The golden age of fountain pens started in the roaring 1920’s when pens became works of art and treasured status symbols. Nowadays few people even walk around with a pen. Nevertheless, there is still an active market for fine writing instruments – and buyers willing to pay premium prices for them. Celebrities such as Edward Norton, Kevin Spacey, Rosario Dawson, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg all appreciate the pleasure of a putting ink to quality paper with a well-crafted pen.
We are not talking about garden variety pens you can buy from your local department store or stationery shop. The asking price for some of the world’s finest pens cracks seven figures. Consider that fact the next time you scrawl your signature with a discount store special or the pen you managed to swipe from your colleague’s desk.
Of course, the chances of successfully filching one of the gems listed below lie somewhere between slim and none. Just ask Mauricio Aguirre-Orcutt, who was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison in 2006 for stealing pricey fountain pens from various victims. But do not despair; several of the writing instruments included below (listed in no particular order) are actually for sale – if the price is write.
List of Top 10 most expensive pens in The world.
10. Crew 60th White Gold Tebaldi fountain pens:
Tebaldi 60th is the most luxurious enclosure marking the history. It is made by the famous automobile company Bentley in collaboration with the famous Italian fold maker company. This most expensive enclosure by Bentley is made with 18K gold, and its nib is also made with that. The finishing of this fold is done almost like Bentley to make it associated with its cars. The cap of this fold is also made with expensive material and is in the perfect grip. The space of the enclosure is transparent to see the ink inside it. It also has tebaldis signature on it. It was made in very limited number that almost 80 pens were made. The price of it was almost $43,000.
9. Gaia High Luxury Omas Fountain Pens:
This Gaia pen is made by Omas, which is a very beautiful sheepfold. The internal part of this fold is covered by 18K gold, and inner part shows the interest, a curiosity of the man in the world. This enclosure is decorated with the precious crystals, white gold and many others to make it more beautiful and different fold of the world. It is made with dark gray color that is associated with the interior of the earth. It also has painting on it which is of plants, spiders, and some other things as well. It is very beautiful and luxurious pen of the world. The price of this material is almost $43,000.
8. Marte Omas Fountain Pen:
Marte Omas is a custom made product for the specific person. It offers not only best fountain pen but also roller ball pens and many other pens as well. It is made up of gold and is a map of Mars. This beautiful product features different natural beauties like mountains, deserts, etc.; It is further equipped with the precious rubies to enhance its look and make it more beautiful. The cap of this product is made of diamonds that make it more expensive. Only 30 pens of this model were made by the company that were purchased by the rich people or writing conscious people in the world. The price of this product is $43,000.
7. Visconti the Forbidden City H.R.H Fountain pen:
Visconti is the true symbol of luxury and style as well. It is very beautiful and creative fold in the world. It is made with very limited edition and is studded with the 18K gold and diamonds on it which increased its price. It also has inner ink filler system that made it easy for the user of people. The price of this beautiful product is $50,500. The design of this product is very different and attractive as well.
6. Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pens:
This model of a fold by Visconti is very beautiful and luxurious as well. This fine product has two nibs and has internal ink reservoir for the fillers of ink. It is equipped with precious metals like gold and silver as well. The nibs of this product are made of 18K gold and provide different styles of writing as well. The design of this material is very rich and classic. It is further decorated with the diamonds and rubies. Its cap is also very attractive which is made of gold and silver to give it complete luxurious touch. The price of this product is almost $57,000.
5. Visconti Ripple H.R.H Fountain pen:
Visconti Ripple is very beautiful and luxurious pen in the whole world. It is very limited edition pen with limited number of pens. It is equipped with the 18K gold and diamonds on it. It is two tone pen with 18K nib as well. The price of this pen is almost $57,000. In this pen, the reservoir for the ink fillers is double for the convenience of the people. It was sold in two main colors in black and gold as well.
4. Omas Phoenix Platinum Fountain Pen Luxury Limited Edition with diamonds:
It is a very beautiful cone-shaped fold that is the perfect combination of luxury and perfect writing pen of the world. It is made of platinum that is very expensive. The nib of this pen is also made with 18K gold. The design of this pen is very beautiful and attractive which is loved by the people. The price of this product is almost $60,000.
3. La Modernista Diamonds Caran d’che:
This luxurious pen is made b the famous Swiss company called Caran dAche in about 1999. This beautiful pen was sold in Harrods for a high price tag of $265,000 which was also listed as the Guinness World record as a most expensive pen in the world in 2001. It is made of expensive material and further coated with silver. The nib of this pen is made of 18K gold and also equipped with diamonds and rubies on it. It was made by the famous jewelry maker called Robert Perron.
2. Mystery Masterpiece Mont Blanc & Van Cleef & Arpels limited edition:
This pen was made by two famous brands Mont Blanc and Van Cleef, who collaborated only to make this luxurious pen. It was made in limited edition. It was in three editions that have some different specialties like rubies, emeralds and sapphires as well. All these precious materials have increased the design and price of this pen. The price of this pen is almost $730,000.
1. Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen:
Aurora Diamante is considered as the most expensive and best-writing instrument in the world. It is very limited and only sells one pen in the world. It has 30K diamonds on it which increased its price. It is a two tone pen, and its nib is made of 18K gold and is best for keeping in a coat. The price of this most expensive pen is $1,470,600.