Copper Esterbrook LJ Ushers in Autumn

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.

We didn't know Levenger made any inkball style pens until we saw the one we now list on our preowned pens page. It uses real fountain pen cartridges to write with a modern rollerball.

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!

Only 80 Omas Paragon Arco Verde pens were made, and we have one of these rare shimmering green and grey beauties. Gently used, it looks fabulous. Comes complete with original boxes, ink and papers! The ultimate luxury writing instrument.

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.

Vintage pens fans might love the huge new selection we have of Esterbrook fountain pens. Attractive, durable and easy to customize, they are everything some desire in a pen.

Talk about a whirl-wind trip! We drove 4 of the 5 days with this Dallas Pen Show adventure. It was one heckuva good show, too. Special thanks go out to Pete, Mike and the entire Dallas Pen Club for such a well organized and curated show. Thanks also to my pal Frank who left his Houston recovery projects to say hi and deliver an amazingly smooth rye whiskey in a "Don't Mess with Texas" flask! Thanks also for all of the other great customers to whom I've written for years who took the time to seek me out and introduce themselves in person. Who'd want to mess with Texas? They're so friendly! The only downside of the trip was having to return home so quickly that I didn't get to linger and hang out more!

We added another great Pelikan Souveran 800 fountain pen to our site. It features beautiful blue stripes and golden trim. It works great, filling with ease and writing with a smooth fine-point nib.

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.

All the top salesmen and women sport them. Where is your Mont Blanc Classique rollerball pen? Show that you've arrived with an authentic Mont Blanc pen that will be the envy of the office...while you save a fortune off the original retail price!

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.

Carry the seaside wherever you go with these abalone-encrusted Sheaffer pen and pencils from the 1930s! This fully restored set is quite decadent and a pleasure with which to write.

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!

One of the early great fountain pens put out by the Visconti corporation was the Rinascimento Deco. It has a beautiful sterling silver barrel and a diamond chip in the cap! Our preowned pen is in great working order and writes a smooth medium line.

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.

On our preowned pens page is the coveted Pilot Vanishing Point, the world's only click fountain pen! It is difficult not to love them, from their unique clickers to their great gold nibs.

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!

Thar's treasure in the form of a Sailor 1911 with a 21k gold Italic Oblique nib on our pre-owned pens page. With a high angle of attack, this luxury pen writes extra fine to a 1.1 or 1.2mm line. Plus, its blue and purple flames when rolled under a light are reason enough to lust after this fountain pen.

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!

Stick tight and check in all the rest of this week. Our pre-owned pens pages will grow with the very popular Sailor brand pens from Japan. We start things off with an original model Sailor 1911!

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.

How would you like a Diplomat fountain pen for under $20? Check out this big blue one on our preowned pens page!

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.

We have what we think is a 14k gold nibbed Parker 45 on our vintage pens page. A nice broad writer, it comes complete with its original, working, converter!

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!

The Aurora Asia Limited Edition fountain pen and ballpoint pen set we have on our preowned pens section is a jade wonder. Both pens are in great working order and have barely been used.

As we restock our Esterbrook pens, we found this great little mint-green purse pen. The cap is crack free, but the section is a little chewed up. Fully restored, the upgraded 9668 nib writes a smooth medium 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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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 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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