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
There are many, many varieties of Mephisto pencil. These are not the finest, the printing is a little blurred, but the colour is nice. Considering the ornate, old-fashioned design of the pencil, the box is surprisingly plain and modern. Different designer I'd say.