Who we are and What we do
The Battersea Pen Home® is run by Simon Gray and Sean Lovell - its two founding partners. We specialise in selling and repairing pens and pencils, both modern and vintage
After being based in Battersea for ten years, we moved to Epping in 2000 and then Northumberland in 2021
We repair most makes of fountain pen for customers and also service our own pen stock which is offered for sale on this site.
We were trained and certified by Parker and Waterman in 2002 as service technicians for their writing instruments. We are also recommended by Sheaffer UK.
From 1995 to 2005 we organised the London Pen Show. Since 2007 the show has been organised by the Writing Equipment Society.
In August 2000, Simon Gray was elected to the Board of Directors of the Pen Collectors of America for a two year term
Simon was also a consultant for Miller's Collectables Handbook 2012-13 on pens and writing equipment
These are some of our printed catalogues from the mid 1990s - the good old pre-internet days! These were posted out to subscribers around the world and featured many pens which rarely surface today. We're planning to digitise the 4"x5" transparencies and use them on this site to create an archive
Production of these catalogues ceased when our first website went live in January 1997. This was one of the first vintage pen websites on the internet along with David Nishimura's site at vintagepens.com. David is based in Providence, Rhode Island. From memory, we started work on our sites around Christmas 1996 using Microsoft Frontpage and, a few days later just after the new year, we had each managed to publish our websites with a few pages and some images
Our name, the Battersea Pen Home, is a registered UK trademark
"One of Britain's leading retailers and repairers of vintage pens and pencils"
The Daily Telegraph