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Wahl-Eversharp set a high standard for design. From the 'teens all the way through the 1930s, their pens and pencils were icons of the era.
13548: Eversharp pencil: rare gold filled model with trowel clip, first Wahl production, but predating Wahl's takeover; 13.5 cm long, "Check" pattern, marked "PATENTED", "20 YEAR GOLD FILLED", and "EVER SHARP", name engraved on barrel. Very hard to find these early examples in such nice clean condition.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: exc • $195
13636: Wahl Signature: small jade green ringtop lever-filler, 9.95 cm long, gold filled trim, short-lived configuration with black trim ring on cap and black ends, hard to find this early green celluloid without discoloration; Wahl #2 nib has a notable fine tip.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $85
13644: Wahl-Eversharp Signature pencil: jade green ringtop, 10.5 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent color, crisp imprints, rust pitting to nose cone does not affect function, typical slight age shrinkage to celluloid of eraser cover, over metal liner.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine* • $45
13589: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: black and pearl ringtop lever-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal Signature nib, Personal Point screw-in nib unit, excellent color and trim plating; some separation between chunks of black and pearl on barrel, age shrinkage of celluloid over aluminum barrel liner (see details).
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $150
13587: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: jade green ringtop lever-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 "FLEXIBLE"-marked nib opens up easily with light pressure; good color, trim unbrassed save for top of ringtop fitting.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175
13586: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: jade green ringtop lever-filler, 11.45 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 Signature nib is a notably elegant writer; excellent color, lovely pen.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • SOLD
13634: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: oversize black and pearl "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal Signature nib with Personal Point screw-in system. Color is excellent, with the cap virtually pristine, the barrel evenly toned..
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $825
13566: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: oversize jade green "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal "FLEXIBLE"-marked nib with stublike tip, Personal Point screw-in system, "M"-marked feed. Good overall color with some darkening at cap top, scattered tool/tooth marks on trim bands at ends, sealed cap lip crack (see details).
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $495
13607: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: long slender jade green lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, no brassing, color good with moderate darkening, mostly to the barrel; #2 "FLEXIBLE"-marked nib is a responsive writer with nice spring.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
13597: Eversharp Doric: small black faceted plunger-filler, 11.65 cm long, gold filled trim, Eversharp #2 Signature nib has nice springy flex, ink shutoff valve seal has not been replaced, does not affect function. Even wear, good user, noting divot on cap above band (see detail).
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $165
13416: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver, grouped parallel lines pattern, 12.6 cm long, New York production, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under cap appears unused, a couple of tiny pinhead dings (see details), otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • SOLD
13646: Parker 25 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber button-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled clip, uncommon short oversize model, #5 Lucky Curve teardrop-vent nib, spearhead Lucky Curve feed; nib tipping is scant but present, writes fine with a light hand, imprints all legible, honest wear and fading, no cracks or other damage.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine semiflex • $275
13602: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: small golden pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric pattern cap band, imprint with clearly legible 2nd quarter date code; excellent barrel transparency, name on barrel, usual very slight swelling over filler unit. Arrow nib originally two-tone but plating nearly all gone, rounded oblong tip gives natural subtle line width variation.
DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub • $145
13638: Parker Classic injector pencil: sterling silver, grid pattern, gold plated trim, made in USA, uses .5 mm lead; new old stock, no packaging, some tarnish.
DATE: 1992 • CONDITION: mint • $120
13637: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.75 cm long, narrow feed, #2 Self-Filling nib. Fancy monogram in barrel cartouche, hard rubber under overlay has been professionally reblackened. Early Sheaffer overlay pens are rare, and usually found with considerably more wear.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • SOLD
13596: Sheaffer Balance pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon with wide milled band, smooth unmarked flattened-ball clip; uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85
13585: Sheaffer Lifetime Feathertouch Vigilant: black plunger-filler with military clip, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, barrel transparency like new, "875" on barrel indicates original $8.75 price, two-tone Lifetime nib, barrel behind threads irregular and out of round due to heat shrinkage, but does not affect function (see detail), otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $120
13606: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $785
13613: Waterman Remex: black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, narrow 3-fissure long-tailed feed, Remex nib is an elegant writer, good imprints and chasing, though crisper on the cap than on the barrel, moderate even fading.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $250
13619: Waterman Remex: smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, a Waterman sub-brand model made specifically for the Royster Guano Company and so imprinted; moderate even fading, nib has a stress line from the vent hole. An unusual but known model, we have seen a few examples over the years.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $245
13631: Waterman 0502: gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, posting end has usual scratches from cap but "WATERMAN" imprint clearly legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, tail end chipped, section front edge as well (does not affect function), "Vivian" engraved in barrel cartouche.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $825
13648: Waterman 412S Filigree: early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has some spring but not true flex, feed with patent imprint. Some flattening to the cap crown, no trace of a number imprint on the turning knob, seals have been replaced.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $750
13652: Waterman pencil: black hard rubber with sterling silver "Sheraton" overlay, 13.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, matches 52, 52½, or 54 fountain pen. New old stock, but with tarnish to silver and even fading to the exposed hard rubber. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $165
13397: unmarked pencil: black hard rubber ringtop with sterling silver trefoil filigree overlay, 10.9 cm long, excellent quality but marked only "STERLING", could well be a Boston or Edward Todd product; uses standard 2 mm lead, "H" engraved lightly in cartouche.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125