My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Comic Tips

The famous comic-strip characters Blondie, Dagwood, and Popeye were honored in a set of pencils made by Linton —

Their likenesses appear on special Ad-Tip ferrules, which were more commonly used for product advertising.  (I’ll show examples another time.)






     Watch out Dagwood, Popeye is eyeing your wife!

5 responses

  1. fantastic 🙂

    July 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

  2. Jose Paulo Soares

    Very good. Do you have an idea of the year of manufacturer of these pencils?

    July 25, 2012 at 2:06 am

  3. Anonymous

    Do you have any tips on dating pencils? Unless the pencil has a date on it, it is very difficult to know how old the pencil is. I have one with the date 1925 on it but I own many others that look much older. What is your oldest pencil?

    July 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    • You’re on to something there. If you have some pencils with dates on them (usually advertising and souvenir pencils), take note of their styles and materials and gauge others (including brand name pencils) relative to them.
      My oldest true pencil that is definitively dated is a mechanical one stamped 1840. I have wooden ones that are probably from the 1850’s.

      July 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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