My Collection – Photos and Commentary


Philatelists are familiar with overprints on old postage stamps.  Often they were used to alter the postal value.  A similar concept was applied to a pencil —


You can see that the original No. 2 imprint was changed to 3 —  

Overprint Detail

Apparently the manufacturer realized that the 2 was an error and made this correction.  Another possibility: They made these to fill a rush order for No. 3s, hoping the customer wouldn’t notice anything suspicious.

One response

  1. BNP

    Oh yes, this is very common in baseball, we call it a strike 3…..jk!

    March 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

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