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More Pelikans Roost with Us!

Visit the preowned pens' page today and spot the first of several Pelikan 400 and 200 fountain pens. It is part of a fresh new collection of fully functional, smooth writing German writing instruments. Of course, we can't leave out the vintage Pelikan pens. They're even cooler!

Ohio was amazing once again this year. Special thanks to Terry and his sons for hosting another gem. As you have probably noticed, we are running low on inventory. Fear not! We have more than 3 dozen pens restored and ready to post! We just need to unpack and catch up on some sleep first.

The rarer Gold & Black Solitaire Mont Blanc is an impressive rollerball pen. It has a gold plated body and cap with black enamel for a stunning look. Ours comes with a box and fresh refill. Preowned but in very good condition.

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.

We knocked down the price of a gold Mont Blanc Boheme Rouge on our preowned pens page. It's quite a discount off the original retail price. Maybe it is finally time to invest in the luxury brand of business.

Rollerball, that is. We have a gently used Waterman Gentleman on our preowned pens pages. We've given it a new refill, and it is a very handsome luxury pen that will write well for quite some time.

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.

All the cool kids know this was the birth of the Mont Blanc writers series. Ours is a handsome, affordably priced ballpoint with its original boxes! Come see the Mont Blanc Hemingway before it disappears!

We are once again replenishing our stock of the perennial favorite Esterbrook fountain pens! You should see the beautiful quality of the robin's egg blue Purse Pen we just added!

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.

We have devoted our entire first page of the Vintage Pens section to Parker Duofolds and the models that predated them! Yes! A Jack Knife Safety Pen and a Parker D.Q. are in the mix. So are 3 senior Duofolds of all many colors and a second generation Duofold. Our Preowned Pens page has a like-new Parker Duofold Ballpoint still in its box!

Omas created a stunning pen in its "Big Red" Extra on the preowned pens page! The broad nib even has flex! A great option for your daily user.

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.

New to our site is a Mont Blanc Writer's Series Agatha Christie ballpoint pen. It comes with its original boxes and has a sterling silver snake with ruby eyes for a pocket clip. How can you not love this tribute to the queen of mystery novels.

The highlight of our preowned pens page today is a Waterman Edson ballpoint pen. It is the blue and gold model, and it is stunning. Plus it is a smooth writer at way less than the original retail price.

It should come as no surprise to regular visitors, but we are once again restocking our Esterbrook fountain pens. These vintage pens helped to teach America to write in the 1950s, and they are still great daily users today!

The clever folks at Pens of Dist-INK-tion have created several new pens out of vintage Parker 51s and Vacumatics. We have them for sale on our preowned pens pages. Whether ballpoint or rollerball, these make for great conversation pieces and good daily users.

Hailing from the Big Apple, we a have a lovely oversized Morrison's Black Beauty complete with its original steel nib! We have restored the whole pen, and it is wonderful writer.

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.

From an extra-fine nib yesterday, we move on to a very flexi nib on today's classic Morrison's gold-sleeve fountain pen. It has a fresh ink sac, and it is ready to go from medium to a triple broad more than a millimeter wide!

An original extra-fine nib Parker Duofold nib that actually writes an extra-fine line by modern standards is a rare and beautiful find, indeed. We have one! Go visit our vintage pens page for a tantalizing temptation.

Vintage pens are our specialty, and we are extra pleased to introduce our first vintage Conklin Glider. This beautiful brown straited pen was one of the first made in Chicago after Conklin was bought out in 1938. Ours comes complete with an original "Cushion Point" 14k gold nib!

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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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

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