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1920’s Waterman Trolley Car Sign

“Learning to Write With a Waterman” cardboard poster was displayed on trolley cars. In 1926 the image was reproduced on tin for use by retailers in their stores and window displays. 19″ x 13″.

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1913 French Vintage Waterman Poster

“Plume Ideal Waterman” poster by Cappiello. Clown with two faces, one happy and one unhappy.  The side with the happy face is holding a then modern Waterman Self Filling Fountain Pen, while the side with the unhappy face is tossing his quill dip pen.  Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), born in Livorno, Italy, was one of the most important artists in the European Vintage poster movement.  Cappiello moved to Paris early in his career to sell his …

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Waterman Counter Top Pen Display

Here is a wonderful vintage Waterman countertop display the company provided to their dealers.  It holds 8 pens.  The theory was that pens displayed on the counter would be more likely to sell than pens under the counter, since they were in better view.

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GoPens on Facebook

Hello again! I hope you have had a chance to check out the new blog here on GoPens. Gary and Myrna are currently expanding the GoPens community to try and help more vintage pens find their perfect homes. You can now find GoPens on Facebook, so if you’re a Facebooker, please head on over and give GoPens a like! What is your favorite vintage pen? Is there a vintage pen you’re looking for? Leave a …

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Catalog #70 – 10% Off Sale

We are pleased to announce a sale of 10% off of any item remaining in Catalog #70. There are about 70 items remaining – hopefully one will be just what you’re looking for. Please be sure to also check out the remaining pens in the other active Catalogs – Catalog #72, Catalog #71, Catalog #69, and Catalog #68 – that pen you’ve always wanted and needed may be lurking in there. Happy browsing, Gary and Myrna

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Hey Fountain Pen Lovers!

Hello there fountain pen lovers, vintage fans, and anyone else who may have stumbled here! Welcome to the brand new GoPens blog. This blog will be written primarily by Azizah Asgarali (you may recognize me as Gourmet Pens), thanks to the kindness of Gary and Myrna. We met in The Netherlands and hit it off (I even took home one of Gary’s Watermans with me – it’s magical!) If you haven’t already visited gopens.com, do check it …

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Welcome To The Gopens.com Blog!

Welcome to the gopens.comn blog! Hi, this is Gary and Myrna Lehrer, operators of gopens.com and publishers of the Quarterly Illustrated Vintage Pen Catalog.  We’ve wanted to start a blog for several years now so we can share lots of pen related information which we just can’t fit into our Catalog, and for which there is no other place on our website.  We’ve just never had the time to do it.  But now we are …

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