Vintage Pens Discovery!

Vintage Pens
Vintage Pens

While travelling this summer, I came across a stash of vintage pens that my grandparents used to write with. Mostly ballpoint pens, a five mechanical pencils and a three non-functioning fountain pens. Some of the more interesting items are: Eclipse Hooded Knight Pencil, Waterman Skywriter Pencil, International Harvester Company of Canada Parker Pencil, WA Sheaffer Fineliner ballpoint, “The Parker Mystery Shopper” ballpoint pen, Eversharp red plastic ballpoint pen and an Airway Motel Great Falls pen (still exists, but doesn’t exactly look five-star). The fountain pens include¬†an Eclipse Hooded Knight and a couple of Waterman’s, one of which says “Made in Canada.”

Any ideas from you pen geeks or artists out there as to what to do with these nostalgic writing instruments? Could they be re-purposed into some kind of funky art sculpture? Made into an attractive display? Put into a shadow-box frame? Sold to fund my first multi-million dollar mansion (Ha! I wish)? Please feel free to share your creative ideas!

Vintage Pens
Vintage Pens
Vintage Pens
Vintage Pens
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2 Replies to “Vintage Pens Discovery!”

  1. Vintage fountain pens can still write again usually with a good cleaning. Most good ball pens just need a new refill. Marketing pens (ABC insurance) usually are not worth refilling.

    It can be very fun to write with you Dad’s or granddads pen.

  2. I agree with Brian. There’s lots of information on the web about cleaning and repairing the fountain pens and there are people out there that will work on them at a reasonable price. You’ll also fine information that will help determine there age and history.

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