is a retailer of modern and vintage writing instruments, ink, refills, and related
items. Our inventory includes fountain, ball point, and roller ball
pens; mechanical pencils; ink; refills for ball point pens, roller
ball pens & mechanical pencils; pen cases; books; prints; and stationery.
was established in 1997 and is an authorized retailer for many fine
writing instrument companies, including Ancora, Bexley, Conway
Stewart, Cross, Dani, Daniel Hechter, Genoso, Laban, Namiki, Parker,
Pelikan, Sensa, Stypen and Waterman. In addition to maintaining a web
site with on-line shopping, Pensations sells at on-line auction sites
and many major pen shows.
is located in beautiful and historic
Danville is located in central Kentucky, in the heart of the Bluegrass region.
Danville offers a wealth of historical, educational and cultural
institutions and activities. Danville has a strong place in the
history of Kentucky and the United States.
Danville, Kentucky, is known as "the City of Firsts."
Danville was the site of the first post office west of the Alleghenies,
and of the first courthouse in Kentucky. It was the site of the meetings
which led to the founding of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and
Kentucky's first constitution was written in Danville.
(Constitution Square State Historic Site
commemorates the early days of Kentucky.) Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's
first governor, lived in Danville.
performed the world's first successful abdominal surgery
(removal of an ovarian tumor) in
his surgery in Danville.
Kentucky School for the Deaf
was the first state-supported school for persons with disabilities
not only in the US, but also the first in the western hemisphere.
Centre College in Danville
was the first college west of the Alleghenies. (Centre was also the
location for the 2000 and 2012 national vice presidential debate.)
Each year Danville and Centre College host the
Great American Brass Band Festival
in June. (One of the highlights of the festival is the hot air
balloon race held on Friday evening -- spectators are allowed on the
field with the balloons.
Click here for a photo.)
The local newspaper
(the Advocate Messenger)
sponsors the town's band -- the
Advocate Brass Band.
In addition to playing at the Brass band Festival each year, the
Advocate Brass Band regularly has
concerts at the band stand in the park
next to the courthouse. Danville is home to the
Kentucky's oldest outdoor theatre (founded in 1950).
Danville was the first town in
Kentucky to receive a Great American Main Street Award from the
National Trust for Historic Preservation (one of five awards given
nationally in 2001). Click here to read the press release from the National Trust.
Central Kentucky is not only
historically rich -- it also abounds in natural beauty and supports a
variety of outdoor activities. Kentucky's waterways are particularly
popular, and Lake Herrington
is only minutes from Danville. If Danville doesn't have enough to keep you
occupied then you can visit many other interesting sites nearby,
including the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
(with its Civil War battle re-enactment),
& Fort Harrod, Stanford, and