Alco Superman Pencil Sharpener

Alco-Superman-Pencil-Sharpener-feature

This is a small figural Superman pencil sharpener sold by a company named Alco in 1978. Alco made a number of different school supplies with various DC superheroes including pencil sharpeners as well as notepads. This plastic sharpener portrays Superman bending a steel girder; it’s a little weird that the girder is part of a paper label instead of sculpted. These were originally sold carded; I’ve seen Batman and Wonder Woman versions as well. This item isn’t particularly rare or valuable… just the kind of thing you might be lucky to find for 50 cents or a dollar at a flea market.

Alco-Superman-Pencil-Sharpener-front

Alco-Superman-Pencil-Sharpener-left

Alco-Superman-Pencil-Sharpener-right

Alco-Superman-Pencil-Sharpener-back

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>