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Sunday, June 10, 2018

  People ask what is my favorite Victorian pencil. I always say and mean, 'All are my favorites'. Today I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Pickwick of Charles Dickens fame. By way of more impossible introduction, he is certainly a sterling, figural pencil designed and produced by Sampson Mordan of England in around the 1890 period. Pulling the hat off his head reveals the working end of a mechanical pencil. He stands about two inches tall pencilless. I am personally astounded by the quality of the sculpture in the revelation of the man. He's one of my favorite Victorian pencils.

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