Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Venus with no crackle

The Venus pencil is a design classic that all collectors will be familiar with. In my collection I have many versions of the pencil, bearing many manufacturers' brands (an idea of for another post!)

One feature all Venus Pencils have in common is the 'crackle' finish.

Apart from this one of these two - both of which I bought yesterday in Twickenham, UK.

A plain green Venus! Interesting!  Is it a mistake? Are Venus pencils going to lose their crackle? Surely not.

Have you seen any like this where you live ?


memm said...

Where did you buy them? Was there a special stationery fair? Or are there shops with old stock? (I once found pencils from several decades ago being sold in a corner shop, that had that old stock).

Black Sal said...

Hi Memm,
I bought them here. No, they aren't old, I think brand new. There were a number of uncrackled Venus, I should have bought more of them, perhaps i will return this weekend.

memm said...

Wow, there seems to be very exciting stationery available where you live. I should keep my eyes open, maybe I'll find some where I live, but I doubt it.

Frank said...

Do you find it's best to go with a particular quality of paper with these ? so far I have just been using my regular copier paper but I would like to know if you recommend any ?

Anonymous said...

Wow. This brought on a rush of emotions: there were tons of these pencils around my house as a kid (my dad sketched and did woodworking as a hobby). I'd love to get my hands on one. Thanks for IDing