I got these NFL Team Pencils by Faber Castell at Williamsburg flea market for $7.
Now, in case you’re not American or a sports fan, just to clarify, NFL is the National Football League (American football that is, not PROPER football).
As with the dip pens, I’m not sure when they’re from, but judging by other similar sets on eBay, I think they’re late 70s/early 80s. Definitely before 1985 anyway, as the price tag says they were bought from Jefferson Ward, which a little googling told me was a Florida based department store, which closed down in 1985.
My set is missing 4 pencils, and I have no idea which ones are missing, which is a shame… But it’s a pretty cool set nonetheless, don’t you think?
I really like how the metallic ones have faded in the sun:
The other thing that intrigues me is the initials which are embossed into the tips of the pencils, AA, etc.. I wondered if they were who made the pencil? Or checked them in the factory? Does anyone know what they could be?