I'm sure there's a story behind this one, but I don't know what it is just yet. Here's something kind of neat that I found at the Baltimore Show:
It appears to be from around the first decade of the last century, judging from the style of the tip:
There are no markings on the pencil itself. The only markings at all are found on the accommodation clip, which may or may not be original to this pencil:
"GG" underneath what looks like a hot air balloon. Hmmm . . . there's got to be something here . . .
Gary Gardner was at the table next to mine at the show. Maybe I should have asked him if it was his pencil?