Vtg Unused Full Box (12) Blackfeet Indian Pencils~cedar Wood No. 2~gold Ferrule
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Vtg Unused Full Box (12) Blackfeet Indian Pencils~cedar Wood No. 2~gold Ferrule:
Vintage c. 1970s 12-count box of “The Blackfeet Indian Pencil”, in cream and brown Indian-on-horse chipboard carton. One dozen No. 2 natural cedar wood, coated with certified lead-free lacquer. Each pencil stamped in gold with Indian on Horse logo and text “The Blackfeet Indian Pencil 2” . Early version Blackfeet Indian Pencils with gold ferrules and light pink erasers (later versions had black ferrules and dark pink erasers). Pencils are factory sharpened; all except one appears never used. Excellent condition set of pristine pencils in clean, solid box. Boxhas a little papertear and flaps do not fully close. View photos.
The Blackfoot Indian Pencil: “The Blackfeet Indian Pencil (produced 1972- late 1990s) is a unique creation. It is a quality pencil that has a varnished natural wood encasing that was years ahead of others in recognizing that the natural beauty of wood grain could be embraced by the public, if presented properly. The varnish is thick and polished – it doesn’t look like (and isn’t) something one would find at a generic office supply store. The original had black imprinting with a small horse and rider logo, the words “THE BLACKFEET INDIAN PENCIL” and the digit 2 for the lead hardness. There is a silver ferrule and light pink eraser. It writes nicely and the lead doesn’t crumble or splinter. A later version had a black ferrule and dark pink eraser. The later version doesn’t maintain the quality of the classic version – the varnish is thinner, making the pencil less pleasant to hold, and the black ferrule doesn’t match the pencil, which can distract the eye. The pencils were made in Browning, Montana by the Blackfeet Indian Writing Company as part of a tribal owned economic initiative, and were packaged either in a 12 count carton or in a gift set sold in a natural wood box made from the Incense-cedarwood slats purchased to make these pencils.” (penciltalk.org)
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