The favourites

All floaty pens are special – these pens below are extra special…

The Last Supper
The bread and wine float between these thirteen famous diners. (Pen 186, Drawer 60)

Venezia, Doges Palace
Our very first floater! The gondola floats in front of famous Venice landmarks. I can taste the ice cream just by looking at this one. (Pen 681, Drawer 26)

Goal, Cholesterol treatment
If only cholesterol was as easy to control as tipping up a pen… (Pen 695, Drawer 27)

This pen is simply crawling with little beasties. (Pen 710, Drawer 63)

Magic name – Russ
Genuine Eskesen from about 1970’s. Float reveals name when tilted. (Pen 813, Drawer 58)

Magic name clicker – Susan
Genuine Eskesen from about 1970’s. Float reveals name when tilted. (Pen 814, Drawer 58)

Amsterdam Red Light District
Too saucy for this page! The red curtain floats to reveal two peepshows. Very naughty! (Pen 823, Drawer 119)

Mickey Mouse – floating
Hey Mickey! He’s so fine! (Pen 946, Drawer 20)

6 Up was not enough. We went one louder. (Pen 950, Drawer 20)

The Shuttleworth Collection
Our first true ‘drive-by.’ Russell lets me out at the entrance, I blag my way into the museum shop without paying an entrance fee, purchase the pen and come out, all within the time it takes Russell to turn the car around, and we’re off. Sorry I can’t tell you anything about this museum – we weren’t there long enough! (Pen 1000, Drawer 82)

Seattle Space Needle, Gift Set
To find one 50 year old pen is amazing, but to find two, and still in their original box… (Pen 1177, Drawer 91)

Minnesota Knitters’ Guild
It’s not the group existing that amazes me, it is the fact that they are big enough, and well organised enough to produce a floaty pen – good on them! (Pen 790, Drawer 57)

This actually came from the desk of Anna Wintour (really long story) (Pen 16, Drawer 41)

Elman Wall Travel Team
The best accountants in the world (we’re probably a bit biased) (Pen 22, Drawer 87)

(Pen 1292, Drawer 100)

Liberace Museum (hands)
Bejewelled hands float up and down tickleing those ivories! Even more cool about this pen is that it is a ‘blooper’ – The hands have been put on upside down – how cool is that? (Pen 77, Drawer 124)

Tate Surrealism
This is a truly surrealistic pen. The Tate Modern is shown in the background, with a giant lobster floating in the foreground. Floaty pens just don’t get any better than this! (Pen 174, Drawer 60)

Red Jasper
Not semi precious – to us its VERY precious (Pen 621, Drawer 76)

Only Fools and Horses
You plonker Rodney! (Pen 272, Drawer 71)

CN Tower – Old
Our first vintage pen. It was a present from Katy who bought it at an antique shop in Brighton. It has most of its liquid missing. The elevator does not actually float. We date it at about 1970. Definitely a favourite. (Pen 323, Drawer 9)

Nescafe – Romanian
With special thanks to Andreea Sarpe for translating this. It actually says: “Nescafe -Try it! – You will be amazed!” On the back it says “Essence of good coffee!” If we’re ever in Bucharest, then we know how to ask for a cup of coffee. (Pen 453, Drawer 46)

Mamma Mia
With its shiny metallic body, it’s a real Super Trouper (Pen 534, Drawer 86)

Our first pen won at auction. It is dated 1989. Batman slides up and down, chasing after his car, with his cape billowing in the background. (Pen 549, Drawer 75)

At last – we have this pen! Thanks to Martini Auctions! (Pen 1332, Drawer 47)

M&M’s (clear)
Just like pen 1328, but they’ve eaten the background! (Pen 1333, Drawer 47)

Goldstar Israeli beer
Magniiiiv! (Pen 1363, Drawer 46)

Old egg timer
Amazing old pen – still working (Pen 1400, Drawer 20)

Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States
A tiny Barack that I can keep in my pocket (Pen 1418, Drawer 85)

Michelle Obama, First Lady
As glamarous as the lady herself (Pen 1419, Drawer 85)

The Prostate Cancer Charity
Amazing charity pen – the man floats up through the pen and somehow loses all his clothes! Thanks to Marks and Spencers for another great floaty pen and supporting another great cause (Pen 1442, Drawer 104)

Franz Kafka
The wonderful Ann-Marie bought us this back from Prague – We LOVE this pen – what a find, an instant favourite! Thank you. (Pen 2094, Drawer 51)