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Welcome to timsvintagepens!
Here you’ll find my restored fountain pens — for sale, recent sales, and my personal collection — as well as thoughts that come from my workbench. Please bookmark it and return regularly…

What’s New!
I haven’t written much about pens I’ve bought for myself, mostly because there have been very few times that I’ve actually bought a particular pen because I wanted..continued in  Thoughts
There is a nice quantity of fresh inventory on the For Sale page, including a special “no-name”, a Parker 61 with a Heritage cap, a 1951 Parker 51 in Cocoa and two Deco pens from France.   Please email me if you want to be added to my mailing list.

About timsvintagepens…
My journey into the fascinating world of fountain pens started in the 1960’s, with a gift of a Parker 21.   For the next forty years,  I was a fountain pen user, adding a Montblanc 149 and Pelikan 120 in 1970.  In 2007, my tastes broadened with a presents from friends and the addition of my father-in-law’s Parker 51’s, and suddenly I wanted to know how pens worked and how to make mine work better. In the years since, my pen use has blossomed into a fully-grown hobby and sometime business of finding, restoring, and selling pens, while growing a personal collection from my restorations.  With practice, much good teaching, and continual study, my skills have become more sophisticated, so that I am now able to restore most vintage pens to a level of functioning and appearance that is at generally least as good as they were when new. However, I am a hobbyist — I restore and sell what I find interesting, do a fair amount of work for friends and collectors, but I do not accept repair work from the public. For that, I will gladly refer to professionals I know personally and who excel at whatever needs to be done.

I can always be reached for inquiries or to just talk about fountain pens, at timsvintagepens@gmail.com.   If your writing preference is a written letter, I also have a mailing address!

Tim Ettenheim

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