“No longer an eccentric pastime, collecting fountain pens has captured the everyday hobbyist to the neophyte corporate CEO. Now, the first comprehensive guide to fountain pens, Collecting and Valuing Fountain Pens creates the strategy for collecting pens, including an in-depth historical perspective of manufacturers and their classics, and the collector’s guide to identification and pen values.
Fountain pen pioneer and expert Paul Erano guides you through the mysteries of pen collecting, with prose as ornate as the pens he describes, Erano begins with a basic overview and perspective on fountain pen collecting, what you need to get started and what you should know for the future,
In the first edition of Collecting and Valuing Fountain Pens:
§ Learn tips in how to buy pens and trade with other collectors
§ Discover where to look for fountain and how to obtain the best buys
§ Identify trends in pen collecting and look at those fountain pens that show the most potential
§ Get a brief overview of the leading manufacturers of fountain pens and their classic models, and
§ Study the bonus pricing system chart, followed by illustrations of fountain pens and pencils and their values.”