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Featured pen of the week ...

Beautiful Blue Parker Challenger!

Freshly added to our vintage pens pages is a nicely restored Parker Challenger with a buttery smooth fine nib and a rare sapphire blue cap and barrel. Seeing is believing, but writing is even better. We hate to part with this one!

You know how hard they are to come by! We have a cracked Mont Blanc LeGrand ballpoint pen that still works but is likely better put to use as parts for somebody else's busted baby.

We've added a beautiful new lavender Conklin Herringbone to our preowned pens page. It comes with its original box and papers, and it is in minty fresh condition.

The Parker Duofold is an iconic pen and a must for every collector. We have a great one with a cap in great condition. Fully restored, it comes with a fine-point Vac Maxima nib in 14k gold.

We have a rare Chicago-made 1920s oversized National Pen Co. "The Lincoln Pen." It has a big crack, but it is otherwise nice and still working. Great for parts or even use if you want.

Showcasing on our vintage pens page is a rare 1930s or '40s fountain pen by J.M. Paillard. The company was known for its inks and pens back then, but today it still makes great art supplies. Fully restored, and it has an original semi-flex nib!

We have a special fondness for old Sheaffer Lifetimes. Our latest is a 1930s oversized Balance. It is in great condition, fully restored and writing an angelic smooth fine line!

The other day's offering is a delightful grey Eversharp Skyline with a nearly mint gold cap. It is the ultimate vintage pen for daily use or display. It writes such a buttery smooth medium line, who would want to lock it away?

Race over to the vintage pens page right this instant. Check out the beautiful, fully restored near mint condition Sheaffer Balance Fountain pen with the abalone design in near mint condition. Its companion pencil looks great, too, although it does have a few little issues. However, the pen is a dream, and it writes even better!

We've been taking a closer look at our pre-owned modern luxury pens and are making some big discounts to help clear them off our books. You'll find great new deals for the rest of the month our our preowned pens section.

Save big on Laban Inkwell desk sets! We have marked them off up to 50% of their original prices. Order today to upgrade the look of your desk at home or at the office.

Vintage pens begin and end with Sheaffer. It remains a highly sought after brand, and our latest 1000 model is divine. It writes with such a smooth, wet medium line, you might not want to write with anything else. Fully restored for many more years of service.

Desk pens used to be the ultimate sign of stature and importance. They were also completely useful. Our Sheaffer Desk Pen from the 1920s is a handsome black and gold reminder of that bygone era. This vintage pen has been fully restored, and the original 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine line with a little flex.

Highly sought after, the Esterbrook Icicles designs are a rare treat. We now have a red one on our vintage pens pages. It comes with a smooth 9556 fine-line writing nib. Mint condition, fully restored!

Replenishing our ranks of Esterbrook fountain pens, we start with a sapphire blue SJ model. This vintage pen is fully restored with a steel 1550 extra-fine book keeping nib. It writes pretty smoothly for a steel extra-fine nib of this era.

We have spent the week dropping prices on our Vintage Pens. Come check out what is freshly reduced on our Vintage Pens homepage today!

Head over to our blog "Drippy Musings" for our theory about why fountain pens write better love letters! It is never too late to perfect this dying art form, especially just before St. Valentine's Day.

Slowly but surely we are updating our new pens section. Today we are pleased to announce the addition of the Lamy 2000 line of writing instruments. Award-winning design is its hallmark. Made of steel, these pens have a nice heft and balance while sporting a wider grip that also helps people who suffer arthritis and hand cramps from skinny pens.

Come visit the blog for some pictures and highlights of our recent trip to Hong Kong. We promise not to go out of our way to bore you. Click here to sees Hong Kong.

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!

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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

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