Animal Trio Pen Stand
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I'm always on the lookout for interesting pen cups, pen holders, pen rests and pen stands to display my own collection of pens. Often, I'm happiest to find something that didn't start out its life designed for one of those purposes! When I came across the item below, I immediately saw the possibilities and whipped out the pen in my pocket (it happened to be a Sheaffer Crest), and eureka!, the Famous Animal Trio Pen Stand was born.
The photos above show the rabbits holding a Sheaffer Legacy 2, while the ducks embrace a Hero Agate Flakes pen in the accompanying plastic tube. Apparently, these tubes are used to measure rainfall if ever placed outdoors, and serve their *real* purpose :-) of keeping a pen standing up straight if so desired. One is included with each stand, and can be used to hold a pen or not (I personally prefer the angled look).
Each version has three of the little critters holding paws/wings...err...appendages in slightly different positions, and all seem to be extremely happy to help in their task.
Constructed of some type of ceramic/clay, they're quite hefty, weighing-in at about 1/2-pound each, which provides for a stable base that resists being accidentally pushed around (the bottom has a velveteen padding which also provides traction and helps prevent marring of the desktop).
White Ducks $6.95
Black Ducks $6.95 Sold out
White Rabbits $6.95 Sold out
Black Rabbits $6.95 Sold out
White Turtles $6.95 Sold out
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Revised: March 10th, 2014