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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Worlds Best Pencil Value?

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At the time some 50 plus years ago these pencils may have been your best value. This is another great example of a cardboard counter display by a name brand pencil maker. Only missing a few pencils and someone put another type in there as well. Made by the Empire Pencil Company which is located in Shelbyville Tennessee. Pencils still work fine and this display and pencils were made in the USA. It is hard to picture these types of cardboard displays on the shelves today. Add them all to your collection.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Were You a Slick Teen in 1969?

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If you were then you had all the Mod Designs for school in 1969 which would make you a Slick Chick. Notebooks, pencil box, three ring binders were all part of the Slick Teen ad. We have started to add plenty of these old magazine ads to our collection so add them to yours.

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Ruler Collection


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I did say that I would post all of my plastic ruler collection and I got close but a few duplicates did not make it in the picture because I ran out of space. This collection covers the late 50s to the 80s with most from Sterling Plastic followed by Pedigree. I believe only one protractor is not made in the US. Protractors and rulers on the left side that are not carded are currently being used and do not forget that they can also be used as bookmarks. These type office and school items are getting harder to find and I encourage you to pick up a few of these before they are all gone. Over the years I have found them on eBay, garage sales and flea markets. Every school or office supply collection should also include a slide rule. These items are made of plastic, they do break so if you see them jump. This post has given me an idea for future posts which would include all my Sterling Plastic items and all my plastic pencil boxes. Add them all to your collection.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pedigree and Friends


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Here we have a great selection of old Pedigree school and office supplies. There is also a roll of Scotch brand Masking tape and a Eberhard Faber typewriter eraser. All these items are around 40 plus years old and still in great shape. Many of us have used these items in school and all were made here in the USA. In the few days we will have a large collection of pens from the 60s and 70s still on their cards or in their original packaging. These are all great items from our past. One of the most visited posts here at the supply room has been plastic rulers and since I have gotten more in we are going to lay them all out for you to see on our next post. Add them all to your collection.