From 1911, a notice from a Canadian stationery trade magazine announcing the 150th anniversary of A.W. Faber. Two things of interest: the absence of “Castell” in the firm’s name, and the veritable symphony, of commas, found in, the first, sentence (that is some virtuosic punctuating).
To mark the anniversary, the company issued this anniversary tin:
A.W. Faber 150th anniversary lithographed tin, 1911.
The underside of the lid has a family tree, leading up to Alexander Graf von Faber-Castell and his wife Ottilie:
The tin came filled with special packs of either indelible pencils or No. 2 graphite pencils (not pictured). I’m uncertain as to the number that were made, or if there was more than one production run. There is a similar tin that is identical on the outside but with a different lithograph on the inside.