About Us


 
Pens de Luxe Group of Fine Pen Shops is the largest pen specialty retailer in Australia.
With three outlets in NSW and two in QLD. The Pen Shoppe was originally founded in Brisbane in 1980 by Barbara and Bruce Nichol. There are now two shops which serve the Brisbane City area. Offering a full range of services related not only to pens and writing accessories, but also to handwriting and calligraphy.

Owner and business woman Barbara Nichol has made a study of the History of Writing.
One of the country's well known Calligraphers she has a knowledge of all forms of writing
and is also an expert witness for the legal profession in matters of questioned documents.
This comprehensive understanding of writing and especially Copperplate (the fastest
writing system that has been  developed) has led Barbara to strive to offer pens and
writing equipment for serious writers, artists, calligraphers and professionals.

In 2002, The Pen Shoppe acquired its first shop in Sydney, Pen-Ultimate Miller Street
North Sydney.  In late 2004, the second Pen-Ultimate store was opened in the landmark
and historic Queen Victoria Building. The third Sydney store is now open and is located
in the upmarket Chifley Plaza which is located near to Circular Quay and a short
stroll from The Sydney Opera House.

Writing enthusiasts and visitors to the stores will also enjoy inspecting the
Vintage Pen Museums, including the oldest known style of Fountain Pen,
dated 1701.  Pen-Ultimate at the Queen Victoria Building is the rebirth of 
“The Olde Curiosity Shoppe”. Our expert and knowledgeable staff are able
to provide the best of service including on-the-spot Engraving, Pen Repairs,
Calligraphy Service, Mail Order, Gift Selection Assistance with gift-wrapping.

Sydney writers and pen lovers are enthusiastic about our stores which have a
classical style similar to many of our most popular pens, such as the iconic
Montblanc 149 Meisterstuck Fountain Pen, with its oversize nib and always a
favourite of the Professional Writer.  Our brands include all of the wonderful
ranges from around the world.....items that would make life more enjoyable
whether it be cufflinks, leather accessories or writing instruments. We have the
best of everything Limited Edition Pens, Refills, Bottled Inks and Writing Accessories.



 

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