Closed. Today’s Royal Sovereign pencils are foreign made and are not the same company, just the same name. Please see http://wp.me/p2KOue-Pu for more info. I own this beautiful box of pencils in the picture. On the box it says – “Wolff’s Royal Sovereign British Made Pencils”. “Makers to H.M. Government and the Bank of England”. “By Special Appointment to His Majesty the King”. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.