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Charming Pilot Mini Pencils

Perfect little gifts for someone you love! Each of these petite 0.5mm Pilot mechanical pencils comes with a small heart charm attached to the top. Limited supplies!

PIL-059 Pencil $15

Pilot Mini Mechanical Pencil - Very slim Pilot mechanical pencil has glossy black barrel with golden diamonds, plus a little heart charm attached at the top. Click mech to extend 0.5mm thin leads. Eraser is hidden beneath the golden clicker button. Measures 4.75 in long and just a tad over .25 in diameter. New condition. Asian distribution, not sold in the US.

PIL-061 Pencil $15

Pilot Mini Mechanical Pencil - Very slim Pilot mechanical pencil has glossy bronze barrel with golden hearts, plus a little heart charm attached at the top. Click mech to extend 0.5mm thin leads. Eraser is hidden beneath the golden clicker button. Measures 4.75 in long and just a tad over .25 in diameter. New condition. Asian distribution, not sold in the US.

PIL-062 Pencil $15

Pilot Mini Mechanical Pencil - Very slim Pilot mechanical pencil has glossy bronze barrel with golden spades, plus a little heart charm attached at the top. Click mech to extend 0.5mm thin leads. Eraser is hidden beneath the golden clicker button. Measures 4.75 in long and just a tad over .25 in diameter. New condition. Asian distribution, not sold in the US.

PIL-063 Pencil $15

Pilot Mini Mechanical Pencil - Very slim Pilot mechanical pencil has glossy bronze barrel with golden stars, plus a little heart charm attached at the top. Click mech to extend 0.5mm thin leads. Eraser is hidden beneath the golden clicker button. Measures 4.75 in long and just a tad over .25 in diameter. New condition. Asian distribution, not sold in the US.

Miscellaneous Mechanical Pencils

MI-862 Pencil $45

Conklin Ringtop Mechanical Pencil - Solid jade green with gold filled crown and ferrule. Marked at very top of barrel just below crown: Conklin Toledo Ohio. Measures 4.25 inches long. Twist mechanism uses 1.1mm diameter leads. High point brassing on crown and some light brassing on ferrule near barrel end, overall very good condition.

MI1083 Pencil $35

Bridge Pencil Set – Umbrella Styling - Set of four umbrella shaped bridge pencils, black with bright brass tip and colored plastic at the handle top, except for one pencil which is missing its colored top. The bottom brass tip pulls out, it is attached to a small wood pencil which fits inside the umbrella. Clever design and I'm sure these would be the talk of the weekly bridge game! Each pencil measures 4 inches long. Aside from the one missing colored umbrella top, the pencils are in very good condition.

MI1095 Pencil $30

Vintage Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1930s, attractive red and black marbled celluloid faceted barrel, chrome trim, nice open work detailed band. Measures 4.25 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. No makers mark. An obvious lower end lookalike pencil to the Eversharp Doric style. Very good condition.

MI1194 Pencil $15

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9400, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, silver barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, white molding below chrome push button, marked HB at top end on one facet. Measures 5.75 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1195 Pencil $20

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9400, Germany, ca. late 1980s, Dark Green, embossed barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, white molding below chrome push button, no degree marking at top of barrel. Measures 5 7/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1196 Pencil $20

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9500, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, embossed barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, chrome clip, no degree marking at top of barrel. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1197 Pencil $20

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9500, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, silver barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, chrome clip, dark green push button, HB marked as part of barrel imprint. Measures 5.25 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1199 Pencil $25

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9401 Universal, Germany, ca. 1980s, Grey, embossed barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, no degree marking on barrel or as part of imprint. Measures 5 7/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1200 Pencil $25

Koh-i-Noor Lead Holder, Versatil 5241, Czechoslavakia, based on style, my best guess is this is from the 1960s, could be earlier. Black, faceted barrel, smooth gripping section, barrel imprint faded silver. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1201 Pencil $30

Koh-i-Noor Lead Holder, Versatil 5241, Czechoslavakia, based on style, my best guess is this is from the 1960s, could be earlier. Black, faceted barrel, smooth gripping section, barrel imprint is bright silver. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1202 Pencil $35

L.C. Hardtmuth Lead Holder, Techincolor Versatile 5217/2, Czechoslavakia, ca. 1960s, Dark blue faceted barrel, white imprint, smooth gripping section. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1203 Pencil $35

L.C. Hardtmuth Lead Holder, Techincolor Versatile 5217/2, Czechoslavakia, ca. 1960s, chocolate brown faceted barrel, white imprint, smooth gripping section. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1204 Pencil $35

Bohemia Works Lead Holder, Versatile 5228, Czechoslavakia, ca. 1950s?, green faceted barrel, embossed imprint, smooth gripping section. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 4.5 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead.Very good condition.

MI1247 Pencil $30

Ring Top Pencil - Rich deep red and black marbled celluloid with bright azure blue flecks Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1929, faceted barrel. Measures 3 3/8 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Pencil is engraved: 100 Jahre Kreissparkasse Frankenberg. In celebration of 100 years of a German bank in 1929. Brassing to ferrule, otherwise very good condition.

MI1254 Pencil $10

STIK Magnetic Pencil, USA, ca. 1950s, bright brass finish faceted barrel, bright brass ferrule and dialer end. Measures 5.5 inches long. Nice throw back to the past, keep your pencil for lists handy on your fridge or other magnetic surface. Very good condition.

MI1256 Pencil $10

STIK Magnetic Pencil, USA, ca. 1950s, black faceted barrel, bright brass ferrule, clear plastic dialer end. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Nice throw back to the past, keep your pencil for lists handy on your fridge or other magnetic surface. Very good condition.

MI1268 Pencil $10

Unknown (probably Autopoint) Mechanical Pencil, not marked, but mechanism seems to be Autopoint. Faceted drk green barrel with black point end above chrome ferrule. Smooth bright chrome eraser holder at top. No clip. Engraved on barrel: F. Warren Bardley Royster Representative. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1270 Pencil $10

Durolite Bell System Mechanical Pencil, dark green faceted barrel, bright chrome clip and trim. Clip is engraved Durolite. Barrel is engraved: Bell System Property. Measures 5.5 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1273 Pencil $10

Unknown (probably Autopoint) Mechanical Pencil, not marked, but mechanism seems to be Autopoint. Black faceted barrel, bright chrome clip and trim, no engraving on clip. Barrel is engraved: Rushville Preserving Company, Inc. Measures 5 7/8 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1289 Pencil $15

Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1930s, light olive green and brown painted faux finish over wood. Measures 3.5 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Light crazing to the painted finish otherwise very good condition.

MI1292 Pencil $15

Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1950s, dove grey celluloid. Measures 4 1/8 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Small area of lighter celluloid near chrome cap top, otherwise very good condition.

MI1316 Autopoint Mechanical Pencil $15

Dark brown faceted barrel, bright chrome clip and trim. Barrel engraved: Thomas R. Simon Special Agent CU-NY Group. Measures 5 7/8 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1320 Dur-o-Lite Dialer Mechanical Pencil $20

Bell Systems imprint, Model KS8300, black, bright chrome dialer at the end to use with your rotary phone. Measures 5 3/16 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1321 Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil $20

Black faceted bakelite barrel, one black end and one red end, bright chrome clip and ferrules. Measures 6 inches long. Twist each end to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1324 Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil $20

Black faceted bakelite barrel, one black end and one red end, bright chrome clip and ferrules. Measures 6 inches long. Twist each end to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Barrel is clearly marked Skilcraft – US Government in white. Slide on accommodation clip is engraved USA Skilcraft so is probably original to the pencil. A bit befuddling since this pen is obviously an Autopoint with correct mech inside and yet is marked Skilcraft which is made by Industries for the Blind which supplies multitudes of US Govt. pens and has for many decades. A bit of an oddity. I don’t recall seeing this version before, but if it was made by Skilcraft, you just know there were many more! Very good condition.

MI1350 Pencil $20

Mechanical Pencil, USA, ca. 1950s, burgundy with bright chrome trim and clip, nice detailing at top of clip. No markings. Twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter lead. Fresh eraser installed. Measures 5 inches long. Very good condition.

MI1351 Pencil $20

Mechanical Pencil, USA, ca. 1940s, burgundy with gold plated trim and clip, center band at clip end. No markings. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Fresh eraser installed. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Very light wear to clip edges, otherwise very good condition.

MI1394 Pencil $20

Eagle Pencil Co, USA, ca. 1915, unusual wood and metal mechanical pencil - the black painted wood barrel looks like a regular wood pencil, but is drilled in the center to use 1.1mm diameter pencil leads, twist cap to extend, manual repel. Chrome plated cap is engraved with the elaborate Eagle logo and marked Eagle Pencil Co USA. The Eagle accommodation clip is marked Patent July 20, 1915 and Eagle Pencil Co New York USA. Exposed eraser is dry. Measures 4 3/8 inches long. Black paint is worn at high facet points near point end. The chrome plated metal shows some darkening. Not often seen and good condition.

MI1396 Pencil $20

Batter Up! ca. 1950s wood baseball bat shaped mechanical pencil with brown imprint: Swift's Brookfield "Sluggers" Twist ferrule to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Measures 5.75 inches long. Excellent condition.

MI1397 Pencil $20

Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1930s, Beautiful bronze (deep golden browns and black) celluloid, gold filled trim, ring top. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Measures 3 inches long. Many of these ring top pencils from this era were originally sold as golf pencils, they are also nice on a chain or ribbon as wearable little working pieces of art. Very good condition.

MI1446 $25

Mechanical Pencil, unknown maker, ca. 1930s, USA, red flecked marbled grey celluloid, bright chrome trim, ring top, twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Measures 4 inches long. Stepped Art Deco detailing at top of pencil. The chrome finish on ferrule is well worn, otherwise very good condition.

MI1450 $10

STIK Magnetic Pencil, USA, ca. 1950s, ivory faceted barrel, bright brass ferrule and dialer end. Measures 4.25 inches long. Nice throw back to the past, keep your pencil for lists handy on your fridge or other magnetic surface. Very good condition.

MI1503 $15

DuroLite Mechanical Pencil, cal late 1940s, USA, ivory faceted barrel, black Art Deco styled top, burgundy ferrule. Bright chrome clip is marked Durolite. Measures 4.75 inches long. Twist to extend 0.9mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition. 

MI1538  $15

Autopoint Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1950s, USA. Large diameter dark green faceted barrel, bright chrome clip and trim – clip is engraved:Autopoint Pat’d Made in USA. White advertising imprint on two facets: Kenny Motor Express, Inc. Pittsburgh Fairmont Morgantown Clarksburg. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Eraser is dry. Measures 5.5 inches long. Excellent condition. 

VIC131  $100

S. Mordan  England Cedar Pencil Holder, ca. 1900-10 smooth sterling silver, ring top. All proper markings and English hallmarks on pencil case and slider ring. Slide center ring on case to extend and retract cedar wood pencil. One shallow ding on case about center of the case. Case measures 2.5 inches long. Aside from the shallow ding on case in very good condition.  

MI1546  $100

W.S. Hicks Pencil, ringtop, gold filled, barleycorn pattern, cartouche on side of pencil is marked:  W.S. Hicks. Twist top of pencil to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter lead. Measures 2 5/8 inches long closed and 3.25 inches with point end extended. High quality pencil, very well made and a beautiful finish. Just a hint of brassing at top edge, overall excellent condition. 

VIC132  $35

Victorian Ring Top Pencil, ca. 1900, silverplate, engine turned diamond patter on case.  Twist to extend 1.5mm VS leads. Measures 2.75 inches long.  Very good condition.  

MI1552  $40

Listo Mechanical Pencil, ca. late 1920s, USA.  This is a very early Listo mechanical pencil, generally this company is well known for their crayon marking pencils, this one that uses regular pencil lead is quite different!  There is a triangular bale at the top of the pencil to use on a chain,  The 5-faceted ring in the center is used to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Engraved in small print: Listo Patent. Brass ferrule at pencil end.  Measures 5 inches long. Very good  condition. 

MI1554 $15

Dialer or Notebook Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1960s, faceted barrel.  Bright gold plated finish.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead.  Measures 3.5 inches long.  No maker marks.  Excellent condition.  

MI1569  $25

Cedar Pencil Case, ca. early 1900s, chrome plated over brass, Pull out cap end to reveal the flat cedar pencil, insert the end into case and you have an nice length of pencil that is comfortable to hold.  Measures 3.25 inches closed with pencil inside case.  Measures 5 inches with pencil extended for use.  There are no markings on the case.  The brass is starting to show through the chrome plate.  No dings or dents and aside from the brassing it is in excellent condition. 

MI1576  $30

Victorian styled Ringtop Pencil, ca. early 1900s, chevron pattern alternating plain and smooth chevrons, Ring Top, Twist to extend and retract 1.0mm diameter lead.  Measures 2.5 inches long. Very good condition. 

MI1577  $20

Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil, Black faceted barrel with one red end and one black end, barrel is marked Skilcraft US Government, slide on chrome plated clip marked USA Skilcraft, Uses 0.9mm diameter lead.  One end has red lead, one with black lead. Twist to extend lead, manual repel. Measures 6 inches long. Very good condition. 

MI1578  $20

Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil, Black faceted barrel with one red end and one black end, barrel is marked Chicago Lock Co Lincoln 9-0831 2024 N Racine Ave Chicago 14 Ill.  Single rivet chrome plated clip marked Autopoint Pat Made in USA, Uses 0.9mm diameter lead.  One end has red lead, one with black lead.  Twist to extend lead, manual repel. Measures 6 inches long. Very good condition. 

MI1579  $20

Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil, Black faceted barrel with one red end and one black end, barrel is marked Panama Carbon Company.  Single rivet chrome plated clip marked Realite Pat’d, Uses 1.1mm diameter lead.  One end has red lead, one with black lead. Twist to extend lead, manual repel. Measures 6 inches long. Very good condition. 

MI1580  $30

Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil, Silver aluminum center section, anodized bright blue and red anodized ends, Marked on one facet of barrel:  US Government.  Measures 5.5 inches long. Uses 1.1mm diameter lead.  One end has red lead, one with blue lead. Twist to extend and retract leads.  Clip-less, never was a clip. Light wear to the facets on the red and blue ends, overall very good.  Not an easy pencil to find!  

MI1585  $15

Autopoint Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1960s, large diameter black faceted barrel, white at top of barrel below eraser, bright chrome trim.  Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Barrel is imprinted in white:  PEMCO CORPORATION BALTIMORE 24, MD, the white at top is imprinted with blue and red PEMCO logo.  Measures 5.75 inches long.  Eraser is dry.  Very good condition. 

MI1592  $20

Faber Castell Drafting Lead Holder No.9500, Germany, faceted royal blue holder, chrome clip, clicker button, measures 4 7/8 inches long. Click top to extend lead to desired length. Uses 2.0mm diameter lead. We’re including 2 packages of Dietzgen Drawing Leads, 4 4H leads in one tube, 3 2H leads in the other tube. Each lead is 5 1/8 inches long, pre-sharpened. Excellent condition. 

CRO-057  $45

A.T. Cross Ringtop Pencil, ca. 1920s, USA,gold filled metal, engraved line and spiral pattern.  Marked ATX on the ferrule.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead.  Measures 3.75 inches long. Brassing to one section of the ferrule – right where your fingers fall when writing with the pencil.   These ringtop pencils do not turn up
frequently and this one is in very good condition. 

MI1618  $10

STIK Magnetic Telephone Dialer Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1950s, USA, ivory plastic faceted barrel, clear three sided telephone dialer at end, gold plated ferrule.  Barrel is marked:  STIK Made in USA Pat No. 260807.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Measures 4 5/8 inches long.  Very good condition. 

MI1627 $45

Spot (?) Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1920s, black celluloid barrel is cylindrical, ribbed top sports a large white circle on the top - The Spot. No markings at all on this pencil, I know it is not a Sheaffer and that means it is probably a Spot which also used a white dot, but much larger than Sheaffer's white dot. Clipless, never had a clip. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Measures 5 7/8 inches long - exceptionally long pencil. Very good condition.

CRO-059  $45

A.T. Cross Ring Top Pencil, ca. 1920s, USA, marked AXT Sterling, alternating smooth and etched sterling pattern, black band between barrel and point end.  Ring top.  Measures 2.5 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel.  Quite elegant and in excellent condition. 

MI1625  $15

Wearever Bell System Property Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1960s, USA, bright turquoise faceted barrel is printed in white:  Bell System Property.  Bright chrome clip is marked Wearever.  Twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter lead.  Fresh eraser installed.  Measures 5.5 inches long.  Very good condition. 

Vintage Pencil Sharpeners - A Must Have for Your Vintage Pencils!

MM526 Deitzgen Black Lead Pointer $30

Black. All steel construction. Measures 3.25 in diameter, height is 2.75 inches. Base is marked (cast in the steel)Pat App For 9. Steel knob at top is marked Deitzgen. Painted black finish shows some paint loss on the domed top otherwise very good condition.

MM563 Hunt Bulldog Pencil Sharpener $25

Made in Statesville, North Carolina. Single hole sharpener with sharp single rotary blade. Can be surface or wall mounted. Translucent orange receptacle mounted on dark grey metal. Sharpens your wood pencils perfectly every time and is in very good condition.

MM650   $20

Hunt Bulldog Pencil Sharpener, Made in Statesville, North Carolina.  Single hole sharpener with sharp single rotary blade.  Can be surface or wall mounted.  Translucent orange plastic receptacle mounted on dark grey metal.  There is some wear to the painted finish on the grey frame, otherwise very good condition.  

MM651  $25

Hunt Bulldog Pencil Sharpener, Made in Statesville, North Carolina.  Single hole sharpener with sharp single rotary blade.  Can be surface or wall mounted.  Opaque Red plastic receptacle mounted on light grey metal.  Very good condition.  

MM652 $25

Hunt Bosten-ette Pencil Sharpener, Made in Camden, NJ.  Single hole sharpener with double rotary blades. Surface mount only.  Light grey plastic receptacle mounted on black metal.  There is some wear to the painted finish on the black frame, otherwise very good condition.



MM653  $65

Automatic Pencil Sharpener Spengler-Loomis Wizard Pencil Sharpener, Made in Chicago IL. Six hole sharpener with double rotary blades. Surface mount only. Dark khaki green metal. Metal drawer below the blades catches the pencil shavings.

Wooden knob on end of turning handle. Riveted black metal plate with silver lettering over the top of the sharpener shows numerous patents. There is some light wear on the painted finish, overall very good condition. 

MM654  $40

Automatic Pencil Sharpener Company – APSCO, Made in Rockford Ill.  Single hole with double rotary blades. Surface mount only. Bronze metal.  Celluloid receptacle fits into a track on each side and two tabs lock it together – The celluloid has shrunk very slightly and sometimes the two tabs will pop out.  Black  wooden knob on end of turning handle  There is some light wear on the painted finish, overall very good condition.


MM655  $40

C Howard Hun Pen Company Boston Model KS Pencil Sharpener, Made in Camden, NJ.  Dark Green metal mount, steel receptacle.  Eight holes with double rotary blades.  Surface mount only.  A black panel on the back side is printed:

Instructions

1. Fasten Machine Firmly
2. Keep Machine Clean and Oiled
3. Hold Pencil Straight & Grasp it Close to Machine
4. When Cutters are Dull and Begin to Break Leads, Insert New Cutters

Black wooden knob on turning handle.  Considerable wear to the dark green painted finish and darkening to the steel receptacle.  Sturdy, works well, but lots of patina. 

MM656  $50

Boston Champion Pencil Sharpener, Not marked but fits into the Camden NJ manufacturing era.  Grey metal with bright chrome receptacle.  Single hole adjusts to different diameters by pushing the lever at top of sharpener.  Plate with hole is marked:  Oil Rear Slots. Surface mount only.  Black wooden knob on turning handle. Art Deco design, note the lines at top of sharpener as well as the design of the base.  Excellent condition. 

MM657  $30

APSCO Pencil Sharpener, Single hole.  Tan plastic receptacle mounted on tan steel mount.  Double rotary blades.   Suction mount, lift lever on side to secure to flat base.  Very good condition.  

MM659 $25 

Berol APSCO Giant Pencil Sharpener, black steel mount, Faux Woodgrain receptacle, six holes on black plastic face. Two rotary blades. There is a fair amount of wear to the woodgrain surface, otherwise very good condition. 

MM660  $10

Modern Pencil Sharpener, bright yellow and black plastic, single hole, pencil is sharpened by a fixed blade inside that rotates when handle is turned.  Lightweight, four suction cup feet on the bottom secure to flat surface.  Cute and functional, but not a collectible.  Very good condition. 

MM661 $25

Koh-I-Noor Lead Pointer, Made in New Jersey USA, Cast iron base is marked on bottom:  Koh-I-Noor 092-8 Made in USA.  Two pencil or Lead Holder rests across the front of stand.  Insert Lead Pointer into hole at top of sharpener aka the Pointer and turn to sharpen to a perfect point.  Base measures 4 inches square.  Lots of paint loss to the bright blue finish on the base, less paint loss to the lead pointer.  Works well, just not real handsome finish.  

MM683  $10

Figural Miniature Pencil Sharpener, Liberty Bell, ca. 1960s, Hong Kong.  Copper finish. The Liberty Bell swings back and forth, pencil sharpener in the base.  Base measures 2.25 x 1.75 inches, height is 3 inches. Very good condition. 

MM685  $10

Figural Miniature Pencil Sharpener, Mark Twain Paddlewheel Riverboat, ca. 1960s, Hong Kong.  Antique Copper finish.  Tiny white plastic windows, some are open, some are closed and two windows on each side printed in red:  Mark Twain, the paddlewheels turn, pencil sharpener in the base.  Base measures 3.5 x 1.5 inches.  Very good condition. 

MM686  $10

Figural Miniature Pencil Sharpener, Vintage Automobile, ca. 1960s, Hong Kong, Antique copper finish.  The wheels and the steering wheel turn, marked 1917 on the front and rear license plates. Measures 1.75 x 2 5/8 inches.  Very good condition. 

MM691 $30

Deitzgen Black Lead Pointer, black cast iron construction, measures 3.25 inches diameter, height is 2.75 inches. Base is marked (cast in the steel) 1099 10. Steel knob at top is marked Dietzgen.
Excellent condition.

Collectible Woodcase Pencils -

Wood pencils may very well be the most user friendly writing instrument in the world! Generally non-toxic, wood pencils are leak-proof, can delete your errors and are not subject to electronic snafus. Not to mention they are inexpensive and easy to acquire. A wood pencil can write on average a line abut 35 miles long - about 45,000 words. A sharpened pencil point can withstand writing pressure of about 3700 pounds of pressure per square inch before breaking off.

Early references to graphite date back to around 1564 when plumbago was discovered by shepherds and used to mark their flocks. In 1779 K.W. Scheele in Sweden discovered that plumbago was a form of carbon and named it graphite. In 1662, Friedrich Staedtler opened a pencil shop in Nurnberg, Germany. Kaspar Faber first commercially produced pencils in 1765 in Stein, Germany by binding graphite with Bavarian clay. Faber Castell continues to make pencils and other writing instruments today. Other early pencil inventors were Corte of France and Hardtmuth of Austria who worked on perfecting the graphite composition. Today, many of the early formulas for graphite are still in use by pencil makers.

MI1117 Let’s Play Cards Pencil Set $15

Adorable little set of 5 pencils made by the Empire Pencil Co in original cardboard retail wrapper. Each pencil measures 3.5 inches long. The pencils are pin striped and there are 2 royal blue, 2 green and one bright red. Each pencil is marked: Let's Play Cards - By Empire. Very good condition.

MI1277 It's a Pencil! Kinda' - Sorta' $10

The imprint reads: It's Fun to be Fooled But Not on Service or Quality. For Advertising Specialties call Bob Burdette VA-2-1740 Quincy Ill Representing Douglas L Mains Co Wheaton Illinois. Looks EXACTLY like a yellow wood pencil, but it is made of a soft rubber material that can be sharpened, measures 5 7/8 inches long. Excellent condition.

MI1298 Mini Wood pencil $10

... with aluminum pencil top and large round ring top. ca. 1920s. Natural colored wood pencil. Measures 2.75 inches long. Very good condition.

MI1483  $25

Baseball Bat Mechanical Pencil – Louisville Slugger logo. Yellow plastic molded baseball bat pencil, twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead.  Measures 5.5 inches long.  Oval logo in black: Louisville Slugger Bats Hillerich & Bradsby Co Louisville KY.  Logo in black:  Genuine Dick Sawyer (signature) Louisville Slugger.  Excellent
condition. 

PCL-075 Eberhard Faber Microtomic Pencil Box with Pencil $10

Nicely made Eberhard Faber pencil box with hinged lid also has great graphic design on the lid. Microtomic Van Dyke Eberhard Faber in yellow on black on at two toned green striped background. Marked 600-4H on one end and indeed inside is one of the original pencils which has been hand sharpened, no eraser because this pencil did not originally have an eraser. Inner box lid notes that the Microtomic was made in 18 degrees and was smooth, uniform, strong and lasting. I think that must refer to the well made lead in these pencils since we all know that wood pencils do not last forever, you sharpen, resharpen and do it over and over until you get down to the nub that you can't bear to throw away, but also is too short to hold on to! Box and pencil in very good condition.

PCL-078 American Lead Pencil Co $3

Pencil & Pencil Point Protector Everyone is always asking us for these small pencil point protectors that are a handy little item for those of you who use wood case pencils. The point protectors on these American Lead Pencil Co Venus Copying Pencils are little beauties! Gold plated with a nice even slit on the side. The point protector measures 1 5/16 inches long and will fit just about any standard wood pencils. These happen to come with a pre-sharpened Venus No. 166 Copying Pencil - Writes Black - Copies Purple. Pencil measures 7 1/8 inches long. Sold individually.

PCL-080  $15

Wood Pencil Holder with six colored pencils. Tiered square base in light finished wood has six holes to hold your six favorite pencils. Base measures 2.5 inches square, height of base is 2 inches. We’ve included six different colored pencils in green, dark red, ivory, hot pink, lavender and medium blue. A fun little piece that just might encourage a bit of drawing or sketching.

Very good condition. 

PCL-081  $30

Catherine’s Antique Pencil Box -  Sliding lid has the name. Catherine nicely carved in script.    Slide lid to discover inside a small square wood pencil holder that tilts to hold your pencils at the perfect angle. Slide the lid to secure the small square inside and keep five pencils angled for easy access.  There is also room to store pencils horizontally inside the box.  Exterior measures 10.25 in long, 1.25 in high and 2 in wide.  We are including five different colored pencils – mauve, sea foam green, gold, tan and soft green.  Very nice workmanship and the sliding pencil box is in very good condition.  

MI1630 $25

Set of three Slate Pencils, each measures 5 inches long. Used, of course to write on slate tablets. Very good condition.

Vintage Pencil Clips -

Listed below are vintage accommodation clips which provided an easy solution to clipping your wood pencil in your pocket. Many of these clips will expand enough to also slide over some fountain pen caps.

MM552 Push Style Vintage Pencil Clip $10

Push on the top area above clip to open or release clip, Bright chrome finish. Measures 1 1/8 inches long from top to end of clip. No markings.

MM553 Slide On Vintage Pencil Clip $5

Basic model, just slides on the pencil, clip in your pocket and you're set. Bright chrome finish. Measures 1.5 inches from top to end of clip. We have several of this pencil clip, engraved markings on clip vary, they show some light wear but are perfectly functional.

MM554 Wearever Vintage Straight Clip $5

This would have been on a mechanical pencil or fountain pen and can still be used for that or on a wood pencil as shown. Engraved Wearever on the clip. Measures 1.25 inches long. Light corrosion on clip edges.

MM555 Morton's Salt Vintage Advertising Clip $15

Celluloid medallion advertising Morton's Salt in dark blue and white. Clip measures 1.5 inches from top to bottom of medallion. Medallion measures 0.75 inches.

MM592 Lindy - Set of Four Pencil Clips $10

Lindy made ballpoints and their clips were nicely made, plus the have a little die cut of a seal balancing a ball on it's nose at the top! They fit pencils perfectly and will also adjust for slightly larger than standard wood pencils. This set includes four gold plated clips and one chrome plated clip. We'll include the Dixon No. 2 pencil, too!

MM622  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Slide On Clips - Each is marked USA, 6 chrome plated clips, each is slightly different design, the largest clip is very suitable for early fountain pens, the other five clips are more appropriate for wood pencils.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.  

MM623  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Slide On Clips - Each is marked The Original and Genuine Presdon Vu-Riter.  Vu-Riters were early highlighters. Chrome plated and good size for wood pencils.  Measures 1 3/16 inches long from top of clip to end.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.   

MM624  $10

Set of 5 Vintage Slide On Clips - no markings on any of these clips, but most likely made in USA.  Two include the spring loaded clip for ease in inserting and removing from your pocket.  Four are chrome plated, one gold plated clip has elaborate top piece to fit over the top of your pencil. Two are appropriate for early clip-less thin fountain pens, all would work with wood pencils.  Very good condition. 

MM625  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Scripto Slide on Clips - Made in USA.  All chrome plated and will of course fit your vintage Scripto pencils or your wood pencils.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.  

MM667  $10

Vintage Pencil Clips, set of 5 different includes Empire, Rite-Rite, Reynold’s Rocket, Brass clip with letter E in a shield and a very old push style clip with Pat date of 1910.   None are perfect,
nor are any in horrible condition!  Several of the clips in this batch will adjust to fit small to medium girth fountain pens.  All very functional.  

 

MM668  $10

Vintage Pencil Clips, set of 5 different includes Lee USA, Klymax, Eagle Pencil Co, Embossed Face on shield and one sleek modern looking artsy clip.  None are perfect, nor are any in horrible condition! Several of the clips in this batch will adjust to fit small to medium girth fountain pens.  All very functional. 

Pencil Leads - Refilling your Vintage Mechanical Pencils

Most mechanical pencils made before the late 1960s and some even after that are refilled by feeding lead in from the Point End. Those that feed from the barrel (below the eraser) are a fairly modern invention! Don't be fooled by leads in the barrel, in older pencils, that was simply a space to store a few extra leads, but that's it - just storage. As always with vintage writing instruments, exceptions will crop up!

Pencil Refill Instructions - The instruction below are from a Sheaffer package insert, but apply to most older mechanical pencils.

We carry a variety of pencil leads - click here.

 

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