Silvine Stationery – Made in England

Nice quality stationery.  British made.  Good prices.

http://www.silvine.com/

Silvine make British made stationery – notebooks, pocket notebooks, exercise books, sketch pads, jotters, shorthand notebooks (reporter’s notebooks), scrap books, refill pads, record cards, postcards, raffle tickets, writing paper, envelopes, exercise books, memo books, cash books, duplicate books, triplicate books, receipt books, educational planners, petty cash vouchers, water resistant outdoor notebooks, etc. You can view their full range in their catalogue on their website. Nice quality stationery. There’s a review of a Silvine memo book here. British made. Good prices. Silvine paper products are made by Sinclairs in Yorkshire, who were established 1837, and can also make bespoke own-branded stationery for companies. All but a few of their products are made in the UK. For example Silvine don’t manufacture their Executive soft touch notebooks in the UK, but almost everything else is made here. In January 2017 their sales team said “Our soft feel executive notebooks are one of the very few lines in our range that are not produced at our manufacturing site here in the UK, these are currently sourced from the Far East.” Available in locals shops, good stationers, and online (for example on eBay, Amazon, and the Post Office).

Silvine Cash Book. British Made. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil. 72 pages (36 sheets).

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Front cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Rear cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Inner pages view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

 

Silvine Classic Memo Book. British made. Quality lined paper. Quality red jacket. Pocket sized. Lightweight. Ref 042F. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm.

Silvine Classic Memo Book. British made. Quality lined paper (feint ruled). Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil. Quality red jacket. Pocket sized. Lightweight. Ref 042F. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm. 72 pages (36 sheets).

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Front cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Rear cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Inner pages view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Peter Cook in the 1950s, with John Cleese, using a Silvine Notebook. Still made in Britain today.

Peter Cook in the 1950s, with John Cleese, using a Silvine Notebook. Still made in Britain today. Screen shot from a BBC documentary about Les Dawson (the Many Faces of Les Dawson, 2011).

Silvine Value Spiral Bound approx 227 x 125 x 70mm including spine (approx. 8" x 5") lined Shorthand Notebook 160 pages (80 leaves). Made in the UK. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil.

Silvine Value Spiral Bound approx 227 x 125 x 70mm including spine (approx. 8″ x 5″) lined Shorthand Notebook 160 pages (80 leaves). Made in the UK. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil.

Silvine striped fashion notebook. British Made.

Silvine striped fashion notebook. British Made.

Silvine Union Jack Scrap Book. Made in the UK.

Silvine Union Jack Scrap Book. Made in the UK.

2 thoughts on “Silvine Stationery – Made in England

  1. Mike

    Great post about an iconic British staple. That photo of Peter Cook and John Cleese is a great find.

    Silvine stationery in general, and the memo books in particular, were once in the class of items so ubiquitous that they become almost invisible. At school we never used anything else — all of the jotters were Silvine, and it never occurred to me that anyone else would make them, or that Silvine would make anything else.

    The red memo books were also just everywhere, and I must have had dozens of them over my own childhood in the ’80s and ’90s. Nikki over at the Notes of Life blog has a great little reminiscence about Silvine in her childhood.

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    1. ukmade Post author

      Thanks for your thoughts on Silvine and the link – I still love their little red books and that the words “British Made” feature prominently on the front cover.

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