Parker Duofold Desk Base Prototype?
Time to give a fresh look to the Parker Duofold desk pen that we think might be a prototype. In fact, it was a Parker customer who suggested it might be. The swivel holder is made of aluminum instead of rubber, like the original production models!
Our preowned pens page has been given two Namiki Custom Kaeda ballpoints for your enjoyment. Each click pen comes loaded with a working refill, and each looks almost brand new.
Our vintage pen du jour is a Sheaffer Sentinel TM. We restored the TouchDown filler, and it is looking and working as good as new.
Modern Parker Duofolds are a genuine treat, and the jade green model is particularly difficult to find...until now. Check out our minty fresh fountain pen!
You should treat yourself to a grail pen with our pearl-and-black Parker Duofold Centennial MK II fountain pen. Barely used, this pre-owned luxury pen is the thing dreams are made of.
This weekend treat yourself to an Omas Tokyo for fewer than $50. It is a classic design of East meeting West. There are worse ways to spend your time off.
Sure, it might have been made for a uniform pocket, but our little Sheaffer SA pencil is cute as a button. Still works great and uses more easily found .9mm leads.
Get a great bargain on our pre-owned Mont Blanc Classique rollerball pen. A great daily writer, you'll be sure to impress at work and on the road. Everybody recognizes Montblanc as the pinnacle of writing luxury.
You'll want to dive into the blue swirls of our Omas L'Aqua di Bologna. A stunning ballpoint, our celluloid beauty is a ballpoint lover's dream come true. A vacation in your hand.
We keep the Omas ballpoint train rolling with a beautiful sapphire blue celluloid Omas Milord Extra. Minimal wear and a good working refill. Great beauty at a bargain.
If only! We got the next best thing with our caramel colored Omas Milord ballpoint pen! Looks as good as new, and it comes with a new gel refill.
In addition to the special edition fountain pen, we posted the ballpoint version of the Omas Biblioteque Nationale. It is a handsome pen in the Milord style that is almost completely free of wear.
Writing doesn't get much smoother than with our special edition Omas Biblioteque Nationale fountain pen. Made in 1995, it feels as if it just came off the assembly line. An amazing writer!
If you always wanted a little more umph out of a Parker 51, the modern re-imagining in the Parker 100 is ideal for you. All the class of a vintage pen, with all the functions and features of a modern pen!
We made amazing time back from Dallas to Chicago. We'll be getting unpacked and back to shipping as soon as possible. We'll also fill you in on all of the Dallas fun! Thanks to Pete and Mike for putting on another amazing pen show!
Pete and Mike advertise the heck out of this show, and it shows. We had people shoulder to shoulder all day for two days. Tons of smiles and lots of fountain pen action all day. Hopefully we'll have the website updated soon!
If you are in a 10-hour driving radius of Dallas, Texas, you need to get your butt to the pen show. This is just a two-day pen show so you gotta be here Friday or Saturday. We've got a table and waaaay more pens than we put on at once!
We hit the road for the Dallas Pen Show today. It was one of our favorite shows last year, and we cannot wait to meet all of our wonderful friends in Texas! In the meantime, we've got two more new old stock pens for you on the site: a Sheaffer Targa Slim model and a Pelikan M320 gift set!
Looking like we just brought it back in a time machine, our Parker 51 in midnight blue is stunning. It is date coded from 1950. Complete with box and papers!
It is difficult not to love an oversized Parker Vacumatic. So hard to find, we have a really handsome green one on our vintage pens page. New diaphragm and ready to write!
Bringing back the look and style of the original Parker 5, the Parker 100 stuns as a modern reimagining. Bigger, prettier, easier to fill with modern cartridges and converters.
If you haven't seen the elegant beauty of a Waterman Edson pen before, race over to our pre-owned pens pages right now. It is a graceful design that writes better than a dream.
Our preowned luxury pens page features a 1980s Mont Blanc 144 Classique fountain pen. It has one of those great 14k monotone nibs! Be sure to snatch it up quickly.
Vintage pen lovers will be awestruck by the rich red of our latest Esterbrook J-model pen. We've restored it with a nice ink sac and the nicest 1551 nib we've ever written with.
Joining our luxury preowned pens is the Jaguar Concept in British racing green! It is a speedy lookin' pen with plenty of class. Taking modern standard international cartridges or converters, it is easier to maintain than the real cars.
Waterman 55 fountain pens are getting more difficult to find, but we have a nearly minty fresh one waiting for you on our vintage pens page. Plus, it has a slightly rarer manifold nib!
Matching the Nurse's pencil we posted yesterday is an Esterbrook Nurse's Pen. Fully restored, it looks great and works well. It's a hard to find color of the Estie line.
We offer a rare Esterbrook Nurse's Pencil in white with a black tail jewel on our vintage pens page. It is a great example in great condition. Still works and uses 1.1mm leads!
If you can find a pair of writing instruments more beautiful than our green moire Eversharp Skylines, we'll be amazed. This great, working set looks as if it belongs in a museum.
Oversized pens never go out of style, and we recommend our Eversharp Skyline Executive fountain pen. This vintage pen has been restored, and its nib has a little stub action going on.
Conklin Endura pens are some of the highlights of the 1920s pen scene. We love this medium-size lapis blue-on-blue pattern with original orange accent rings. Fully restored, this vintage pen is going to look and write great.
Wasp Pens were a sub-brand of Sheaffer that are highly desirable among modern collectors. We have a great green Wasp "The Clipper" with a pixelated art deco design. It even has a successfully restored Vacuum Filler!
Sheaffer Clipper snorkel pens were near the top of the line. Ours is even better because it comes in the really rare "peacock blue" color and has a great extra-fine "accountant's" nib made of fine "palladium silver."
Spanning a couple decades are two great French-made fountain pens. On the vintage pen side have a Parker 75 in gold plate. On the modern side is a S.T. Dupont Classique with silver-plated trim and an amazingly smooth medium nib.
Give Mont Blanc a rest and try some great French elegance and engineering with the preowned luxury pens of S.T. Dupont.
Waterman Carene fountain pens are among the most popular of the past decade. Sleek, elegant, smooth writing...it is no wonder why they are so popular. Yet, the amber shimmer color pattern is an especially nice touch. See it on our preowned pens page.
You are going to love our Parker Vacumatic Shadowwave fountain pen in a green-and-grey stripe. Difficult to find, and you'll love the way it writes.
Are you familiar with Dunhill luxury pens? Owned by the same parent company as Mont Blanc, they're even made in Germany and use MB refills. The nice thing is that these pens are far more affordable...but you know what it really is...wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Patriotic pen collectors in America should be galloping to get their hands on our Parker 75 with a piece of wood from Philadelphia's Independence Hall...where the Declaration of Independence was signed and we skipped out on the concept of British rule.
You won't mind the wear on this really hard-to-find large executive sized Eversharp Skyline vintage pen. It writes so well after its restoration, it might become your go-to favorite!
Our depleted colors of Esterbrook J-series pens have been replenished on our vintage pens pages. Fully restored, these are the favorite pens of new vintage collectors.
Italian artisans at Aurora make a spectacular blue-flecked celluloid worth gazing upon for hours in our latest Optima pen. Our pre-owned luxury pen looks almost like it just came out of the box!
Adding more of the classic American pen brand to our site, we have some lovely vintage and modern pens. On the vintage side is a Sheaffer Connaisseur that was well loved and used...but still looking for action. On the modern side is a Sheaffer Legacy rollerball pen paying tribute to the great Sheaffer PFM.
Be overwhelmed by the oversized glory of a 1927 Moore L-95 fountain pen. We especially like its red dot on the cap. Huge 14k "Moore's Major" nib!
We have a Parker Duofold extravaganza on our pages. There is a vintage junior "Big Red" with a Lucky Curve inkfeed on the vintage pens page. A modern 1990s Centennial version on our preowned luxury pens.
Whether you're a vintage pen fan or preowned lux pen fan, you're in for a sapphire treat. We add an incredible blue Conklin Endura and a marvelous blue marbled Parker Duofold!
Go straight to our vintage pens pages, and do not pass Go until you've seen our fabulous 1937 red marble Parker Vacumatic. We restored it with a new diaphragm. Plus, this double-jewel wonder writes with a nice medium nib.
Straight from 1942 comes a lovely double-jewel Parker 51 fountain pen. Complete with a new diaphragm, it writes a smooth, legible fine-medium line. It'll turn heads with its impressively preserved sterling silver cap!
Vintage pen lovers will enjoy the handsome, full-size grey-marbled Waterman 94 that has been fully restored. Complete with a semi-flex nib, it is a gorgeous representative of pen design of the 1930s.
Omas looks as if it spent a summer at the beach with a beautiful coral-colored Omas Milord rollerball pen on our preowned luxury pens page. It even takes still readily available capless refills!
Chicago's own National Pen Co. was a serious contender as a pen maker in the 19-teens and '20s. We've just added the National Lakeside oversized vintage pen to our site. Check it out!
Muddy Water's "Manish Boy" comes to mind as we try to define our latest Waterman pen. It is a modern Waterman that looks very much like the LeMan 200...with just a couple minor differences. Either way, it writes like a dream.
The soft gleam of sterling silver will turn heads with this early Parker 75 fountain pen on our vintage pens page. Better for you, it as a killer, smooth 14k gold extra-fine nib. Nibs this nice and fine can't normally be found on a Parker.
If you seek a factory-fresh looking vintage eyedropper fountain pen, be sure to visit our vintage pens pages for a sleek, mint jet black hard rubber Pento "Truda" pen.
We dish all of the adventures of this year's DC Pen Show on our Drippy Musings blog. Enjoy
Rare Esterbrook Visumasters have populated our vintage pens pages while we are at the DC Pen Show. Some exceptional colors will be a real treasure.
This year Israel celebrates 70 years of nationhood. Revisit the 65th anniversary party with the Stipula Israel 65 on our pre-owned luxury pens page. We also revisit the nation's 60th anniversary with the Delta Israel 60.
Keep our latest Delta treasure at the front of your mind. It is a Delta Fusion. We only have the fountain pen! It is a delightful writer with a great blue finish that reminds us of a Van Gogh painting.
Vintage pen fans ought to be impressed by our semi-flex Waterman Ink Vue pen. Fully restored, this handsome jet black deco pen has nice barrel clarity and that unique quasi-bulb filler in the tail.
Melt into the stunning, molten beauty of our cocobolo LeBoeuf 75 Unbreakable fountain pen. This ultra-rare vintage pen is one of the most attractive we've ever seen. Huge #8 nib. All original!
What's better than 1 ultra rare LeBoeuf pen? Two! This oversized one is light ivory celluloid with a butterscotch web of veins running through it. Fully restored, this vintage pen is the grail pen you've always been looking for.
Possibly the most highly sought rarity, oversized LeBoeuf fountain pens are writing treasures with gorgeous early celluloid designs! We add one such grail pen to our vintage pens page. It is a black-and-pearl pen with an original #8 nib with some stub-like qualities.
Oh, doctor! Here are two pens for whatever ails ya. The vintage pen is a semi-flex Carter's 4125 original. The preowned luxury pen is a Pelikan 1000 with a flexi medium italic custom grind by none other than Richard Binder!
Esterbrook Icicle pens are back to help you cool off this summer. We've got a long LJ model in blue today. Fully restored, it is ready to rock your desk.
Our Conway Stewart Dandy is as sweet as candy on our preowned pens page. This limited edition luxury pen is a rollerball with sterling silver accents that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Red is one of the rarer colors in pen collecting, and we have two great red pens for you. First on our vintage pens page is an Esterbrook Transition pen. Our pre-owned luxury pens page features a Conway Stewart Churchill Ballpoint pen!
Gracing our vintage pens page is a rare ballpoint pen. However, this is more rare than usual. It is a first-year Parker Jotter in marine green! It looks great and is still in working order.
A rare Esterbrook 9284 nib graces our rare copper-colored Esterbrook Dollar Pen on our vintage pens page! You should feel the dreamy smooth way it writes with such character.
Give your small business some classic charm with our Esterbrook 444 desk pen and inkwell base holder. Ideal for customer/patient registries and writing checks at the front counter.
Can't find a good 14k gold nib on a Mont Blanc Classique pen from the factory these days, but we have a slightly older pen with a great one on our preowned luxury pens pages.
This is it. The holy grail of pens. We just added a 1948 Parker 51 Demonstrator that is just about the cleanest version of one we've ever seen! Looks freshly restored, though we didn't dare fill it and make as mess of it.
We love our double-jewel Parker 51 from 1948. Fully restored, it writes a fantastically bold and smooth line. Plus, it is a rarer "Buckskin Beige" color.
Mont Blanc 149 fountain pens are the most recognized luxury pens on the planet. Save a fortune on one with our preowned luxury pen that features an older, more sought after 14k gold nib!
Ours seems to be! Visit our pre-owned luxury pens and spy a beautiful late '80s Pelikan 800 Souveran fountain pen with a two-tone 18c gold "P/F" nib that writes a fine line but flexes to a broad line!
Regulars to our site will know Esterbrook pens are our top sellers. Well, we have a treat for all of our Estie fans: V-Clip models. These early Esterbrook fountain pens look gorgeous in "Morocco Red," "Foliage Green," "Grey & Red Vein" and Black Hard Rubber!
Two of the more popular but, we think, discontinued designs for the Mont Blanc Starwalker pens include the rubberized grid and the "Mystery Black." We have both on our pre-owned pens pages.
You will warm up to an Esterbrook cracked ice pen in no time once you see one for the first time. They are stunning. We just so happen to have one such fully restored vintage pen.
Green icicle is the ideal description for a pen to use in April in Chicago. Spring is coming on hard, but winter hasn't quite relinquished its grip. We have one such rare Esterbrook with a stunningly smooth 9968 nib...fully restored!
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.
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."
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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