5 Most Expensive Pens of All Time

By on February 4, 2015

In the age of computers and ever-increasing technology, traditional writing instruments like pens and pencils are kind of going by the wayside.

With word-processing software, iPhones, and so forth, the need for physical writing utensils is at an all time low.

However, just because pens are no longer the necessity that they once were does not mean that there still isn’t a niche (read: very wealthy) market that invests in luxury pens to make a statement, add to a collection, or simply show off.

There is something to be said, after all, about having a fancy pen displayed in your office or in the pocket of your expensive suit.

Here are five of the most expensive pens ever made. You’ll be surprised to see that the most elite pens money can buy have all been made in the golden age of the internet and computers.

#5: Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen – $406,453

Caran d’Ache is one of the world’s leading producers of ultra-luxury writing instruments, and one of their finest pieces is the Gothica Fountain Pen.

This pen was released in 2006, and is Caran d’Ache’s tribute to Gothic art. Only 1,140 of the pens were ever produced, making these luxury fountain pens extremely rare, and very valuable collector’s items.

Of course, the Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen is notable for more than just its rarity, though.

The Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen is made of silver and rhodium, and features ornate Gothic-inspired artwork on all sides. The art is comprised of rosettes and fleur-de-lis, inlaid with gemstones.

This pen isn’t just a tool for writing, it’s a veritable piece of art, with a price tag that’s probably greater than any piece of artwork that you own.

The going rate for one of these beauties is over $400k.

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