Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A is for .... A.W.Faber

I have finally finished sorting my pencils into alphabetical order.
So here we go ..

 A.W.Faber


From top to bottom
MANUFACTURIER [Reverse] GRAPHITE DE SIBERIE DE LA MINE ALIBERT
4540 COPYING HARD
"TOWER" PENCIL
WINNER TECHNO TONE
CASTELL
BERKELEY
CASTELL COPIER 9100
CASTELL 9000
5101 MANAGER
DESSIN 1386
4080 GOLDFABER COP

Sunday, 30 October 2016

M&G Writing Creativity


An interesting box of pencils bought from Penfax in Hexham, Yorkshire.

They were very cheap - £4 for a box of 12, but surprisingly good quality and design. I love the understated colours, and the matt finish.  They write nicely as well.

M&G is a large Chinese stationery manufacturer, I think these pencils are available only in the UK. I have never seen them before.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

more random eBay pencils

My favourite here - and definitely the most interesting, I think, is the Wolff's Pencil - Wolff's SELECTED Spanish Granite. 
Spanish Graphite ?  Was that a thing?  Cumberland Graphite, yes, Siberian Graphite - of course - but Spanish Graphite ? 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

eBay purchases - Copying Pencils

A good haul on eBay this month : a very impressive set of Copying Pencils

A lot of pencils there that I haven't seen before, I am very pleased with these.
The one that intrigues me most is the purple/black Staedtler Tradition -- I have never before seen a Tradition that doesn't bear the familiar black/red colour schemes.  I checked Bob Truby and was satisfied to see that he doesn't have one

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Yes, but what's that pencil he is holding ....

I came across this picture in a random article, and all I can think of is : what is that pencil he's holding?  And what's the one on the desk
I have an idea. ...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Cheap Pencils

From a corner shop in Wimbledon, some plain cheap pencils.

They aren't much to look at - or to write with - but how can a pencil collector eschew the cheap or the quotidien.  Such are the stuff of of a pencil collection.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

eBay purchase - Harris Pencils of Elstree Industrial 2020 Empire

A tidy eBay purchase .

After these arrived I googled Harris Pencils Elstree to see what I could find out about this mysterious firm.

The first hit is the eBay listing for this item
The second, and last, hit is to my own, older, website.  Seems like I must already have at least one Harris pencil!  I wonder if it is the same as these.