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  • Off a Beaten Path - Artisan Pen Maker Tim Cullen

    Artisan Pen Maker Tim Cullen makes pens that are living history. Off a Beaten Path BY SUZANNE C. LEE   Tim Cullen employs eclectic and distinct materials for his pens that are meaningful in and of themselves, with long histories, and the final design bears not only the story and experience of its creator, but also the kaleidoscopic world in which he resides. Radiant and layered, his pens are fabulous and function as a palimpsest— each pen is a piece of art that can tell stories, make revisions, add and eliminate minutiae, and yet retain the traces of legend. Almost...

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  • Writing History

    Press of Atlantic City September 25, 2015 MARTIN DeANGELIS, Staff Writer Bob DeMartino is used to dealing with historic figures, and historic materials. His Historic Pen Company says it’s turned original wood from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall — wood removed in an 1897 renovation — into items “that once felt the footsteps ... of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson” and more American legends. He’s also made memorabilia from wood that came anywhere from Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, as planks ripped up in Hurricane Sandy. And now DeMartino is dealing with a whole different sort of historic humanity:...

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  • Pope Francis Fountain Pen

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  • City of Philadelphia to present pen to Pope Francis made from original construction Independence Hall Witness Wood®

    City of Philadelphia to present pen to Pope Francis made from original construction Independence Hall Witness Wood® Philadelphia, PA, August 17, 2015: The Historic Pen Company and HistoryPens.com, LLC are proud to announce not only the recent acquisition of the only documented original construction wood ever removed from the Birthplace of America, Independence Hall but that HPC has agreed to create a work of functional art in the form of an Heirloom Quality Pen for the City of Philadelphia to present to His Holiness Pope Francis during his September 22, 2015. Committed to creating Made in the USA historic heirloom...

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  • Press Release: Independence Hall Witness Wood®

    Historic Pen Company to repurpose Independence Hall Witness Wood® Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2015: The Historic Pen Company and HistoryPens.com, LLC are proud to announce the recent acquisition of the only documented original construction wood ever removed from the Birthplace of America, Independence Hall. Committed to creating Made in the USA historic heirloom quality works of art and function, HistoryPens.com, LLC has committed to utilize its design and artisan capabilities in the creation of fine quality heirloom writing instruments made from pieces of our historic past by salvaging and repurposing small pieces of Witness Wood® from historic and cultural sites,...

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  • Admiral Dewey Birthplace

    The Historic Pen Company will be creating a very limited quantity of pens commemorating the life of one of the giants in US Naval History, Admiral George Dewey.  HPC has been fortunate to find a small collection of Witness Wood® that was removed from the Birthplace of Admiral Dewey in Montpelier, VT. These rare pieces removed from the home in 1899 were printed with an image of the home and sold as souvenirs. Visit www.HistoricPenCompany.com or HistoryPens.com for updates!

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  • HPC acquires Witness Wood® from Boston's Old South Church

    HPC has secure a small piece of original 1875 construction Witness Wood® from Old South Church in Boston from the estate of a private collection. Standing at the northwest corner of Copley Square, Old South Church is an outstanding and colorful example of Northern Italian Gothic architecture, advocated in the 1850s by the English architectural critic John Ruskin. This National Historic Landmark building is an unusually ornate design for a New England Congregational church. It radiates the opulent taste and the sense of optimism and progress of the Industrial Revolution following the Civil War. The building, formally known as the “New”...

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  • HPC Acquires pieces from the Reigart Collection

    John S. Reigart was born in 1833/34 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. In his occupation as a bank clerk, Reigart took pride in record keeping and precise penmanship as evidenced not only by his record books but also in the way he detailed the identification labels he often affixed to pieces in his collection of American Historical Artifacts.  During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of "relics" from every period of America's history. Clearly aware of the importance of provenance, Reigart included detailed documentation for all of the...

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  • REMEMBER the MAINE!

    HPC recently acquired a part of a museum collection that included a small piece of the USS Maine and will create one HPC custom designed Solid Sterling Silver heirloom pen and matching set of cuff links for this very rare piece of US History. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on the evening of February 15, 1898 and the loss of almost 300 American souls was a critical event on the road to that Spanish-American War. The destruction of Maine did not cause the U.S. to declare war on Spain, but it served as...

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  • Monmouth University students dig into daily lives of Continentals

     BARNEGAT, NJ – Old Halfway Road seems appropriately named, something built about three centuries ago that may one day lead to a melding of the old and new.   Tabitha Hilliard, Samantha Gottlieb, and Katelyn Oakes, all of Monmouth University, clean off artifacts found at the site. A Monmouth University field archeology class conducts a dig at the site of Cedar Bridge Tavern which dates back to the 1700's. Barnegat, NJ Saturday, June 14, 2014 Doug Hood A cultural resources center is taking shape along the road, at Cedar Bridge Tavern, in part with help from Monmouth University archaeological students who spent the...

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