Retro drafting set

Retro drafting stencil setRetro drafting stencil set
made in Germany 1960-1980s

Ah, who doesn’t remember using stencils and stencil pens to draft? Each letter meticulously printed, waiting for the ink to dry before moving onto the next so as not to smudge…it could take half a day to ink a drawing notation.

I picked this set up when at an engineering firm that was moving office and clearing out all their old junk. I guess enough time has now passed for me to look back on stencils with nostalgia [rather than abject loathing.]

This set comprises Staedtler, Rotring and Uno stencils, and comes with a Uno stencil pen [in its original box, with instructions.] For drafting tragics, nostalgics and youngsters who have never had to actually use the things, this set is for sale: $AUD135

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Random 70s assemblage

random collection of 70s stuff70s Wasco Crayons
70s bubble flip-down calendar
70s Tupperware picnic salt and pepper shakers

The older I get, the more the 70s appeal to me. Sure, I lived through the seventies [I was a veritable babe-in-arms] …and thought at the time I never wanted to go back there. Still – in hindsight – there were some pretty funky / good things that came out of the 70s.

I like this grouping of random 70s objects a lot. I was going to sell this little collection, but my photographer [not known –until this point- for his admiration for said 70s] decided he would have to have them.

It just goes to show that Generation Y DOES have a keen design sense – and also- how fun are those flip-down calendars?