My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Johann Faber

FABER is arguably the most famous name in pencils.  Everyone knows the companies founded by A.W. Faber and Eberhard Faber.  But there was another: Johann.  (Not to be confused with yet another, J. H.)  Johann Faber pencils were produced in Germany, the United States, and South America.  Here is a selection of German ones from my collection:

12 responses

  1. Jose Paulo Soares

    For the pencil collectors these are amazing. Such a great lot. Thanks Fred to share all these beautiful pencils.

    July 16, 2012 at 2:06 am

  2. I have one Johann Faber from Czarist Russia. How can I add pictures from both sides here, Fred? Or I will add them to Facebook?

    July 16, 2012 at 2:25 am

    • Only FRED’s pencils here! Let’s see it on the Facebook site.

      July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  3. BNP

    Das ist gut!

    July 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

  4. Jada

    Love the alligator!!!

    July 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

  5. erstens/André

    Great, I see a “Schwerin” pencils! Schwerin in a city (with lake) in the eastern part of Germany (former GDR). There is no reason to give them their own pencil, lol. 🙂 The “Pfeil”–> is very funny. Why to name a pencil “arrow”?

    July 20, 2012 at 12:55 am

  6. Hen

    Great collection of Johann Faber pencils! Do you know if they also produced pencils in Spain? I purchased a bunch of Johan Faber pencils in Barcelona that are all labeled with “Dos Martillos 4601.” I also picked up some “Goldfabers” that are almost identical to the ones you posted but are stamped with A.W. Faber. Thanks for sharing your pencils!

    July 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    • I know that Johann Faber produced pencils in Germany for Spanish-speaking countries, because I have some that say Made in Germany in Spanish. They also made pencils in Argentina (see brandnamepencils).

      July 31, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      • Do you know in what years Johann Faber made pencils in Argentina? and do you know in what years JF made pencils in Germany for Spanish-speaking countries?

        February 19, 2014 at 4:16 am

      • I do not. Anyone?

        February 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm

  7. Bahadır

    There’re also Turkey made Johann Faber pencils.

    July 17, 2019 at 9:22 am

    • ezio melgazzi

      Fred, sorry in the inappropriate manner, but I can’t figure out how to contact you.
      I am an Italian collector and I would like to show you a French (?) Old pencil whose brand cannot be guessed. I can do it?
      Thanks anyway, your site is a real resource.

      August 1, 2019 at 1:45 am

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