Welcome to the Writing Equipment Society

Member Benefits at a Glance

  • Three full colour journals every year packed with really informative articles on all types of writing equipment and related items.
  • Regular email newsletters containing items of interest to members, details of forthcoming events, member offers and more.
  • Forum for trading between members.
  • Access to the Society’s vast library of documents relating to all types of writing equipment and related items.
  • Source of writing equipment repair and sale providers.
  • Free entry to pen shows arranged by UK Pen Shows (subject to availability).
  • Access to Webinars run by the Society.
  • Access to the ever popular repair courses run by the Society.
  • Access to the Eugenio Project if required.

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Eugenio Project

WES has been aware over the years of the difficulties that both WES members and families of past members have had in finding a new home for a much loved collection of writing equipment. The ‘Disposing of Your Collection’ booklet was a first step but Council is taking us further with a new service called ‘The Eugenio Project

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Next Event

Newcastle Pen Show, UK

4 September 2022

The Newcastle Pen Show will be held on Sunday 4th September 2022 at the Village Hotel, 10 The Silverlink N, West Allotment, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0BY. Doors open at 10am and the show closes at

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Latest News

Exclusive to WES Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pen

14 May 2022

WES is pleased to offer this Limited Edition Onoto Fountain Pen to its members to celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have selected the same distinctive dark blue acrylic material as the

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2022 UK Pen Show Dates Released

1 February 2022

UK Pen Shows have released dates for the 2022 run of pen shows. The current line-up is as follows: London Spring 6th March 2022 Northern 24th April 2022 Birmingham 26th June 2022 Newcastle 4th

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1818 Auctioneers gain the WES Quality Mark

1 July 2021

The Society is pleased to announce that 1818 Auctions has been through the WES Quality Mark training and has been awarded the WES Quality Mark for Auctions. This means that members can both sell and

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