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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 Vintage Metalsmith
gift for fiend’s birthday.
Was a hit!
lisa
Stroudsburg , PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Je suis entièrement satisfait de ce roller au design très réussi. En outre, la fluidité d'écriture est exceptionnelle.
Francis
Paris,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Frosted Metallic
Very happy with my Retro 51 pen. This pen feels very smooth to write with, fantastic nib.

This pen feels and looks like a very nice quality pen.
Frederick
Saint Petersburg, 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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Retro 51 Bamboo 16
A beautiful case that's appropriate for all kinds of pens (i.e., the design is such that the case isn't limited to displaying Retro 51s). The acrylic clear cover is held in place with small magnets, which means the case is not designed for carrying around as the cover would easily dislodge with any movement.
Tim
Burnaby, BC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
This was a well-received gift. He said he especially appreciates the design details, the materials with which the pen were made, that it has a very nice heft and he loves how it feels when it writes. He has a few from Pen Chalet and so far this is his favorite!
Gizelle
Waterbury, CT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Simply the best writing and best looking rollerballs on the market.
Michael
Spring Hope, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Bamboo 16
Very Nice
Paul
ANKENY, IA
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Retro 51 Hubble
The Hubble is a fine addition to flight and space pens by Retro 51.
David
Brookeville, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
The Retro 51 "Brutus" is a colorful and well designed pen. The comb & scissors picture on the too of the pen is a great addition to any barber pole design!
William
San Antonio, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Excellent present for anyone interested in the history of the United Sates of America. Retro 51 designed pen is smooth writing and feels great in the hand.
William
San Antonio, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
This pen is the best rollerball I've ever owned! It's smaller than I thought it would be, but it's a sturdy pen that writes wonderfully
Casey
Hattiesburg, MS
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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 #119 Train
As we live about 50 miles from the "Wedding of the Rails" site, and have seen the replica 119 under steam power, this Reto 51 was a special piece.

Pen Chalet is always right on top of the latest issues of Retro 51s, and their delivery is quick and always on target.
Kent
Farr West, UT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Popper
Retro 51 did it. They have endless ideas and grand ways to show them off. Can't wait for the next one.
Kent
Farr West, UT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Typewriter
What can I say? It's Retro 51, and they are all classics.
Kent
Farr West, UT
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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 Tornado Popper
Terrible when paired with case.
CRISTOBAL
San Pedro, CA
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Retro 51 Hubble
Love this unique Retro 551! So many different features to this one!
Janine
Rochester Hills, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 #119 Train
Fun pen in the train series!
Janine
Rochester Hills, MI
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Retro 51 Tornado Short
Can't say, This was a gift to a friend.
Peter
Olivehurst , CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tread
I bought 3. Engraved tread pattern is cool. Nice to hear Retro 51 will continue to be produced. Very collectible. Multiple limited releases annually. A good every day pen that won’t break the bank.
Jeffrey
Elk Grove Village, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Rescue
I have the bamboo pen and while I really enjoy the look and feel of the pen, I don't use it much - I almost always reach for either a different Retro 51 Tornado or a different pen entirely.
Daryl
Lutz, FL
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Retro 51 Tread
This has been my go-to carry pen for months now. I like the bright color, the feel in the hand, and how it writes.
Daryl
Lutz, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Smithsonian Tornado
Given as a gift because I enjoyed my "Typewriter" pen so much! These pens are weighty, well constructed, and comfortable to hold. Oh, they also write well.
Thomas
Murrieta, CA
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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 Tornado Popper
Beautiful and beautifully functional Retro 51.
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 Hubble
Another fine pen from Pen Chalet and Retro 51. Great theme with a lot of mice detail.
Rodolphe
London,
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Retro 51 Tornado Popper
Tornado Poppers (in rollerballs) make the perfect gifts for my friends who are not partial to fountain pens. I can find one that suits almost anybody in design, and they all function superbly.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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