Early Items refers to writing equipment mostly made and used before 1840 and the earlier, usually the rarer and expensive. However that is not always the case as some antiquities are not that expensive but there are a lot of fakes around. Provenance is quite important.


Range of French penners or compendia which together with the ebony baradelle, leather cased penners, English horn penners and silver English and french penners are some of the most desireable collectables. The prices of such items cancreate gasps of amazement, even heart attacks so we have refrained from publishing these until our website is more complete.