Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Mars Staedtler Tin Pencil Boxes

    $15.00
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    These two vintage hinged Mars Staedtler tin pencil boxes were produced by the JS Staedtler Company in Germany over 50 years ago .  One box, measuring 7.125" long by 2" wide by 0.75" high, has a flat cover with a simple logo showing the helmeted god Mars in profile, a Greek key border design, a hatched background, and the words "Mars" and "Staedtler" in two different typefaces.  The cover has been printed in pale yellow, turquoise, navy blue, and gold. The sides and bottom of the box are gold with "Made in Germany" printed on the back of the lid.  The interior has a silver base on the bottom and a simplified version of the logo in turquoise and pale yellow.  This box is in good condition with one small dent on the cover and wear to the paint along the edges.   The second box, measuring 7.125" long by 2.125" wide by 0.875" high (at center), has a curved cover with another version of the Mars Staedtler logo.  This helmeted Mars in profile has more detailed features and subtle shading  "Mars J.S. Staedtler" appears in a ring around the logo.  The word "Mars" appears in the same typeface on either side of the logo.  The colors here are cream, navy blue, and gold.  The sides and bottom of the box are gold with a paper label marked "No 754 e'hard" on the side.  The interior has a silver base on the bottom and a navy blue banner with the J.S. Staedtler name and a crescent moon on a cream background on the top.  This box is in very good condition with minimal paint wear and superficial scuffing across the logo.  Both Mars Staedtler tin pencil boxes are empty.