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Museum 30th Birthday wooden box!

07/04/2011

Museum 30th Birthday wooden box!

To mark the occasion of their 30th birthday this year the Pencil Museum has created a special commemorative wooden box featuring a collection of all the stunning Derwent pencils from yesterday and today!

To mark the occasion of their 30th birthday this year the Pencil Museum has created a special commemorative wooden box featuring a collection of all the stunning Derwent pencils from yesterday and today!

A limited edition of 30 boxes, one for each year, has been created containing over 150 pencils drawn from Derwent’s unique, innovative and classic ranges including Derwent Artists, the first Derwent colour pencil created in 1938, the iconic Derwent Graphic Pencil with its distinctive orange band and Derwent Inktense a unique ink-like pencil formulated in the pencil factory laboratories in Keswick.

The 30th Birthday Collection box also marks one of the more intriguing events in the history of the Cumberland Pencil Company – the top secret manufacture of the WWII pilots’ pencil, complete with map and compass! The box contains a wall plaque featuring a portrait by Welsh artist Andrew
Read of an RAF pilot, a WWII pencil and map set against a back drop of the iconic Spitfire airplane.

The Derwent pencils featured in the 30th Birthday Collection box are complemented by a range of drawing accessories and commemorative items including erasers, sharpeners, a classic A4 sketch book featuring a map of old Keswick and a wooden pencil pot to hold all your favourite pencils!

Each Birthday Collection box comes complete with an individually numbered plaque on the lid and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by David Sharrock, Managing Director of the Cumberland Pencil Company, makers of Derwent fine art pencils.

The Birthday Collection boxes will be available to purchase, price £599.99 RRP, at the special 2-day birthday celebrations being held at the museum on 29th & 30th May.

Boxes can be pre-ordered by calling the Pencil Museum on 017687 73626 and you can request a specific number from the limited edition, if it is still available. No. 1 has already gone! It will be on permanent display in the museum to mark yet another milestone in its history.

The museum, in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District, first opened its doors in 1981 to celebrate the art and history of pencil making. Today it welcomes over 80,000 visitors a year to view its unique exhibits including the World’s Longest
Colour Pencil which measures over 25 feet!