Basildon Bond

The company of Millington’s was a major manufacturer of envelopes based in Tottenham. At a Directors meeting at Basildon Park, near Reading, it was decided to make a new range of writing paper and envelopes with a high-quality watermarked paper to be sold at a low price. It was called Basildon Bond after their meeting place. In 1918 Dickinson’s bought out Millington’s after which Basildon Bond became a byword for high-class stationery.Read more

Lion Brand

The world-famous stationery rage was introduced in bout 1880 in Calcutta, India, when different colours of lion were used so that the local population who did not speak English could tell the difference between different grades of John Dickinson’s products.Read more

Three Candlesticks

The need for up-market writing sets, attractively boxed in faux leather cases, brought the Three Candlesticks range to market. The name was derived from a monetary coin token said to have been found in 1799 on the site of the Company’s former head office at 63/65 Old Bailey off Ludgate Hill in London. This token bore the sign of three candlesticks with the year 1649 and is thought to have been a tavern.Read more

Challenge

To satisfy the needs of business users the Challenge range of business products was developed. These included cash and receipt books, notebooks, record cards, filing systems and many more.Read more

British Paper Company

The British Paper Company Limited was formed in 1890 specifically to make paper from waste paper. Despite its grand name, the company has only ever operated from FrogmoreRead more