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 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Used as a Christmas gift for someone. The MET roller ball pens are kind of expensive, but their designs are very nice. I liked the Van Gogh Wheat Fields and Cypresses as my favorite design. Not inexpensive, but sometimes real nice looking pens cost a bit more... eh... . Well worth it I think.
Peter A
Moville, IA
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Retro 51 The Rocketeer! Big Shot
Used as gift for Christmas, purchased "The Blind Bulldog" in yellow and black. Very cool looking rollerball pen (IMO)
Peter A
Moville, IA
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Retro 51 Tornado Popper
So gorgeous and smooth writing.
Yusra
Springfield Gardens, NY
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Retro 51 Pan Am Airlines Tornado
Love Retro 51 roller pens and this offering is so fun and brings back fond memories of flying Pan Am. In its prime, Pan Am was THE airline, and Retro 51 holds that pride of place in the rollerball world. Love the graphics and the Retro box that the pen comes in.
MARY
LAKEWOOD, CO
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Retro 51 The Rocketeer! Big Shot
A fun rollerball to say the least. I love the weight of this baby. It's a bit larger than the typical Retro 51 Rollerball. Love how the design just seems to belong to the pen. The graphic designers and fabricators did a great job. A perfect canvas, IMO. It was quite a hit with the avaition crowd I hang with. It writes as good as it looks, too. Pen Chalet did their usual wonderful job in packing and swift shipping. Just in time for the upcoming eclipse! It was the pen I was hoping to use to write down observations with and TADA!! Thanks, Pen Chalet folks.
MARY
LAKEWOOD, CO
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Retro 51 Tornado Classic Brass
Made in Taiwan. The pen looks like was made in a hospital, clean, precisely machined and assembled. Much better than Japanese counterparts. Excellent in every respect.
Kazutoshi
Abbotsford, BC, BC
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Retro 51 Exclusive Phoenix Tornado
It's just a fabulous pen, and I have to watch to make sure it doesn't fly off when I take it to work. Not that my co-workers would take it, but it did create some serious pen envy, LOL! I love the brilliant red, yellow and orange color scheme and know this will be one of my favorite pens. Besides the fabulous flames that cover the pen, there is a nice little yellow phoenix set on the top of the red finial. The flames are delineated by thin black lines which are slightly raised from the flames. This gives a bit of added texture to the pen which I personally enjoy. Pen Chalet scored a major hit with this exclusive. Don't wait to pick it up, it may fly off sooner than you think.
MARY
LAKEWOOD, CO
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Retro 51 Exclusive Phoenix Tornado
Not just a gorgeous looking pen. The slightly raised flames add that extra flare. Just like all Tornados, it also writes smooth. The uniqueness and quality of this pen makes it worth every penny.
Nathan
Chesterton, IN
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Retro 51 Columbia Space Shuttle Tornado
As always Retro 51 produces an excellent writing pen. Additionally, the Columbia Space Shuttle design is a tribute to space history.
William
San Antonio, TX
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Retro 51 A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh
bought both the rollerball and pencil/wish there had been a set/but loveeeee them
fast shipping/excellent condition
Robin
Marietta, GA
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Retro 51 A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh
very fast shipping/loveeeeeeeeeeee the set!!!
Robin
Marietta, GA
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Retro 51 A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh
A whimsical pencil with solid brass construction. Pencil lead movement is smooth, and the clutch does not let the lead go loose, which has happened to me with some other mechanical pencils. Good weight, but not too heavy for extended use.
Robert
River Forest, IL
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Retro 51 USPS Tornado
Fine writing instrument as always
JOSEPH
Apple Valley, CA
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Retro 51 USPS Tornado
My daddy worked for the Post Office for 42 years and raised 12 children of which I am the 11th. I would like to have bought more of the set but at 82 years old I picked the love stamp!!!!
Sharon R.
Arlington , WA
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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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Retro 51 Tornado Short
Good Refills
Paul
ANKENY, IA
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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Very nice
Paul
ANKENY, IA
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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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Retro 51 Exclusive Great American Jukebox Tornado
Really enjoying my new pen
Joe
Franklin, TN
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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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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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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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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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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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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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