This delightful Holt Howard desk set from 1958 is called Professor Perch Sharpen Hold 'Em Set. It features two fish wearing mortar boards. Professor Perch has the pencil sharpener inserted in its mouth. The companion fish has four holes in the mortar board for holding the pencils. Both are in excellent vintage condition, except for one tiny fleabite on the side of the mouth on the fish that holds pencils. The mortar board on Professor Perch has a rough spot on top which appears to have possibly had a tassel attached at one time. However, the set appears exactly like the set pictured in Walter Dworkin's Guide to Holt-Howard Collectibles on p. 128, with no mention of anything being missing. The fish stand 2.5" tall. Both have the Holt Howard c 1958 stamp in green on the bottoms.
Just a great set to add to your Holt Howard collection.