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Red and Blue pencils from Berol México, Caran d’Ache, and Linex

Today we examine a trio of red and blue pencils from around the globe. From Berol México we have the Escolar. A part of the global Sanford empire, Berol México continues to use historically important pen and pencil brand names such as Blaisdell and Esterbrook. Sanford products from México can be found at some small [...]

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.

Seven Argentinian red and blue pencils

Seven red and blue pencils from Argentina. They are: Eberhard Faber Van Dyke 2000. Note the unusual stripe pattern. Hexagonal, oversized. Eberhard Faber Hevi-Check 6540. Round. Johann Faber “Alligator” Copiativo. Round red and blue copying pencil. Pax bicolor. Hexagonal. Faber-Castell 737. Hexagonal. Consul Bicolor. Hexagonal. Eberhard Faber Van Dyke 2000. Hexagonal, oversized. The Pax and [...]

Staedtler Tradition 118-2/3 red and blue pencil

The growth of online stores, auctions, and selling forums has resulted in many benefits for pencil end users, including the ability to discover unusual products. Here is an example. How many people outside of Malaysia knew that Staedtler made a red and blue pencil? The traditional red and blue format survives, yet I’ll bet very [...]

Staedtler 2957 colour copying pencil – continued

Continuing from the previous post, we open up the tin. I would say there is a lot of evidence of pride in the product: The paper flaps have all sorts of fascinating information about the MARS line. I like the list of the “most important” products: The pencils, finished in black, perhaps have less show [...]

Staedtler 2957 colour copying pencil

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 [...]