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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

Sherman Tank Big Shot
Shipping was fast. Pen looks and feels great Writes like a dream.
Jerry
Bakersfield, CA
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Shipping was fast. Pen looks and feels great Writes like a dream.
Jerry
Bakersfield, CA
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Tornado Vintage Metalsmith
Mind blown ?? as a man I hesitated on buying this one, but I’m so glad I did it is simply beautiful in person and the pictures don’t do it justice.
A W
Aurora, CO
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Vintage Metalsmith
I ordered the Corsair in a Fine Point Nib, due to disappointing results from the EF Nib in the P-51 Mustang. The detail, quality & workmanship are all excellent on this Corsair. The rivets line-up when screwing on the cap.
The Fine Nib is an excellent and smooth writer. Wish the EF Nib on the P-51 Mustang wrote as nicely.
Ken
Tallahassee, FL
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Typewriter
Love my pen! It gets a lot of attention!
Dana
Aurora , CO
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Typewriter
Anyone who has a fondness for typewriters will love this pen. The texture of the raised "keys" and the overall design makes for a pen that feels good in the hand. The rollerball refill give a very smooth writing experience.
Blair
Charlottetown, PE
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Typewriter
Awesome pen. Looks great and feels great in my hand. I love to write with this pen.
Thomas
glen ellyn, IL
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Typewriter
I really like this pen. I grew up using a typewriter and it brings back fond memories of using it. It wasn't fun to use at the time though! It was a LOT of work but for me it was worth it. I got a lot of excellent jobs because I knew how to work that machine!!
Terea
Roseville, CA
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Typewriter
Retro 51 is one of my favorite brands for ballpoint/gel pens. This Typewriter edition has a ret top with an arrow indicating the back key on a typewriter. I've been a touch typist for more than 60 years, so having this Typewriter pen is a way to bring back memories of all those Royal, Smith-Corona, IBM Selectric years!
Regina
San Diego, CA
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Typewriter
Very cool pen and concept by Pen Chalet.
A W
Aurora, CO
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Tread
Very nice pen and quick delivery will be getting the other colors in this style.
A W
Aurora, CO
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Typewriter
Uniquely beautiful pen. Like all Retro 51 Rollerball pens, it is well made, works flawlessly. Refill ink flows smoothly and lays down a bold line with no skips, ever. The Typewriter pen has a set of beautifully crafted typewriter keys on the barrel, harkening back to the days when we actually had to push down the keys to write and used "white out" to correct errors on the page. I own many Retro 51 rollerballs, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I have not seen it advertised anywhere else other than Pen Chalet. So pleased I was able to receive an ad for it. Ordered it immediately ! Thanks, Pen Chalet !
Gloria
Manassas, VA
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Typewriter
A solid, well-made pen that writes very smoothly, and one that matches my interest in typewriters.
John
Denver, CO
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Typewriter
This is an excellent pen! It looks and feels wonderful and the details are wonderful! I have gotten multiple complements on it already!
Greta
FORT WORTH, TX
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Typewriter
As a writer, I feel this is one of the coolest Retro 51 pens ever. Love it.
Steven
SEATTLE, WA
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Vintage Metalsmith
Vintage Metalsmith Lincoln - Love this pen! Beautiful shading on the copper-colored metal. I ordered the stub nib and it behaves beautifully with the sparkle inks. Pen has a good weight in the hand and does not feel like a cheap metal. My first Retro pen and I'm impressed and very happy with this purchase!
Rickie
Jonesborough, TN
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Sherman Tank Big Shot
I really like Retro 51 and stopped by Pen Chalet to pick a pen up for a colleague. I was so pleasantly surprised when the staff took the time to show me the Sherman Tank. I was in the army and regularly attached to the 37th Armored Regiment. I've been around a lot of tanks. I really like the pen and I was grateful for the customer service. Let me know when you have any new Big Shots.

All the best,

Bob M.
Bob
Mesa, AZ
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Tornado Popper
I got this as a gift for my neighbor who owns & drives a school bus for the city. She loves it!
Angela
Shelbyville, IN
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Tornado Short
Works as intended
Angela
Shelbyville, IN
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Smithsonian Tornado
Beautiful design for pen and space lovers. I have it displayed with the other Retro 51 rocket pens and looks fantastic on my desk.
Miguel
Denver, CO
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Sports
Awesome pen
Tessy
Honolulu, HI
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Tornado Rescue
Love it! Soo cute.
Tessy
Honolulu, HI
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Tornado Popper
Awesome pen!
Tessy
Honolulu, HI
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Sherman Tank Big Shot
Noice pen finally another Big Shot from Retro 51!
A W
Aurora, CO
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Sherman Tank Big Shot
I was a tank commander in Vietnam and I love this Retro pen
Anthony
Holbrook, NY
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