A little about us

The Writing Equipment Society was established in 1980 by several patrons of a London pen store known as ‘His Nibs’. The Drury Lane shop was owned by the late Phillip Poole who regularly produced an informal newsletter for his customers and this newsletter was the forerunner of the now world renowned WES Journal. Phillip was the Society’s inaugural Chairman and held the post for 10 years during which time the Society became established as the leading organisation of its kind worldwide. A project commenced to establish a library that would record the history of writing equipment and this... Find out more

Events

Austrian Pen Show

The Austrian Pen Show will this year take place in Vienna on Saturday 27th October 2018. Show location is Salmgasse 6, 1030 Vienna and opening hours are from 10am to 4pm.

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Ohio Pen Show

The 24th annual Ohio Pen Show will this year take place at the Crown Plaza Dublin Hotel, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio, USA. This 4 day event runs from 1 November 2018 through 4 November 2018

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News

New WES website launched!

Welcome to the new Writing Equipment Society website! We hope you like the appearance of your new site and find it easy to use. The site now encompasses the membership database which is of course

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New WES website launched!

Welcome to the new Writing Equipment Society website! We hope you like the appearance of your new site and find it easy to use. The site now encompasses the membership database which is of course

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