Only my pen collection has stood the test of time.
Ger van Oers describes himself as a real ‘magpie child’. Ever since he was a child, he would collect everything that was not nailed down. And once the collection was complete? He would simply start collecting something else. Only his pen collection has stood the test of time. All that collecting and selling gave Ger a real instinct for trading. He had a flourishing online pen business for years and later opened his own antiques and curio shop.
Pens remain close to Ger’s heart. So he is the ideal auctioneer for the pens & writing instruments auction, where there are plenty of interesting lots on offer. Montblanc fountain pens are especially desirable. The limited edition fountain pens from the 80s and 90s generate enthusiastic bids, and German Pelikan fountain pens also do well. Ger maintains close relationships with his sellers in the relatively small world of pens and, as a result, puts together a great auction every week.