My Collection – Photos and Commentary


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so they say.  Here we have Staedtler’s venerable Mars-Lumograph, with its iconic blue color and black tip with white band.  And then, many imitators.  (Or perhaps it’s “just a coincidence.”)

I like the Russian one at the bottom.  It looks like it might even say Mars, but it doesn’t (see comment).

2 responses

  1. Oleh


    the name of Russian one is “Mayak” which is “Lighthouse” in English. Mars written in Russian will be “Mapc”.

    Best regards,

    June 19, 2011 at 6:11 am

    • Thank you for the correction. I have updated the post.

      June 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

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