About Fred’s Pencils
Welcome to FRED’S PENCILS
A site for pencil enthusiasts, all collectors, and anyone who likes to see cool old stuff
I have collected pencils as a hobby for more than 30 years. Now my pencil collection is very large and diverse, and I’ve pretty much stopped acquiring new items. It’s high time I started sharing what I have with the world! Rather than showing things en masse, this site will display bits of my collection grouped in interesting ways, accompanied by lighthearted commentary.
Brand-name wooden pencils are the heart of my collection and the primary focus of this blog. But purists may at first be shocked and appalled that I sometimes include used pencils (wimp!*), advertising pencils (phht!), mechanical pencils (whatever), and maybe even a ball-point pen (nooooo!!!). In time, you will see the method to my madness.
I plan to add posts to this blog at least once a week, so visit often.
You are welcome to contribute comments. General comments can go on this page.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
May 3, 2011 FRED’S PENCILS goes public!
June 1 Collection Pages started
July 17, 2012 20,000th click received