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Parker Mosaic Black Special Edition $335

Vintage Sheaffer Snorkels and TMs Added

A number of classic Sheaffer Snorkel and TM fountain pens have been added to our vintage pens pages over the course of the past week. Several new colors were added to help you fill out your collection.

It is difficult not to love the irrepressible joy of bright orange on our Sailor 1911 fountain pen. It is in excellent condition, and it sports a 21k white gold extra-fine nib. 

A Sailor Sapporo Mini with reverse trim has begun plying our seas of bargains on preowned luxury pens. In great shape and lots of fun to play with. 

It has been more than 40 years since Sheaffer released its Targa line of pens, and it has been more than 20 years since they stopped making them. We figure it is time to move them over to the vintage pens section. We added a nice one in what we think is the imperial laque red.

Platinum trim on a black Pelikan M805 is an attractive site to behold. Tack on a great filling system and smooth writing medium nib, and we don't think this pen will stick around for long. 

Joining our vintage pens page are two colorful Parker 51 fountain pens. In burgundy and teal blue, these pens were among the most popular production pens of the golden era of fountain pens. In great working order, we are selling them for a song.

Waterman's Serenite rollerball pen is the nexus of art and functionality. This flagship luxury pen is preowned and ready for service. Complete with its original boxes, papers, polishing cloth and spare refills!

Omas pens are some of the hottest on the market these days. We have an Omas Milord Bronze Arco ballpoint that is gently used and looks great. It has a couple minor flaws, but it is priced to sell! 

William Henry makes luxury knives, primarily, but its pen division is branching out and you can see how when you visit our preowned pens page! We have one with ebony wood and an intricate Damascus steel design. A great rollerball.

Mont Blanc LeGrand ballpoints are one of the most popular pens among business leaders today. We have a great example on our preowned luxury pens page that has Platinum trim!

Since before Christmas, the Chicagoland area has not hit 20 degrees for a high temp. Today we are supposed to climb above 30! After a week of 9-degree highs, 30 is going to feel like shorts and Hawaiian shirt weather! Celebrate the rise in temps with us with a classic Pelikan 400NN.

We've added a couple nice, inexpensive third-tier pens to our vintage pens page. One is a Welsh and the other is a Penman. Both write very well, which makes them ideal for your collection or for introducing a young collector to the hobby. Fully restored!

Dedicating a limited edition to its earliest spokes person, Conklin when ahead and honored the great American author Mark Twain. We have a fully restored very limited edition one on our preowned pens page.

Until the past decade, Mont Blanc has primarily been known for more traditional pen designs. However, they got crazy in the 1970s and created a very sleek and modern looking Mont Blanc Noblesse. We have three different color variations on our pre-owned pens page. Each writes with either a rollerball refill OR ballpoint!

Duofold, that is. We just restored a nifty second-generation Parker Duofold. It is a red-grey model with good barrel clarity. We priced it affordably to make up for some surface wear.

Ring in 2018 with a set of 6 Esterbrook Classic M2 fountain pens in different vibrant colors! Complete in their original display box with papers, this one set can save you a lifetime of searching!

Dress up this New Year's Eve with a pair of classic black pens. We have a FLEX nib BHR Eclipse ring top on the vintage pens page. A Dunhill Gemline rollerball pen graces our preowned pens page. Best way to see out 2017!

Vintage pens always have such fascinating history. We discovered a J. Harris & Co. in a collection we bought and just had to track down a little info about this chased black hard rubber pen. Turns out this 1920s fountain pen was from the parent company of the Ambassador, Majestic, University and Congress brands. We're restored it, and you'll love its FLEXI nib, in spite of its warts.

Often overlooked on the luxury market are pens by S.T. Dupont. These are great writers that are frequently better than Montblanc, and they are much less expensive on the secondary market. Try one out. More to come.

We sell a lot of Parker 51s here at ThePenMarket.com, but our engraved gold cap 51 is our favorite of the year. It has the coolest name engraving on it that we've seen. Plus, the cap has a rare amber jewel! Fully restored with a new diaphragm.

Whether Santa put some cash in your pocket or you're finally free to shop for yourself without guilt, we've got a great selection of fully restored vintage pens and lovely preowned luxury pens for your pleasure.

Parker ranks its Premier fountain pen at the top of the class structure. We have their black monochrome model on the Preowned Pens Page for a real head turner. It looks nearly perfect for a pen that is used.

It has been a busy couple days here behind the scenes as we prepare for the holidays. We apologize for a lack of regular updates, but we start off this week with some really Parker gems. We've got a great Parker Lucky Curve with its original (rare) nib on the vintage pens page, and a state-of-the-art modern Parker Premier ballpoint on our pre-owned pens page.

We have corrupted our vintage pens page with vintage pencils. These Sheaffers and Parkers are in good working order, and they make the need to use a pencil a lot more fun!

Bug being the operative word when the first pen you'll see features a cockroach on the nib! Yep! We've got the Mont Blanc Writers Series Franz Kafka. Gently used and priced to sell.

Feel less like a bureaucratic cockroach when you use this stylin' limited edition Mont Blanc Writers Series Franz Kafka pencil. It makes math and crossword puzzles more fun than you've had with them in ages.

Enjoy three Mont Blanc Writers Series pens from the F. Scott Fitzgerald series. Each is in great condition but gently used. They are guaranteed authentic, but they don't have their original box and papers. Hurry quick only the fountain pen remains!

Flexible nibs are like crack to pen collectors these days, and our semi-flex Waterman Emblem pen goes from extra fine to 1.1mm. It will take a little while to work it in, but it will be well worth the effort. Fully restored.

You must have a "Must de Cartier" when you find one for such a bargain price. Our rollerball looks great except for a little light scratching on the metal trim. Complete with a brand new refill. 

Nearly 60 years after the fact, Esterbrook fountain pens remain some of the hottest sellers at ThePenMarket.com. We added more fully restored colorful options to our vintage pens pages.

If you need a tactical S.W.A.T. of a pen, check out our all black Monte Verde Invincia Stealth! Its blackened brushed steel is a masculine stunner. It has a digital device stylus on the cap, and the black nib is a 1mm stub beauty.

Just this weekend we picked up 4 new pens on our Trading Post. From deals on Delta to Parker, you won't want to miss out on some of these beautiful pens. Some of them are fairly rare, too!

Black weaves through glittering orange celluloid like the stripes on a tiger stalking its prey in the high grasses of the savanna. One of the continents collection, we have this barely used Aurora Africa on our preowned pens page, and it writes like a dream with a STUB NIB!

We added another fresh, unused, new-old-stock modern limited edition Parker Snakes in sterling silver to our website. It looks great with its hand-made sterling serpents coiling around the barrel and cap.

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.

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.

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 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!

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

Thank you for shopping, and enjoy your visit.