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Some of you still call on our old Iowa phone number which has been auto-forwarding the last 6 months. Our old Iowa phone number will cease to forward to our Arizona phone number any day now.

928-757-PENS (7367)

for the Arkansas Pen Show

Join us at the 2015 Arkansas Pen Show
Friday, February 27 10am-7pm
Saturday, February 28 9am-6pm
at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas

We will return to Pendemonium Central on Tuesday, March 3 and resume shipping on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The website continues to be updated in our absence with all the cool writing collectibles you expect to see from us! We answer email while on the road as time allows, be patient, you'll hear back from us!

Hope to see you at the Arkansas Pen Show this weekend!

February 27, 2015 - Not only are these Venus antique wood pencils awesome, but each one comes with a gold plated point protector.


February 26, 2015 - Two iconic Sheaffer pens listed for sale today - check out our Targa and Connaisseur listings!


February 25, 2015 - Looking for nibs to fix up some of your fixer uppers? We've added a few to our Repair Supplies section on the website today.


February 24, 2015 - We made up a new batch of our popular Bottle o' Nibs just the other day. Vintage ink bottles all gussied up and filled with 30 new old stock antique dip pen nibs. It's a great deal and a great way to try our 30 different dip pen nibs.


February 18, 2015 - Sheaffer Aficonados, Take Note! Many new fountain pens, other pens, pencils plus some unusual memorabilia just landed on the website today. You owe it to yourself to check it out!


February 17, 2015 - Our Latest Dip Pen Nibs! We've been busy sorting antique dip pen nibs again and have made one more major update to our listings. We have two pen shows in February, Los Angeles and Little Rock, so most likely there will not be much nib sorting time this month.

This latest update includes nibs from:
Blymer Bros, Brause & Co, Eagle Pencil Co, Elettra, Esterbrook (9 different), Gillott's, Gopher, L.W. Holley & Son (10 different), Hunt (5 different), Leon Isaccs & Co (3 different), Kimball's, Kimball-Storer, R.E. Kindel Pen Co., D. Leonardt & Co. (3 different), LLLS, MacNiven & Cameron, D.W. McLane Co., Miller Bros (2 different), William Mitchell (2 different), M. Myers & Son Ltd., Pawson & Brailsford, Quill Stub, Russia Moheta, S.V. Sanger & Co, United Drug Co Rexall and last, but not least Writewell Special.

February 16, 2015 - Look no further than the Pen Paraphernalia aisle right here at Pendemonium for the truly odd and unusual pieces of writing collectibles! Additions made today.


Please note that Midnight Madness will be on hiatus this week, and will return on February 23. There will not be an issue this Monday, February 16, please don't think your inbox has hidden it!

February 13, 2015 - Desk Set Day! Always good to have a nice pen parked on your desk where you can always find it secure in its desk base.


February 12, 2015 - Additions to our vintage dip pen selections today including one of the most stunning Dip Pen Holders we've ever seen!


February 10, 2015 - It's Cursive Italic Day!


February 9, 2015 - Looking for a little nostalagia? Look no further than our Other Pencils section on the website. So many cool pencils - mechanical, woodcase and even a few odd marking crayons with interesting wrappers.


February 5, 2015 - Sheaffer's White Dot is recognized by pen collectors around the world. We've loaded loads of white dot pens to our Sheaffer listings today. All made in Fort Madison, Iowa where Sheaffer first started their long history.


February 2, 2015 - Everyone who sits at a desk and owns a pen needs a place to safely place their pen or in the case of many of us, pens (plural!) Click on over today and check out all of our Pen Storage Solutions. Wide range of something for every pen lover.


January 29, 2015 - We've been sorting again and there are oodles and oodles of new listings for Dip Pen Nibs up on the website now. The highlights include nibs from the following nib makers, some are quite obscure and there are also a few non-U.S nibs included in this latest batch that don't turn up often:

Banque Candienne Nationale, Blackbird, Blymer Bros, The Broons Co's, Eagle (10 different), Electric, Esterbrook (43 different), Mark Ferth, Gillotts (8 different!), MB Hudson's, George W. Hughes, Hunt (19 different), Leon Isaacs, RE Kindel, HF Krueger, Lawrence's, Lochhead's, DW McLane, Palmer (6 different), Paragon, PENNA (2 different Italian nibs), Perfection, Perry & Co, Presbitero, Rochester NY Schools, Russia Moheta, Schwabacher & Frey, Sherwood, Steelman's, Spencerian (13 Different), United Drug Rexall, Van Baalens and Frank E Wood. (Phew!)

January 27, 2015 - OMAS, Visconti and Platinum are the most recently posted pens in our "Other" Pen aisle! Click on over to check these and many others out today.

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January 26, 2015 -

Congratulations to Rodney Ogata!

Just in case you missed our announcement in Monday's Midnight Madness, we want to congratulate Rodney Ogata, winner of our 2015 National Handwriting Contest. You can view all of the letters we received on our Pendemonium Facebook page in the special 2015 National Handwriting Gallery.


January 22, 2015 - Join us at the Los Angeles Pen Show February 13-15. We've updated details on LA on our Pen Show page. Looking forward to seeing you at this great pen show!

January 21, 2015 - We have been making a concerted effort to make a dent in the huge amount of vintage dip pen nibs we have waiting to go on the website and I must say we have started to make some progress. Still a ways to go, but at least we're moving forward.

Some of these are very unusual and not oft heard of companies and some there are just a few of, perhaps even a single nib. Nib collectors as opposed to nib users will want to pay special attention to this update. I see a number of opportunities for you nib collectors to grab some hard to find nibs! Some of our hard core dip pen nib customers have already spotted the major updates, so if you're looking for some rarities, zip on over to our Dip Pen Nib listings!

Recent updates to our Dip Pen Nib listings include nibs from these companies:
B.B. & Co
C.P.F Augusta
J. Crawfords
DeWitt & Sinclair
SR Gray
Harper RR
EG Henry
MB Hudson's
RE Kindel
MacNiven & Cameron
D.W. McLane
Miller Bros
Wm Mitchells
New York Pen Co
Our Drummer
Our Favorite
Russia Moheta
A.L. Salomon
SV Sanger
Thompson Bros
Turner & Harrison
United Drug - Rexall

PLUS! new listings for Eagle, 42 new Esterbrook, 26 new Hunt, 10 new Palmer and 13 new Spencerian.

January 15, 2015 - Blotters are still used today, but they are not nearly so much a part of the total writing experience they once were. Years ago, advertising blotters were as common as business cards, but far more nicely illustrated and since they were larger than a business card, there was plenty of room to tell a potential customer or perhaps a regular customer everything they needed to know.

We've added some nice advertising blotters to our line up today. Hope you'll take a look.


January 12, 2015 - Lots of additions to our large selection of vintage ink bottles today. Several SkripWell bottles which make great little inexpensive inkwells, along with some lovely Carter's ink bottles and a Weber just for good measure!


January 6, 2015 - Our very popular Test Tube o'Nibs are back in stock again. Great way to try out a bunch of different antique dip pen nibs and get a free holder in the deal for a bargain price.


January 5, 2015 - It is a doozy of an update to our Other Pencils section of the website today. Mechanicals, woodcase, sharpeners and clips. We even have some cool old slates with slate pencils for you today.


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