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Eversharps of the 1940s and 1950s are relatively plentiful, offering excellent writing quality at an affordable price. For the collector, the Skyline series provides a huge number of variants, some quite hard to find.
13792: Eversharp Skyline Gold Award injector pencil: uncommon model with barrel fully covered with ribbed 1/10 14K gold filled overlay; 13.25 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser unused.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: near mint • SOLD
13788: Eversharp Skyline: full-size "Army Navy" lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, burgundy with blue striped pearl cap, wide cap band; excellent with no plating wear, some irregularity to crimping of cap band.
DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad • $165
13790: Eversharp Skyline $64 set: burgundy lever-filler with smooth solid 14K gold cap, 13.3 cm long, matching injector pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Set appears to be new old stock, very slight heat swelling of pen barrel next to lever opening, plastic pencil nose cone indicative of wartime production.
DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $500
13798: Eversharp Skyline injector pencil in box: grey moire, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, black top button, cone marked "Thin Lead", uses .9 mm lead (most Skyline pencils use 1.1 mm).
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint • $
13801: Eversharp Symphony: black lever-filler, 14 cm long, chrome cap, gold filled trim, original price and nib grade stickers on barrel; as new, minimal shop wear.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $165
13793: Eversharp Ventura: burgundy lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, ribbed gold plated cap; appears to be new old stock, but some small patches of plating loss to cap (see detail).
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $95
13789: Eversharp Slim Ventura: black squeeze-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled cap with sterling clip, original price and nib grade stickers on barrel; sac has been replaced.
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $150
13802: Artbrown safety: unusual and interesting mix of styles, Vac-like end jewels, cap like an early 1940s Waterman Emblem Pen; 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, nib is gold plated stainless steel, cap and barrel appear to be lacquered hard rubber. Internal spiral has been repaired, seals replaced. Japanese-made safety pens are uncommon.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $265
13807: Conway Stewart 28: lavender candystripe lever-filler, gold filled trim, 12.8 cm long, evenly faded from red (original color visible inside cap and on front part of barrel), #5 nib has worn imprint but is a smoothly calligraphic writer, plating losses to clip, good overall appearance, cap posts only very loosely on barrel end.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $120
13773: Cross stylographic pen in box: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy with patent dates January 29, 1878, May 24, 1881; tip intact but needle frozen inside, broken off internal spring mounting (see detail), small tool marks on section, otherwise as new, in box marked "WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED LONDON".
DATE: c. 1882 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine • $145
13733: Eversharp Skyline: brown streamlined lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, wartime gold filled over silver trim, ribbed metal cap; typical plating wear to lever.
DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium broad • $80
13782: Eversharp Gregg: unusual black lever-filler, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed; Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $165
13813: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: uncommon screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, New York production but bearing retail imprint on cap top of Mark Cross of London; even fading, imprints legible, marked "PAT. APPL'D FOR", typical flakes off very end of ink compartment knob (see detail).
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium broad stub flex • $495
13791: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black and pearl, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints, excellent color, no brassing.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $120
13808: Sheaffer Univer: small black and cream flat-top lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprints, "UNIVER" marked nib, slight heat distortion at ends does not affect function, more felt than seen.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub firm • $90
13800: Sheaffer Cadet pencil in box: grey twist-action, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: mint • $50
13799: Sheaffer Cadet in box: uncommon Vermilion Touchdown pneumatic-filler, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip-Dip feed, stainless M1 nib; new old stock, original sac and seals appear sound.
DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $120
13812: Towle ballpoint telephone dialer: sterling silver, 12.3 cm long, uses standard Schneider Express 75 refills, scattered bumps and marks, ball end bent to the side (see detail), very solidly made with good heft.
DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: VG • $60
13772: Unic pump-filler: oversize Deco-style in black, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, like new condition but original stainless steel nib (shown and included) corroded and replaced by a high quality gold plated stainless nib.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine firm • $125
13769: Wahl-Eversharp Clasp pencil: green moire with black ends, 10.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; uncommon model, nice dated 4H inscription from Preble County, Ohio.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • $60
13781: Waterman 14S: black chased hard rubber full-sized safety, 12.9 cm long, fancy hand engraved gold filled barrel band with monogram "P.M.B.", early clip with "GERMAN SILVER" imprint (discontinued shortly after the outbreak of WW1), long-tined New York #4 nib is very smooth and responsive, opens up with deliberate but normal writing pressure. Even fading, good sound and tight user.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $175
13803: Waterman X-Pen: black capillary-filler, hooded nib, 13.6 cm long, fills by dipping nib end into ink; like new, but has been filled. Uncommon late Waterman attempt to emulate Parker's 61; most X-Pens found are the smaller Junior size.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $150