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The Ocean Swirl Pen From Pelikan, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, October 16, 2017

Ink again: The antiquated skill of calligraphy is a huge hit on social media, by Tom Cowie , The Age, October 14, 2017

Montegrappa's Pen Of Peace Speaks Volumes, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, October 13, 2017

Design classic: Meisterstück 149 fountain pen, by Olivia Williams, Financial Times, October 13, 2017

Art Department receives Education Grant, Rushville Republican, October 13, 2017

Zebra Pen Gets Creative with New Zensations, PRWeb, October 11, 2017

Luxury investment: your guide to buying a precious pen, by Panna Munyal, The National, October 11, 2017

How ballpoint pens and a new world flight record saved us from applying deodorant by hand, by B. Alexandra Szerlip, Melville House, October 10, 2017

The pen is mightier than the stylus, by Express News Service, The New Indian Express, October 7, 2017

Ode to the Fountain Pen, by Chris Brauer, Creston Valley Advance, October 7, 2017

Montblanc pays homage to Hannibal with diamond-topped artistry, by Winnie Chung, South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017


Dutch designer Rein van der Mast 3D prints bronze Pjotr fountain pen with an Ultimaker, by Julia,, September 10, 2017

Trunk call: Montblanc's artisan homage to Hannibal champions pachyderm power, by Ken Kessler, Telegraph, September 13, 2017


If you are a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, you’ll love this collection of pens and watches, by Barry Rodgers, Architectural Digest, September 12, 2017

11-year-old entrepreneur turns $100 into Arkansas pen business, by Debra Hale-Shelton, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 10, 2017

Marilyn Monroe Is Montblanc's Latest Muse, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, September 6, 2017

Sheaffer Pen & Art Supply Co. Presents Star Wars™ Collection, by Daniel Pickett, Action Figure Insider, September 6, 2017

The Future of Writing Instruments, by Jennifer Billock, Advertising Specialty Institute, September 5, 2017

How a Japanese Pen Maker Anticipated the Writing-Tool Renaissance, by June Thomas, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 30, 2017

What Architect Peter Marino Designs Besides Buildings, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, August 26, 2017

Best Pens for Drawing: 10 Pens for Artists and Designers, by Digital Arts Staff, Digital Arts, August 24, 2017

S. T. Dupont Celebrates 145 Years With New Luxury Collections, by Nancy Olson, Forbes, August 21, 2017

Pen store’s quirky owner remembered, by Kevin Parks, THISWEEKNEWS.COM, August 21, 2017

Scribe Sword Celebrates Exciting Launch of Scribe Sword Fountain Pen With Limited Time Only Deeply Discounted Price, Press Release,, August 18, 2017

Hilal Pen Store in Hyderabad is a paradise for vintage pen lovers, by AuthorSruti Venugopal, Telangana Today, August 13, 2017

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

Product Announcements


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

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


Sens minimalistic pen by Verge 2017, April 1, 2017

A new minimalistic pen + notebook + leather cover combination.


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.


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.

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Pen Show Calendar

Updated as of October 14, 2017!

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

November, 2017

Ohio Pen Show
November 2-5, 2017

Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Paris ROCollection
November 11, 2017

Maison des compagnons du devoir 1
Paris, France

Madrid Pen Show
November 17-19, 2017

NH Eurobuilding Hotel
Madrid, Spain

Bologna Pen Show
November 25, 2017

NH Hotel
Bologna, Italy

Melbourne Pen Show
November 26, 2017

Malvern Town Hall (Banquet Hall), Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Australia

Yorkshire Pen Show
November 26, 2017

Copthorne Hotel
Sheffield, UK

January, 2018

Philadelphia Pen Show
January 12-14, 2018

The Westin Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Click here for links to all 2017-2018 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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