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Kingsley Chequer – clKingsleyassic twist-action Ball Pen and Fountain Pen with chequer engraving for easy grip.

  • Classic twist-action Ball Pen.
  • Chequer engraving for easy grip.
  • Kingsley engraved logo on cap and clip.
  • Ball Pen comes fitted with a black ink refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridgeSheaffer.

Sheaffer Prelude set revered for its high level of comfort. Its mid-size profile and smooth finish make it a favourite for those desiring an easy and pleasurable writing experience.

    • Ball Pen comes fitted with medium ball pen refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridge.
    • Sheaffer limited lifetime warranty.
    • Packaged in a luxury Sheaffer gift box.

Parker

Sonnet is one of Parker’s signature collections and is characterised by beautifully balanced, contemporary styled pens.

  • Stainless Steel with Gold Trim.
  • Ball Pen comes fitted with one ink refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridges.
  • Packaged in a luxury Parker Gift Box.
  • 2 years international warranty.

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Created with a keen appreciation for modernist design and lasting value, Century II offers a bolder look and wider girth than the original Classic Century.

  • Century II chrome with herringbone engraved pattern.
  • Fountain Pen stainless steel nib.
  • Ball Pen is fitted with a ball pen refill, Fountain Pen comes with blue ink cartridge.
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee.
  • Premium Gift Box.

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We have a collection of videos now available on The Pen Shop website giving an insider view into the intense production methods of many of our brands. These videos offer an in-depth view into the detail and precision that goes into the making of these quality writing instruments. Many of these are hand-crafted and this is a chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ for some of our most popular brands. View videos now from Graf von Faber-Castell, Lamy, Pelikan, Visconti, Faber-Castell, Montegrappa, TruVirtu, Troika, Parker and Waterman.

Celebrities and Their Pens

Last week David Dimbleby visited our Regent Street store to purchase a Parker Sonnet Black Lacquer Gold Trim Fountain Pen which he used on BBC Question Time. This made us curious as to other famous people and which pens they used. After researching this we were delighted to discover we are not the only pen lovers, here we have listed a few fellow celebrity collectors.

Patterson

1.    Robert Patterson famously bought pen collector Kirsten Stewart a $46,000 limited edition Tibaldi Bentley Crewe fountain pen for her birthday. From a limited edition of 40 the pen has a two-tone 18-carat yellow gold nib covered in rhodium and ruthenium.

2.    Stephen King used a Waterman Fountain Pen to write his novel Dreamcatcher and even mentioned this in the Author’s Note: “One final note.  This book was written with the world’s finest word processor, a Waterman cartridge fountain pen.  To write the first draft of such a long book by hand put me in touch with the language as I haven’t been in years.  I even wrote one night (during a power outage) by candlelight.  One rarely finds such opportunities in the twenty-first century, and they are to be savored.”-Stephen King

Doyle

3.    Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his later Sherlock novels with a Parker Duofold Fountain Pen. The new BBC Sherlock series pays homage to this when Holmes comments by looking at a letter that it was written by a Parker pen.

4.    Anne Frank apparently wrote her now famous diary with a Montblanc Fountain Pen. When her pen was destroyed after she accidently threw it into the fireplace she was so devastated she wrote an ‘ode’ to her pen.

5.    The Queen has used a Parker 51 for personal use since 1959 and both HM The Queen and The Prince of Wales have given Royal Warrants to Parker.

6.    Walt Disney himself was often seen in pictures with Sheaffer pens. A well-used Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen was found in Walt Disney’s desk in 1970 when his office was being inventoried.

Stallone

7. Sylvester Stallone loves Montegrappa pens so much he is now the brands ambassador and collaborated with the company to produce the Chaos pen range which he used in Expendables II. Sylvester Stallone’s “Chaos” pen is fashioned from precious materials and produced in limited numbers.

8.    Author Neil Gaimen is an avid Fountain Pen collector telling the BBC: ‘My current favourite is a Visconti because it has a magnet in the lid which goes clunk when I put the top on – I am easily satisfied. I probably have between 40 and 60 fountain pens, which is a bit silly, but once people are aware that you like them, they like to give them as gifts.’

9.    Dragons’ Den regular Peter Jones is thought to favour a Yard-O-Led Viceroy, which is hand made from English Hallmarked Sterling Silver.

Einstein

10.    Albert Einstein used both a Pelikan 100 N and a Waterman Taper-cap Fountain Pen which he used to develop the Theory of Relativity. The Waterman pen is on display at the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden.

11. Nick Hewer, Lord Sugar’s adviser in the BBC series The Apprentice, is often seen chewing on the end of his Lamy pen as he takes notes on the misadventures of candidates. In an interview with the Daily Express he said: “I’m not one for ostentatious treaty-signing type pens but I do think in business making an effort with the little things sends out a signal that you are serious about what you are doing.”

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