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It is difficult sometimes trying to figure out what pen you'll want to read about more...the vintage pen or the preowned modern pen. Well, you just can't go wrong with either. There's a rare buckskin Sheaffer Admiral snorkel on the vintage pens page and a 18k gold nibbed SEMI-FLEX Parker Ellipse on the preowned pens page.

We've added nearly a pages worth of new pen to our Trading Post over the past week. Be sure to check out some amazing bargains on our customers' preowned luxury pens.

Save money on our cosmetically challenged Sheaffer Saratoga fountain pen. Fully restored, it works well, but it has some flaws, most notably a inch-long crack in the cap. An affordable first foray into the pleasures of Snorkel writing.

Our Sheaffer Lifetime Balance junior pen has more than its share of scars, but it still looks a little dazzling. We restored this extra-fine writer with a new ink sac. 

Esterbrook remains our top-selling brand of vintage pen, and we have once again completed our restocking of the fabulous '50s fountain pens. Particularly interesting to this new set is a pen for the chaplaincy!

If so, everyone will want the humungous "#7" nib on our Conklin 75 Crescent Filler. This fully restored vintage pen is stunning, and that nib is a real monster with semi-flex fun.

We'd like to say a special thank you to our...and everybody's...mother for all that you do to make us feel safe, loved, strong and nurtured. Bringing us into the world was a nice touch, too. Have a great day today!

Montblanc limited edition pens are a favorite for many pen collectors, and we just added a doozy with the Johann Sebastian Bach fountain pen complete with its box and original papers!

Picked from the finest collections is this Parker 51 fountain pen in the very rare plum (purple) color from 1949. It is a like-new aerometric filler that writes a great medium line.

We had a great time at our home show here in Chicago. It was a blast to hang out with all of our traveling pen friends and local friends together. The Venn diagram of our friends and customers got to have a blast together "at home." Now the business online is back to full steam for all of your online pen needs.

Sundays are relaxing days with light traffic, fond farewells and cleaning up the mess of the last 4 days. Bittersweet...but we love the whole pen show and thank all of those who make it so much fun.

The Saturday rush was on today, and it was a high-flying blast. There was never a dull moment. Our best moment was when we quite sincerely made one lady's whole weekend with a Cross Townsend that she had been seeking for quite some time. I am not sure if I've ever made anybody quite that happy before with a pen. It was wonderful.

Good crowds showed up for an early Friday peek at the Chicago Pen Show. All of the vendors got completely set up, and there was a lot of talk and catching up. After a brief dinner break...the auction began!

Not sure we could have asked for a better first day at the Chicago Pen Show this year. Extremely relaxed set up as old friends caught up. Everything on the table is perfectly placed for the weekend, and then we go for a deep dish pizza party followed by the annual scotch tasting! Who lives a better life than this?

We added a great green Parker Duofold senior to start off the Chicago Pen Show with a bang. No cracks. Unusual imprint. Classic "Christmas Tree" inkfeed and original Lucky Curve nib!

It is almost here. The Chicago Pen Show starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates, IL. We can't wait to see you with a ton of vintage and modern pre-owned luxury pens at the show. Please stop by our table along the back left wall as your enter the main room.

The last of our Conklin Endura Seniors goes up today. It is a stunner in the rare jade green. Fully restored, it has a new ink sac. You'll really love the smooth extra fine nib. All original, of course.

Have fun with a museum-worthy oversized Conklin Endura. Bronze and black in color, it writes with a little flex. A must for collectors and daily writers.

Serious vintage pen collectors might marvel over our lapis Conklin Endura Senior fountain pen. It barely has any trace of wear, and it writes as smoothly as ever. Fully restored and worth every penny.

We've got a great grey Parker 51 Special with a smooth medium nib. It is a great bargain for the vintage pen curious.

Love, love, love this oversized Sheaffer Secretary from around 1926 or so. Its red radite still shines bright. Fully restored, it is ready to write an extra-fine line with its really rare size 7 nib!

Delight yourself with a fully restored British Conway Stewart 75 from yesteryear. Our vintage pen is fully restored, plus it has a slightly stubby nib! A pretty good bargain.

It grows closer and closer. This is our home show, and we hope you can make it. We always have the most on offer to stun and amaze in the Chicago Pen Show.

Passover, Good Friday and Easter! It is a jam-packed weekend of holidays. Whatever your faith, we hope you have a wonderful time with family, friends and faith.

Sheaffer Skyboy pens are hard vintage pens to find, but we just added a handsome one in an equally rare "carmine" red design. Fully restored, this classic is ready to write and impress.

We have a great Moore #83 pen in bronze celluloid, and it sports a rarer 14k gold Weidlich nib from Cincinnati. Nevertheless, it writes beautifully with an extra-fine line, now that it is fully restored.

Vintage pens admirers will be duly impressed with our Eclipsed oversized fountain pen, today. Sporting a semi-flex nib, it writes and looks great for a new generation of collectors.

Lowey caps on an Eversharp Symphony fountain pen are really difficult to find, but we have a beauty on our vintage pens page! Still stickered, it is new old stock with a new ink sac. 

If you like rare colors and semi-flex nibs on your vintage pens, you will go cuckoo for our Wahl-Eversharp Signature ringtop pen. It is a beautiful coral color with a classic nib. Fully restored and ready for your writing pleasure.

Brighten your pen collection with the acrylic wonders of Monte Verde fountain pens and ballpoints. We are adding a boatload of these handsome devils for the site soon. Great bargains ahead.

We are restocking our Esterbrooks after the success of the brand and website and at the Atlanta Pen Show. One of our vintage pens has a great, rare nib on an Esterbrook SJ.

The morning started with another vendor named Joe L. and I discussing how much we hate a show to come to an end. For vendors and attendees alike, it is a high-engery event that is a ton of fun. Yet, the next day means going back to the normal grind or long drives home. We just want to thank all of the wonderful folks who run the show and come to the show for such a great show. You make it all worth while.

Inky fun reigned Saturday at the Atlanta Pen Show. Huge crowds made Saturday fly by. The day ended seemingly 3 seconds after it started. We had so many incredible collectors of all ages. Sooo, many first-time pen showgoers. Plus, this crowd was up for lots of great laughs and conversations.

There is nothing like the joy of a first day at a pen show! The reunions, the anticipation, the crowds, the new friendships...and the BBQ...or is it a cookout. The big debate of the night is weather grilling hot dogs and burgers is a BBQ. And if that is our greatest concern...life is, indeed, good.

Hey, y'all! We're on our way to the Atlanta Pen Show. The website is still open for business, but all orders placed after April 2 will be held until we return from the pen show on April 10. If you are anywhere near Hot-lanta, stop by the show and say hi at our table. We'll be in the big room at the end of the hall at a table looking at the entrance to the room.

If we don't take your breath away with our blue moire Eversharp Skyline...you might not have any breath left. It is truly a stunner. Fully restored and remarkably smooth for great writing or display.

Vintage pen fans will appreciate the hard-to-find extra wide cap band on our Wahl-Eversharp Skyline fountain pen. Fully restored with a new ink sac, this pen might become your new favorite.

We've completed our Parker Vacumatic updates. Now you can also choose stunning blue and green models that have been given a high-gloss shine! Fully restored, working and looking great.

Monte Verde pays tribute to the classic Disney movie "Fantasia" on our preowned pens page. This limited edition pen is filled with all of the majesty but none of the mischief of Mickey and the gang in the charming 1940 feature cartoon.

OMG! Our grey pearl Parker Vacumatic Major looks like it just came off the assembly line in Janesville back in 1947! The barrel clarity is stunning. We replaced the old diaphragm, and this beauty is ready for use or a museum!

Parker Vacumatics are among our favorite vintage pen filling systems. Today delivers the first of 4 nearly perfect models in different colors. Fully restored, this double jeweled Vac has a killer XF to Fine nib!

We can't begin to thank the folks who run the Arkansas Pen Show enough for such a fun and enjoyable show. Their organization was amazing, and we had tons of fun shaking the winter doldrums off with an invigorating pen show filled with lots of new and old friends.

Great crowds today at the Arkansas Pen Show! There were tons of great newbies, and we had myriad wonderful conversations about not just pens but clocks, fencing, pharmacies, movies, grad schools, junior high art classes, Hong Kong tailors, banking and phone companies! Talk about an eclectic and awesome crowd.

It is always great to reconnect with our friends in the vendor corps after 4 months of no pen shows. Yet, the friendliness of Arkansas Pen Collectors shone through as many regular attendees remembered us from last year and stopped by to catch up. And then there is the Vaness aftershow party at Mike and Lisa Vaness' shop! We even won an Esterbrook T-shirt door prize!

Why no pens for a little while? We've been prepping more than 225 vintage and modern fountain pens to showcase at this year's Arkansas Pen Show in Little Rock. Yes, that 225+ pens that currently aren't on the website! We are bringing roughly 700 pens, including the new Lamy AL-Star in copper!

If you like extra-fine nibs that write very smoothly, we recommend our Sheaffer Balance from the 1930s, with a beautiful grey-and-red design. Fully restored, you can't go wrong.

We are bringing to you a really rare Fiesta Red Sheaffer Sovereign snorkel fountain pen. It is fully restored with its original tags! Only two little blemishes mar the entire pen. It is practically mint condition! A rare treasure that comes with a matching pencil!

We really aren't that expert about anything in watches or other time pieces, but we are offering a handsome, working Montblanc watch today on our preowned pens page. Swiss made and guaranteed authentic.

Adding the green of spring to our line up is a late 1950s Sheaffer Admiral snorkel fountain pen. Fully restored, it writes a medium line to die for! Looks almost new.

Blue swirling celluloid can't help but attract admiring stares. We love our limited edition Montegrappa Modigliani ballpoint. Uses Parker-style refills and writes beautifully.

Montegrappa stuns with a sterling silver ballpoint pen. Our Montegrappa Privilege Deco is an incredible preowned luxury pen that is a jaw-dropping bargain compared to similar Mont Blanc pens.

A grey Sheaffer Statesman snorkel fountain pen that is! We restored this missing link to your vintage pen collection with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal.

We go red for St. Valentine's Day with a burgundy Sheaffer Statesman snorkel on our vintage pens page and a most appropriately named Montegrappe Passioné ballpoint on our preowned luxury pens page.

Vintage pens don't get more fun to fill than Sheaffer Snorkels, such as our Sheaffer Admiral on the vintage pens page. Fully restored with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal, it is ready for lots of smooth sailing on your favorite papers.

You can't get much better than the sterling silver Montegrappa Memoria Pinstripe ballpoint pen. Large and luxurious, it showcases the more of Italy's finest pen making.

Since the beginning, Esterbrook has been our most popular brand on this site. We are currently in the process of restocking our fully restored American icons of writing from the 1950s. Check out our latest editions today on our vintage pens pages.

We survived the cold to bring you first dibs on a small collection of Montegrappa pens. We start with a Montegrappa Espressione ballpoint in a tiger-eye brown celluloid that will knock your socks off.

Well, in about 72 hours Chicago will go from -23ºF to 52ºF. Holy cow! We can't wait to feel our fingers and toes again. It is a lot easier to fix vintage pens when you have functioning fingers.

Shivering away in the Chicagoland area, we're still alive and working on the next great round of pens for you to oogle. We'd raise our glass to toast all of our polar vortex suffering friends...but even champagne has a freezing point.

We've ignored Italy's beautiful Montegrappa pens for far too long. Today we introduce a stunning blue marble Montegrappa Espressione ballpoint. We agree Montblanc is very nice, but these luxury pens blow them out of the water.

If you like 1940s Sheaffer straited pen designs, you will love our vintage pens page. We have all 4 colors available, with several of them oversized beauties!

We're going vintage and modern Sheaffer crazy this week. We start with an oversized set of Sheaffer Balance pens in carmine red on the vintage pens page and a modern Sheaffer Balance II ballpoint on the pre-owned luxury pens page.

Our Marlen Andromeda rollerball pen is a gorgeous preowned luxury pen. You can get lost in the space of its teal green swirls. Nearly mint. Minimal wear. Italian craftsmanship that stuns.

Lovers of blue pens will be especially satisfied by today's entries. We include a blue-tiful Sheaffer PFM I. It is a fully restored extra-fine writer. Batting on our preowned pens page is a blue Marlen Shuttle rollerball pen. The blue looks like the tendrils of the Aurora Borealis, and its sterling silver cap is the perfect accent!

A palladium silver nib makes no difference when it comes to the smooth sensation of the amazing medium nib on our fully restored Sheaffer PFM II. Don't waste your time lingering over this message. Race to see this godsend of a pen.

Read about this crazy history of Penol pens, and check out this incredible nib on Europe's hit pen of 1935. Our restored Penol Deluxe is to drool over!

Our latest Conklin Endura fountain pen is a beautiful bronze-and-black marble design with a really nice original 14k gold nib. Fully restored, it will look handsome on any desk.

Sheaffer Triumph pens, when made with a TouchDown filler, are incredibly fun pens to own. We love the pneumatic filler and the special 14k gold Triumph nibs. See one on our vintage pens pages today.

We add one more Gold Bond fountain pen to our site. This one writes a very nice wet, medium line and has been fully restored. A very handsome 1920s black-and-pearl design.

Add color to your dreary, grey winter with the vibrant Libelle Fresco fountain pen. Affordable and a nice writer, this practically new pen is a winner for your home or office.

Sporting many lightly used Mont Blanc Noblesse pens, our preowned luxury pens pages offer plenty for the MB fans of the world. From ballpoints to fountain pens, we have a lot to offer.

If you haven't been dazzled by Waterman pens of the 1920s by now, just wait until you see our Waterman 55! This fully restored orange ripple pen sports a large #5 14k gold "Manifold" nib! It writes divinely.

To all of our friends in Penland, we hope that 2019 is your best year, yet. Thank you for making 2018 such a wonderful year for us. We couldn't do it without you.

Even our pens do up New Years Eve right. Our Pelikan 805 is wearing a tuxedo of black and platinum trim. Oh, and the medium nib is delightfully smooth!

We've got a great Waterman Commando pen from the 1940s on our vintage pens pages. With a semi-flex nib and a new ink sac, it is a ready warrior for your desk.

Eversharp 5th Avenue in blue and steel graces our vintage pens pages today. Fully restored, it is a handsome edition from the end of the Eversharp era.

Talk about buried treasures! We have a really rare Esterbrook 8440 Cartographer's nib on our latest Esterbrook LJ. The nib is nearly minty fresh, and the pen is fully restored!

Esterbrook fans rejoice. The wait is over. We just posted 4 great mostly J-series fountain pens that have been fully restored. Great for daily use or collecting. Classic vintage pens.

Oversized Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal pens are really something else to write with. We have a beautiful green one with a monster manifold nib. Fully restored, this vintage pen is lovely addition to your collection.

Parker Duofold Deluxe pens are beauties of pearl and black veins from the early, early 1930s. We have a junior size one on our vintage pens page that is STREAMLINED and complete with Christmas tree inkfeed.

Parker D.Q. pens were creations of the mid-1920s. The D.Q. stood for Duofold Quality. Most of these pens are somewhat rare. Ours is rarer, as it was made in Canada!

Added to the vintage pens pages is a set of Parkette writing instruments. Fully restored, these lovely Depression-era pens were actually made in Canada.

Hard-to-find, our oversized Sheaffer Balance in carmine red is something to see, even if it has some heavy brassing. Yet, once you write with its smooth extra-fine nib, you won't want to write with anything else!

Today's special feature is a Mont Blanc 149 with a 1mm STUB, 14k gold nib! It is in great working order and practically perfect for both your daily writing and signing ceremonies.

If you have been waiting for us to bring out the really good pens for the holidays, we aren't holding back any longer. On our vintage pens page is a stunningly clear Parker Duofold Senior in jade celluloid. On the pre-owned luxury pens page we added a brilliant, unused Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen made of maple wood. It is a genuinely rare limited edition pen numbered 691 of 900.

We posted our last Laban Rainbow pen for a while, and it is a stunning fountain pen in red and pearl! It writes nicely and it comes with its own converter. Like New!

Looking for a more romantic way to collect vintage pens. Try the his-and-her matching Diamond Medal fountain pens on our vintage pens page. Each is fully restored and an attractive green celluloid.

Diamond Medal pens were the popular hometown brand for Chicago in the 1920s. Our latest Diamond Medal Ringtop is fully restored and ready for many more years of service.

Laban Rainbow pens are really dynamic beauties. We have a pearl and purple rollerball on our preowned pens pages that is a true stand-out. It writes well, but it looks stunning!

If you like a fine nib, our fully restored Gold Bond fountain pen might be for you. It has a green celluloid cap and barrel that is only slightly discolored. It is about the size of a junior Parker Duofold.

Visit our preowned pens for a Pelikan fountain pen with a stub nib! It is a nice writer that is fairly smooth. Best of all...it is just under $100!

Waterman pens are in high demand, but you can get a good bargain on our attractive Waterman Commando. Fully restored, it does have a few cosmetic flaws, but it should be a good writer for a semi-flex fan.

Vintage pen fans might enjoy our latest Chicago-based Gold Bond fountain pen that has been fully restored with a new ink sac.

As the northern hemisphere turns grey and cold, the Conklin Symetrik warms us with memories of summer. It is that rich in greens. It also has been restored and comes with a flexi stub nib!

See the freshly added Waterman Phileas in the blue-and-rust veined early design on our preowned pens pages. It writes delightfully smoothly. These go pretty quickly, so snatch it up while you can.

Today we want to thank you for another great year! Without out friendship and support, we would be lost. Thank you for another year of great conversations and obsession. We hope that you and yours have a spectacular Thanksgiving!

Get a bargain on an adorable little Gold Bond pen. Just over 3-inches long, it once went on a necklace or a watch fob. We're guessing necklace as it is engraved "Evelyn Motl." Fully restored vintage pen curio.

Dating Stipula, Levenger created its infinitely handsome layered blue celluloid Sunset pen with the famed Italian pen maker. It is a great new addition to our preowned luxury pens pages.

Golden veins leap like lightning bolts through the candy red Conway Stewart 84 on our latest vintage pen. Fully restored, this beauty writes well and looks stunning.

Eclipse pens are a favorite among vintage pen collectors. We just added an oversized black Eclipse fountain pen with a stunning #4 or #5 14k gold semi-flex nib that writes from extra-fine to 1mm. It is smooth, too!

You don't need to kill yourself breaking into vintage pens. We have a nice simple 1920s Sheaffer fountain pen that is handsome and fully restored...well below $100.

Parker Vacumatics were, and still are, incredible vintage pens. Our latest golden pearl addition was made in the 3rd quarter of 1943, and who knows what action it saw. We've restored it to excellent working order.

Burgundy and black marbling help our latest Parker Duofold (circa 1930) really stand out in a crowd. Fully restored, it comes with its original nib and Christmas Tree inkfeed!

Can you imagine any major brand making a product named like the Sheaffer Pen for Men today? Still, it is an elegant, masculine vintage pen that writes supremely well with a smooth, extra-fine nib! In great working order!

Be blown away by the tree bark design of our vintage Parker 105 fountain pen. The gold-filled tree trunk design is in perfect condition. Photos don't do it justice. In great working order.

About a month ago we found a rare smaller international-size Parker Duofold in "Jasper Red," but now we've found the even harder-to-find large Centennial-sized pen! Complete with converter, boxes and papers!

We want to send a special thank you for all who have served in the United States armed services. We appreciate your sacrifices for our freedom.

Our oversized black Sheaffer Lifetime flattop hosts one of the absolute finest nibs we've ever seen on a vintage gold nib! It might be an "accountant's nib." It is a little scratchy, but Japanese nibs barely right this extra, extra-fine.

When don't crystal-clear emerald pearl, double jewel Parker Vacumatic Long Major fountain pens turn heads? Ours is restore and looking nearly minty fresh.

We've added a really sharp looking Gold Bond fountain pen to our vintage pens pages today. A great grey-and-gold writer, it has been fully restored.

Vintage pen fans might love today's emerald green stripes on a Moore fountain pen from the 1940s. Fully restored, this pen also features a semi-flex fine-point nib made of 14k gold.

Only first-year Parker 51 fountain pens came with aluminum tail jewels. These great pens are hard to find. Ours is not quite complete, as it has a later model sterling silver cap. Still, it is a great edition to any vintage pen collection.

If you seek genuine luxury, you will love the hefty sterling silver Krone Liquid Red Fury fountain pen. Virtually unused it is a masterpiece of engraving and enameling.

Actually, the intensity of the spiraling grey pattern looks a lot more like the smoke from a really close wildfire. Our latest Krone fountain pen is a real stunner that you need to see to believe.

Esterbrooks remain our top seller in 2018, and we recently restocked our colors of J-series pens. All are fully restored vintage pens in good working order.

Just in time for hunting season, we have a classic cast iron pen holder and inkwell in the shape of a buck with an incredible rack. This deer inkwell is ideal for any hunting lodge, chalet or desk of an outdoors person.

Radiant aqua blues dapple the cap and barrel of our Krone Metaphor fountain pen. It almost looks like new! An ideal preowned luxury pen!

Pounce on our Krone Panther fountain pen before somebody else does. It is a smooth writing button-filler that speaks of modern writing luxury. You can find it on our preowned pens pages. 

Lush green celluloid rekindles the warm, loving memory of Spring in our Krone Hyperbole fountain pen. A great modern button filler, it writes as good as new, because we think it was never previously used!

Silver bullets are best used against werewolves. Can sterling pens provide protection when wielded by strong willed people and forceful personalities? We have a sterling Laban ballpoint that might be up to the task.

Jimi Hendrix appears to have been an influence on the Krone Boulder Purple Haze fountain pen now available on our pre-owned pens page. Barely any wear at all. Great 18k white gold nib.

Time to give a fresh look to the Parker Duofold desk pen that we think might be a prototype. In fact, it was a Parker customer who suggested it might be. The swivel holder is made of aluminum instead of rubber, like the original production models!

Our preowned pens page has been given two Namiki Custom Kaeda ballpoints for your enjoyment. Each click pen comes loaded with a working refill, and each looks almost brand new.

Our vintage pen du jour is a Sheaffer Sentinel TM. We restored the TouchDown filler, and it is looking and working as good as new.

Modern Parker Duofolds are a genuine treat, and the jade green model is particularly difficult to find...until now. Check out our minty fresh fountain pen!

You should treat yourself to a grail pen with our pearl-and-black Parker Duofold Centennial MK II fountain pen. Barely used, this pre-owned luxury pen is the thing dreams are made of.

This weekend treat yourself to an Omas Tokyo for fewer than $50. It is a classic design of East meeting West. There are worse ways to spend your time off.

Sure, it might have been made for a uniform pocket, but our little Sheaffer SA pencil is cute as a button. Still works great and uses more easily found .9mm leads.

Get a great bargain on our pre-owned Mont Blanc Classique rollerball pen. A great daily writer, you'll be sure to impress at work and on the road. Everybody recognizes Montblanc as the pinnacle of writing luxury.

You'll want to dive into the blue swirls of our Omas L'Aqua di Bologna. A stunning ballpoint, our celluloid beauty is a ballpoint lover's dream come true. A vacation in your hand.

We keep the Omas ballpoint train rolling with a beautiful sapphire blue celluloid Omas Milord Extra. Minimal wear and a good working refill. Great beauty at a bargain.

If only! We got the next best thing with our caramel colored Omas Milord ballpoint pen! Looks as good as new, and it comes with a new gel refill.

In addition to the special edition fountain pen, we posted the ballpoint version of the Omas Biblioteque Nationale. It is a handsome pen in the Milord style that is almost completely free of wear.

Writing doesn't get much smoother than with our special edition Omas Biblioteque Nationale fountain pen. Made in 1995, it feels as if it just came off the assembly line. An amazing writer!

If you always wanted a little more umph out of a Parker 51, the modern re-imagining in the Parker 100 is ideal for you. All the class of a vintage pen, with all the functions and features of a modern pen!

We made amazing time back from Dallas to Chicago. We'll be getting unpacked and back to shipping as soon as possible. We'll also fill you in on all of the Dallas fun! Thanks to Pete and Mike for putting on another amazing pen show!

Pete and Mike advertise the heck out of this show, and it shows. We had people shoulder to shoulder all day for two days. Tons of smiles and lots of fountain pen action all day. Hopefully we'll have the website updated soon!

If you are in a 10-hour driving radius of Dallas, Texas, you need to get your butt to the pen show. This is just a two-day pen show so you gotta be here Friday or Saturday. We've got a table and waaaay more pens than we put on at once!

We hit the road for the Dallas Pen Show today. It was one of our favorite shows last year, and we cannot wait to meet all of our wonderful friends in Texas! In the meantime, we've got two more new old stock pens for you on the site: a Sheaffer Targa Slim model and a Pelikan M320 gift set!

Looking like we just brought it back in a time machine, our Parker 51 in midnight blue is stunning. It is date coded from 1950. Complete with box and papers!

It is difficult not to love an oversized Parker Vacumatic. So hard to find, we have a really handsome green one on our vintage pens page. New diaphragm and ready to write!

Bringing back the look and style of the original Parker 5, the Parker 100 stuns as a modern reimagining. Bigger, prettier, easier to fill with modern cartridges and converters.

If you haven't seen the elegant beauty of a Waterman Edson pen before, race over to our pre-owned pens pages right now. It is a graceful design that writes better than a dream.

Our preowned luxury pens page features a 1980s Mont Blanc 144 Classique fountain pen. It has one of those great 14k monotone nibs! Be sure to snatch it up quickly.

Vintage pen lovers will be awestruck by the rich red of our latest Esterbrook J-model pen. We've restored it with a nice ink sac and the nicest 1551 nib we've ever written with.

Joining our luxury preowned pens is the Jaguar Concept in British racing green! It is a speedy lookin' pen with plenty of class. Taking modern standard international cartridges or converters, it is easier to maintain than the real cars.

Waterman 55 fountain pens are getting more difficult to find, but we have a nearly minty fresh one waiting for you on our vintage pens page. Plus, it has a slightly rarer manifold nib!

Matching the Nurse's pencil we posted yesterday is an Esterbrook Nurse's Pen. Fully restored, it looks great and works well. It's a hard to find color of the Estie line.

We offer a rare Esterbrook Nurse's Pencil in white with a black tail jewel on our vintage pens page. It is a great example in great condition. Still works and uses 1.1mm leads!

If you can find a pair of writing instruments more beautiful than our green moire Eversharp Skylines, we'll be amazed. This great, working set looks as if it belongs in a museum.

Oversized pens never go out of style, and we recommend our Eversharp Skyline Executive fountain pen. This vintage pen has been restored, and its nib has a little stub action going on.

Conklin Endura pens are some of the highlights of the 1920s pen scene. We love this medium-size lapis blue-on-blue pattern with original orange accent rings. Fully restored, this vintage pen is going to look and write great.

Wasp Pens were a sub-brand of Sheaffer that are highly desirable among modern collectors. We have a great green Wasp "The Clipper" with a pixelated art deco design. It even has a successfully restored Vacuum Filler!

Sheaffer Clipper snorkel pens were near the top of the line. Ours is even better because it comes in the really rare "peacock blue" color and has a great extra-fine "accountant's" nib made of fine "palladium silver."

Spanning a couple decades are two great French-made fountain pens. On the vintage pen side have a Parker 75 in gold plate. On the modern side is a S.T. Dupont Classique with silver-plated trim and an amazingly smooth medium nib.

Give Mont Blanc a rest and try some great French elegance and engineering with the preowned luxury pens of S.T. Dupont.

Waterman Carene fountain pens are among the most popular of the past decade. Sleek, elegant, smooth writing...it is no wonder why they are so popular. Yet, the amber shimmer color pattern is an especially nice touch. See it on our preowned pens page.

You are going to love our Parker Vacumatic Shadowwave fountain pen in a green-and-grey stripe. Difficult to find, and you'll love the way it writes.

Are you familiar with Dunhill luxury pens? Owned by the same parent company as Mont Blanc, they're even made in Germany and use MB refills. The nice thing is that these pens are far more affordable...but you know what it really is...wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Patriotic pen collectors in America should be galloping to get their hands on our Parker 75 with a piece of wood from Philadelphia's Independence Hall...where the Declaration of Independence was signed and we skipped out on the concept of British rule. 

You won't mind the wear on this really hard-to-find large executive sized Eversharp Skyline vintage pen. It writes so well after its restoration, it might become your go-to favorite!

Our depleted colors of Esterbrook J-series pens have been replenished on our vintage pens pages. Fully restored, these are the favorite pens of new vintage collectors.

Italian artisans at Aurora make a spectacular blue-flecked celluloid worth gazing upon for hours in our latest Optima pen. Our pre-owned luxury pen looks almost like it just came out of the box!

Adding more of the classic American pen brand to our site, we have some lovely vintage and modern pens. On the vintage side is a Sheaffer Connaisseur that was well loved and used...but still looking for action. On the modern side is a Sheaffer Legacy rollerball pen paying tribute to the great Sheaffer PFM.

Be overwhelmed by the oversized glory of a 1927 Moore L-95 fountain pen. We especially like its red dot on the cap. Huge 14k "Moore's Major" nib!

We have a Parker Duofold extravaganza on our pages. There is a vintage junior "Big Red" with a Lucky Curve inkfeed on the vintage pens page. A modern 1990s Centennial version on our preowned luxury pens.

Whether you're a vintage pen fan or preowned lux pen fan, you're in for a sapphire treat. We add an incredible blue Conklin Endura and a marvelous blue marbled Parker Duofold!

Go straight to our vintage pens pages, and do not pass Go until you've seen our fabulous 1937 red marble Parker Vacumatic. We restored it with a new diaphragm. Plus, this double-jewel wonder writes with a nice medium nib.

Straight from 1942 comes a lovely double-jewel Parker 51 fountain pen. Complete with a new diaphragm, it writes a smooth, legible fine-medium line. It'll turn heads with its impressively preserved sterling silver cap!

Vintage pen lovers will enjoy the handsome, full-size grey-marbled Waterman 94 that has been fully restored. Complete with a semi-flex nib, it is a gorgeous representative of pen design of the 1930s.

Omas looks as if it spent a summer at the beach with a beautiful coral-colored Omas Milord rollerball pen on our preowned luxury pens page. It even takes still readily available capless refills!

Chicago's own National Pen Co. was a serious contender as a pen maker in the 19-teens and '20s. We've just added the National Lakeside oversized vintage pen to our site. Check it out!

Muddy Water's "Manish Boy" comes to mind as we try to define our latest Waterman pen. It is a modern Waterman that looks very much like the LeMan 200...with just a couple minor differences. Either way, it writes like a dream.

The soft gleam of sterling silver will turn heads with this early Parker 75 fountain pen on our vintage pens page. Better for you, it as a killer, smooth 14k gold extra-fine nib. Nibs this nice and fine can't normally be found on a Parker.

If you seek a factory-fresh looking vintage eyedropper fountain pen, be sure to visit our vintage pens pages for a sleek, mint jet black hard rubber Pento "Truda" pen.

We dish all of the adventures of this year's DC Pen Show on our Drippy Musings blog. Enjoy

Rare Esterbrook Visumasters have populated our vintage pens pages while we are at the DC Pen Show. Some exceptional colors will be a real treasure.

This year Israel celebrates 70 years of nationhood. Revisit the 65th anniversary party with the Stipula Israel 65 on our pre-owned luxury pens page. We also revisit the nation's 60th anniversary with the Delta Israel 60.

Keep our latest Delta treasure at the front of your mind. It is a Delta Fusion. We only have the fountain pen! It is a delightful writer with a great blue finish that reminds us of a Van Gogh painting.

Vintage pen fans ought to be impressed by our semi-flex Waterman Ink Vue pen. Fully restored, this handsome jet black deco pen has nice barrel clarity and that unique quasi-bulb filler in the tail.

Melt into the stunning, molten beauty of our cocobolo LeBoeuf 75 Unbreakable fountain pen. This ultra-rare vintage pen is one of the most attractive we've ever seen. Huge #8 nib. All original!

What's better than 1 ultra rare LeBoeuf pen? Two! This oversized one is light ivory celluloid with a butterscotch web of veins running through it. Fully restored, this vintage pen is the grail pen you've always been looking for.

Possibly the most highly sought rarity, oversized LeBoeuf fountain pens are writing treasures with gorgeous early celluloid designs! We add one such grail pen to our vintage pens page. It is a black-and-pearl pen with an original #8 nib with some stub-like qualities.

Oh, doctor! Here are two pens for whatever ails ya. The vintage pen is a semi-flex Carter's 4125 original. The preowned luxury pen is a Pelikan 1000 with a flexi medium italic custom grind by none other than Richard Binder!

Esterbrook Icicle pens are back to help you cool off this summer. We've got a long LJ model in blue today. Fully restored, it is ready to rock your desk.

Our Conway Stewart Dandy is as sweet as candy on our preowned pens page. This limited edition luxury pen is a rollerball with sterling silver accents that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Red is one of the rarer colors in pen collecting, and we have two great red pens for you. First on our vintage pens page is an Esterbrook Transition pen. Our pre-owned luxury pens page features a Conway Stewart Churchill Ballpoint pen!

Gracing our vintage pens page is a rare ballpoint pen. However, this is more rare than usual. It is a first-year Parker Jotter in marine green! It looks great and is still in working order.

A rare Esterbrook 9284 nib graces our rare copper-colored Esterbrook Dollar Pen on our vintage pens page! You should feel the dreamy smooth way it writes with such character.

Give your small business some classic charm with our Esterbrook 444 desk pen and inkwell base holder. Ideal for customer/patient registries and writing checks at the front counter.

Can't find a good 14k gold nib on a Mont Blanc Classique pen from the factory these days, but we have a slightly older pen with a great one on our preowned luxury pens pages.

This is it. The holy grail of pens. We just added a 1948 Parker 51 Demonstrator that is just about the cleanest version of one we've ever seen! Looks freshly restored, though we didn't dare fill it and make as mess of it.

We love our double-jewel Parker 51 from 1948. Fully restored, it writes a fantastically bold and smooth line. Plus, it is a rarer "Buckskin Beige" color.

Mont Blanc 149 fountain pens are the most recognized luxury pens on the planet. Save a fortune on one with our preowned luxury pen that features an older, more sought after 14k gold nib!

Ours seems to be! Visit our pre-owned luxury pens and spy a beautiful late '80s Pelikan 800 Souveran fountain pen with a two-tone 18c gold "P/F" nib that writes a fine line but flexes to a broad line!

Regulars to our site will know Esterbrook pens are our top sellers. Well, we have a treat for all of our Estie fans: V-Clip models. These early Esterbrook fountain pens look gorgeous in "Morocco Red," "Foliage Green," "Grey & Red Vein" and Black Hard Rubber!

Two of the more popular but, we think, discontinued designs for the Mont Blanc Starwalker pens include the rubberized grid and the "Mystery Black." We have both on our pre-owned pens pages.

You will warm up to an Esterbrook cracked ice pen in no time once you see one for the first time. They are stunning. We just so happen to have one such fully restored vintage pen.

Green icicle is the ideal description for a pen to use in April in Chicago. Spring is coming on hard, but winter hasn't quite relinquished its grip. We have one such rare Esterbrook with a stunningly smooth 9968 nib...fully restored!

These rare vintage pens have never previously been found on our site, but we are pleased to showcase a genuine Parker 51 Half Demonstrator fountain pen. We restored it. It has a couple little issues, but it will be a great grail pen for some lucky collector.

Put your pens to good use today by writing a love letter! We have some advice on our blog with explicit instructions about "How to Write a Love Letter." If you prefer a good Valentine's story, be sure to read about "The Tale of the Valentine's Day Leopard."

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, ThePenMarket.com 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.

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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 ThePenMarket.com.

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