Montblanc in Denmark 1914-1992
The Untold Story
by Claus Holten & Poul Lund
Though Montblanc is well-known as a German company, vintage Montblanc fountain pens mancufactured in Denmark have been in demand by pen collectors far and wide. These pens vary in form and color from Montblanc fountain pens manufactured in Germany, and while there has been much curiosity regarding these rarities little information has been given about them up until now.
This book by aims to delve deeper into the origin and history behind Montblanc's activity in Denmark from just before World War I to the beginning of the 1990s. Because information continues to be hard to obtain other than through interviews with former employees and via examination of vintage pens and pencils, this is not a comprehensive work. However, this book is one of the few sources of information on this elusive topic and serves as an excellent guide for pen collectors seeking Montblancs manufactured in Denmark.
Hardcover, 160 pages. 9" X 9".
Retail price is $160.Our price is $129.
Pelikan - The Brand
In celebration of its 175th anniversary, Pelikan has published a new historical book that chronicles the evolution of this brand and its trademark. With new discoveries from the company archives and a unique collection of historical art noveau posters, this book also demonstrates the wider cultural significance of the Pelikan brand.
Arriving soon and now available for pre-order, this comprehensive special edition book will be available for a limited time only. Whether you are already an afficionado of the Pelikan brand, or just getting started in the world of fountain pens, this book will provide you with a wealth of information and images. It also makes a perfect gift to accompany one of our Pelikan fountain pens.
Retail price is $70.00. Our price is $56.00.
Fountain Pens of Japan
by Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami
Long anticipated by lovers of Japanese fountain pens and years in the making, the new volume has just reached us. This major work covers the major brands such as Nakaya, Sailor, Platinum, and Pilot-Namiki with history, pictures, and detailed pen descriptions. Additionally, the minor brands represented reveal a surprising range of writing instruments almost never seen on this side of the Pacific.
Japanese pens, marked by simplicity of physical design, an amazing range of surface applications, and top quality nibs, are receiving growing attention around the world. Not only are they beautiful, they are wonderful writing instruments.
With over 1700 images of pens, vintage advertising, and historic location shots within its 448 pages, this large format book is not something you will read in bed - it weighs six pounds. It is, however, by far the most comprehensive book ever written about the topic. The text is clear, the information solid. Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami have a combined experience with fountain pens that exceeds 100 years. This book reflects the depth and passion of their knowledge.
We have signed copies of Fountain Pens of Japan in stock and available for immediate shipment. Retail $350, our price $280. Free shipping of this book to any U.S. domestic address via USPS Media Mail.
The Nakaya Catalog
This catalog displays in full color
pages some of the examples of one-of-a-kind hand-made Nakaya
pens. This Japanese company has created something very unique
for a writer. Its precise craftsmanship and artistry is not found
in any other fountain pen manufacturer. You can feel the hand
of the artisan in every pen and accessory made by Nakaya. Peruse
the catalog and admire the beauty of these writing instruments
and decide on one for yourself. Paperback. Color pages. 20 pages.
Weight 4.5 oz to ship, $2.00 USPS
Our price is $15.00*
The Parker Vacumatic*
By Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd and Dan Zazove, in collaboration with Dave Ruderman of Parker Pen.
David Shepherd has progressed through the Parker line-up, authoring his third book about the illustrious American pens. This time his focus turns to the Vacumatic, covering its development from 1932 through 1948. Shepherd has culled details from Kenneth Parker’s personal journal, filling this book with fascinating insight into life in Janesville, Wisconsin, and at the Parker Pen Company. This book, like his previous works, is filled with hundreds of lush photographs and personal family memories supplied by Geoffrey Parker.
Hard cover. Color pages.
352 pages. Weight 4 lbs to ship.
Retail price is $80.00
Our price is $69.95
David Shepherd & Dan Zazove
This is the definitive work on the Parker Duofold pens. Written in collaboration
with Parker Pen Company, it includes the entire range of Duofolds from the "Big
Red" first seen in 1921 to the latest products of 2005. David Shepherd's
excellent text along with Dan Zazove's remarkable knowledge are enclosed within
the broad binding of this major volume. Many other people contributed to the images
and text including our own John Mottishaw's section on Duofold nibs. Although
expensive for a soft-cover, the contents of this 3 1/4 lb. book (4 lbs. to ship)
are worth the price. With 362 pages, almost all in color, measuring 8 1/2"
by 11" this book is about one inch thick.
Price: $140.00. This book is out of print. SOLD OUT
Parker "51" by David and Mark Shepherd in collaboration with
Parker Pen Co.
This is the most comprehensive book about this icon of writing
implements. Not only does it cover, in depth the models and styles,
it is filled with well researched historical information. Published
by Surrenden Pens Limited, Brighton, UK.
Retail Price: $80.00
Our price is $69.95 - SOLD OUT - but see limited edition version below, still available.
Parker "51" Limited Edition by David and Mark Shepherd in collaboration with
Parker Pen Co.
This is the Parker "51" limited edition book with cloth cover and cloth slipcase cover. Limited Edition of 151. Published by Surrenden Pens Limited, Brighton, UK. (3 pounds, 11x9x1 inches). Each copy with numbered insert signed by David Shepherd.
Retail $89.95 - our price $72.00
Mabie in America
Writing Instruments from 1843 to 1941: 3rd Edition
By David L. Moak
Moak not only found the trail of the Mabie family, he has put together a volume that chronicles the history of the people and products of the Mabie companies. This oversized, hardcover tome is heavily laden with color images of the pencils and pens that made the Mabie, Todd, Swan names great in American craftsmanship. Hard cover. Published by Signature Book Printing. 2007
245 pages. Size 9 1/8" X 1 1/8" Weight 3 lbs.
Our price: $45.00
This book now out of print - we have just a few copies still in stock, after which it will no longer be available.
Montblanc Writing Instruments from 1946 until 1979
and published by Jens Rosler & Stefan Wallrafan
in both English and German, this book is a concise record of the time period before
Montblanc became a yuppie status symbol. Filled with color pictures of pens and
graphs of production models with dates, values and details. This book is a must
for the Montblanc collector. 92 pages
Fountain Pens of Esterbrook by Paul Hoban
This paperback book with 63
pages of detailed information is the definitive work on Esterbrook. Published
by BDH Productions in 1992.
Price: $19.95* (only signed
The Incredible Ball Point Pen
History and Price Guide
by Henry Gostony & Stuart Schneider
is the most exhaustive book on ball point pens written to date. At 160 pages and
8 1/2" by 11" paperback format, this book includes great illustrations
of early advertising and clear text. It is a must for the ball point collector.
Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Retail Price: $29.95 Our Price: $25.95
Tools to Jewels
Published in hard back,
this 220 page 9" by 11" is the most extensive guide to Victorian writing
instruments ever. It includes a prices as well as an examination of never before
compiled information. Great color pictures of these pens and pencils are placed
on top of vintage artwork. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Our Price: $59.95
and Present The First Six Decades by Max Davis and Gary Lehrer
This is a full color hard-bound book with 236 pages
of photos, published by Max Davis and Gary Lehrer in 2008. This
book is packed full of images of Waterman pens and advertising,
as well as photos of vintage ink bottles. It's THE reference
for Waterman (Waterman's) collectors.
Our Price: $98.00
* This book does not meet our $25.00 minimum order. Please consider another book,
other products or services in order to meet our minimum. If you want only this
book, you will be charged the $25 minimum.