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.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Boxed - L&C Hardtmuth - Mephisto 73



 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.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Boxed - Itoya Schools

Very plain design