Eversharp 1941-1957 -- Wahl-Eversharp pencils
Wahl engine turning patterns - Bantams - Personal Point nibs - Equi-Poised
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
16001: Wahl Signature: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, "Dart" pattern chasing clean, strong imprints, cap lip has been invisibly replaced using vintage hard rubber. A #4-size pen, though there is no number imprint on the nib. Semistub tip, some give but not enough to call semiflexible.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $275
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
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
15861: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: oversize jade flat-top lever-filler, 14.15 cm long, gold filled trim, largest pre-Gold Seal model, the precursor to the oversize "Deco Band". Some discoloration to ends, polishing wear, both nib and clip appear to have been replaced in the Gold Seal era (both marked "Wahl Eversharp" rather than simply "Wahl", roller clip is longer than original).
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450
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
15931: Eversharp Bantam set in box: green swirled pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.8 cm long, gold filled cap band, gold plated clip, translucent barrel, 14K gold "0" size nib, matching twist-action pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Pen has original price sticker on cap, only traces of sticker on pencil barrel. Fancy patterned foil box has pencil dedication on inside of lid.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $165
15860: Wahl-Eversharp purse pen: vest pocket size lever-filler in jade green, 11.5 cm long, Equi-Poised profile, gold filled trim, small clasp clip, #2 Manifold nib is notably fine and precise. Some discoloration, but moderate and mostly even.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $160
15711: Eversharp Doric: pocket size facetted "Garnet Red" pearl web lever-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, barrel with ink window, manifold Eversharp nib is a smooth writer.
DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $325
15997: Eversharp Coronet: gold filled lever-filler with black Pyralin inserts, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim; a hard to find classic, often cited as the most strongly Art Deco-influenced pen design ever, even harder to find without dents and cap wear to the barrel. This is a very late example with a Skyline-style nib, feed, and section assembly.
DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $650