Pencil packaging graphics were truly amazing some years ago. This post is more a look at some particular artwork rather an exploration of the pencils.
The seams of this box have largely disintegrated:
One side of the bottom has a label:
While the box itself has some nostalgic appeal, a gem is hidden on the inside lid:
Notice the “since 1662” phrase also. Staedtler now claims an 1835 origin.
The tins of pencils are themselves quite something:
I am glad to see the artist’s initials, “W.H.”
Due to the relatively large size of these images, I’ll wait until the next post to show the inside of the box.