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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

Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
I purchased the Rosie Vintage Metalsmith. The pen is a smooth writing and feels great in your hand. Like all Retro51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith rollerballs Rosie is well designed. The pewter color and etched rivet design are unique. Rosie’s picture is on the top of the pen! The artwork on the package tube is colorful and well-done.
William
San Antonio, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Typewriter
Beautiful pen!! Smooth writer that looks as good as it writes!!
Gene
Lowell, IN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Smithsonian Tornado
This pen has been the most beloved pen in the quiver since it arrived. LOVE IT!
Levi
Nampa, ID
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Rescue
i love retro 51 for 3 reasons : 1) major fomo for when they will be gone, 2) the wonderful viscosity of the refill and the flow, and 3) the designs in the barrel and finial and their significance. i wish i'd been a pen nerd earlier or when i had an income but then again i'd be all the poorer because i'd be crazy buying retro 51s.
Fox
WASHOUGAL, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Super smooth writing pen. Great design and reasonable price. Takes rollerball or ballpoint refills. Good variety of styles and colors to choose from. Fast shipping too from Pen Chalet!
Gary
Laguna Beach, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Jupiter
Here again Retro51 together with Penchalet, have come out with another collector’s gem.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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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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Leviathan
The Retro51 Leviathan takes you back to an era gone by. It’s design and colors are pleasing and nostalgic. Highly collectable.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Submarine
The Retro51 Submarine tornado is another collectible Gem, for those collectors that value military and patriotic themed pens.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Excellent quality Retro51 tornado pen desirable to collect and obtained from an excellent and reliable supplier.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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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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Tornado Popper
Love this pen! Fun design and it writes so smoothly! Nice weight in hand, too!
Julie
Columbus, GA
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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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Sports
Nice whimsy for football fans who don't use fountain pens!
Suzanne
Columbia, 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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Typewriter
This pen makes you want to write. It's feel is history in your hand and you need to get it on paper.
Gene
Fort Morgan, CO
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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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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
The attention to detail of the flags are superb.
Gene
Fort Morgan, CO
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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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Sherman Tank Big Shot
This pen is an exact replica of our vintage Sherman Tank. Big and Green. It is part of the military arms collectible pens that Retro 1951 has produced and is producing. I love the Big Shot Tornado pens because they fit into my hand very well while writing. You need to start collecting those military arms pens because they will be sold out and might not be reproduced again.
Douglas
Mesa, 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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Submarine
This pen is part of military arms collectible Retro 1951 Tornado pens. It really mimicked the B.M. submarine color and trims. I have collected few of them and l loved the designs of military arms. They are easy to distinguish on designs of those arms. I urge you to begin the collection asap before they are sold out!!!
Douglas
Mesa, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Retro 1951 has produced some lines of Tornado pens. This pen is one of my favorites because it has quality built and it has vintage look despite of limit body. it has one advantage over vintage pens and that is interchange with either rollerball or ballpoint refills. I prefer rollerball and the ballpoint is smooth.
Douglas
Mesa, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Jupiter
Beautiful pen. Retro 51 always delivers.
Carla
Lafayette, IN
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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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Submarine
Another great pen from those fine people at Retro 51 & Pen Chalet.
And continuous great service from the Pen Chalet team.
Rodolphe
London,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Tornado
I purchased this Mechanical pencil as a birthday gift for my son, a Geoscience Professor. The birthday is still over a month away. So I am only assuming that functionality is excellent.
WARREN C
Gaithersburg, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Jupiter
VERY beautiful pen. Smooth and comfortable to write with. The colors and etching are a work of art.
Dave
Hugoton, KS
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Leviathan
I thoroughly enjoy my Retro 51 Leviathan. I look forward to more train inspired pens. Leviathan was well packaged and it arrived in great shape.
William
San Antonio, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Jupiter
Jupiter is a terrific addition to my Retro 51 collection. Additionally, is an excellent partner to my Retro 51 Leviathan. Jupiter arrived ahead of schedule. It was well packaged and arrived in excellent shape. Thank you for a wonderful purchasing experience.
William
San Antonio, 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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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vintage Metalsmith
I own well over 100 Retro51 rollerballs, but this if my first Fountain Pen from them. In true Retro51 style, the pen has not disappointed. The medium nib provides good ink flow but does not flood the paper. Its smooth, give no feedback and is overall a great pen! I've already ordered a couple more Retro51 pens!
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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30th Anniversary
Perfect pencil. I only use pencils for very specific purposes, and I like them to have fine-tips like my pens do! This feels good, looks elegant, and writes well. Much better than most mechanical pencils.
Suzanne
Columbia, 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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Jupiter
If you didn't purchase one of these, you missed out again! Another great design by Pen Chalet and Retro51
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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