2018 Archive

27th September 2018

50 Years of the Dinkie


After a short delay due to problems in the manufacture of the slip-cases, 50 Years of the Dinkie is now ready to ship. All those who have already reserved copies will be contacted shortly by e-mail to make arrangements for payment and delivery. Copies can also be seen and purchased at the LWES show on October 7th at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury.

17th August 2018



Reservations are now being accepted for specific numbered copies of 50 Years of the Dinkie, to be published on 18th September 2018. Andy and Steve will be sharing a table at the LWES show on October 7th at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, and copies of their books will be available to buy at the show.


Photographic work for The Swan Pen: Mabie Todd in England 1880-1960 continues apace, already more than 500 photographs of pens, pencils and sets, and 100 scans of advertising and other period material have been prepared, covering the years 1880 to 1927, so there are many more still to do!

8th June 2018

Website Updates


50 Years of the Dinkie is shortly to go to press, now intended for publication during September 2018. Sample pages and a contents list have also been added to the preview page of the website. It will be possible to pre-order and reserve specific numbered copies once the cost has been finalised following the next website update, probably late July or early August.


Photographic and design work on The Swan Pen: Mabie Todd in England 1880-1960 is now well underway, sample pages will be added to the website as soon as they become available.

5th March 2018

Website Updates


The Conway Stewart book Fountain Pens for the Million is now sold out and only a few copies of The Neptune Pen remain unsold. Onoto the Pen and The English Fountain Pen Industry are still available. Contents pages have been added for each of the available titles, and the links for these have been updated to show four new sample pages from each book. 50 Years of the Dinkie is still on schedule for publication by October 2018, and more information on this title will be added as it becomes available. The Swan Pen: Mabie Todd in England 1880-1960 is due by October 2019, and this now has a new preview page which will be periodically updated. It too features a preliminary list of the contents.

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