Pens replaced hand-cut quills as writing instruments in 1780, when the first steel pen point was made in England. But it was 100 years before the commercial pen was a common item. The fountain pen was invented in the 1830s but was not made in quantity until the 1880s. The Biro brothers of Hungary invented the ballpoint pen in 1935. All types of old pens are collected. Float pens that feature small objects floating in a liquid as part of the handle are popular with collectors. Advertising pens are listed in the Advertising category.
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|Pens||Waterman’s||Fountain Sterling Silver Monogram Jump Ring 3 1/3 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Waterman’s||No. 452 Sterling Overlay Lever Fill Monogram c.1915-33 5 3/8 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wearever||Silver Pearl Stripes, Gold Filled, Suction Filler ~illus||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Webster||Green Pearl Black, Gold Trim, 14k Gold Nib||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Weidlich||Gold Filled Tip, Blue & Black, Marbled, Lever Filler||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Welty Dixie||Gold Plated Trim, Black & Cream, Marbled, Lever Filler||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Windsor||Black, Gold Cap||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wipe||Owl, Felt, c.1890, 6 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wipes||Rooster, Hen, Wool, Felt Capes, On Round Penny Rugs, c.1880, 5 In. 4 Piece||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Woman's||Stripping Action, Denmark||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Womans||Stripping Action, Denmark||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wood||Pos Professional Office Service Co. Inc., 5 1/4 In.||2004||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wood||Red, Gold Accent Trim, 5 1/2 In.||2004||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Wood||Old South Peterbilt Inc.||2004||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Writing Brush||Soapstone, Carved, Animal Hair Brush, Chinese, 1900s, 15 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Yard-O-Led||Fountain, Viceroy Sterling Silver, Barleycorn,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Pens||Zebra||Silver, Black Rubber Grip, F-402, Japan||2004||Login / Create Account for Price|