Monday, 1 February 2016

Personalised pens, and why collectors are human

Some people loath personalised pens. Others find it fascinating when they find a name on a pen or pencil, and stop at nothing to find out who the pen belonged to, and when, and where.

Richard Binder is one of the latter. The stories behind some of his pens are intriguing, and I find the article really moving - so go and read it yourself: Personalised pens

Sometimes our pens are the occasion for deadly sins - greed, envy, pride. And sometimes, our pens remind us of our common humanity.

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