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Ever Wonder How The Red Silk Poppy Became Associated With War Veterans?, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, August 8, 2017

Fountain pen peddler spills into new HQ, by Mike Platania, Richmond BizSense, August 8, 2017

Local history: Fountain pen manufacturing a forgotten empire of Akron, by Mark J. Price, The Akron Beacon Journal, August 6, 2017

The Anura Rafael Write Time Concept Marries Horology and Fine Pen Making, by John Lyon, Robb Report, August 2, 2017

A.T. Cross Unveils New Sheaffer Pens, by A.T. Cross Company, PR Newswire, July 27, 2017

Write like a ruler with Game of Thrones Iron Throne pens, by Amy Ratcliffe, Nerdist, July 21, 2017

Antiques & Collectibles: Pens have write stuff for collectors, by Sandy Erdman, Post-Bulletin, July 21, 2017

Montegrappa Issues New Series of Game of Thrones Limited Edition Iron Throne Pens, by TV News Desk,, July 19, 2017

David Oscarson Keeps it Koi with His Newest Pen Collection, by John Lyon, Robb Report, July 19, 2017

After 93 years, Daly's Pen Shop will close its doors for good, by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 17, 2017

Symbol Of Love And Luck In A David Oscarson Pen, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, July 17, 2017

The Bic Stops Here: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen, by Elizabeth Stinson, Gear, July 16, 2017


Plenty Pen: 4-in-1 Pen with Plenty of Features 2017 May 6, 2017

Write, draw, erase and use a stylus: Just flip it!

The Best Brands of Calligraphy Pens, by Olivier Jennes,, June 14, 2017

Promised land lost, by Salena Zito, Washington Examiner, May 28, 2017

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold Neighborhood Joint, By Emily Brennan, The New York Times, March 15, 2017


Sens minimalistic pen by Verge 2017, April 1, 2017

A new minimalistic pen + notebook + leather cover combination.

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold Neighborhood Joint, By Emily Brennan, The New York Times, March 15, 2017


Wink Pen First Edition Fountain Pen 2017, January 22, 2017

The Wink Pen was born from the desire to create a sustainable alternative to the everyday writing utensil. While the basis for the branding, WINK, was originally derived from the concept of using “wine as ink,” the pen can actually be loaded with virtually any liquid that possesses a staining property.


Caran d'Ache Astrograph Limited Edition 2016, January 27, 2017



The Coolest Fountain Pen Goes To: Richard Mille's RMS05 Charmian Leong, The Peak Magazine, March 14, 2016

The Richard Mille RMS05 Is A $105,000 Pen With A Mechanical Heart Iunal Giumali, A Blog To Watch, February 24, 2016

SIHH 2016: Richard Mille RMS05 Mechanical Fountain Pen Alexander Linz,, January 29, 2016

Richard Mille Made a $105,000 Mechanical Fountain Pen Stephen Pulvirent, Blooberg, January 21, 2016

The RMS05: Richard Mille’s New Signature Charles Edwards-Freshwater, Lux Worldwide, January 19, 2016


Ito-ya opens in Manila Tatin Yang, Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 16th, 2015

“Paws” – A New, Acid-Etched Pewter Fountain Pen with Dog Bone Clip Announced PR Rocket, Press Release Rocket, October 15, 2015

Spotlight: Fountain Pen Hospital Tribeca Citizen, October 5, 2015

Portland Made: Kairos Pens Peggy Acott, GoLocalPDX, October 5, 2015


10 most expensive pens in the world Jagran Post, October 1, 2015

Le stylo BIC / The Ballpoint pen France-Amerique, October 1, 2015

36 Hours in Bologna, Italy Evan Rail, New York Times, September 30, 2015

This French Student’s Instagram Beautifully Captures the Lost Art of Handwriting NextShark, September 27, 2015

A Pen For The Stroke Of A Genius Sarang Sheth, Yanko Design, September 25, 2015


Have money, will splurge Jasodhara Banerjee, Forbes India, September 22, 2015


Montblanc Heritage Collection unveils 'Capless Rollerball' TradeArabia News Service, September 21, 2015

At Montegrappa and Maserati, patience is king Jonathan Lobban, The Australian, September 4, 2015

Product Announcements


Lambrou Pens LK2 Dignity 2016: Soar with the eagles!

The new Lambrou Pens LK2 Dignity is an exciting and unique Art Pen, created through the positive working relationship of three dedicated men of the Lambrou Pens working group, Andreas Lambrou, Ryan Krusac, and Paul Rossi.


Richard Mille RMS05 Mechanical Fountain Pen 2016

Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen 2016, Company Website Link


Cross Year of the Monkey Special Edition Collection 2016

Cross announces The Cross Year of the Monkey Special Edition Collection, honoring the majestic yet endangered golden snub-nosed monkey of Southwest China and available in either Tibetan teal or brushed platinum plate.


Porsche Design Tec Flex Gold Special Edition 2015

This autumn a special edition of the well-known and popular product series Tec Flex will light up the showcases of every retail store. In a one time production Porsche Design produces the extraordinary Tec Flex in a golden version.


Porsche Design Solid Gold Limited Edition 2015

The Porsche Design P’3135 Solid Gold Limited Edition fountain pen is one of the most exclusive writing tools. The pen is strictly limited to eleven pieces worldwide and milled out of a single piece of solid pure 14 karat / 585 karat gold.


Waterford Pallas Marsala 2015

The Waterford Pallas Marsala has a rich burgundy tone, inspired by the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, that adds an updated splash of color to a classic design.


Lambrou Pens LK1 Serenity: Lambrou Pens announces its newest art pen

The latest stunning offering from Lambrou Pens.


Classic Pens LB5 King Profit: Classic Pens breaks new ground with exquisite materials for its LB5 King Profit series

Shown above are the initial renderings of the Classic Pens LB5 King Profit pen in four new proposed diffusion bonded acrylics. The final pens are yet to be revealed.


Montblanc Great Characters: Albert Einstein Limited Edition 2013

Montblancʼs tribute to the genius of the worldʼs most revered scientist is the third in its Great Character series, begun in 2009 to honor great individuals of the 20th century who "created history with their groundbreaking work."

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PenHero Quarterly features a new pen every day! Written and photographed by Jim Mamoulides of, the 100 page 8.5x11 inch perfect bound paperback book features 90 full color pages, each with large photos, including a history and description of some of the most unusual and valuable pens in the world.

Pen Show Calendar

Updated as of August 8, 2017!

August, 2017

Washington, DC Fountain Pen Supershow
August 3-6, 2017

Marriott Fairview Park
Falls Church Virginia, USA

San Francisco International Pen Show
August 25-27, 2017

Sofitel San Francisco Bay
Redwood City, California, USA

September, 2017

Dallas Pen Show
September 8-9, 2017

Doubletree Dallas Galleria
Dallas, TX, USA

Commonwealth Pen Show
September 25, 2016

Holiday Inn Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Tilburg Pen Show
September 30, 2017

Natuurmuseum Brabant
Tilburg, Holland

October, 2017

London Writing Equipment Show
October 1, 2017

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London, UK

Colorado Pen Show
October 6-8, 2017

Double Tree Stapleton North
Denver, Colorado, USA

Michigan Pen Show
October 14-15, 2017

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Novi, Michigan, USA

Click here for links to all 2017 shows!

Industry Changes

Esterbrook: Classic pen brand brought back from the dead Devin Loring, USA Today, February 5, 2015

A.T. Cross Acquires BIC’s Sheaffer Pen Line PPAI Publications, August 26, 2014

PDF: A.T. Cross Company to Aquire Sheaffer BIC Press Release, , August 21, 2014

Google Pen News

Google Fountain Pen News - Google news search

Pen Company Stock Watch

A. T. Cross - Yahoo Finance

BIC - Yahoo Finance

Newell Rubbermaid - Owns Sanford, Parker, Waterman, Yahoo Finance

Pelikan - Pelikan International Corporation Berhard, The Star, Malaysia

Richemont - Owns Cartier, Dunhill, Montblanc, Montegrappa, Yahoo Finance


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