Here we have another vintage Wearever Pen Set. I would think early 60s. What a nice Christmas present to get. This set has two ball point pens and two stick pens. Both refillable. Then you have a nice Wearever Fountain Pen with two refill cartridges. Last is a small flashlight. This set has a To and From label on the top left side. The label was filled out and I would guess given but never used. What a shame. All this in a festive Christmas box. Who would not want this gift set under their tree? Add one to your collection.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have never seen a carded Ops N Pops pen before and this one had a design I did not have in my collection. I had said some time back that all I wanted was to have ten pens. Well I guess I was wrong and I am still missing two designs. The ten on the left are all in great condition and are led by the yellow pen on the far left with black dots that was on Mad Men. The three in the middle are not collector material. With use the designs do wear off and this is what happens. One of the pens with wear also went to Mad Men. Then I see the carded one. The card is in great shape and the pen looks the same as it did in 1968. I find it interesting that the pen is held to the card with plastic strips that would need to be cut to get the pen out. I wonder if they were having a problem with the pens being stolen from the stores. This was about the time that counter top displays were on their way out. I also found that in the late 60s there was a dance and a song called the Ops N Pops and it is on youtube. Add these great pens to your collection.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
On the left are the Hallmark Porous/felt tip pens. Only one of the four work and that is because the other three are all missing the part that holds the refill. Be careful when buying these type of Hallmark pens on eBay or any other place. Make sure that all three parts are there. They are all nice additions to my collection but I would prefer them to all work. The first three are walnut and the forth one is made of an unknown wood but does look the best. Another problem is that the parts are not interchangeable. Maybe this is why Hallmark stopped making them. The refills are almost impossible to fine so stick with the Hallmark ball point pens. The two on the right are my new Cross pens. I do like the new Cross Classic Century Pen. The grips on the barrel make this a great pen to use and it is about time Cross put a grip on their pens. The other is a Cross Metropolis Plum Ballpoint pen. This has turned out to be my new best pen. A complicated pen with great style. Grip in black with the plum cap and point. A must for anybody who likes to use ball point pens. Add all these pens to your collection.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Starting on the left is a nice old pencil case from the 50s. Very simple but very neat. Next is a incomplete set of Pentech Retracto Brites ball point pens. Originally in eight colors and made in Korea. I am missing two of them and the ones I do have do not work. The yellow pen on top which is the same is a model 153 ball point pen that in 2009 was noted by the government run Korea Design Foundation as a design that has significantly influenced daily life in Korea. Next are two sets of IPens. Made to look like a IPhone. You get three ball point pens, a pencil and a highlighter. Next is a dozen Lindy red 460F Auditors Fine point pens. Some of these pens still work! Below the Lindys are a dozen of new BIC Medium point blue pens. Nice color. At the top are two Parker non retractable pens with their wood square holders. Bottom left a Papermate Epic ball point pen. Needed one for the collection. Standard Papermate refill and works good. Add all this stuff to your collection.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here is my newest cardboard counter top display. This is another Scripto display from the late 70s and early 80s. This one has the often overlooked Thinline 49 0.9mm twist Scripto pencil. This pencil works just like its more famous brother the Scripto K780. I had these pencils in blue and yellow but never in the gray and orange. I believe that these were the only colors. On a sad not only the blue and yellow ones currently work properly so I have a job trying to get the others working. Getting a orange Thinline up and running would be a nice addition to my working Scripto collection. These pencils have been sitting around for some time but the counter top display as you can see is in good shape. Add all these great pencils to your collection.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Lets start on the right with my new Hello Kitty BIC four way and a four pack of regular Hello Kitty BIC pens. Thanks Sam. As most of you know there are more pens, pencils and other supplies out there them we see in our local stationary chain. On the left are five Lindy Pens and two others. Top is the Lindy blue marble W-2 Washable Ink 260 fine point. Next is the purple and red Utility Medium point 460M. The orange one is also a 460M but since I do not have a orange refill I put a black fine point refill in with a black cap and top plug. One of the things I have been working on is to change some of these Lindy parts around just to see what happens. Next is a standard Lindy with gold writing on the side. What they did was just let the machine run and this is what you get. These pens were never intended to be seen or sold to the public. Thanks Teresa. Last are two pens that look to much like a Lindy. The red one is a Longlife Glide Fine point and the white and black pen is a Spectra: 77M Medium Point and sold for .69 cents. I would bet that these two pens were made by Lindy. Add them all to your collection.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I have been working for some time to complete my Papermate Zodiac Collection. I just added the two more so now Iam looking for five. Both Taurus in purple and Cancer in a light purple are great additions to the collection. On the right is a Papermate Ops N Pops. I have posted this pen before but this past Sunday night on the TV show Mad Men this pen showed up in a staring role. About ten minutes into the show a group of ladies were in the break room getting coffee. One of the ladies has a card to be signed by all for some event. As the lady hands the card to the other ladies for their signature out comes this yellow polka dot Papermate Ops N Pops. This show was filmed some time ago so I have gotten the pen back. It is always nice to see one of your pens make it big in show business. Add them all to your collection and don't forget to watch Mad Men.