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

India Pen Show, INDIA

The India Pen Show takes place over 2 days - 2nd and 3rd February 2019. Location is the Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.

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South West Pen Show, UK

The first UK pen show of the year is the South West to be held in Bristol on Sunday 3rd February 2019. As in previous years, the show location is the Doubletree Bristol North Hotel, Woodlands Lane,

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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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WES Winter Journal Now Out!

The latest WES Journal - No. 113 Winter 2018 has now been published and features a bumper 80 full colour pages. As usual, this journal is packed full of interesting articles including the Unique Pens

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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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