The Writing Equipment Society - Collectables

The Writing Equipment Society, established in 1980, has a membership of around 600 of whom 150 are overseas members, and is devoted to the conservation, study and collection of all types of writing equipment and associated material. Our members' interests cover all aspects of writing equipment and include pens, both ancient and modern, pencils of all types and materials, nibs, inkwells, stamp boxes, quill cutters, seals, writing slopes, letter scales, paper knives and ephemera.

The society has two main objectives. First to record the history of writing equipment and to encourage the conservation of both utilitarian and fine items. Secondly we aim to provide opportunities for collectors, whether spending pennies or pounds, to add to their collections through sales and exchanges and to meet and correspond in an informal way.

We organise a full programme of meetings in the U.K. Recent meetings have included exhibitions of writing slopes, paper knives and fountain pens all accompanied by entertaining speakers. Most meetings are followed by a 'shop and swap' session.

The Journal of the Writing Equipment Society is published 3 times a year and is sent free to members. It publishes articles on a wide range of subjects relating to vintage and modern writing equipment, reports on meetings and letters from members. Reviews of new books appear frequently.

United Kingdom

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