Pens and Ephemera

Vintage Pens: 4646 Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 4646: Wahl-Eversharp: Gold Seal
Back in the day, all the major pen companies had their lifetime warranties. Wahl-Eversharp had the double-check gold seal. This Gold Seal ringtop set is especially nice. The pencil has perfect pearl-and-black celluloid and is in great working order with a 1.1mm lead. There are a couple scratches on the nose cone and some brassing on the ring-top tassie. We restored the vintage pen with a new ink sac. It has some discoloration in the cap and barrel but no cracks or significant scratches. What stands out is the 14k gold nib! Click the headline for a close-up. Imprinted is the magical word: "Semiflex." True, the cosmetics of the nib aren't good with lots of shallow scratches. However, the nib still performs well! You will write from fine to 1mm wide with a little expected feedback. It is a little larger for a ring-top pen at 11.9cm capped.
Pencil: 4589 Wahl-Eversharp Orange Hard Rubber
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $29.99
Pencil: 4589: Wahl-Eversharp: Orange Hard Rubber
We can't only focus on pens. Give a vintage pencil a try like this classic "red" hard rubber Wahl-Eversharp pencil. A great piece from the 1920s, it remains in good working order. You just twist the tail to advance a 1.1mm lead. As you might expect from a 100-year-old pencil it has some surface wear from use, a little staining and some brassing on the gold-plated clip. You should be able to see all of it in the photo. It comes loaded with a 1.1mm lead, but there are no spares in the tail. Be aware these early pencils only pushed the lead forward. To retract the lead, you need to twist the tail the other way and then push the nib in. 13.4cm.
Vintage Pens: 4155 Wahl-Eversharp Desk Pen Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4155: Wahl-Eversharp: Desk Pen Set
A brace of woodgrain Wahl desk pens is ideal for the person with the rare 2-pen desk base that is missing its pens. We restored each with a new ink sac, and we are stunned at how minimal their wear is. No cracks, no chips, no scratches! The gold-plated trim rings and levers have some corrosion or gunk or brassing that won't polish out for us. Click their headline for a closer look at the whole pens and the nibs. The more vibrant, front desk pen comes with a 14k gold "Wahl Signature Pen" nib that writes a fine-medium line nicely with a little feedback. The duller-finished back pen sports a "Wahl 6 14k" nib that writes a blissfully smooth wet medium-broad line. The back pen measures 22cm and the front pen measures 21.8cm.