That’s a line more likely to be written by a pen seller than a pen collector.
Luxury investment: your guide to buying a precious pen
Writing instruments are a globally collected product, and tend to hold their value over time
…This might explain why stationery is an important market for both age-old auction houses and modern-day shopping portals. “Many of our clients say they appreciate fine pens precisely because they represent a respite from the digitisation of everything. The very act of using a fountain pen is, in a sense, a small rebellion against the trivialisation of the art of writing,” says Ivan Briggs, director of writing instruments at Bonhams auction house.…
…From an investment viewpoint, the preciousness of a pen is directly proportional to its rarity. Accordingly, an upcoming Bonhams auction will include such specimens as a Pilot-Namiki maki-e pen from the 1930s decorated with a Japanese fan motif, by artist Shogo; and a Parker Ultra-Giant hard-rubber fountain pen, circa 1905, which holds a red Baby pen within its barrel. Although the latter is fully functional, it’s too large to comfortably write with, and will work best as a display piece….