The Scriptum Blog / Antiques

Victorian nibs and other treasures

A double-headed nib and other beauties unearthed in the quadrennial spring clean of our nib box. A few of these nibs are modern, but we have some dating back to the Victorian era. Writing companies really knew how to advertise their wares back then; one of the oldest boxes of nibs proclaims "3007 newspapers recommend them" along with a charming little rhyme calling their nibs "a boon and a blessing to men"!

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Antiques at Scriptum - a sneak peek

If you've been keeping an eye on our website since we launched it in 2012 you'll have noticed that the selection of products is getting wider and wider. We can still only offer a fraction of what's available in the shop (and if you've visited us on Turl Street you'll understand why!) but have tried to cover as many different areas as possible.

One area that has been completely left out, though, are our antiques. Until now! Look out over the coming weeks as we begin to add an assortment of items taken from our eclectic antique collection. There will be inkwells and, of course, a good few Bavarian carved wood bears (these are now Scriptum mainstays!).

We only have one of each of these very special pieces, here's a sneak preview of some of them:

Ivory & silver page turner, 1909


Bavarian carved wood inkwell, c. 1900



Silver Mappin & Webb inkwell, 1899



Bavarian carved wood inkwell, c. 1890

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