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World War II Secret Map Pencil – Reproduction

This is a replica of an interesting special pencil created during WWII. The story behind these fascinating pencils is that they were made in secret, in the evenings after the factory closed, and were given to RAF pilots in case they were shot down or taken prisoner. Each pencil contained a hidden escape map and compass. No record exists of how many were made during the war and only a handful originals have ever been found. They made a short production run of these reproductions in 2018 and I was pleased to have been able to snag one. To find out more about war related pencils click here.

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