We are back from Atlanta Pen Show!
Long days behind the wheel have delivered us to and from the Atlanta Pen Show. It was another fun show spent with friends old and new! From big laughs at the barbecue to myriad discussions on the floor and at the bar. For those who placed orders while we were away, we will have your orders packed and in Wednesday mail. Before you know it, our usual updating and progress will return on the site! Just wait until you see what we post next!
Charles Dickens wrote for most of his incredible career about the excesses of the wealthy and powerful and the degredation of the poor during the industrial revolution in Great Britian. Thus Mont Blanc chose to honor him with a resin and sterling silver pen that would be worth more than the lifetime incomes of most of the people he wrote about. And we are proud to offer a gently used Mont Blanc Writers Series Charles Dickens ballpoint on our preowned pens section! (We are amused by irony...and exploit it.)
Moody Russian poets might be difficult to love in real life, but this pen is easy to fall for. It is the limited edition Mont Blanc Dostoevsky Writers Series fountain pen. Its 18k gold nib is a real treat.
Always brilliant and exciting, Alexandre Dumas is one of the few writers people will love for centuries to come. Our limited edition Mont Blanc Alexandre Dumas fountain pen sports an error with his son's autograph on the cap! You won't mind a little wear on this preowned pen.
Nevermore, nevermore...will you find a great bargain on this slightly chipped but otherwise perfect Mont Blanc Writers Series Edgar Allan Poe fountain pen! It even has a broad/stub nib!
Our Mont Blanc Writers Series Voltaire is a beautiful limited edition pen in excellent condition. Complete with all of its boxes and papers, it even sports a rare broad nib!
Nautical themes are the calling card of the Mont Blanc pen dedicated to the author of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." We have a great preowned Mont Blanc Jules Verne from the Writers Series. It is a fountain pen complete with its original boxes and papers!
Complete your Mont Blanc Writers Series collection with the Friedrich Schiller fountain pen that matches the ballpoint pen that we just offered. It has minimal wear and comes complete with its original boxes!
Launching a new wave of Mont Blanc Writers Series pens, today we showcase a ballpoint Friedrich Schiller. The amber twist cap is one of our favorites. This is the year 2000 pen. Who was Schiller? He wrote the play "William Tell" and you'll know its overture best.
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.
Let the U.S. Navy's specs for inkwells build your trust in the new old stock Non-Spill Ink Well we have on our inkwells & blotters page! Not only is it perfectly clean and free of ink, it comes with its original box. It even has an inner reservoir to help minimize spillage on this very wide-based inkwell.
Make this preowned Mont Blanc LeGrand yours! It is a ballpoint pen with platinum-plated trim. It has some wear, but it is in good working order and ready to dazzle your coworkers.
Make your handwriting really stand out with our Conklin Glider that features a steel stub nib that write smoothly with a full millimeter width! If that isn't enough to float your boat, our preowned luxury pen is the rarer coral color!
Make your business' registration desk an awesome conversation piece with this Esterbrook 113 Fountain Pen Desk Set! Restored with a new ink sac, it is ready to finally be put to work.
Sheaffer 875 Lifetime: It uses a military clip to help it stay within wartime uniform regulations for the Army. We restored it with a new ink sac. If you don't like its historical pedigree, you will love its buttery smooth nib.
In spite of some cosmetic damage, our vintage pens page has an unusual Sheaffer Triumph 1000. This is a lever-filling fountain pen with a conical Triumph nib. Even more unique to us is that it has a screw-fit section, instead of a pressure-fit one.
Sheaffer pens remain some of the most reliable vintage pens available, and we enjoy our latest Sheaffer Craftsman 500 fountain pen. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it has a little wear but writes a nice firm, extra-fine line with a hint of drag...which some people tell us they prefer.
Sometimes it is the no name fountain pens that really catch our eye. We have a really nice yellow and black ripple ringtop on the vintage pens page that has been restored and writes well enough with a 14k gold nib.
Smooth stub writing with Italian luxury is the hallmark of our Omas Ogiva Autumno...unless you consider the heavy cosmetic wear to the pen. It is a bargain for a daily user. Although it is in perfectly good working order, it has a face only a mother could love.
One of the most popular of Mont Blanc's Writers Series pens is the Agatha Christie. We have a barely used model on our preowned luxury pens section. It is an absolute must-have for every collector.
Discover harmony and writing bliss with the flagship Waterman Serenite fountain pen. This gently curving work of pen design art has a great extra-fine to fine nib of 18k white gold. It has a little wear but comes complete with all of its boxes and papers.
Be sure to keep a green pen in your pocket to keep from getting pinched today! Might we recommend the rarish sage green Sheaffer Admiral?
Vintage pens are an especially a treat when they seem close to New Old Stock status. The fountain pen of this 1940s' Waterman set is in excellent condition, fully restored with a new ink sac. The pencil is a little beat, but who buys a set for the pencil?
A night at the opera was never the same after the Marx Brothers arrived, but we aren't foolin' when we say the 14k gold medium nib on our Visconti Opera is divine!
There is a beautiful Omas Bronze Arco fountain pen waiting for you on the pre-owned luxury pens pages. It sports a very delightful, custom-ground 1mm nib. Plus the pen is in good working order with its box and papers!
We don't know what will impress you more, this bright and cheery limited edition Bexley Sunburst (2012 Owner's Club) or its carefully tuned 1mm stub nib of 18k gold. It writes like a dream!
We found a Chicago-based vintage pen called the Autopoint that features a hidden lever filler under its blind cap. Looks like it is from the late 1920s or early 1930s. Check it out.
Switzerland's famed pen(cil) makers Caran d'Ache always surprise us with the quality of their designs. Our G-model pen or Green Marbled pen seems almost completely new with its box and papers. There are no ink stains in the converter. Great 18k gold nib!
Vintage pens are a treat when they look this new. Considering that Wirt Pens went out of business in the early 1920s, that is quite a feat for our latest Wirt Ringtop. Incredible black hard rubber with chasing. Phenomenally smooth fine-point 14k gold nib!
Now our S.T. Dupont Orpheo really is a multi-use writing instrument. We now include the ballpoint refill as well as the replacement pencil mechanism. Top-fight engineering and Chinese lacquer. You can't go wrong.
After a run on Esterbrooks, we have updated our vintage pens section to accomodate the missing colors. We find the copper Transition to be particuarly attractive. Enjoy them for yourself, we keep them pretty affordable. It is funny how one of the most popular pens of the 1950s is still so popular today!
The artisan of Montegrappa continue to steal your breath with their stunning limited edition 1995 Montegrappa Dragon fountain pen. We have one on our preowned luxury pens page. It is a masterpiece with an imperal dragon overlay made of sterling silver.
Have you ever tried a Cross ATX? Don't laugh. It's a good pen. We just added a bronze-and-chrome fountain pen on our preowned pens page. It is a nice, smooth and affordable writer.
Our vintage pens section and preowned pens sections offer some reliable daily drivers that new good homes. We have a gold-fill capped Parker 51 Demi that writes a great firm, fine line on the vintage side and a ballpoint Pelikan Souveran that is a treat with a new refill. Both have their share of wear, but both are workhorses that are ready for more!
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.
You asked for 'em, you get 'em. All week we are delivering Mont Blanc pens ranging from the LeGrand document marker to Patron of the Arts limited edition pens. Keep checking on the preowned pens page every day to see them all.
Enjoy a set of grey-and-chrome Parker 61s on our vintage pens page. The fountain pen has been flushed and is in good working order. The ballpoint works, too. Not so sure about the pencil, but it all comes in a box with original papers!
The modern limited edition Omas Collezione Europa is by a now out-of-business company, and it looks as if the EU isn't far behind it. This beautiful limited edition fountain pen is numbered, and it was made to honor the creation of the European Union. Complete with boxes 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.
Hailing from 1940 this double-jewel Parker Vacumatic Major is a fully restored wonder. We love the tiger-eye color of the Golden Pearl design, and the smooth, medium nib is pretty spiffy, too.
If you have always wanted to get a bargain on a TouchDown-filling Sheaffer fountain pen. Or if you want to add a rare "sage green" color to you pen collection, you had best check out our vintage pens and a special Sheaffer Cadet.
You will adore the clear looks of the undiscolored cap of our latest Sheaffer Lifetime. This fully restored vintage pen is a pip. Plus, you will love its smooth, extra-fine nib. All original!
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!
The Sheaffer Imperial with a dolphin nib is one of those classic curios from the 1960s. We just so happen to have one on the vintage pens page. Come check it out today.
Your friends will be green with envy, once they see your Pelikan M200 demonstrator fountain pen. Part of our preowned pens collection, this attractive see-through pen is a nice way to treat yourself.
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!
Feast your eyes on a beautiful vintage-looking, totally modern Waterman LeMan Opera fountain pen. Flirting with an oversized status, ours is practically new old stock in the box! Plus, it has a really rare broad nib in 18k gold! Talk about an "Ideal" pen!
You love modern pens and prefer the vintage pen look. Our Waterman LeMan Opera rollerball is a great modern luxury pen that looks swell with a classic black chased hard rubber design...that isn't really hard rubber. "Ideal" for any lover of hybrid vintage-modern pens.
The Waterman Edson adventure continues on our preowned pens page. We now have the beautifully lustrous red, green and blue ballpoints for sale in their original boxes.
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!
If you own a Hog up north, these winter months can be brutal without any time out on the road. Luckily, you can write with a special edition Waterman Harley-Davidson fountain pen all year round. Take it for a spin on our preowned pens pages.
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.
Big, bold and beautiful, Visconti Voyager fountain pens are lovely writers with 18k gold nibs. We added two to our preowned pens pages. They come in a remarkable smokey grey and a tranquil sapphire blue.
Using lapis lazuli mined from the same 6,000-year-old site used by the Egyptians, Cross made a stunning limited edition Townsend fountain pen and pencil. Be dazzled by their glory on the 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!
Our collection of limited edition pens expands by one with this incredible fountain pen: the Pelikan 800 Concerto! In mint condition, it comes complete with its original inner and outer boxes.
Who doesn't covet the Pelikan 1000? How about one with a rarer cursive italic BB nib for under $500? We knew we could pique your interest in our preowned luxury pens page.
Get it while it is hot! This Rotring Newton Lava is a really rare fountain pen from the new defunct pen company. It comes with its original box and papers. Best of all, it has a buttery smooth medium nib!
The delightful Esterbrook 2314B "Broad Relief" nib really takes your handwriting to a new level. We have one such nib on an Esterbrook J-model pen on our vintage pens page. The pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac.
If you were late getting on to the Mont Blanc Writers Series pen collecting bandwagon, here's your chance to own one of the first pens from that line. Our ballpoint Mont Blanc Hemingway is a like-new piece that is complete with all of its original boxes.
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.
The celebrated playwright was the toast of the 1994 Mont Blanc Limited Edition Writers' Series of pens. We have the original, minty fresh Mont Blanc Oscar Wilde fountain pen complete with its box and papers. Wilde famously said that he could resist everything but temptation. How will you hold up to his namesake pen?
Beware those coiled silver serpents with ruby eyes, they will seduce you into adding them into your collection. New Old Stock, this opened but never used Mont Blanc Agatha Christie fountain pen and pencil set is a stunner beloved by pen collectors the world over. One of the most popular Mont Blanc Writers Series pens!
Twenty years ago (was it really that long ago) Sheaffer released its limited edition Holly Pen. Effectively, it is a Sheaffer Imperial that is dressed up for the holidays with a stunning golden cap festooned with glistening green-and-red holly sprigs with berries. Please humor us as we call it a vintage pen. New Old Stock!
That uniquely late 1940s and early 1950s pastel green is the color of our fully restored Esterbrook SM fountain pen. It is a nice vintage pen that writes a wet fine line. Great for collecting or using.
If you like modern streamlined Parker 61 styling, you will really enjoy the gold-filled Parker 61 Signet set on our vintage pens pages. The pen has been flushed and the pencil is still working. A great set for writing or collecting.
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!
Clicking a ballpoint pen is supremely more satisfying than unscrewing a cap, but writing with a fountain pen is superior to using a ballpoint. The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen delivers on both counts with a capless click action and a very smooth 14k gold nib. See one today on our preowned pens page.
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.
We love ingenious new filling systems, and we have always been impressed with Monte Verde's Mega Inkball rollerball pens. They are the only rollerballs that fill from a well like a fountain pen! We have a limited edition like-new set on our preowned pens pages.
Take your pick with two great offers on our vintage pens and preowned pens pages. On the vintage side is a senior-sized, orange hard rubber Parker Duofold streamlined fountain pen that has been fully restored. On the preowned side we have a New Old Stock Platinum fountain pen with an incredible design in classic maki-e. Take your pick.
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.
Running from an extra fine to almost a broad, this Sheaffer Snorkel (Sheaffer Admiral) fountain pen is a rare treat. Fully restored, it sports a new ink sac, O-ring and snorkel gasket. It is even a handsome burgundy color.
Buckskin isn't the rarest color for a Sheaffer Snorkel, but it isn't easy to find, either. Our Sheaffer Clipper has been restored for service! This is one of those awesome pens you just need to see.
Two Sheaffer Crest fountain pens have been added to the vintage pens page. These were considered close to the highest-end of the Sheaffer Snorkel models. It was the gold-fill caps that set them apart.
A Sheaffer Sentinel will stand guard over your vintage pen collection, while allowing you to fill it without getting your fingers covered in ink. This Sheaffer Snorkel even has a 14k gold snorkel!
We have a stunning Sheaffer Valiant snorkel fountain pen today that is nearly perfect in pastel blue. This pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac, snorkel gasket and O-ring, and it writes very nicely with a two-tone 14k gold fine-point nib. An ideal vintage pen for use or display!
A double dose of Watermans away on the vintage pens page and modern preowned luxury pens page. Vintage kicks it off with a boring looking 32A that has a kick-ass flexible nib. The preowned side delivers a really attractive red Waterman Phileas.
On the preowned pens page is a handsome Rotring 600 rollerball pen. It has some light wear but is in great shape and ready for a lifetime of dependable service.
Good pens don't have to be overpriced. We have a great Cross rollerball pen on our preowned pens page that will impress you and those who see you using it. Smooth, sleek, modern. A great daily driver.
We don't get them often enough, and they don't last for long when we do. We're talking about the Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen. It is the only capless, clicking fountain pen on the market. Ours is an older Carbonesque design that seems to be new, still sporting the original sticker and box.
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.
You can't go wrong with a trusty Esterbrook fountain pen. These fully restored vintage pens taught the entire Baby Boomer generation how to write with an "ink pen." Great for nostalgia and daily use!
If you want one of the best American-made writing instruments of the past 20 years, check out the Cross Townsends on our preowned pens page. We have titanium and chrome models. The Titanium fountain pen is a real winner with a very smooth 14k gold nib. In like-new condition.
Esterbrook is probably the most popular brand of vintage pen we sell. We can't keep them in stock. We've been working hard to build up a new selection of them for you, and this week will see the vintage pens page flooded with Esterbrooks. We're pretty sure collectors will snatch these unique pens up quickly.
We've just purchased a new collection of pens to start posting on the website. For modern preowned pen lovers, you're in particularly good luck, as these pens will span inexpensive ballpoints to a Waterman Edson fountain pen! We should have enough modern pens to keep you happy every day from now until the Ohio Pen Show!
We've never seen anything like it...an Esterbrook SJ in green "Hecho en Mexico." It is now on our vintage pens page, complete with a new sac and pressure bar.
It is difficult not to be taken in by this incredible like-new shine and perfection of our Montegrappa Extra 1930 in the handsome "turtle brown." Incredible Italian craftsmanship and we are selling it for about half of its original price.
Every Anglophile ought to love our site today. It features an almost New Old Stock Conway Stewart Wellington fountain pen that is gorgeous and in pristine condition. That is on the pre-owned luxury pen side of the boat. On the vintage pens page is a great Parker Maxima fountain pen in perfect working order.
If you haven't been to our Trading Post in a while, now is the time to check out some great new arrivals!
Black Pen Society members will adore today's English "Parker Maxima." It is a great larger pen that writes with a fine nib. Its aerometric filler makes for few messes and easy reloading.
We haven't dedicated enough time and space to them in the past, but we now offer a lovely selection of English Parkers from the 1940s and '50s. We start it off on our vintage pens page with this Parker Victory!
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!
Holy cow! We have a rare 1940s Mont Blanc 136 fountain pen on our vintage pens pages! Re-corked and in good working order, this is a steel-nibbed rare bit of Mont Blanc history. Oh, and that steel nib has FLEX.
Papa Hemingway has arrived in mint condition and is waiting for you. This is the first of the limited edition writer's series pens by Mont Blanc. Ours is the ballpoint, complete with its original boxes!
The National Pen Co. is one of our favorite discoveries since moving back to the Chicagoland area nearly a decade ago. They are usually huge oversized pens that work well and write smoothly. This one as a cool, blue design and has been given a fresh ink sac.
Updating our preowned luxury pens with the height of luxury: Cartier. Our Louis Cartier Art Deco pen has some surface wear but it writes like a dream for a great bargain.
We just knocked $50 off a beautiful gold-fill Wahl fountain pen that is in mint condition from the 1920s. Come give it a second look on our vintage pens pages.
The German brand Elysee might now be defunct, but it made some surprisingly nice pens in the 1980s and '90. Ours has a handsome art deco design AND a smooth writing 18k gold nib.
We've got a nice navy-grey Parker 51 that is new old stock. It writes with a smooth fine line. It comes with a box, papers and a little trouble with the hood. Check it out to see if you'll like it.
Show up your CEO with a handsome sterling silver Mont Blanc 146 fountain pen. This preowned luxury pens makes for a great ceremonial pen and a handsome user, if you prefer. Writes well with a nice 18k gold fine-medium nib.
The Parker True Blue Duofold is one handsome pen. Too bad they discolored so easily. Still, ours makes for a good writer with the original spear feed and 14k gold nib. PLUS, this one was made in Toronto, Canada! Fully restored, this vintage pen is a treat.
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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