Sold Pens Archive

Waterman’s/JIF

1960s

This grey pen is one of the 1960s models, 13.5cm long capped and 7mm wide below the cap, full-sized. It carries very clean gold trim, which I believe is gold-plate. The pen itself is plastic, shows a little bit of wear, but cleaned up quite nicely.  There are three small cracks in the cap edge, which were repaired but can still be seen, and are reflected in this pen’s price. The Waterman’s barrel imprint is very faint but still legible. The nib is marked Waterman’s, 18Ct, 3B, France. The 3 is presumably the size, but these are not standardized, and that nib appears to me to be larger than a 3.  It writes a nice wet fine line, with a bit of flex and feedback.

Price: $75

Waterman’s/JIF

1960s

Price: $95

Waterman’s Stalwart

late 1940s

This pen is a Canadian Stalwart, with an unusual conical gripping section, sloping to an edge at the nib, rather than “ski-jump”, with a slope and a rise at the edge.  This style, in my experience, is seen only with French pens.  Of course, since the 1930s there were many more French Watermans’ than American, but there is no correlative French model like the Stalwart.  So, it is unknown whether this section was fit to this pen at some point or it came from the Canadian factory with it.  At any rate, this pen is very nice, in light brown/gold celluloid with some iridescence in the marbling; it resembles an Esterbrook. There are no major nicks or scratches; the gold trim is in very good condition. The imprint is thin but complete.  It is a lever-filler, and fills well.  The nib, which writes a wet medium, is 14k gold, marked Ideal, and Canada. 

Price: $75

Wearever

1930s

This pen is a 1930s Wearever. It does not have a known model designation, but its appearance is similar to other Kahn-manufactured pens from those years. Its celluloid is a dark cafe-creme with red streaks, almost like a light wooden burl. The pen is in very good condition, 5 1/4″ long with no deep scratches, nicks or cap cracks. There is no imprint; indeed, the only evidence that this is a Wearever is the brand marking on the long humped clip. The nib is marked “Pioneer” (another Kahn name), and is steel with a remaining hint of its former gold-colored plate. It writes a smooth wet fine/medium line.

Price: $40

Wearever

1930s

Its 5” long brown celluloid body has sparkly gold streaks randomly embedded, giving it the appearance of exotic fabric. Its gold-plated trim is clean and tarnish-free.  The lever is quite strong, and the clip is firm. That’s the good news. The better news is how it writes — this nib is smooth and fast, a great note-taking pen. The nib is steel, marked “Supreme, Gold-Plate”, but the plate is long gone.  

Price: $48 $44

Wearever Deluxe

late 1930s-1942

It is a full-size at 5” capped, but not over-large late 1930s Deluxe in brown and black striped celluloid, a pattern that is similar, if not as delicate, as the later Parker “toothbrush” Duofolds. This pen also has Wearever’s overlay nib, and it is complete. There are two noteworthy nicks above and right of the clip but these aren’t readily seen. It writes a wet fine line; firm but not a nail.

Price: $52

Wearever Deluxe 100

late 1930s-1945

Deluxe 100’s were, with Pacemakers, Wearever’s flagship line from the late 1930s until the end of WWII.

In unusually good condition, in a beautiful moss green and black striated celluloid. It shows no evidence of corrosion under the clip and crown, the celluloid is almost unmarked, the imprint is faint but complete. The “Special Alloy” nib is typical and probably original, made of a gold metal; it writes a relatively smooth fine line.

Price: $40

Wearever Deluxe 100

1930s

This Deluxe 100 is in overall excellent condition, with very attractive black and grey striping with hints of silver. There are no marks of wear, scratches or nicks on the pen, although the plastic gripping section has a repaired hairline crack. This pen, like other Deluxe 100s, is 5⅛” long, a substantial full-sized pen. The metal trim is intact and corrosion-free. The imprint is complete. The gold-colored nib is marked “Special Alloy, Made in USA”.  It writes a wet fine line with a bit of feedback. 

Price: $44

Wearever Pacemaker

late 1930s-1945

Striped all-plastic button filler and Wearever’s signature clear plastic feed.  Probably NOS — it retains its price tag card. Button is strong and draws well.

Price: $50 $25

Wearever Pennant

1950s

1950s injection-molded plastic and thinly plated cap, grey with some swirls in the plastic, easily disassembled to swap among five different nibs, of which four will be included with this pen (broad, medium, flex, extra fine; missing the steno). Pennant nibs carried an overlay, which was advertised to improve ink flow. In addition, they have clear plastic feeds to show the ink.

Price: $35