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Art Brown International Pen Shop
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B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center; 6 at 51st St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.
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This pen emporium has pretty much everything you need to outfit a desk in style. There are many recognizable names among the impressive selection of fountain and ballpoint pens: Dunhill, Parker, Waterman, Schaeffer, and Cross. Even Jaguar, Bentley, and Porsche roll out for an appearance (and, yes, high-end car dealers make pens, too). Of course, these quills don’t come cheap—premium pens run from $140 to $6,000. Fun, inexpensive novelty pens (Elvis pens, Frank Lloyd Wright pens, pens that look like number-two pencils—you get the idea) line the walls. For the old-fashioned types, there are bottles of ink in over eighty different colors; quirky animal lovers will giggle at the staple removers resembling snakes and sharks; and the frazzled executive will appreciate the calming influence of a miniature Buddha pen holder. Purely functional office-supply standbys are also on hand, including mechanical pencils, markers, stationery, and the never-let-you-down classic, the good old Bic ballpoint.Sales
Daily sales up to 50 percent, mostly on frames.