Flea Market Finds #2: NFL Pencils by Faber Castell

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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). 

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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.

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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?
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I really like how the metallic ones have faded in the sun:
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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?

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