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Posted 29 December 2017 - 18:34

Interesting to note is that the H-200x and H-300x series was originally sold with a nice hard plastic PILOT presentation box and a folded paper manual.  You very rarely see these appear, as such things tend to end up lost or thrown away over the years.  Well, one finally appeared with box+papers and I was set to bid a 75% premium over the going rate of the pencil alone (in very good condition but without sticker)... However, my plans were foiled by a fairly recent YJP bidder who has appeared on the scene, scooping up rare and collectible mechanical pencils (I've spotted their ID winning a number of them in recent months).  Unfortunately this one caught their eye.  We had a bid war to the end and they won.  I just wasn't willing to shell out nearly double the cost of the usual closing price for this H-2005 model.  I saw them pick up an original PILOT Automatic 0.5mm pencil NOS for 80,000 JPY, so it's hard to compete with that kind of bidding power.   :angry:

 

So here it is.  A rare treat to see!

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