This 1920's writing desk set is made from bakelite. Bakelite is an early form of hard plastic developed by Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907.
Origin: United States
This set is almost 100 years old with color fading and wear and tear from age. Please see pictures carefully before purchase. Due to the nature of this product, I cannot accept returns or refunds for this item.
Straight holder fitted with a detachable oblique brass bullock metal flange. Pen functions as both straight and oblique holder. Neck Grip - 3/8 inch (10mm) ; Length - 6.75 inches
Wax Seal - 20mm diameter; blank for customization.
Php3,500 or USD87.50
With Wax Seal Custom Engraving
Wax seal customization lead time 21 business days
Php4,500 or USD112.50
1. Your own design on the seal. Please follow these artwork specifications:
Black and White Line Art (black areas will be engraved
Black is raised part ; White is flat part
6X6" Printable file (300dpi Minimum size)
No shadings or color
No 3-dimensional art
File format: .ai, .eps, .pdf preferred or jpeg. No Word files please.
We can't make photographic designs, only vector designs
Please email your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the order number.
2. Choose a letter from the exemplars of Patrick Cabral (@darkgravity), Dr. Gail Madalag (@the_md_writes), Carl Chua (@carligraphy), and Katia Naval (@katianaval).
Please indicate at checkout the exemplar and letter of your choice for the seal.
Purchase together with wax beads set
Set includes 1 vintage brass spoon and 1 tea light candle
50 pcs of wax beads; your choice of black, white, red, copper, or gold wax beads
Please make a note at checkout your choice of wax bead color. We will ship to you a random color if you do not indicate your choice.
Each bead measures approximately 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm; 1 bead can make 1 seal
Php5,000 or USD125.00
Purchase the complete set with matching letter opener and propelling pencil
Letter Opener - 8.5 inches length
Propelling Pencil - 4.5 inches length; working and comes with a free extra lead. Twist the top to expose the lead and twist back to retract it.
Php6,000 or USD150.00
price includes custom engraving and wax beads set
Patrick Cabral a.k.a. darkgravity is a Multi-disciplinary Designer and Type Artist based in Manila, Philippines. His love for calligraphy started when he was just 11 years old, when he took an odd job writing the names of graduating students’ high school diplomas. This was his first foray into the world of letters and typography. He began his career as a web developer and animator, and worked for various clients ranging both local and abroad, from corporate branding, digital advertising to fashion websites. Today, some of his notable works and collaborations are with Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Tattly.com, Hallmark USA, Havaianas, Graphika Manila, and Zig Kuretake.
Dr. Gail Anne B. Madalag, R.Ph, @the_md_writes, is a full time doctor at the Cadiz city health office in the Philippines. Describes herself as a calligraphy nerd as she loves dissecting letterform and nerding on classical scripts. Self-studied pointed pen calligraphy last Aug 2013 but then started to search for the fundamentals that ground the script. She then met her mentor Dr. Joe Vitolo (Historian and Script Specialist of IAMPETH) in March 2014 and the perpetual learning then took off. Calligraphy was never just an art form for Dr. Gail. It's a reminder of God's goodness channeled through amazing people in the community that have the same love for the handwritten art and the history and the fundamentals that shaped one of the expressions of our soul - calligraphy and penmanship. Dr. Gail occasionally holds Brush Calligraphy, Engrosser’s Script, and Spencerian workshops in the Philippines and has been invited to teach in other countries like Singapore, Jakarta and Hong Kong.
Carl Chua started out his calligraphy journey in his early years but took a long hiatus due to a constant shift in interests. However in 2013, things have come full circle when he got back into calligraphy to get away from the screen and start creating with his hands. He believes that one should never stop learning and constantly evolve as a creative person. Calligraphy is a lifelong passion and his continuous study of letterforms has led him to work on a diverse range of projects for local and international clients. Carl is also part of the lettering group BCDS (@wearebcds) and teaches in workshops on calligraphy and lettering. Follow his calligraphy journey on Instagram at @carligraphy.
Katia Naval is a Creative Entrepreneur currently focusing on design e-commerce. She first ventured into design by self-studying calligraphy, later developing her own freehand script. Occasionally, she holds basic calligraphy workshops within the Philippines. Follow her at www.katianaval.com and on FB IG Twitter Pinterest - katianaval