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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

Space Race
Another great job by Retro51.
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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Sports
A classic remake of the original Retro Football pen. This one is a tornado size and not the larger one. If you missed out on the original "Pig skin", this is a close second. Mass produced so the collector value is not there yet, but its one to have for a football fan.
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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30th Anniversary
This one was rare. Quite a hit amongst Retro collectors. It's unique and has a classy look to it.
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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Tornado Popper
Ordered this for a high school grad, and she loves it. It has quickly become her journal pen and she does not let my one use it because everyone likes monsters.
Kevin
Canonsburg, PA
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Periodic Elements - very detailed and clear. Colors are commented on, frequently. As with any Retro pen I have owned, the twist to open/close is very smooth and quiet. No rattling parts. Multiple refill options are great as well.
Kevin
Canonsburg, PA
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Great pen! Bought it for our daughter as a graduation present.
Michael
Fairfax, VA
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Vintage Metalsmith
I choose the Mustang, and I love it! It's a heavy pen with intricate details, definitely not for someone with small hands, but it's sturdy and an eye-catcher.
Sanja
Clearwater, FL
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Bought the ‘Dr. Gray’ as a gift but had to try it out first to make sure it worked! Wow, buttery smooth, uniform line and the weight and balance of the pen was a delight. There is some weight to it but not enough to impact longer writing sessions. The fit and finish is what you would expect from a quality pen such as this and the fact that this particular model glows in the dark is a cool and quirky bonus.Suppose I’ll have to get one for myself!
BRIAN
LANDER, WY
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Sherman Tank Big Shot
Great quality and good value.
Ke
Scarborough, ON
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Tornado Rescue
Great quality and good value. What a gorgeous pen.
Ke
Scarborough, ON
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Tornado Rescue
wonderful detail and wonderful writer. Retro 51 is the best non fountain pen
Patricia
New Kensington, PA
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Leviathan
A great pen from The Retro 51 company, and great exclusive from Pen Chalet.
I’m a big fan of this brand, and pleased I managed to get this pen. Thanks.
Rodolphe
London,
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Typewriter
I'm so happy I snagged one of these before they sold out. What a great design---I love the raised typewriter keys (they make the pen feel so nice in the hand, as others have pointed out), I love the shade of blue (the perfect retro pale blue) chosen....I love everything about it! I have several dozen Retro 51 Tornados but this is already one of my favourites :) Thank you, Pen Chalet, for your collaboration with Retro 51!
Maja
Delta, BC
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Tornado Popper
"Under the Radar" did not fly under mine! So glad to have grabbed one!
Simone
Los Angeles, CA
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Typewriter
What a gorgeous pen! So glad to have snagged one. Excellent shipping time & customer service.
Simone
Los Angeles, CA
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Smithsonian Tornado
Love Retro 51 Pens. The write great and the detail is amazing. The best roller ball in town
Patricia
New Kensington, PA
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Typewriter
Very beautiful exclusive. This is my favorite version in the series. Pen Chalet also has great customer service.
Heather
Vancouver, WA
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Leviathan
Love the design....Retro 51 and Pen Chalet did a great job in designing this pen.
Robert
Randolph , NJ
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Typewriter
Beautiful pen.....
Robert
Randolph , NJ
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Leviathan
This pen has a real steampunk vibe, with an elegant attention to detail.
Deborah
Lawrenceville, NJ
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Smithsonian Tornado
I love these pens. Red is my favorite color--and the brass-trimmed red Vega is a pleasure to write with.
Deborah
Lawrenceville, NJ
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Typewriter
I got the brass model. Key design is slightly raised, has a very "retro" look. Lovely pen! I'll swap out the ink refill (which it too wide for me) for an Ohto 0.5 flash dry gel refill.
Deborah
Lawrenceville, NJ
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Typewriter
Love! Great customer service! Grateful.
Carol
Ridgefield, WA
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Typewriter
I bought both the brass and blue versions of the Retro 51 Typewriter and they are great. They will complement the Retro 51 pewter and black versions of the Typewriter in my collection.
Thomas
Prospect, CT
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Leviathan
A very neat design, with a pleasant feeling raised design and texture. It writes great like all of my Retro 51 pens. 'Nuff said.
CHRIS
Troy, OH
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