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Düller Memo Pad

An unexpected local find, the Düller Memo Pad. An elongated notepad, the paper features a dotted grid. The cover is a very nice forest green. Shown here with a Düller Dietrich Lubs fountain pen:

Italian Naval Academy red and blue pencils

A curiosity from eBay, this box of Koh-I-Noor 3433 red and blue pencils has a surprise – the pencils are marked Accademia Navale. I’d love to know the whole story. They certainly are an impressive looking stationery staple.

New Faber-Castell Grip 2001s

Spotted at a local store – Faber-Castell Grip 2001s (Grips 2001?) in black and white with grey dots. Nice, but I am disappointed that Faber-Castell hasn’t issued a pencil with a historical theme in their 250th anniversary year. Take a look at this Pelikan Souverän M101N reissue. It’s already getting a lot of press pre-issue. [...]

Martin Scorsese’s favorite pencil

An LA Times review of Conversations with Scorsese mentions the pencil that the famed director prefers for storyboarding – the Eberhard Faber Ebony 6325. Eberhard Faber was purchased in the 1990s, and this pencil now exists as the Sanford Design Ebony 14420. I’ve never seen the 6325, and don’t know if the 14420 differs in [...]