This item is sold out at the moment.

WOODEN PENCIL BOX + Assorted Pencils in Case Sliding Top with Thumb Indent 8 Sections Inside Vintage Desk Item English Schoolboy Mid 1900's

Sold by OnceUpnTym
+ $7.00 shipping
+ $7.00 shipping


Item details

Up for sale is a very appealing English school child's vintage wooden pencil box or case from the mid 1900's. It has a sliding lid with a thumb indent for easy opening and closing, and 8 elliptical sections ~ 6 long and 2 short ~ inside for pencils, pens, lead, etc. There are assorted colored pencils and short crayons inside. On the top is the name of the boy who owned this case: Fred Alderson and his initials generously written in ink elsewhere on the top and bottom of the lid. The wood has a mellow butterscotch color and aged patina. This is a lovely remnant of bygone days way before the computer and calculator.

Size: 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3/4"
Condition: good, no cracks or breaks; signed by owner in ink on top, inside, and bottom of lid; ink on inside of the lid as shown

We ship INTERNATIONALLY. Please convo for rates if your country is not listed. Please convo any questions. Thank you for visiting the shop..

No reviews yet

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

Shipping is primarily by the United States Postal Service, and occasionally by Fed Ex. In order to minimize costs, USPS Standard Mail, First Class Mail, or Priority Flat Rate are most commonly used unless the customer requests otherwise. Your purchase will be carefully wrapped and shipped within 1-2 business days of payment. You will receive notification and a tracking number on the day of shipment.

We are happy to ship INTERNATIONALLY. Just convo us for shipping rates.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any and all customs and/or vat fees charged by the country the item it shipped to. Any item returned to the seller because of unpaid customs fees will be shipped again, but a second shipping fee will be charged plus a small service fee to cover the additional time necessary to re-send the item.


Payment can be made through Paypal, Credit Card, Etsy Gift Card, or United States Postal Service (USPS) Money Order. No personal checks, please. Payment is expected at the time of purchase unless layaway arrangements have been made.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
All sales are final except if the item is not as described. We go to great lengths to fully describe and accurately photograph each item. Please review the descriptions and photos carefully, and feel free to convo any questions you might have. If you are displeased with your purchase, although it is as described, you may request a return. There is a 10% restocking fee, which is deducted from your refund. All shipping costs are borne by the buyer..

Additional policies

Mutually agreeable layaway terms can be arranged to accommodate your budget.

Any and all customs fees, tariffs, and taxes are to be paid by the buyer. If the customs fee is not paid and the item is returned to onceupntym, we will ship it once more at the original shipping fee (unless postal fees have increased) adding a small service fee to the shipping charge. Alternatively, you may elect to request a refund, in which case the original purchase price will be refunded less a 10% restocking fee to cover the time and cost of relisting the item.