The next several blogs are going to be about P200 family pencils that were not sold in the USA. Most of these pencils also have a barcode that shows where that pencil was registered.
The Stein pencils were released back in 2012 in 0.3mm (P303S) and 0.5mm (P305S). I purchased a set of the 5 P303S pencils, but I did not try to buy they P305S pencils until they were already gone.
These pencils were all white bodies with 5 different color inks available, all saying the same thing. Except for the name STEIN, all of the text reads with the pencil oriented with the eraser on top and the tip at the bottom. From the top (near the eraser), is the size designation with 3 lines on each side of the .3 or .5. Below that are four lines of text:
Below this is the word “STEIN x” in the normal orientation for the P200 pencils. The only place that Pentel appears is in the first line of the cutout.
P303S-AW / P305S-AW
These pencils are white with black text. Even though I did not purchase the set of P305S pencils back in 2012, I managed to get one P305S-AW in July of 2017.
This pencil is white with blue text.
This pencil is white with green text.
This one is white with orange text.
The last pencil is white with pink text.
I am not absolutely positive, but I believe these were released as one of the first items in the Stein line of pencils that Pentel is now releasing.
Before I start getting into looking at the specific pencils I have, I decided I would go ahead and show an overview of my current collection. I currently have 3 cases that can each hold up to 48 pencils.
The first case contains most of my P205 collection (it overflows into case 2).
Case two contains the remainder of my P205 collection, as well as the P203s, P207s and P209s.
The last case contains all of the non-P200 series pencils that are based on the same body.
I have a few more pencils on order that I hope to receive in the next few weeks.
I will be writing more blog posts about these groups of pencils over the next few months. I hope that you enjoy seeing these as much as I enjoy collecting them.