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This collection, belonging to Harry Welch, contains several examples of Faber-Castell Blackwing pencils and boxes:

Harry adds:

I’ve managed to snag this collection over the last couple of years and on occasion (when I feel bereft of musical ideas) I perpetrate the most expensive pencil sharpening imaginable.

I’m not sure it’s the graphite or the simple beauty of these pencils that has hooked me, but I feel a palpable connection to the past every time I hold a genuine Blackwing. A much needed blessing in our modern, digitized world.

Thanks to Harry for sharing his collection with us.