I should be more dedicated to collecting Zaner-Bloser pencils. They hail from Columbus, Ohio, my hometown, and they are goofy, which usually puts things squarely in my crosshairs.
But on the other hand, Zaner-Bloser was a one-trick pony when it came to making pencils. There's one ultra-rare, ultra-desirable variant - the ones made by Parker blending the Parker Streamline Duofold with Zaner's unusual shape - that I haven't been able to track down, mostly because they cost hundreds of dollars when they surface. I have a picture of Joe Nemecek's example pictured in The Catalogue.
All the rest are along the same lines. But lately, I have been finding some interesting variations.
The examples in this first bunch all have painted wood barrels:
Later examples had plastic barrels and were probably made by David Kahn, Inc. (the manufacturer of Wearever):
And a few months ago, I ran across a ballpoint pen and pencil set, but with a twist:
Double ended and a checking pencil!