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Packing Up for Little Rock!

Arkansas Pen Show here we come! It has been on our pen show bucket list for years! Finally, we are going to Little Rock! We hear there is an incredible turnout of collectors from from all over the western edge of the South. Can't wait to meet these fine folks! Please be sure to stop by our table if you are going!

We keep paying tribute to Bexley's early days with a Tuck-Away and a 10th Anniversary Edition pen. Almost mint condition, these pens will turn heads while remaining a pleasure to use.

Check out our pre-owned luxury pens to see two ballpoint Mont Blanc Writers' Series pens. We have the Hemingway and Dumas models! Each is in pretty good shape. However, an engraving on the Dumas means you'll save a boatload of money!

If you love the vintage pen design of the Eversharp Doric, you will adore the modern Bexley Americana in "Sierra silver." A newish pen without any of the crumbling celluloid drama of the vintage pen.

If blue is your favorite color, then you will fall in love with our Bexley Owner's Club 2014 fountain pen. It writes beautifully, and it is gorgeous to gaze at for hours.

Blasting from the past, we have a great vintage pen in the form of the gold-filled, diamond-pattern cut Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign fountain pen. It looks great and writes with a smooth broad nib you will never want to put down.

In the past, we've only had a handful of Bexley pens. A small invasion of Bexley pens has been launched on our preowned luxury pen pages. Up first are a Tricontinental and 2006 Simplicity fountain pen.

Have you seen a Parker 51 cap with the company name engraved in the lip of the cap before? This vintage pen is a first for us, but it is now fully restored and ready for action, in case you want to take it for a scribble.

These rare vintage pens have never previously been found on our site, but we are pleased to showcase a genuine Parker 51 Half Demonstrator fountain pen. We restored it. It has a couple little issues, but it will be a great grail pen for some lucky collector.

We have two unique Aurora Optima ballpoints that are nearly flawless with their Riflessi and Barley designs in sterling silver! Each preowned luxury pen is in perfect working order.

If you always want a pen within easy grasp as you work, our Sheaffer Desk Pen is a treasure. This late 1940s brown TouchDown is a great addition write with now that it has been fully restored.

Fully restored and ready for use or display is a head-turning, smooth writing copper-colored Esterbrook Dollar Pen. It's frosted steel 9668 nib is a treat with its early triangular breather hole.

Joining our pre-owned pens page is a stunning Aurora 88 ballpoint pen. With a golden tail and black barrel, it showcases the elegance of Italian design.

We spent the day cleaning up the website, eliminating most of the sold items to make the shopping experience go a little more smoothly. Hopefully, it helps you zero in on your favorite writing instruments a little more quickly moving forward.

Black-and-bronze Conklin Enduras in an oversized model are prized among vintage pen collectors. Our entirely restored model lays down an phenomenally smooth, firm extra-fine line.

Sterling silver makes a very memorable Montblanc Pix pencil from the 1930s. It has light wear and is in great shape. Click it to advance a 1.1mm lead. In great working order.

We've been restocking our Parker 51 fountain pens in recent days. These are iconic vintage pens, and we offer some nice bargains on them. Visit them on our vintage pens page.

You don't see many deep milk-chocolate brown Omas pens, but this Omas Milord is a real treat! NEW OLD STOCK, in box! It has a great 18k gold nib, just to rub it in. 

Coral remains one of the most sought after colors of the 1930s, and our latest Grieshaber desk pen is stunningly beautiful in coral. It writes beautifully, and it comes with its original box and 1934 receipt!

You won't believe the joy to be derived from the firm, smooth extra-fine line from our latest vintage Senior Parker Duofold in jade green. Fresh ink sac and ready for the next great American (or wherever you're from) novel.

Two new ballpoint pens on our preowned pens pages showcase what Aurora can do with Sterling Silver. It can do a lot. Great pens and very affordable prices.

Odds are good you've never seen or heard of a WaterSON's fountain pen before. We certainly hadn't. Yet, we've got a nearly mint one from 1908 to 1910, and it even comes with its damaged but ORIGINAL BOX.

The rarity of a double-jewel Parker 51 in cordovan brown is magnified by the fact it comes with a "wavy line" gold-filled cap and a buttery smooth fine nib!

Put your pens to good use today by writing a love letter! We have some advice on our blog with explicit instructions about "How to Write a Love Letter." If you prefer a good Valentine's story, be sure to read about "The Tale of the Valentine's Day Leopard."

It is tough to say what pen is the best of today's additions. Some might say the Namiki Falcon, justifiably so. Others might prefer our married Sheaffer Crest Clipper snorkel. Yet, still more will fall for the bright orange Delta 366!

Oranges, yellows and greens vibrantly turn heads on Libelle's Autumn Leaves fountain pen! We think it was used only once, given how clean and minty fresh it looks. The nib writes a very nice medium line!

A chalk mark on the barrel of our Sheaffer Imperial pencil all but guarantees it is new old stock. In great working order, it uses .9mm lead. Even the blue eraser it came with feels fresh. Not bad for a vintage pencil.

Here in the American Midwest, we are slated for at least a foot of snow. It is an ideal day for hot chocolate and writing. Ink up your favorite pen and court the muse by staring into the relentless blowing snow outside. It might just be the best day of your winter. You can read about ours on today's blog post.

Make a set of a periwinkle Aurora Ipsilon fountain pen and pencil. Each is quite fetching and works well. Not a color found on most pens, which makes it all the more attractive.

Get a good deal on an Aurora Ipsilon fountain pen today on our preowned pens page. It is a sleek black model with gold trim. Coming with a converter, it writes a nice fine line, even if it is marked a medium.

We are only just getting started this week with Aurora Ipsilon ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pens on our pre-owned pens section. Great bargains on gently used writers!

Sage green is a hard-to-find color among the Sheaffer snorkel fountain pens. We just so happen to have one on an excellent Sheaffer Clipper that comes with a genuine Snorkel box.

Telescoping ballpoint pens are really unique to watch as they work. A twist of the tail cap looks a little different than your average pen. We have two handsome Aurora Hastil ballpoints with such a feature!

You will absolutely love our W. German-made Mont Blanc 149 fountain pen! Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a true, smooth fine line. Minimal wear. Piston filler works wonderfully. What are you waiting for?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the inspiration behind the limited edition Ancora Torre di Pisa on our preowned pens page. Heavy with sterling silver and genuine Carrara marble from the same quarry used to build the Leaning Tower, this is an ideal pen to collect or use for signing ceremonies.

Fans of wet-writing 18k gold nibs will love our Ancora Santini fountain pen. Its blue celluloid is just as stunning. Visit it on our preowned pens pages.

After more than 15 years of vintage pen repair experience, we have developed an affinity for certain types of pens. Sheaffer TouchDown fillers are among our favorite. This Sheaffer Cadet set is fully restored and writes beautifully!

In the past 10 years, we've never once featured an Ancora pen on our pages. This week we are showcasing a small collection. Noted for their beautiful Italian craftsmanship and celluloid, Ancora is a great brand we need to see more of. Enjoy these fountain pens and ballpoints.

Match up your favorite vintage pen with a great vintage pencil. We decided to stop waiting for the perfect match here and let you pair up your favorite pen. Or maybe you just prefer vintage pencils. We've got killer deals on some really nice ones.

Mont Blanc makes even highlighters look sexy with its special LeGrand-size Document Marker. We have a good bargain on one on our pre-owned luxury pens pages. Complete with box and papers!

If you haven't fallen in love with a modern Conway Stewart luxury pen, yet, you likely won't be able to miss the charms of this limited edition Conway Stewart Duro. Made of heavy sterling silver and sporting a buttery smooth medium nib, what's not to love?

Don't worry fountain pen collectors. We saved the best of our latest Omas editions for last! The very rare Omas Paragon Blue Senape fountain pen is here. Very gently used, it is truly an addictive pen for use or just staring at.

If the ebony wood Omas 360 wasn't enough to stoke your fire, how about a brilliant blue marble Omas 360 rollerball pen? It even comes with all of the boxes and papers.

Omas fans will like this slightly rarer rendition of the triangular 360 rollerball pen. Barely used, there are only the lightest of wear marks on the African ebony wood and sterling silver trim.

For the price of a Mont Blanc 149, you can get an infinitely more beautiful oversized celluloid Stipula Etruria Fiesole fountain pen and pencil set! It is a no brainer. Preowned but barely used. You'll be dazzled by its beauty.

Lamy 2000 ballpoints are some of the few limited edition click ballpoints on the market. Brushed stainless steel is the hallmark of this stunning 50th anniversary pen.  Ours is gently used and comes with a new refill!

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!

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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.

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.

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