SOLD: Flying Pig Ten Pen Box with Matching Ink Box

Flying Pig closed with ink boxOnce again, Drew Estates has come up with a crazy name for their cigars – this time it is “Flying Pig.” It has the striking Rampant Lion on the lid, accompanied by an off-center decorative stripe. Inside the lid there is a typical Liga Privada label detailing the production of the cigars once contained here, along with the Rampant Lion in gold.

I have sanded and varnished the exterior and interior wood surfaces of the box, then fitted a red flocked velour pen tray that holds ten pens, each up to 5 3/4 inches long, in individual compartments. I also added gold ribbon lid stops so that the lid remains upright when open.  On the bottom, I applied my usual 2mm thick foam pad to reduce sliding and marring of your desk or table surfaces.

The Flying Pig measures 9 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches. The matching ink box has inside dimensions of 5 inches by 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches. Please use these dimensions to figure out how many of your ink bottles will fit.

The Flying Pig Ten Pen Box with Matching Ink Box is priced at $65 plus actual mailing costSOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide an accurate mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: El Centurion Nine Pen Box

El Centurion closedThis is an El Centurion by My Father Cigars box that I’ve repurposed into a box for nine pens.

The box has an attractive mid-tan exterior and a fancy gold and red logo lining the lid.

Inside, I have sanded and varnished the exposed wood, then fitted a red flocked velour pen tray (red to go with the red in the lining artwork). The result is a handsome box for your pens.

The box measures 9 1/4 by 7 by 2 inches and the pen tray will hold nine pens, each up to 6 inches long, in individual compartments. To give you an idea of the pens it will hold, I have pictured it with a Montblanc 149, which fits easily.

The El Centurion nine pen box is priced at just $35 plus actual mailing costSOLD

If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide an accurate mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: Macanudo Eight Pen Box

Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988 closedThis Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988 cigar box has been transformed into a rather elegant pen box.  It even has a wire prop to hold the lid open for display – this is original to the box.

I have carefully sanded and smoothed the interior surfaces (which were completly unfinished wood), then applied several coats of Minwax Satin Polyurethane Varnish, hand-rubbed between coats.  A handsome Hunter Green velour-flocked pen tray combines with the medium brown wood finish for a classic look. A 2mm thick foam pad covers the bottom of the box to inhibit sliding and protect your desk or table surface from marring.

The box measures 8 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches and holds eight pens, each up to 7 1/4 inches long.  The pens pictured include a Montblanc 149 so that you can see how well large pens fit in this box.

The Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection Eight Pen Box is priced at $45 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 firm mailing cost quote.

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

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

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SOLD: Pen and Ink Box Set

Velvet Rat and No 9 closedLiga Privada always gives their cigars fanciful names…this one is “Velvet Rat.”  But whatever its name, it is an attractive box for pens.  I am pairing it with another Liga Privada box, No. 9, to hold your ink bottles.

The Velvet Rat is finished inside with a Hunter Green pen tray that will hold seven pens, each up to seven inches long.  Both it and No. 9 have been sanded and varnished inside and out, and No. 9 has a green felt pad in the bottom to keep your ink bottles steady.  On the bottom of each box is a 2mm thick foam pad.

Velvet Rat measures 8 1/4 by 8 by 1 1/4 inches.  No. 9 measures 6 by 7 by 4 inches, and more importantly, inside it measures 5 1/8 by 6 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches.  You may want to arrange your ink bottles to see how they fit into this space.

The Velvet Rat and No. 9 pen and ink box pair are priced at $60 plus actual mailing cost. SOLD 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 I can email an invoice which you can pay with a 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: Small Box for Small Pens

Casa Magna Perfectos lid closed angle viewThis is a Casa Magna “Perfectos” box with a sliding lid and a view port in the lid.  It is a very small box and will hold five smaller pens.

The box measures just 4 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.  It will hold five pens in individual cradles, with each pen up to 5 inches long. The pens shown as examples in the pictures include a Sheaffer Tuckaway, two Esterbrook J, and a Sheaffer Crest pen and pencil set.

The exterior is finished in a red/brown with a rather bold gold logo on the lid.  I have stained the interior and then lined it and the pen cradles with soft burgundy felt, which is a good match for the exterior finish.  An oval port in the lid allows a partial view of the pens inside.

The Casa Magna “Perfectos” five small pen box is priced at just $25 plus actual mailing costSOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com for a mailing cost quote. Be sure to provide your ZIP Code or location.

I accept payment by PayPal or if you prefer to use a credit card, just let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a 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 Box – good price

Ashton Corona open with pensThis Ashton Corona box is well-made and has an attractive exterior. I have fitted out the inside to make it an appealing place for six of your pens.

I started by sanding and varnishing the interior bare wood surfaces, then lined the box with royal blue felt and fitted a matching flocked velour pen tray.  I added some artwork that features vintage postcards and a fountain pen.

The box will hold six pens, each up to 5 3/4 inches long.

The box measures 6 3/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches and I have fitted a 2mm thick foam pad to the bottom of the box to minimize sliding and to avoid scratching your desk or table top.

The Ashton Six Pen Box is priced at just $25 plus actual mailing costSOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location so that I can provide a firm mailing cost quote.

I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to use a card, I can email an invoice.

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SOLD: Esterbrook FJ Ballpoint – and It Works!

Esterbrook FJ ballpoint with original refill and adapterHere’s an Esterbrook FJ ballpoint that will match up nicely with your J, TJ, and SJ fountain pens. But there is one thing different about this pen – it works!

You know that every time you see an Esterbrook ballpoint for sale, the seller always says “does not write, needs new refill.”  And, you know that there is no new refill available that will work in these mid-1950s Esterbrook ballpoints.

The difference here is that I am offering the pen complete with its old non-working refill and a new adapter that lets you use a modern D1 (mini) refill that is readily available at your local office supply or online.  With this adapter, the FJ is restored to full click-action writing, just as it was intended.

Here’s what you get:

1 Esterbrook FJ ballpoint – black, cleaned up and polished
1 non-working vintage Esterbrook refill
1 Adapter that takes a D1 (mini) refill
1 D-1 refill to get you started – not just any D-1, this is a Uni Jetstream 0.7mm, the best D-1      on the market.

All this for just $50 plus actual mailing costSOLD

Interested? Email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location and I’ll give you a total.  I take payment by PayPal.

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