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Namiki Vanishing Points – retired editions

Monday, June 6th, 2011

These came in on the last collection. Click on the link to buy one. $200 each

Namiki Vanishing Points – retired editions

Penopoly Pen Party – what happened

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Hi! We had a fantastic party on Sat. The most popular pens were the new Penscapes Steampunk Pens. I will post them for sale later today. Ricky Chau’s pictures and commentary is on Fountain Pen Network at:
Ricky Chau’s Pen Pary Pics

Check it out and mark you calendar for the next party which will be held in conjunction with the San Francisco Pen Show Oct 14-16 2011.

see you there!


Penopoly Pen Party – On-site service special

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Just a reminder that the Pen Party is this weekend June 4th at Roger’s. Victor just told me that he is going to do a service special on flow and nib ajustments. This is regularly $20 and it will be $15 at the party. Bring all your pens that don’t write well and have Victor adjust them!


Penopoly Pen Party info:

Saturday June 4th 2-7pm

Penopoly Studio

6615 Crow Canyon Rd Castro Valley, Ca


SF Chronicle: Fountain pen collector also repairs, restores them

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This morning the SF Chronicle posted an article on Roger. The reporter and photographer came out to the new Penopoly Studio in Castro Valley to interview and shoot the photographs.

photo credit: Tom Levinson/SF Chronicle

Roger has reported that his phone and email are buzzing with people wanting to have pens repaired and to sell pen. Penopoly buys and sell modern and vintage pens as well as doing repairs.

You can contact Roger via email at You can also call us at 510-470-4403. You may also leave a message here and I will get it.



Original SF Chronicle article on

Omas Collection coming!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Just a heads up that we are going to be receiving an vintage and new Omas collection soon. If you have specific wants lets me or Roger know. As soon as the collection comes in I will post an inventory here.


Penopoly Pen Party 4 June 2-7pm On-site repairs!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Got some pens that need work and want a fast turn around? Here is your chance. Victor Chen just confirmed he will be doing on-site repairs at the pen party. Bring all your pens in for repair and adjustments and have them done right at the party.

Victor also suggested that if you want to send in your repairs early he can do them and have them ready for pick up at the party. Send repairs to:

Roger Cromwell
Penopoly Pens
20885 Redwood Rd #165
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Please include a note with the pens describing what needs to be done.
Penopoly Repair Prices and Instructions




Penopoly @ the Chicago Pen Show 12-15 May 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Roger will be at the Chicago Pen show next week starting Thurs 12 May through Sunday 15 May. He will be bringing our stock of fine and vintage pens. As always Roger is looking to buy collections. Roger will also be bringing the latest Penscapes hand painted pens and a prototype of his upcoming overlay pen. Look for Roger on the show floor.

Also as Roger buys items he will be sending me pictures and prices so they can be posted to the blog and latest finds category.



Penopoly Pen Party 4 June

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Save the date! The next pen party will be at the new shop on June 4th from 2-7pm. Watch the blog and the Facebook page for more details.



Pens update

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Take a look at new arrivals.



Atlanta Pen show: Roger will not be able to make it

Monday, April 4th, 2011

We regret to report that Roger will not make it to this show. He is having too much fun setting up the new Penopoly studio. Pics will be coming!


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