Royal Mail are still experiencing delays but that they do seem to be improving. There are changes to many services including Special Delivery times, all details of which can be found here.

One of the most common debates among pen collectors and enthusiasts is that of Gold nib vs Steel nib - which is best? It goes without saying that gold nib pens are more expensive than steel nibs but does this mean that they deliver a superior writing experience? How much does the material of a nib affect the quality of the...

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With the recent observance of Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day and Veterans Day, commemorating those fallen in the two world wars and all conflict thereafter, I was compelled to delve into the role of writing during wartime, specifically World War 1.During the first World War, around 2,225 men and women from Britain and Ireland published poetry directly influenced by the war...

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What do we do with our pens? Do they lay in little cardboard coffins in the bottom of a draw? Are they stored in temperature controlled rooms? or are they strewn across your desk like sunbathers on the French Riviera? It would seem that among the masses of collectors I have come across, both in the analogue world and through...

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What to buy your loved one for Valentine’s Day. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means that love, passion, and romance are in the air! It’s no surprise then that you have come looking for the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your writing equipment and stationery lover! Whether you are in need of a token of your affection or...

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All filling systems perform the same action in one way or another - their purpose is to draw ink up for use. Working hand in hand with the nib, the filling system is the artery of the pen with the nib being the heart. There are many personal views on filling mechanism types, some purists reject the modern cartridge converter,...

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