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

Madrid Pen Show

The Madrid Pen Show takes place at Hotel Miguel Angel, Calle Miguel Angel, 29-31, 28010 Madrid, Spain. The event runs from November 16 2018 through November 18 2018 and opening hours are 10am to

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Yorkshire Pen Show

The Yorkshire Pen Show organised by UK Pen Shows is to be held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at The Copthorne Hotel, Bramhall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU. Doors open at 10am and entry is £5 unless you

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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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