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Updated August 14, 2018

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Charming Pilot Mini Pencils

Perfect little gifts for someone you love! Each of these petite 0.5mm Pilot mechanical pencils comes with a small heart charm attached to the top. Limited supplies!

Miscellaneous Mechanical Pencils

MI1095 Pencil $30

Vintage Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1930s, attractive red and black marbled celluloid faceted barrel, chrome trim, nice open work detailed band. Measures 4.25 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. No makers mark. An obvious lower end lookalike pencil to the Eversharp Doric style. Very good condition.

MI1194 Pencil $15

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9400, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, silver barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, white molding below chrome push button, marked HB at top end on one facet. Measures 5.75 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1196 Pencil $20

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9500, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, embossed barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, chrome clip, no degree marking at top of barrel. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1197 Pencil $20

A.W. Faber Castell Lead Holder, Model TK 9500, Germany, ca. 1980s, Dark Green, silver barrel imprint, faceted barrel, ribbing at gripping section, chrome clip, dark green push button, HB marked as part of barrel imprint. Measures 5.25 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1200 Pencil $25

Koh-i-Noor Lead Holder, Versatil 5241, Czechoslavakia, based on style, my best guess is this is from the 1960s, could be earlier. Black, faceted barrel, smooth gripping section, barrel imprint faded silver. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1201 Pencil $30

Koh-i-Noor Lead Holder, Versatil 5241, Czechoslavakia, based on style, my best guess is this is from the 1960s, could be earlier. Black, faceted barrel, smooth gripping section, barrel imprint is bright silver. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead. Very good condition.

MI1204 Pencil $35

Bohemia Works Lead Holder, Versatile 5228, Czechoslavakia, ca. 1950s?, green faceted barrel, embossed imprint, smooth gripping section. Chrome push button and ferrule. Measures 4.5 inches long. Comes with one piece of 2.0mm drafting lead.Very good condition.

MI1247 Pencil $30

Ring Top Pencil - Rich deep red and black marbled celluloid with bright azure blue flecks Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1929, faceted barrel. Measures 3 3/8 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Pencil is engraved: 100 Jahre Kreissparkasse Frankenberg. In celebration of 100 years of a German bank in 1929. Brassing to ferrule, otherwise very good condition.

MI1256 Pencil $10

STIK Magnetic Pencil, USA, ca. 1950s, black faceted barrel, bright brass ferrule, clear plastic dialer end. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Nice throw back to the past, keep your pencil for lists handy on your fridge or other magnetic surface. Very good condition.

MI1268 Pencil $10

Unknown (probably Autopoint) Mechanical Pencil, not marked, but mechanism seems to be Autopoint. Faceted drk green barrel with black point end above chrome ferrule. Smooth bright chrome eraser holder at top. No clip. Engraved on barrel: F. Warren Bardley Royster Representative. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1289 Pencil $15

Ring Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1930s, light olive green and brown painted faux finish over wood. Measures 3.5 inches long. Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Light crazing to the painted finish otherwise very good condition.

MI1321 Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil $20

Black faceted bakelite barrel, one black end and one red end, bright chrome clip and ferrules. Measures 6 inches long. Twist each end to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Very good condition.

MI1546  $100

W.S. Hicks Pencil, ringtop, gold filled, barleycorn pattern, cartouche on side of pencil is marked:  W.S. Hicks. Twist top of pencil to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter lead. Measures 2 5/8 inches long closed and 3.25 inches with point end extended. High quality pencil, very well made and a beautiful finish. Just a hint of brassing at top edge, overall excellent condition. 

MI1578  $20

Autopoint Double Ender Mechanical Pencil, Black faceted barrel with one red end and one black end, barrel is marked Chicago Lock Co Lincoln 9-0831 2024 N Racine Ave Chicago 14 Ill.  Single rivet chrome plated clip marked Autopoint Pat Made in USA, Uses 0.9mm diameter lead.  One end has red lead, one with black lead.  Twist to extend lead, manual repel. Measures 6 inches long. Very good condition. 

MI1585  $15

Autopoint Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1960s, large diameter black faceted barrel, white at top of barrel below eraser, bright chrome trim.  Twist to extend 1.1mm diameter lead, manual repel. Barrel is imprinted in white:  PEMCO CORPORATION BALTIMORE 24, MD, the white at top is imprinted with blue and red PEMCO logo.  Measures 5.75 inches long.  Eraser is dry.  Very good condition. 

MI1618  $10

STIK Magnetic Telephone Dialer Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1950s, USA, ivory plastic faceted barrel, clear three sided telephone dialer at end, gold plated ferrule.  Barrel is marked:  STIK Made in USA Pat No. 260807.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead. Measures 4 5/8 inches long.  Very good condition. 

MI1640 $10

Starlight Mechanical Pencil, USA, ca. 1960s, white barrel, bright chrome cap, clip and ferrule. Red and blue advertising on barrel: General Mills, Inc. 4643 Jefferson Plaza 3-2111 Kansas City, MO Red and blue logo for Larro General Mills. Twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter leads, eraser is erasing, but starting to dry out. Measures 5.25 inches long.

MI1641  $10

Vintage Faber Castell No. 9500 Locktite Lead Holder, Germany.  Faceted barrel.  Click the button to extend 2.0mm diameter lead, manual retract.  Measures 5.25 inches long.  In good working order and finish is intact, but there are little teeny tiny dings on the finish, I think this belonged to a habitual pencil tapper and had a pretty hard work surface! 

MI1649  $20

A pure white "NoNahme" ringtop mechanical pencil, perfect gift for a nurse!  Pure white writing instruments just don't turn up as often as other colors and I suspect that is because it was just tough to get all the impurities out of the celluloid to keep it pure white.  ca. 1940s, bright chrome trim.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm dia leads. Measures 4 1/8 inches long.  Excellent condition. 

PIL076  $15

Pilot H215Clear Mechanical Pencil with bright chrome clip and trim.  Click button at top to expel 0.5mm diameter lead, manual repel.  Small eraser under the clicker button is soft and usable.  New old stock pencil comes in the original plastic sleeve.  Original Pilot label on barrel. Measures 5.25 inches long.  Mint condition.

MI1680  $15

Vintage Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1940s, solid dark burgundy barrel, bright chrome ferrule and top piece.  There is a small hole at the top to thread through a ribbon or chain and wear this pencil around your neck.  Twist to extend and retract 1.1mm diameter lead.  Measures 4.25 inches long.  Very good condition. 

MI1669 $15

Mechanical Pencil, Clip marked USA Everglide, ca. 1960s, bright polished steel cap and clip, bright yellow barrel is marked:  Find it Fast in the Yellow Pages Mountain States Telephone with an illustration of a phone book and telephone.  Twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter lead.  Eraser beneath cap is hard.  Measures 5 inches long.  Slim profile.  There is a very light red stain on the barrel next to the telephone, otherwise very good condition. 

   

 

MI1674  $10

Listo Crayon Marker Holder, ca. 1950s, Black with slide on Listo chrome clip markded:  Pencil No. 1620 Listo Lead No. 162.  Measures 4.5 inches.  Refillable with crayon style marking leads.  Think back to those days when you went to the grocery store and canned goods were hand marked with a price, this may have been the writing tool the grocer used.  Are you old enough to remember?!?   Excellent condition.  

Vintage Pencil Sharpeners - A Must Have for Your Vintage Pencils!

MM526 Deitzgen Black Lead Pointer $30

Black. All steel construction. Measures 3.25 in diameter, height is 2.75 inches. Base is marked (cast in the steel)Pat App For 9. Steel knob at top is marked Deitzgen. Painted black finish shows some paint loss on the domed top otherwise very good condition.

MM654  $40

Automatic Pencil Sharpener Company – APSCO, Made in Rockford Ill.  Single hole with double rotary blades. Surface mount only. Bronze metal.  Celluloid receptacle fits into a track on each side and two tabs lock it together – The celluloid has shrunk very slightly and sometimes the two tabs will pop out.  Black  wooden knob on end of turning handle  There is some light wear on the painted finish, overall very good condition.

MM659 $25 

Berol APSCO Giant Pencil Sharpener, black steel mount, Faux Woodgrain receptacle, six holes on black plastic face. Two rotary blades. There is a fair amount of wear to the woodgrain surface, otherwise very good condition. 

MM706  $7.50

Miniature Stove Pencil Sharpener, all metal with antique copper finish, ca. 1970s, old fashioned single burner gas stove complete with a little knob to adjust the flame.  Stainless steel pencil sharpener on the under side of stove. Measures about 2 x 2 inches square and is 1 5/8 inches in height.  The sharpener came from old stock from an old (and still operating!) Route 66 Arizona Trading Post.  Sharpener is in mint condition.  Several available. 

Collectible Woodcase Pencils -

Wood pencils may very well be the most user friendly writing instrument in the world! Generally non-toxic, wood pencils are leak-proof, can delete your errors and are not subject to electronic snafus. Not to mention they are inexpensive and easy to acquire. A wood pencil can write on average a line abut 35 miles long - about 45,000 words. A sharpened pencil point can withstand writing pressure of about 3700 pounds of pressure per square inch before breaking off.

Early references to graphite date back to around 1564 when plumbago was discovered by shepherds and used to mark their flocks. In 1779 K.W. Scheele in Sweden discovered that plumbago was a form of carbon and named it graphite. In 1662, Friedrich Staedtler opened a pencil shop in Nurnberg, Germany. Kaspar Faber first commercially produced pencils in 1765 in Stein, Germany by binding graphite with Bavarian clay. Faber Castell continues to make pencils and other writing instruments today. Other early pencil inventors were Corte of France and Hardtmuth of Austria who worked on perfecting the graphite composition. Today, many of the early formulas for graphite are still in use by pencil makers.

MI1277 It's a Pencil! Kinda' - Sorta' $10

The imprint reads: It's Fun to be Fooled But Not on Service or Quality. For Advertising Specialties call Bob Burdette VA-2-1740 Quincy Ill Representing Douglas L Mains Co Wheaton Illinois. Looks EXACTLY like a yellow wood pencil, but it is made of a soft rubber material that can be sharpened, measures 5 7/8 inches long. Excellent condition.

MI1630 $25

Set of three Slate Pencils, each measures 5 inches long. Used, of course to write on slate tablets. Very good condition.

PCL-088 $10

Patriotic Slate Pencils, ca. late 1890s – early 1900s, pre-sharpened slate pencils with a patriotic themed paper wrap.  Measures 7 in prox in length, diameter is 3/16 in prox. For writing on slate tablets. The wrappers show a little shop wear, but overall in very good condition.

Vintage Pencil Clips -

Listed below are vintage accommodation clips which provided an easy solution to clipping your wood pencil in your pocket. Many of these clips will expand enough to also slide over some fountain pen caps.

MM553 Slide On Vintage Pencil Clip $5

Basic model, just slides on the pencil, clip in your pocket and you're set. Bright chrome finish. Measures 1.5 inches from top to end of clip. We have several of this pencil clip, engraved markings on clip vary, they show some light wear but are perfectly functional.

MM554 Wearever Vintage Straight Clip $5

This would have been on a mechanical pencil or fountain pen and can still be used for that or on a wood pencil as shown. Engraved Wearever on the clip. Measures 1.25 inches long. Light corrosion on clip edges.

MM555 Morton's Salt Vintage Advertising Clip $15

Celluloid medallion advertising Morton's Salt in dark blue and white. Clip measures 1.5 inches from top to bottom of medallion. Medallion measures 0.75 inches.

MM592 Lindy - Set of Four Pencil Clips $10

Lindy made ballpoints and their clips were nicely made, plus the have a little die cut of a seal balancing a ball on it's nose at the top! They fit pencils perfectly and will also adjust for slightly larger than standard wood pencils. This set includes four gold plated clips and one chrome plated clip. We'll include the Dixon No. 2 pencil, too!

MM622  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Slide On Clips - Each is marked USA, 6 chrome plated clips, each is slightly different design, the largest clip is very suitable for early fountain pens, the other five clips are more appropriate for wood pencils.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.  

MM623  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Slide On Clips - Each is marked The Original and Genuine Presdon Vu-Riter.  Vu-Riters were early highlighters. Chrome plated and good size for wood pencils.  Measures 1 3/16 inches long from top of clip to end.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.   

MM624  $10

Set of 5 Vintage Slide On Clips - no markings on any of these clips, but most likely made in USA.  Two include the spring loaded clip for ease in inserting and removing from your pocket.  Four are chrome plated, one gold plated clip has elaborate top piece to fit over the top of your pencil. Two are appropriate for early clip-less thin fountain pens, all would work with wood pencils.  Very good condition. 

MM625  $10

Set of 6 Vintage Scripto Slide on Clips - Made in USA.  All chrome plated and will of course fit your vintage Scripto pencils or your wood pencils.  All in very good condition.  Pencil shown in photo not included.  

MM667  $10

Vintage Pencil Clips, set of 5 different includes Empire, Rite-Rite, Reynold’s Rocket, Brass clip with letter E in a shield and a very old push style clip with Pat date of 1910.   None are perfect,
nor are any in horrible condition!  Several of the clips in this batch will adjust to fit small to medium girth fountain pens.  All very functional.  

 

MM668  $10

Vintage Pencil Clips, set of 5 different includes Lee USA, Klymax, Eagle Pencil Co, Embossed Face on shield and one sleek modern looking artsy clip.  None are perfect, nor are any in horrible condition! Several of the clips in this batch will adjust to fit small to medium girth fountain pens.  All very functional. 

Pencil Leads - Refilling your Vintage Mechanical Pencils

Most mechanical pencils made before the late 1960s and some even after that are refilled by feeding lead in from the Point End. Those that feed from the barrel (below the eraser) are a fairly modern invention! Don't be fooled by leads in the barrel, in older pencils, that was simply a space to store a few extra leads, but that's it - just storage. As always with vintage writing instruments, exceptions will crop up!

Pencil Refill Instructions - The instruction below are from a Sheaffer package insert, but apply to most older mechanical pencils.

We carry a variety of pencil leads - click here.

 

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