Happy Fiftieth Anniversary, American Pencil Collectors Society

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Happy fiftieth anniversary to the American Pencil Collectors Society.

The APCS grew out of their newsletter, The Pencil Collector, which dates from 1955.

Their interest in pencils focuses on collecting and trading unsharpened advertising pencils.

Tradition requires that members print pencils with their name, address, and membership number as a “calling pencil”. (My term.)

Though their avocation is quite different from this blog (we like to sharpen and use our pencils!), we wish them well. Fifty years is a great achievement for a member-run non-profit organization.

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