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If you need help please contact us on Tel: 0116 2341001
or you can email us and we will call you.

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Correspondence: J and T Blackman Ltd.
134 High Street, Barwell. Leicestershire. LE9 8DR

Company Number 4165160
Vat Registration Number 770234839

The prices shown in USD and EUR under the products are a guide price only as the actual prices will fluctuate with the exchange rate.

To find products. 

From the homepage: there some popular categories/pictures for you to click on to take you to that category.

Or you can press Products on the left hand side column, these will take you to the main Category page. Then click on the product you want.

You can enter relevant words into the search box on the top right and press search. 

Each category is broken down into subcategories, just select the one you would like to look at, this takes you to a list of products with a small picture and a short descriptions. If you would like to see a larger picture and a more detailed description, just click the picture or press Details.

You will then be shown much more detail about the product.

To add items to your cart.

To select an item for purchase, press "Add to Cart" button, a screen will come up to show you the contents of your cart.

 You can then select your country if not already showing in the box and press "Update totals". The VAT will be added or deducted as applicable to your country and the postage charges will be estimated for you as a guide. (correct shipping will be shown later when you give your address details).

You can then choose to "Continue Shopping" if you wish to browse more products, again if you wish to purchase just press "Add to Cart" on your selected item/s and these will also be added to your cart.

To change the items in your cart.

You can delete items from your cart if you are not happy or have changed your mind. Under the column titled 'Select', click the small box next to the item/s you want to delete and then press 'Delete'. Your shopping cart will refresh showing you your new contents.

If it is empty it will say so, just press "Continue Shopping" to browse more items.

If you still have other items left in your cart these will be shown.

You can change the quantity of items in your cart, for example if you have 1 greeting card in your cart and you want 2 of them, then under the quantity column next to your item change the 1 to a 2 and then press "Update Totals" and the cart will refresh showing 2 greeting cards and the prices accordingly.

When you are happy with your item/s in your cart then press "Checkout" if you want to pay by card or "Checkout with Paypal" if you want an express checkout using your exisitng Paypal account and you will be taken driectly to Paypal.

To Checkout.

Check you cart details are correct and then press "Checkout" if you wish to pay securely by Credit / Debit card or "Checkout with Paypal" if you want an express checkout using your exisitng Paypal account and you will be taken driectly to Paypal.

You are then taken to a new page (and may be presented with a new secure/non secure features window - just press no) where you will enter your name and address details (the little stars indicates required information that needs to be filled in).

For UK residents please select your county using the drop down menu box 'Select County' - press the small arrow next to it and then all counties should be shown.
For Non UK residents - just ignore the 'Select County' box.

When completed press the "Checkout" button.

Again you may be presented with a new secure / non secure features window - just press no to be more secure.

If there is more than one shipping option for your country then this will be shown on the next page (choose whichever you prefer and then press the "Checkout button" again).

You will be then taken to a secure payment page. You can choose your method of payment and follow the onscreen instructions to securely process your payment.

For postage options see below

When completed, just press the "Return to merchant" button and you will be taken back to our shop and shown your order details. A copy of this will be sent via email but you can press "Printable version" button if you then wish to print a copy for yourself.

We will then contact you via email as your order progresses to let you know when your item/s have been shipped to you.


UK Postage:

We offer 3 Royal Mail Services and a Courier service.

Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Signed for requires a signature on delivery and is usually next working day but not guaranteed. This gives us proof of posting and delivery and allows the use of Track and Trace on Royal Mail website.

Royal Mail 1st Class Special Delivery - Next working day before 1pm. Provides insurance and will require a signature on delivery. Excellent for urgent items.

Royal Mail First Class standard is usually 1-2 working days, requires no signature but sometimes items do not reach their destination. There is no Track and Trace facility and so we can take no responsibility for losses via Royal Mail using this service. We recommended this for light/small items only, but at your own risk

Next Day Courier service requires a signature on delivery and is guaranteed next working day delivery before 4pm. We have been using this courier for many years and find they offer a good service.
Recommended for large or heavy items or if you need it urgently.

International Postage.

We offer 2 International Postage/Shipping service
'Royal Mail International Signed for Air Mail'. It requires a signature on delivery and allows the use of Track and Trace on the Royal Mail site, Delivery times are 3 to 5 days. For items under 2kg only.
For items over 2kg we offer an International courier service. Delivery times are 3 to 5 days and will require a signature on delivery.

About VAT.

We only charge VAT to relevant countries, all GBP £ prices shown include VAT. The guide prices for other currencies do not.
When you add items to your cart and press continue shopping, the small 'mini  shopping cart' in the left hand column will show a running total, including an estimated postage/shipping cost, with VAT added.

When you 'Checkout' and select your country, the VAT will be deducted as applicable and the postage charges will be added for you.

New Arrivals
- see what's new.

How to fit a Dip Pen Nib video.

How to get your nibs started video.

Sandpaper Blocks now half price

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Barristers nib
John Heaths Barristers Pen now available

Vintage Graphos Sets now available
Vintage Graphos Sets and Nibs
available at our sister site
J and Ts Art and Calligraphy

Last few remain Fountain Pen Nib Units now in stock
Fountain Pen Nibs
New old stock

'J' type 5010B Nib
Typical 'J' type nib for lettering in Roundhand or similar style.

Dip Pen Nib Cleaner
Removes old stubborn ink from your nibs

Plenty of Inks to choose from including
Pelikan 4001
Drawing Ink A, Liquid Gouache, Permanent Pigmented, Lustre and Metal Inks.


Calligraphy Pads and Paper from Manuscript.

J and T Blackman Ltd. is a Company Registered in the UK
Vat Reg.
770 2348 39

0116 2341001

International Tel:
+ 44 116 2341001



We accept Paypal and are Paypal Verified


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