Chef’s Special – Nine Pen Box

Davidoff Chefs Edition logoHere’s one I’ve not seen before: a Davidoff “The Chef’s Edition” box.  With a blonde finish and finger-jointed corners, it is an attractive and strong box.  The logo on the lid is quite tasteful, with a chef’s hat in gold.

I could not resist the connection, so I added somewhat whimsical artwork about a Cafe that could be anywhere, but looks a bit French to me.  In keeping with the overall color of the box and artwork, I fitted a beige velvety flocked pen tray.

The box measures 9 1/4 inches by 7 inches by 1 1/2 inches.  I have added a 2mm thick foam pad on the bottom to protect your surfaces.

The nine pen tray is velvety flocked and keeps pens completely separated from their neighbors.  Each pen can be up to 6 1/4 inches long.

The Davidoff Chef’s Edition nine pen box is priced at $40 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 a firm mailing price quote.

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

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

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Eight Pen Box – Montecristo White Series

Montecristo Vintage Connecticut openThe Montecristo White Series boxes are always very well made and nicely finished.  This particular one is the “Vintage Connecticut” version and features a red Connecticut tobacco barn on the lid, with that image repeated inside the lid, but with an unpainted barn.

I took my cue from the two barns, using Minwax “Gunstock” stain on the bare wood inside the box, picking up the color of the inside barn, and fitting a red velvety flocked pen tray to reflect the red barn and 100% Connecticut Shade Wrapper label.

The box has attractive quadrant (think jewelry box) type hinges and the bottom is covered with a velvety pad.  It measures 8 3/4 inches wide, 7 inches front to back, and 1 3/4 inches deep.

Each of the eight pen slots is separated from the adjacent ones, so your pens touch nothing but the velvety covering.  The slots accommodate pens up to six inches long.

The Montecristo “Vintage Connecticut” eight pen box is priced at $40 plus actual mailing cost.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for a firm 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 (or your PayPal balance).

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

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A Bargain 8 Pen Box – SOLD but I can make another one!

20170726_133651_resizedThis Macanudo Prince Philip box looks like a classic cigar box – and it is, complete with the cigar style trim around the corners.  Its lid is finished in a handsome brown with a distinctive Macanudo logo.  Inside, I’ve added my typical flocked pen tray that holds your pens in individual compartments.  On the bottom, I’ve affixed four foam feet for a firm stance on your table or desk.

The box measures 8 x 8 x 1 1/4 inches.  Inside, the pen tray holds eight pens, each up to 7 3/8 inches long, in their individual compartments.

I’ve priced this Macanudo Prince Philip 8 Pen Box at the low price of only $25 plus actual mailing cost. This one is sold, but I can make another like it.  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 USPS Priority Mail inside the USA and by USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

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

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Glossy Black Ten Pen Box

GTO Don Emilio closedThis GTO Don Emilio Edicion Limitada box is finished in gloss black with a gold logo.  Inside the lid, the same theme is repeated in velvety cloth.  I have blackened the inside surfaces, which were bare wood, and added a ten pen tray flocked in soft beige.  On the bottom I’ve added foam feet for a secure stance.

The GTO box measures 10 5/8 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches and will hold ten pens, each up to 6 1/2 inches long, and each in its individual compartment.

This is a very good-looking box that gives good capacity at a good price.

The GTO Don Emilio Ten Pen Box is priced at $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 firm mailing cost quote.

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

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

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Vintage El Producto 25 Pen Box – Unexpected Interest

El Producto Queens July 2017I have found another of the 50 year old El Producto “Queens” cigar boxes and it is ready for you to choose the lining color.  These boxes will hold 25 pens stored vertically, with each pen in its individual felt-lined compartment.

The box is made of Spanish Cedar and has finger-jointed corners – very well made.  I add an “egg crate” grid inside and line the internal walls and every face in the grid with felt to protect your pens.  I also cover the bottom of the box with 2mm thick foam to keep it from sliding or scratching your desk or table. It measures 4 1/2 inches square and 7 inches tall.

These boxes originally are completely unfinished wood and frequently have stains and dirt accumulated over the years.  I use 0000 steel wool to clean and smooth the wood while minimizing damage to the old logos.  I then apply three coats of polyurethane varnish, hand rubbing each coat with 0000 steel wool for a smooth satin finish.

This box is complete except for choosing the lining color.  You can have red or Hunter Green – your choice.  The pictures below show this box both closed and with its angled lid slightly open, plus two previously sold boxes with red and green linings.

The El Producto Queens 25 Pen Box is priced at $55 plus actual mailing cost. Due to an unexpected number of inquiries, I have had difficulty finding enough El Producto boxes to meet demand.  If you want to be placed on a wait list, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a firm mailing cost quote.

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

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

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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.