All of the GvFC pens have come with very nice boxes designed to double as a three pen rest or desk display case.
Over the years I acquired several Graf von Faber Castell pens and unfortunately either lost some of the boxes or in at least one case bought a used pen that did not come with a case. Since the boxes I had could accomodate three pens each I didn't much worry about it.
Little did I know how wrong that would be.
It was worse than a cross country drive with a passel of kids sitting in the back seat of a '67 Mustang. There was a constant chorus of "it's my turn to have the outside slot!" "They are smushing me; make them stop!" I can't see anything from back here!". It never stopped.
And then there were the sleeping bags. Graf von Faber Castell fountain pens come with a really nice canvas draw string bag to keep the pen comfy and protected but since I seemed to have lost a couple of them I was always at least one sleeping bag short and so it was "He got the sleeping bag last time! It's my turn!" .
Eventually I could stand it no more and began looking for a couple more boxes. On the off chance I went to the US Faber Castell customer support page and asked if they could sell me some replacement boxes, one for the Terra Cotta Intuition (they came in a nice fold over gift box like the one the Guilloché came in) and one for the Ebony Classic Anello (a hinged wood box).
The next day I got an email from Faber Castell US saying they did not sell replacement boxes.....
they were sending me two boxes by UPS, a dark brown wood gift box for the Ebony Anello and a fold over gift box for the Intuition.
In a couple days the Brown Truck showed up with the new boxes and each box also had a new sleeping bag and everyone got their own bed and their own sleeping bag and peace reigned.
Then, last night, it began.
"Why can't I have a new bed?"
"Why do I have to sleep in this old sleeping bag?"
"I get scared when I'm all alone. Can I sleep with Grenadilla?"