Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Glow in the Dark Retro 51 Pens


I think I have them all now. There are 18 glow in the dark pens and 1 pencil. It took longer then I had hoped because there were a few models that are just hard to fine.

Right here in the middle with the 4 Ever Pen with the hearts and the BEEP with the robots. These guys are hard to find for the serious collector.

 They do have a nice glow. Add all these great pens to your collection.

2017 School Supplies


It has been a slow school supply season so far. I did pick up the new Zebra 7 pack fountain pens. Best item of the year. I also put the old refillable Zebra fountain next to the new ones. Did not care for that one. Then we have some new BIC Velocity pencils with a side clicker. Last are some nice BIC pens in great colors.

 Nice bright ink is a nice size pen. Already using them.

 Colors are nice. I picked up the fountain pens on line at www.zebrapen.com. Add all these great pens and pencils to your collection.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

More Caran d' Ache Pens


Here are all the 849 ball points. On the left we have the five Street Art, then the four Pop Dots, followed by the four Neon Glow. The two new Tropical 849s. There are five in the Tropical collection. Last is the Zebra Print. There are five in that collection.


Here is a better picture of the two new 849s. I only have two of the new Tropical Print and one of the Zebra print 849.  Add them all to your collection.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Scripto Pen and Pencil Set


I have a few of these around but every time I see a set I have to bid. The pencil is a P360 and the pen is a T220. The blue just stands out.

The pen uses the standard Fisher "1 for all" refill. When using the pencil do not use the eraser. They are hard to come by, they don't erase very well and a pencil that nice should not has a half used eraser for the world to see. Add them both to your collection.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

More Toga Pencils


On the left we have the new Pilot Mogulair pencil. Pilot is the newest company to jump on board. On the right is the new Toga vanishing tip. This will make three major companies with the new guards to protect the pencil lead. Pentel, Zebra and now Pilot.

Kuru Toga does seem to have a lot on models and I believe I have them all. Add them to your collection.

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Pentel Smash Pencil


Here we have the newest addition to the Pentel Smash collection. I like lime green and next to the others it does stand out.

Look at that color. This is a under-rated pencil that needs more exposure. They are short at about 5 1/2 " long so it will fit in your shirt pocket. Add one to your collection.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pentel GraphGear 1000


Had to move this posting up to the front. Pentel's GraphGear pencil has been one of the best drafting pencils out there but my complaint has always been the color. Lets add some color to these pencils and shake things up a bit.  So here is the GraphGear 0.5mm in red. There may be some more colors out there but I will have to wait. The new colors is not cheap. Save your money and add one of these to your collection.

Monday, July 31, 2017

New Pens From Tokyo Pen Shop


Just got these great pens in the mail today. On the right you will see the 45th Anniversary B100 roller ball pens from Pentel. This design goes all the way back to 1970 when Pentel came out with the R50 which are on the top left of the picture. Get over to www.TokyoPenShop.com and pick up the set or individual pens. You can't not go wrong with a Pentel Rollerball pen. Thanks Tokyo Pen Shop for bring a part of pen history to the US.

Here they are close up. The B100 are common office pens in Europe and Asia but they never took hold here in the US. The refillable Pentel R3/R4ss were a big hit but not the disposables.

 Her are the original R50s on top, some B100s and the BH16 superball. There are  some other models out there but these are good examples.

The Pentel R50 metal tin. Add all these great pens to your collection and Thanks Tokyo Pen Shop.

Friday, July 28, 2017

More Swingline Staples


Who has not used one of they small Swingline TOT staplers? I know that I have been using them since the 70s. In the Army I kept one or two of these in my briefcase as I traveled around Germany on inspection trips. Here is is 2017 and I am still using them. I keep running out of the staples so I found this large box of staples that work fine. They are in longer rows of staples so I have to break them off but I don't remember a larger staple gun that uses this longer size row.

Update:  Top right was made from 1950-1980, Bottom left was made from 1980-1987, Top left in blue was made from 1988-1999. The newest one is not in the picture. Thanks Dan.

As you can see I have to break them off to fix. Add these great items to your collection.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vital Carry/ Spiffy Labs


I don't know Bobby Davis over at www.vitalcarry.com Vital Carry/Spiffy Labs but I have invested a great deal of money in his Kickstarter projects. I think they are all here in the picture.

The top two are ink pens and on the right is a Sharpie Tactical Marker. The gold color band is a spinner on the sPEN. Both ink pens use Pilot G2 refills.

On the left we have the Sparky a fire starter, a small ice pick called the K-Spike and a Key Bit. screwdriver.

Here we have a picture of the base that came with the Counter Balance ink pen. The fire starter needs a battery to operate and the small ice pick can be used for a bunch of tasks.

 The Sharpie marker is great for someone who used the markers in their job but bad news is that Sharpie will no longer make the refills. Here is a good closeup of the spinner which just came in today's mail. Bobby Davis has a new metal click ball point pen with it's own base that just closed out on Kickstarter. Got one on order. Add all this great stuff to your collection.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

VAT 19 Pencils


 Had to get them because they glow in the dark.

Add these pencils to your collection.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Old And New BICs


The BIC U.F.O. Wavelength pens are some of the harder sets to find. This is my second set because I opened one to put in my display case but still wanted one in the cardboard package. I also got it for a good price. These are from 1997.

 When is the last time you saw a yellow and a orange BIC Cristal pen? These pens are 1.6mm size so fine point they are not but still yellow and orange. The yellow is about the same shade as the yellow highlighter in the BIC 4 way I posted some time back. The orange is a very nice shade of orange. These were sold as a set of four. Add them all to your collection.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Conklin Ball Point


This is a very nice ball point pen. A few reviews I saw were not all the hip about the fountain pen but I went with the ball point.

 Very nice shade of orange. A great color for a pen. Add one to your collection.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pens or Pen Display?


I ordered this set of 15 Jinhao 992 Demonstrator fountain pens for two reasons, they were cheap and I wanted the tray that holds the 15 pens.

I used three of the pens with one not feeding at alll and two of them leaked. I was using an ink cartridge.

 They are not staying here but it does make a good display. Add the tray to your collection.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New PGM 0.3mm Pencil


This part of the Pentel collection is slowly growing. I just got in the PGM 0.3mm pencil which is a replacement for the one I loaned out and never got back. There are a few variations on these pencils and you could check at the leadholders museum but it appears that the website is down. I only paid about $40.00 for this PGM pencil because the cap is missing. The good price was worth it.

 I think there s a 0.4mm PGM out there so the hunt continues. Add them to your collection.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July


                                             Happy 4th of July with the new Pentel Stars & Stripes!!!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Caran d' Ache Fountain Pen 849


I am working on some posts for older pens but I just got this in the mail today. Caran d' Ache 849 fountain pen. This one has a medium nib and comes with a blue refill.

 A very long pen when posted. Just about 7". The pen is very lite and matches up nice with my green 849 ball point. Writes fine for someone like me who is just starting out with fountain pens. Rides low in the pocket. Add one to your collection.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Blackwing 73


Blackwing has out done itself again. Volume 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society. Blue with raised texture that mimics the lake's topography.

Great color. silver and blue. These pencils came from www.pencils.com.

Add them to your collection.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lindy Pens


This is not all of them but these pictures will give you an idea of the many different Lindy Pens that were made from the 40s to the early 90s. Most were made in Culver City California. There were also made by the Blackfoot Indians who bought the Lindy Pen Company moved it then killed it. Most are in the trash because the stick pens were made not to be refillable. I  have developed a way to get the refill out and replace it with a Pilot Stick Pen refill. This procedure works on most Lindy pens.


Most of this bottom row are the standard Lindy 460M model. This is what most people used. These pens came in at least 12 colors and Lindy was one of the first pen companies to do that. This row has at least 9 colors


Top row has more basic pens plus some of the clear ones. The clear are are a bit of  an mystery because I have the short clear pens like the 2 in the picture but they have different writing on the side. The Lindy company was in some kind of battle with BIC. Lindy desperately wanted at pen to compete against BIC that would cost about 19 cents. They never got there. The pocket clip and printing on the side of the pens just cost to much. It is sad because I think Lindy had a great pen on it's own.


 Here we have the Lindy pen called the Shortys. They came in all the colors that the full size pens came in. On the right with the white bodies are the Lindy STENO fine point model number 467-F.  I have been interested in the reason for the different wording on the side of these pens. I am sure that "when made" had a lot to do with what was printed on the side. Not a lot of information out there on these Lindy pens.


Now here are a real treat for the lover of Lindy pens. We have pens that were not allowed to leave the factory. I world bet someone took these pens out in their lunch box or briefcase. Not sure of the reason for running these pens over and over again through the printing machine. Maybe someone having fun. What they did was create a real collectors item. I also have a pink Lindy printed the same as these. Somebody took these pens out of the factory.


Here are some nice two way pens. I have both clear red and blue and red and black. Have not been able to get any of these working.

Here we have a close up of a Lindy Utility Marker in yellow. These were made in all colors and I can tell you they worked great. None work today and I have not seen many of these pens around. I also have it in black.


Lindy have a large collection of ball point pens. The little orange pen is called a Short Shorty. I have about 10 different colors in this size. One of my favorite pen to get working are the blue marble ones on the right. A great looking pen.


Here is a nice example of pens being marketed to kids.

Here is the famous Utractapen. The larger ball point out there. These pens measures 7". I have one working on my desk.

Here are the Lindy pens I have working that are on my desk. I made the mistake on my post of Pentel Techniclick by saying I have them all. I was wrong. But on Lindy pens I feel good in saying that no one has come forward with a larger collection. Collectors are always looking to add to their collection but no one has come forward to top my collection. My counter top displays and the loose Lindy pens did not make it in this posting. Maybe another day. Add all these great pens to your collection.