A Pencil for €9,000? Sounds crazy!
I have never been interested in pencils but found it hard to escape the 240th Special Edition Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil. The news seems to be old but I am not going to miss it. To commemorate the 240 year anniversary of Faber-Castell (established 1761), the company let loose a limited edition of the Perfect Pencil in white gold or stainless steel. The pencil had an official price tag of €9,000 (available on eBay at discount). The pencil is like luxury in simplicity. It has a cover featuring built-in sharpener and the wood used is made of 240 years old olive wood.
The special feature of this edition is three diamonds worked into the cap as homage to the third millennium that had just begun. In all, 99 units were made and I am not sure whether all have been sold. For the same price, you could buy a big bag full of normal pencils.