Flor de las Antillas – Five Pen Box

Flor de las Antillas Robustos closedThe Flor de las Antillas boxes are always popular, perhaps because they combine a definite “cigar” style with sturdy wood construction and a nice latch.  This is one of the smaller models, the Robusto, which has been repurposed to hold five pens.

The Robusto measures 9 inches by 6 inches by 1 3/4 inches.  Inside, I’ve stained and varnished bare wood surfaces and fitted a handsome Hunter Green velour-flocked pen tray that will hold five pens in individual compartments, each pen up to 8 inches long. Underneath, I’ve affixed a 2mm thick foam pad to inhibit sliding and protect your surfaces.

The Flor de las Antillas Robusto Five Pen Box is priced at just $35 plus actual 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.

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

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

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Carrillo La Historia Ten Pen Box

Carrillo La Historia closedHere’s another of the beautiful EP Carrillo boxes.  Outside, it is finished in a glossy red grained stain.  Inside, I’ve finished bare wood surfaces with black and added a striking piece of artwork. Then I added a burgundy velour-flocked pen tray that holds ten pens in individual compartments, with each pen up to 7 inches long.

This is a box that is a perfect compliment to your pens in any setting.

The box measures 10 inches by 8 inches by 1 3/4 inches and I have affixed a 2mm thick foam pad to the underside to protect your surfaces and inhibit sliding.

The EP Carrillo La Historia Ten Pen Box is priced at $50 plus actual 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.

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

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

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25 Pen Vertical Storage Box

Corina Eagles closedNOTE: The Corina Eagles featured in this post is now sold, but as you will see below, I do have a Webster Directors that is essentially identical that I can finish out almost identically.  See the note in the middle of the post below.

This is a vintage Corina Eagles cigar box, perhaps 40 years old, repurposed into vertical pen storage for 25 pens.  The box is made of Spanish Cedar, and has finger-jointed corners – very strong and attractive.

Before I started work on this box, it showed the wear and tear of the years, and even in finished form it maintains some of that vintage aura.  I first lightly sanded the entire outside with 220 sandpaper to remove stains and grime while avoiding damage to the imprints. I followed that with a smoothing using 0000 steel wool. Then, I applied three coats of satin varnish, hand-rubbing each one with 0000 steel wool to achieve a softly glowing finish.  That old wood really soaked up the first coat, but after that, the deep color of the cedar began to stand out.

I created an egg-crate grid using 1/32 inch aircraft plywood covered with Hunter Green felt, and I lined the inside of the box with the same felt. The bottom of the box now has a 2mm thick foam pad to keep it from sliding or scratching your surfaces. The grid supports 25 pens in individual compartments such that they can’t touch each other and only touch the felt. Each compartment is 3/4 inch square, so will hold quite large pens.

The finished box measures 5 inches square and 7 inches tall. It will make a lovely and interesting addition to any desk or bookshelf.

THE BOX PICTURED HERE IS SOLD, BUT I HAVE A SIMILAR BOX THAT I CAN FINISH FOR YOU.

I have a Webster Directors box that is the same size and very similar design to the Corina Eagles.  I can finish it out like the Corina  pictured in the gallery at the end of this post.  Here is a picture of three different vertical boxes.  The El Producto on the left is a finished box, while the Webster in the center and the Corina on the right are unfinished.  Hopefully this will give you an idea of the Webster that I have on hand.  The price remains the same.

El Producto Corina Webster

The Corina Eagles 25 pen box is priced at $65 plus actual shipping cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.

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

I mail by USPS Priority Mail inside the US and by International First Class Package outside the US.

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Five Pen Box – Avo Uvezian Small Corona

Here’s a pretty box from Avo Uvezian, very well made with finger jointed corners and a good blonde finish on the exterior.  I’ve stained and varnished the interior and added a five pen tray to hold your pens.  Ideal for a desktop box to hold your daily rotation.

The box measures 7 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches deep.  It will hold five pens, each in an individual soft flocked compartment, up to 6 1/4 inches long.

As usual, I’ve covered the bottom of the box with a soft 2mm foam pad to prevent marring of surfaces.

The Avo Uvezian Small Corona Five Pen Box is priced at $35 plus actual mailing cost.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal, or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit card.

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

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Boxes Custom Made for You – Choices!

I’ve had so many orders lately that I’ve not had time to fix boxes to post here.  I can see a little breather coming up soon, so here is a selection of unfinished boxes that you can have completed to your specifications.  First come, first served on these!

If any of these boxes interests you, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your location or ZIP Code.  We can work out pen tray colors, etc.

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SOLD: Davidoff Year of the Rooster: This year’s Chinese Zodiac box.  10 pens, 2 in each of the radial openings.

Avo Uvezian Dominant 13th: Looks like a music book. 10 or 11 pens. More than one available.  Click here to see a previously-sold example.

BOTH SOLD: Jose Sijas: Two very similar boxes covered in dark red leather.  Three removable trays. 15-18 pens.  Click here to see a previously-sold, but smaller version.

SOLD: Padron 50th Anniversary: Not likely to find another like this!  A really long box!  Holds 20-21 pens.

SOLD: Gurkha Humidor: A stunning humidor, still in the original packaging.  Holds 18-20 pens.

CLAIMED: Delacriox Humidor: Artwork by Michel Delacroix.  Working lock with key.  Quite deep, I will probably make some removable trays.  Capacity?

SOLD: LFD Double Ligero Oscuro Natural: A limited edition box. Holds 10 very long pens (desk pens, dip pens, etc.) between wooden dividers. I usually stain this box with Minwax “Gunstock” stain, or even Red Mahogany or Dark Walnut.  Click here to see a previously-sold example.

Prensado: A well-made box, black with gold trim.  Holds 9 pens.  Click here to see a previously-sold example.

SOLD: Davidoff Churchill: A gleaming white box boasting a profile of the man himself.  6 or 10 pens, depending on configuration.  Click here and here to see similar previously-sold examples.

Carrillo Oscuro: A really nice black box with gold trim.  Holds 9-10 pens.

 

Two Pen Carrying Case

Two Pen Box open with pensThis box is typical of those sold by Penn State Industries and other suppliers of materials to pen turners.  It is rosewood colored (actual wood unknown) and measures 6 3/4″ long by 2 1/8″ wide by 7/8″ thick with rounded ends, sides, and corners.  It is fitted with nice hidden hinges and would give outstanding protection as a carrying case for two pens.

Inside there are two routed pen slots, each 5 7/8″ long and just over 1/2″ diameter.  The interior is finished exactly the same as the exterior.

This type of box is sold with no lining in the pen slots.  I acquired this one in a lot of pen-related items but I do not like for my pens to rest directly on wood, so I lined the slots with soft burgundy felt for protection.

Because of the diameter of the slots, this carrying case will not handle large diameter pens, but it will accommodate the vast majority.  The pens pictured are two Sheaffer pens from the 1940s, a Lifetime Triumph and a Lifetime Vigilant (military clip) and as you can see, they fit nicely.

The Two Pen Carrying Case with added soft felt lining is priced at just $17.50 plus actual mailing cost.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a firm mailing cost quote.

I mail by Priority Mail in the USA and by International First Class Package outside the USA.  I accept payment by PayPal or, if you request it, I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit card.

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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.