The Pen Shop was proud to be able to take part in the first ever North East Pen Show on Sunday 2nd of September in Newcastle upon Tyne. This event was held in the beautiful Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s historic Quayside and showcased over 10,000 vintage pens and writing instruments. The show also offered visitors the opportunity to get free expert valuation of their heirloom pieces as well as free advice on pen restoration and repair.
The North East Pen Show featured exhibitors based both locally and internationally with collectors traveling from as far as Scotland and London to attend. As a locally based business we were thrilled to take part in the show and meet so many people who are as passionate about pens as we are at The Pen Shop.
This was a new event held by UK Pen Shows who own and organise five out of the six pen shows that are currently staged in the UK. UK Pen Shows are owned and organised by two friends who share a love of fountain pens. Jeremy Collingridge and Ian Williamson are both members of the Writing Equipment Society having both served the organisation as council members for many years. UK Pen Shows is a labour of love and the aim for each show is to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both visitors and dealers. If you would like to learn more about the world of pens you can buy Art: Pens & Culture magazine Edition No 8 through our website which many collectors bought from us at the show.
The show was opened by local personality and Olympic torch bearer Claire Paczko. Claire has raised thousands of pounds on behalf of many various charities and she spends her free time helping Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Crisis and St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle.
We would like to thank everyone who organised and attended the North East Pen Show and we are looking forward to attending more of the UK Pen Show’s in the future.
The school holidays are almost over and it is once again time to start thinking about stationery supplies for the next school year. If you are a returning student, or simply looking to find the perfect gift for someone starting school we have a range of exclusive offers now available.
The Kingsley pen range has been specially selected by the Pen Shop team, who have used over 150 years of experience in finding the perfect pen for our customers to source this exclusive range. As part of our back to school offers save 50% on our Kingsley Commodore Matt Black Fountain Pen & Ball Pen set. Presented in a red Kingsley gift box both pens feature shiny chrome trims and come with a free leather pouch. This exclusive set was originally priced at £80.00 but is now available for only £40.00.
Faber-Castell celebrated its 250th anniversary last year making it the oldest manufacturer of writing instruments in the world. The founder of the company was Kaspar Faber (1730 – 1784) from Nuremberg who originally worked for local traders before setting up his own pencil making company. From these humble beginnings Faber-Castell has become one of the most recognised writing manufacturing brands worldwide. In 1870 the name A.W. Faber was officially entered in the US Register of Companies, as the fifth name in the first ledger. Since the four companies ahead of it no longer exist, A.W. Faber is the oldest brand name in the USA. With our back to school offers you can save £50.00 on a Faber-Castell Ball Pen and Pencil set.
Sheaffer was founded in 1912 and this year celebrates its 100 year legacy as one of the leading companies in the pen industry. The Sheaffer Prelude collection is used the world over and is revered for its high level of comfort. Its wide profile and smooth finish make it a favourite for those desiring an easy and pleasurable writing experience. As part of our back to school offers we have two Sheaffer Prelude sets available for £55 reduced from £118 which both feature a twist action Ball Pen and Cartridge Fountain Pen.
Go back to school in style this autumn with The Pen Shop.
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