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We took a couple days to enjoy the holiday weekend, but we are back in the saddle with two great new pens. One is an exceptional Parker Lady Duofold, and the other is a capless rollerball from the Montblanc Heritage 1912 Collection.

Not every pen is perfect, but we have an amazing writer with our Parker Duofold Senior. Just a delightfully smooth broad nib on this fully restored vintage pen with more than a few cosmetic issues.

The Mont Blanc limited edition train continues with the Montblanc John Lennon fountain pen. "Imagine" that. It is a very handsome, gently used pen that comes complete with its boxes, papers and 45-rpm single of his hit "Imagine."

Do you suppose anyone ever called Catherine the Great Cathy? Regardless, we added a Montblanc Patron of the Arts Catherine the Great fountain pen to our preowned luxury pens pages. This pen is still sealed in its original plastic and comes with its complete box and papers.

More than just good, this is Peter the Great in the form of a Montblanc Patron of the Arts fountain pen. Still sealed in its original packaging, we offer a genuinely hard to find modern classic.

Fans of both the arts and Montblanc will love our Montblanc Patron of the Arts Gaius Maecenas fountain pen, as it celebrates 20 years of the Patron pens and the first known patron of the arts in history. A top advisor to the Emperor Augustus in ancient Rome, Gaius Maecenas cultivated art and culture in Rome as no one had before him.

Yes, we just got a still-sealed-in-the-box 3-piece set of the Montblanc Agatha Christie Writers Series pens! Still in its shrink wrap! This might be a once in a lifetime opportunity you don't want to pass up.

Montblanc paid tribute to the legendary physicist Albert Einstein in 2012. We have a still-new-in-the-box fountain pen. Numbered 2413 of only 3000! Perfect for every serious Montblanc collector.

Who doesn't want an original Montblanc Hemingway fountain pen?! We have one that is barely used and comes with its complete box and papers. Looks almost like new. We just love these first pens of the Montblanc Writers Series, first released in 1992!

Jump into a new season with a sizzling coppery Esterbrook Transition pen. Vintage pen fans might really enjoy its smooth 1555 Gregg nib. It is fully restored and ready for writing fantastic postcards. 

Yay! A new national holiday is here. This is the day all Americans were finally free. Enjoy this celebration of freedom and have a wonderful day.

There are so many amazing Italian craftsman, it is difficult to keep all the pen companies straight. We added a Grifos Horn ballpoint pen to our preowned pens page. Made from natural animal horn, it is accented in solid sterling silver. Refilling is easy with Parker refills!

Up for a rare vintage pen treat? How about our Esterbrook J-model Demonstrator pen. This ruby red stunner lets you see the inner components of the fountain pen to see how it works!

One does not often encounter either of our modern Montblanc treasures. Yet, it is difficult not to love our special edition Montblanc Firenze LeGrand or our Montblanc Leonardo Sketch Pen (pencil). Neither is a common site on the second-hand market, but these preowned luxury pens are looking as good as new on our pages.

Taking the extremely cool retractable nib of a safety filler and putting it into a modern piston-filling pen, Mont Blanc does the impossible. It made the world's coolest pen. Check out our Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 fountain pen.

Montblanc Daniel Defoe pens are beautiful pens and a nice tribute to Defoe's hit novel "Robinson Crusoe." We just added both the rollerball and the ballpoint versions to our preowned pens page.

Haling from the mid-1920s is this gorgeous, crisp, nearly perfect Sheaffer 41 fountain pen. Such a rare treasure in this pristine condition. Even the 41 imprint still has its orange paint!

It's O-M-A-S. Better than that, it is an Omas Bologna Burkina! This rare black-and-yellow celluloid is stunning, especially with sterling silver trim! Practically new, you definitely want to check out this preowned luxury pen.

Summer is finally here. Perhaps you need a new pen to plot your first vacation in several years. Maybe only a vintage pen will do when you start writing this first post cards of the season. However you hope to manage your writing needs, let us help with our fully stocked store featuring more than 200 pens and pencils.

We can probably count the flexi Sheaffer nibs we've offered in the past 15 years on one hand. Yet, here is a rare hard rubber early Sheaffer Lifetime with a nib that can lay down a fine to 2mm wide line!

Direct from the factory (90+ years ago) in Toledo, Ohio, comes our Conklin Ensemble pen-and-pencil combo! Still stickered, this vintage writing instrument is in great working order but also museum worthy perfection.

Sheaffer Balance that is. We just added a new Lifetime vintage pen in the black-and-pearl design. In spite of some discoloration, our fully restored vintage pen writes a magnificent medium line.

Some of the most sought after pre-owned luxury pens we offer are reverse-trim Montblancs. We just posted a LeGrand Ballpoint, Rollerball and Classique Pencil to our site. Each is in beautiful condition and works perfectly. Guaranteed authentic.

Looking for a solid vintage pen daily driver. Look no further than our Parker Vacumatic in golden pearl. This classic from 1945 is 77 years old, fully restored and ready to write a nice medium line whenever you ask it to.

Check out the dazzling bronze flakes on our senior-sized streamlined Parker Duofold. It has been fully restored. Plus, its 14k gold nib packs a broad punch on any page. Stunningly lovely.

Broad nibs are difficult to find in Parker 51s, but we now have an amazing teal-blue Parker 51 Demi with a nice fat 14k gold nib. Our vintage pen is in great working order with minimal wear.

Sometimes a patina is far to beautiful to polish. Our Wahl-Eversharp 27 pencil is a large gold-filled beauty that has an impressive rainbow patina. It still works and is otherwise flawless. It even comes with spare 1.1mm leads.

We've added a line-up of plush leather Pelikan pen cases to our preowned pens page. Whether you need to carry 1, 2 or 3 pens, we've got you covered. Literally!

Sterling silver is only the start for our beautiful antique dip pen. It has a stunning repousse design etched into it. You'll even write a lovely semi-flex line with its Bronze Falcon Esterbrook nib.

Check out today's Waterman 222 Barley fountain pen from around 1905! This time the cap and barrel are in good shape but the nib is cracked. BUT, this is the original nib with a rare star logo!

We've never had an older Waterman than our Waterman 0322 taper cap fountain pen from the dawn of the 20th century. It has a couple issues, but odds are you may never see another.

Esterbrook Dollar Pens with incised cap band are fairly hard to come by. However, we just added two to our site! One is a lovely green and the other is red with an even rarer 1314 nib!

If you loved the classic children's story or just great luxury pens, you will love our latest special edition. It is the Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince! New and unused, you get the complete pen, papers and boxes.

Whether you're looking for a real vacation or a nice pen for the office, the Montblanc 147 Traveler might be the right pen for you. It is a unique, cartridge-only filler that was discontinued by Montblanc about a decade or so ago.

You're in luck. We just added a black, oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set! The vintage pen is fully restored with a new ink sac. You'll write a very nice extra-fine line with its original nib. The matching pencil works really well and sports a 1.1mm lead.

All of today's pens are blue! Vintage pen fans will enjoy our streamlined lapis Parker Duofold Jr set. Vintage pencil lovers will adore our Conklin Endura with a 1.1mm lead.

We think we have an accountant's nib on our latest Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top Junior. Its jade green color is pretty stunning, even with a little discoloration in the cap. Yet, that whisper thin writing nib will drive extra-fine nib lovers wild.

A Parker 51 might be a more common vintage pen, but it is luxurious all the same. We added a very nice black and chrome model that is a fully restored 1946 vacumatic filler. You might like its smooth extra-fine nib most of all.

What is not to love about our Parker Duofold Sr. that is orange and streamlined. You'll find it fully restored and writing a nice medium line.

Two great additions are now available. First, for vintage pen fans, is a remarkable fiesta red Sheaffer Clipper from the snorkel line of pens. Then for preowned luxury pen fans we have the dynamic Pelikan Polar Lights rollerball.

Mottled red hard rubber looks great on our latest nearly mint Wahl-Eversharp pencil. It still works as good as it looks. Get your 1.1mm lead freak on.

Pelikan Souverän M800 fountain pens are the perfectly sized pens for larger hands. We have one such West German-made pen that looks and works great. The piston smoothly slides up and down the barrel and writes a smooth medium line.

We don't often highlight a vintage pencil on our home page, but we have a real humdinger of one for you today. It is a solid 14k gold overlay and pocket clip Waterman Gothic pencil from the 1920s. It works well, and looks great in spite of a little chip in the ebonite nose cone.

Looking for a smooth oblique broad fountain pen? Try out our preowned Pelikan Souverän M400. In great working order, this pen is an absolute delight with which to write.

A vintage Waterman 0854V will delight with a size 4, 14k gold nib that flexes from extra fine to 1 mm. It has some obvious cosmetic flaws that are made up for by the nib, a solid-gold decorative cap band and a new ink sac.

We go green, even if it isn't easy. Check out our Sheaffer Valiant TouchDown that is fully restored. This vintage pen can be paired with our green Sheaffer Sentinel pencil, which is also from the 1950s. If you prefer the modern luxury ballpoints, then the Pelikan Souverän K800 on our preowned pens page is for you!

How do I buy a used car? This question has nothing to do with pens but has plagued millions for the past century. On today's blog we give some great advice for navigating the always choppy waters of used car purchasing. Believe it or not, I did it for a living in what seems like a different life.

The French impressionist appears to be the designer behind this stunning Pelikan K600 Vibrant Green ballpoint pen. Our minty fresh preowned pen looks amazing, and it comes with a working green refill.

Preowned luxury pen fans will flip when they see our Visconti Alhambra fountain pen. This orange hard rubber with pure silver filigree is a stunner. Complete with its original boxes and papers, we think it has never been filled before.

We just added a beautiful vintage pencil in "Kashmir" green marbling. It is the classic Eversharp Doric. You will see it is in great working order and comes with spare 1.1mm leads.

We just added another great Omas Paragon rollerball in the beautiful celluloid known as "Bronze Arco." It looks great without any significant wear or damage. It writes great with a new refill.

Vintage pencils are a new fascination for us. This mid-1920s Waterman 0725 has a ripple design on the orange hard rubber. There's only a little brassing on this nearly 100-year-old writing instrument that works well and comes with 1.1mm leads.

We've been on a Pelikan kick lately, as they are one of our favorite modern brands. Today we complete listing 4 different colored Pelikan D800 pencils! We believe these to be the largest pencils Pelikan makes, and we even have the rare red model.

A flock of 5 Pelikan Souverän K200 ballpoint pens of all different colors has just landed on our preowned pens page. All are in excellent condition and affordably priced. It's time to get your luxury ballpoint on.

We add two more Parker 51s to our vintage pen pages. Why? They are great pens and everybody loves them. We can never have enough. We hope you enjoy them, too. These are two fully restored Vac fillers.

No, Abbott and Costello haven't come back to sell pens. We just have an amazingly handsome Aurora Afrika limited edition rollerball now added or our pre-owned pens page. We also have the Fountain Pen.

You can write if you want to, if you don't nobody will. But if your friends don't write, then somethin' ain't right, and they're no friends of mine. It's the safety pen. It's the safety pen. It's a Waterman 45, to be more precise, and it is in amazingly good condition.

If you like rare vintage pens, you will absolutely love our 1920s or early '30s Sheaffer Flattop Demonstrator! Fully restored, you can see all of its innards at work. It even writes well, though it is more of a museum piece.

We've just added 3 new Parker 51s to our vintage pens collection. Whether you prefer aerometric fillers or Vacumatic fillers, we definitely have something special just for you.

Briarwood Dunhill Sidecar pens look like firm, smooth cigars. These luxury pens are so incredibly refined and exquisite. We have one in a rollerball and a ballpoint model. You're a winner either way!

We just cut the prices on more than two dozen preowned pens. Save big on Montblanc and Omas, especially! Our prices drops equal thousands of dollars in savings.

The buttery smooth train keeps on rolling with a delightful Omas Ogiva Vision demonstrator fountain pen. This preowned luxury pen seems never to have been used...or only very minimally used. Complete with original box and papers.

In our humble opinion, buttery smooth are the best nibs on earth. We don't get nearly as many as we want. BUT! We are now graced with a double dip of buttery smooth wonders. First is a Parker Vacumatic Maxima with a gloriously smooth STUB nib! If vintage pens aren't your thang, then check out our preowned luxury Omas Milord with an equally impressive fine-point nib made of 18k gold.

If you are looking for an affordable daily driver in the form of a Parker 51, be sure to check out our latest model from the 1950s. It has plenty of cosmetic issues, but it is still ready for front-line use.

We like to confuse modern Nike marketing with vintage Parker pens. We added a phenomenal example of the Parker Duette Jr. in green and gold. If its closeness to mint condition doesn't thrill you, its FLEXI nib might. We also added an Omas Milord rollerball pen and pencil to the site.

Military clips are always neat to find on vintage pens from the World War II era. Our Sheaffer Balance 500 in striated green has one such clip. We restored this pen to full working order, even if it still shows its wear from its likely wartime service.

If you like Parker Duofolds and World War II history, you are going to love us today! On our vintage pens page is a Parker Duofold Jr. similar to the one used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to sign the Japanese surrender. On our preowned luxury pens page is an actual Limited Edition Parker Duofold commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII. It is the famed MacArthur edition fountain pen!

Joining our vintage pens page is a pinnacle of pen collecting: the legendary Sheaffer PFM-V. This gold-filled capped snorkel is fully restored and ready to keep on writin'. We love its wider grip and smooth medium nib!

We have a weak spot in our hearts for Sheaffer's Persian blue pens. Today's addition is one such pen in a Sheaffer Craftsman design. We restored it with a new O-ring and ink sac. It writes beautifully.

Sheaffer Balance pens with an abalone design are always beautiful to look at and fun to use. We've restored a standard-sized model with a new ink sac. Its nib might look a little funky, but you will write a nice medium line with it.

If you love motorcycles and crazy pens, you will love our Jean Pielle Lepine Free Ride ballpoint pen. It looks like a motorcycle but it writes very easily as a pen.

Harken back to 1937 for a very attractive, daily-user friendly Parker Vacumatic Major. It is a wonderful vintage pen for folks who appreciate the finer things in life. Fully restored and great to write with.

Norwich got 19 inches of snow this weekend. Our shipments went out on time, and now that we have the snow out of the way, we are updating the site again. We think you really might enjoy our Army edition of a Eversharp Skyline or a ballpoint Rotring Rapid Pro.

Grey and red make for one of our favorite designs in oversized Sheaffer Balance sets. We just added a huge pen-and-pencil set that looks stunning and works great. It writes even better than it looks! The perfect way to commemorate today's blizzard.

How do you not love an oversized Sheaffer Balance set with loads of personality?! We adore the golden brown (tiger eye) fountain pen and pencil we just added. Each instrument works perfectly, while turning a few heads with its rugged good looks.

We love that gorgeous yellow-green glow of celluloid in a Parker Vacumatic pen that doesn't seem to have been used. Luckily for you, we have just added a azure pearl Parker Vacumatic Major fountain pen with just such clarity.

Rollerball pens don't often get highlighted on these pages, but it is hard not to be impressed by our Krone Arcitectus Celtic. Preowned luxury looks stunning with the elaborate knot work.

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age pens are made from lava rock. They are pretty remarkable luxury pens. We have both a fountain pen and ballpoint pen available on our preowned pens section.

If you've never written with a Sheaffer Valiant TouchDown, you don't want to miss this opportunity with an extra-fine writing Persian blue vintage pen. Fully restored, this pen really is a knock out.

You can always tell a first-year snorkel by its 14k gold snorkel tube. We just added a great vintage daily user. A Sheaffer Clipper might just be your next pen.

Lovers of buttery smooth broad nibs will really enjoy our executive size Eversharp Skyline. In spite of cosmetic flaws, this pen is an amazing writer at a price that is easily appreciated.

We have a great new collection of vintage pencils coming your way on our pencils page. To start it off, we feature a rare Sheaffer Teardrop Golf Pencil. It is a handsome black-and-pearl design that appears to still work well.

Too often overlooked are great vintage pens that just want to keep on writin'. We have one such Sheaffer in a fully stored state. You'll write an extra-fine line with a little feedback.

Wide-band, senior-size Parker Duofolds are a really rare treat. If it wasn't for a sliver of brassing on the band, ours would be nearly perfect. This is definitely a grail pen for vintage pen lovers.

Check out our limited edition Omas Paragon Vintage fountain pen in Bronze Arco. It is in nearly perfect and comes with its original boxes, ink and papers. Our pen is number 52 of only 75! It is a great collectors' piece.

Get a load of this Parker Vacumatic Maxima! It looks stunning in golden pearl from 1941. It is fully restored and has a stunning two-tone arrow nib of 14k gold. This is a grail pen for many vintage pen collectors.

Preowned pen lovers might really enjoy the luxury of our Nettuno Superba! Our lovely green-marbled fountain pen invokes some nostalgia for the classic pens of the 1930s. Complete with original boxes!

New to the site is a Pilot Vanishing Point in the handsome blue carbonesque design. We love these clicker fountain pens. This one comes with its box and a converter.

If you love Parker Vacumatics, you will likely love our silver pearl set from 1935! Fully restored with a new diaphragm, both the pen and pencil work great with all of their original pieces. If you love whisper-thin Japanese extra-fine nibs, this American classic will knock your socks off.

In 2004, the Parker Jotter turned 50. Parker released as special edition pen made of sterling silver. We just added one in near mint condition!

One of the most beautiful Montblanc special editions we've ever seen is the Blue Hour. We recently added a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ballpoint pen. These are some of the best MBs we've ever seen.

Our fully restored Sheaffer Pen for Men is a nice, user-grade vintage pen. We love that it carries on the Sheaffer Snorkel tradition. This is the PFM I with an inlaid palladium nib.

If you love Montblanc writing instruments, you will be very pleased to see we have added the shorter, harder to find Montblanc Mozart pencil and ballpoint pen to the site.

Parker 61s are one of the last great, innovative fountain pens from the golden era of fountain pens. One of their most sought features is the rare rainbow cap. However, today's Parker 61 has a FIRST EDITION rainbow cap!

One of our biggest goals in 2022 is to start traveling again. What better way to do that than with a Montblanc 147 Traveler fountain pen, complete with its original, custom-made leather case. Better yet, our pre-owned fountain pen comes in the platinum-plated trim line!

Well, we made it to 2022! Let us hope it isn't yet another repeat of 2020. To start off this year right, we've added an incredible 100-year-old Parker Pen Display Counter to our vintage pens page. For preowned luxury pen lovers, we've added a beautiful, sleek Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 Capless Rollerball pen!

Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous pens Montblanc has ever made is the Montblanc Blue Hour LeGrand Ballpoint. Photography cannot replicate its grandeur in your hand. We have a very gently preowned model for sale. 

Parker Very Personal pens led to the development of the hit Parker 75 pens. The VPs are a little rarer. We are adding two to our Vintage Pens page. Come check them out today.

Oversized Lifetime Balance pens by Sheaffer are a dime a dozen, but our oversized 1935 model without a trace of discoloration is a real site to behold. It does have a couple minor imperfections, but it is still a museum-worthy vintage pen.

We love the resurrected Wahl-Eversharp Skylines. The update on the original is both clever and writes just as well. Our preowned modern luxury pen is an orange demonstrator with a silver-plated cap! It looks even sharper than it sounds.

Two more Parker Duofolds grace our site with their presence. One is a bargain on a beat-up-but-amazing-writing vintage Parker Duofold in jade green. It is so broad and smooth writing. The other is a beautiful piece of modern luxury writing instruments. This is a early large red marble Parker Duofold Centennial in excellent condition...also with a smooth broad nib!

One of the greatest Parker Duofold ballpoints of our modern luxury era is the Esparto pen made from sterling silver. We have one such ballpoint that we've taken a new photo of to better showcase its rugged appeal. We can't understand why it hasn't sold, yet.

Grey, golden brown and green make for a lovely triumvirate of Sheaffer Balances holding court over our vintage pens. Each is unique, but all will make for outstanding daily writers. 

We just added one of only 3,000 limited edition Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock pens to our pre-owned pens section. Lightly used, this luxury collector's piece is guaranteed authentic and comes with all of its original boxes and papers!

Looking for a great daily driver with an extra-fine nib? We recommend our Parker VS from 1947! It looks great and performs like a champ. Be sure to take a look on our vintage pens page.

Preowned Luxury Pen fans, don't miss what might be your once in a lifetime fountain pen: the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1906 Rouge et Noir! Numbered and in excellent condition, this pen was actually made of ebonite like the original pens.

Designer Marc Newson was brought on to help create the Montblanc M (Red). It is a futuristic fountain and rollerball pen. Each can be found on our Pre-owned Pens page.

Cool steel makes for a great design on the Parker 61 Flighter fountain pen. This smooth-writing vintage pen is a real treat and a little harder to find.

Do not stop! Do not pass go! Go directly to our pre-owned pens page to see a set of coral Montblanc Rouge et Noir Heritage Collection Special Edition pens. We love their sterling silver snake clips with emerald chip eyes!

We just added a Sheaffer mystery pen to our vintage pen pages. It looks just like a Sheaffer Imperial cap and body, but its mini-Triumph nib looks out of place for the Imperial line. We restored it and it writes well.

We aren't sure how Nov. 5--this year--became ordained Fountain Pen Day, but we sure hope you have a good one. For your inky pleasure we have a fantastic vintage pen for you. Check out or monster oversized Sheaffer Balance in a green straited design. It has a luscious 14k medium-broad nib that is buttery smooth.

While they aren't officially rare, we just got our first forest green Parker 51. We don't know if you will like the color or its smooth fine 14k gold nib better. An aerometric filler in perfect working order.

Check out our latest story in Pen World Magazine! They gave us permission to reprint the story on our Drippy Musings blog. Come check it out for free.

Where did October go? Where has 2021 gone? Time passes far too quickly for our taste these days. Nevertheless, we have some great pens and pencils coming your way this month! We start with a superb 2-tone Sheaffer Lifetime nib on a less than perfect Sheaffer Lifetime.

Beware the lure of our Parker Duofold Frankenpen. This senior-sized monster is loaded with charm. All of its many parts are nearly perfect, and it writes so amazingly well, it's spooky. Plus, my dad delivers one last story for Halloween and the Decameron 2020 Project.

Streamlined Parker Duofold fountain pens are a little more challenging to find, especially at a bargain. Luckily for you, we have a junior-sized one. Fully restored and writes great!

Visit our blog to read all about how UV light from the sun effects Diamine ink. Plus, you also will see how we tested for pH in each ink. Lots of great new information for ink lovers.

Featured on our vintage pens page is an orange hard rubber Conklin Endura Jr with a lovely woodgrain design. It is fully restored. Yet, we think you'll love its fine-point nib of 14k gold most.

Conklin Symetrik pens were the last real whoo-rah of the company. We have a very attractive "Toledo-made" Symetrik on our vintage pens page. Fully restored, it might be one of the prettiest green pens you own.

We got one last Victorian dip pen for you. This one was made in New York and comes with a monster 14k gold wet noodle nib. Plus, it has an incredibly handsome sterling silver section and barrel. 

Ready for the society season once again is a beautiful amber pearl Parker Vacumatic Debutante. She is fully restored with a new diaphragm and ready to write a nice fine line with her 14k gold nib.

Friday and Saturday are the last two days you can order before USPS shipping rates SPIKE and service SLOWS--intentionally!--just before the holidays. If you are interested in learning more about this new policy, please read our blog.

Entering service during World War II, the Waterman Stalwart is a reliable daily driver. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. Your favorite feature might be its 14k semi-flex nib!

A lot of really nice, fully-restored vintage pens have been added to the Trading Post recently. Plus, the Trading Post also has added some really nice preowned lux pens, too!

Get our Chinese lacquered and gold-plated perfection in a limited edition ballpoint pen. This Swiss company continues its streak of engineering excellence in our latest ballpoint addition.

Everybody's favorite Parkers are back. We added two 51s and a 21 to our vintage pens page. These were the fountain pens that revolutionized writing in the 1940s!

Vintage pen and pencil fans might want to look at our vintage pens page for a fresh load of Parkers. We've added everything from Duofolds to Liquid Lead Pencils to the classic VS! Plus, there is plenty more to come!

Esterbrook Icicles that is! We just restored a copper-colored Esterbrook LJ-Icicle. It even comes with an upgraded 9450 nib. Check it out today on our vintage pens pages.

We have recently added several pens from the great Waterford Crystal company. These ballpoints represent the crystal styles of the company. Great additions for work and play.

Omas pens remain more popular today than ever. We have just added an Omas Milord with a rare vermeil tail cap. That's sterling silver plated in gold! It even comes with a leather pouch.

Enjoy a classic Pelikan K200 click ballpoint pen on our preowned pens page. This one has the blue-marble cap that looks more like an aurora borealis. Pre-loaded with a black Parker Gel refill!

Too often ignored, we rarely have enough inkwells to dress your desk properly. Luckily, we have just acquired two vintage inkwells that we hope you will enjoy for some time to come.

Roll out those BBQs, hot dogs, beer and chips for one last celebration of summer. And while you're at it, you can do some fun grown-up school supply shopping with our classic pens, luxury pens and inkwells. Might as well start the new "school year" in style.

Waterman Prelude fountain pens are highly under-rated. We love their buttery smooth 18k gold nibs. We just added one to our pre-owned luxury pens section, and we think you will want to write with it.

Sheaffer Intrigue, that is. We just added a stunning "Whale Shark" designed Sheaffer Intrigue on our pre-owned pens pages. It is in working order and comes with its unique custom Sheaffer converter.

On our vintage pens side of the site is an excellent blue Conklin Endura Senior!

We just cut the prices on 5 great luxury pens. Be sure to check  out the bargains on our Montblanc Leonard Bernstein, Montblanc LeGrand Bordeaux ballpoint, Montblanc LeGrand rollerball, Omas Milord fountain pen and Pelikan 805 fountain pen.

With loving hands we restored a jade green Parker Lady Duofold with a new ink sac. It is in good working order and features a semi-flex nib of 14k gold. The barrel is a little discolored, but this can still be a great daily user.

Sheaffer Snorkel pens are among our favorites, as they suck in ink through a straw...or snorkel. We just restored a Sheaffer Saratoga the writes a magnificently smooth medium line, even if the pen is a little beat-up looking.

What is not to love about the abalone-flecked limited edition Retro 51 Tornado Cioppino? We have a stunning rendition of this fountain pen in near mint condition.

We might be full of baloney, but this pen is filled with abalone...shells inlaid into a beautifully lacquered barrel. It is none other than the limited edition Retro 51 Tornado Cioppino.

The union of an old hard rubber cap and Permanite barrel is joyous for those looking for a great daily writer in a Parker Duofold Senior. Better yet, this one comes with a working senior Big Red pencil, too!

Fans of Japanese artistry on pens will love our Namiki Vanishing Point limited edition fountain pen called the "Raden Galaxy." Abalone shells set in urushi lacquer shimmer like stars in the night. Plus it has a rarer Namiki Broad nib!

The Shark Greg Norman arrives in the form of this modern limited edition LeBoeuf fountain pen. Featuring an autograph on the cap, it is a great extra-fine writing pen.

Visit our Drippy Musings blog to learn about our latest ink-fast test. Learn just how well Pelikan's vaunted Edelstein inks hold up to intense sunlight.

Keep from running out of ink when you finally get to travel for pleasure and business. This Visconti Traveling Ink Pot carries your ink safely to avoid spills and keep your favorite writing fluid by your side.

Few pens scream 1940s like the original Wahl-Eversharp Skyline fountain pen. And one of the best retro remakes is the new Wahl-Eversharp Skyline. Our vintage model has a unique cap and semi-flex 14k gold nib. Our modern pen is a smooth writing medium!

An even better bargain has arrived for vintage pen aficionados. We've got a very smooth, extra-fine writing Sheaffer Balance Lifetime for your writing pleasure. Fully restored, it works great but it has some cosmetic issues.

Looking to experiment with the world of vintage and not spend a fortune? Try out a classic pen by Sheaffer. Our vintage pen recommendation is an oversized Sheaffer Lifetime flat-top. It shows some wear, but it still writes well after nearly 100 years!

It could have been a museum piece, it was that perfect. Unfortunately, there is a chunk that popped out of the side of this otherwise pristine Orange Hard Rubber Parker Duofold Sr. We put it all back together, and the parts are worth more than most pens.

We just added a cute little ivory and gold dip pen from the late 1800s. Coming complete with its original box, it is has a beautifully carved gold nib! Too bad the tip of the tine is missing.

You will love the luscious, wet, buttery smooth broad nib on our latest Esterbrook J-model. So close to perfect, we don't know how anyone would want to pass up this vintage pen treasure.

Pilot Vanishing Point fans will love our buttery smooth writing Decimo with a pink champagne finish. Not quite pink. Not quite gold. It is hard to define, but it is beautiful. Its super-smooth broad nib writes even more amazingly well.

Today's update brings in a vintage pen with a nib we think most Estie fans will adore. It is the rare 3550 nib from the 1940s. This sunburst nib even writes smoothly while attached to a black Esterbrook Transition pen.

Red Esterbrooks are always hot sellers, but our vintage pen is especially nice, as it is a 1940s "Transition" pen. Better yet, this fully restored beauty sports a smooth writing 9668 nib!

For many people, the oversized Parker Vacumatic in burgundy is their grail pen. The rarest color in one of the rarest sizes is pretty phenomenal, especially when given it has incredible barrel clarity and a great two-tone nib.

Looking sharp in a silver pearl color pattern, we have an oversize Parker Vacumatic fountain pen. It is fully restored, and it writes very nicely. It even has most of its two-tone nib plating.

If you don't mind a little corrosion and discoloration,  you can have a great bargain on a smooth-writing senior-size Parker Duofold made of jade celluloid. It is a great pen for writing all day long.

We had never previously seen a flexible nibbed Parker Vacumatic Maxima until today. It is sickening to know that it also has incredibly good condition. A gorgeous Emerald Pearl design.

We have never seen a wet noodle nib in a Parker Vacumatic...until today. Our 1939 Parker Vacumatic Slender is a Spencerian dream. It is difficult not to love this silver pearl little Vac in great working order.

If you like rare modern Parker fountain pens that will be collectable treasures one day, be sure to check out our short-lived Parker Ellipse fountain pen. Our preowned pen looks almost new and writes nicely, too.

On Drippy Musings, we explore the best fake Mont Blanc pen that we've seen, yet. We really dig into the numbers in more ways than one! Please be sure to check it out, and helps us uncover more fakes.

Parker Vacumatic Juniorette pens are a little harder to find, especially in a red marble, but what makes our pen from 1936 really stand out is its barrel clarity. Fully restored and looking great. Writes well, too!

If you love the idea of a brand new 1920s' Morrison's set in the box, you'll love our oversized treasure that is unblemished by 100 years of time. In great working order with a semi-flex nib!

Straight from 1936 comes an elegant Parker Vacumatic set in burgundy. The fountain pen even comes with a semi-flex nib. Both the pen and pencil are close to perfect. Great barrel clarity...though it is a little ambered.

To all of the mothers out there, we wish you a great day. Thank you for your hard work, patience and sacrifice raising us. Please enjoy another story from our Decameron 2020 project.

Crystal clear is the only way to describe the celluloid of the barrel on our 1946 Parker Vacumatic Maxima in silver pearl. It can only be described as a museum  piece straight from the factory.

Among the rarest Parker Vacumatics is the 1940 Overmax. It might be stunningly rare but we have one...with a STUB nib. This stunning vintage pen is museum quality and an amazing writer if you ever wanted to use it.

We finished adding four colors of Esterbrook M2 fountain pens to the page. This classic pens from the late 1950s are in red, blue, black and grey with chrome caps. All are in great working order with various nibs.

Visconti made a model of fountain pen named after the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Each color design is based his paintings. Today we add the model known as Van Gogh's Shoes

If you want a perfect piece of history, try our very early first model of Sheaffer Lifetime pen from 1920 or '21. Pre-White Dot or serial numbers on its nib. NEW OLD STOCK and STICKERED! Restored and perfect.

Visconti Alhambra pens are limited to only 888 in pure silver, and we just added one! Inspired by the grand Spanish palace, the pen is likewise a sight to behold. NEVER USED, still in the box...are you drooling, yet?

Modern pencil fans will delight in our ebony wood Graf von Faber-Castell. It is a top-of-the-line luxury pencil in great working order.

Vintage pen fans, especially those who adore Esterbrook, will love to see the 3 incised cap bands on our classic Esterbrook Dollar copper color! 

We've been adding some very affordable and extremely attractive ballpoint pens to our modern pre-owned pens page. See what types of grand bargains you might strike. At these prices, you won't regret it. 

Nearly 100% pure perfection, our latest Sheaffer Lifetime hails from 1924 or '25. It is an early hard rubber pen with a White Dot and a monster STUB nib!

Looking for a Sheaffer Lifetime circa 1922 or '23, before they had a white dot? Might we suggest a still stickered model with a factory stub nib! Fully restored, it is cosmetically perfect with only one internal flaw. Read all about it.

Omas paid tribute to 100 years of movies with its Omas Cinema limited edition in 1995. Our pearl grey celluloid wonder is a Paragon-sized rollerball pen. Looks and writes beautifully!

Limited edition Omas pens are our thing these days. We just added the famed Italian penmaker's tribute pen to 100 years of radio. We call it the Omas Marconi, for the inventor of radio. Complete with its original box and papers.

Omas paid tribute to Euopean unification with its Omas Europa limited edition pen. We have one of these beautiful blue and diamond-studded pens on our preowned pens section. The pen is in excellent condition and it writes a delightfully fine line.

A short Sheaffer Lifetime Balance was added to our vintage pens page. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it is a great little writer with an extra-fine point in 14k gold.

Start the weekend "write" with our limited edition Omas Galileo Galilei! This  beautiful Omas Paragon in black and cream writes a delightful fine line. It comes complete with all of its boxes and papers.

Own a piece of history with our NEW OLD STOCK 1924-ish Sheaffer Lifetime fountain pen. This oversized model was the first in black Radite and to feature the famed white dot. Its rare factory stub nib is pre-serial numbers! The factory sticker is still on the flat tail of this fully restored pen.

We have a lot to reflect on this MLK Day. From the pandemic to the modern civil war to the new president. Today's blog post ponders a way to lower the national temperature and help cooler heads prevail in the future. We hope you enjoy and act on this nonpartisan strategy.

Storming the preowned pens page is our Omas D-Day fountain pen. A limited edition from the famed Italian pen maker, it delights with its smooth 18k gold medium nib. 

If you aren't blown away by the artistry and beauty of a Pelikan Hunting pen, something most be wrong with you. Like the sterling silver Toledo models, this has a sterling silver forest scene in relief work set against a lovely forest green background. Luxury and are meet in one writing instrument.

WE LOVE HALLOWEEN! As such, we've written our best ghost story in quite some time for our Drippy Musings pen blog. No pens involved, but we hope you love the chilling specters of our imagination. Read all about them in "Where Did Janey Go?"

Our blog keeps growing with more Decameron 2020 stories. Art Cerf delivers another of his "Tales of the Pandemic" with a truly inspired story called, "Death & Mrs. Brock."

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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