Pencils were invented, so it is said, in 1565. When graphite was discovered in 1564, pencils were originally graphite sticks wrapped in string before they became hollowed-out wooden sticks with graphite inserted into them. The eraser was not added to the pencil until 1858. The automatic pencil was invented in 1863. Collectors today want advertising pencils or automatic pencils of unusual design. Boxes and sharpeners for pencils are also collected. Advertising pencils are listed in the Advertising category. Pencil boxes are listed in the Box category. Advertising pencils may be listed in Advertising.
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|Pencils||Conte||Case, Silver, Bows, Leaves, Monogram, Oak Garland, France, 1800s, 3 In.? Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Tiffany & Co.||Mechanical, Ivory, Accent Beads, 18K Gold, Schlumberger, 1960s, 5 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||White & Blue Enamel, Calendar, 14K Gold, Early 20th Century, 5 1/4 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Architect||Sterling Silver, Edwardian, Built-In Ruler, c.1910, 12 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Dixon||Lead, Red & Black, No. 998-H, U.S.A., 8 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||14K Gold, Embossed, Citrine, 4 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||9K Gold, Scrolls, Victorian, England, c.1900, 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Airship Shape, USS Los Angeles, Metal, Tail Slides Out, 1920s, 2 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Black & White Enamel, Scrolls, In Memory Of, 19th Century, 3 3/8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Chatelaine, Victorian Rose, Gold Filled, Inlaid Abalone, c.1880, 3 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Cross, Geometric, 14K Gold Filled, 2 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Eversharp, 14K Gold Filled, Box||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Goldtone, Art Deco, Curb Chain, c.1930, 3 5/8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Gun Shape, White Metal, Mahogany, 1800s, 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Mabie Todd, Gold Filled, Ornate, Box,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Mabie, Hard Black Rubber, Gold Filled Rim, Pat. Oct. 3,1854, 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Stanhope, Bellow, Wood, Metal, c.1880, 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Sterling Silver, Cartouche, Repousse, 3 7/8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Tiffany & Co., 14K Gold, Hexagonal, Monogram, 5 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Wahl, Gold Filled, Chatelaine, Edwardian, Box, c.1920, 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||S. Mordan Co.||9K Gold, Barley Corn Pattern, 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Sterling Silver||Enamel, Guilloche, Engraved, 1800s, 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Tiffany & Co.||14K Gold, Square Ribbed, Built-In Watch, Art Deco, c.1900||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Victorian||Gold Filled, Repousse, End Ring, 5 1/4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||14K Gold||Engraved Script Monogram, Loop End, Tiffany & Co., 6 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price|