Collectors of pens are aware of a basic fact that most of us overlook: high-quality writing apparatuses have been highly valued for centuries. Some are difficult to find, others are more readily available. One place to find great deals of collectible pens is on eBay.
Since ancient Egyptians started writing on papyrus with reed pens, the world’s history has been meticulously chronicled using pen and ink.
In his 1839 drama “Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy,” the English playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton famously wrote that the pen is considerably more potent than the sword. This saying has an extensive history dating back thousands of years, with variants appearing in the Bible.
Even the famous military conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte stated that four hostile magazines are more to be dreaded than a thousand bayonets.
One may argue that the pen is among the most critical elements of all time. The author of “A History of Writing,” Steven Fischer, contends that the reed pen was used as far back as 3000 B.C.
Undoubtedly, the daily pens’ use has affected world history over time. Collecting these items has become a form of art and a pleasant hobby for millions.