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I finally gathered up the few wooden pencils in the house that I believe are of US origin, and grabbed a shot. I have no idea of the years they represent, but I imagine they are closer to the 1960s or later than older. No gems here, just some found around the house. So here they are...

Top: A Thor Nationals #2

Down 1: A private label green #3 for Merck & Co. (Merck pharmaceuticals, and so much more)

Down 2: A #2 Empire Choice brand pencil

Bottom: Another private label #2 pencil for Fay's Drugs Stores, a retail drugstore chain founded Fairmount (Syracuse), NY. It was sold to JC Penney in 1996.

 

 



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Nice! I love old wooden pencils too. Thank you for sharing!

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Penmanent,

Thanks for the kind words. Pens are my main collecting focus, so there have been a lot of older pencils I've discarded (after much use) without any thought to future collectability. My prime focus to collecting is modern US-made pens (and only a very few pencils). Hanging out here (and enjoying Chthulhu's great contributions), has opened my collecting to include more pencils. I'll have to see what else I can come up with!

Hubert



-- Edited by WriteAway on Thursday 22nd of August 2013 03:16:46 PM

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Clothes from Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh...



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Hubert,

Glad I could "help." <G>

I generally don't pay much attention to woodcase pencils unless they're something unusual or very old, but I never thrown them away. I also have all the non-functional mechanical pencils I've acquired, either in the repair box or a spare parts box. For that matter, I think the only writing instruments I've ever tossed were those totally beyond redemption.

Mike



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Thursday 22nd of August 2013 03:40:20 PM

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