There is more travel misery anticipated for the rest of the week as tens of thousands of people are expected to continue making their way to Harrogate in North Yorkshire to see the World’s first completely empty Biro.

The pen everybody is coming to see is the first Biro in the world to not go missing or be completely eaten by its owner in the thousand year history of the business.

The former pen, which is thought to be almost 700 years old, is currently on display at North Yorkshire’s Museum of calligraphy on the Cold Bath Road and is thought to have been owned by both the Queen Mother, John Hancock and Sting.

“Biros all look quite similar, except this one, because it hasn’t been chewed and has no ink in it.” Professor Brianne Cocks of Harrogate University’s Applied Caligraphic Sciences Department told The Rochdale Herald.

“It’s practically priceless, it’s certainly one of a kind. We estimate that most of the world’s ink reserves have been landfilled in half-used Biros in the last 400 years or so.”

“To see one that’s been used completely is a real honour.”

The pen will be auctioned by Tennants Auctioneers on Tuesday and has a reserve price of £7million.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.