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The KB Collection Of Pencils

By Kenneth Bull & David Shepherd

ISBN 0-9546875-6-6

Publisher: (privately printed)

Publishing Year: 2012

1St Edition

1St Print

Language: English

Book Format: Hard Cover

Book Dimensions: 24x31.5 cm

204 Pages



Although I have been involved in silver all my working life it is only recently that I have become attracted to the charms and fascination of Victorian pencils. Most of my time has been spent handing larger items. Gradually, I began to appreciate the innovation and the artisan's skill in making such fascinating and exquisite items likes the combination pens and pencils, the figural pencils and the novelty items. Even the more mundane examples present a degree of application seldom seen today. This 'sleeping giant' of a hobby seems to have been overlooked, due apparently, to no other reason than a scarcity of the more unusual examples.
It was not long before the lure of 'Mordan' had gripped me. I began to wonder why so many different styles were made and where they were sold. Although catalogues existed, a lot of items in my collection were not illustrated, so was this a custom activity? Many such questions led me into private discussions with some specialist collectors and that led me on the idea of presenting this unique collection to the public and particularly to enthusiasts, in the form of book.
I have had an exciting adventure with words, images, history, advertisements and research in places like the National Archives, The British Library and the British Museum.
I hope you enjoy the result of the collaborative effort and become as fascinated and enamoured as me by these small gems, which are actually pencils.

Kenneth Bull”



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