Remember my tired little Faber Pony Clip?
Well, at the Scott Antique Market in February, I finally found one that was intact - in fact mint - shown here alongside a smaller version found at the Baltimore Show:
The full sized one has the same clip shown in that early tobacco advertisement. The smaller one is simply marked "Eberhard Faber":
And as with the example I blogged about earlier, both of these also have the wooden inner barrels, and were still fitted with sharpened lead!
I've still got the old and tired pony clip in my collection -- I grow really attached to pencils after I feature them in one of my articles -- but I've got to admit, these two are as good as the breed gets!