Sunday, June 26, 2011

SK-900 Pencil Box Calculator

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Here we have two SK-900 Pencil Box Calculators still on their card and the calculators still work. From around the late 90s so they are starting to get old. These were made in China. Found these at a flea market and only paid $2.00 each for them. I was watching one on eBay that was not on the card and they wanted a whole lot more then $2.00 for it. Keep your eyes open at flea markets and add one to your collection.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Winner of the Cross Solo

Got behind this weekend on posts so here we go and I picked two winners because well because I can. Economy Pens gets a blue Solo and Itinerantlibrarian gets a green Solo. Email me at with a mailing address and the pens will be on their way. Thanks to all for the comments.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sterling Plastic Pencil Case

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Every time I think I have seen all the variations of Sterling Plastic pencils boxes or cases, I find one I have never seen before. Here it is, a Sterling Plastic Pencil Care model 633 from around 1967. This case is in great shape and all the parts are there. There are three games that can be played on the top of the case by using the little pieces on the right. I have added so many more Sterling Plastic school and office supplies to my collection this past year that it may be time to lay it all out on the table. Add this case to your collection.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cross Solo and Give Away

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Many of us grew up getting and using Cross pens for many years. I have posted plenty of my Cross pens here on this blog but one of my favorites has been the discontinued Cross Solo in the clear colors. These pens still fit in with all the new pens and pencils hitting the market today. These pens use the standard Cross refills. I now have my set of ten for collecting purposes (I like sets of ten) but I also have a extra Blue and Green one. So lets give one away. Leave a comment by 17 June and tell me what color you would like, blue or green. These are great pens and all the colors should be in your collection.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Old Clip Board

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Here is a nice example of a 60 plus year old clip board. Some friends of mine here in Killeen Texas have an old warehouse that they and others have stored old stuff and records in for years. They let me go looking last week since they knew I liked old office supplies and because it was a office type business they owned so a looking I went. I found this old clip board which has the stripes from I guess two types of wood or from the way it was put together. All the old clip boards I have seen on eBay have these stripes. I only used soap and water then put on a polyethylene spray. If may be older then 60 years. Add one to your collection and keep looking for those old office supplies.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New 2mm Lead Holder

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I am just getting started collecting some of the older 2mm lead holders and I ran across this gem on eBay. It is a 2mm pencil made from tulipwood. It operates like my Staedtler 925-25-2 which I do like. No eraser on this pencil and it is much thicker them the Staedtler. Gold trim sets it off. Add one to your growing 2mm pencil collection.