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Rely on an Expert for a Great Pen!

Waterman Expert that is. We have a nearly mint condition one on our preowned pens section. It is a great, attractive daily writer that will impress you and the people who see you with it.

We have a handsome candy-red Parker Challenger from 1939 on our vintage pens pages. Fully restored with a new ink sac, breather tube and realigned nib, you should get many years of dependable service from this very attractive pen.

All the cool kids know this was the birth of the Mont Blanc writers series. Ours is a handsome, affordably priced ballpoint with its original boxes! Come see the Mont Blanc Hemingway before it disappears!

We are once again replenishing our stock of the perennial favorite Esterbrook fountain pens! You should see the beautiful quality of the robin's egg blue Purse Pen we just added!

Green Shimmer is the name of the color scheme on our latest Waterman Carene ballpoint pen. This brass barrel pen is a luxurious winner that writes better than a Mont Blanc. Visit it on our preowned pens page today, along with its companion pencil!

Shadow Waves are so rare in the Parker Vacumatic world, you shouldn't hesitate to buy the awesome one we have on the vintage pens page.

Sheaffer incorporated some of nature's beauty with its ebony-and-abalone shell design in the 1930s. These vintage pens remain very attractive writers today. Our fully restore Sheaffer ebony & abalone is ready to beautify your desk today.

Our limited edition Conway Stewart Autumn ballpoint pen is a beautiful blaze of blue and golden brown. A twist filler ballpoint, it comes loaded with a nice Parker Gel refill. See it on our preowned pens page.

We have devoted our entire first page of the Vintage Pens section to Parker Duofolds and the models that predated them! Yes! A Jack Knife Safety Pen and a Parker D.Q. are in the mix. So are 3 senior Duofolds of all many colors and a second generation Duofold. Our Preowned Pens page has a like-new Parker Duofold Ballpoint still in its box!

Omas created a stunning pen in its "Big Red" Extra on the preowned pens page! The broad nib even has flex! A great option for your daily user.

Italy's Aurora Africa is a great limited edition pen. With the exception of a couple ugly scares on the grip of our preowned luxury pen, this is a beautiful piece at a bargain price. It works wonderfully, writing a medium line with an 18k gold nib.

Parker only made the "D.Q." in 1924 in both a hard-rubber and plastic style. Ours is a slender, junior size with a FLEX nib. This was one of the transition pens between the Jack Knife Safety and Duofold eras.

Orange, green and black! Our expanded selection of vintage senior size Parker Duofolds gives you incredible choices of parts and nib sizes! Run to our vintage pens pages to see the magnificence before it is all cleaned up.

Are you familiar with the Pilot Knight? You should be. It is a great metal pen that looks great anywhere and writes as dependably as any luxury pen. We are now proud to offer a fountain pen, ballpoint and rollerball pen on our preowned pens page.

Germany's classic Reform fountain pens are a great introduction to piston fillers. The steel nibs are a little rough sometimes but are a great value for the price. Nifty vintage pen.

The elegancy and masculine charm of the Sheaffer PFM-V is to be had on our vintage pens page. Unrestored but in great working condition. 

Every fountain pen should have its matching pencil. If you have a lonely senior
Parker Duofold in lapis blue, we have its mate. Very attractive and in unrestored but good working order.

Who doesn't love the Waterman Phileas pen line for an attractive daily user that one can depend on. We have a preowned ballpoint Phileas that just posted today. So comfortable and easy to write with, you'll love making it a part of your weekly rotation of pens.

The Mont Blanc 149 fountain pen remains a popular staple of the business scene today. Save a bundle on our latest one. It is in great working order with an 18k gold nib! See it on our preowned pens pages today.

Vintage pens aren't more beautiful or difficult to come by than still in their original boxes with the original papers. This Parker 51 set even has a Liquid Lead pencil that still seems to work okay!

Jorg Hysek has made a modern dip pen. It is on our preowned pens page. It is unlike any dip pen you've ever seen. Capped, and given a large inkfeed, it actually holds enough ink for about a full page's worth of writing.

Go over the the vintage pens page to see this rare oddity. It is in near mint condition, and its 1/10th 12k gold filled cap has a near mirror-like shine. Looks as if this Parker 21 has never been use!

Seems like that price point is a popular one for these luxurious preowned pens. It's difficult not to like it. Plus, the latest addition of a BLUE and gold Mont Blanc Noblesse Oblige ballpoint is a handsome choice!

Lately we've been focusing on great daily users and fountain pens for beginners. All are fully restored and looking great on our vintage pens pages. Of course, they'll look better in your hand as you write all manner of brilliant treatises and missives.

New to our site is a Mont Blanc Writer's Series Agatha Christie ballpoint pen. It comes with its original boxes and has a sterling silver snake with ruby eyes for a pocket clip. How can you not love this tribute to the queen of mystery novels.

Mont Blanc's Scenium is a handy skinny rollerball pen that you can find on our preowned pens pages. We have a special bargain on it, for those looking to give it a good home.

Look at the beautiful and rare Mont Blanc 147 in burgundy with wonder. It is in excellent condition and comes with the special leather case that holds the pen and up to 6 ink cartridges. The 147 is particularly special as it fills with only cartridges using a special screw-in carriage.

It has been a while since we were able to offer you another fantastic bargain on a Mont Blanc 162 (oversized) LeGrand rollerball pen. Snatch it up now because it won't stick around for long at this price.

Perfection lies waiting for you on the vintage pens page. A nearly mint condition Mabie Todd pen with a bird on its nib awaits. How can you pass up such black-pen glory?

If you need a modern rollerball pen that tells the business world that you have arrived, try our burgundy Mont Blanc Classique on the pre-owned pens page. If you prefer the traditional sleek black and gold model, we have it, too!

Can you believe we launched 8 years ago this week?! We can't. It seems like yesterday. Yet, what we are truly grateful for is all of the wonderful customers around the world like you! We have met so many wonderful folks through this site, it has been a global treasure of friendship and pen geekology. Thank you for your continued friendship and support. To help say thank you, we have been updating our prices for some nice discounts for you. Price updates spread throughout the site.

The highlight of our preowned pens page today is a Waterman Edson ballpoint pen. It is the blue and gold model, and it is stunning. Plus it is a smooth writer at way less than the original retail price.

It should come as no surprise to regular visitors, but we are once again restocking our Esterbrook fountain pens. These vintage pens helped to teach America to write in the 1950s, and they are still great daily users today!

Speaking of clever, combo writing instruments are a fun addition to any collection. We just added one by New Banker. It is wide and easy to grip, if your hands cramp or get sore easily. It has a luscious smooth, wet medium nib. Plus the pencil seems to be in working order, although we have no lead to test in it.

The clever folks at Pens of Dist-INK-tion have created several new pens out of vintage Parker 51s and Vacumatics. We have them for sale on our preowned pens pages. Whether ballpoint or rollerball, these make for great conversation pieces and good daily users.

We have to crow about the smooth, wet 14k gold nib on our vintage pen of the day! It is a fully restored third tier pen (Ever Ready), but that nib writes so well, you would think you were writing with a great Parker Duofold or Sheaffer Lifetime.

Rexall created the Monogram fountain pen in the 1930s. It is a big pen with a size 6 14k gold nib. It has been given new life with a new ink sac. A little thicker than a Swisher Sweet cigar, it is worth checking out on the vintage pens page.

Our Fend Super-Norma is silver plated and has 4 click lead holders that theoretically hold 4 different color leads. It is in great condition with its original box and papers on our vintage pens page.

Hailing from the Big Apple, we a have a lovely oversized Morrison's Black Beauty complete with its original steel nib! We have restored the whole pen, and it is wonderful writer.

Good Sheaffer nibs and parts can be difficult to find, but we have a remarkable Sheaffer Lifetime parts pen for sale. The cap and barrel are shot, but the lever, spring, section, inkfeed and 14kt gold fine-point nib are in wonderful shape to help restore your pen!

Wearever was a third-tier pen company that made some surprisingly attractive pens back in the day. They were far from the consistent quality of a Sheaffer or Parker, but they were very utilitarian pens that caught the eye. At the top of the vintage pens page, we have a restored one that writes a reasonably smooth medium line.

We are an authorized dealer for Chicago's own Allegory Pen company. We have just updated our "pre-owned" pens page with a beautiful selection of their historical wood pens. Each pen was crafted from wood found all over the world. From ancient peet bogs to the former decking of the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina, these pens all have a story to tell. And each is brand new straight from the factory.

From an extra-fine nib yesterday, we move on to a very flexi nib on today's classic Morrison's gold-sleeve fountain pen. It has a fresh ink sac, and it is ready to go from medium to a triple broad more than a millimeter wide!

An original extra-fine nib Parker Duofold nib that actually writes an extra-fine line by modern standards is a rare and beautiful find, indeed. We have one! Go visit our vintage pens page for a tantalizing temptation.

Vintage pens are our specialty, and we are extra pleased to introduce our first vintage Conklin Glider. This beautiful brown straited pen was one of the first made in Chicago after Conklin was bought out in 1938. Ours comes complete with an original "Cushion Point" 14k gold nib!

Saunter on over to our vintage pens page, and you will see a Salz Brothers Manhattan fountain pen in nearly mint condition. This 14k gold fill pen from the roaring twenties will turn heads and writes a wet medium line that is very distinctive.

Ronson made a really nifty mechanical pencil back in the late 1940s or early 1950s that featured a lighter at the top of its barrel! We have one on our vintage pens page that is pretty cool. It needs a new flint but is otherwise good to go on the lighter side. The pencil also needs work, but it is a great curio for any collection.

Check out this totally cool little pocket stapler that disguises itself as a pen! The Duo Fast Stapler is a great mid-century find that comes loaded with staples and ready for use!

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.

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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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.

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