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Pens Collection

Background imagePens Collection: Swan Fountain Pens 1932

Swan Fountain Pens 1932
A selection of Swan pens for you to give your friends at Christmas, knowing that the pleasing hues give added charm to fine craftsmanship

Background imagePens Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART the Austrian composer playing the harpsichord

Background imagePens Collection: Scene in a stock Yard - Kansas City, Missouri

Scene in a stock Yard - Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Aggregate value of livestock handled annually (at the time this card was published) was $200, 000, 000.00 ! Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePens Collection: Advert / Parker Pens 1940

Advert / Parker Pens 1940
Parker pens - what does your pen say about you ?

Background imagePens Collection: A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - The Pen Shop - at 112 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Date: 1940

Background imagePens Collection: The Last Day of the Old Smithfield Market, London 1855

The Last Day of the Old Smithfield Market, London 1855
Last days trading at the Old Smithfield Market, London. Large number of cows, sheep and pigs in pens awaiting sale and slaughter. In the background, the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral is silhouetted

Background imagePens Collection: Advert for Parker Duofold pens

Advert for Parker Duofold pens
Parker Duofold fountain pen and pencil in a case " give all your friends the best gift this year" Date: 1926

Background imagePens Collection: Norwich Castle / C1895

Norwich Castle / C1895
Norwich Castle, Norfolk

Background imagePens Collection: Advert / Onoto Pen 1920S

Advert / Onoto Pen 1920S
Onoto - the Pen with Self-Filling Safety

Background imagePens Collection: Barnstaple Sheep Market

Barnstaple Sheep Market
A fat farmer hauls his sheep into the pens at Barnstaple market, Devon, England

Background imagePens Collection: Castell Advertisement

Castell Advertisement
An advertisement for Castell pencils. The Pencils artists can rely upon. Founded in 1761, Faber Castell is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens

Background imagePens Collection: Advertisement for Swan Pens, by Mabie, Todd and Co. Captioned, Send a Swan

Advertisement for Swan Pens, by Mabie, Todd and Co. Captioned, Send a Swan!, and Give Swans this Xmas!, with illustrations of ladies pens with rolled gold or sterling silver mountings

Background imagePens Collection: The slitting room for steel pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

The slitting room for steel pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

Background imagePens Collection: Rolling the steel for pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

Rolling the steel for pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

Background imagePens Collection: Bronzing steel pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

Bronzing steel pens, at Messrs Hinks, Wells and Co. in Birmingham. Date: 1851

Background imagePens Collection: Manufacture of Steel Pens, Birmingham 1874

Manufacture of Steel Pens, Birmingham 1874
Royal visit by Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) to Mr. Joseph Gillott, steel pens manufacture in West Midlands, Birmingham. Date: 1874

Background imagePens Collection: Comic postcard, Used up writing pad Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Used up writing pad Date: 20th century

Background imagePens Collection: Comic postcard, Writing materials

Comic postcard, Writing materials. I haven t heard from you for a long time - see what you can do with this lot! Date: 20th century

Background imagePens Collection: Advertisement or advertorial for Onoto safety pens in Printers Pie magazine

Advertisement or advertorial for Onoto safety pens in Printers Pie magazine, featuring an illustration of the many contributors to the magazine reading a copy

Background imagePens Collection: Trades in Regency Ireland and England: Cork, Dublin

Trades in Regency Ireland and England: Cork, Dublin and London Docks. Irish beef cattle bring driven to the port of Cork 79

Background imagePens Collection: Bull for sale at Newton Abbot Livestock Market, Devon

Bull for sale at Newton Abbot Livestock Market, Devon. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePens Collection: Quill pen with comic verse on a birthday card

Quill pen with comic verse on a birthday card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePens Collection: Advert, Swan Fountain Pen

Advert, Swan Fountain Pen, in colours exquisite as Nature s. circa 1930

Background imagePens Collection: Poultry show at the Crystal Palace 1870

Poultry show at the Crystal Palace 1870
Poultry show at the Crystal Palace, at the same time as the cattle show was being held at Islington. There was above 1100 pens of fowls, besides turkeys, ducks, geese and pheasants

Background imagePens Collection: SMITHFIELD MARKET 1827

SMITHFIELD MARKET 1827
Smithfield market, viewed from the Barrs Date: 1827

Background imagePens Collection: ADVERT / ONOTO PEN 1924

ADVERT / ONOTO PEN 1924
Onoto pens - delivered by the modern Santa Claus Date: circa 1924

Background imagePens Collection: MARKET DAY IN THAME

MARKET DAY IN THAME
Market day in Thame, Oxfordshire, showing calves in pens being contemplated by farmers. Date: 1950s

Background imagePens Collection: LONDON / CRIES / DEFORMED

LONDON / CRIES / DEFORMED
The deformed beggar often sells pens as begging is not sanctioned in England. Date: 1823

Background imagePens Collection: LONDON / CRIES / BEGGAR / TINY

LONDON / CRIES / BEGGAR / TINY
The deformed beggar often sells pens as begging is not sanctioned in England. Date: 1823

Background imagePens Collection: Farmers and sheep, Keilder

Farmers and sheep, Keilder
Two farmers tend their sheep in pens above Keilder Water, Northumberland, England Date: 1990

Background imagePens Collection: Advert for Swan fountain pens 1901

Advert for Swan fountain pens 1901
Swan fountain pens with intricate design cases and chains, for Christmas gifts, free post catalogue available or in store at Cheapside, London. 1901

Background imagePens Collection: George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo with fountain pen and ink

George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo with fountain pen and ink
George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo with fountain pen and a bottle of ink, trying to write a letter but getting into a mess right from the start. Originally published as Valentine postcard no

Background imagePens Collection: Swan Fountain Pen advertisement, World War One

Swan Fountain Pen advertisement, World War One
Advertisement for Swan fountain pens the business mans pen...now the soldiers pen with the product placed in front of a silhouette of a battalion charging forward with bayonets fixed. Date: 1916

Background imagePens Collection: Onoto Pen Advertisement, World War One

Onoto Pen Advertisement, World War One
Advertisement for the famous Onoto pens, the ideal gift for British soldiers for Christmas 1915. One officer, joyous to have received his Onoto, asks another who surveys his broken pen with dismay

Background imagePens Collection: Advertisement for Parker Pens

Advertisement for Parker Pens -- male model (S Purvis) holding up a fountain pen. 1959

Background imagePens Collection: Thame Cattle Market

Thame Cattle Market
Market Day at Thame cattle market, Oxfordshire, England, showing some of the calf pens. Date: 1950s

Background imagePens Collection: Santa Claus by Charles Robinson

Santa Claus by Charles Robinson
Illustration of Santa Claus reading his Book of Good and Bad Children by candlelight, surrounded by toy dolls. Date: 1906

Background imagePens Collection: Advert for Swan fountain pens & leaded pencils 1901

Advert for Swan fountain pens & leaded pencils 1901
Christmas presents, Swan fountain pens and leaded pencils with intricate design cases and chains. 1901

Background imagePens Collection: London Trade Card - Daniel Richards, Stationer

London Trade Card - Daniel Richards, Stationer, at St Andrews Church, Holborn. Wholesale and retail. 18th century

Background imagePens Collection: Swan Pen advertisement, WW1

Swan Pen advertisement, WW1
First World War advertisement for Swan Pens featuring humorous cartoon. " We calls im The President. " Ows that

Background imagePens Collection: James Corry

James Corry
JAMES CORRY Secretary to the Irish Linen Board, friend of the poet Thomas Moore, pointing to an interesting letter he has just written with one of those pens Date: 1772 - 1848

Background imagePens Collection: Richard Assheton Cross, politician

Richard Assheton Cross, politician
RICHARD ASSHETON CROSS 1st VISCOUNT CROSS Satirical depiction of the Conservative MP in the Disraeli Administration Date: 1823 - 1914

Background imagePens Collection: Advert for Swan pens 1929

Advert for Swan pens 1929
A selection of colourful pens for a Christmas gift. 1929

Background imagePens Collection: Sir John Lubbock

Sir John Lubbock (1843 - 1913), 1st BARON AVEBURY Liberal MP and writer of popular science books Date: 1874

Background imagePens Collection: Owl with quill pen on a New Year card

Owl with quill pen on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePens Collection: Swan Fountpen advert featuring WaC girl, WW1

Swan Fountpen advert featuring WaC girl, WW1
Advertisement for Swan fountpens featuring a member of the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps writing a letter. Date: 1918

Background imagePens Collection: Swan Fountpen advertisement, WW1

Swan Fountpen advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for the famous Swan fountain pens, advising it as the ideal gift for anyone off to the front in 1914. Date: 1914

Background imagePens Collection: Swan pens advertisement, WW1

Swan pens advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Swan Pens, with photographs showing part of the factory in Weston Street, Bermondsey, South East London and a portion of the turning shop with men at work. Date: 1914



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