On the subject of Eagles, I don’t remember who I got this one from in DC. It’s the red one, shown next to the Eagle "Gleam" pattern pencil from November 22 ("More Stars and Moons for the Constellation"):
It clearly shares the same lines as the other "deco Eagles," as I call them, but it’s a little bit longer and the clip is set much lower on the barrel:
The color’s interesting, but I didn’t bring it home because it was just pretty. It reminded me of something else . . . here it is, pictured next to an Eversharp Varsity pencil from the mid-1930s:
"Reminded" is a good word. It’s close, but just a little different. Close up, there’s just a tiny difference:
The Varsity, at the top, has the occasional gold lines flanking the black and white stripes.