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Old 24-05-20, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for that info, not the find I was thinking of but equally as interesting.

I may have read of the find in a bulletin of "The Soke Military Collectors Club" (based in Peterborough), an opened, partially filled box found in the loft of a cottage or farm house I think it was.

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Old 24-05-20, 08:51 AM
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I do remember a box of these tins being found a few years ago in mint state, I thought their contents were the handsome bullet pencils and there were subsequently a few on the market afterwards.
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Old 24-05-20, 08:58 AM
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Just looking at the link in post 14 and I think that is the one I remember as the tins in that box do appear to contain the Asprey pencils
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Old 24-05-20, 09:05 AM
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I've got one, the tin has a card that holds the pencil to stop it rattling about and damaging it, there's also a film, probably with the iwm that shows officer's at 3 or 4 tables with the tins on one tobacco or cigarettes on another and other items on last one or two, I can't rember where I saw it but it was a long time ago.
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"The box will finally be opened later this month by Lady Emma Kitchener at the Chalke Valley History Festival in Salisbury. A number of the tins will be auctioned off for 300 - 350 during the event - with the proceeds going to charity."
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Just looking at the link in post 14 and I think that is the one I remember as the tins in that box do appear to contain the Asprey pencils
Found a clip of Lady Kitchener opening the box and the tins definitely contained the 'bullet pencils'.

Lady Emma Kitchener opens Princess Mary Gift Boxes from WW1
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Old 24-05-20, 02:04 PM
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Trust Julian Fellows to be on hand, as a family member, but, the condition of the tins and the Asprey pencils is as good as you can ever hope to get.

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Found a clip of Lady Kitchener opening the box and the tins definitely contained the 'bullet pencils'.

Lady Emma Kitchener opens Princess Mary Gift Boxes from WW1
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