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I'm cleaning up two offices where over the last 40 years I have collected (in most senses of the word) a large number of pens and writing instruments of all types (but mostly pocket sized). I could throw them into some boxes, but where's the joy in that?

Some of you must have come up with solutions better that boxes... any pics and comments ?!!?!
 
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I’m storing my Montblanc rollerball in a Rolex after service pouch :)


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Got myself a storage box. Glass lid for the top shelf, to show off the pens worth showing off, 5 drawers under that. Top couple drawers generally have the regular users.

Another fun option's a pen frog...usually just a glass hemisphere (more or less) with holes to hold the pens. AFAIK most are antiques now, but they're usually unmarked, molded glass. Not expensive. You DO have to worry about hole sizes...they can run small.
 

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Love the way I store mine now
Making use of otherwise useless pouches for the storing of my pens


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The Dog Ate My Pens! LOL

I have a nice black leather 5 pen pouch for a set of Waterman's of various types. It's good for carrying in a large pocket. Searching found some shelving consisting of rectangular boxes angled at 45 degrees. I think those will be good for a desk but I'm not sure if I want to give up the desktop space... tradeoffs, always tradeoffs!
 

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A very common solution is to take those dividers, or something similar, and put them in cigar boxes. Google for cigar box pen case.

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Not disparaging the DIY options at all...one good way to do things. Cigar boxes are always cool. If you don't smoke? If you've got a cigar shop near by, ask them. They may or may not be willing to part...especially with the better cedar boxes.

If you buy a pen chest, one thing to note: more drawers are usually cheap. For example, Amazon's got a 30-pen chest...top w/lid, 2 drawers...for $110; the 60-pen version's only $130.
 

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Franklin Cristoph penvelope.

It also handily prevents you from accumulating too many pens. I have a penvelope six for my desk and also a 2-pen case for my daily carry.
 

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Every cigar shop in my area has a stack of boxes for sale for $5-15. Some are pretty nice, as cigar boxes go.

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If you’re travelling to Asia you can get a customised one for less than 20 usd


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Franklin Cristoph penvelope.

It also handily prevents you from accumulating too many pens. I have a penvelope six for my desk and also a 2-pen case for my daily carry.
HA!!!

It simply means you start collecting penvelopes too!!!!

(My watch box space has never stopped me from buying new watches...which of course, forced me to pick up at least 1 new watch box. Sigh.)
 

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You could always get a empty soup can and repurpose that. I have mine sitting in a mug on my bar
I’d be afraid to damage the resin


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