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 Henry Simpole


We were saddened to hear that Henry Simpole passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 12th after enduring a long period of ill-health. Henry was a good friend of ours for many years. Although he will no doubt be best remembered for the beautiful gold and silver overlaid pens he produced, he was also an experienced pen repairer and dealer who will have been visited by many over the years at his stall in Portobello Road. His kindness and his talents will be greatly missed. RIP Henry.


(Latest update - June 17th 2020)



The Swan Pen: Mabie Todd in England 1880 - 1960


Pen Books by Andy Russell


(Click on the picture of the cover below for further information and ordering)


50 Years of the Dinkie

1922 - 1972

Other Pen Books by Steve Hull


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Onoto the Pen

De La Rue and Onoto Pens


The English Fountain Pen Industry


Fountain Pens for the Million

The History of Conway Stewart


The Neptune Pen

A History of Burge, Warren & Ridgley

If you would like to order one of Steve Hull's titles above (or have any other questions about these books), please contact Steve to confirm payment and address details either by e-mail to 



or by phone

01628 475739 from within the UK

(+44 1628 475739 from elsewhere)

Steve Hull

at Henley Regatta, 2016

(picture courtesy of Aileen Nisbet)

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