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Q&A with Jennifer

Not only do the employees at Retro 1951 work here, but we all believe in the product we sell. With this blog post (and future posts) we will show off Jennifer’s collection because we are fortunate to have great products at our fingertips! Jennifer works in sales and has been with Retro for five years.

What was your first Retro pen you bought?

VRR-1313 Pink Classic Lacquer
How many do you own now? 22 (Here is a photo of the ones I have here at work)


Which one is your favorite?

Safari (Tortoise) desk set pen, Minnie Mouse BP from the Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection


Do you regret not buying a Retro product that is now gone/discontinued?

Yes, the Scripmaster Series II Twist Ballpoint in Tortoise. Such a beautiful pen!


What is the next one you want to buy?

I love the new Snapper design that is coming out this Spring, can’t wait to get it!

What has been your pen of choice lately? Why?

The black Hex-o-matic ballpoint because I like the slimmer grip and lighter weight.


Rollerball, fountain, ballpoint or pencil?

Ballpoint because I grip my pens very close to the tip and the easy-flow works best with my writing style.

Retro fans: what is your favorite pen in Jennifer’s collection? Comments?


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Thanksgiving Caption Contest


It’s that time of year where we sit down together as a family, eat an amazing meal and count our blessings. We are thankful for our fans and customers and want to give back to you! What better way than with a caption contest and a chance to win one of three Tornado pens, and a few laughs at the same time. So this Thanksgiving, gather your family around and come up with a caption for each of these funny vintage Thanksgiving images.


1. Comment/write a caption for one or all of the images

2. Identify which photo your writing for a caption for, IE Photo#1, #2, #3

3. Two captions maximum for each photo. (Up to 6 Entries per person)

4. Most creative, funny, unique, clever, off-the-wall… wins

5. Contest ends Sunday, December 1st at 11:59 PM


The winner for each photo gets to choose from the Vintage Metalsmith collection:



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