Q:  Do you collect pens yourselves?

A:  We began collecting pens back in the '80s, and soon began trading with other collectors.  We still collect, though with so many pens going through our hands we try to exercise restraint in deciding what to keep.  Our tastes are eclectic, but favorite items include early fountain pens (pre-1890), dip pens and early pencils, demonstrators, and pens with unusual filling mechanisms.