FrontRunners April 2015: Presidential Pen

A lifelong passion and a presidential campaign are referenced in the design of the Montblanc John F. Kennedy Limited Edition 1917 ( Kennedy’s love of sailing is represented by the ropelike pattern that appears on the pen’s barrel and cap and by the engraving on the nib that depicts the lifesaver from Victura, his 26-foot […]

Pens: Writer’s Block

Before Bonhams launched a series of fountain-pen auctions in the United States, the first of which was held in 2009, no major American house had ever hosted a recurring sale dedicated to writing instruments. Last September Swann Galleries in New York held its first pen sale—then followed it with another auction in March. This small but […]

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