Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

In January of 2019, we started a monthly video feature on our YouTube channel called, "Top 5 Pens." Using data from customer sales, reviews posted on goldspot.com, social media likes, comments, and user feedback, we developed a list of the hottest writing instruments of the month. As anyone who follows the pen community online knows, trends change quickly. One month, we could be talking about a new pen color, a special we had on our Weekly Dip promotion, or a limited edition that sold out within days.

As we conclude the first half of 2019, check out the latest Top 5 Pens - June 2019 on YouTube below. Scroll down past the video to see all the Top 5 Pens so far this year, month-by-month, along with a chance to win June's #1 pen!

2019 Monthly Top 5 Lists

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

January 2019
#5 Pilot Vanishing Point Stripes Fountain Pen (Shop)
#4 Montegrappa Fortuna Space Collection (Goldspot Pens Exclusive, Shop)
#3 Sailor 1911 Sea Glass Fountain Pens (Goldspot Pens Exclusive)
#2 Retro 51 Space Race Limited Edition Pens
#1 Lamy Vibrant Pink Valentine's Day Gift Sets

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

February 2019
#5 Moonman M2 Eyedropper Fountain Pen (Shop)
#4 Leonardo Officina Italiana Fountain Pens (Shop)
#3 Retro 51 Tornado Hot Coffee Rollerball Pen (Goldspot Pens Exclusive)
#2 Lamy AL-Star Vibrant Pink Fountain Pen and Ink Set
#1 Pelikan M120 Historic Green/Black Fountain Pen and Ink Set

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

March 2019
#5 Pelikan M205 Clear Demonstrator with Bonus Italic Nib
#4 Caran d'Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint Pens (Shop)
#3 Lamy AL-Star Vibrant Pink Fountain Pen and Ink Set
#2 Penbbs 469 Double Ended Fountain Pen Set - Galaxy Blue
#1 Retro 51 Tornado Popper Birds and Bees Limited Edition Rollerball

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

April 2019
#5 Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen and Ink Set
#4 Sailor Professional Gear Slim Red Supernova (Shop)
#3 Pelikan M205 Clear Demonstrator with Bonus Italic Nib
#2 Lamy Safari Pastel Special Edition 2019 Collection (Shop)
#1 Retro 51 Tornado NYC Skyline Fountain Pen (Goldspot Pens Exclusive)

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

May 2019
#5 Monteverde Giant Sequoia (Weekly Dip Special)
#4 Pelikan Souveran 600 Violet White w/ Rickshaw Pen Sleeve (Shop)
#3 Caran d'Ache x Nespresso 849 Version 2, India Green (Shop)
#2 Retro 51 Tornado Popper Limited Edition "Stan" Hockey Rollerball Pen
#1 Retro 51 Tornado NYC Skyline Fountain Pen (Goldspot Pens Exclusive)

Top 5 Pens of 2019 So Far - Half-Year Review

 

June 2019
#5 Pelikan Souveran 600 Violet White w/ Rickshaw Pen Sleeve (Shop)
#4 Lamy Safari USA Independence Special Edition
#3 Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso 2, India Green Limited Edition (Shop)
#2 Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz Fountain Pen (Weekly Dip Special)
#1 Retro 51 Tornado Popper "The Shield" Rollerball Pen (Shop)

Retro 51 takes home top honors with 7 pens in the Top 5 lists, including 4 pens in the top spot! Pelikan comes in second with 6 appearances. Lamy rounds out third place with 5 mentions.

We've got plenty more pens to look forward to in the second half of 2019. We'd like to know what were your favorites this year? Leave us a comment and let us know. While you're at it, use the Gleam form below to enter for a chance to win June's #1 Pen - The Retro 51 Tornado Popper "The Shield" Rollerball Pen.