Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What Else For Christmas

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Another item I got for Christmas was my third set of Scripto matic pens from the 50s. My last post was on September 28, 2010 where I posted my second set of these great pens. When you look at the older post you will see why I picked these up. My other two sets all have white push buttons on top. These have the hard to find red buttons. Plus there are three new colors, darker blue, brown and a forest green. The card is not in that good of shape but it does have more info out front then the other sets. Model number for these pens are T707s. Add them all to your collections.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1954 First Year Parker Jotter

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I am sure we will all be hearing what we got for Christmas so here is what I got. A 1954 First Year Parker Jotter. Looks close to the current model but there are some differences. No feather on the pocket clip and the barrel is ribbed with no metal tip. Some differences on the inside but still uses the same refill. Great Pen!!! I am not sure where the collection will go from here. They may be more colors and there are some different model over the past 50 years. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sheaffer Soft Stroke Pen

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I have been collecting these carded Sheaffer pens and pencils from the 60s and 70s for some years but do not remember these Soft Strokes. They came out around 1968 because the free pen advertised on the card expires on March 31, 1969. I took one out and it is like a Papermate Flair Pen which came out in 1966. I seems that these Sheaffers just did not catch on but one should still be in your collection.

Monday, December 12, 2011

More BIC Pens

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We are starting to have a large BIC pen and pencil collection. These four BIC Pens are nice. Solid color bodies and all write in black ink. This surprised me because pens like these from BIC tend to use the same color ink as the body. All have black ink, 1.0mm point and Easy Glide printed on the side. Made in France but for the Chinese or Japanese market. All of these are now being used. Great Pens. I have more old BIC coming soon and I may lay all these great BIC pens and pencils out together. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, December 5, 2011

BICs From Canada

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Here we have a great 1980s carded BIC pen set featuring Wayne Gretzky. This is a great set of three BIC crystals with the old style smaller hole in the caps. There are also two different rollers. This card is in great shape and made in Canada. I bought this card from a company that sells sports stuff so it was kept in great shape. Don't see BIC carded pens with real faces on them anymore. Add this card to your collection.

Pac-Man New and Old

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Here we have the new Moleskine Pac-Man 30th Anniversary notebook with plain paper. I plan on using the notebook this next year. I do remember playing Pac-Man in the 80s so to go along with the notebook I added the 1980s Pac-Man erasers. These three are in great condition and will be great additions to the growing collection. Add them all to yours.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Papermate Zodiac Pens

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Back on 15 October of this year I showed my first Papermate Zodiac Pen and here we are on the 1st Of December with four more papermate zodiac pens still on their cards. These are great old pens. The cards show a date of 1969 so they were introduced right after the Papermate Ops N Pops pens in 1968. Of all the posts this past year I will have to rate the Zodiac pens up toward the top. A newly discovered everyday pen from 1969/1970. As you can see the original price was $1.59. I paid about $10.00 per pen. I can live with the $10.00 cost because the earlier Ops N Pops are now running at about $200.00 each. They were also a $1.50 pen in 1968. Add them all to your collections. What a nice Christmas present.

Friday, November 25, 2011

More BIC Pens

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Here we have more new and old BIC pens. I went to Wallmart today because over at the Pen Addict he had said he found the new Sharpie pen there. Well I found the Sharpie pen but since I already had two of them I did more looking and found this new pack of BIC pens in different colors. About time BIC. These are all nice pens, great colors and I will be looking for more of these. You can never have to many BICs. The BIC clics are old stock. Late 80s or early 90s I would think. They worked after I put in the new refills. Add all of these to your collection.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More Zebras

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Here are some of my new Zebras that I have not had time to open yet. Most you have seen before but the last two on the right I just picked up at Staples. The 301 ball point pen in the red body are nice. They also come in blue. The ones that are going to be opened soon are the 301 roller ball pens. They use the same refill as the fountain pen and there are two of them in the package. Add then all to your collection and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Panasonic RQ-830S 8-Track Player

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Who did not have one of these? This Panasonic from the early 70s has to be my favorite 8 track tape player. I have eight working ones but this one is the most fun. I have had the player for some time but have been missing the box, instructions, warranty, and power cord. Then I find this seller on EBay who sells copies of all the paperwork, includes a power cord and makes a box that looks just like the original. Less then $12.00 bucks and I now have the complete set. Can't have old pens and pencils without one of these, add it to your collection.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Parker Jotter Number #21

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I have always liked the Parker Jotter but it has only been in the past 10 years or so that we get this explosion of color. The new Jotter on the right on the card has a clear/red barrel. Made in England where I would guess all these jotters are made now. The last two in the case are the purple 50th anniversary jotter and next to it is the clear/purple barrel. I saw a clear/blue jotter on eBay so I will continue to add colors as I find them. Add all 21 to your collection.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pentel PD 345 and PD 505

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One of the key pencils that got me started in collecting on a large scale was the Pentel PD 345. I was in Germany in the 70s when I first saw the Pentel PD 345 downtown at my local stationary store. At one time I had all the original colors but over time I have lost a few of them. Now we jump to 2011 and what do I see over at Germs Pencil 11 blog but a dozen stainless steel PD 505s with the green eraser and pin for lead breaks. Take one of Pentels best pencils and make it better and you have a PD 505. One of the best finds ever. Thanks Germ. Add them all to your collection.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another JetPens Order

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I was notified by email that the pencil case I wanted from JetPens was in so I ordered one and I also needed some 0.5mm lead. Then I saw some new items so I picked up a Red Uni-ball Woodnote Gel Ink Pen, and a Kitaboshi 2.0mm LEAD Holder. The Lihit Lab Teffa Pen Case is very nice and holds all you would need at school or work. I currently have 16 pens, pencils and highlighters in the case. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scripto Pencil

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Here we have a dozen Scripto Trek 0.5mm pencils from 1991. This is another old scripto pencil that I did not have in the collection. I picked up a dozen so if one is needed in your collection just let me know. The pencil comes in four colors, white, black, red and blue and they all seem to have a sparkle about them, something in the colors. The pencil has a sliding sleeve and a twist eraser that is about one inch long. Model number is a P250. There is however another scripto pencil around that looks like a Pentel P205 and claims to be a P250. I will have to investigate. Overall a good plastic scripto pencil. If you need one for your collection just email me at moose@hot.rr.com and tell me the color. What a nice Christmas present. Add them all to your collection.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More Orange BICs

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Here we have a dozen BIC orange, 0.7mm Easy Glade pens. I have been watching these because non of the 25 plus Orange BICs that I have say easy glide on the side. I bought them from a seller in Korea but they are made in France. BIC France seems to be one of the leaders as far as new BIC items go and that is fine with me. So I have 12 more pens. If someone needs one for their collection just email me at moose@hot.rr.com and I will see what I can do. I do wish that BIC would start selling the orange fine point pen once again here in the US. It has been missed.

The People's Pen

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Here we have two examples of a one of the best pens ever made. These Sheaffer Ball Point Pens are unique because it may have been the only period where Sheaffer called these pens the People's Pen. From 1971 to 1974 time frame. Bright colors were the standard in the early 70s. I had sent some of these Sheaffers to Mad Men because this pen has been around since the mid 60s. I do not remember what was going on for the introduction of the phase People's Pen. Many times pens made in the US during the 40s up through the early 70s reflected what was going on in our country and the world. The People's Pen was one of them. Add them all to your collection.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another Old Papermate

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Here we have four examples of the Papermate Contour Pen. The newest addition to the Supply Room is the one on the right. The Papermate Zodiac which was made from about 1970 to 1974. I was overseas during that time and completely missed these pens. There were 12 different pens, one for each sign and each had its own color. I have the Virgo. The first I knew about these pens was when I found these two magazine ads on the right. Last month one of the pens showed up on eBay. They are curently selling for about $25.00. Original prize was about $1.50. They are not as nice as the Ops N Pops which has the metal tip as you can see on the yellow one in the picture. I would think that a complete set of 12 would be something to see and I hope I see them someday down in the supply room. I only have 11 more to find. Add them all to your collection.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Old Pencil Boxes

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Here we have four old but new to the supply room pencil boxes. Made in the USA but not sure by who. The only words on this pencil box are "Admiration" and "Made in USA". All plastic with the pencil tray riding under the box. Only about three standard pencils and no room for a ball point pen in the tray. Has a pencil sharpener and the multiplication table with sliding top. I would guess from the 60s and I am sure they copied the Sterling Plastic box which is similar and was a lot more popular. Add them to your collection.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

JetPens Order

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It has been a while since I posted a JetPens order so here is my current haul. On the left is the Moleshine classic roller pen. Uni-ball red lead for my red Bel Bol 2mm pencil. A good Pentel eraser for a good cause. Ohto gel highlighter that works great. These last two items are very nice and I should have got both in black to go along with the white. Zebra Arbez Pirto ballpoint pen and pencil. The pencil has a great feel to it and it along with the pen work as expected from Zebra. Add them all to your collections.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Uni Mitsubishi and Give away

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First things first. Since only six people left comments I will give away three Red Goose notebooks. If Number 4 Surfbits, Number 5 Chainoil and Number 6 Kathy will email me with a address at moose@hot.rr.com I will get your Red Goose Notebooks in the mail.

I picked up these two Mitsubishi Jumpop pens on eBay the other day because I had never seen them before. They have certainly never been on the shelves of any store here in Central Texas. As we have seen many of the pen companies like Cross and Zebra and others make a small pocket size pen and the Mitsubishi Jumpop pen is as good as any of them. I am using the orange one as I post this and it seems to work and write fine. If you need a small pocket size pen these will do the job. Not sure if they are still being made or not. Add them to your collection.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scripto Duo-Point Magazine Pencils

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Here is another great cardboard counter top display for a great Scripto duo point pencil. The ones on the display have never been used for 60 years. If you take a close look at the two on the bottom of the picture you will see that one is a different variation with the blue and red transparent like an original K780 twist pencil. The pencils look to be made of a lite aluminium with the blue and red tips made of plastic. All use 0.9mm lead. These are a real find and a great addition to my collection. Add them to yours.

Red Goose Give Away

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Who did not wear Red Goose shoes growing up? Well maybe not many of you but I did. Some of the stores only sold Red Goose while others sold other makes. All kids got some kind of toy or in some cases a gold plastic egg with small toys inside. Sometimes you could get a small notebook like the ones in the picture. The notebooks have Friedman Shelby Shoes on the front and the Red Goose ad is on the back cover. I would think late 50s or early 60s. I will be giving away two of them so you notebook collectors get in line. Leave a comment by 1 Oct 2011 and if you have not signed up to be a follower then please do so. Lets give these old notebooks a good home.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer's over. Back to the BICs

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Plenty to look at in this picture. My collection of old pen and pencil ads is growing and they are great for researching all the old pen and pencils in my collection. I will say that this BIC ad is one of my favorite of all time. Published in the early 70s when I was out of the country this ads shows what was on the school supply shelves at your local stores. The Student Bargain Pack is indeed rare. Eight pens with ink color the same as the body of the pen. I have never seen any of these pens before. In some counties you can get similar pens but never like these. There is one more BIC ads that I am looking for and will own soon. Yes that is a new background that this stuff is sitting on. Cloth material with pens, pencils, rulers and compasses on it. Add the ad and all the pens to your collection.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Hole Punch

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Not alot to talk about here because we all have them and they have been around for many years. Here is my current collection of one hole punches. Some of these I just picked up. I do like the A&W carded one and it may be the oldest of the bunch. The older ones are made in the US and the newer ones overseas. The best ones have a catch plate under it to keep the paper holes for easy discard. The blue handled one on the right is the one I use the most. Add them all to your collection.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Carded Items

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Here is the complete estate sale box of pens that I picked up. Have not had time to look through them all yet. Many are still available but with a updated card. Some are older then others. I would think this group is from the 80s to early 2000s. The BICs are nice which include some original yellow fine point pens and BIC rollers. I also have four Le Pens on cards. Blackfoot Indian pens still on their card is a great addition. The pens in the middle called Luv Marks were made in 1971. The Uni-ball pen made by Faber Castell is nice. I did not have a Faber Castell pen made by the Mitsubishi Pencil Company. These are all great pens and all are going into my growing collection. Add them all to yours.