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||Mechanical||Amethyst Seal, Sterling Silver,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Beveled White Opaline Glass Seal, Sterling Silver,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Chatelaine, Amber Glass, Jeweled Wax Seal, Sterling Silver||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Waterman, Sterling Overlay, Art Nouveau, Ideal, 5 3/8 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Walh Eversharp, Silver Plate, 5 3/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Tiffany & Co.||Mechanical, Calendar, White, Blue Enamels, 14K Gold, 5 1/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Wahl Eversharp, Gold Filled, 177c, With Tag||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Houston Oilers||Unsharpened, c.1986||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Telescoping||Gold Tone, Loop For Chain, Pat. Pend. Rubicon, 1950s, 4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||14K Gold Filled, N.Y., 5 1/8 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Silver||Scabbard Case, Man, Rifle, Federal Shooting Club Of Buenos Aires, c.1910, 4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Sterling Silver, Victorian, 3 1/4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Gold Filled, Victorian, 3 1/4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Cross||Pendant, Gold Filled, Slides Up & Down, c.1850, 2 3/4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Autopoint||Truax-traer Coal Sales Co., 5 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Aluminum, Kinsey, 5 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||George W. Wentzler Mobilgas Mobiloil, Lebanon, Pa., Oil Sample||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Sunshine Special, Mother-of-pearl, Missouri Pacific Railroad, Quikpoint, St. Louis||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Set||Felix The Cat, Colored Pencils, American Lead Pencil Co., Box, 1931, 4 3/4 X 3 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Winchester Store||Bullet Shape, Brass Case, 1920s, 3 1/8 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Commonwealth Edison||Light Bulb||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Dixel Gas||Drive Safely, C.a. Norman Tank Wagon Service, Warrensburg, Mo.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Bomber Bowl, Bowling Pin, Odessa, Tex., 3 7/8 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Chevron Gas Not A Substitute, Truck, Logan, N.m.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Marathon Oil & Gas, Rogers Marathon Service, Carmi, Ill.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price|