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A Churchill to Dominate Collection

Winston Churchill was one of the great leaders of the 20th century, and Conway Stewart honors him with a huge limited edition pen. Still unused and mint in the box, we have a handsome head-turning specimen on our pre-owned pens pages.

We love the wide-bodied early Sheaffer Touchdown pens from the late 1940s. This fully restored vintage pen sports not only a new ink sac and O-ring, it also features the most extra-fine nib we've seen on an open-nib Sheaffer vintage pen.

Here are two great Parker options for you. On our preowned luxury pens page is a like-new Parker Ingenuity with a super slick writing refill. On our vintage pens page is the Parker GT 180 Flighter. Yes, the famed two-sided nib pen!

All Mont Blanc pens are coveted, but Mont Blanc 146 fountain pens are really sought after when they have a genuine 14k gold nib. This earlier version of the pen is likely from the late 1970s or early '80s. Works perfectly, writes great!

Enjoy the ineffable joy of a 14k gold nib in our modern Conklin Crescent Mark Twain luxury pen. We installed a new ink sac, and the pen works quite well.

You won't be able to get enough of our streamlined Parker Duofold. It is a 1930s model with a cranberry red-and-black-marbled color. Oh, and that incredible two-toned 14k gold nib. Beautiful!

Test drive our Canadian Sheaffer 33 / Craftsman and see what a fine ride it is. Cops can't stop pulling over this zippy pen made of a lustrous carmine striped  pattern. Great imprints but a flawed section. Nib writes a fairly smooth fine line.

If you love Pelikan pens and art deco design, you will love our Pelikan 215 Rings fountain pen! It is a very handsome black and chromium design. In like-new condition, too.

Vintage pen fans might get a kick out of this vintage Scripto fountain pen that looks surprisingly like a Parker 51. We restored it, and it writes pretty well for such a bargain pen.

Oh, yeah. It's the real thing. Our ballpoint Mont Blanc 164 Classique comes with its boxes...and a large engraving. Still, it is a bargain and great for writing or replacement parts!

Esterbrook pens remain among our most popular pens. As we had sold out of many, we restored several great Esterbrook Transition pens for our vintage pens pages. We hope you enjoy our slightly rarer and beautiful collectible writers.

Preowned Sheaffers are reliable and affordable. Our latest Sheaffer fountain pen looks almost new in its box! It needs a converter, but it writes very smoothly on a dip.

A Canadian Sheaffer Craftsman starts the newest campaign of classic writing instruments on our vintage pages. Fully restored with a great 14k gold nib, you won't find a better vintage pen with a gold nib and refined writing qualities.

The Ohio Pen Show was phenomenal. So many fun people to visit and talk to. Plus, we met plenty of awesome new people. Basically, any four-day span spent with people who love pens is pretty damned good. Terry, Ben and Matt did another spectacular job with the show. Can't wait to go back!

Come visit us in person at the Ohio Pen Show! We will be there this Thursday through Sunday! It is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Please continue to order items. However, there is a possibility that it will have sold offline at the show before we can update it on the site. Please be forewarned that this might happen. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

For Halloween, get a great Frankenpen. This one is a black, chased hard rubber fountain pen from Wahl-Eversharp. It has a chip in the cap and a replacement Skyline nib, but It's Aliiiive! It's Aliiiive! Writes great!

Parker Vacumatics from the 1930s are noticeable from their cap and tail jewels. We now have two marbled design Vac from the era on our vintage pens page. One is a rare red that looks great. The other is in great working order and has a lot of "character." 

It is time to end this week with a bang. Take your pick of either an early red-marbled Parker Vacumatic that has been fully restored or an unused, new-in-the-box Pelikan Evolution of Script limited edition fountain pen. You're a winner either way...and supreme champion if you buy both!

We don't often see oversized Sheaffer Triumphs with lever-fillers. We've restored this Lifetime 1750 with a new ink sac. It writes a very nice extra-fine to fine line.

We offer some very nice, inexpensive Parker pens on our vintage and modern preowned pages. In good working order, they are particularly notable for their smooth nibs. Great for daily drivers you don't mind taking out of the house.

Writing with a great fine line, our flushed and prepped Parker 61 Flighter on the vintage pens page is a nice daily driver. It has lived a little, but who doesn't love a little life experience in a close companion?

Flexible nibs are the hottest things in vintage pen collecting these days, and we have a huge 14k gold beauty on our vintage pens page! We have a fully restored oversized Wahl-Eversharp Decoband Gold Seal pen that features an original nib that is stamped "Flexible."

Another Mont Blanc Patron of the Arts pens graces our pre-owned pens pages. This time it is dedicated to Germany's Alexander von Humboldt who helped explore South and Central America in the 18th century while supporting some of the greatest composers of the 19th century.

Few pens dazzle like the Mont Blanc Patron of the Arts Marquise de Pompadour fountain pen made with help from the master artisans at Meissen. This gold and porcelain pen is a sight to behold...and write with.

Few modern pens write as smoothly and confidently as the deliciously juicy Waterman Edson. We just so have one in the rarer ruby red color variety. No boxes or papers, but it is authentic and an amazing writer.

Warm colors keep our Esterbrook Icicle pens from cooling off your desk. We have one in copper and the other in red. Both vintage pens are fully restored and ready for action.

If you like extra-fine writing and love vintage pens, our oversized Sheaffer Lifetime from the 1920s is one smooth operator. A big, easy to grip pen that is lightweight, you can write all day without any difficulties.

In early 2k's, Mont Blanc began a new and very limited line of pens dedicated to Mythical Creatures. We now feature several of these exquisite pens with hand painted porcelain caps created by the master artisans at the Meissen porcelain works. These are the delight of the pre-owned pen pages.

It has been too long since we posted a rarer model of Parker, but this one is worth the wait. We restored our Parker 51 Flighter with a new silicon ink sac. It has minor wear but it writes beautifully.

The three musketeers of our complete Mont Blanc Writers Series Alexandre Dumas set are inseparable. Minty fresh, these limited edition luxury writing instruments are still stickered and show no evidence of use. Naturally, they still have their boxes and booklet. Correct signature!

We just added this great limited edition set for the Mont Blanc William Faulkner pen of 2007. It is in mint and seemingly unused condition. Check it out on our preowned pens page.

Beauty is limitless with the pen series dedicated to one of the great originators of modern literature. See it on the prowned pens page. The Mont Blanc Writers Series Virginia Woolfe SET is stunning.

In 2000, Mont Blanc paid tribute to the social critic and playwright who gave the world "William Tell." Our preowned pen page features the COMPLETE Friedrich Schiller 3-Piece set!

Visconti Manhattan pens are elegant pen designs, and ours happens to come complete with a 23k palladium broad nib that writes like a gentle stub! Barely used, it comes complete with its original box and papers.

Check out the Mont Blanc Writers Series Charles Dickens ballpoint pen on our preowned pens section! Not only does it come with the standard W.S. box and papers, it comes with the special holiday presentation box!

The vibrant copper coloring of the Esterbrook fountain pens of the 1950s always remind us of fall. Best of all, our latest one has a new ink sac and a very smooth 2668 nib.

Enjoy the joy of owning a new pen seemingly untouched since it was made. Our Canadian Sheaffer Craftsman still has its pricing chalk marks on it. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring for good measure. It has some plating wear on the clip, but the rest is as if it was brought over in a time machine.

Zeppelin pens make their debut on our preowned pens pages. We have a rollerball and a ballpoint. Each is plated in sterling silver! Hydrogen gas not included.

Vintage pen fans will likely enjoy our latest Sheaffer Lifetime 875 in carmine red sporting a classic military clip! Its even a really smooth writer that has been fully restored with a new ink sac.

Save big bucks with a fully restored Sheaffer Craftsman Touchdown filling pen from the 1950s. This pastel green beauty sports an insanely smooth 14k gold nib for less than $40!

One of the most breath-taking grey-and-red designs of the 1930s can be seen on our Sheaffer Balance Jr. This vintage pen has been fully restored. In spite of some very minor flaws, you might just want to sit an stare at it all day!

Visit our vintage pens page and see a bevy of second generation Parker Duofolds with vacumatic fillers. We have pens in the green, blue and red designs. All have been fully restored with new diaphragms. Great retro writing instruments of the 1940s!

Visit our standard size 1941 Parker Duofold today on the vintage pens page. Fully restored, it writes a nice fine line. Plus its deco green-and-tan design is sure to turn heads.

If you want a modern rollerball pen that writes beautifully but looks like a stunning pen from yesteryear, check out the WOODGRAIN pattern on the orange hard rubber Waterman Liaison on our preowned luxury pens section!

It needs a little training, but we have a semi-flex Waterman 52 on our vintage pens page. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it looks great with minimal chocolate hazing.

What pen collector doesn't have a Sheaffer Balance to satisfy their every writing need? You? Well, we can help you take care of that little ol' problem on our vintage pens page.

"Stacked Coins" caps aren't the rarest of Parker 51 caps, but they are far from the most common, too. Our fully restored vintage pen writes nicely and features one such cap.

It's still stickered and in perfect working order. You're gonna love our streamlined Parker Duofold pencil ringtop on our "vintage pens" page...that is also pencil tolerant.

No, there is no new dimension opening up. We have finally gotten our first Parker Shadowwave Vacumatic in many years. It is fully restored and quite handsome with its golden-pearl waves.

Everyone needs a good vintage pen as a daily writer that doesn't mind a little abuse. We have two such pens currently gracing the top of our vintage pens pages.

Preowned luxury pen lovers will delight in our Pelikan 800 Demonstrator! It is a must for every collection, as Pelikan even went so far as to describe all the parts that you can watch moving.

Nib lovers will revel in the vintage Pelikan 400 that we just picked up with this incredible 14k gold nib. Fully restored by a Pelikan expert, the pen is a must for nib fans and Pelikan fans.

Whether you are a vintage pen collector or a modern retro pen collector, you are going to love the two Pelikans we added to the site! The first is a modern preowned (BUT UNUSED) recreation of the Pelikan 101N with a coral red rubber cap and tortoise shell design. If that doesn't float your boat, maybe the original 1932 Pelikan 100 with an oblique, medium italic nib will!

You can't go wrong with our latest offerings on the vintage pens and preowned pens pages. From a Wahl Gold Seal Equipoise to a stunning Sheaffer Valor, we cover the bases of most pen collectors.

Luxury doesn't get more luxurious than when you see this heavy, solid sterling silver Krone Fury fountain pen with "liquid red" enamel over handcrafted guilloche! If you only have one treasure pen in your collection, this should be it.

If you love fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoints, you'll love the Monte Verde M3! This pen comes with a ballpoint on one end and an interchangeable fountain pen or rollerball pen on the other side. Check it out on our preowned pens page!

Vintage pen fans rejoice! Rare colors are always enticing, and we have a 1949 Parker 51 in forest green with a lovely gold-filled cap! It writes very well, too. Worth coveting.

It is damned difficult to find an original Waterman's Hundred Year Pen with nearly perfect end jewels, but we've got one in our vintage pens section. Not 100% perfect, but it is far and away better than most!

Upgrade your desk or business, use a classic Esterbrook 114 Desk Pen and base. Quick and easy on the draw, this is the pen for taking a note or signing in customers with class!

Vintage pens are even more fun when they're a rare find. We have a fully restored Sheaffer Sovereign with a rare squiggly lined cap and in a rarer sage-green color!

Before we dive back into some preowned luxury pens, we have a mismatched set of Parker pens that look a lot like Vectors but aren't. We don't know what they are...other than a good deal for you. Smooth writing and fully functional.

We put a nice bargain on a black Parker Duofold Jr. on our vintage pen page. Made in Canada with a great, smooth original nib!

Save on more modern daily users on our Pre-owned Pens Page. Today we have a trusty Sheaffer Sentinel for fewer than $30.

How can you tell and English Parker Duofold from an American one? The English Duofold requires a cup of tea in the afternoon. It's a good tradition, and we recommend our post-war vintage pen.

A J-model Esterbrook has just roosted on our vintage pens page. It sports a really nice 2668 steel nib, which was an upgrade nib back in the day. Ours is fully restored and ready for more service.

It is difficult not to love a fully restored Parker Vacumatic. We have one such model in black at a pretty affordable price on our vintage pens page.

Let us spell it out in black and white: It's Black Pen Society Week on ThePenMarket.com's vintage pens page! The very important secret society (you know it is secret if it has a Facebook page) meeting is about to take place in August at the D.C. Pen Show. Make sure you have a black pen to gain entrance!

We've added our last vintage Waterman pen for a little while. It is another of our amazing selection of Canadian-made Waterman pens. Restored and writes a great fine line!

On our preowned pens page is a very handsome Cross Townsend pencil. It is in great working order. The .5mm lead advances with a simple click of the twisting back cap.

Not too big, not too small. Beautiful, dependable. Goldilocks gives the Pelikan Souveran 800K in blue her seal of approval. We're sure you will, too. 

Light up your collection of limited editions with this potentially NOS Montegrappa Cigar pen. A beautiful fountain pen for any lover of cigars and smoking culture. The humidor-style case is an especially nice touch.

We have a nearly mint-condition tortoiseshell Sheaffer Targa Laque that is stunning and complete with its original boxes and papers. There is only one problem. As it approaches 40 years old, is it time to call it vintage?

Patron of the Arts pens by Mont Blanc are fantastic creations. The Mont Blanc Copernicus is especially impressive with its great sun-and-moon nib. Ours was gently used and comes complete with its box and papers.

Undoubtedly, Montegrappa is one of the most underrepresented luxury pens in America today. Beautiful Italian craftsmanship goes into each pen. Our Montegrappa Symphony is a big pen that looks alight in flames, the layers and waves in its celluloid are so dramatic. The nib is pretty special, too, in two-tone 18k gold.

Our preowned luxury pens page features a pair of great Cartier pens. Gently used, for your enjoyment are a Pasha de Cartier and a Diablo de Cartier. We especially love the Diablo's nib. It is positively sinful.

We are in love with the incredible broad stub nib on our latest Rotring 600 fountain pen on the preowned pens page. Only lightly used, it is in near-mint condition!

If you enjoy the craftsmanship and design of the Aurora pen company, you will enjoy the next several days on our preowned pens page. We are adding a handsome red Aurora Ipselon, an Aurora Optima and an Aurora Primavera

For more than a week, we have brought you some of the finest preowned Waterman pens. We started with a Harley Davidson limited edition fountain pen and we conclude with a sterling silver Waterman Gentleman fountain pen. Its 18k gold nib writes a nice, smooth line. Have fun shopping!

One of the most sought after Sheaffer pens doesn't disappoint: the Sheaffer PFM V. This is the gold-topped and bottomed top of the line. Ours is in good working order with a nib that will have extra-fine writing folks freak!

Our Waterman LeMan fountain pen with the rare Briarwood design is a really handsome piece on our preowned pens page. Coming complete with its original box and papers, it writes with a nice, smooth fine line. It is a pleasure to write with and a treasure to look at.

Ou, ou, ou. What a little moonlight can do-ou-ou. A Visconti Moonlight Vermeil Voyager, that is. This is an excellent limited edition pen that comes with a traveling ink pot that is also sterling silver plated with gold! A great set now available on our preowned pens page.

Steam on over to our vintage pens page to see an ultra-rare Parker 75 limited edition R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth! Created by hand using brass salvaged from the sunken luxury liner, this mint-condition treasure is like nothing in your collection!

Catch one of the very rare Mont Blanc goofs: an Alexandre Dumas Writers Series pen with the wrong signature! This one has his son's signature. A mint ballpoint version that comes with its original box and papers.

Normally an uncommon triple (skinny-wide-skinny) cap band is enough to get most people excited, BUT when you add in a very rare oblique 18k gold nib with moderate flex...people start to loose there minds. Check out this classic Parker Duofold Jr. before it is too late! A great vintage pen!

If you like Depression-era vintage pens, you might really go for our green marbled Parker Challenger from 1937. It has been fully restored and writes with a fine line that borders on extra-fine...at least by vintage pen standards.

The preowned pens page sports a handsome modern Sheaffer Taranis fountain pen. It is in excellent condition and writes a smooth fine line. It comes in its original box and a converter.

Our blog looks back at the 1983 classic "Octopussy" and the special pen Q gave to James Bond to thwart evil enemy plots. It is a fun little find...and we just happen to have one of these pens in stock, although it can't do all the 007's can.

If you haven't been to our Trading Post in a while, now is the time to check out some great new arrivals!

You can't go wrong with our demonstrator clear red Waterman 100 Year pencil! Works great, no brassing nor cracks! A must see on our vintage pens page!

It is difficult not to love a cordovan brown set of Parker 51s. The vintage pen and pencil are in working order and write well. There are some cosmetic flaws on the pen, but the pencil is in nearly mint condition!

My first novel "Little Victories" is now available on paperback and as an e-Book at Amazon! If that isn't enough to get your heart racing, then maybe this NOS Sheaffer Imperial IV set will. Beautiful blue and gold, extra-fine nib. Works great. CHALK MARKS!

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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