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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

Smithsonian Tornado
Great style, good balance.
Lesley
Reston, VA
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Tornado Rescue
Love Buzzed. Just the right amount of texture. Good balanced weight.
Lesley
Reston, VA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
What a cool pen! The detail in the metal is really great. Every rivet has some depth to it as well as the “panel” seam lines. It’s a very detailed pen with an authentic looking vintage aircraft finish. I’m really impressed with the pen! Retro 51 did a great job. The rollerball refill is also extremely smooth. As a bonus, these limited Retro 51 pens tend to increase in value as well once they go out of production. I kick myself for not getting the Tiger Shark model while it was still being made.
Matthew
Rancho Cordova, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Argo
Really like very unique tube is also very interesting glad I made this purchase
Michael
Rosedale, MD
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Tornado Rescue
Great item.
GARY
TIVERTON, RI
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Tornado Rescue
Love ALL Retro1951 pens! I especially love the Tornado HoneyBee rescue pen. The artwork is amazing, the texture and color of the pen are especially appeasing, and I love, Love, LOVE the finial of the bear. Great pen that is a great addition to my growing Retro1951 collection. This was the first of two pens I purchased from Pen Chalet. They have excellent customer service and are excellent at product fulfillment. I'll be buying more from Retro1951 and more from Pen Chalet!
David
Houston, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Short
First time user. Really like the color. Will buy again
Regina
cincinnati, OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Classic Lacquer
Very good
Alex
Westlake Village , CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Speakeasy
This pen is amazing!! I love how it feels in your hand when you write!! It is balanced & light, but stable!! The colors on my Absinthe green devil are vibrant!! I also bought the matching pen sleeve from Rickshaw Bags....they make a very striking set!! I have been getting lots of compliments!! Thanks for making another GREAT pen to add to my collection!! I only wish it was a fountain pen!! LOL!!
Melodie J
Brighton, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Popper
Outstanding Retro 51 Pen, My Grandson likes writing with this pen, since he is studying about Mars. Outstanding service from Pen Chalet.
Kenneth D.
Rocky Hill, CT
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Awesome pen, especially at this price point. The schmidt p8127 refill is the best out there in my book, but if you find it too broad the p8126 is finer and quite good as well.
Matthew J
Winters, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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