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This is pen number P-AMC2774 from a Box Elder tree that grew at what was William Penn’s colonial country estate.


Nature gives each of these a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source I can only make so many, so they will remain inherently rare. This pen grew on what was the colonial estate of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia founder William Penn. This pen is invested with historical, educational and inspirational value, bringing a mindfulness of the past to the holder. Have some history in your hand and pass it on to friends and family.


Students, teachers, and enthusiasts of American and English, political and religious history. Pen collectors, and collectors and investors in history objects. Any one particularly interested in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia or Quaker history and the development of government and business. Government workers and politicians, their staff and supporters. Anyone who appreciates the unique, or just simple beauty. And of course Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians in general.

To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links.

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and the “Financier of the Revolution” - and Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Battle of Trenton (1st) - - The amazing first battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Armey, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.


This pen has a lot of holographic activity on it including in the elongated shield with the patches of red in it. The bottom has a patch of burlish wood in it. CAUTION: The red fades to brown when exposed to much direct sun light. (I found this out when I displayed some of these for several days in direct sun at flee markets and than compared them to ones that I did not display.) It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.


William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, had a profound effect on the history of both England and what would become the United States of America. Founder of the first American colony to encourage freedom of religion, Pennsylvania. In his Frame of Government and Charter of Liberties, Penn carefully safeguarded the traditional rights of Englishmen, and also guaranteed freedom from unjust imprisonment, free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, and free elections. Penn thought it important to limit his own power, so the new government would have two houses, safeguard the rights of private property and free enterprise, and impose taxes fairly. He included a revolutionary idea—the use of amendments—to enable a written framework that could evolve with the changing times.


Each pen comes suspended in a box suitable for gift giving (gold with a clear top) and a parchment paper pamphlet giving a history of this famous Founding Father along with a pen identification/ authentication card.


These pens are meant to be used, but they are also meant to be collectible and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. They are meant to be an investment from the past into the future. Therefore each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. These pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign and give this pen a family history of its own over the years. So if you are giving this pen as a gift you should sign the first slot to start its history trail.

Sites I now have available are:
Princeton Battlefield
The Mercer Oak
Battle of Trenton (1st)
Valley Forge
Christ Church Burial Ground
The Benjamin Rush Oak
George Clymer
Thomas Paine
William Penn
The second Battle of Trenton
Monmouth Battlefield

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:

Washington’s Crossing
Richard Stockton – Morven
and others

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Philadelphia Founding Father Pen


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Wood, 24kt gold, turned, Educational material, Historic wood, Box Elder
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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