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New Old Stock Esterbrook Sports Copper Tone

Continuing to update our Esties, we have added a beautiful new old stock copper SJ-model Esterbrook. We also have added a bright-red LJ model. It comes with a 2556 nib and is fully restored to writing order.

Check out this totally cool little pocket stapler that disguises itself as a pen! The Duo Fast Stapler is a great mid-century find that comes loaded with staples and ready for use!

We've added a lot of black vintage pens over the past weeks. We had gotten a little behind, and hope our fellow initiates of the Black Pen Society won't think we were getting too colorful. Not to worry, black pen lovers. More are coming.

It is hard to ignore the joy of an orange hard-rubber pen. Our Waterman 52 1/2 V set even includes an orange inkfeed in the fountain pen, its matching pencil...all still housed in its original box!

Some times we just have difficulty keeping up with demand, but we are finally catching up on our sold out Esties. We have already added several great new pens, including a stunning sapphire blu e pen. Copper and red are coming soon! Have fun shopping our fully restored vintage Esterbrook pens.

It is difficult to find famous European pen brands here in the United States, but we have our connections here at Come check out the Penol Ambassador Senior from Denmark on our vintage pens pages. It is a great, working oversized pen that writes a commendable fine line.  

We haven't had a classic Esterbrook Dollar Pen on these pages in a while. Yet, Esterbrook fans will want to see this Model B (Full size) beauty in pearl grey on our vintage pens page. It has been fully restored to its 1930s glory with a new ink sac. It comes complete with a steel 1554 nib.

It is rare to find any fountain pens from the 1920s in their original box, but our gold-filigree Morrison comes with it. Both are in great shape. Restored and ready to write, this vintage pen makes for a good museum-worthy pen that writes nicely.

Abalone shell accents to our classic 1930s Sheaffer fountain pen make for a very attractive writing instrument for you to cherish on our vintage pens page.

Own a hand 1945ish set of a Sheaffer 350 fountain pen and 300 pencil in carmine red. This handsome set is in complete working order. The vintage pen was restored, and its gold nib lays down a true extra-fine line.

Our English Parker 61 flashes some bling with its 12k gold plate cap, barrel and matching pencil. We flushed the capillary filler, and it should be ready for many more years of great writing.

Sheaffer's Crest was one of the higher end snorkels of the 1950s. It had a gold-fill cap and a conical two-tone 14k gold nib. Ours is a complete set with its pencil, papers and box. The pen has been fully restored and the pencil is in working near mint condition. It is definitely worth a trip to our vintage pens pages.

The vintage pens page proudly offers a nearly mint condition Sheaffer Sovereign Snorkel pen set. The barrels are shiny black and the caps are shiny steel. However, believe us when we say that the ultra smooth two-tone gold nib is the very best part about this incredible original set in its original box.

There is something so alluring about Montegrappa's 18k gold two-tone nib. Our latest Montegrappa Symphony fountain pen is such a silky smooth writer. Forget that its handmade Italian craftsmanship seems to have captured the lighting effect of the Northern Lights in ivory celluloid. Who cares how tastefully elegant the sterling silver accents are. Just write with it to experience sheer bliss.

Prepare yourself for a pencil like no other. Our Montegrappa Symphony is handmade in Italy of an exquisite ivory celluloid. Its accents are sterling silver. It writes beautifully with a .5mm lead.

Blow those Mont Blanc snobs out of the water with your bargain on this nearly mint condition handmade sterling silver ballpoint pen by Yard-O-Led. Our Yard-O-Led Ambassador is a handsome pen that proves that British pen makers are amazing craftsman.

Practically in mint condition, our Parker Vacumatic Debutante has a radiant glow of emerald pearl and a clear barrel. Fully restored with a new diaphragm, she's ready for hours of pleasurable writing with her smooth extra-fine nib!

Okay, so we guess most pens look like Vincent van Gogh, as they are all missing their right ear. BUT, this pen looks like it comes straight out of a "Starry Night" painting with brilliant dark royal blue and metal flecked copper cap.

The only imprint or engraving on our latest green lady's pen is the name Mabel. We don't know much about her, but she seems to be English. Her "1st Quality" 14k gold nib writes a fine line that is lovely.

Start your weekend off with a classic Parker Vacumatic with a wet, smooth, fine-point 14k gold nib! It is a great daily user from 1942 that is fully restored and ready for years of pleasurable service. We might be mistaken, but we think this vintage pen has silver trim, as opposed to the nickle trim of the later war years.

It is time to stop teasing you. There's a handsome devil on the vintage pens page. It is a daring oversized golden brown Sheaffer Balance Lifetime. With a fresh ink sac it is ready to write for hours with its original two-tone 14k nib that straddles the line between extra fine and fine. See it today!

We have a handsome Sheaffer Imperial with its original store markings on our Vintage Pens page! We restored the filling system, and it writes with a great medium nib...that appears to have been super glue back on at some point. It writes well, it just looks a little odd on close inspection.

Every pen collector needs at least one good ballpoint pen, and we think our sterling silver Parker Classic set is a perfect addition to your collection. The click pen looks like the sterling Parker 75 fountain pen. It is in nearly perfect condition with a working refill. The pencil also works perfectly. No dents!

Wahl-Eversharp was resurrected for the first time in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Part of its return included this limited edition tribute to Walt Disney. Disney used to advertise for the brand when the Skylines were first popular. We have one of these handsome limited editions on our preowned pens page for under $100! Click here to see this great modern Eversharp Skyline.

Gallop on down to the Trading Post to see a great classic Mont Blanc 212 set and a brand new, never used Visconti Pininfarina! They just went live today. Don't miss 'em.

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.

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.

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.

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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