Sunday, November 22, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 109

A few weeks ago, Stuart sent in some photos of an interesting item he acquired on eBay...

(all photos courtesy of Stuart ~ to see super-zoomed-in versions of the images, left-click on a photo to enlarge it, then right-click & select "view image", then left-click again)


Stuart: "I just snagged something cool on eBay - a Sheaffer Student Handwriting Kit, from the late 50’sIt comes in an envelope with one of Sheaffer’s cartridge school pens of the time, a pack of Skripsert cartridges, and a guide to developing better handwriting. "


 "I think they sold for about $1.00- you sent the money and a coupon.  Not a bad value because the pens were actually priced at $2.95 and the ink cartridges at .49 cents! " 


 "This set has never been used - the cartridges are dried up but that’s not a problem - and the whole thing is in good shape.  I knew about these and was hoping to find a good complete one... It’s a cool item, and hard to find."


Some schools have dropped cursive handwriting from their curriculums, but this vintage Sheaffer Student Handwriting Kit is a reminder of how seriously it was taken back in those days. You don't see kits like this very often, so many thanks to Stuart for sharing his find with all of us!

~Wishing students, educators and support staff all the best as our province enters the latest phase of the COVID-19-related lockdown ~ Many thanks to front-line and essential workers everywhere who continue to provide essential services during this global pandemic ~ Stay safe, everyone!

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