15089: Wahl lever-filler: early production black hard rubber ringtop, 9.5 cm long, full gold filled overlay, "Grecian Border' pattern, side of the lever is imprinted with the patent date for the sprung pressure bar used for a short time under licence from Sheaffer; overlay marked only "18 1/8" -- also an early feature held over from Boston and Tempoint manufacture -- nib grind slightly irregular on top of tip, still an excellent and responsive writer.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $205
14921: Wahl Tempoint: early green gold filled lever-filler ringtop, 9.85 cm long, no Wahl marks on metal, only Boston Safety patent dates and "14 1/8"; crisp "Grecian Border" pattern, early Sheaffer-licensed sprung lever mechanism, #2 Tempoint nib; some loss of hard rubber liner at cap mouth, does not affect posting or function.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $250
15513: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set in box: "all metal barrel" pen, 11.9 cm long, gold filled "Check" pattern, big #4 nib, early raised lever, spring-loaded pressure bar; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $295
15625: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: smooth red hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim with roller clip, Wahl #3 nib has only scant iridium but is a notably good writer with smooth and easy flexibility. Barrel mouth crack has been repaired nearly invisibly -- there are usage scratches on the barrel that are far more visible -- and the mouth is now lined with aluminum.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
15300: Wahl lever-filler: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.25 cm long, gold filled trim, "Grecian Border" chasing pattern, warranted nib is a slightly later replacement and of excellent quality.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $125
15230: Wahl Signature: smooth red hard rubber lever-filler, 13.95 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, notable Signature nib; no brassing, no sign of ever having been filled, some handling marks and what appears to be a manufacturing defect in the form of a tiny nick to the end of the barrel (see detail). An uncommon model, and especially rare in red hard rubber.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $625
15612: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: oversize jade flat-top lever-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, largest pre-Gold Seal model and markedly longer than its successor, the oversize "Deco Band". Massive #6 Wahl nib is firm but smooth, trim is unbrassed and cap imprint is crisp. Cap color is excellent, barrel has moderate even discoloration.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine firm • $650
15623: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set: rare black chased hard rubber oversize lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Personal Point nib unit with manifold nib; made in Canada, while the matching pencil is Chicago production. The pen came to us with an old replacement "WAHL EVERSHARP"-marked clip matching the long clip on the pencil, though a wear spot showed that the original clip was the shorter "WAHL" clip used earlier in Deco Band production. We have installed an original early-style clip, though it is USA production and can move slightly from side to side. Hard rubber is very unusual in this series, as buyers strongly preferred the colorful celluloid options at the time.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine firm • $1250
15615: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set in box: full size lever-filler in Greek key chased black hard rubber, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim with roller clip, section has screw-in Personal Point nib unit, nib is responsive and flexible. Pen as new, appears never to have been filled (see photo showing original sac found inside) matching pencil shows light usage, nick in top edge and bump to adjacent trim ring (see details). Uncommon material for this model, truly rare in such pristine condition.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $850
13366: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set: oversize green and gold "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Personal Point nib unit, roller clip, rare and mysterious variant with "X" seal instead of the usual double check mark. Massive manifold Gold Seal nib, slight roughness to area around end of lever, nicks to bands at ends, shallow depression on side of barrel (probably from overenthusiastic spot polishing; not really possible to photograph). Includes matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, has name on side, scrape marks, more heavily used than the pen.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine/VG • NIB: medium firm • $800
15431: Wahl-Eversharp Oxford: rare subbrand, not to be confused with Wahl-Oxford; black and pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, three smooth cap bands with narrower center band, Oxford #5 nib is a notable writer. Identical to a top-line Gold Seal but for the trim and imprints, excellent color.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $285