Friday, March 31, 2017
You can always find a reason to re-invent a standard pen and this is what Pentel did with their EnerGel pens. These are the limited edition Pentel Cat Pens. The first ad I saw was for five pens but I ended up with six. Starting left to right we have the American Short Hair, the Abyssinian, the Red Tabby, the Bicolor Cat, the Siamese and last the Tortie and White. I like cats so I picked up all of them. Add all these cat pens to your collection.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wearever Trans View mechanical pens were the alternative to the famous Scripto K780 in the 60s and early 70s. The Scripto won and has been very collectible over the years but so has the Wearever Trans View pencil. I had 13 and have just added a 14 which has a little different eraser holder. This new one appears to be brand new. What a find. These pencils came in blue, clear, yellow, green, orange and blue. The Wearever solid color along with the Scripto solid color pencils don't seem as collectible as the clear ones.
The new pencil is orange has a black enclosed cap for the eraser. I would bet that some of these have advertising on them. Scripto did the same thing as you can see in the last picture. All these pencils use the same size lead, 1.1mm and the same eraser. All my pencils work but because of their age some work better then others. Time and where they were stored plays a big part. This new Trans View does not have a removable pocket clip like the standard ones do.
Here is a Scripto advertising pencil along side the Wearever Trans View. Add all these great pencil to your collection.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I have a new Pentel Graph 1000 to add to my growing collection. I know have seven different pencils. Starting at the top we have the Graph 1000 For Pro. All my Graph 1000s are 0.5mm. Next is a Graph 1000 Limited, then there is the Graph 1000 CS, Graph 1000 STEIN is next in line, followed by a Graph 1000 Limited with black components, next is a Graph Limited in a pastel lime color which is very hard to read. Last is the new Graph 1000 Limited 70 Years SINCE 1946 with gold components.
Close up of the first five.
Close up of the last two. All these pencils are selling out quickly so pick up yours soon. Add them all to your collection.
Monday, March 20, 2017
How long has it been since BIC came out with the BIC 4 Way pen? In the old days it was a blue barrel for medium point and orange barrel for fine point. Now I have about 55 different barrels not counting this new pen. BIC took away the green ink and replaced it with a 0.7mm pencil. Added the grey rubber grip on a clear barrel and you have one of the best new pens for 2017.
Works like any of the new multi pens on the market.
Basic instructions that will show you how to add one new piece of 0.7mm lead.
I have been using this pen all week and it works. everybody had a BIC 4 Way pen. Add this new one to your collection.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Here is a updated picture of my P200 collection. New one in this case is the Blue P217 bottom right. That completes that set of three.
In this case the top row is just about all new. the eight from Switzerland and the completion of the four marbled P205s. Bottom row starts with some new P205s and extra P205s, P2017s and P209s. I have these out because there is a new blog that lovers of Pentel 200s need to go look at, www.nimrodd.net. This blog is the place to go for detailed information on the P200 series of Pentel pencils. Jimmy, the creater of this blog visited down in the Supply Room a few weeks ago and brought most of his collection along so we were able to lay both collections out. A little trading went on and plenty of good discussion about Pentel pencils. Always nice to show off the Supply Room and see other collections.
Here on the top row are some of the new ones. Add all these great pencils to your collection and visit www.nimrodd.net.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
New year new show. I am sure that everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. Well they are creating a spin off called I believe "Youny Sheldon". I made a few chenges but thiese are the pens I sent them. Add them all to your collection.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The date was February 9, 1964 and I was a kid sitting in from of the TV with the rest of the family eating dinner on TV trays. We were all watching the Ed Sullivan show on Sunday night.
I had to wait till 2017 to get a Beatles ball point pen.
This pen is in good shape. I don't know what these pens sold for but it could not have been to much. Pen uses a standard refill and if replaced it would work today.
Pocket clip has the four faces on it and is a little bent but who isn't after 50 years.the clip.