About This Site

My first vintage pen was a Montblanc 342-D from the 1950s. It was an impulse buy. When I got the pen it didn't write as I wanted, and so I attempted tuning it myself. Over a few days, I tried this and that and read and experimented. Finally... success! This experience ignited my passion for vintage pens and also the art and science of vintage pen restoration. 
 

Over the subsequent two years, I curated a collection that included sets of Waterman, Sheaffer, Pelikan, Kaweco, Montblanc (MB), and other brands. But, I found myself picking up only the MBs while the other pens just sat in my drawer. So, I decided to sell all other brands and focus on building an exclusively-MB collection. Also, I realized that my interest lies in pre-1960 pen models, and so this is precisely the era that my website focuses on.

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Recently Added!

Solid Gold Overlay No. 4 Safety

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Pen History

Pictures, history, and thoughts on pre-1960 Montblanc pens.

Pen Talk

Interviews on special topics with experts and ardent collectors.

Penscapades

Interview with FPA

June 13, 2020

I really enjoyed my interview on Fountain Pen Association of India’s webinar series! I talked about how I started collecting and restoring pens, did a mini show and tell of my collection, shared strategies I use while buying pens, and answered some audience questions. It was fun! Click below to see the full interview...

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