Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens Are Made In The U.S.A.

Fantastic Solid and Translucent Acrylic Colors

Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection"

Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection"

Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection" Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection" Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection"

BRINGING BACK THE 50's

1952-1959 SNORKEL Pens Reborn in a Variety of Fantasy Colors and Nib Options



New Age Materials Combined With A Tried And True Filling Technology

Amazing Acrylic Colors

Clip & Band Trim Options

Amazing Acrylic Colors

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New materials available today are more vibrant, have a softer feel and allow for better pen balance

High Luster Finish

Clip & Band Trim Options

Amazing Acrylic Colors

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With a 5 step sanding process and a final polishing operation, barrel and end caps are exceptionally smooth and seamless

Clip & Band Trim Options

Clip & Band Trim Options

Clip & Band Trim Options

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Clips and bands are available in gold and silver to match the nib design of your choice

SNORKEL Nib Styles & Fantasy Pen Prices

Open PdAg Nib

Open Gold Nib

Open Gold Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $235.00

Demonstrator - $315.00

Open Gold Nib

Open Gold Nib

Open Gold Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $255.00

Demonstrator - $335.00

Open Two Tone Nib

Open Gold Nib

Open Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $265.00

Demonstrator - $345.00

Triumph PdAg Nib

Triumph Two Tone Nib

Open Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $275.00

Demonstrator - $355.00

Triumph Gold Nib

Triumph Two Tone Nib

Triumph Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $285.00

Demonstrator - $365.00

Triumph Two Tone Nib

Triumph Two Tone Nib

Triumph Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $295.00

Demonstrator - $375.00

Demonstrators Have Arrived !

Crystal Clear

Exceptional Look

Exceptional Look

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The first production run of the clear Fantasy Snorkel barrels and caps are exquisite.  


Exceptional Look

Exceptional Look

Exceptional Look

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Removing the machining scratches inside the cap and barrel were my primary concerns in making these demonstrators PERFECT 

Tangerine

Exceptional Look

Tangerine

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With many translucent acrylic colors available, tangerine was the choice of several customers, just after the first place choice of clear

Blue Sky

Vibrant Red

Tangerine

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Only your imagination can limit the availability of demonstrator tints

Vibrant Red

Vibrant Red

Vibrant Red

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Rich colors bring out the true meaning of the "Fantasy Snorkel" demonstrator

Brown Smoke

Vibrant Red

Vibrant Red

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This Brown Smoke acrylic truly brought tears to my eyes when it was polished

AVAILABILITY- Original Sheaffer nibs from the 50's only

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Triumph Nibs in Gold, Two Tone and Silver PdAg

Nibs Are Available In Fine, Medium and Broad.

Pen Clips And Bands Available In Gold Or Rhodium.

Clips are chromed for added strength

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Open Nibs in Gold, Two Tone and Silver PdAg

Limited Availability On Original 14K Gold Feed ($20.00)

Nibs available in:  A, XFine, Fine, Medium & Broad

*Additional Cost For Gregg, Flex and Stub 

Rare Snorkel Music Nibs are a special request only

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Perfect Gift For Any Pen Collector

Pen Comes Luxuriously Displayed And Protected In A White Satin Bed Interior And Spring Action Pen Box


All pens components are meticulously restored, all nibs are adjusted for smooth writing and come with a 1 year total satisfaction guarantee

The History Of The SNORKEL

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The History of the SNORKEL

The Ink Gets Sucked Up The Tube By Vacuum

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

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The "Snorkel" filling system prevents the dipping of the nib and feed into the ink bottle making it an extremely clean filling system

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

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From 1952 to 1956 Sheaffer only had six solid colors available: Blue, Burgundy, Black, Grey, Brown and Green

Sheaffer Added 9 Colors During 1956 - 1959

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

Sheaffer Added 9 Colors During 1956 - 1959

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As Sheaffer realized 6 solid colors was not a large selection, they added 9 more solid colors from 1956 to 1959

Promotional Ideas Of The 1950's

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

Sheaffer Added 9 Colors During 1956 - 1959

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As a way to differentiate the snorkel for other fountain pens, Sheaffer introduced short, pointed phrases to highlight the filling system

18 Components Needed To Make A Snorkel

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

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Recognized as the most complicated filling system in any fountain pen, it also was the most dependable and one of the most efficient pens ever made

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

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In the 1950's a thin model pen was the demand of the every day writer. As time went on, the demand for a thin model was lost. Tega Pen Company has designed the Fantasy Snorkel to be fatter and well balanced

How To Fill A SNORKEL

Five Simple Steps

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

Five Simple Steps

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Step 1 - Turn the blind cap counter clockwise

Step 2 - Pull out the filler tube          

Step 3 - Dip the Snorkel tube into the ink

The Last 2 Steps

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

Five Simple Steps

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Step 4 - Push the filler down and count to 7 with the snorkel tip IN THE INK

Step 5 - Turn the blind cap clockwise to retract the snorkel tube

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

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Over 30 years ago, the late Frank Dubiel tested several popular pens of the time in a "real world" situation. Two models of each pen were used to write 500 words per day using Carter blue-black ink with one fill

Download How To Fill A Snorkel

Download the 2020 Pen World Fantasy Snorkel Pen Review

"Vintage Inspiration - The Fantastic Fantasy Snorkel"

TEST DRIVING THE TEGA FANTASY SNORKEL - By Reinhard Kargl

Download PDF

Fountain Pen Journal 2019

How It All Started

Paul Erano heard someone was making a new snorkel

It's All About Relationships

Gary Lehrer of Gopens.com introduces Paul to John Bedard

Paul Writes The Article

"I Knew He Was Just The Right Man For The Job"

How To Order Your Fantasy Snorkel

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

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There are now over 25 different Fantasy acrylics , including the demonstrators, to choose from. Choose the acrylic description from the pictures in the cap & barrel or demonstrator section

Pick Your Nib Grade

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

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You can choose the current availability of: Account, extra fine, fine, medium and broad. 

Flex, Stub and Music nibs have limited availability upon request

Pick Your Nib Style

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

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You can choose an open nib or the triumph nib, sometimes referred to as the conical nib. These are available in PdAg (silver) , gold or two tone

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

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Gold or silver cap bands and gold plated or silver/chrome clips are available to match the nib style you choose. Special requests welcomed

Free Priority Shipping

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

Orders & Payment Options

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Free Priority shipping withing the Unites States. Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens shipped outside the US will be charged actual shipping costs

Orders & Payment Options

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

Orders & Payment Options

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Upon receiving your detailed order I will respond promptly with availability and pricing.

Payment options include PayPal and credit card by phone or fax

What's Going On ?

Atlanta Pen Show

Triangle Pen Show 2020

Triangle Pen Show 2020

SHOW CANCELLED


We are sorry to announce the Atlanta Show has been cancelled due to the virus.


Pens can be purchased from the web site with 100% satisfaction guarantee if the Fantasy Snorkel fountain  pen and nib do not exceed your expectations.


Hope to see you in Raleigh, NC at the Triangle Pen Show

 June 4th - 7th

Triangle Pen Show 2020

Triangle Pen Show 2020

Triangle Pen Show 2020

The Raleigh, NC  show will be June 4th - 7th. I will be teaching two seminars, one on Friday and the second on Sunday on: 


"The History Of The Snorkel And How It Really Works." 


I will have a wide selection of nibs in flex, stub & in all standard grades from X to B in both the open and the triumph style at the show.


The two tone triumph nib is still the most requested nib style.  I will have several mediums and fine nibs in the triumph style. 


The Baltimore Pen Show

Triangle Pen Show 2020

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

The Baltimore Pen Show was Friday February 28th - March 1st.

As our first time at that show and immediately after the Pen World article, I  really didn't have time for lunch.

The show was extremely well organized and the pen lovers attended in masses right up to Sunday evening.  Extremely well attended!


As one Snorkel lover said:  You made a Snorkel look pretty!



The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

Tega Pen Company will be attend both these pen shows.

The DC show is July 30th - August 2nd

The San Francisco Pen show is  

August 26th - August 30th


If there is something special you are looking for, please let me know and I can bring it to the show.

Birthdays and Holiday gifts

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

Birthdays and Holiday gifts

The "Fantasy Snorkel" Fountain Pen is a unique gift that has never been seen by many pen collectors. After a year of development, the "Fantasy Snorkel" was perfected and born. The amazing writing characteristics and color variations can be experienced by stopping at any of the pen shows to see a great fountain pen. 

Thank you

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

Birthdays and Holiday gifts

For all the pen collectors and every day pen writers that have purchased a "Fantasy Snorkel" I say THANK YOU. I try my best to offer an exceptional writing fountain pen in amazing acrylic colors to fit the writing habits of every person. Your total satisfaction is guaranteed.

The web site is update frequently with new additions and nib availability.

Reproduction Pen Trays - $35.00

Trays 7 x 7 1/4

Trays Hold 10 Pens

Trays Hold 10 Pens

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Reproduction of the original 

vintage pen tray

Trays Hold 10 Pens

Trays Hold 10 Pens

Trays Hold 10 Pens

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Made From All Wood

Trays Hold 10 Pens

Assorted Colors Available

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Sides and front border are solid oak

Assorted Colors Available

Trays Make The Perfect Display

Assorted Colors Available

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Quality You Can Count On

Trays Make The Perfect Display

Trays Make The Perfect Display

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Trays Make The Perfect Display

Trays Make The Perfect Display

Trays Make The Perfect Display

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Special Requests

Looking For A Special Nib?

Over the past few months and several pen shows, many have asked for flex and even music nibs. Those are very hard to find and if you are interested please let me know and I will put you on the list for special requests. It should be noted that these nibs are 60 years old and many did not survive over the years.

Currently,  I have an exceptional variety of nibs in: Accountant, Xfine, Fine, Medium/Fine & Medium. 

I currently have: 1 Gregg,  3 Flex nibs, 3 Stub and 3 Broad nibs. These are in different nib styles, so the choices may be limited.

Fantasy Snorkel Pen Made By The Tega Pen Company

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