Posted 5 years ago
Hi - I love the design of this pencil, but I only have the one. When I search on eBay and elsewhere, all I ever find is the newer, 3-PEN set, model number BB0169, which is a ballpoint, mini ballpoint, and rollerball. They were made by Cross, and the pencil is 0.9 mm, continuous twist (not "click" or "repeat twist"). The matching pens take standard Cross refills.
The photos are of the pencil alone, the green pen and pencil, and all four ballpoint pens I have plus the pencil. The color codes for the 3-pen sets are BLACK:BB0169-1, SATIN-CHROME:BB0169-2, GREEN:BB0169-4, and PLUM:BB-0169-5. I don't know if there was ever a color, "BB0169-3," or if the color suffixes were the same for the pen and pencil sets.
I want to get pencils in the plum, satin chrome, and black colors to match my pens. I'd really appreciate any help I could get to identify the model number of the older, pen and pencil sets. I think the Bill Blass sets switched to pens only, when Cross stopped making the 0.9 mm pencils. It'd be great if anyone knows the history of these pens and pencils, and maybe some manufacturing/sales dates, as well. Thanks for your help! ;c)