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Happy Holidays from Pendemonium!


Back in 1962, Santa said - Fountain pens are a neat gift idea! The Santa illustration above was originally in the December 1962 Boys Life Magazine. The Sheaffer advertisement featured their cartridge filling fountain pen with matching reminder clip ballpoint pen. It also notes that better than 30,000,000 students already use a Sheaffer's fountain pen - No Dip! No Dunk! No Mess!

We agree with Santa that Fountain Pens are indeed a neat gift idea! We'll take it a step further though since we have a wide range of vintage and unusual writing collectibles that make perfect gifts - antique inkwells and ink bottles, stationery, modern ink, writing ephemera along with Fountain Pens, Ballpens, Mechanical Pencils, Dip Pens and even some quite odd writing instruments like slate pencils!

Pendemonium is a small, independent owned business and we strive for excellent customer service and prompt shipping. Need help deciding on a writing gift? Just drop us an email and we'll get back to you quickly. We love writing instruments and care about what we sell.

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Our vintage fountain pen advertisements make a perfect gift for the pen collector on your holiday shopping list.

Hundreds to select from. Wide range of different brands: Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, Eversharp and many more.

Special Holiday Offer - $5 each
(Any ads on the website priced $5 or less are half price!)

No special code needed, we'll automatically give you the special Holiday Advert Price. Offer expires December 31, 2014.


December 19, 2014 - One of my personal favorite spots on the website is the Inkwells and Desktop section. The inkwell parts is, needless to say, filled with all sorts of different antique inkwells. The Desktop section holds things far different from the Desktop you may be reading this from! Awesome antique desk accessories to complete your full vintage writing experience. We hope you'll peruse our newest listings today.


December 16, 2014 - It's Cursive Italic Day!


December 15, 2014 - Continuing on with our Vintage Advertisement updates! Today we added new ads to our Sheaffer, Parker, and Other sections, spanning more than five decades of writing instruments, including some very obscure ads!


December 9, 2014 - Mega updates to our Sheaffer Advertisements department! Lots of new old adverts listed, and scores of photos added - we're working on our mission to get photos of all our ads up on the website, and Sheaffer is completed! It's all good! Come cruise our aisle of Sheaffer and other adverts as well. You'll enjoy a little stroll through fountain pen history!


December 8, 2014 - Be sure to keep an eye on our ever changing stationery offerings. Two new and very different additions for you today! Click the photos, below.


December 4, 2014 - 1920s Waterman in original box just listed on the website today. Flexible nib, too. Also a lovely writing Waterman Exclusive Fountain Pen, and some great Waterman memorabilia. Hurry on over to check it out!


November 24, 2014 - Lots of writing goodness for you today! Our additions to the Other Pen aisle run the gamut from 1930s fountain pens to snazzy new collectible die cast car and pen sets. Start your engines and zip on over to take a look!


November 21, 2014 - More pen storage solutions for you, because everyone deserves something cool to keep their favorite fountains in. Vintage and re-purposed items are our specialty, because you don't want the same thing everyone else has! New listings today, we hope you'll look them over and buy your favorite.


November 18, 2014 - The 1930s was the Golden Age of Fountain Pens and the pen makers spared nothing in creating elaborate and eye catching advertisements. Patricians and Lady Patricians were coveted by many. Be sure to take a moment to see our latest 1930s Waterman advertisements, perfect for framing. And flashback to the 1940s with ads also added today!


November 17, 2014 - We have returned to Pendemonium-Central from our Ohio Pen Show Adventure. Our thanks to all of you who placed orders while we were on the road. Everyone's orders will be winging their way toward their final destination today, Monday, November 17th. We still have a few emails pending final answers that required being at the shop to reply and we're working on those today. Great to see so many customers and meet some new customers at the Ohio Pen Show, appreciate you stopping by to see us at the show. We stopped and shopped for YOU all the way to Ohio and back to Kingman again and found so many old pieces of writing equipment - these will be coming to you soon on our weekly eNewsletters Inky Greetings and Midnight Madness. A few sneak peek photos for you here today!


November 14, 2014 - The Parker 51 is perhaps Parker's most familiar fountain pen ever made. We hope you'll take a moment to peruse our vintage Parker advertisements, four new ones added today, three from 1947 and one from 1952.


November 11, 2014 - Take a glimpse inside the inner workings of the Sheaffer Pen Company and the people who made your Sheaffer pens via their company newsletter-magazine, The Sheaffer Review. We have a wide variety of issues available from the 1940s into the 1990s.


November 7, 2014 - We have two very different blotters for you today!

This exceptionally elegant blotter is approaching the century mark. Needless to say, there is only one available. Check it out!


Need a little Art Deco bright chrome in your life? Check out this awesome rocker blotter.

November 5, 2014 - Today, we've added several lovely old original Wahl-Eversharp advertisements to our advertisements selection. Love these old ads which are very suitable for framing.


Also look at the beautiful 1920s Sheaffer advertisements illustrated by Donald Denton. Truly small works of art.

November 4, 2014 - They're back! Frank's solid oak pen rests made from old door molding. Limited supplies, so grab one while they last!


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