The Pensmith

The Pensmith
P.O. Box 177
Berwick   3806
Telephone +61 (0)407 377 160
E-mail for inquiries and orders:


We don't use a "shopping cart" - just a simple and effective method of taking your orders.

Unless otherwise described, vintage and new old stock pens do not include boxes or any other form of original packaging or instructions.  Often, if required, boxes can be supplied by negotiation.

We take your privacy (and credit card security) very seriously.  For that reason, we use only certain methods of payment and do not use automated web pages which allegedly encrypt credit card and other private details. These types of pages are unreliable.  There is no such thing as a "secure web payment transaction".  For this reason, you should follow these steps to place an order with us:

1. E-mail your order to us - see our Contact page.
We do not accept orders by telephone or orders without a postal delivery address.

2. Remember to specify:

Your email address and a postal address for delivery
Any special delivery instructions (see below about the delivery methods we find most reliable)

3. We will email an invoice to you, confirm your order, price, delivery charges, approximate delivery date and provide payment instructions. Remember, payment must be made in Australian $.  We accept PayPal payments, credit card payments using PayPal and direct credit to our bank account.

Our account for PayPal payment purposes is

4. Once we receive your payment, we will immediately despatch your order in accordance with the Delivery Policies outlined below or, in accordance with your special instructions.

Delivery Policies:
We aim to ship orders within two to three business days of receiving payment but it may take longer if we have a significant volume of orders or, a large repair queue.  We give some priority to our repairs.  Accordingly, please allow up to 10 days for receipt given ever decreasing service levels of Australia Post.  If an order is time critical, please phone us before placing an order to confirm an approximate delivery time or, to make alternate delivery arrangements.

Within Australia:

We use two methods of post depending on value:

1. Pens and articles with a value of $100.00 AUD or greater, we use Australia Post's Parcel Post with Signature on Delivery service.  In most cases, five business days' delivery can usually be achieved.  We will happlily provide tracking numbers after five business days of despatch;

2. Ink orders, consumables and small orders of less than $100.00 AUD, we use Australia Post Parcel Post Service which is not trackable unless you specify otherwise.

Outside Australia:

We use Australia Post's Standard Airmail Post service to facilitate delivery which offers five to 10 day international delivery to most countries.

Insurance is available both for Australian and international postal deliveries but please note - we do not insure pens or other articles automatically.  If you require insured delivery you need to advise us and naturally, bear the insurance charges.

In the past, we never had a difficulty with Australia Post's international services but, are now experiencing some problems with Australia Post's ability to track certain international shipments.

We will provide a quotation for international delivery and if you request it, insurance,  before finalising your order.

Please understand that regardless of the method of despatch, whether to a destination within Australia or overseas, we accept no responsibility for loss or damage to goods which are lost or damaged in transit. Accordingly, we suggest that insurance of goods in transit is essential.

If you have special delivery instructions or require very urgent delivery, please contact us - see our Contact page.

Duties and Taxes:

Duties and taxes may be charged to you in certain circumstances and vary by country.  Please understand that duties and taxes are your responsibility.  If you are unsure as to whether duties and taxes will apply to items delivered to your country, visit the World Customs Organisation at

Terms of Sale (not applicable to trade orders):

Our refund policy (for retail buyers) is quite simple - we will refund monies paid (less freight costs) on merchandise returned within seven working days provided we are notified within three working days of delivery of your intention to return merchandise and, the merchandise is received in the same condition in which we forwarded it to you.  This policy does not apply to fountain pens which you have filled unless they are faulty.  The cost of returning goods to us is your responsibility.

We do not accept returns or refund against consumables, pen parts, bottled ink, pen tools or new old stock nibs which have been inked, unless they are faulty.

PLEASE NOTE - We test each new fountain pen we ship, to ensure it writes correctly.  If you require your pen to be delivered uninked, please advise us at the time of ordering.  See our Notes for vintage pen buyers.

Vintage and second-hand items have been restored and serviced and are shipped in working order unless otherwise noted in the description.  Unless otherwise noted, all prices are expressed in Australian dollars and do not include GST. GST is only applicable to Australian residents.

From time to time, manufacturer's increases and currency fluctuations cause advertised prices to change.  Whilst we endeavour to reflect price changes on this site, we reserve the right to amend advertised prices due to circumstances beyond our control.  Where prices have changed from those advertised on this site, we will advise you before accepting your order.

All orders are accepted at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to refuse an order or ask for payment.

We warrant only our workmanship in terms of the restoration and re-conditioning of a vintage pen for a period of six months from date of purchase.  We cannot and do not warrant the quality of components made by a pen's original manufacturer which may have been made a hundred or so years' ago.  Nothing in our warranty policy affects your rights as a consumer pursuant to the Australian Consumer Law.

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