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Welcome to Stationery Wiki.
..the wiki that anyone can edit.
..now with 1,021 articles!

Why Stationery Wiki?

You might ask yourself: Why Stationery Wiki? I have never quite understood its purpose and point. Why is it not just part of normal Wikipedia? Why separate?

The answer is simple: Wikipedia has deleted many stationery related articles, for example about the Parker Sonnet, about Brad Dowdy, etc. This is usually because these articles don't pass Wikipedia's notability test, i.e. they are not deemed to be notable, or "worthy of notice". This results in a situation where some popular pens can keep their Wikipedia articles, while other articles of less mainstream pens get deleted.

With Stationery Wiki being a Wiki specifically for stationery we have more freedom regarding which articles we can keep. Which pen do you want to write about?

Not sure what to read?

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If you want to explore the Stationery Wiki, but are not sure where to start reading, why not start with a random article?

It might give you some ideas where to go next or it might tempt you to contribute.

This Stationery Wiki is a wiki that aims to provide detailed descriptions on anything and everything to do with The Pen Addict podcast and stationery in general.

Want to create content?

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If you want to create content for the Stationery Wiki and are not familiar with wikis yet please have a look at the About page or the Wikimedia User's Guide first. You can ask questions on the Discussion pages of articles or the user pages of the admin team.

If you want to start an article, but don't know which one, why not check the list of most wanted pages?

Our currently featured article

Examples of auto-advance pencils that are not provided with a push button mechanism. Top to bottom: a Paper Mate Advancer, a Fila Temagraph Automatic, and a M&G Comrade
Auto-advance or auto-feed mechanical pencils don't need any action to advance the lead because of their particular mechanism: a spring-loaded sliding sleeve (usually a plastic cone) pushes out more lead every time it is pressed and released from the paper.

In order to work, it is required to write with a very little amount of lead coming outside the tip, and practically to drag the lead sleeve on the paper. Most of the time these pencils are also provided with a push button mechanism, and can be used in the classical way.

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Upcoming Events

If you are logged in to Stationery Wiki the events should appear in your own time zone. This is just a selection. To see all upcoming pen shows visit Category:Pen Show.

 Start dateEnd date
San Francisco International Pen Show 201923 August 201925 August 2019
Colorado Pen Show 201911 October 201913 October 2019
Montreal Pen Show 201916 May 202016 May 2020
Dutch Pen Show 20207 June 20207 June 2020

Current Pen Addict Podcast:


The Pen Addict 372
Episode: 372
Title: We Used To Budget
Release Date: August 14, 2019
Guests: Adina Hurley


Description

Brad and Myke are joined by a very special guest this week - a first-time pen show-goer, who picks our brains about the upcoming San Francisco Pen Show. Everybody please give a warm welcome to Adina Hurley!




Some More Information

Hello from Brad and Myke

A bite of useless information: The first article created here was about the Staedtler Noris.

Categories so far

To get an idea what we are doing here please have a look at the categories created so far. There you will find links to the articles.

Want to help?

If you want to help, but are not sure how to start please consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

What's needed most

Please have a look at the most wanted pages. Maybe you can start one of these pages?

..or next time you listen to The Pen Addict, why not add some information to that episode's page?

We also have a Bot

In case you find menial/repetitive tasks that can be done by our Bot you can let him know and he will try his best to fulfil your request.