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Webster

1920s-early 30s

This example of a Sears Webster pen from the 1930s is very attractive, in red/brown marbled celluloid. This pen must have spent many years in its cap, for it cleaned up into a range of coloration, from the original dark marbling under the cap to lighter along the barrel, to even lighter on the cap. The ivory colored crown, is covered with tiny cracks in the celluloid.  The gold clip and lever are clean and bright, as well as the 3/8” wide gold cap ring, which is engraved with a single elegant “P”. The Webster imprint is deep and complete, including the center diamond with the “SR” Sears brand. The nib is marked with “warranted 14K” and is a size 4, over a christmas tree style feed; it is very firm and writes a XF/F line with a hint of flex. A good writer for one who likes the feel of a 1920s nib, and great for a pre-Depression era collection.

Price: $80 $65

Wilrite

1920s

This is an elegant little pen, barely 3 7/8” long capped, its gold overlay and engraved pattern quite thick and complete throughout, and marked “1/40 – 14kt”. The black celluloid underneath is complete and intact. The sac nipple was repaired, but this is not visible under the sac and does not affect performance. The nib is marked “Warranted 14K, 4”, the “4” denoting its size, and it writes a smooth, wet medium line with some flex.  $48

Price: $48