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    Question Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Hi all,

    My dad (now deceased) received a pen from a client. It says itís a Visconti pen, but Iím not sure. A piece broke off the end (are fake luxury pens a thing?) and it looks pretty worn on one end. It comes with the magnetic ring stand, itís missing what I believe is the eyedropper tool.

    Thereís no sentimental value in it to me as my dad never did get around to using it. Iím pretty sure he was gifted it without the eyedropper. Also, the ink included is by Fahrneyís and spilled on part of the display box.

    To be honest, Iím not even sure what I have and if itís worth anything. I originally joined this forum with the hope of finding out if it was worth selling (my mom was about to give it away or pitch it). But now after actually looking at the pen, Iím not sure if thereís any value. This May be a silly question but Are fake luxury pens an actual thing? It just seems weird that the piece where the magnet is at the end would come off!

    Iíll attach pictures. Sorry Iím so clueless, to be honest I never knew there was such a thing as pens over a couple hundred!

    Iím pretty sure what I have wouldnít be worth much because of the broken magnetic and (somewhat sticks on still), the missing eyedropper and the spilled ink (ink unrelated to Visconti). But wanted to post my question still!

    Thank you so much for reading.

    Edit: in the last picture you can kind of see the black ink in the left corner in back
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    Last edited by Leah Noel; April 28th, 2021 at 08:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Also, if itís not worth selling,... Iím so new to pens. And I am becoming more intrigued by the idea of dipping and writing. Maybe I could benefit from it!

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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    What you have is the Visconti Jung Alchemy pen and stand. Original MSRP was $4,950. Chatterly has a page about it here where they were selling it for $1,695.

    Yes, the end is supposed to come off. It was removable to allow you to purchase a customized replacement which you could then easily swap out. It was called My Pen or something along those lines. Take a piece of tape to get the iron filings off and the piece will stay on much better.

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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Thank you Wile,
    I did find on Google with the help of alchemy, but that price blew my mind and then with the ink stain and missing eye dropper, I figured it may only be worth a couple hundred if I was lucky!
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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Yes, I'd certainly think twice before hauling this off to Goodwill or something. It is often hard to put a price tag on very unusual, limited-edition items (such as this one), but if you just look at a few examples you can see that the pen and accessories certainly have a fair amount of monetary value. Once you have enough information, it's up to you to decide what to do.
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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Thank you for your reply, Joe!

    Iím definitely doing more research. I also learned the inside of the stand you can hold ink, and there is clearly leftover ink in there. So it is definitely used. Iím wondering if I could get like $800 or $900 for it. I know thereís no eyedropper with it and the red velvety display case is ruined with an ink stain. Another friend suggested I hold onto it, see if it becomes more valuable. Whoever gave it to my dad included other ink with it (which spilled).

    Iím a recent grad and part of me is thinking ďsell it for whatever you can get, use that money towards paying student loans ď. But the other part of me is fascinated with it and considering the day I have my dream job and can display it at a desk someday.

    The reason I wonder if I could still get $800 for it is because Iíve seen Visconti pens sell at that price without a stand.

    Thank you for you input!

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    Default Re: Visconti pen? Is it worth anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Noel View Post
    Thank you for your reply, Joe!

    Iím definitely doing more research. I also learned the inside of the stand you can hold ink, and there is clearly leftover ink in there. So it is definitely used. Iím wondering if I could get like $800 or $900 for it. I know thereís no eyedropper with it and the red velvety display case is ruined with an ink stain. Another friend suggested I hold onto it, see if it becomes more valuable. Whoever gave it to my dad included other ink with it (which spilled).

    Iím a recent grad and part of me is thinking ďsell it for whatever you can get, use that money towards paying student loans ď. But the other part of me is fascinated with it and considering the day I have my dream job and can display it at a desk someday.

    The reason I wonder if I could still get $800 for it is because Iíve seen Visconti pens sell at that price without a stand.

    Thank you for you input!
    If you were sure you wanted to sell it, there is no harm is listing it for sale at the higher end of your expectations. If it doesn't sell, you can always lower the price. It depends how you value "selling it quickly" against "not leaving any money on the table."

    I can't advise you on whether to sell it, or how much to ask for it if you do sell it. But the market will assist you in assessing the "true" value. It just might take some time...

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