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2nd March 2023
At Last - Some News!
After a couple of years of inactivity, largely due to the pandemic, we finally have a forthcoming new title to announce!
The provisional title of the book, a joint project from Andy and Steve, is
Some Lesser-Known English Pen Makers 1890-1930
The intention of the book is to bring to life some of those companies that most pen collectors would know little about, and to show what went on in the early days of the industry outside the better-known 'Big Three' companies that have already been the subjects of Steve's books. We'll be concentrating on the businesses and the people behind them as much as on the pens themselves, though there will be plenty of pens and contemporary advertising pictured as well. The companies featured will be loosely grouped in three geographical areas, London, Birmingham and Lancashire. All being well, a second volume covering the years 1930-1960 will follow in due course.
Work on the book is well underway. We are expecting that it will be published during 2024, however please check back for any announcement of a firm date.