Welcome to timsvintagepens!
Here you’ll find my restored fountain pens — for sale, recent sales, and my personal collection — as well as thoughts that come from my workbench. Please bookmark it and return regularly…
A few months back, I wrote about the almost-loss of my Parker 75, and how it brought home some lessons about collecting and possessing. Well, it happened again…almost.. continued in Thoughts…
Tim’s Bargain Pens is also new…take a look and find a bargain! This is the place for those pens that need a new owner and cost less than $50. They’re vintage and they have been restored with the same care as those on the For Sale page, but these are offered with multiple-purchase discounts. Feel free to take them all!
My journey into the fascinating world of fountain pens started in the 1960’s, with a gift of a Parker 21. For the next forty years, I was a fountain pen user, adding a Montblanc 149 and Pelikan 120 in 1970. In 2007, my tastes broadened with presents from friends and the addition of my late father-in-law’s Parker 51’s, and suddenly I wanted to know how pens worked and how to make mine work better. In the years since, my pen use has blossomed into a fully-grown hobby and sometime business of restoring and selling pens, while incidentally growing a personal collection from my restorations. With practice, much good teaching, and continual study, my skills have become progressively more sophisticated, so that I am now able to restore most vintage pens to a level of functioning and appearance that is at least as good as they were when new. However, I am a hobbyist — I restore and sell what I find interesting, do a fair amount of work for friends and collectors, but I do not generally accept repair work from the public. For that, I will gladly refer to professionals I know personally and who excel at whatever needs to be done.
I can always be reached for inquiries or to just talk about fountain pens, at the contact information listed below. If your writing preference is a written letter, I also have a mailing address!
Vintage Fountain Pens / Sales & Restoration
firstname.lastname@example.org / 917-273-1264