Who is Speerbob? My name is Robert Speerbrecher, better known on eBay and in the pen community as Speerbob. That is my beautiful wife Tanya with me. Speerbob is a name I was assigned when I signed up for my first email account in 1989 and my eBay account in 1999. I have used it ever since. Can't change it now, 1,000's of pen collectors around the world know and trust Speerbob. Tanya and I live in Rock Hill, SC, USA. We have been in the pen business for 18+ years including 3 years in Thailand where we still have a house. I have pen business connections and pen friends all over the world, especially in Asia, so I often find special pens that you don’t see every day. One thing you can be absolutely certain of with Speerbob is that you will receive exceptional service, excellent prices, quality products, and 100% guaranteed satisfaction or return the pen for your money back. Check out my very high eBay feedback HERE, you'll know you're buying from a pen dealer you can trust!
What and where do I sell? I sell pens and pen ephemera on eBay and at some US pen shows. However, you are always welcome to contact me directly for a better price than my eBay price. I sell new pens, vintage pens, new-old-stock pens, and pre-owned pens. I am an authorized dealer for Delta, Stipula, Monteverde, Napkin, Parafernalia, and Conklin. I often discover inventories of new-old-stock pens and buy pen collections. I also buy new pen close-outs, liquidations and other special deals. I also buy pens and pay a very fair price so we both come away from the deal happy. (That's my Mom in the photo with Tanya and I at the 2013 Washington pen Show)
How did I get here? People often ask me how I got into the pen business. I owe it all to Bert! In the summer of 1999 I walked into Bertram's Inkwell at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia. I had never been in a pen store and was fascinated. At that time my pen "collection" consisted of 3 Waterman Phileas rollerballs. Phil Himes was behind the counter and I asked him if they needed any part time help. He told me to come back Friday and meet Bert Osar, the owner. I met Bert on Friday. He asked if I knew anything about pens and I said "No, but I'm willing to learn". He said "Good enough, your hired". I had a day job with the US Government so I worked at Bertram's part time two evenings a week and all day Sundays for four years until Tanya and I were assigned to the US Embassy in Thailand in 2004. I attended my first Pen Show in Las Vegas in 1999 and in 2000 went to the Washington DC show where I was shocked by the size and overwhelmed by the selection. I was already selling some items on eBay and started to find pens to sell. At the 2001 Miami pen show I met a guy from Panama who had a huge inventory of Waterman pens to sell at an excellent price. My bother-in-law Dan and I flew to Panama to take a look and we made a deal. Everything was packed up and we were ready to leave on the morning of September 11, 2001. We all know what happened that day. We were stuck in Panama for two more weeks but were on the first plane out when flights resumed. That Waterman pen deal got me started and the rest is history. I have met so many wonderful people and made many friends in the pen community. I have learned so much. I am now retired from the US Government and sell pens full time from our new home in South Carolina. We are loving the southern weather and hospitality. Cheers, ya'll.