All prices are in US dollars; payment may be by check, money order, credit card (Mastercard, VISA, American Express), Paypal, Wise, Venmo, or interbank transfer. Minimum order amount is $10. Please note that checks not drawn on a US bank will cost an extra $20 to process, and that international bank transfers may also be subject to additional bank fees. For payment in other currencies or by means not listed, please contact us.
Payment of duty and Customs fees as well as VAT and any other local taxes is the responsibility of the purchaser.
We take care to keep our catalog up to date (the date of the most recent update appears at the bottom left of each catalog page) but please note that listings are not updated automatically when an order is placed, nor does our online shopping cart system automatically check for availability. After your online order has been received we will send you a personal email confirmation. Since we are often traveling to shows and auctions your order confirmation may not arrive immediately (patience, please!) but items will always go to those who reserve them first. It does sometimes happen that a second order for an item is received before we have had a chance to mark it as sold. In such cases, you will be notified promptly and any payment made will be canceled or promtly refunded. In case of pricing error, we reserve the right to cancel orders at our discretion, not being obliged to supply goods at an incorrect price. Contact us at
All items are guaranteed original and as described. Our fountain pens and pencils have been professionally serviced and are warranted to be ready to write unless specifically noted otherwise. Old sacs and seals are replaced, nibs smoothed, and each pen is dip-tested. Ballpoints and rollerballs may need new refills, while pencils may need fresh erasers. Measurements refer to pen length when closed. Unless otherwise noted, a "set" consists of a fountain pen and a matching twist-action mechanical pencil. Set measurements normally apply to the longest item, usually the pen. If you find an item unsatisfactory, we only ask that you notify us and return it promptly in the same condition in which you received it (note, however, that spare parts, repair supplies, and consumables such as pencil lead are only returnable if defective or not as described).
We stand behind what we sell -- buy with confidence!
IMPORTANT: Many popular modern inks are not compatible with vintage fountain pens. Please see our cautionary remarks about appropriate ink choices for older pens.
Online ordering is fast, convenient, and secure. Although we enjoy talking with our customers, we strongly recommend that orders be placed through our website rather than by telephone. We can usually be reached weekdays during regular business hours (EST) at +1 401 351 7607.
We remove sold items from the catalog promptly, so if you wish to keep a record of a description or photograph, it is recommended that you make a copy at the time you place your order.
We ship worldwide! Our rates are weight-based, with basic insured delivery by First Class in the USA starting at $4. On average, delivery time within the USA will run between two days and a week. Domestic Priority Mail shipping starts at $9 but offers a significant delivery speed advantage only over longer distances.
If you need next-business-day or second-business-day delivery within the United States, we recommend Express Mail. In most locations, Express Mail will also be delivered on Saturdays. You can look up Express Mail delivery times for your location here; our shipping zip code is 02940.
For economy delivery outside the USA we use Asendia. Base rate is $9 to Canada and $12 everywhere else. Delivery may take up to several weeks, though it is often much faster. Tracking is available to most countries.
We now recommend UPS Express for more valuable shipments. Packages are trackable and signature is required for delivery. Speed of delivery is much the same as for Express Mail (EMS) which was long our preferred international shipment option (it is now nearly twice as expensive as UPS, unfortunately, and does not offer a signature on delivery option). We no longer recommend Priority Mail for international delivery, as it is now as expensive as UPS Express.
FedEx offers maximum speed and security, at a price. For the most valuable and irreplaceable items, we recommend FedEx.
Please note that payment of duty or Customs fees and any VAT or local taxes is the responsibility of the purchaser.