SOLD: Pen and Ink Pair

Jaime Garcia Toro and Gordo

This pair of Jaime Garcia boxes is an excellent combination for your pens and ink bottles.  The boxes match nicely in exterior finish, with rounded corners featuring finger jointed construction for long life.

The Toro, for pens, measures 9 1/4″ by 7″ by 2″ and holds nine pens, each up to 6 3/16″ long.

Inside, I have varnished surfaces for a smooth finish and added a black, velvety flocked pen tray with nine individual slots for your pens.  Each slot is nearly 1/2″ deep and 3/4″ wide, easily accommodating very large pens.  The velvety flocking gives the pens a soft surface for protection.

The Gordo, for ink, measures 8″ by 6 3/4″ by 3 3/4″ outside and the ink compartment, lined with a black felt bottom, measures 7 1/8″ by 5 7/8″ by 3 1/8″ deep.  Please measure your ink bottles to be certain that they will fit.  As with the Toro, I have varnished the interior surfaces.

I’ve added a 2mm foam pad on the bottom of the boxes to protect your surfaces and prevent sliding.

The Jaime Garcia Toro and Gordo are offered for sale as a pair for $60 plus shipping  SOLD.  If you are interested, please email me at and be certain to include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

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

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SOLD: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro – Available for late August delivery

Jaime Garcia presents his best cigars in some beautiful boxes.  This is another limited edition, the Reserva Especial Toro.  The exterior is a light cream color with electric blue logo imprint on the lid.  Inside, I have stained the exposed wood surfaces to complement the colors in the beautiful logo that appears on the inside of the lid.

Each of the eight pen compartments is lined with microsuede cloth to carefully protect eight of your best fountain pens.

The box is made like a fine jewelry box and includes brass quadrant style hinges.  A soft pad on the bottom protects your desk or tabletop from scratching.

The box pictured here is one I sold some time ago, but I have recently gotten one more.  You will have your choice of interior lining colors on the new box.  I will be able to deliver by the end of August.

The Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro is priced at $85 plus shippingSOLD Please email me with your location if you are interested so that I can provide a shipping cost.

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SOLD: Several Upcoming Pen Boxes

Partagas crystal partly open

Partagas crystal partly open

I have a substantial inventory of cigar boxes in my workshop – more than I can possibly repurpose into pen boxes in a short time.  So, I have picked out several boxes that I believe will be interesting and am posting them all here so that you can see what is coming soon.

If you see a box that interests you, please click here to email me and include your location or ZIP code so that I can work out finishing details with you and give you a total cost including shipping.  Once we have agreed on the details, I will add you right after the half-dozen boxes currently in the queue.

All the boxes are pictured in the gallery below.  Please click on any image to enlarge it for view.

  • Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial: measures 9 1/2″ by 8″ by 3″ and will hold 8 pens.  I have added two pictures of a previous box of this same type.  It was stained on the inside and lined with a rich gold patterned suede cloth.  $75 plus shipping.  
  • Eiroa: measures 8 1/2″ by 6″ by 2 1/2″ and will hold 5 pens.  Could be double decked to hold 10 pens.  $35 single decked, $45 double decked, plus shipping. SOLD
  • Gurkha Royal Challenge: measures 8 1/2″ by 7″ by 2 3/4″ and will hold 9 pens.  Has a black “leather” exterior and a substantial latch.  Can be set up as a travel pen case.  $40 plus shipping, $5 extra for elastic travel loops.  SOLD
  • Partagas Crystal: measures 11 1/2″ by 6 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ and will hold 12 pens up to 6 1/4″ long.  Display box, has a see-through sliding lid, shown partially open in one picture.  See-through lid is etched with Partagas logo, but has a clear strip down the entire length.  Lid could be swapped for a clear lid with no etching.  $45 plus shipping.  $5 extra to swap lid.  SOLD
  • Montecristo Espada: measures 9 3/4″ by 8″ by 1 1/2″ and will hold 9 pens up to 6 3/4″ long.  Lid is covered with a distressed leather and has images of a Spanish style sword in gold and black.  This is a limited edition box and won’t be found often.  $45 plus shipping. SOLD

ALL SOLD: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition

I acquired this cream-colored double-tray Jaime Garcia box some time ago, but customer orders have kept me so busy that I’ve not had time to finish it until now.  The exterior is a beautiful glossy cream with royal blue lettering, but the interior was completely unfinished, raw wood.  It originally held sixteen cigars in individual glass tubes, but I could see sixteen fountain pens nestled into individual suede cloth lined compartments.

I completely disassembled the box, sanded every surface on the inside and the trays, and painted the interior to match the outside.  I added ends to the trays (there were none originally) to keep pens from sliding out accidentally, and I added gold lift ribbons to the bottom tray to facilitate lifting it out of the box.

For lining, I chose royal blue suede cloth, and I hand fitted the lining to each of the sixteen compartments.  The same cloth is on the bottom of each tray.  The underside of the box is covered with black felt for a non-marring finish.

My favorite cigar shop has some more of these boxes, and if I get my hands on one I’ll offer it for sale, but this one is going to store my own pens…for now.

Price: SOLD $75 plus shipping.

The cigar shops tell me that there won’t be any more of these boxes…ever.