Friday, August 18, 2006


Here in New Zealand there aren’t any pen shows or specialist pen shops, so the opportunity to see vintage and antique pens and pencils is rather limited. There are of course internet auctions, but that’s only a picture, not the real thing. Then there are antique shops, curio shops, second-hand markets etc but that’s all “needle in a haystack” stuff if you were looking for pens and pencils, and basically I don’t. As I have said before, I’m not really one for the older mechanical pencils, my interest is more contemporary. However I have slowly been gathering a few pencils from the major manufacturers of the early and mid 20th century. A few months ago one of my minimum bids won an auction, and shortly afterwards this arrived in my letterbox.

A thing of beauty. Maybe I have been wrong to ignore the vintage pencils?
Part 2 to follow.

1 comment:

pigpogm said...

Nice. Conway Stewart?

I've got a Conway Stewart pencil expected any day now from an eBay auction.