50 Years of the Dinkie - 1922 to 1972
This is a reprint of wonderful book written by Andy Russell on the history of the Conway Stewart Dinkie pen.
It starts in 1922 when the Dinkie pen became one of the first models to be entirely produced in Conway Stewart's new Shoe Lane factory. The changes in design of the Dinkie are then followed through the next 50 years.
During this period, Dinkie pens were produced in a myriad of wonderfully coloured casein materials; over 100 different materials are known. The book includes an appendix showing sample swatches of all these materials, each one given a unique code to allow collectors to precisely describe the material of their pens, as well as indicating an approximate period of manufacture.
This book includes more than 250 full size pictures of pens and more than 100 sets (pictured half size) from the author's collection. In all, there are over 450 pictures, mostly in colour, and several Conway Stewart colour Christmas leaflets are featured, along with advertising from newspapers, magazines and the trade press.
A “must have” book for any Conway Stewart collector.
This is a paperback reprint with a gloss laminated 350gsm cover with 130gsm silk finish pages.