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Conway Stewart 205
Posted on Sunday September 16, 2018

The Conway Stewart 205 is a mystery pen in some regards. It isn’t specifically mentioned in Stephen Hull’s Conway Stewart book. It closely resembles the more common 206. In fact the only real difference I can see is that the 206 had a fixed clip whereas it seems likely that the 205 came with an […]


Daily Herald MHR Pen & Pencil Set
Posted on Thursday September 13, 2018

Harking back to my recent post about unbranded pens, here’s a splendid set issued by The Daily Herald in 1935.   Many thanks to Paul Stirling for sight of this beautiful set.


An Unusual Coin filler
Posted on Thursday September 13, 2018

I’m fond of mysteries but there are times when I wish for a solution. This handsome coin filler gives no indication of its manufacturer. There is no barrel imprint and the original nib is long gone with any helpful information that might have borne. I cannot even say with any certainty which is its country […]


Swan 3250
Posted on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Though I’ve probably written about it before (after all this time I’ve written about many things before) the splendid Swan 3250 is worthy of further consideration. The burgundy is so dark that it appears black in anything but bright light. This is one of the earlier examples with brass barrel threads. The company returned to […]


A Comment On My Post About Handwriting
Posted on Monday September 10, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words and permission to use this beautiful image.