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Two Knights to Remember (III): Preserving the Past

Baron Lothar von Faber looms large over Stein, both literally and figuratively. In 1899, this statue of him was erected in front of the town’s Lutheran church (which he himself had erected). This trade notice from 1899 tells of the statue’s dedication: … Continue reading

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Two Knights to Remember (II): “A Typical Franconian Meal”

The Shop am Schloss is reason enough to visit Faber-Castell; I don’t know if there is a greater selection of products to be found in one place (with the possible exception of one of their flagship stores). But an added bonus includes … Continue reading

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Two Knights to Remember (I): Köln to Stein

The journey from Köln to Stein was a pleasant one, though this time the train was packed to the rafters. Wondering why—since my previous train rides were sparsely populated—I learned that the day before was a national holiday: Tag der Deutsche … Continue reading

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A Slight Return

A.W. Faber-Castell on the Rednitz, c. 1915 I’ve barely re-adjusted to the time change returning from Japan — at least I think I’ve adjusted — but in a week my next stop is Germany by way of Amsterdam. Though this trip will mainly … Continue reading

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It’s Full Of Stars

It was interesting having come across the early Eberhard Faber Pencil Company logo. It got me wondering as to what the image represented and perhaps where it came from. I didn’t have to look very far—it looks like it was taken … Continue reading

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