February, 2018, Boxes to Consider

Here is a selection of boxes currently in my workshop that can be finished to your specifications.

February boxes

Clockwise from 12 o’clock:

Avo Uvezian Dominant 13th (4 available) eleven pens, $85 each

El Producto Queens (1 available) twenty-five pens, $65

CAO Criollo Bomba (5 available) twenty pens, $145 each

EP Carillo Dona Elana (1 available) ten pens, $55

Jaime Garcia Reserve Especial (1 available) eight pens, $85

Flor de las Antillas Toro (2 available) nine pens, $40 each

The gallery below gives examples of boxes of each type that I have done in the past. Lining colors, etc., are your choice from available materials.  Click on any image to open the gallery for larger views.

Prices do not include mailing cost.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

 

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Eleven Pen Box – The Dominant 13th

 

Dominant 13th closedThis box originated as the 2013 Limited Edition from Avo Uvezian Cigars.  Avo Uvezian, the owner, a celebrated jazz musician, commissions one limited edition each year – special cigars in a specially designed box.  The 2013 edition was entitled The Dominant 13th in reference to a particular musical chord frequently used in jazz.

For this edition, he wrote a short piece of music entitled “Delightful Days” using the dominant 13th chord.  The cigar box resembles a music book and inside the front cover is the music he wrote.  Opposite that originally were the cigars, plus a USB drive with a selection of his music and a video of him playing the piano.  A rare earth magnet provides positive closure.

I have rearranged the box to hold eleven pens, each up to 8 inches long, and each in its own individual compartment.  The pen compartments are flocked with Royal Blue velour to match the color of the written music.  I’ve added two strands of elastic cord to secure each pen into its compartment even if the box/book is upright.

I did not get the original USB drive with the box, but will provide the contents on a DVD.

On the front of the box, where there was once a rather unsightly paper label, I’ve added a simulated closure ribbon affixed with a fountain pen nib.  A gold silhouette of Avo Uvezian with a cigar decorates the cover.

The box/book measures 11 3/4 inches tall, 9 1/4 inches wide, and one inch thick.

Since the Dominant 13th box was a limited edition from five years ago, it is difficult to find.  I have managed to gather several to repurpose as pen boxes, but after these are gone there may not be any more available.

The Dominant 13th Eleven Pen Box, complete with music and video from the USB drive (now on DVD), is priced at $85 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to pay with a credit card, just let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a card.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

Click on any image to open the gallery for enlarged views of all the pictures.  Note: the box pictured here was sold, but I have an identical box that can be fitted out in similar style.

A Four Pen Box for Esterbrooks and Other Smaller Pens

Open with lid aside

Eiroa makes really nice boxes in a variety of sizes.  This one is about their smallest, measuring just 6″ by 4 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ deep on the outside.  It has an unusual lift-off lid.

Inside, it is just large enough for four pens measuring up to 5 1/8″ long – think Esterbrooks for sure, and a number of other pens that you may not have thought of as “small.”  See the picture below with pens in the box – one of them is a Sheaffer Triumph Sentinel, and it fits in nicely.

I have stained the inside of the box with a dark walnut stain to make it compatible with the dark colored exterior.  The inside of the lid, the bottom of the interior, and the four pen slots are all lined with burgundy microsuede cloth to cradle your pens.

The Eiroa Four Pen Box is priced at just $30 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

Be sure to check out my other posts for boxes for smaller pens.  The Davidoff 25th Anniversary box for five smaller pens.

I accept payment via PayPal to BamaPen@jehubbard.com.  I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

Desktop Box for Five Esterbrook or Other Smaller Pens

25th Anniversary closed

This is a 25th Anniversary Robusto Gordo box from Davidoff of Geneva, repurposed into a beautiful jewel box for five smaller pens.  It would look great sitting on a desk, holding pens at the ready.

The box is white with a gold lid and gold logos.  I have added a tasteful gold trim on the inside edges and fitted the box with a black microsuede lining to match the velvety black lining of the lid.

Each of the five individual pen slots is lined with the same soft black microsuede to protect and separate your pens.  The pens can be up to 5 1/8″ long, which will include all Esterbrooks plus many other pens.

The box measures just 5 5/8″ by 5″ by 2 1/4″ deep.  The lid has a magnetic closure.

The Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary Five Pen Box is priced at just $35 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your location or ZIP code for a mailing cost quote.

Be sure to check out my other posts on boxes for smaller pens. The Eiroa Four Pen Box

I accept payment via PayPal.  I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

Perdomo Reserve Petit Corona – Single Pen Display or Multiple Pen Storage

The Perdomo Reserve Petit Corona finished in gloss black with silver logo imprint.  It is quite small, measuring 7 1/2″ wide by 5 1/4″ front to back by 1 1/4″ deep.

This box is available in two configurations:

1. Single Pen Display

2. Five Pen Storage Box

Single Pen Display – I can fit it with a single pen display tray in your choice of suede cloth colors. See the home page for a picture of the available colors of suede cloth.

Five Pen Storage Box – I can fit it with a velvety flocked pen tray with individual compartments to hold five pens.  Pen tray material is available in the following colors: Red, Burgundy, Hunter Green, Royal Blue, Beige, Grey,  and White

In any configuration, the lid is secured with a rare earth magnet and the bottom is covered with soft foam (black, of course) to prevent scratching of your desk or table top.

Price in either configuration: $25 USD plus shipping.  One available.  Email me if you are interested…include your location for a shipping quote.

The picture above shows a Sheaffer Lifetime Balance for size comparison.