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Few pens scream 1940s like the original Wahl-Eversharp Skyline fountain pen. And one of the best retro remakes is the new Wahl-Eversharp Skyline. Our vintage model has a unique cap and semi-flex 14k gold nib. Our modern pen is a smooth writing medium!
An even better bargain has arrived for vintage pen aficionados. We've got a very smooth, extra-fine writing Sheaffer Balance Lifetime for your writing pleasure. Fully restored, it works great but it has some cosmetic issues.
Looking to experiment with the world of vintage and not spend a fortune? Try out a classic pen by Sheaffer. Our vintage pen recommendation is an oversized Sheaffer Lifetime flat-top. It shows some wear, but it still writes well after nearly 100 years!
It could have been a museum piece, it was that perfect. Unfortunately, there is a chunk that popped out of the side of this otherwise pristine Orange Hard Rubber Parker Duofold Sr. We put it all back together, and the parts are worth more than most pens.
We just added a cute little ivory and gold dip pen from the late 1800s. Coming complete with its original box, it is has a beautifully carved gold nib! Too bad the tip of the tine is missing.
You will love the luscious, wet, buttery smooth broad nib on our latest Esterbrook J-model. So close to perfect, we don't know how anyone would want to pass up this vintage pen treasure.
Pilot Vanishing Point fans will love our buttery smooth writing Decimo with a pink champagne finish. Not quite pink. Not quite gold. It is hard to define, but it is beautiful. Its super-smooth broad nib writes even more amazingly well.
Today's update brings in a vintage pen with a nib we think most Estie fans will adore. It is the rare 3550 nib from the 1940s. This sunburst nib even writes smoothly while attached to a black Esterbrook Transition pen.
Red Esterbrooks are always hot sellers, but our vintage pen is especially nice, as it is a 1940s "Transition" pen. Better yet, this fully restored beauty sports a smooth writing 9668 nib!
Don't forget that you will need a great pen to write all of your post cards and vacation plans. Might we suggest starting with the Retro 51 Tornado Popper Surfin' rollerball pen. It is a great limited edition pen that looks just like a surf board! Hang ten to make the most of this pen.
In countless antique stores across America are Sheaffer desk bases without a pen. Well.... We help you rectify that situation with a fully restored Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen. It even includes a rarer 2-tone 14k gold nib.
The legendary Rik Will made a special Conklin Crescent in a vermeil finish. It is a solid sterling silver pen with a gold plate. It even has a 14k gold nib. A great treasure for your collection.
For many people, the oversized Parker Vacumatic in burgundy is their grail pen. The rarest color in one of the rarest sizes is pretty phenomenal, especially when given it has incredible barrel clarity and a great two-tone nib.
Looking sharp in a silver pearl color pattern, we have an oversize Parker Vacumatic fountain pen. It is fully restored, and it writes very nicely. It even has most of its two-tone nib plating.
If you don't mind a little corrosion and discoloration, you can have a great bargain on a smooth-writing senior-size Parker Duofold made of jade celluloid. It is a great pen for writing all day long.
We had never previously seen a flexible nibbed Parker Vacumatic Maxima until today. It is sickening to know that it also has incredibly good condition. A gorgeous Emerald Pearl design.
We have never seen a wet noodle nib in a Parker Vacumatic...until today. Our 1939 Parker Vacumatic Slender is a Spencerian dream. It is difficult not to love this silver pearl little Vac in great working order.
If you like rare modern Parker fountain pens that will be collectable treasures one day, be sure to check out our short-lived Parker Ellipse fountain pen. Our preowned pen looks almost new and writes nicely, too.
On Drippy Musings, we explore the best fake Mont Blanc pen that we've seen, yet. We really dig into the numbers in more ways than one! Please be sure to check it out, and helps us uncover more fakes.
Parker Vacumatic Juniorette pens are a little harder to find, especially in a red marble, but what makes our pen from 1936 really stand out is its barrel clarity. Fully restored and looking great. Writes well, too!
If you love the idea of a brand new 1920s' Morrison's set in the box, you'll love our oversized treasure that is unblemished by 100 years of time. In great working order with a semi-flex nib!
Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Sets are a great way to make your work space more official looking while keeping a great fountain pen handy. We have a stunning Jade Green Lifetime on our vintage pens pages that will turn heads.
Flexi-nib writers will love this offering of a Waterman 0552 1/2V. This vintage pen might be small, but it writes like it is Napoleon on the page. You can smoothly transition from extra fine to 1mm wide.
Also from 1936 is a completely different Parker Vacumatic Junior...this time in green marbled! It is a handsome, restored model. If you are an extra-fine fanatic, you'll love its extra-fine line.
Straight from 1936 comes an elegant Parker Vacumatic set in burgundy. The fountain pen even comes with a semi-flex nib. Both the pen and pencil are close to perfect. Great barrel clarity...though it is a little ambered.
New to our pre-owned pens pages is a Pelikan M800 Demonstrator. It looks fantastic in all of its see-through glory. Better still! You'll write a buttery smooth line with its medium nib.
To all of the mothers out there, we wish you a great day. Thank you for your hard work, patience and sacrifice raising us. Please enjoy another story from our Decameron 2020 project.
John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, and then--much later--someone named a pen company after him. We just added a rare vintage pen cartridge filler from the 1920s and the John Hancock line.
Arrr. Shiver me timbers! We have a museum-worthy Univer Flat-Top made by Sheaffer. This oversized pen has a nearly perfect black-and-pearl celluloid. Its 14k nib is small but semi-flexible. And instead of the Sheaffer White Dot, this has a Black Dot on top of the cap!
We just added a heap ton of Visconti Van Gogh fountain pens. Most of the beautiful colors included. Be sure to check them out be for they are Van Gone!
Crystal clear is the only way to describe the celluloid of the barrel on our 1946 Parker Vacumatic Maxima in silver pearl. It can only be described as a museum piece straight from the factory.
Among the rarest Parker Vacumatics is the 1940 Overmax. It might be stunningly rare but we have one...with a STUB nib. This stunning vintage pen is museum quality and an amazing writer if you ever wanted to use it.
Red always makes for an eye-catching fountain pen. You will likely love the red "Room in Arles" Visconti Van Gogh. Ours looks as close to new as you can get, and it comes with a harder-to-find broad nib!
We finished adding four colors of Esterbrook M2 fountain pens to the page. This classic pens from the late 1950s are in red, blue, black and grey with chrome caps. All are in great working order with various nibs.
Visconti made a model of fountain pen named after the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Each color design is based his paintings. Today we add the model known as Van Gogh's Shoes.
Fans of modern art and design will love the Bauhaus-inspired Lamy 2000 in black maklaron. A great piston filler with a smooth broad nib. Best of all, it comes with a matching ballpoint pen!
Needing no introduction, we just added an excellent Montblanc 149 to the site. Nice smooth 2-tone nib. Very modern and possible for the French market.
If you like juicy, buttery smooth nibs, you will love the 14k gold nib on our latest Pelikan M600 fountain pen. This is the famed green-stripe version and an absolute treat with which to write.
Parker gets in on the act with a deliciously smooth medium nib on today's Parker 51! You won't find a better writing vintage pen for under $100.
Silky smooth has never felt some amazing as it does on the nib of our latest Sailor King of Pens. Our model is the black ebonite with rhodium trim. Gorgeous pen.
Parker was late to the mess-free filling systems of the 1950s. Yet, these capillary-filling Parker 61 fountain pens are still pretty amazing. We flushed the old ink from this pen and made it ready for action.
At least you will be a shooting star with the star ruby Pelikan 205. Ours is a great daily users. Comes with a factory broad nib but we think it writes more of a medium line. Be sure to come check it out today
Visconti Traveling Inkpots are brilliant inventions for the fountain pen user on the go. It is the safest mess-free way to transport your ink, without worrying about breaking glass bottles. Plus it is discreet enough to fit in any bag without taking up too much space. New, never used!
Never underestimate Germany's lesser known luxury pen brand. Our Diplomat Aero fountain pen is one smooth motha.... We're talkin' about Diplomat. And we can dig it. Pretty purple aluminum and a fantastic medium nib.
Our latest Sheaffer Craftsman is an elegant black vintage pen. Fully restored, it writes a beautiful extra-fine line.
Limited editions are always unique, but we especially like the vintage look of this modern Conklin Crescent made of vermeil by the great Rik Will. Vermeil is gold plating over solid sterling silver. Plus, it has a juicy smooth medium nib made of solid 14k gold.
Our preowned pens section sports a ballpoint and fountain pen in the limited edition Kaweco Liliput series. These are the "Fire Blue" models and look stunning.
Vintage pen fans of British pens ought to love our Conway Stewart 100 fountain pen. In great shape, its greatest asset is its smooth semi-flex nib.
Need a go-anywhere ballpoint that can fit in even the smallest breast pocket of a shirt? Check out our limited edition Pelikan K300 in Vibrant Orange. It is one of the most beautiful ballpoints we've ever seen.
If you want a perfect piece of history, try our very early first model of Sheaffer Lifetime pen from 1920 or '21. Pre-White Dot or serial numbers on its nib. NEW OLD STOCK and STICKERED! Restored and perfect.
Vintage pen fans will jump for joy when they see the beauty of our Conklin Endura senior. Restored with a new ink sac, it is an amazing addition to your collection for display or writing an whisper-thin Japanese extra-fine line.
Engraved pens rarely seem to give much information but we have an Eclipse that seems to be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of an older German couple back in the 1920s! Plus, it has a semi-flex nib.
Enjoy a stunning azure pearl Parker Vacumatic Maxima fountain pen on our vintage pens page. A double-jewel treat, it comes fully restored with its original aluminum speedline filler. Writes great, too!
Fresh to our vintage pens pages is a Parker Vacumatic from 1942. It has some cosmetic flaws, but when you see this nib with almost all of its plating, you'll be impressed. You will be amazed after giving it a good scribble.
One of our favorite screw-ups in pen history was when Montblanc put the wrong signature on the cap of its Writer's Series Alexandre Dumas pen! We just added the ballpoint version of this pen to our pre-owned pens page.
We just added a Retro 51 desk set that reminds us of our favorite shady swimming hole in summer. It comes with a fountain pen and rollerball pen. Very dynamic design with good daily drivers for your home or office.
Today's Parker 51 is a classic black model from 1946 with a Vacumatic filler and Lustraloy cap with a golden arrow clip. It works great and writes an extra-fine line.
Vintage pen lovers know that one of the greatest fountain pens ever made was the Parker 51. We just added the first of many to populate our site this spring. It is a great dove grey with a gold-filled cap. Fully restored with a new diaphragm.
Indiana Jones might balk at this great silver snake clip on our pen from 1935, but we think it is pretty impressive. A German button filler, it has a flexi-nib that is a little rough but quite functional.
Our Drippy Musings Blog explores the power of UV light from the sun against the popular ballpoint ink in Bic Cristal pens. I know, I know. Cheap ballpoints?! Right. But, don't lie, you know you've got a bunch of them in your office or home. Might as well explore how that ink fares in an ink-fast test just like we would explore FP ink.
Montblanc Desk Bases can be difficult to find, but we have a very nice one for a Mont Blanc 149 fountain pen from the 1980s. Minimal wear and very distinguished!
One of the most sought-after preowned luxury pens is the classic Mont Blanc 149. We just got a nearly perfect model from the 1980s. Works and writes beautifully. It comes with a leather case, and it is a lot more affordable than a new one from a retail boutique.
Nearly 20 years ago, Monteverde invented a new filling system for rollerball pens, which allowed them to be filled like a fountain pen. Thus, the Monteverde Mega Inkball was born. We have a first limited edition pen set that was barely used and remains complete. Even the ink bottle is still sealed!
Every now and again, we get a clever new addition to the pantheon of brand-new modern pens. Today's arrival comes from Antarctic Adventurer Nandi Kovats who collects wood from his travels and makes pen from it! Great ballpoints worth a try as every pen has an adventure story behind it.
Really hard to find are coral-colored Visconti Voyager pens that haven't crumbled into dust. We have one such lovely Convertible model from 1998. Using either standard rollerball refills or Parker-style ballpoints, it is a unique and beautiful pre-owned pen.
Visconti Alhambra pens are limited to only 888 in pure silver, and we just added one! Inspired by the grand Spanish palace, the pen is likewise a sight to behold. NEVER USED, still in the box...are you drooling, yet?
Charcoal grey marble makes for a beautiful design on our Aurora Optima fountain pen. This pen's in great working order and is in flawless condition. A great extra-fine 14k gold nib, too!
It is easy to have your heart stolen by the stunning luxury pen beauty of our Omas 360 Burkina. A rare celluloid gem, even for the legendary luxury brand of Omas, it will brighten your life forever.
Vanishing Point pens are a regular favorite among modern pen collectors. Yet, a Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo is even more popular. We have a sparkly red one with a stunningly smooth, rare BROAD NIB.
Continuing with our vintage pencil kick is an amazing Wahl-Eversharp. It is gold filled with an very modern looking geometric-style design etched into it. Works great.
Modern pencil fans will delight in our ebony wood Graf von Faber-Castell. It is a top-of-the-line luxury pencil in great working order.
Vintage pen fans, especially those who adore Esterbrook, will love to see the 3 incised cap bands on our classic Esterbrook Dollar Pen...in copper color!
From medium to a whopping 2mm wide, our Eversharp Skyline has got it where it counts. Otherwise beat-up and ugly looking, this vintage pen writes amazingly well. Fully restored fun is a click away!
You don't often see mint condition Sheaffer GN pencils in green gold. We got this one from an attic find. Beautiful pencil complete with sticker, original eraser and leads.
Pinstripes in rolled gold look great on our New Old Stock Conklin pencil. Works great and comes with the original spare refills in the tail!
We hope to impress you with our latest batch of vintage pencils straight from the 1920s factories of Sheaffer and Conklin. These classic writing instruments are just as amazing as they day they were created nearly 100 years ago! Lead lovers unite over these great mechanical pencils.
Preowned pen fans will love our latest piston-filling Bexley with a translucent blue barrel. We aren't sure of the model name, but it has a very nice fine-point steel nib.
Seemingly rolling off the Waterman assembly line is our gold-filled Waterman 0552 1/2 writing set. Naturally it sports a 14k gold flexi nib. The matching pencil is likewise working and nearly perfect.
You will need to pick your jaw up off the floor when you see our latest vintage oversized Sheaffer Lifetime fountain pen. It is the yellower version of the jade with hardly any trace of discoloration or use. Gorgeous!
Barrel clarity is out of this world on our Parker Vacumatic Debutante in Azure Pearl. Fully restored, this pen is a true beauty. It also features a very rare printing on the aluminum vacumatic tail unit. Dammit! It even writes well.
Our latest Wahl ringtop pen is made of sterling silver and has a lovely vine and floral pattern. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its original 14k gold nib writes an extra fine line.
The medium nib on our Lamy Persona is one of the smoothest modern nibs we've written with. Plus, the space-age design of the pen is really something to see. Great for all manner of writing needs.
We've been adding some very affordable and extremely attractive ballpoint pens to our modern pre-owned pens page. See what types of grand bargains you might strike. At these prices, you won't regret it.
Nearly 100% pure perfection, our latest Sheaffer Lifetime hails from 1924 or '25. It is an early hard rubber pen with a White Dot and a monster STUB nib!
Looking for a Sheaffer Lifetime circa 1922 or '23, before they had a white dot? Might we suggest a still stickered model with a factory stub nib! Fully restored, it is cosmetically perfect with only one internal flaw. Read all about it.
Treat your pen-loving sweetheart to rare vintage pen or limited edition Omas fountain pen this year. We've been uploading lots of amazing pens, such as the really rare, stickered N.O.S. Sheaffer Lifetime 4-pen set! Mint condition and fully restored!
If you haven't been to the Trading Post in a while, we have some really neat new pens recently posted. One is the granite capped Montblanc. Others include fully restored vintage pens and a Pelikan 400!
Check out our new old stock Conklin pencil from the 1920s! It looks great in silver plate, and it works perfectly. It even still has its unused, hardened eraser and spare leads.
Omas paid tribute to 100 years of movies with its Omas Cinema limited edition in 1995. Our pearl grey celluloid wonder is a Paragon-sized rollerball pen. Looks and writes beautifully!
Limited edition Omas pens are our thing these days. We just added the famed Italian penmaker's tribute pen to 100 years of radio. We call it the Omas Marconi, for the inventor of radio. Complete with its original box and papers.
Why...the Second Edition of the Élysée Vernissage is nearly twice as nice as the first. Its teal-and-turquoise design is quite handsome, along with its rhodium or platinum-plated 18k gold nib!
We don't often give a second thought to Élysée pens, but our limited edition Vernissage No. 1 is a stunner. Though we love the way it writes a smooth, wet fine line, its art deco paint job is something else on 18k gold plate.
Omas paid tribute to Euopean unification with its Omas Europa limited edition pen. We have one of these beautiful blue and diamond-studded pens on our preowned pens section. The pen is in excellent condition and it writes a delightfully fine line.
A short Sheaffer Lifetime Balance was added to our vintage pens page. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it is a great little writer with an extra-fine point in 14k gold.
Start the weekend "write" with our limited edition Omas Galileo Galilei! This beautiful Omas Paragon in black and cream writes a delightful fine line. It comes complete with all of its boxes and papers.
Own a piece of history with our NEW OLD STOCK 1924-ish Sheaffer Lifetime fountain pen. This oversized model was the first in black Radite and to feature the famed white dot. Its rare factory stub nib is pre-serial numbers! The factory sticker is still on the flat tail of this fully restored pen.
Warmth and light will radiate from your desk with our rollerball version of the Aurora Optima Solé. Complete with its original boxes, you'll love its smooth writing and handsome design.
A set of Aurora Optima Primavera writing instruments grace our preowned pens page. Limited editions, these vibrant green beauties are a site to behold. Great rollerball pen and pencil.
We have a lot to reflect on this MLK Day. From the pandemic to the modern civil war to the new president. Today's blog post ponders a way to lower the national temperature and help cooler heads prevail in the future. We hope you enjoy and act on this nonpartisan strategy.
Waterman pencils from the 1920s were a far cry snazzier looking than most of the pencils made today. We have a like-new vintage pencil that looks and performs like it just rolled out of the Waterman factory...even though it is nearly 100 years old.
Today's red Esterbrook SJ set completes our latest round of Esterbrook reinforcements. In great working order, you get the pen and pencil.
You never know what you're going to get with an Esterbrook from the 1950s, but we can certainly tell you that we have a fully restored winner with a very nice 9461 nib!
Welcoming back the venerable Esterbrook J-series pens, we showcase a lovely deep-copper SJ model on our vintage pens page. Its 1551 nib seems to have been altered to write an exquisitely smooth broad line.
We are starting to introduce some new old stock Waterman pencils from the 1920s on our vintage pens page. Each has a metal sleeve and looks like new. The work beautifully and look as if they belong in a museum.
Today's ballpoint pen locks and loads with a bolt-action device. It is a clever clicker that is lots of fun and works amazingly well.
Check out the stunner of an adjustable nib on our Eversharp Doric desk pen! Fully restored this pen writes a smooth fine line to nearly 2mm wide! It is an absolute art deco treat!
Sheaffer Nostalgia pens were very modern pens looking back on the 1920s. Now these classic 1970s pens are making people feel nostalgic themselves. Nice writer with a medium nib.
Ecossais Parker 75 fountain pens are a rarer finish for the stunning pens. Ours has a few little quirks, but it is still a great pen. Come check it out on our vintage pens pages.
All 6 colors of the Esterbrook Dollar Pen line are now on display in our vintage pens section. Two of the pens feature the rare sunburst nibs! All of pens are fully restored with new ink sacs. All of them write well.
We added a special edition lime Lamy Safari fountain pen with a 1.5mm stub nib! It was gently used, but it remains in smooth writing condition. Great fun for Lamy collectors or people just getting used to stub writing calligraphy.
Green was the color of our first Parker Vacumatic, and we've loved them ever since. Our latest one has a delightfully smooth 14k gold medium nib. Fully restored with a new diaphragm, this pen is ready for tons of great writing.
Storming the preowned pens page is our Omas D-Day fountain pen. A limited edition from the famed Italian pen maker, it delights with its smooth 18k gold medium nib.
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?"
More lux than Montblanc, check out the vermeil tail cap on our Omas Milord ballpoint pen! That's solid sterling silver dipped in gold. It looks, works and writes great. Take a gander before it is gone. Another great preowned luxury pen.
Luxury pen fans might want to take special notice of our green-and-gold Waterman Carene Deluxe ballpoint pen. It has some wear, but there are no major issues with the pen. It writes so beautifully with a wider grip and a little extra heft to build momentum as you write.
Lamy created a clever writing instrument that writes like a pen when you twist the barrel one way. Twist it the other way to engage a .5mm pencil! A genius Lamy Multi-Pen.
But we did restore two wonderful Parker Vacumatic Majors with new diaphragms. Our latest editions are the emerald pearl and grey pearl designs. Great nibs, too. Such good vintage pens.
Preowned pen fans, you'll love our Visconti Michelangelo ballpoint pen. It is spotlessly pristine and it writes beautifully. Green and burgundy subtly run through its textured caramel cap and barrel.
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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