Sheaffer’s Targa series of fountain pens was introduced in 1976 and was named after the Targa Florio motor car race in Sicily. (There’s an interesting story on Richard Binder’s page describing how the original name for the series was the READ MORE
The Parker Frontier line ran from 1996 to 2012, and was released in various incarnations. Most versions were made of ABS plastic, with a stainless steel cap and a gold-plated steel nib. This set is the Flightier GT which was READ MORE
In 1950, Parker introduced the “51 Special” – an economy version of the 51 (which was initially introduced in 1941). The official 51 Special had a stainless steel nib, a bright and shiny cap, a black cap jewel, and a READ MORE
I’ve been trying to teach myself how to customise a nib into an architect grind lately. However, today, I saw a photo of the Regalia Writing Labs “Ragnarok” nib – a multi-layer monster that inspires awe… I first saw it READ MORE
Advertisements from “Aarets Bøger” (The Year’s Books) from H. Bødtcher-Jensen Book and Music store in Nyborg.
Liberty was one of the smaller, second-tier fountain pen manufacturers in Denmark. It’s not difficult to find an “Original Liberty” at a flea market or antique dealer here. The Kollegie Pen is a little more difficult to find. It sports READ MORE
This Waterman’s 513 in Tiger Eye (or Tortoise shell – depending on where you look) was probably made around 1940 in England. It’s a celluloid pen with the 14 carat gold 2A nib. With a very light hand, the nib READ MORE
This pen engraver would have been used at a Pelikan dealer to engrave the name of the owner. The system is a pantograph, where the operator uses a stylus to trace letters that are arranged in the block on the READ MORE