Hello, long time no post.
To the best of my knowledge, in 2013 or 2014, Pentel Papeteriewaren AG (Pentel Switzerland) began to release limited edition P205 pencils. Up to now, they have released 3 sets of 4 pencils. Unfortunately, I found out about these in 2017 after the first set had already sold out.
Druckbleistift Metallic Limited Edition
This set of 4 limited edition metallic P205 pencils did not have any text on them.
The colors available look to be:
P205-MV – Metallic Violet
P205-MX – Gold
P205-MC – Metallic Blue
P205-Z – Silver
I did get hold of this pencil when I ordered the other two sets below from http://www.artwaremail.ch, but that was all of the metallics they had left.
This is one of those pencils that is registered with EuroPentel in France, but was only sold in Switzerland (as far as I can tell). It is the standard Metallic Silver of other P200 pencils and the barcode is 3474372050012.
I am going to skip the 2015 release for the moment and look at the set that was released in 2016.
Druckbleistift Vintage/Retro Limited Edition
These pencils were all molded in white plastic, then painted and then the paint rubbed off on the edges, giving them a well used look. All of these are registered out of EuroPentel, but as far as I can tell, only sold in Switzerland. As I said, this looks to have been released in 2016, and I got mine in January 2017.
P205-RA – Vintage/Retro Black
This is a black pencil with barcode 3474372150019.
P205-RB – Vintage/Retro Red
This is a red or maroon pencil with barcode 3474372150026.
P205-RC – Vintage/Retro Blue
This is a light blue pencil with barcode 3474372150033.
P205-RE – Vintage/Retro Brown
This is a brown pencil with barcode 3474372150040.
Druckbleistift Neon/Fluorescent Limited Edition
Now for the pencils that were released in Switzerland in 2015. Again, registered with EuroPentel, and sold in Switzerland (but see below). These again were all molded in white and painted in the bright colors. As I said above, I got these in 2017 when I got the Vintage/Retro set.
P205-FF – Neon/Fluorescent Orange
This is a bright Orange pencil with barcode 3474372050074.
P205-FG – Neon/Fluorescent Yellow
This is a bright Yellow pencil with barcode 3474372050081.
P205-FK – Neon/Fluorescent Green
This pencil is supposed to be Green, but it is more Yellow with a Green tint. For me, it is hard to tell that this is the green unless I have the yellow beside it. The barcode is 3474372050098.
P205-FP – Neon/Fluorescent Pink
This is a bright Pink pencil with barcode 3474372050104.
In 2017, I found out that a company in Australia (http://www.larrypost.com.au/) was selling the Neon/Fluorescent Limited Edition pencils, but not only were they selling the 4 that Switzerland sold, they were selling one more.
Right before I posted this blog originally, I ordered this pencil from http://www.larrypost.com.au/. Ten days later I received a package from Australia, about 2 weeks earlier than I expected.
P205-FB – Neon/Fluorescent Red
This is a bright Red pencil with the barcode 3474372050067.
3 thoughts on “Swiss Limited Edition P205 Pencils”
Those vintage/retro colours look great.