Collectible: Peter Pan fountain pen

When I saw this pen on eBay, I knew I had to get it! This is a Peter Pan fountain pen made in the old days by a company called Salz Bros. Inc. (New York). I don’t really know why they call it a Peter Pan fountain pen – with its mega-petite size, I would more likely call it a Tinkerbell fountain pen instead! Let’s not wait anymore, I want to present the pen’s vital stats to you now, so…

My top 10 pens of 2013

On December 31, 2012, I have done up a list of my top 10 pens of the year which you can read here. I will do a similar list for 2013, except that I did not manage to get it out in time to post it within 2013 itself, so it ended up being posted this year! The 2013 list will take a slightly different angle from the previous one. Pen acquisition has not been superfluous, which is good news…

Platinum: PKA-500 Pocket Pen – from the 1970s!

I am actually writing this quick post in a huge rush – I’m flying off to Vietnam for a business trip (with extra fun on the side after all the meetings!) in a few hours, and I do need to get some sleep before going to bed. I could have gone to bed, like, right now, but I am so excited and eager to share with everyone about this new pen that I received, thanks to a nice friend, that I…

Guest post: Lincoln Returns

by Nancy Olson A company’s archives always provide a wealth of information and frequently fascinating finds. Such was the case when the co-owners of Curtis Australia—during a bout of fall (yes, it’s fall in Australia) organizing—came upon an amazing discovery. “We noticed a sealed padded bag hidden in a far corner of our vault, underneath a large quantity of paperwork,” says Heather Curtis of a find she and her husband, Glenn, recently made. “When we opened the mysterious bag we…

My top 10 pens of 2012

Hello there, dear readers. Busy as I am, I have managed to squeeze time on the eve of New Year’s to scribble a final blog post of the year. And what could be more fitting than a summary of my best pens of the year! Upon updating my pen list a few days ago, I have realised that 2/3 of my pens have been acquired this year. That is to say, my pen population had seen an increase of about…

Guest review: Tabo Esse Fountain Pen

Note: This review has been nicely contributed by The Pen Stabber a.k.a. Hwee Min from my Fountain Pen Lovers Facebook Group. She has done a guest review before, and we hope you will like this one too! Hello there again. This is the Pen Stabber and I’m back with my 2nd Review! I’ll like to say that I’m more interested in vintage fountain pens, and they are a huge part of my young collection. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring…

Mont Blanc 31

  Here is a review of my very first Mont Blanc fountain pen! The moment I saw the Mont Blanc 31 on sale, I totally ignored the fact that it was a third-hand pen, and, while salivating, I told the seller that I WANT THIS PEN. I got it for 120 SGD which later on I realized is a little more expensive than what I could have gotten for online. Damn. Life is always like that. Once you think you…