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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
Very pleased with all aspects of purchase.
GARY
TIVERTON, RI
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Tornado
Very pleased with all aspects of purchase.
GARY
TIVERTON, RI
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Tornado Yoga
I love this pen. I’ve given them to my children and my Buddhist teachers as gifts. I think this is one of the best pens Resto 51 has ever made. I especially love the bamboo andthe messages.
Steven
SEATTLE, WA
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Easy Flow 9000 (3pk)
Great addition to any Retro51 user and collector.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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Space Race
These Space Race pens, represent the courage and sacrifice that many in our Country make to make us all proud and fortunate to be living in the Land of the Free and the Brave.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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Space Race 3 Pen Set
The set is historical and a Tribute to the American Patriot Astronauts who risked their lives to make our Country proud and a leader in outer space exploration.
Luis
Coral Gables, FL
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Cioppino Rose Gold Tornado
The pen is beautifully made, smooth to the touch and writes very well. It is a tiny bit heavier than my original (and daily use) 'Red Tornado' and was surprised to find it less tiring to write with. The rose gold colour brings out the nacre in the seashells, something that isn't visible in the product photo. The pen makes a great impression! I wish I'd been able to buy the fountain pen - and would most certainly buy a pencil in this finish!
Joss
Delta, BC
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Tornado Popper
I love the design!!! So glad I managed to get one.
Farah
Chicago, IL
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Argo
I love the Retro pens, the feel and mechanics are top notch.
Patricia
Apple Valley, CA
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Tornado
This is my first Retro pencil. I'm surprised by the very high quality, it is amazing. And it comes with lots of extra erasers, plus lead.
Zachery
MORGANTOWN, WV
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Argo
Love this pen! Bought this pen for myself and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I haven't been disappointed by a Retro 51 Tornado yet. Would definitely recommend this pen to a friend. Might even buy it again in Red.
Jennifer
Maple Grove, MN
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Argo
I usually don’t buy anything without the name Montevered on it. However this pen caught my eye and I bought both the blue and the red. I gave one to my grandson and he loves it. I was worried it my be smaller and lighter than I like I was not disappointed it is at least a good medium in size and weight and feels good in the hand. it came loaded with Area 51 black roller ball refill which I must say was very nice however I swapped it out for Monteverde soft roll extra fine black ballpoint and its now my go to ballpoint pen on my desk.
Tony
Morristown, TN
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
overall a very good product , the cartridge that came with it is cutting out , i dont know if its because its new or defective , would like to know. otherwise the quality of the pen itself is as in the description .
Ramie
Calgary, AB
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Smithsonian Tornado
Very nice
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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Tornado Popper
A great looking pen. Retro did a fantastic job on this one.
Michael
Goodyear, AZ
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Argo
Using Pen Chalet for the first time. Easy to order, communication regarding shipping and tracking was very good. Excellent company with which to work.
Carole
San Francisco, CA
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Argo
I am really enjoying this. Color, texture, packaging and the pen are all top notch.
kenneth
oakland, CA
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Smithsonian Tornado
Awesome
A W
Aurora, CO
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Smithsonian Tornado
'Just purchased yet another "Retro '51" Rollerball, to add to the 4 we have already. This one commemorates Amelia Earhart, the Kansas-born aviator, who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and later completed the first nonstop solo flight by a woman across the U.S., in 1932.

The eye-catching design of this particular Rollerball reflects the bright red colour of Earhart's Lockheed 5B Vega, which has been on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington DC, since the 1960s.

'Lovely pen, recalling some brilliant aviation achievements - a portion of the sale price goes to support the wonderful Smithsonian museums.

Maura
Dublin, Dublin
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Tornado Popper
Totally unique, writes well great flow of ink very smooth easy to hold
Karl
Jersey Village, TX
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Cioppino Rose Gold Tornado
This is the most beautiful rendering of the Retro 51 Tornado Pen! The inlaid shells reflect light stunningly. It writes flawlessly with a very smooth black ink gel refill. I love my new Cioppino!!
Eva
Chicago, IL
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Tornado
Initial thought of this pen was too heavy.. and that is a right statement if capped. However, uncapped it fits nicely in the hands. I used Noodler's rome burning ink and it writes very smoothly.. I would recommend this pen for people who like a decent weighted pen.
Ferdinand
Libertyville , IL
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Cioppino Rose Gold Tornado
A beautiful yet practical writing device.
Steven
SEATTLE, WA
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KISS Tornado
Retro 51 hit a home run when they made this series of "KISS" Rollerballs........I just luv my 3 pen set.
Mike
Albuquerque, NM
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Cioppino Rose Gold Tornado
Prettier even than I had hoped. Great job retro 51
Arlene
Olney, MD
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