Pictures Pages Show and Tell


My friend Jason posted this photo of a super rare Mortimer Ichabod Marker that he’s had since childhood. I always wanted one of these when I was a kid, and Jason is insanely lucky that he still has his. I’ve read that they can go from 150 to 300 bucks on the secondary market! Jason even remembers the day his dad ordered it. His pop was ironing his fatigues (he was in the military, not some weirdo) and he called up and ordered for his kid. Unfortunately, Jason never got any of the actual pages that you were supposed to use with the pen…

For the uninitiated, Mortimer Ichabod is from the children’s program picture pages that was hosted by Bill Cosby. The show originally began as a local Pittsburgh program, then became a segment on Captain Kangaroo and eventually they went to Bill Cosby, who Picture Pages is most closely associated. In 1984 Picture Pages went to Nickelodeon as part of Pinwheel.

To see Mortimer in action, check out this clip from Picture Pages:

  • Lamar the Revenger

    Holy crap that’s AMAZING!!

  • Yeah, I can’t believe how rare it is either.

  • I was just talking about those markers last week! How cool that your buddy still has it!