Presidential pencils

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This is a pencil set from the past – a promotional set featuring American presidents. As I understand it, a set like this was sent as a bonus to those who returned coupons and promotional offers contained in 1960s products such as Clorox Bleach.

Presidential pencils

The set also contains a booklet, “The Book of Presidents”. It mentions many facts and dates!

Below are ten pencils from one of the last American pencil makers – Musgrave – the pencils feature Constitution Day, state capitals, and past presidents.

Presidential pencils

If you would like the Musgrave set, just answer (as a comment below) one of these questions from the pencil talk research department:

1. Name the movie about an American President that includes a woman knocking over a cup of pencils.

2. Which US President was said to have drafted his battle plans in pencil when he was a General in the Civil War?

3. Several US Presidents were known to be doodlers. Among them, which one briefly considered a career as a cartoonist?

There is only one set, so the first correct answer wins. The winner will have to provide a postal address (via email). Shipment will be via Canada Post. Thanks to the Musgrave Pencil Co. for providing these pencils.

6 Replies to “Presidential pencils”

  1. We have a winner!

    Here are the answers with sources:

    1. Name the movie about an American President that includes a woman knocking over a cup of pencils.

    Answer: The American President
    http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/american_president.html

    2. Which US President was said to have drafted his battle plans in pencil
    when he was a General in the Civil War?

    Answer: Grant
    http://www.pencils.com/pencil-information/famous-pencil-users

    3. Several US Presidents were known to be doodlers. Among them, which one briefly considered a career as a cartoonist?

    Answer: Reagan
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article636696.ece

  2. I have a set of 34 United States Presidential Pencils, still in the original box. It is missing the Fact filled Book of Presidents. I would be interested in selling them if any one is interested. They were distritubted by Pencil-Crafts Sales co, Hoboken, NJ

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