VICTORIAN DIP PENS, PENCILS AND MORE:
The first pens were reeds or rushes that ancient people cut, sharpening one end to use as a writing tool using ink or soot to write. The first quill pens, made from feathers, were used beginning around 500 B.C. and into the 18th century. Collectors acquire vintage pens for various reasons. The design of the pen, the pen brand name, the materials used, or decoration and advertising are all areas of interest to collectors.
Today, Victorian dip pens are collected for various reasons, design, brands, and particularly for note taking, calligraphy, or just doodling.
Please browse my collection and feel free to ask any questions.