General Pencil Co.

General Pencil Co.

General Pencil Company’s art and craft pencils come to you from our factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. We believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations. Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now General Pencil Company. Still family owned and operated, our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment.

We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for five generations. Our history dates back to 1864 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory, American Lead Pencil Co., in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began, The Pencil Exchange, what is now General Pencil Company.

Still family owned and operated, our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. Our products continue to be the American made choice for aspiring and world renowned artists alike. We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment.

Popular products

  • Flat Point Sharpener
  • The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver, 1/4 oz Trial Size
  • Gum Eraser, 2" x 1" (Blistercarded)
  • The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver, 1oz
  • PlastiPencil Woodless Coloring Pencil Set, 24 Colors
  • Transfer Pencil Set (2pc)
  • Semi-Hex Drawing Graphite Pencil Set, Assorted Degrees (12 Pack)
  • Kimberly Graphite Art Sticks Set, Square - Assorted (Soft/Medium/Hard)
  • Kimberly Graphite Art Sticks Set, Rectangular - Assorted (Soft/Medium/Hard)
  • Kiss-Off Stain Remover (Blistercarded)
  • China Marker Set, White Paper Wrapped (2pc)
  • The Masters Artist Soap, 4.5 oz (Blistercarded)

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Canada's wholesale creative arts,papercrafting,fine arts,stationery supplier.

1-2 day order turnaround

No matter how busy it gets, we all pitch in to get orders out the door.

Minimum shippable value only $200

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Almost no individual minimums on products

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  • Reserve items for shipment with a future order.
  • We'll hold your place in line so it's still available when you decide to ship.
  • Place unlimited add-ons while your order is still in-house.
  • Hold for an incoming shipment, a date or a shippable value set by you.

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Costing made easy

We stay ahead of customs, brokerage and exchange fees to provide a flat wholesale cost in CAD.

Gordon Anstey's family.

We're a small, family-run company, established in 1957.

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