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Retro 51 Pens

Retro 51
With a mission statement like "Life is too short to carry an Ugly Pen!", Retro 51 is all about bright colors and unique themes. Always searching for the latest theme or trend, Retro 1951 combines modern trends with vintage quality and ideals.

Started in 1990, Retro 1951 focused on unique gift writing instruments. They wanted to create a pen that shows a bit about the writer from the design. A pen makes a perfect gift that will last for years and is a token of love and friendship. Each Retro 51 has been designed, created and packaged with nostalgic Americana.

In 1997, Retro 51 release the Tornado in three colors: red, blue and green. The retractable rollerball pen was an instant hit and is still available today in a broader color and theme selection. Just like a tornado, this pen will blow you away.

Since then Retro 51 has expanded their offering including such items as fountain pens. By an nostalgic pen designed by Retro 51 today!

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Retro 51 pens and writing instruments.

Country: United States of America

Customer Reviews

Retro 51 Tornado Classic Brass
I'm so glad Retro 51 finally came out with a whole line of brass Tornados. I bought the kiwi color (bright green) and I love it.
Nor
Everett, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Short
Good Refills
Paul
ANKENY, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Very nice
Paul
ANKENY, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 USPS Tornado
Most fun pen i owned EVER! I hate to put it away until next Halloween! I might still use it through November. Ink flows smoothly, price is certainly fair for this quality writing instrument. Highly recommend!
Carol
Freeport, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Really enjoying my new pen
Joe
Franklin, TN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Streamliner
This is a cool looking rollerball pen! I really enjoy Retro 51’s many different colors & motifs. There are so many to choose from, which is great. They make excellent gifts I think.
Peter A
Moville, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Rescue
I like Retro 51’s rollerball pens. Ya, in some instances, a rollerball pen is better suited for certain writing tasks… . These pens are solid, well built, work as designed. I like the variety of designs available too. Worth the cost for me.
Peter A
Moville, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Vintage Metalsmith
This eye catching design is fun and functional. I love it for everyday carry and use.
Jeremy
Princeton, TX
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado
I love this pen. Initially I bought as a display piece but it turned into my daily use pen. People regularly Comment on its design. It's smooth and consistent. The weight is perfect for holding and carrying in pocket.
Jeremy
Princeton, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
This is a really cool pen. Good looks, good feel, and smooth operation. I’ve always been a Tesla fan.
Jim
Milwaukee,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Everyone has same pens to sell.
Retro pens are wonderful
The best part is CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM DEB——great company asset
John
Phoenix, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
The Retro 51 Grest American Jukebox Tornado is a wonderful pen, just like all the Retro 51 series. Gorgeous colorful design. I love the silver top.
The pen, like all Retro 51 rollerballs writes
smoothly and has a comfortable grip.
Frank
West Harrison, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Definitely a retro design! Love those old jukeboxes. A perfect theme for a Retro 51 pen
Raul
Moxee , WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Streamliner
I love trains and I had to have this pen. I use it for writing my checks and I absolutely love it!
Andre
Roslyn , PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Classic Brass
I bought this for my wife to use at work and she absolutely loves it and her coworkers love it also.
Andre
Roslyn , PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Smithsonian Tornado
Beautiful copper design!
Janine
Rochester Hills, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado
The Retro Douglass pencil is a beautiful design and will be my go to pencil.
Janine
Rochester Hills, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Popper
Petals and pastels is one of my favorite poppers! Love the colors and texture to the pen.
Janine
Rochester Hills, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Short
Just works great. A roller ball that I use everyday.
Akil
Fountain Inn, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Retro 51 Smithsonian Tornado
The Smithsonian Hummingbird Retro 51 is one of the most beautiful of all the pens from Retro 51, in my opinion. The design and artwork are superb, and the finish is gorgeous.
Gloria
Manassas, VA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Smithsonian Tornado
Beautiful pen that writes extremely smoothly. Feels really good in the hand - very comfortable to hold and write with. Again, so very pretty!
Cathryn
Southlake, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 USPS Tornado
My Route Master Retro 51 Tornado is stylish and comfortable in my hand. The refills are always wet, smooth, and bold on the paper.
Jesse
Lynchburg, VA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Streamliner
I bought this as a gift to my brother-in-law as he collects Lionel trains. He has not opened or used the pen, but he did say the quality is nice and he will keep it as a collectible.
Lori
Lawton, OK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Classic Lacquer
Another great 51, great color, everyday writer.
Edward
Montrose, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
This is a really cool 51. Love it.
Edward
Montrose, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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