I have for you today a vintage pencil advertisement that was in a paperback book published in 1938.
I’m assuming the vintage pencil advertisement was in the publication The Royal Academy Illustrated, because it’s a book with pages of art by various artists. The advert is for Royal Sovereign pencils and shows a sketch of just the hand of a person drawing a dog with a Royal Sovereign pencil.
This is the original scan:
This is my re-touched cleaner version:
This is the re-touched advert in black and white:
- In 1796 E. Wolff and Sons was founded.
- Around 1840, the source of natural graphite was exhausted and the price of graphite rose. Elias Wolff conceived the idea of mixing powdered graphite with clay.
- In 1803 the house of Arthur Johnson was established by the Cohen family, later known as B. S. Cohen.
- In 1920 the Royal Sovereign Pencil Company was formed by an amalgamation of two of the leading pencil manufacturers in England, B. S. Cohen and E. Wolff and Sons.
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