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North East Pen Show

The Pen Shop was proud to be able to take part in the first ever North East Pen Show on Sunday 2nd of September in Newcastle upon Tyne. This event was held in the beautiful Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s historic Quayside and showcased over 10,000 vintage pens and writing instruments. The show also offered visitors the opportunity to get free expert valuation of their heirloom pieces as well as free advice on pen restoration and repair.

The North East Pen Show featured exhibitors based both locally and internationally with collectors traveling from as far as Scotland and London to attend. As a locally based business we were thrilled to take part in the show and meet so many people who are as passionate about pens as we are at The Pen Shop.

This was a new event held by UK Pen Shows who own and organise five out of the six pen shows that are currently staged in the UK. UK Pen Shows are owned and organised by two friends who share a love of fountain pens. Jeremy Collingridge and Ian Williamson are both members of the Writing Equipment Society having both served the organisation as council members for many years. UK Pen Shows is a labour of love and the aim for each show is to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both visitors and dealers. If you would like to learn more about the world of pens you can buy Art: Pens & Culture magazine Edition No 8 through our website which many collectors bought from us at the show.

The show was opened by local personality and Olympic torch bearer Claire Paczko. Claire has raised thousands of pounds on behalf of many various charities and she spends her free time helping Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Crisis and St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle.

We would like to thank everyone who organised and attended the North East Pen Show and we are looking forward to attending more of the UK Pen Show’s in the future.

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