Tell me why stationery manufacturers of the past were this creative and dedicated to making things that were not only functional but also super desirably cute!
This is a vintage sharpener from the 1980s/1990s. It does not have a "barrel" for the pencil shavings so you have to hold it over a bin while you sharpen away.
It is a beautiful replica of a traditional fun fair carousel with a blue big top. When you sharpen your pencil, the merry-go-round actually TURNS round and round so the little miniature plastic animals also rotate away.
Please look at photos of the sharpener in my hand for a gauge of its size. It is an old product so the metal portion on the sharpener is a bit rusty. There is an old torn price tag on one side of the carousel. The plastic dome of the carousel has signs of wear and tear from storage and age but nothing major to spoil its beauty.
Please note shipping T&Cs:
> International mail from Singapore to the rest of the world takes anything from one week (when the postman is on steroids) to four weeks (when the postman has been kidnapped by aliens). If you are residing in Canada, please purchase only if you are okay with your parcel reaching you after four weeks or longer. I'm not sure why but my recent packages to Canada have mostly gone AWOL. :(
> Shipping costs include tracking (sorry, even for local mail to Singapore addresses as things do get lost!) and padded envelope/ box where applicable.
> I will always contact you to let you know that I have received your order and I'll follow up with you in most cases to check if you have received your purchase (unless I've been kidnapped by aliens too)
> If tracking information shows that your purchase has arrived in your country, I'm not able to offer a refund in most cases. This is because Singapore Post only offers tracking until the point the package reaches your country's mail processing HQ. From there on, I'm not able to locate where your package is as it travels around your country to reach your city/state/town. :)
> Please always message me first if there's anything amiss with your delivery or order. Thank you!