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Original Crown Mill Paper - For Quality Pens


Executive Pens Direct are thrilled to announce that we now stock Original Crown Mill paper, one of the most distinguished papers in the world and suppliers or stationary to the Belgian Royal Family.

The rich history of this paper begins in 1478 when Emperor Maximilian permitted Monks of the La Hulpe Monastery in Belgium to build a mill on the banks of the river Argentine.

Two Centuries later this humble water mill became Royal Mill for the production of writing paper on the orders of King Charles II. He called the mill the 'Royal Paper Manufactory' and the mill continued to provide quality paper to the King and the Royal courts for many more years.

In 1870 the founder of Crown Mill - Frederic Pelletier - opened a factory in Brussels for the manufacture of stationary such as envelopes and other writing implements. He began ordering the unique ribbed paper that had the appearance and texture of genuine hand made paper that the monks would have made and called it 'Original Crown Mill' paper.


The successor of Frederic Pelletier still enjoys being the supplier of stationary to the Royal Court in Belgium and continues to provide the exceptional quality that has led to their title of the most distinguished paper in the world.

Original Crown Mill paper are so proud of their heritage that all their products are stamped with a unique watermark so you can be confident that you have a genuine product.


Writing paper of this calibre require quality pens to write upon them, perhaps one of our Lamy fountain pens or even one of our personalised Parker pens. Original Crown Mill paper would make an exceptional gift to go with one of our calligraphy sets, although whoever you are giving it to should be reminded of the paper's history and encouraged to practice calligraphy before putting their pen to this paper!

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