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Sheaffer got clever with its over-engineered Sheaffer Intrigue fountain pen. We just added a blue one to the site, and it is such a smooth writer. Check it out to learn about its unique filling system.

Have you ever seen a dark-golden lightning shooting through glossy black Omas celluloid? It is a sight to behold. Add a semi-flex 14k gold nib, and you won't want to miss out on our Omas Bologna fountain pen!

Ever need a lift in the work day? Well, our Delta Dolce Vita is always happy and sunny looking. It is a capped ballpoint pen that is delightful for both the home and office.

We've had a long succession of New Old Stock pencils from the 1920s on the website. Our Wahl-Eversharp No. 14 marks the last of them until we find some other amazing collection to share with you, but that could take years.

Warm yourself all year long with the stunning Visconti Kaleido Voyager fountain pen of the "Yellow Dawn" design. Such a smooth 18k gold nib! Why on earth did Visconti ever stop making them?

We just got featured in 'Ink CT' magazine! A magazine for artists and art collectors, 'Ink' is interested in both vintage pens and the artistic stylings of our friend and master penman Hong Nhat Nguyen, who owns Rose Art Creative.

Factory stub nibs are hard to come by, but we just found one on a Parker 75 that is likely from the 1990s. As these pens got their start in the 1960s, we've still listed it in vintage pens.

There's nothing like twisting the tail cap to advance or retract the 14k gold nib on a Montblanc Boheme fountain pen to make your writing ritual complete. We just added a sapphire-clipped version to our preowned pens selection.

Head back to work with the alpha pen of the business world: a Montblanc Classique rollerball. Elegant, sophisticated luxury can be yours for about 70% off the cost of a brand new one at a Montlblanc boutique.

We had a little fun with what we are calling a Sheaffer PFM-II.V. We found it with a II cap and V body. After restoration, it writes a very smooth medium line. Nevertheless, we've discounted it due to its lack of pedigree.

If you think ballpoints need more art deco style, you're in luck. Our Montblanc Doué Black & White ballpoint is a stunning design. Although it was made in the early 2000s, it looks like it came from the set of a movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Montblanc also has a designer brand of couture luxury accessories. Today we offer a handsome, new-old-stock Montblanc Bifold Wallet. Great for formal wear or your everyday carry. It is the perfect wallet for the pen lover in your life.

We just added an impressively fresh looking Crown fountain pen from the 1890s. This classic eyedropper pen has a 14k Star nib that is semi-flexible. It also has repoussé bands for barrel trim.

Vintage pen fans shouldn't feel neglected. We just uploaded a couple of really nice Parker Vacumatics in Emerald and Golden Pearl designs. Each is fully restored and writing nicely.

Montblanc only made 5,000 Montblanc Imperial Dragon pens. We just added one to our site that is still New Old Stock and never used! From its sterling silver dragon pocket clip with ruby eyes to its pristine piston filler, we know you'll love this fountain pen complete with its original boxes and papers!

One of the great honeymoon capitals of the world, Niagara Falls is for lovers and those who love natural wonders. Pelikan Niagara Falls special edition pens pay tribute to this great landmark. Our latest pen is especially special because it has a STUB nib!

Have you ever had the good fortune to see the Northern or Southern Lights? Those undulating neon-like colors shimmering in the sky? Pelikan tries to capture that beauty with its Polar Lights fountain pen...with a custom stub nib!

Looking for a really attractive fountain pen that stands out from the crowd? We suggest the beautiful Platinum 3776 with the "Goldfish" design. Photos hardly do it justice, as you hold it in your hand and spin it under a light.

You you are on a budget and jonesing for a great daily driver; you really need to check out our Waterman Expert I set! Smooth writing and a great basic blue pen set that won't break the bank.

We've been remiss in updating our vintage pencils of late, but we are correcting that with some rare Realite pencils from Chicago in the 1920s! We think these might be new old stock from a jewelry shop that closed in the mid-1920s!

Today's preowned luxury pen is a tiger-striped Montegrappa Extra 1930. It is a really handsome and smooth writing pen trimmed in solid sterling silver. It is the type of pen that can put a Montblanc to shame.

Montegrappa fountain pens might be among the best being made in the world of luxury pens today. Our Montegrappa Extra Stylographe is a gleaming work of art in mandarin orange celluloid and solid sterling silver. Don't miss this preowned pen.

Do not think we've ignored our vintage pen fans too long. Behold our nearly perfect Conklin 40P fountain pen. If it weren't for a dent on its gold-plated crown, it would be ebonite perfection with a semi-flex nib!

Cocobolo is the "Touch of Wood" used to create our rare Waterman Sérénité limited edition. You will find it an exquisite rollerball writing experience. Plus, this handsome pen comes with all of its original boxes and papers...and two spare refills!

Every now and again, we forget to go through the site and remove the pens that sold ages ago. We are now all caught up with our old sales and new pens for a hopefully much faster and easier time shopping our vintage pens and pre-owned luxury pens.

Waterman Sérénité rollerball pens are handsome luxury writing instruments. We just added a metallic blue and silver beauty that is in near mint condition. Comes complete with boxes, papers and spare refills. A masterpiece of Asian and European design.

We took a couple days to enjoy the holiday weekend, but we are back in the saddle with two great new pens. One is an exceptional Parker Lady Duofold, and the other is a capless rollerball from the Montblanc Heritage 1912 Collection.

Not every pen is perfect, but we have an amazing writer with our Parker Duofold Senior. Just a delightfully smooth broad nib on this fully restored vintage pen with more than a few cosmetic issues.

The Mont Blanc limited edition train continues with the Montblanc John Lennon fountain pen. "Imagine" that. It is a very handsome, gently used pen that comes complete with its boxes, papers and 45-rpm single of his hit "Imagine."

Do you suppose anyone ever called Catherine the Great Cathy? Regardless, we added a Montblanc Patron of the Arts Catherine the Great fountain pen to our preowned luxury pens pages. This pen is still sealed in its original plastic and comes with its complete box and papers.

More than just good, this is Peter the Great in the form of a Montblanc Patron of the Arts fountain pen. Still sealed in its original packaging, we offer a genuinely hard to find modern classic.

Fans of both the arts and Montblanc will love our Montblanc Patron of the Arts Gaius Maecenas fountain pen, as it celebrates 20 years of the Patron pens and the first known patron of the arts in history. A top advisor to the Emperor Augustus in ancient Rome, Gaius Maecenas cultivated art and culture in Rome as no one had before him.

Yes, we just got a still-sealed-in-the-box 3-piece set of the Montblanc Agatha Christie Writers Series pens! Still in its shrink wrap! This might be a once in a lifetime opportunity you don't want to pass up.

Montblanc paid tribute to the legendary physicist Albert Einstein in 2012. We have a still-new-in-the-box fountain pen. Numbered 2413 of only 3000! Perfect for every serious Montblanc collector.

Who doesn't want an original Montblanc Hemingway fountain pen?! We have one that is barely used and comes with its complete box and papers. Looks almost like new. We just love these first pens of the Montblanc Writers Series, first released in 1992!

Up for a rare vintage pen treat? How about our Esterbrook J-model Demonstrator pen. This ruby red stunner lets you see the inner components of the fountain pen to see how it works!

One does not often encounter either of our modern Montblanc treasures. Yet, it is difficult not to love our special edition Montblanc Firenze LeGrand or our Montblanc Leonardo Sketch Pen (pencil). Neither is a common site on the second-hand market, but these preowned luxury pens are looking as good as new on our pages.

Taking the extremely cool retractable nib of a safety filler and putting it into a modern piston-filling pen, Mont Blanc does the impossible. It made the world's coolest pen. Check out our Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 fountain pen.

Montblanc Daniel Defoe pens are beautiful pens and a nice tribute to Defoe's hit novel "Robinson Crusoe." We just added both the rollerball and the ballpoint versions to our preowned pens page.

Haling from the mid-1920s is this gorgeous, crisp, nearly perfect Sheaffer 41 fountain pen. Such a rare treasure in this pristine condition. Even the 41 imprint still has its orange paint!

Looking for a solid vintage pen daily driver. Look no further than our Parker Vacumatic in golden pearl. This classic from 1945 is 77 years old, fully restored and ready to write a nice medium line whenever you ask it to.

Sometimes a patina is far to beautiful to polish. Our Wahl-Eversharp 27 pencil is a large gold-filled beauty that has an impressive rainbow patina. It still works and is otherwise flawless. It even comes with spare 1.1mm leads.

We've added a line-up of plush leather Pelikan pen cases to our preowned pens page. Whether you need to carry 1, 2 or 3 pens, we've got you covered. Literally!

Sterling silver is only the start for our beautiful antique dip pen. It has a stunning repousse design etched into it. You'll even write a lovely semi-flex line with its Bronze Falcon Esterbrook nib.

Check out today's Waterman 222 Barley fountain pen from around 1905! This time the cap and barrel are in good shape but the nib is cracked. BUT, this is the original nib with a rare star logo!

We've never had an older Waterman than our Waterman 0322 taper cap fountain pen from the dawn of the 20th century. It has a couple issues, but odds are you may never see another.

Esterbrook Dollar Pens with incised cap band are fairly hard to come by. However, we just added two to our site! One is a lovely green and the other is red with an even rarer 1314 nib!

If you loved the classic children's story or just great luxury pens, you will love our latest special edition. It is the Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince! New and unused, you get the complete pen, papers and boxes.

Whether you're looking for a real vacation or a nice pen for the office, the Montblanc 147 Traveler might be the right pen for you. It is a unique, cartridge-only filler that was discontinued by Montblanc about a decade or so ago.

You're in luck. We just added a black, oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set! The vintage pen is fully restored with a new ink sac. You'll write a very nice extra-fine line with its original nib. The matching pencil works really well and sports a 1.1mm lead.

All of today's pens are blue! Vintage pen fans will enjoy our streamlined lapis Parker Duofold Jr set. Vintage pencil lovers will adore our Conklin Endura with a 1.1mm lead.

We think we have an accountant's nib on our latest Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top Junior. Its jade green color is pretty stunning, even with a little discoloration in the cap. Yet, that whisper thin writing nib will drive extra-fine nib lovers wild.

A Parker 51 might be a more common vintage pen, but it is luxurious all the same. We added a very nice black and chrome model that is a fully restored 1946 vacumatic filler. You might like its smooth extra-fine nib most of all.

What is not to love about our Parker Duofold Sr. that is orange and streamlined. You'll find it fully restored and writing a nice medium line.

Two great additions are now available. First, for vintage pen fans, is a remarkable fiesta red Sheaffer Clipper from the snorkel line of pens. Then for preowned luxury pen fans we have the dynamic Pelikan Polar Lights rollerball.

Mottled red hard rubber looks great on our latest nearly mint Wahl-Eversharp pencil. It still works as good as it looks. Get your 1.1mm lead freak on.

Pelikan Souverän M800 fountain pens are the perfectly sized pens for larger hands. We have one such West German-made pen that looks and works great. The piston smoothly slides up and down the barrel and writes a smooth medium line.

We don't often highlight a vintage pencil on our home page, but we have a real humdinger of one for you today. It is a solid 14k gold overlay and pocket clip Waterman Gothic pencil from the 1920s. It works well, and looks great in spite of a little chip in the ebonite nose cone.

Looking for a smooth oblique broad fountain pen? Try out our preowned Pelikan Souverän M400. In great working order, this pen is an absolute delight with which to write.

A vintage Waterman 0854V will delight with a size 4, 14k gold nib that flexes from extra fine to 1 mm. It has some obvious cosmetic flaws that are made up for by the nib, a solid-gold decorative cap band and a new ink sac.

We go green, even if it isn't easy. Check out our Sheaffer Valiant TouchDown that is fully restored. This vintage pen can be paired with our green Sheaffer Sentinel pencil, which is also from the 1950s. If you prefer the modern luxury ballpoints, then the Pelikan Souverän K800 on our preowned pens page is for you!

How do I buy a used car? This question has nothing to do with pens but has plagued millions for the past century. On today's blog we give some great advice for navigating the always choppy waters of used car purchasing. Believe it or not, I did it for a living in what seems like a different life.

The French impressionist appears to be the designer behind this stunning Pelikan K600 Vibrant Green ballpoint pen. Our minty fresh preowned pen looks amazing, and it comes with a working green refill.

Preowned luxury pen fans will flip when they see our Visconti Alhambra fountain pen. This orange hard rubber with pure silver filigree is a stunner. Complete with its original boxes and papers, we think it has never been filled before.

We just added a beautiful vintage pencil in "Kashmir" green marbling. It is the classic Eversharp Doric. You will see it is in great working order and comes with spare 1.1mm leads.

We just added another great Omas Paragon rollerball in the beautiful celluloid known as "Bronze Arco." It looks great without any significant wear or damage. It writes great with a new refill.

Vintage pencils are a new fascination for us. This mid-1920s Waterman 0725 has a ripple design on the orange hard rubber. There's only a little brassing on this nearly 100-year-old writing instrument that works well and comes with 1.1mm leads.

We've been on a Pelikan kick lately, as they are one of our favorite modern brands. Today we complete listing 4 different colored Pelikan D800 pencils! We believe these to be the largest pencils Pelikan makes, and we even have the rare red model.

A flock of 5 Pelikan Souverän K200 ballpoint pens of all different colors has just landed on our preowned pens page. All are in excellent condition and affordably priced. It's time to get your luxury ballpoint on.

We add two more Parker 51s to our vintage pen pages. Why? They are great pens and everybody loves them. We can never have enough. We hope you enjoy them, too. These are two fully restored Vac fillers.

No, Abbott and Costello haven't come back to sell pens. We just have an amazingly handsome Aurora Afrika limited edition rollerball now added or our pre-owned pens page. We also have the Fountain Pen.

You can write if you want to, if you don't nobody will. But if your friends don't write, then somethin' ain't right, and they're no friends of mine. It's the safety pen. It's the safety pen. It's a Waterman 45, to be more precise, and it is in amazingly good condition.

If you like rare vintage pens, you will absolutely love our 1920s or early '30s Sheaffer Flattop Demonstrator! Fully restored, you can see all of its innards at work. It even writes well, though it is more of a museum piece.

We've just added 3 new Parker 51s to our vintage pens collection. Whether you prefer aerometric fillers or Vacumatic fillers, we definitely have something special just for you.

Briarwood Dunhill Sidecar pens look like firm, smooth cigars. These luxury pens are so incredibly refined and exquisite. We have one in a rollerball and a ballpoint model. You're a winner either way!

We just cut the prices on more than two dozen preowned pens. Save big on Montblanc and Omas, especially! Our prices drops equal thousands of dollars in savings.

The buttery smooth train keeps on rolling with a delightful Omas Ogiva Vision demonstrator fountain pen. This preowned luxury pen seems never to have been used...or only very minimally used. Complete with original box and papers.

In our humble opinion, buttery smooth are the best nibs on earth. We don't get nearly as many as we want. BUT! We are now graced with a double dip of buttery smooth wonders. First is a Parker Vacumatic Maxima with a gloriously smooth STUB nib! If vintage pens aren't your thang, then check out our preowned luxury pen...an Omas Milord with an equally impressive fine-point nib made of 18k gold.

If you are looking for an affordable daily driver in the form of a Parker 51, be sure to check out our latest model from the 1950s. It has plenty of cosmetic issues, but it is still ready for front-line use.

We like to confuse modern Nike marketing with vintage Parker pens. We added a phenomenal example of the Parker Duette Jr. in green and gold. If its closeness to mint condition doesn't thrill you, its FLEXI nib might. We also added an Omas Milord rollerball pen and pencil to the site.

Military clips are always neat to find on vintage pens from the World War II era. Our Sheaffer Balance 500 in striated green has one such clip. We restored this pen to full working order, even if it still shows its wear from its likely wartime service.

If you like Parker Duofolds and World War II history, you are going to love us today! On our vintage pens page is a Parker Duofold Jr. similar to the one used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to sign the Japanese surrender. On our preowned luxury pens page is an actual Limited Edition Parker Duofold commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII. It is the famed MacArthur edition fountain pen!

Joining our vintage pens page is a pinnacle of pen collecting: the legendary Sheaffer PFM-V. This gold-filled capped snorkel is fully restored and ready to keep on writin'. We love its wider grip and smooth medium nib!

We have a weak spot in our hearts for Sheaffer's Persian blue pens. Today's addition is one such pen in a Sheaffer Craftsman design. We restored it with a new O-ring and ink sac. It writes beautifully.

Sheaffer Balance pens with an abalone design are always beautiful to look at and fun to use. We've restored a standard-sized model with a new ink sac. Its nib might look a little funky, but you will write a nice medium line with it.

If you love motorcycles and crazy pens, you will love our Jean Pielle Lepine Free Ride ballpoint pen. It looks like a motorcycle but it writes very easily as a pen.

Harken back to 1937 for a very attractive, daily-user friendly Parker Vacumatic Major. It is a wonderful vintage pen for folks who appreciate the finer things in life. Fully restored and great to write with.

Norwich got 19 inches of snow this weekend. Our shipments went out on time, and now that we have the snow out of the way, we are updating the site again. We think you really might enjoy our Army edition of a Eversharp Skyline or a ballpoint Rotring Rapid Pro.

Grey and red make for one of our favorite designs in oversized Sheaffer Balance sets. We just added a huge pen-and-pencil set that looks stunning and works great. It writes even better than it looks! The perfect way to commemorate today's blizzard.

How do you not love an oversized Sheaffer Balance set with loads of personality?! We adore the golden brown (tiger eye) fountain pen and pencil we just added. Each instrument works perfectly, while turning a few heads with its rugged good looks.

We love that gorgeous yellow-green glow of celluloid in a Parker Vacumatic pen that doesn't seem to have been used. Luckily for you, we have just added a azure pearl Parker Vacumatic Major fountain pen with just such clarity.

Rollerball pens don't often get highlighted on these pages, but it is hard not to be impressed by our Krone Arcitectus Celtic. Preowned luxury looks stunning with the elaborate knot work.

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age pens are made from lava rock. They are pretty remarkable luxury pens. We have both a fountain pen and ballpoint pen available on our preowned pens section.

If you've never written with a Sheaffer Valiant TouchDown, you don't want to miss this opportunity with an extra-fine writing Persian blue vintage pen. Fully restored, this pen really is a knock out.

You can always tell a first-year snorkel by its 14k gold snorkel tube. We just added a great vintage daily user. A Sheaffer Clipper might just be your next pen.

Lovers of buttery smooth broad nibs will really enjoy our executive size Eversharp Skyline. In spite of cosmetic flaws, this pen is an amazing writer at a price that is easily appreciated.

We have a great new collection of vintage pencils coming your way on our pencils page. To start it off, we feature a rare Sheaffer Teardrop Golf Pencil. It is a handsome black-and-pearl design that appears to still work well.

Too often overlooked are great vintage pens that just want to keep on writin'. We have one such Sheaffer in a fully stored state. You'll write an extra-fine line with a little feedback.

Wide-band, senior-size Parker Duofolds are a really rare treat. If it wasn't for a sliver of brassing on the band, ours would be nearly perfect. This is definitely a grail pen for vintage pen lovers.

Check out our limited edition Omas Paragon Vintage fountain pen in Bronze Arco. It is in nearly perfect and comes with its original boxes, ink and papers. Our pen is number 52 of only 75! It is a great collectors' piece.

Get a load of this Parker Vacumatic Maxima! It looks stunning in golden pearl from 1941. It is fully restored and has a stunning two-tone arrow nib of 14k gold. This is a grail pen for many vintage pen collectors.

Preowned pen lovers might really enjoy the luxury of our Nettuno Superba! Our lovely green-marbled fountain pen invokes some nostalgia for the classic pens of the 1930s. Complete with original boxes!

New to the site is a Pilot Vanishing Point in the handsome blue carbonesque design. We love these clicker fountain pens. This one comes with its box and a converter.

If you love Parker Vacumatics, you will likely love our silver pearl set from 1935! Fully restored with a new diaphragm, both the pen and pencil work great with all of their original pieces. If you love whisper-thin Japanese extra-fine nibs, this American classic will knock your socks off.

One of the most beautiful Montblanc special editions we've ever seen is the Blue Hour. We recently added a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ballpoint pen. These are some of the best MBs we've ever seen.

Our fully restored Sheaffer Pen for Men is a nice, user-grade vintage pen. We love that it carries on the Sheaffer Snorkel tradition. This is the PFM I with an inlaid palladium nib.

If you love Montblanc writing instruments, you will be very pleased to see we have added the shorter, harder to find Montblanc Mozart pencil and ballpoint pen to the site.

Well, we made it to 2022! Let us hope it isn't yet another repeat of 2020. To start off this year right, we've added an incredible 100-year-old Parker Pen Display Counter to our vintage pens page. For preowned luxury pen lovers, we've added a beautiful, sleek Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 Capless Rollerball pen!

Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous pens Montblanc has ever made is the Montblanc Blue Hour LeGrand Ballpoint. Photography cannot replicate its grandeur in your hand. We have a very gently preowned model for sale. 

Parker Very Personal pens led to the development of the hit Parker 75 pens. The VPs are a little rarer. We are adding two to our Vintage Pens page. Come check them out today.

Oversized Lifetime Balance pens by Sheaffer are a dime a dozen, but our oversized 1935 model without a trace of discoloration is a real site to behold. It does have a couple minor imperfections, but it is still a museum-worthy vintage pen.

We just added one of only 3,000 limited edition Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock pens to our pre-owned pens section. Lightly used, this luxury collector's piece is guaranteed authentic and comes with all of its original boxes and papers!

Designer Marc Newson was brought on to help create the Montblanc M (Red). It is a futuristic fountain and rollerball pen. Each can be found on our Pre-owned Pens page.

Do not stop! Do not pass go! Go directly to our pre-owned pens page to see a set of coral Montblanc Rouge et Noir Heritage Collection Special Edition pens. We love their sterling silver snake clips with emerald chip eyes!

We just added a Sheaffer mystery pen to our vintage pen pages. It looks just like a Sheaffer Imperial cap and body, but its mini-Triumph nib looks out of place for the Imperial line. We restored it and it writes well.

Check out our latest story in Pen World Magazine! They gave us permission to reprint the story on our Drippy Musings blog. Come check it out for free.

If you aren't blown away by the artistry and beauty of a Pelikan Hunting pen, something most be wrong with you. Like the sterling silver Toledo models, this has a sterling silver forest scene in relief work set against a lovely forest green background. Luxury and are meet in one writing instrument.

WE LOVE HALLOWEEN! As such, we've written our best ghost story in quite some time for our Drippy Musings pen blog. No pens involved, but we hope you love the chilling specters of our imagination. Read all about them in "Where Did Janey Go?"

Our blog keeps growing with more Decameron 2020 stories. Art Cerf delivers another of his "Tales of the Pandemic" with a truly inspired story called, "Death & Mrs. Brock."

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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