Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from the Suppy Room. See you next year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pentel Slim Rollers

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Here is my complete set of these great Pentel Slim Rollers from the 70s to the 90s. These are by far my favorite pentel rollers. Starting on the left are the R-3s. There are five of them and there are slight variations in the ones made in the 70s verses the 90s, also there is a slight variation in the ones sold in the US, Europe and in Japan. Next are the green, black, blue and red R-4s. Then the gold brush R-6 followed by three striped R-7s. Three sterling silver rollers followed by the gold R-3000. The difference in size on some of them are the refills. Most have the standard MG8 refills while others have the Ceramicron refills. In the standard MG8 only black is available. In days past you could also get refills in red, green, blue. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Pen Storage Cabinet

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I have been tracking this large plastic pen storage cabinet for five years. I first saw it in a local coffee shop. They paid $300.00 for it for the display of pastries. The shop closed about 2 years ago and the cabinet along with other items were sold to another coffee shop in Killeen Texas. I may add that it ended up in the coffee shop I go to every day. For my birthday on the 11th I got the cabinet for $30.00. Pastries out pen and pencils in. My largest cabinet to date. Three shelves that hold 40 pens each, maybe more, stands 16" tall, 17" from front to rear, 21" wide, slants inward in the front, two doors that pull out with magnets to hold them closed. Where to put it is another question. I will post it again when I find space for it down in the supply room. Add one for your collection.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas To Me

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Sometimes we get to buy our own Christmas presents. On the left are two new 1960s or early 70s autopoint pencils. Dark blue one is going to Ricardo. From JetPens we have the new Hi-Tec-C Coleto Lumio in black, a pentel energel 0.7mm pen, two Uni Style Fit in orange and green. Next is a Pilot S-20 in the dark wood. Great pencil. Next is a pencil only a few collectors have. A 1980s Pentel PG 1505 Auccugraph. This is the old version with no lead indicator. I used this pencil today for general writing and it is outstanding. Hope you get all these and more for Christmas.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pentel Permaroller MR205

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I have never seen one of these before. The top one is older MR 205 and does not work. The bottom one is a Pentel Permaroller Gold MR 205. It has a marble barrel and a 24 karat gold electroplated pocket clip. Has a nice fine point, black ink and writes well. Add them both to your collection.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just In Time For Christmas

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Just in time for Christmas back in the 1940s. Here we have a outstanding Christmas Scripto pencil set. The pencil is a P-3-45 and used 1.1mm lead. It is in good but not great condition. The top where the eraser would fit is loose. You can still twist the top to move the lead in and out but I am afraid it is not for daily use. This Christmas gift set had a box of 1.1mm lead and a box of erasers. I do like the pocket clip. I have never seen a scripto clip like that. I may start adding more of these 1940s and 50s scripto pencils to my collection. Add one of these sets to your Christmas list this year.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My New Case For Pencils

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I just resenting picked up this leather pen and pencil holder. It holds 50 pencils and this one filled up quick. I will need another one soon. I will keep my Pilot H2005 and the Faber-Castell TK matic in their own cases. Daily rotation pencils will also be kept on my desk. I have 4 other different cases to hold both pens and pencils. If you have a large collection like down in the supply room there is no way you can use all these pens and pencils at the same time so these type of storage cases work great. As you have seen before on other posts all the plastic counter display cases are also filled. Add them all to your growing collection.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another Old Pencil Box

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Here we have another old pencil box from the 60s. Somebody cut the card so we will never know what the complete one looked like. Do not know much about this pencil box. It was made by the Commonwealth Plastics Corp. Leominster, Massachusetts. model 558-B. You grab the box at both ends and pull out. Came with two wooden pencils, a 6" plastic ruler and a plastic pencil sharpener. Not much room for anything else. Add one to your collection and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Additions to the Supply Room

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The mailman has been busy. Starting on the left are the new Lady BIC Crystals from Target. Thanks Derek. Then there is the new clear Tombow Air Press from JetPens. Followed by my new 50 year old metal Scripto 1.1mm pencil. I have not identified the model number yet but is in perfect condition. Four new Pentel Graft 500s from 0.3 to 0.9mm. These are outstanding. Next is a Pentel Graph 1000 Stein and a blue Stein eraser. A packaged Staedtler 925 07. Now we get to my pride and joy. My rOtring 0.5mm 600 in black and the rOtring 0.7mm 600 in the silver color. These are very nice pencils. I carry them in my pocket and use them for everyday writing. At the bottom is a red RX 503 Excalibur roller from the 80s. This was a great addition to my Excalibur collection. Thanks Germ. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pentel Sterling Silver Roller

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As a general rule I do not promote anyone selling on my blog but I did want to point this person out. Currently on EBay there is a person selling 1991 Pentel Sterling Silver Rollers for $38.00 or less. I just got mine in the mail today. I already had two from other sources but I could not pass this up. These are sterling silver, almost 20 years old, are serial numbered, and Pentel still makes the refills. These pens are the same size as a Pentel Slim roller like a R-3 or R-7. They use Pentel MG8 refills The seller's EBay page states that he still has ten for sale as of the date of this posting. I would recommend one for your collection. `

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pentel Pen and Watch Set

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Just got two more sets in today. Thanks Germ. Now we have four pentel pen and watch sets in the supply room. All the pens are Pentel RC-26s. Great colors. Watches need batteries but I do not plan on using them just the pens.Top left is new with the white pen with black stripes and the top right with the back pen with white stripes. These are great pens. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sterling Plastic Update

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Back on 27 May 2009 I first posted my Sterling Plastic Presidential Educator pencil cases. I only had three at the time. Now I find number four. The two on the left are Sterling Plastic Model 558 and the two on the right which includes the new one are model #562. I know have cases ending in President Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and my new one Carter. The real question is where is Ford? Was one made? These cases were made from 1963 to 1977. These are all US made in Mountainside New Jersey. All sterling plastic office and school supplies are very collectible so add them all to your collection.

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Pedigree Supplies

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Here we have two more old Pedigree school supply items. On the left is your standard school Compass. Who did not have an old metal compass with the 3" wooden pencil like this? I bet over the years I had a desk full of them. This package also has a nice small red plastic protractor to go along with the compass. Just what you need in school. On the right is a Pedigree 10 in 1 multiple instrument in clear plastic. This one looks a little strange. I don't have any others with this particular shape in my collection. Both items are made in the USA, by the Empire Pencil Company a division of Hasbro and from around the 60s. It is getting harder to find these old metal and plastic school supplies so add the both to your collection.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wooden Pens and Pencils

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Wood is nice. Here is my complete collection of wooden pens and pencils. The Hallmarks on the left have been posted before and have turned out to be one of the more popular posts. Every collector should have a hallmark pen or pencil in their collection. The others are from different stores over the years. One is a souvenir pen, one from the state fair. Most of these pens and pencils are at least 10 years old. Hallmaks are older. The ball points use cross refills. Add them all to your collection.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Turquoise Collection

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I have been asked by some local followers to post part of my turquoise collection and since it includes a pen here it is. Lets start at the bottom with the rings. I have been collecting these for some time. My favorite one is the 17 1/2 carat fire agate which is the top left ring. Up at the top is a customized Buck 110 folding knife with turquoise grips and file work down the blade and spine. Middle is a pock knife called a sunfish. Then we have a Zippo lighter with turquoise. On the right is my biggest cuff watch band made by Eddie Spenser. It is solid silver and has 19 turquoise stones in it. Last is the turquoise ball point pen. This pen which also has some azurite and malachite in it, is made of reconstituted turquoises. The pen uses a cross refill. Add them all to your collection.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lower End Pentels Plus Slicci

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Pentel does have a nice assortment of low end pens. This is not complete and I have no idea how many Pentels are out there but this is what is currently in the Supply Room. Most of these are found here in the US with a few exceptions. Number seven is the blue Pentel Stylo which I got from Ricardo followed by all the green R-50s, R-56 in pink and the blue BH16 also from Ricardo, the others are from England and Australia but made in France. Next is a RSVP that has been taken apart, painted so it will glow in the dark and sold on EBay. I added my two Slicci multi pens because I had two more slots to fill. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New JetPen Order

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Can not live by old stuff alone so I made a small JetPen order. On the left is another Pilot DF 0.5mm pencil, I like the colors. Then I added a Staedtler 925-25-07 drafting pencil. Here are those new Uni-ball Style fit single color gel pens. I already had the three way but these single holders are outstanding. I think there is going to be plenty of talk about these Uni-ball singles. Last is a Pentel Vicuna with the blue body, great pen. Add them all to your collection, I did.

Lindy Pencil or Not

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Lindy Pens are always a popular post in the supply room but I have never posted or seen a Lindy Multi Pencil before. I say it is a Lindy because of the pocket clip. The clip is Lindy. It is also twice as large as any Lindy pocket clip I have ever seen. It fits perfectly with no scratch marks. This is a three way multi pencil with blue, red and gray 1.0mm lead. In the picture the red lead is fully extended and you must hold the sleeve and twist the pencil to extend more lead. This pencil is about 50 or maybe 60 years old so I put 50 year old red and blue lead in it. Gray lead is from a current Scripto K21. When you fully extend the lead and hold the pencil in your hand it does feels like a drafting pencil and it would feel right at home in a drafting pencil case. The metal eraser cap is covered by hard plastic. I have never seen a Lindy Multi Pencil before. Anybody out there seen one or know what this one is? Add it to your collection.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rotring Tikky Collection

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Rotring Tikky is a brand everybody should have in their collection. All are pencils except for the first one on the left. Most of these are the common types available but I did go out of my way to get the clear blue 0.5mm pencil and the vanishing point white 0.7mm pencil. The last four on the right are the new Papermate Tikky pencils in 0.5 and 0.7mm. Add them all to your collection. Thanks for the eraser Ricardo!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Special Offer From Lindy

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You could have gotten in on this special offer back in 1968. A fine point Lindy Auditors pen with a free Short Shorty which I use to call a mini. You could buy all this for .49 cents. The pen has the hard to find gold Lindy pocket clip. I do not remember seeing short shortys for sale by themselves so this was how you could get one. Lindy sued BIC over the use of the name Auditors because both companies used the name on their fine point pens. Lindy lost. As I have said before the Lindy Pen is a big part of our pen and pencil history so pick one up for your collection.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Newman Pencils

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This thing with Newman started with my attempt to find a pencil to go with my two zebra ball points on the left. These are great pens that use the F-701 zebra refills. I just had no pencil to go with them. Then I found Newman pencils. Made in Japan, well constructed, all metal and work great. All three are 0.5mm. I know nothing about the Newman company. These three pencils are from the 80s and 90s and have very nice designs. They still have the pin in the eraser for clearing lead. I found two sellers on eBay but no real info on the company. They do stand out, the one on the far right is the Newman 1000 SP Drafting pencil and looks like it could be a high end drafting pencil. The black and gold color grip is great. The middle one is the Newman 2000 Wave and the one on the left is the Newman 2000 and the best match for my zebra pens. I may pick up one more before they are gone. Any info on the Newman company would be appreciated. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Vacation Pens

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I do not get to to take vacations anymore but I have friends and customers who do. I always ask them to pick me up a souvenir pen or pencil during their trips. These folks always come through. This trip was to the northeast part of the country to look at the fall leaves and get some pens. They did both. I added the BIC because I just got it. A BIC Quantech 0.7mm pencil. Have never seen one before in the stores. Nice looking on the card and that is where it will stay. BIC could have done better with this pencil. Just add the souvenir pens and pencils to your collection.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lindy and Blackfeet Indian Pens

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Lindy has always been a great pen for me. The first US company to come out with 13 colors. Nice style, wrote well and came in different sizes. The Lindy Pen Company was sold to the Blackfeet Indians and moved to Montana where in the 90s the Lindy Pen Company was put to rest. At the time of the sale the Blackfeet Indians also got an on going lawsuit with BIC which in the the early 90s Lindy lost. I have posted the Lindys before except for the very small Lindys on the left and the Blackfoot Indian pens on the right. The Blackfeet Indian pens were made about the same time in the late 80s or early 90s as the Lindy pen on the card but do not have the Lindy logo. The pens have the same cap as a Lindy and say Blackfeet Indian Med Pt. All of them still work. Blackfeet Indian made pencils have always been collectible and I hope the pens join that group. It is sad to see a fine company like Lindy go away. During the 60s the Lindy Pen display stand in your local store was something to see. The second most emails I get are from Lindy Pen fans. Add all the Lindy and Blackfeet Indian pens to your collection.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Storage Stand

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Here we are testing another way to store carded pens and pencils down in the supply room. I picked up this one from a German store that was closing. It was free to a good home. There are four sides and they are removable. I only have three side rack on at this time. Carded items need to be at least 3" wide and you could put them 6 deep. I will have to test it. May be a good place for carded old school supplies that I currently place in boxes. Add this to your collection, maybe, if needed and you have the space.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Scriptomatics

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No you are not seeing double. I picked up another complete 1950s Scripto Scriptomatic counter display. I posted my first set back on 30 September 2009. This new one was being given away, had to jump. These were nice cheap scripto ball points that went for .39 cents. All these will still work with a new refill. As it stated on the back of the display, non-smearing, permanent writing, light-weight, gay colors, slim styling and economical. Who can argue with that. Add them all to your collection.