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Graf von Faber-Castell: A Change Of Era And A Black Perfect Pencil

On the second page of the new Graf von Faber-Castell catalog there is an interesting image: a black version of the Perfect Pencil along with a black pocket pencil. What’s more, considering the size of the lead this appears to … Continue reading

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On Television: Graf von Faber-Castell Schreibbleistift Nr. III

Here is something I didn’t expect to see. In 2016, the ITV Network produced a four-part series called The Investigator: A British Crime Story, about the unsolved 1985 disappearance of a woman called Carole Packman. At the end of the first episode a … Continue reading

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Graf von Faber-Castell: Magnum

Graf von Faber-Castell’s new magnum-format Perfect Pencil is as great as its name suggests. The small linen pouch is always a nice touch; I feel more comfortable placing the pencil in my pocket or book bag if it’s not in … Continue reading

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Befiehl du deine Wege

The Alte Kirche in Stein, built in 1660. My first visit to Stein bei Nürnberg and Faber-Castell was in December of 2012. While visiting the Martin Luther Church (donated by patron Lothar von Faber and erected in 1861), I was told that the … Continue reading

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Graf von Faber-Castell: Magna Cum Bleistift

Though this blog is devoted primarily to historical topics concerning the Faber houses, every once in a while a new or current product becomes the subject of a post. As a long-time user of the Graf von-Faber Castell Perfect Pencil (and the Bleistiftverlängerer), it’s … Continue reading

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Stein Says Goodbye

© Thomas Scherer 2016 Some 2,000 citizens joined the family of Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell last night in Stein, walking silently behind the horse-drawn carriage which bore the Count, to hold vigil at Martin-Luther-Kirche. Members of the fire brigade held torches to illuminate … Continue reading

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Eine Cassette hochfeiner Schreibbleistifte Nr. II, versilbert

A repeat appearance, but worth repeating.

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GvF-C

I first met Count Faber-Castell in December of 2012, as part of a visit to Stein that Faber-Castell had generously arranged. During the second evening about 10 of us or so were gathered in a fine Nürnberg restaurant, not far from … Continue reading

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Faber Circular Erasers

Comments from the previous post got me wondering about circular erasers. Whether for typewriters or pencil, the shape was supposed to offer a consistently thin edge. Here is an advertisement from 1890 for E. Faber’s new circular erasers: I wonder, … Continue reading

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