Parker Pen Historian Michael Fultz Has Passed Away

We’re a little late on this, but we wanted to mention that L. Michael Fultz, the collector and historian who knew everything there was to know about Parker fountain pens, died Jan. 27 in Janesville, Wisc. He’d moved there, the original hometown of the Parker company, after a career in Illinois state government.

Fultz wrote books and articles on Parker history and handmade beautiful customized Parker pens. He also co-founded the Chicago Pen Show, which bills itself as the oldest and largest in the world.

There’s an online guestbook for him at

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