SOLD: Pen Tray for Eight Pens

20171208_140026_resizedHere’s a pen display tray that will hold eight pens.

The tray measures 8 3/8 inches by 6 1/2 inches and holds eight pens in individual Hunter Green velour-flocked compartments, with each pen being up to 5 5/8 inches long. The inside edges are also lined with matching green soft felt, and the bottom of the tray is covered with a slightly firmer variety of felt.

This eight pen display tray is priced at $30 plus actual mailing costSOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your location or ZIP Code for a firm mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to pay with a credit card, let me know and I will email an invoice that can be paid that way.

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

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Dramatic Black Six Pen Box

LFD Oscuro closedThe LFD Oscuro exterior is finished in matte black with gold logo, and that theme continued inside with a black velvety lining with gold logo inside the lid. To convert it to a pen box, I have blackened all other interior surfaces and fitted a six pen black velour flocked pen tray.  Dramatic…yes!

The six pens rest in individual full-length black velour compartments, each measuring 7 1/4 inches long.  The pens will touch nothing but the lining of their compartments for good protection. The bottom of the box is covered with a 2mm thick foam pad to inhibit sliding and protect your surfaces.  A gold-toned latch secures the cover shut.

The box measures 6 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches front to back and 1 1/2 inches thick.

The LFD Oscuro Six Pen Box is priced at $35 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com for a firm mailing cost quote.  Be sure to include your location or ZIP Code.

I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to pay with a credit card, let me know and I will email an invoice that can be paid that way.

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

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Twelve Pen Tray

Twelve Pen tray with pensUnlike most of my products, this is an open display tray.  The tray holds twelve pens, each up to 6 1/2 inches long, in individual compartments.

After sanding and smoothing with 0000 steel wool, I stained and varnished all the wood pieces, bottom, sides insides, and dividers, with Minwax “Gunstock” stain and Minwax Satin Polyurethane varnish. Next, I lined the bottom, sides and dividers with hunter green 100% wool baize – this is the stuff that is used to cover billiard tables. That took some time, with 49 pieces of baize to cut to shape and affix to the wood surfaces!

The result is a tray that will hold your pens safely, never touching anything but the baize lining, yet allow you to display them on your desk or table.  The tray measures 11 1/2 inches by 7 inches.

The Twelve Pen Baize-lined Tray is priced at $45 plus actual mailing cost.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your location or ZIP Code for a firm mailing cost quote.

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

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

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9 Pen Box – Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2014

Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2014 closedDavidoff has offered their Limited Art Editions each year for the past several years.  This is the 2014 version, featuring an abstract image intended to evoke a tobacco leaf.  The remainder of the box is finished in glossy white.

Inside, I have stained the unfinished wood surfaces and lined the box with burgundy microsuede cloth to coordinate with the artwork.  The bottom of the box is factory finished with a felt-like material.

There are nine individual saddle-style pen compartments, each lined with the same burgundy microsuede and trimmed in gloss white to carry out the color scheme of the exterior.  Each pen compartment holds your pens completely separated and only touching the microsuede cloth lining.  Each pen can be up to six inches long.

The box measures 9 1/2 inches by 7 inches by 1 3/4 inches.

The 9 Pen Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2014 is priced at $50 plus mailing.  I can mail this box anywhere in the US via Priority Mail for $9.50. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com for questions or to place an order.

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

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SOLD: 10 Pen Dunhill “Signed Range”

Dunhill Signed Range closedThe Dunhill “Signed Range” boxes are attractive and well-made.  This one is finished in a deep burgundy stain, with a small inlaid label on the lid.  Inside, I’ve used burgundy microsuede cloth to line the pen slots, and on the bottom I’ve added a 2mm thick foam pad to inhibit sliding and avoid scratching your surfaces.

The box will hold ten pens, each up to six inches long, with low wooden dividers between the individual slots.  Microsuede lining around the inside of the box further protects your pens.

The box measures 9 inches by 7 inches by 1 1/2 inches.

The Dunhill 10 Pen Box is priced at $50 plus mailingSOLD Mailing cost to any location in the US by Priority Mail is $9.50.  If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com to ask questions or place an order.

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

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Vintage Conklin Store Display Restoration

Conklin Store Display front viewI bought a very early, perhaps 1905-1910 vintage, Conklin countertop store display case, in pieces.  Fortunately all the pieces were there and none were badly damaged.  I decided to restore it to proper use, but not to attempt to refinish wood or replace cloth unless it were absolutely necessary.

I found that the key to the original lock on the back door must have been lost decades ago, because the door was now held closed by a large nail inserted from the side through a hold drilled in the frame and into the door.  I took the door to a locksmith, who made a key for me.  I plan to attach that key securely so that it will not be separated from the display again.

I disassembled and re-glued the frame that surrounds the door and also the frame of one of the two pen trays.  I decided against refinishing any of the wood, as it was in quite good condition.  I did clean it thoroughly, though, as it had accumulated the grime of the ages.

After studying how glass panels were glued in the old days, I cleaned the edges of the glass and glued new baize strips to them.  Originally, hide glue would have been used, along with good felt, but I decided to go with a modern cement for glass, keeping the felt/baize strips for proper appearance.  The wooden strips that support the two pen trays were glued to the inside of the glass, and I had to re-glue them as well.

Once all the preliminaries were done, I began to glue the glass panels to the wooden frame.  Finding ways to clamp them in place while the glue set was a challenge, but a pair of soft-jawed bar clamps really got the job done.  The two side panels went on first, then the front pane.  Finally, the top panel was glued to the top of the frame and the other three panels.

After a day for the glue to set, I slipped the two pen trays into the case and all was done.  I have a small collection of Conklin Crescent Filler fountain pens, the very ones that would have been displayed in this case, so I placed them in the top tray and filled the bottom tray with an assortment of other pens.

I’m quite pleased with the results. Click on any image to open the gallery for larger views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boxes for Consideration

The boxes pictured here are not on my For Sale page because they are not finished and I may not be able to get to them before Christmas.  If you are not trying to order a Christmas gift, though, please do feel free to ask about these for later delivery.

Acid Cigars “Kuba Deluxe” boxes.  The one in front in the picture is exactly as I get them, while the black one has been painted.  I can paint these most any color.  They hold 11 pens and have a view window in the lid.  The other pictures show a previously sold box that was painted burgundy.

 

I have nine of the Avo Uvezian “Dominant 13th” boxes.  These hold 11 pens and can sit on a shelf like books.

I have four of the CAO Criollo boxes that have four drawers. Each drawer can hold five pens, for a total of 20 pens in the box.  One picture shows the four unfinished and the others show one I sold recently.