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||Sterling Silver Chatelaine c.1890 2-In. Sheath 3 1/2 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Eversharp, Masonic, Morning Star Lodge, Black Plastic, 5 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||10-Sided Barrel, Brown-Tex Mfg. Co., c.1930, 5 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Eversharp, Plastic, Black, Metal Cap, Goldtone, Mason, 5 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Floater RCA,||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Gold Filled, Black Enamel Insert, c.1870, 4 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Hamilton, Amber Celluloid, Brown Stripes, Brass Fittings||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Jewel Barrel, Blackamoor Head, Goldtone Turban, Florenza, 4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Marbled, Red Vein, Swan Holder, Black Base||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Mascot USA, 10K Gold Plate, Turquoise Stone, White Enamel Daisies, 3 5/8 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Sheaffer, Orange, Gray Case, USA||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Sterling, Chatelaine, Beveled, Jeweled Glass Seal, Engraved||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Telescoping, Rubicon Stretch, Gold Tone, Chain Loop, 1950s, 4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Twist, Enameled, Swirl Pattern, c.1900||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Twist, Plastic, Black & Cream, 3 5/8 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Victor Cornelius Theatrical Advertising, Pearlized, c.1930, 5 1/4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Wahl, Eversharp, Gold Filled, Model No. 177c||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Mechanical||Wahl Eversharp, Gold Filled, 3 7/8 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Pin On||Blue, Silver Metal, K & McD Inc., 5 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Propelling||Cone Shape, 1 1/4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Propelling||Lee Enfield Rifle Shape, Germany, c.1905, 4 3/4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Propelling||Silver, Amber Inset Stones, c.1875, 4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Ticonderoga||Dixon, 1388-2, Yellow, Green, 68 x 3 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Trick||Reddy Kilowatt Magic Holetite, Kansas Power & Light, c.1950||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Pencils||Case||14K Gold, Germany, 20th Century, 3 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price|