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London Pen Show

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London Pen Show The WES Spring show in London. What a hoot!Things went much as foreseen in my previous post, but with more Guinness.Clare got us to the venue in plenty of time, and by nine o’clock we were ready for any early birds. The show is much larger than any of the provincial shows that we have attended, with a main room and a full adjacent corridor.I was delighted to see a wide-range of tables. In addition to the core vintage pen dealers, there were more “fringe” folk, like us. Pen cases, nib grinders, calligrapher, ink, pencil sharpener (no,...

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That There London

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”Who am I to argue with Dr Johnson? Pen Show It’s Pen Show time again.“The London Writing Equipment Show (LWES) show has been around for many, many years and during that time the show has established itself as one of the main writing equipment shows on the European show circuit. Now we are giving you two exciting shows, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. So if you love writing equipment and especially fountain pens, ink, notebooks...

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South West Pen Show

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"All right my lover?" The Bristol accent is warm and smiley. Well, it is if you were born and bred there, like I was. "It's gurt smart, right." Clare had nursed us down the snowy roads from Andover to our second appearance at the South West Pen Show, on the outskirts of Bristol. Seasoned veterans that we are, we hadn't arrived early, nor with five times too much stuff. Setup took fifteen minutes, and we took full advantage of the "exhibitors limitless coffee before ten" option. I couldn't tell you how many people came through the doors, but the 'rush'...

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Bristol - Brace yourself

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The South West Pen Show takes place on Sunday the third of February at the Double Tree Hilton, Bristol North.Clare and I will be there.The theory is that we sell things; but somehow or other, I end up doing a fair amount of browsing myself. If you like fountain pens, this is the place to come. There are a good number of vintage pen dealers as well as retailers offering great deals on new pens. If you need nib help, then come early, the slots with the nib masters get booked up quickly. Fancy a Twiss pen? The man himself...

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