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A Pen for Every Budget

 You don't need to break the bank in order to own a great pen.  Just take a look at our list of pens, fit for every budget.

Under $20.00

Lamy Tipo - $12.50


This capless rollerball pen enables smooth and precise penmanship. And it's always ready to write, thanks to its integrated clip-push mechanism, which allows you to switch to writing mode quickly.  See More.


$20 to $50

Cleo Skribent - Messograf - $28.00


The Messograf is the writing tool for engineers, gadgeteers, mechanophiles and anyone who wants a pen that really stands out in a crowd.

The Messograf is not only a high-capacity, satisfyingly weighted, Chromium-plated brass writing instrument. It's also a tire tread gauge, caliper rule, ruler (inches and metric) and thread scale.  See More.



Karas - Bolt - $70.00


The Bolt is a machined, bolt-action pen body. Karas Kustums designed The Bolt to be fun to use and to be extremely durable. This may be the last pen you ever have to buy.  Read More.



Cleo Skribent - Copper - $89.00

 cleo copper

This entirely copper pen made by Cleo Skribent is exclusive to Papier Plume. It is made with the highest grade of copper providing the most antimicrobial properties available to help stop the spread of bacteria from things like MRSA, E-Coli and Staphylococci. Great for healthcare professionals, teachers and people who come in contact with many others.  Read More.



Jean-Pierre Lepine - Indigo - $109


Measuring 4" when closed and only 5" when the cap is docked and the pen is ready to write, it's the perfect pen for the pocket or purse. Takes any international size cartridge. Read More.



Wahl-Eversharp - Skyline Classic - $199


A true American art deco classic design.  This pen is available in a variety of colors to fit the taste and style of anyone one on your list. Read More.



Cleo Skribent - Aura - $215


Precious resin dipped in beautifully shimmering mother of pearl or elegant black refined with a 14-carat bicolour gold nib and rhodium-coated fittings – the makings of something very special. This Cleo is shorter and more compact than our other fine writing instruments. Its rollerball received another innovation along the way – unlike other writing utensils, it uses normal ink cartridges and renounces any refill. Read More.



Waldmann - Edelfeder - $260


For more than 95 years, Waldmann has been manufacturing high class writing instruments made from Solid Sterling Silver 925/ooo, in an amazing variety of designs and models. Made in Germany. Read More.



Aurora - Ipsolon - Quadra Silver - $375



An innovative line with a strong attitude. Ipsilon, with its unmistakably shaped clip, is a loyal everyday companion dedicated to those who work and study.

Made from Sterling Silver and equipped with a 14k gold nib.  Read More.



Visconti - RaceTech - $450


The limited Edition RaceTech pen is an ode to racing and is packed full of racing themes: The lightening holes on the clip, the black and white checkered finishing flag enameled on the pen's band, the body is crafted from sturdy race ready carbon fiber and all parts are trimmed in racing red resin. The RaceTech is limited to 388 pieces worldwide and is available in fountain pen and rollerball.  Read More.



Wahl-Eversharp - Decoband Gold Seal Oversized - Gatsby Black Etched - $895


The WAHL-EVERSAHRP Oversized DECOBAND pneumatic filling Gatsby pen with SUPERFLEX nib and 2.0ml ink capacity sets a new standard for beauty and elegance by recapturing the classic design first introduced in 1928...only bigger and better!  The Gatsby pen is constructed using the finest materials available.  The pen body and cap material is beautiful highly polished Ebony Black Acrylic Resin with finely etched Roscoe Pattern, all exterior metal is heavily gold plated and the internal mechanism is solid brass.  Read More.



Visconti - Watermark - $1695



The Watermark is a pen that demonstrates one of Visconti's greatest skills, the artisanal craftsmanship of the cut out filigree, an ability to achieve intricate details with absolute precision. The filigree is cut out from a solid tube of sterling silver and required over 20 manual operations to reach the final status.

The Watermark demonstrator is limited to 888 pieces. The fountain features the patented Visconti Double Reservoir Power Filler, a unique filling system that allows a greater ink capacity and safe usage during air flights.  Read More.


$2000 and Up

Jean-Pierre Lepine - Titanic DNA - $7900



The barrel of the object bears a ring of oxidized steel, born of the fusion between rusted steel from the wreck of the Titanic and steel supplied by the Harland & Wolff Shipyards, where the great ship was built almost a century ago.  Read More.




5 Gift Sets Worth Giving

1. Wahl-Eversharp - Skyliner 50's - Fountain Pen


A classic and iconic pen design paired with a classic and iconic American car.  What can be better?  Sure, if it was a real Corvette, that might be better, but this toy Corvette and 50's "Drive In" designed box still makes a great gift.  Available in 3 colors as a Fountain Pen or Rollerball.


2. Bortoletti - Writing Set - Pen/Letter Opener


Made in Italy, this dip beautiful pen comes with 3 antique nibs and a bottle of ink.  The trick of this pen is that it doubles as a letter opener.  It looks great on any desk or office.


3. Montegrappa - Fortuna - Copper Mule - Fountain Pen


There is no denying that copper has made a resurgence as a material.  The Montegrappa Mule, inspired by the copper in grappa distilleries in Italy, takes the material and does something extrodinary with it. The pen is accompanied by a copper mug with the Montegrappa logo adorned to it.  Perfect for a Moscow Mule, or whatever beverage you may choose to put in it.


4. ONLINE - Calligraphy Set - Black Tango


Made in Germany this is a perfect set for anyone who wants to add a little flair to their writing.  It comes with 3 calligraphy styled nibs, a converter, and a bottle of ink.  All neatly packaged in a "bamboo" case.


5. Papier Plume - Boxed Calligraphy Set


Hand made in our shop in New Orleans this is a great gift set for someone getting started in the world of Calligraphy.  It includes two bottles of ink, a dip pen, and 5 nibs.  Also availble in a larger size with 7 bottles of ink.


You can see all these gifts sets by clicking HERE! Or search giftsets



10 Stocking Stuffers for $40 and Under!

Ink Miser


 Ink Miser

This is a great stocking stuffer for the fountain pen lover in your life.  If you ever see them get frustrated trying to get the last drop of ink into a pen then this is the perfect gift.  The Ink Miser allows you to get the most ink out every bottle.

Rhodia Writing Pads



Rhodia pads are known worldwide for their high quaility paper.  A great gift for the writer in your life.


Papier Plume Ink



With great reviews all over the internet, Papier Plume ink is quickly gaining popularity in the world of fountain pens.  It's also a great bargin, it starts at $5.00 for a half ounce bottle!


Ink Journal


 Ink Journal

If you find that you have too many pens or inks to keep track of then the Ink Journal is the tool for you.  Made with high grade smooth paper and a velvety feeling cover this is the perfect addition for keeping track of a collection.


Cleo-Skribent Messograf



Made in Germany of high grade chromium plated brass, this is the perfect pen for anyone that likes gadgets or working in shop environment.  It includes a built in caliper, ruler, thread scale, and tire tread gauge. The Messograf is a unique gift for a unique person.


San Lorenzo Regenerated Leather Notebook



These stylish notebooks are made in Italy by combining rubber and leather to create a smooth durable material known as "Regenerated Leather".  Available in a variety of colors sure to fit the taste of anyone on your gift list.

Ogon Designs - Original Stockholm Wallet



Made of aluminum, lightweight, and with RFID protection.  This is a unique and durable wallet/card holder that is sure to make a statement.


Bortoletti - Wood and Bronze Dip Pen Calligraphy Set


 dip pen

This beautiful gift set from Bortolleti comes all the way from Italy.  It includes three nibs, a wooden dip pen, and a fantastic bottle of ink.


Retro 51 - Jingle Bells



Retro 51 comes out with some of the most fun, collectible, pens on the market.  This years limited edition holiday pen is this joyous "Jingle Bells" pen.  There's no better way to spread the joy.


Nock Co. Pen Cases



Nock Co. pen cases are made in Atlanta, Georgia and made of high quality nylon.  The pen rolls are great way to carry 6 pens with you on the go, along with other things you may need.  While the "Sinclair" case zips up holding 3 pens and a pocket journal.

If you'd like to see all these products on one page just CLICK HERE.






9 Years In The French Quarter


It's been 9 years since we've opened up shop here in the French Quarter.  We'd love it if you came by for a glass of wine and say hello.  We also have specials in the store and online, like our Cleo-Skribent Pens are on sale.  You can also find these savings online by searching "sale9" through the weekend, or click here.  We do hope to see you and thanks for the past 9 years.





New Retro 51 Pens Are In Stock

New pens from Retro 51 are now in stock and there is something for everyone in this batch.

 Desk Set

For starters we have these desk sets.  The Desk Sets are perfect for adding a touch of class to your desk, office or wedding. (The white model is also in stock)


If you really want to get "Retro"  you're going to want to get your hands on one of these Dinosauria Limited Edition Poppers.  They're going fast so you want to get one before they're extinct.


If you love pets as much as we do you then the new Rescue Collection is for you.  Choose between Dog Rescue or Cat Rescue, 5% of the retail price to Best Friends Animal Society to help rescue animals and help fund lifesaving programs.  Oh and they GLOW IN THE DARK!

 slim set

Looking for something a little more svelte?  Retro 51 introduces the new Slim Collection.  It's light, simple and sophisticated. 

 Dr. Gray

Lastly, a new addition to the Vintage Metalsmith Collection is the  Dr. Gray rollerball. An ode to Henry Gray, well known for his book on the human anatomy.  And guess what?  It GLOWS IN THE DARK!


Check out our Retro 51 collection for these pens and more!




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