[quote=“DennisK”]This was probably 15 years ago, I ran across a Princess Mary Christmas 1914 tin at an antique mall. It was rectangular with a lid. I remember the card with it describing it as something given to all of the UK troops as a Christmas present from the Royal Family, and it contained candy, tobacco, etc. Was this cartridge pencil one of the items originally in the tin?
I didn’t buy the tin, and I don’t remember seeing another since, even though I’d guess they are quite common. Probably not so common in the US however.
This eBay listing suggests that the pencil was one of the items (silver bullet tip):
ebay.com/itm/WW1-World-War-1 … 231ad1285d[/quote]
I believe that all of the pencil holder “bullets” were round nosed, like the Mark VI .303" bullet. That item in the box looks like a fired pointed bullet, possibly a .303" Mark VII.