Ten Pen Box – Avo Uvezian “The Dominant 13th”

Dominant 13th open upright

This 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 provided positive closure.

I have rearranged the box to hold ten pens, each up to 8 inches long, and each in its own individual compartment.  The pen compartments are flocked with blue velvety material 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.

The USB drive contains his music and video.

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.

The Dominant 13th box is quite rare, so this may very well be the only one I am able to offer repurposed as a pen box.  You won’t see another one like this!

The Dominant 13th Ten Pen Box, complete with music on the USB drive, is priced at $100 plus shipping.  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 ship via USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.

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A Diamond Creek 1992 Wine Bottle Lamp

Here’s a lamp that incorporates a Diamond Creek ’92 Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon bottle (empty) and its original wooden container.  This was a 20th anniversary edition by Diamond Creek, and my wife and I enjoyed the wine years ago, but I just could not toss the attractive bottle and box.  Finally I realized that it could become the basis for an interesting lamp, and this is the result.

As pictured the lamp stands 26 1/2 inches tall and the footprint is 8 x 8 inches.

The black lampshade is optional.  I’ll be glad to sell the lamp without the shade so that you can add your shade of choice.

The Wine Bottle Lamp is priced at $100 plus shipping as shown with the shade, or $85 plus shipping without the shade.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your address or ZIP Code for a shipping cost quote.

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Six Pen Faux Book – “Double-Headed Eagle”

This six pen faux book will hold six pens at the ready and look great on your desk doing it.  The exterior of the “book” replicates the cover of a book from 1479 entitled The Double-Headed Eagle.  The “book” is constructed of wood with a cloth covering and has a magnetic closure.

Inside, I’ve closely matched the brown velvety lining of the “book” and added six pen slots.  The pen slots are lined with brown microsuede so that the pens never touch any other surface.

The faux book measures 10 inches by 6 1/2 inches by 2 inches.

The Six Pen Faux Book is priced at $37.50 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP code for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment via PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay securely with a credit or debit card.

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

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Five Pen Faux Book

This faux book will hold five pens – perhaps your current rotation – and look great on your desk.  The exterior of the “book” features a vintage postcard, complete with one cent stamp.  The “book” is constructed of wood with a cloth covering.

Inside, I’ve stuck with the dark burgundy theme of the postcard and added a ribbon stop for the lid and five pen slots.  The pen slots are lined with burgundy microsuede so that the pens never touch any other surface.

The faux book measures 10 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches by 2 inches.

I have three more very similar faux books available as well.

THIS BOX IS SOLD, BUT I HAVE MORE SIMILAR ONES THAT CAN BE FITTED FOR PENS.

The Five Pen Faux Book is priced at $35 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP code for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment via PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay securely with a credit or debit card.

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

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Unusual Eight Pen Box – LFD “La Nox”

La Nox closed

The LFD La Nox box is unusual to say the least – a circular box with two rare earth magnets to hold the lid in place.  In keeping with its name, an image of a crescent moon decorates the black lid.

La Nox measures 10 7/8 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches tall.  Inside, I have fitted a grey pen tray to match the night theme.  The tray has eight velvety flocked pen slots that keep the pens completely separate from one another.  Each slot is 6 1/4 inches long, which easily handles the MB 149 in the pictures.

I have covered the entire bottom of the box with a 2mm thick foam pad to prevent slipping and marring of your surfaces.

The LFD La Nox Eight Pen Box is priced at $50 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location for a mailing cost quote.

I accept payment via PayPal or if you prefer, I can email an invoice which you can pay securely with a credit or debit card.

I mail at actual cost by USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

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Desktop Box for Five Pens

Black desktop box closed

Here’s a nice gift for someone, perfect for keeping a daily rotation of five pens handy on their desk (or yours).  The curved front and lid add elegant style to the box, and when opened, I’ve continued the black exterior theme with black lining and pen slots.

The box measures just 6 1/4″ by5 1/2″ by 2 1/2″.

The five pen slots will accommodate pens up to 5 5/8″ long and the pens will only touch the black microsuede that lines each slot.

A 2mm thick foam pad covers the bottom of the box to keep it steady and prevent scuffs.

The Black Desktop Box for Five Pens is priced at just $35 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location for a mailing cost quote.

I mail via USPS Priority Mail domestically and via USPS International First Class Package internationally.  I accept payment via PayPal.

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War and Peace – the Pen is Mightier than the Sword

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Here’s a faux book just right to hold a rotation of pens on your desktop.

The front of the faux book is labeled War and Peace,Tolstoy, and bears a Russian emblem, all in faded gold, giving the book a very vintage look. The inside is lined in a dark burgundy velvety material and I have added three slots for pens, lined in almost matching microsuede.

The faux book will hold three pens up to 5 5/8″ long – almost enough for a MB 148.  The exterior dimensions are 7″ by 4″ by 2 1/4″.

The pictures tell the story…

The War and Peace faux book three pen holder is priced at $30 plus shipping cost.  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 estimate.

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