1953 Coronation Pencil from F Chambers

Latest Update: Added a link to more coronation pencils at Dave’s Mechanical Pencils.

What Is It?

An oversized pencil, made in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on June 2nd.

1953 Coronation Pencil - Souvenir of THE CORONATION YEAR 1953

History

It was made by F Chambers, now know as Chambers Pencils, at their factory in Stapeford, Nottinghamshire.

Acquisition

I just spotted it whilst looking around on eBay, put in a nice low bid, and nobody else ever bid on it.

Pictures

There isn’t a lot to say about a wooden pencil, especially one that’s not really intended for using, so we’ll just jump straight into the pics. Here’s the shiny gold presentation box it came in…

1953 Coronation Pencil - Box Closed

Opening the box shows the pencil, with its tip protected by a wad of cotton wool…

1953 Coronation Pencil - In Box

The pencil itself…

1953 Coronation Pencil - Souvenir of THE CORONATION YEAR 1953

1953 Coronation Pencil - F. CHAMBERS & CO. LTD

…includes a calendar for 1953, with the date of the coronation marked on it…

1953 Coronation Pencil - 1953 Calendar

The end – no eraser, just some shiny red and blue paint…

1953 Coronation Pencil - Top

Alongside some ordinary pencils for scale…

1953 Coronation Pencil - With Other Pencils

1953 Coronation Pencil - With Other Pencils - Points

Does it Work?

It’s not really meant to be used – it’s a bit on the big side – but it is a real pencil, and yes, it does work…

1953 Coronation Pencil - It Works!

Getting Your Own

I don’t know of any others of the same type, but you could always keep an eye on eBay – try a search for coronation pencil.

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2 thoughts on “1953 Coronation Pencil from F Chambers

  1. I have a souvenir pencil but it is not large size. it has made in England on it, has a gold top and a picture of the queen at the top. I’ve never seen another one.

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