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.
Workshop with Francis Goossens
March 30, 2019