From time to time it’s necessary to thin the fountain pen accumulation and make room for new ones. Prices are firm although I will give a small discount if you buy multiple items. I’m not looking to trade.
A note on international shipping: Not all items are available for international shipping When available, it will be noted with the item. it’s expensive, especially for tracking and insurance. If you do not pay for tracking/insurance you assume all the risk and payment must be by Square Cash which does not give you any recourse for a refund if the pen is lost or damaged in transit. Full sale price will be declared on the customs form.
A note on domestic shipping: I’ve had good experience with USPS domestically and insurance is included in the shipping cost. Insurance (and I) will not pay out for packages that are tracked as delivered but then are missing. If you are concerned about a package being taken from your porch or mailbox, you can request signature confirmation which costs $3.00. I may require signature confirmation on some items which will be mentioned in the listing and already in the shipping cost.
You can use this form to inquire about any items listed below or email me at ray [at] fpquest.com. A firm “I want it” and I’ll send a Paypal invoice. I will send the pen(s) within 2 business days (at most) of receiving payment. I’ll also accept Square Cash upon request. Only PayPal or Square Cash accepted for payment.
Shipping in the U.S includes tracking and insurance in the cost listed. Multiple pens will be combined which will reduce the total cost in most cases. Shipping will be the actual cost of postage/insurance.
Pen boxes, converters, and accompanying paperwork is not included unless specifically mentioned.
The following bags of inexpensive pens are available. The price includes domestic shipping. If you want signature confirmation to avoid having the box left on your porch please request it and add $3.00 to the shipping cost. (Insurance (and I) will not reimburse if USPS tracking shows the pens as delivered.) No international shipping on the pen bags. If you buy multiple bags I will recalculate shipping and reduce the price accordingly.
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Four Chinese Pens: From left-to-right, the pens are: Jinhao 159, Hero 7035, Jinhao x450, and an unknown model Yiren. Only the last two have converters. All appear to be medium nibs but are not labeled. These are inexpensive pens so the quality is low but all received little use and are in the same condition as they were received. The Yiren cap is a very tight fit. Upon close inspection, the red Jinhao looks like it has water stains in the pattern but that is the way it was received (they may have been going for shadows or depth). I wrote about three of the pens here but haven’t used them since. I never used the Yiren. Includes two converters, no boxes or paperwork is included. These are sold as-is, no return/refunds. $15 including shipping.
Lamy Safari, AL-Star & Vista (NO NIBS): None of these pens have nibs. The feed is undamaged, it’s just the nibs have been removed. Goulet Pens has a video showing how to swap (and replace) the nibs. Other than the missing nibs the pens are in good condition. They do show signs of use but there’s no significant damage such as cracks or missing parts (again, other than the lack of a nib). One Lamy converter is included. No boxes or paperwork. These are sold as-is, no return/refunds.
$15 including shipping.SOLD
Noodler’s Pen Assortment: All pens are in good condition. A couple may never have been used or used only once. The first & third pens (from the left) are Konrads (traditional piston fillers) while the 2nd and 4th are Ahabs with an internal slide piston converter (proprietary). The last is a Charlie eyedrop filler. They have the original Noodler’s nib.The red one has some staining on the internal piston (see photo). No boxes or paperwork. These are sold as-is, no return/refunds. $49 including shipping.
Platinum Plasir X 4: Three Platinum Plasir fountain pens with 03 fine nibs and one (the red) with a 05 medium nib. The silver and gray pens still have tags and the original (still sealed) cartridge. The green pen has some ink stains on the nib, the others are unmarred. Only one converter is included. Platinum uses a proprietary cartridge/converter although an adapter (not included) can be used for standard int’l cartridges. These are sold as-is, no return/refunds. $29 including shipping.
Indian Pen Collection: A selection of seven Indian made fountain pens. A selection of piston eyedropper and converter fillers. The converters are included for the pens that need them. The green swirl (5th from left) is ebonite, I reviewed the green demonstrator here. All the other pens are in good condition and most have never been used or used only once. These are sold as-is, no return/refunds. $29 including shipping.
Price includes shipping in the United States using Media Mail. If you prefer a different shipping method it will be at cost. International shipping is not available for books.
Fountain Pens and Pencils 3rd Edition by George Fischer & Stuart Schneider – $39
Fountain Pens: United States of America and United Kingdom by Andreas Lambrou – $39
Parker “51” by David and Mark Shepherd (2004) – $109
Very good condition, dust jacket shows wear. Pages and binding are crisp without any tears, writing or stains.
Parker Vacumatic by Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd, Dan Zazove (2008) – $119
Very good condition, dust jacket shows wear. Pages and binding are in good condition without any tears, writing or stains.
Fountain Pens : Past and Present by Paul Erano (2004) – $25.00
Very good condition, dust jacket shows wear. Pages and binding are in good condition without any tears, writing or stains. (There is a pencil notation, price or inventory number, on the page facing the front cover.)
No notebooks are for sale at this time.