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Featured pen of the week ...

Lamy Refills Arrive!

Head over to our ink pages for Lamy rollerball and ballpoint pen refills for your Safari and Al-Star pens. Plus we now carry Yard-O-Led short international size ink cartridges for fountain pens. These also fit Waterman, Mont Blanc and Pelikan.

People still love vintage Esterbrook pens, and this lavender purse pen is in mint condition! It has a fresh ink sac, and it comes with 1555 Gregg nib. It is a great vintage pen.

We needed a little time to recover and restore more vintage pens, and now we are getting back on top of the game. New vintage pens coming daily through the rest of the year...we hope.

Because, Indiana Jones, they look beautiful in sterling silver slithering over a Limited Edition Parker fountain pen. Parker's own replica of the Parker Snakes is gorgeous, and we have one for sale on our pre-owned pens pages. Come check it out today!

We've just scattered a healthy dose of price cuts among our vintage pens. Among those cuts are a Mandarin Duofold, a gold Wahl pen, and even a pre-owned Mega Inkball! 

We won't neglect our collection of lovely pre-owned pens just because we now offer new pens. Need proof. Look at the like new Visconti Opera fountain pen on our preowned pages. This is their blue-and-pearly white Nordic Fjord with a great medium nib made of 14k white gold.

Seven years ago we promised you new pens. And finally, we have delivered! Check out our New Pens pages today to see the very beginning of a revolution on our site! We are still updating all of the models available, but we have a good start with Lamy and the beautiful English silver of Yard-O-Led!

The very clever Carl Seidle of Pens of Dist-INK-Tion has converted some great vintage pens into modern ballpoint pens using Parker-style refills. They look incredible and write very well. See them on the Vintage Pens page today!

Esterbrook purse pens are hard to find, with their lovely light pastels. These very 1950s pens were an essential for all students of a certain age. We just added a classic dark pink one to our vintage pens page.

Before every damned thing needed to be festooned with a brand, our latest vintage pen was crafted of filigree and abalone. We have no idea who made this eyedropper fountain pen from the 19-teens or '20s, but that doesn't mean it isn't great to look at.

Another classic oversized Chicago brand fountain pen is for sale on our vintage pens page. This one is a Gold Medal by the National Pen Co. It is an incredible orange ripple design and fully restored with a new ink sac.

Egyptologists will dig our latest Trading Post submission! It is a Cross Townsend with of the Tut-uncommon (haha) variety. You gotta see it to believe it.

The black jewel gives away the age of this Parker 51. It is a baby compared to most of the one collected. Ours was a daily user and engraved, so we gave it a little extra discount!

Big, bold and beautiful. That's the best way to describe our latest oversized Sheaffer Lifetime. We really zeroed in on a great nib photo that you need to see, too. Fully restored and ready to write or display! It is at the top of our vintage pens dial.

Everybody needs at least one Waterman's Hundred Year pen in their collection, and today's offering is a beaut. You'll love its huge nib that writes a delectable fine line. Fully restored. Wide bodied. Large pen. It's got some wear, but it is a great daily writer. Better still is the rare Hundred Year Pen with a center band instead of a cap band! Check them out today. 

Check out our handsome black-and-gold 1940s Waterman fountain pen on the vintage pages. It is fully restored with an excellent fine-writing "Ideal" gold nib. Just below it is an even more amazing Waterman Red 5!

Pre-owned pen lovers will flip when they see today's Waterman Lady Agathe. It comes complete with its original box, papers...and travel tube. Like new and barely used, it is a green and purple vision. You'll also love its 18k gold medium nib. 

We are pleased to feature series of piston-filling Faber Castell fountain pens from the 1970s. These vintage pens come with different nibs, and our first one has a delightful stub nib made of 14k gold. Our second has a plain bold/broad nib on it. The third has a fine-point nib.

Head over to our Ink Pages to see 4 great colors of bottled ink by Yard-O-Led. In addition to that, we now carry Schmidt rollerball pen refills!

If a mandarin yellow oversized senior Parker Duofold fountain pen is the holy grail for main collectors, does that make a junior sized one the holy sippy cup? You won't laugh when you experience the remarkably smooth medium nib. Plus it still has its Christmas tree inkfeed.

We just picked up a stack of 24 new-old-stock German fountain pens by Reform. These steel nibbed pens are good writers with a piston filler. It is an ideal pen for knock-about use or for beginners.

Rock and roll your troubles away with our newly added rocker blotter. Made of wood, with a nice little inlay design, it is sure to dress up your desk while helping with the occasional spill or drip.

Even today the bold art deco Parker Duofold twin desk set is a sight to behold in "big red" glory. We think the base is quartz, and we know it is very dynamic and handsome. See it today on our vintage pens page.

There is something about the elegant swirls of brass that create an inkwell's base and tray that will take your breath away. We won't waste your time describing it here. You really need to see it on the Inkwells and Blotters page!

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!

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

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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