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Mont Blanc Karajan $1100

Atlanta Pen Show Bound!

Hotlanta, here we come! Can't wait to see all of our great friends down South! We'll be bringing more than 200 vintage pens and pre-owned luxury treasures. Please stop by our table and say hi!

Vintage pens are our specialty, and we delight in finding you rare second tier pens of the 1920s and '30s. Today's offering is a rare orange, black and grey Diamond P.P. fountain pen with a buttery smooth medium-broad nib. Excellent condition, fully restored.

We have a married set of Parker Vacumatics from 1944 and '47. The fully restored vintage pen has a clean see-through barrel and a nice original nib. The Vac pencil from '47 still works, as its lead is easily extended and retracted.

Want to treat yourself to an inexpensive joy? Try our handsome blue pearl Waterman fountain pen from the 1940s. It has a smooth 14k gold nib that writes a fine line with a little flex! It is just one of those vintage pens in which you must indulge.

We have posted the 1000th pen to our site since we opened. We made it a special one. It is our first ever Onoto de la Rue from London in the 1930s. Smokey blue with a great smooth fine nib, it is worth forgiving a few brassing blemishes.

Our Preowned Pens pages are flush with new old stock Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Classique pens for a steal. The nicest bargain is a fountain pen and ballpoint set in its original box for less the a new ballpoint.!

Rare pen. Extra-fine nib. Under $50. Seriously. What more do we need to say. See this Carter's fountain pen before is flies off the shelf.

Today's offerings are a $99.99 Mont Blanc ballpoint pen and a good bargain on a slightly flawed Wahl Gold Seal Personal Point fountain pen from the late 1920s or early '30s.

Also hailing from that wonderful northern neighbor, is our latest Parker Duofold True Blue. Yes, it is discolored with some wear and tear, but it is still a great writer and a fascinating addition to your collection.

Enjoy a rare Canadian made Parker Vacumatic with a golden web design on our vintage pens pages. It even comes with a slanted italic nib that writes a beautifully nuanced medium line. A truly handsome addition to your collection.

Write some out of this world prose (or poetry) with the Omas Galileo. A limited edition luxury fountain pen, it comes packed in a heavy telescope lens. Numbered and handsome, we've got it going for a bargain.

For the past week we've been going through our vintage pens page and cutting prices. Conklin, Wahl and many other brands have seen sharp reductions. Don't pass up these vintage pens at these deals.

Today's preowned luxury pen is a 1995 tribute to the invention of the radio back in 1895! The Omas Marconi is a fabulous Italian pen and part of a limited edition. It comes with its original box and papers. See it today!

We just picked up a beautiful new collection of preowned luxury pens. We are uploading one a day, and we are starting with this handsome tortoise shell Chinese lacquer rollerball and fountain pen set by S.T. Dupont. It is the S.T. Dupont Montparnasse. The FP writes a fine-medium line with a beautiful 18k gold nib. We put a fresh refill in the rollerball pen. The set comes with its various certificates and most of the original contents of its original box.

Don't listen to the rumors, the Chicago Pen Show is up and running this April 30-May 3 at a new hotel: the Sheraton O'Hare. I just spoke with the new organizer Roger Wooten. He said tables are still available with cheaper prices! Wall tables $175 and interior tables $125. Tickets for just Saturday or Sunday are only $6. 4-day passes are only $60. We will be there once again. Learn more at  

We have have been visited online by at least one person from every nation in the Western Hemisphere! Our last  holdout was in French Guiana, but some lovely person living in Cayenne recently visited our site! Even communist, virtually no internet, Cuba has visited our site thrice! We've also been visited by all of Europe, Australia (an easy continental pickup) and all of Asia except Laos. C'mon, Laos. You can do it. Check out our inky awesomeness.

We've added a beautiful new lavender Conklin Herringbone to our preowned pens page. It comes with its original box and papers, and it is in minty fresh condition.

Highly sought after, the Esterbrook Icicles designs are a rare treat. We now have a red one on our vintage pens pages. It comes with a smooth 9556 fine-line writing nib. Mint condition, fully restored!

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!

If you have any questions, please give us a jingle or ask at

Buy, Sell, Trade Vintage Pens and Ephemera

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

Thank you for shopping, and enjoy your visit.

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