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  Montblancs!!   It’s not very often that I have the very popular Montblanc 146s and 149s up on the site. In the normal course of things they sell at pen shows, but I will not be at a show until August and I now have a handful of 146s and 149s available. So, act now!   First up, a pair of 149s:   The first one is an absolutely pristine pen, near mint in box with papers from 1986. It has a 14 Karat bi-color Fine nib. The only flaw is some markings inside the box and the elastic has perished. $650 The other pen is user grade from the 1980s. It has a 1mm dent to the barrel and an 18 Karat tri-color nib. $500   Next up, a trio of 146s:   MB146.1 This pen is in good restored condition with a 14 K monotone nib, a Broad stub with rather good flex. This would make a superb user. In  Excellent condition. $350 without box, $375 with.   MB146.2 This pen is from the 1990s with an 18 Karat Broad bi-color nib. Excellent condition. $375 without box, $395 with.   MB146.3 This pen is from the early 198
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Extend the Holiday Season: The Sale Continues

  I hope everyone had a good holiday season and are of good cheer.     I want to thank everyone who bought a pen during the holiday season. You all kept us quite busy. And as a thank you I am extending the sale a bit longer. But I can't promise that it will go much beyond mid-January. So take advantage now.    And if you need help making a choice let me be your personal shopper!  Contact Rick  and I will get you the right pen at the right price.   Here are a couple of holiday specials to get you thinking pens:   First off, I have listed nearly a dozen vintage Parkers, mostly Vacumatics including a Vacuumfiller Crystal and a couple of very special Senior Maximas. We now have our largest inventory of Parkers ever with more to come after the holidays. Ask if you don’t see what you want.   Right now I find myself with a lot of Pelikan 100Ns in green, black, gray, and tortoise. So, it seems time to move some of them out.    So, I am going to offer an unprecedented 25% discount on green

Welcome to The Penguin’s Holiday Bizarre: Pandemic Edition

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        Well, the sale is not bizarre, the year was. We hope everyone is well, grateful, and hopeful. We are, at least when we work at it.   In these trying times, the gift of a special pen to your favorite person (or maybe even yourself) may be just the thing for the holidays--be it Christmas, Diwali, Festivus, Hannukah, Kwanzaa. Browse our offerings.    And if you need help making a choice let us be your personal shopper!  Contact Rick  and I will get you the right pen at the right price.   Here are a couple of holiday specials to get you thinking pens:   First off, I have listed nearly a dozen vintage Parkers, mostly Vacumatics including a Vacuumfiller Crystal and a couple of very special Senior Maximas. We now have our largest inventory of Parkers ever with more to come after the holidays. Ask if you don’t see what you want.   Right now I find myself with a lot of Pelikan 100Ns in green, black, gray, and tortoise. So, it seems time to move some of them out.    So, I am going to off

August Pelikan Sale from the penguin

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It’s been a while since I have updated the Pelikan pages on the website and even longer since I have had a sale on Pelikans. But desperate times call for desperate measures. So, we have some new Pelikan pens just gone up on the site and a few price reductions on specific items.  And, across the board 15% off on any Pelikan 100 or 100N*. So if you have been lurking around on the site forever now is the time to pull the trigger. And for August any and all Pelikan purchases ship for free within the US and at a discount for other destinations As many of you know, our last upgrade ripped the wheels off the shopping cart. But to get these bargains you have  to reach out to me  anyways.  *This excludes early Pelikans, those produced before the model 100 designations. See individual listings for details.

Montblanc Sale for Summer

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Usually the penguin is up in Oregon for most of July, but this year we are watching Shakespeare on youtube and hitting the backyard pretty hard what with barbecues and grilling and churning ice cream. Oh yeah, and there’s a gym back there to keep things somewhat under control. This is our first update in a long time. Most folks know us for Pelikan, but there are lots of other makes that interest me and that I collect, buy, sell, repair.  I have a good deal of respect for Montblanc, especially the older ones. There are always a few on the site and I have some prime vintage users and collectors items including a couple of modern-ish 146s. Some of the more exotic montblancs are also on summer sale! So check out our  Montblanc  page. And, as always in these perilous times, stay well, stay safe and try to stay sane.

Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping with the penguin and Pelikan

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We have a very limited number of new-old-stock Pelikan Bright Red M101Ns, most commonly known as Coral.  These pens are offered with full packaging at a special price of $345. And for something even more special order one of these pens with a vintage nib assembly, as shown. Pricing for these custom pens ranges between $500 and $595 depending on the nib type chosen,  please inquire .