SOLD: Space Box for Five Pens

space-box-closedI covered this box with some black/silver/gold paper in a swirling pattern. Looking at the finished exterior I was reminded of pictures of far-off galaxies taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, so I decided to continue the “space” theme inside.

I found a Hubble picture of a spiral galaxy, much like our own Milky Way might look from far away, and sized it to fit inside the lid.  Then, since much of space seems to be quite dark, I fitted a black pen tray and lined the box with black felt to represent the blackness of space.

Now if only I could find a music box mechanism to play the theme from 2001, a Space Odyssey it would be just perfect.

The box is long enough that in addition to holding five pens in individual flocked velvety slots – each up to 7 1/2 inches long – I was able to fit a small compartment at the right end to hold ink cartridges, paper clips, or whatever…

The bottom of the box is covered with black felt as well.

The box measures 10 inches by 5 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.

The Space Box for Five Pens is priced at $40 plus shipping. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for a mailing cost quote.

I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.  I take payment by PayPal or I can email an invoice to be paid by credit or debit card.

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SOLD: Inventory Reduction Sale – 5 Pen Boxes for $10 to $15

I don’t have enough space in my workshop for all the cigar boxes that are waiting for me to re-purpose them into pen boxes, so I’m offering a few at a rock-bottom price to make room for more.

I have four boxes by LFD that will hold five pens.  I’m offering them for the following prices:

All are on hold

One box – $15 plus shipping
Two boxes – $12.50 each plus shipping (that’s $25 plus shipping)
Three or four boxes – $10 each plus shipping (that’s $30 or $40 plus shipping)

Three of the boxes are LFD Tubos.  They look alike and all will hold five pens up to six inches long.  The logos are very slightly different, but other than that they are the same.

The other box is an LFD Chapter I.  Again, it holds five pens up to six inches long.  This one resembles a book.

As always, I’ve added foam pads on the bottom to protect your surfaces.

These boxes are quite light weight, so mailing cost should not be too high.

If you are interested in any (or all) of these boxes, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for a mailing cost quote.

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SOLD: Nine Pen Box – Spirit of Art

Spririt of Art closedThe Spirit of Art box by Cuba Rica does not celebrate art, but rather celebrates Art Kalasho, a good friend of the cigar maker.  Kalasho’s image is featured both on the lid in gold and inside the lid in black.  This is another box that I’ve not seen before – certainly not common – and I’ve tried to finish it as a pen box in accordance with its unusual nature.

The box originally was gleaming glossy white with gold logo on the exterior (even on the bottom), but completely bare wood on the inside.  To give the inside a somewhat more finished look, I painted the edges white to match the exterior, then transitioned to a beige theme to match the inside of the lid.

I fitted the box with a nine pen flocked velour tray in beige, with each pen held in its individual compartment, and allowing up to 6 3/8 inches of length per pen.

Since the bottom of the box is finished in the same gloss white as the top, I’ve used round 2mm foam feet to create a non-slip, non-marring support surface.

The box measures 8 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches x 1 1 /2 inches.

The Cuba Rica Spirit of Art Nine Pen Box is priced at $45 plus shipping. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: EP Carrillo 10 Pen Beauty

Dona Elena 10 closedHere’s a box that is definitely worthy of “beautiful” as a descriptor.  It’s a slightly smaller version of the EP Carrillo boxes that have proven very popular when I’ve converted them to pen boxes.  I’ve tried to complement the  outside’s striking glossy red stain by adding some attractive artwork inside the lid and a black velour flocked ten pen tray.

The EP Carrillo “Dona Elena 10” measures 10 inches by 8 inches by 1 5/8 inches and can hold 10 pens up to 7 1/4 inches long in their individual pen compartments.

I’ve added a 2mm thick foam pad on the bottom to prevent any marring of your desk or table surfaces.

The Perez Carrillo “Dona Elena 10” Ten Pen Box is priced at $50 plus shipping. SOLD 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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SOLD: An Elegant Nine Pen Box – Cuba Rica Limitada

Cuba Rica Limitada partially openThis Cuba Rica box is number 399 of a 500 piece limited edition, so you really aren’t likely to see another one like it. Unlike most of my boxes, this one has a lift-off lid.  It is uncommonly thin, just one inch, and is finished in satin black with a dark red logo on the lid.

Inside I have blackened all the surfaces, which were originally just unfinished wood, to maintain the satin black elegance.  I chose a red pen tray to carry the red of the logo to the inside.

The pen tray has nine velour-flocked individual slots, each holding a pen up to 6 1/4 inches long.

The box measures 10 inches by 7 1/2 inches by just one inch, and I’ve added 2mm foam pads on the bottom (black, of course).

The Cuba Rica Limitada Nine Pen Box is priced at $50 plus shipping. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: A Charming Eight Pen Box – Carrillo Edition Inaugural 2009

Carrillo Edition Inaugural 2009 closedThis is only the second third box of this type that I’ve encountered in five years of repurposing cigar boxes into pen boxes.  It seems to me that the folks at EP Carrillo Cigars really try extra hard to create beautiful boxes to showcase their cigars, which then yields a showcase for your pens when I’ve done my work.

The Carrillo Edition Inaugural 2009 is a compact box with a two-toned sculpted lid.  Inside, I’ve stained the formerly unfinished wood, then finished it with Minwax polyurethane satin varnish.  The gold ribbons were added to prevent the lid from opening too far.  I chose a tan pen tray to maintain the multi-tones of brown.

The pen tray has eight individual velour-flocked compartments.

PLEASE NOTE: The maximum pen length is 5 1/4 inches.

The box measures 9 inches by 6 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches and I’ve added a 2mm thick foam pad on the bottom to prevent sliding or scratching your surfaces.

NOTE: The box pictured here was sold, but I have an identical box which I have not yet worked on.  It can be finished similarly to this box, but you would have your choice of pen tray color: Beige (pictured), Black, Red, Burgundy, or Hunter Green.

The Carrillo Edition Inaugural 2009 Eight Pen Box is priced at $40 plus shipping. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for a mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: Six Pen Velour-Lined Desktop Box

 

VF Teal closedThis six pen box is unusual in several respects: First, it has a markedly horizontal feel because it is considerably wider than it is deep. Second, the lid splits in the center, opening toward the sides.  Third, the finish is composed of a deep blue background with gold, teal, brown, and copper marbling overlaid on it for a distinctly three-dimensional depth.  Each new lighting angle reveals a slightly different appearance.

Inside, the soft velour lining repeats the teal in the exterior marbling.  The insides of the lids and the surrounding edge of the box are stained red/brown, and the entire pen compartment is lined with soft teal velour.

The box measures 9 inches wide by 6 inches front to back and 1 1/2 inches deep.  HIdden embedded magnets secure the dual lids closed.

The Six Pen Velour-Lined Box is priced at $40 plus actual mailing cost. SOLD 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 mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package internationallly.  I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay securely with a credit or debit card.

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