Scholarship, Auctions, Valentine’s Day!!

Hi everybody!

Kids!  Apply for our scholarships now!  If you know a high school student who needs some college money please please send them my way!  Only 1 student has applied so far.  Deadline is April 3, 2021.

Lots of pens and now WATCHES up for auction on ebay – every penny raised goes to the scholarship fund.


If you’ve read this far you get a 15% discount this Sunday only!  February discount is on Valentine’s day!  It is ONLY on Valentine’s day.  So don’t ask until Valentine’s day for the discount.  Applies to EVERYthing in the store, including nib grinds, NOT to shipping.  Worldwide.

Ebay auctions for the scholarships – and welcome to 2021!

Hi Everybody!

Thanks so much for following along and supporting the scholarship fund over the years.  I’m always stunned and grateful for the amount and quality of pens you all donate.  (and if you want to contribute, I’m always taking pen and stationery donations – I’ll send a tax receipt, too)

I’ve just uploaded 8 items to ebay –

Every penny raised goes to the scholarship fund to help high school students out with college expenses.

To celebrate the new year, I’m also offering a 21% discount on anything in my web store.

Discount is for Friday, January 15th, 2021, until midnight central time.

Hopefully a little discount will make the new year a little happier for you.  🙂


Thank you all so much for  your continued support over the years.  Here’s to another great one.


Time for a little DISCOUNT!

Hi Everybody!

This is a discount just for those of you subscribed to my page here.
So thank you for subscribing.  🙂

This will be the first of many monthly discounts.

I just updated ALL the inventory pages, and want to give you a 20% discount (20% on the 20th), for today only!  Discount ends midnight US Central time.

This includes nib grinds, but not shipping.  Shipping is still whatever it will cost with insurance.

If you want a pen with a discount, send me an email, let me know what pen you want (send a screen shot if that makes it easier), and ask for the 20% off on November 20th discount.

You can see everything available here.


Auctions for scholarships. My health. And the future?

Hi Everybody!  Long time no write!

I just put up some new auctions for the scholarship fund raising.

This Sailor, Opus 88, Levenger, and several others are available now.  Bids starting at $1.

I’ve posted on Instagram a bit lately about my health – I had a hiatal hernia that need surgery and I’m recovering right now, so I’ve been a bit slow with uploading pens to ebay or doing any work in the shop at all really.  I’m at about 80% right now, and I’m back in the shop and feeling better for the most part.

Thank you all for the well wishes and get well cards you sent.  I really appreciate it.

As for the future?  Well first I hope I never have to go through all that again, but for the pen business, I’m adding something else to my lineup.

Ballpoints!  I’m naming this one the Preston, after the Preston hotel that was in Hot Springs many many years ago.  It was not the most luxurious by any stretch of the imagination.  Like the Preston ballpoint, it was lower priced.  These start at $90 and go up based on materials.

You can buy them here.

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Ballpoints! I'm just gonna call this the Newton Baller. 😁 Okay maybe not. So surgery is tomorrow and instead of resting today I made some ballpoints on the cnc. The red and white one is going to be for a Taskmaster prize pen give away I'm doing for the winners of the #hometasking tasks from this – Red and white resin is from @bobdupras , along with the other and blue (Caribbean seas). The brownish is from @carolinapencompany and the red and black is mutt blanks. Email  #newtonpens #ballpointpens  #fpgeeks #penaddict #handmade  #pengeek #pens #penmaking #stationery #钢笔 #鋼筆 #plumafuente  #styloplume #CanetaTinteiro #Füller #stilografica #万年筆 #hotspringsarkansas #spacity #madeinArkansas *

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You can see how big they are here (5″ long)

I’ll eventually work on a larger and longer ballpoint, too, but I’ve got some other work to do first.

Take care and stay safe!



Scholarship Update – Ebay auctions live!

Hi Everybody!

It’s been such an incredible year to raise money for scholarships!

We’re still raising money through end of May, so I’ll know by then for sure, BUT, right now we have raised …checks bank account…
So all of that plus whatever we raise over the next few weeks.

Oh, and we also have money from our foundation to give out, so that’ll be $1,500 or so.  Wow this has been a really good year for us.

A new group of pens just listed on ebay too!  This is probably the last group I’ll post for this fundraising year (till end of May) unless I get something new in of course.  I might put up one or two of my own pens sometime in May.

Group Buy, Auctions, Scholarships

Hi Everybody,

A few things going on right now.

Part 1 – I have a group buy pre order sale going on right now.  I’m going to be making 14 slim celluloid pens with Jowo #6 nibs, some trim, and roller clips.  This is an ebonite prototype –

And the celluloid I’m using.  There’s still 2 striated browns, and 1 spotted orange and black.

$265 for each pen with a steel nib, $50 down payment to reserve your spot. Let me know material (brown striated celluloid or orange black celluloid) and trim color, rhodium or gold plate.  It’s first come first served.  Let me know what nib point you want. Solid gold is $110 extra. Nib grinds are discounted to $20. 😁
Please email
I think I covered everything but probably not.


Part 2.

Auctions are live with 8 really nice pens.  You can see all of that at our ebay page.


And Part 3.

It’s time to start submitting scholarship applications.  I think we’ll have well over $8,000 to give out this year, plus a little from the endowment.  If you know any high school kids who need to apply, send them here to check out the rules to do so.

If you want to help out with the scholarship fund raising, you can donate pens to us to auction off.  I’ll write you a tax receipt if you want one.  Or if you just want to contribute some cash, we accept that, too.  Either way, send me an email and we’ll get going.


If you have any questions about anything, just get in touch.


Shawn Newton