Please contact us (email with photos is best) if you have anything relating to old writing equipment to sell: one pen or a collection; parts, tools, advertising, catalogs: anything relating to pens, pencils, and ink. We are constantly buying, and with clients worldwide can pay top dollar for rare and desirable pieces. Finder's fees willingly paid! See our list below for special wants.
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Japanese pens with maki-e lacquer decoration
metal overlays with Art Nouveau or American Indian themes
Waterman Patricians, all colors
pens and pencils in solid gold
unusual Parker 51s
mint new old stock pens and sets
pens in red (orange) hard rubber
early pens with bell-shaped caps
European pens, pre-WWII
pens by LeBoeuf, Chilton, Triad/Tripen
pens with Stanhopes, calendars, etc
novelty pencils, shaped like owls, keys, mummies, etc
large or fancy dip pens
An average-sized 14K gold nib's bullion value is around ten dollars, though what you will receive from a scrap buyer will be rather less. We will pay $15 and up for most common nibs, if intact. Rare nibs we will buy in any condition; if in doubt, call or e-mail for more information.
We have paid up to $500 for a single nib!
Higher value nibs include: Aurora, Chilton, large Duofold, John Holland, large LeBoeuf (#6, 8), Mabie Todd #8, Montblanc, OMAS, Parker #5 and up, Rider, Simplo, Waterman #8 and up; very large or very small nibs, dip pen nibs that are large, fancy, or unusual.