Once in a while I find some of the Liga Privada boxes from Drew Estates. Their design is striking, and there is a complimentary box suitable for ink. Recently it happened again, two of the Unico Series boxes – good for ten pens – and one No. 9 box – great for ink bottles – turned up at one time. Needless to say, I grabbed them!
These boxes are very interesting, so my goal is to repurpose them for pens and ink without detracting from their original look. As I get them, the exterior is unfinished wood, featuring the Liga Privada rearing lion logo and an attractive heavy paper band that completely encircles the box. I have simply smoothed the wood with 0000 steel wool and varnished it with Minwax polyurethane varnish. A 2mm foam pad on the bottom serves to prevent scratches on your surfaces.
Inside, I retained the important looking Liga Privada label, and fit two sets of five pen slots in each half of the box. I lined the pen compartments and pen slots with a faux leather microsuede fabric. The brown texture of the faux leather really enhances the overall appearance of the box. I did use two slightly different faux leather fabrics in the two boxes. Other than that, they are identical.
The ink box is lined with the same faux leather as one of the pen boxes. Like them, its bottom is covered with a 2mm foam pad. The ink box is plenty deep to hold even those tall Noodler’s ink bottles – see the pictures below. SOLD
The pen boxes measure 13″ by 5 3/4″ by 1 1/4″ and will hold ten pens in individual pen slots with each pen being up to 5 7/8″ long – plenty long enough even for a MB 149.
The pen box and ink box with matching faux leather linings are being offered as a pair, priced at $70 plus shipping. SOLD The separate pen box is priced at $50 plus shipping. SOLD
If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote. Also please include which box(es) you want.
I ship by USPS Priority Mail in the USA and USPS International First Class Package outside the USA. I accept payment by PayPal.
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