Why Virtual Pen Show?
Very simply: Because we all have at least a few pens we would be willing to sell if doing so wasn’t such a pain. In the backs of our minds, we think we could use eBay – but we never get around to it because it’s too much work. Some of us go to actual pens shows with all of our pens and imagine that we’ll sell some, but in the end we have too much fun buying new pens that we never get around to even offering our pens to anyone.

Virtual Pen Show also exists for the many among us that will likely never get to a real-life pen show but would love to see what’s being offered (without getting lost in the rabbit hole that is eBay or spending hours rummaging through online classifieds). With Virtual Pen Show and an Instagram account (or just here on the VPS website), pens being offered for sale literally find you! You can like them, you can share them, you can even buy them!

Who’s “Behind the Curtain” at Virtual Pen Show?
Virtual Pen Show is being run by Eric (@mrericorozco), Azizah (@gourmetpens), and Stephen (@sbrebrown). We’re doing this for two very important reasons:
1. We occasionally have a few pens we wouldn’t mind selling if selling was rather simple.
2. We want to buy all the pens being offered for sale!

What’s the idea here? How does Virtual Pen Show work?
Basically, Virtual Pen Show is an Instagram account (@virtualpenshow) where pens for sale are posted so that sellers can be exposed to buyers.

What can I sell on Virtual Pen Show?
Anything you can find at a pen show: fountain pens, ballpoints, roller balls, fountain pen inks, dip pen/calligraphy inks, notebooks, pencils, pen cases, and even more!

I don’t use Instagram, can I still participate?
Yes. If you want to sell an item, you can submit that information online here at the Virtual Pen Show website. If you want to view pens that are for sale, you can see the most recent listing on our For Sale page and all previous listings at the Virtual Pen Show Instagram page.