Sunday, April 13, 2014

BIC AF Accountant Collection

Here we have some of the most collectible BIC pens around today. I am always getting emails and questions about these great accountant fine points. We will run down the picture top to bottom or as it turns out oldest to newest. Top BIC a out of place AR-49 Bell Systems. Next is the very rare AF-49 Extra fine point green. Have only found this extra fine in green. Next are the four AF-49 fine point pens in green, red, blue and black. These are the only ones that have the ink color the same as the written words on the side of the pens. All from the 60s. Then we have the AF-59s and AF-69s. From the picture is missing my AF-69 in red. Then we have the four Accountant Fine Point with no AF number. Last are the four made in Mexico fine points. Last two pens are extra. These pens should cover the 60s to the 90s. Add them all to your collection.



Monday, April 7, 2014

First Papermate Retractable Ball Point Pen

This is the first retractable Papermate Ball Point Pen. Made between 1950 and 1953. I put a Fisher 4 N 1 refill in this pen and it works great. These original pens are still available and one should be in your collection. Anywhere from $15.00 to $45.00 dollars. Some collectors keep them with the original refill but I like to use them. All you had to do is push the clic button in and to the side so it would catch on the rim. Very easy to operate. This pen is 64 years old and works fine. Add one to your collection.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Pentel Smash

Here we have the new Pentel Smash. Top is the original Smash in black. This pencil could also be found in grey and blue. Middle Smash is the 2013 Limited Edition in green. Three other colors are available. Bottom is the newest Smash with the metal grid around the grip and point. This 2014 Limited Edition comes in four other colors. The Pentel Smash seems to have a following of it own. Maybe because it is shorter and fits just right in your shirt pocket or pocket protector and is a well made pencil. I have had plenty of emails about the Smash. I even sold my Pentel Smash ball point some months back. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pic-a-Pen Set

What a great item. We have a US made Pic-a-Pen Set from the 60s I would think. Nice plastic base that looks like a rocket ship of some type. You get four pens, one of red, blue, green and black. I used Pilot refills and have all four working and on my desk. What a great item from our past. Add a Pic-a-Pen Set to your collection.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Parker Jotters as Of March 2014

Here we have my current collection of Parker Jotters. My plan is to have forty eight Parker Jotters in this case. Top row are the standard Jotters in the different colors. Top far right are the four clear Parkers. Bottom row at the left starts with two original 1954 Jotters. Next are four Parker Jotter 50th anniversary pens. The green Jotter is the Parker 125th Anniversary pen. We have the stainless steel chrome and gold tone Jotters. Two 2012 special addition Jotters ( missing the blue one).Two Jotters with designs from India. Current blue calender Jotter from India and a old US made calender Jotter. Last is a window Jotter. Over on the right we have the Parker 15 and Parker 45. There are at three more Parker 45s at Med Men.  Jotters are some of the best ball point pens around so add a few to your collection.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Pentel Graph 1000

Here we have the new Pentel Graph 1000 in green. The new one has nice black trim around the grip section and a black pocket clip. Nice upgrade to a classic pencil. On the left we have the Graph 1000 Limited 0.5mm pencil in red followed by the Graph 1000 Stein 0.5mm pencil in blue. Next is the black Graph 1000 CS 0.5mm pencil. Pentel has done a good job updating these classic pencils. So far we have seen upgrades to the Pentel P205s, the Pentel Smash and now the Graph 1000. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hero 359 Fountain Pen and Roller Ball Set


Are we back? Yes but a local computer person had to research and teach me how to do it. Blogger and Picasa are still not working like they should but now I know how to get around it. Here we have a Hero 359 (Made in China) Fountain pen and roller ball pen set. They are interchangable and seem to work fine. I would like Lamy to do something like this. The roller ball pen uses a different size refill then Lamy so be ready for that. It is still a nice idea. I do like the purple and I do hope Lamy's next new color is some type of purple. This has been hard not being able to blog. I missed it. I have however been collecting some great items to post so be ready. Add these great pens to your collection..