Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LIndy Pens 2014

Here is my Lindy Pen collection to date. I have added a few individual pens but it is getting harder to find that Lindy pen I may be missing. Right now I am looking for a yellow and a silver Lindy Utility pen. Last week I got an email from lady wanting to buy a Lindy pen. It seems that 30 years ago while her parents were writing down potential names for their daughter her father looked at the pen he was using. He was using his favorite Lindy pen and so she was named Lindy. What a great name for his daughter. Add all these great pens to your collection.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball Pen

I have been posting Sheaffer pens from the 60s for years but I was given the opportunity to try out a Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball with the dark blue resin barrel from penchalet. This pen is a little heavier then the Sheaffer pens from the 60s but once the cap is posted it is surprising well balanced and frankly does not seem to weight more than any other pen. I have been using the pen for the past week and the pen rides fine in my shirt pocket. The cap posts to the body of the pen with a light click and stays in place. As with many of the Sheaffer pens this one has the spring loaded pocket clip and the signature white dot. Ron Manwaring at sent me this beautiful Sheaffer 300 Roller Ball and what a nice pen it is.

Here are the parts to this roller. The Sheaffer refill is one of the best around. I have been using roller balls since the mid 70s and this is one of the nicest writing pens I have used. I would like to thank Ron Manwaring from penchalet for sending this pen my direction. Add one of these to your collection.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sterling Plastic #526 Roll Top Pencil Box

The Supply Room is one of the few places where you can find posts about Sterling Plastic. They were one of the last makers of office and school supplies in the US. Not the only one but they were one of the biggest. I still remember the Sterling Plastic school supplies in my local TG&Y. They are gone now but their items can be found on eBay and garage sales, antique stores all over the country. I have a very large collection of their office and school supplies but one item that has been missing was the #526 Roll Top Pencil Box. I have never seen it go for less than $100.00 and there have always been plenty of bidders. Now I have one. This one is used but in great shape.
This #526 is almost complete. There are three pencils with a SP# pencil sharpener and a 6" SP #525 plastic ruler. A small eraser that would be hard as a rock by now should also be in the box. The older roll top pencil boxes made by Sterling Plastic and Hasbro are very collectible. Add one to your collection.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pentel Rolling Writer Desk Set

Here we have a Pentel Rolling Writer Desk Set. Not sure of the date because the set is not exactly like the ones in the 1884 catalog on the right. This one has plastic wood grain pens on a marble base. I loaded one pen with black Pentel slim roller refill and the other with a green slim roller refill. These are very collectible because they are a great addition to any desk. The hard part are the refills. It appears that Pentel only makes the black refills but you can still fine the other colors on ebay. Buyer beware because some of these refill are dry. Still a great item. The gold pen at the bottom of the catalog is R3000 10 micron gold plated slim roller. We are lucky enough to have one down in the Supply Room. Add all this great stuff to your collection.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

1960s Parker VP Set

Friends of mine are doing some fostering for a few of my kittens and I was presented with this brand new Parker VP fountain pen and pencil. This set has never been used and has sat in the box since the early 60s. I put some blue ink in the pen and what a surprise. Smooth writing all the way. This fountain pen has an adjustable point that almost looks like a little ruler so you can just click it to the right or left. I like it straight up so I leave it alone. The 0.9mm pencil works fine. What a great gift. Add one to your fountain pen collection.