Collections, Red | Blue, Japan
FRED’S PENCILS has a new feature: Collections pages. These pages display large numbers of items in a single category, with minimal commentary. They are accessible from menus at the top and bottom of any page. Items may be added in a few installments, which will be announced and described in the Blog.
I’ll begin with a Collection of Red and Blue pencils. These combination pencils, which are handy for annotating documents and checking forms, are popular with a number of collectors and users. For me, they were one of the first types of pencil that I considered special.
The first installment is R/B pencils from Japan. A peculiarity of several of these Japanese pencils is the use of a specific shade of red, Vermillion, and a specific blue, Prussian Blue. I suspect this has to do with the properties of these colors when copies are made. (Anyone?)
Watch for much more in this Collection!