Sunday, January 8, 2017

Gold Tone Vintage Figural Pencil Sharpeners

Made in Japan, these die-cast vintage figural pencil sharpeners are commonly known as “Gold Tones” because of their color.  Some, however, are finished in silver or a light copper colored as you can see below. In addition to their color, another characteristic is the 2 (or 4 if you count front and back) notches in the base. Here are many photos of the gold-tone buildings, monuments and statues (Thanks to Steve S., Darron C., and Mark M. for contributing some photos) Do you know of others not pictured here? 

 Alamo fort & Iwo Jima Memorial  

Davy David Crockett, Alamo statue & Vulcan Statue, Birmingham (Arm is bent)

Christ of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs &  Unisphere, ‘65 N.Y. World’s Fair    

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Ca. & Peace Memorial, Gettysburg

John Hancock Tower Building, Boston & Boys Town statue, Nebraska

Madison Square Garden, NYC & Iwo Jima, Arlington, Va.

Missouri State Capitol & Prudential Building, Boston 

Monticello, Charlottesville, Va. &  U.S. Captiol, Washington

Nebraska State Capitol & Japan Pagoda

New York City skyline & Toronto skyline 

Niagara Falls Observation Tower & Lighthouse, Biloxi, Mississippi

Oil derricks in Oklahoma & Texas

Port Arthur Castle, Australia & Pennsylvania Capitol, Harrisburg

Sears (now Willis) Tower, Chicago & Oil derrick

Seattle Space Needle & Reunion Tower, Dallas.

Historic Homestead Sheperd of the Hills, Mo. & Missouri State Capitol

Sydney Tower & Tokyo Tower & Washington Monument

The Hermitage, Nashville &  War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

USS Arizona Memorial & Sydney Opera House Australia

Golden Gate Bridge, California & Sydney Harbour bridge

World Trade Center, NYC & Toronto skyline 
Asian pagodas

Drive-thru California redwoods & The White House in Washington, D.C.

Pedro the South of the Border sign & the San Jacinto Monument, Texas

Tower of the Americans & Hot Springs mountain tower

Washington Monument & US Capital

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