Vintage Bakelite Letter Writing Set

It is interesting in finding this Vintage Bakelite Letter Writing Set, exploring “bakelite” with stationery letter writing items today. While my interest was in researching a costume necklace it piqued my interest over to letter writing sets!

I’m seeing prices range from less than fifty dollars (the one I’m showing images of) to over three fifty over at Etsy for Vintage Bakelite Letter Writing Sets.

“Bakelite …  is the first plastic made from synthetic components.” – Wikipedia 

“Beautiful writing set made in France in the 50s.

The original wooden case includes: a pen holder and a pen, a propelling pencil, a stamp, a letter opener, a pen and leads case and a pencil sharpener.

The handles are made of red bakelite…

Very good vintage condition, just the propelling pencil has got a fine crack, …

Case’s dimensions: 23 cm x 11 cm, thickness: 2,5 cm”

In addition, I’m seeing vintage bakelite letter openers too. Perhaps you have items made out of bakelite already – if so have fun taking inventory of it!

As we wrap up, this has been a really fast-paced week. Join me tomorrow as we greet the last Friday in July 2018!


Anchors Aweigh,


Vintage Bakelite Letter Writing SetVintage Bakelite Letter Writing Set Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today –

MaisonGrenouille shop at Etsy – Vintage 50s red bakelite 6 pieces Writing set, images, excerpt

Wikipedia Bakelite excerpt

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