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HISTORY OF THE FOUNTAIN PEN Mark Hill Wednesday 04 March 2020

The pen is mightier than the sword! In today’s digital world of emails and tweeting, the art of writing has largely been left behind. Adding personality and individuality to communication, the tools of writing have a fascinating history dating back to prehistory and peaking in the golden age of the fountain pen in the 20th century. As well as a full history of development, major makers, keys to identification, dating and value are examined. Mark Hill is a regular contributor to the Antiques Roadshow