in luck. Our latest Morrison fountain pen has all of that and costs less than $50! Easy to fill with a syringe-style piston filler, what's not to love?

Today's ring top vintage pen from the 1920s is a Dunn from New York! It's also a lever filler that is fully restored. An extra-fine nib and a bit of flex make for a great writing experience, even if there are some cosmetic flaws.

It is extremely difficult to find a jade green from the late 1920s or early 1930s that has no discoloration. That is what makes this Carter's ring top so special. It looks as if it came out of the factory yesterday. No brassing. Restored with a pure silicon ink sac. It could be worthy of a being museum piece.

We are dedicating this week to the 1920s, and this "coral"-colored stunner of a vintage pen is a pip. We don't know much about Hy-Grade brand vintage pens, but they are attractive. The nib writes great, too. It really is the bee's knees.

If you've ever wanted to give vintage pens a try, get a bargain on this classic gold-sleeve Eclipse fountain pen. It has been fully restored and writes very nicely with a fat signature line!

The famed ink maker Carter's also branched out with a line of fountain pens. We have one such pen fully restored on our vintage pens page. It is ready to write with a slighly flex nib.

Black Pen Society members should rejoice at the beauty of our latest restored Waterman 100 Year Pen. It is in near mint condition with a stunning triple gold band around the middle of the barrel. A remarkable vintage pen that looks like it could last for 200 years.

We go from senior sized to petite with today's addition of a Waterman 52.5V L. It is a tiger striped ring top fountain pen that has been fully restored. It writes a smooth line with a little flex.

A senior-sized Waterman Hundred Year Pen has made its way to our vintage pens pages. It has been fully restored with a new sac and tail crystal. The cap crystal appears to be original. Ribbed! Plus, the monster 14k gold nib is a treasure.

We just restored a nifty early Eversharp Skyline. It shows the original cap design without the final design of the clip in place. Plus the tail isn't as tapered. It is a neat vintage pen for your collection.

As in cigarette lighter. We have a classic Ronson Lighter Pencil on our vintage pens page at a newly discounted price. It is a clever little curio from the golden age of writing instruments.

Dancing its way into your collection is a solid gold Waterman 552 1/2V ring-top. This vintage pen is marked 14k gold on the cap and barrel...not plated. Solid. We have it fully restored and dangling before you.

In recent years collectors have gravitated to the so-called third tier pens. Either they have everything else or these are the only vintage pens they can afford to experiment with. We've been adding a broad new selection of them on our vintage pens pages. Today's is a beautiful green-and-purple swirl pen by Welsh out of Providence, Rhode Island.

Esterbrook pen collectors might fight over our latest edition. It is a standard green J-model Esterbrook with a steel Osmiridium 3556 nib. These nibs are highly sought after by collectors. Will you be the next to add it to your vintage pen collection.

Want a preowned luxury pen from the halls of power? We think our Delta Palazzo Chigi comes from the Italian government! It is a unique fountain pen that is worth investigating. 

Everybody wants a great daily driver, but our gold-filled Mabie Todd Swan fountain pen from the 1940s is also nearly museum pristine. The original 14k gold nib writes a smooth, wet medium-broad line. The pen is fully restored, and there are very few marks of wear on it. It is a vintage pen worth seeing.

Omas paid tribute to the radio's invention with the Omas Marconi in 1995. It was the 100-year anniversary of the invention. Ours is on our preowned pens page, and it comes complete with its original box and papers!

The vintage Danish brand Penol is a rare, difficult find here in the U.S., and it is always a treat to write with them. Our vintage pens page starts with a Penol Ambassador Senior. It is a huge pen inspired by the Parker Duofold in the 1930s. 

We have a new vintage pen that is truly a site to see. It is a remarkable medium blue Conklin. Despite some discoloration, it is very attractive. Oh, and it writes wonderfully with a smooth, wet, fine-point nib!

Even with engravings our latest Sheaffer Touchdown TM Triumph is a stunner. This vintage pen is dent and blemish free. It has been fully restored with a new bladder and O-ring. 

Ebony and abalone make for a classic beauty. It is a Sheaffer Balance with an incredible nib. You don't want to let this one slip through your fingers. 

Oh, yeah. We just got one in. It is a junior model with an engraved name, but this Mandarin Parker Duofold is a real treat. It writes with a smooth fine point original 14k gold nib, supported by an original Christmas Tree inkfeed!

If you like streamlined styling in your vintage pens, you will love our latest Eversharp Skyline. It is British racing green paired with brilliant golden trim. Fully restored, it is a good collector's piece and writer.

For those who are unfamiliar with Montegrappa pens, these Italian craftsmen and women work wonders with handmade celluloid and sterling silver. Our latest Piccola rollerball on the preowned pens section is really new old stock! Its smokey blue design is truly a sight to behold.

The Waterman Gentleman is a stunner when made of solid Sterling Silver! Ours is a handsome rollerball pen that is nicely weighted for remarkably smooth writing.

If you ask us, Faber Castell is probably the most under-rated pen brand out of Germany. With a rich tradition dating back to the 18th century, they make well-engineered pens that are luxurious and dependable. Visit our preowned pens selection for a Graf von Faber Castle ballpoint that is rhodium plated and new old stock!

Check out our Trading Post. Someone just posted a 3-piece Mont Blanc Oscar Wilde limited edition set. It is great and in its original box! FP never used!

Race straight over to our vintage pens pages to see a beautiful, rare  blue-on-blue Parker Lady Duofold fountain pen with a slightly FLEX nib and wide cap band!

For reasons unknown to us, our supplier for Yard-O-Led no longer carries Yard-O-Led products. That leaves us with limited Yard-O-Led ink and only a sterling silver Yard-O-Led Regent pencil. Brand new and nicely discounted.

Covering the spectrum of Sheaffer pens, our vintage pens have added a new preowned Targa and the vintage pages have a beautiful pearl and black Sheaffer Lifetime flattop. 

Our vintage pens page showcases a handsome grey Parker 51 with double jewels and a rarer wavy-line gold-fill cap. Fully restored, it is ready for work or display.

Visit our Trading Post today for many great new additions! We've recently added Mont Blanc limited editions that include the Greta Garbo, DaVinci and Proust! Come check these pre-owned pens out today.

Freshly added to our web site are a modern pre-owned Park Duofold Centennial and a rarer long Parker Duofold Junior from the 1920s. Whether you are into vintage pens or preowned pens, we have the Parker Duofold for you.

Only made between 1941 and 1948, the red-hue cordovan brown Parker 51 is a hard pen to find. The matching pencil is even more so, but we found a winner that is in great working order. See our Parker 51 pencil in cordovan brown on our vintage pens page today.

Within the past decade or so, the Chilton pen brand was revitalized. Now we have the Chilton Bostonian on our preowned luxury pens page. This pen even came with a factory stub nib. It's a small stub, but it writes a great reserved line from extra fine to broad. This pen even has a little flex.

With winter upon us, Pelikan pens have safely completed their migration to our pages. Fans of vintage pens and preowned luxury pens will love the dozen Pelikan writing instruments now on our site!

We've been adding vintage Waterman pens to the site like crazy, so we thought we'd toss in a modern preowned Waterman Carene. This is a very attractive pen with its "amber shimmer" design. The inlaid nib is 18k gold. Perfect for the vintage Waterman fan who has everything but the modern Waterman catalog.

Behold the regal splendor of Waterman's Lady Patricia! This vintage pen writes a great extra-fine line and has impeccable color in the barrel and most of the cap! It comes with a matching (not working) pencil.

Modern American pens aren't considered the best these days, but the Cross Townsend is a holdout that is as good as or better than most of its rivals. We have a buttery smooth writing one with a red-marble design on our preowned pens pages!

Aerodynamic and sleek, it is little wonder that consumers found these so popular in the 1940s. A great pen, to be sure. Enjoy, plus more Eversharp Skyline colors to our freshly added maroon. Plus, we have a smooth-writing one in forest green!

We have a handsome candy-red Parker Challenger from 1939 on our vintage pens pages. Fully restored with a new ink sac, breather tube and realigned nib, you should get many years of dependable service from this very attractive pen.

Shadow Waves are so rare in the Parker Vacumatic world, you shouldn't hesitate to buy the awesome one we have on the vintage pens page.

Parker only made the "D.Q." in the mid-1920s in both a hard-rubber and plastic style. Ours is a slender, junior size with a FLEX nib. This was one of the transition pens between the Jack Knife Safety and Duofold eras.

Orange, green and black! Our expanded selection of vintage senior size Parker Duofolds gives you incredible choices of parts and nib sizes! Run to our vintage pens pages to see the magnificence before it is all cleaned up.

Are you familiar with the Pilot Knight? You should be. It is a great metal pen that looks great anywhere and writes as dependably as any luxury pen. We are now proud to offer a fountain pen, ballpoint and rollerball pen on our preowned pens page.

Germany's classic Reform fountain pens are a great introduction to piston fillers. The steel nibs are a little rough sometimes but are a great value for the price. Nifty vintage pen.

We are an authorized dealer for Chicago's own Allegory Pen company. We have just updated our "pre-owned" pens page with a beautiful selection of their historical wood pens. Each pen was crafted from wood found all over the world. From ancient peet bogs to the former decking of the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina, these pens all have a story to tell. And each is brand new straight from the factory.

Ronson made a really nifty mechanical pencil back in the late 1940s or early 1950s that featured a lighter at the top of its barrel! We have one on our vintage pens page that is pretty cool. It needs a new flint but is otherwise good to go on the lighter side. The pencil also needs work, but it is a great curio for any collection.

Slowly but surely we are updating our new pens section. Today we are pleased to announce the addition of the Lamy 2000 line of writing instruments. Award-winning design is its hallmark. Made of steel, these pens have a nice heft and balance while sporting a wider grip that also helps people who suffer arthritis and hand cramps from skinny pens.

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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