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German leather pencil cases

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LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 19:09:27

I have an ancient ( 23 years old )and much loved leather pencil case I bought in Germany and am under the opinion its a THING in Germany.
1. is it?
2. How much are they?
3. Where could I get one?

I'm afraid I don't think they are now... maybe they were 23 years ago... I am perfectly likely to be wrong though, as my eldest is only 8 (and has the obligatory 2 fabric covered pencil cases (one folder style for pens and pencils, one cylindrical for glue-stick and scissors etc) in the design to match her Schuleranzen) maybe they are a "thing" for older children/ students, but I've never seen one... not that I've looked---

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 19:41:29

look, here is mine. Its so lovely

pinkhousesarebest Mon 31-Mar-14 20:01:56

My very stylish French colleague has one. I bought a (very in-the-style-of) version as I coveted hers so much.

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 20:59:28

you see it IS a thing

MichaelFinnigan Mon 31-Mar-14 21:04:49

I've got a wash bag that's simliar. It's a mulberry one but wasnt £££ it's a few years old though. Think it might be a mans

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 21:43:21

look here they are on emazon in germania

mousmous Mon 31-Mar-14 21:48:44

they are called 'faulenzer' (=lazy bag)
many on amazon

mousmous Mon 31-Mar-14 21:49:37

mine has lots of writing on and some signatures from cassmates.

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 22:01:07

Grr. Stinky amazon won't ship

LordPalmerston Mon 31-Mar-14 22:01:39

They age beautifully don't they

chloeb2002 Tue 01-Apr-14 05:59:32


Uverguv Tue 01-Apr-14 06:26:25

Amazon uk has them too here

LordPalmerston Tue 01-Apr-14 07:20:13

Ta. Yes I don't want to rolly bit. But ta

noddyholder Tue 01-Apr-14 14:27:03

I have a scaramanga one I love it

LordPalmerston Tue 01-Apr-14 19:41:29

will you do the fandango?

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 01-Apr-14 21:15:48

I bought one from mywalit that is similar.

LordPalmerston Tue 01-Apr-14 21:29:34

Ooh they're nice.

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 01-Apr-14 21:34:31

Do you keep your Golden Gun in it Noddy?

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 01-Apr-14 21:36:04

It's a really nice one and the leather is buttery soft. Mine is purple.
DH bought me a purse/wallet from there so I wanted to be matchy matchy.

Primrose123 Tue 01-Apr-14 21:43:46

I have one. I taught in a German school in 1992 and all the kids had them. I bought one, and it was quite expensive I think. I still use it now and it is in excellent condition.

LordPalmerston Tue 01-Apr-14 21:53:04

I bought mine in 1990. Has maiden name I it!

LordPalmerston Tue 01-Apr-14 21:53:30

Mine was quite cheap iirc. From kaufhof

Having never noticed these at all (associating pencil cases with school children) I noticed yesterday evening that half the adult women who I was teaching English to had them on their desks! I must be very unobservant... Not that that helps you, sorry... I did think of asking them about where they got them, but I was trying to teach the grammar segment of the lesson, and had forgotten by the time that was done...

LordPalmerston Wed 02-Apr-14 11:23:32

Oooh. If you see one in kaufhof..

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