I have been collecting fountain pens for a few years now. I'm not a "serious" collector, though. I just like the ones I've gotten and I don't really have the money to fall into the "serious" collector category.
My favorite writing pens are the Lamy pens and the Pelikano pens.
What I will do here is have some pics of the pens I do have, along with any interesting older ads I found for them, and then a separate section for ads for pens that I don't have. I like to know about the history of things, and there is a lot of very fascinating history involved in the subject of fountain pens.
Bexley Simplicity Bronze Pearl
Coca Cola pen from Italy
To me, this pen looks sort of futuristic.
I like the see-through aspect of this pen. Plus, I love any Lamy that I see. They are my favorite pens of all. When I use them you can actually read at least most of what I have written (my handwriting gives entirely new dimensions to the term 'terrible.') It also is one of my favorite writing pens, working well consistently.
I have taken up collecting the Lamy Al-stars and the Lamy safari pens. They write wonderfully and many of them are nice to look at.
The Stormtrooper, a white pen with a black clip, is very hard to get. The flame, an orange pen with a red clip, is also difficult to find.
This pen is no longer issued. You can, though, buy the individual parts and put a full pen together.
Limited Edition Pink
These are the only three Parker pens that I have. The red one is the Parker Red Reflex, and the other two are Parker Vectors.
Ads for Parker Pens
I happen to like this pen. It sort of reminds me of a space alien.
I really like the way the Pelikanos write, and I like the various colors they come in.
These are two special editions.
This is a very inexpensive set of disposable pens. Still, they seem to do a good job writing and they last a long while.
The pen is translucent. I have an italic nib on this one; and because of the way it writes, I call it my calligraphy pen.
These are okay pens, but not my favorite.
Ads for Scheaffer Pens
I only have this one Waterman pen. I really like the color, but it's not a pen I like to write with very much. I like the longer pens, frankly, although I still consider this one of the prettiest pens that I have.
Ads for Waterman Pens
Ads for Other Pens
De Witt Fountain Pen Company
Paul E. West
Cincinnati Pen Shows
I have some photos I took at a Cincinnati Pen Show in October 2008. The photos are located here.
Here are some photos from the Cincinnati Pen Show in October, 2009. The photos are located here.