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NESTLED ON A NEAT SHELF IN a cozy home in a small town called Edemissen, Germany is a blinking light-up pen emblazoned with The Bakersfield Californian newspaper logo. It's a favorite of Ulli Russek, the man who lives in the home and tends to the shelf and his collection of more than 800 newspaper pens.

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The logos hail from newspapers across Europe, Australia, and more than 80 from the U.S. Some, including The Brazil (Ind.) Times, the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald, The Daily Citizen in Dalton, Ga., and the North County Times in San Diego, have done tongue-and-cheek write-ups on Russek, who said he's glad he's never knocked over the special shelves he's built for the collection, because "to sort them would be a lot of work."

After Gretchen Wenner, a writer at The Californian, rustled up some logo pens (not always an easy find in today's newsrooms), Russek sent her a thank-you postcard with a German Easter bunny on it. …

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