Sold Pens Archive

Wearever Pioneer


With their sibling Pennants throughout the 1950s, Wearever Pioneers were ubiquitous drugstore pens, marketed at 50 cents each. In homage to the Parker 51, they featured a “hooded” nib made by an additional tab that partially covers the nib. It is in very clean red injection molded plastic with a metal cap that shows some wear; has a firm lever, Wearever’s signature clear plastic feed and writes a nice fine/medium line.

Price: $28 $24


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



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



This Wilrite, from the 1920s, has the gold-filled overlay over bright yellow celluloid. The gold overlay is complete and very clean (the yellow of the pen makes the gold look silver in the photograph). The yellow celluloid shows some wear, but it is intact and complete. In addition, there is a small green end plug, most likely also celluloid. Nib is a tiny Peter Pan, which writes a nice fine/medium line with a little flex.

Price: $52 $46



This Wilrite is a large pen, 5 5/16” capped and a full 1/2” thick, with stunning gold over the orange plastic. The clip and lever are firm, the gold is particularly clean. The large Fount-O-Ink nib writes a smooth, firm fine line that is typical of a 1920s pen. The sad news is that the orange plastic under the cap overlay is cracked and there is a sizeable chunk missing. The cap does thread, hold and seal, but this elegant pen’s future is on the safe space of a desk, not in a bag or pocket.

Price: $65 $55

Wyvern Envoy

early 1950s

This pen is a Wyvern Envoy, from 1949/early 1950s, in what Wyvern called “Copper Rose”.  The Envoy is rarely seen in this pattern; most were black. This pen is a real beauty, shiny, without blemish, and still stickered!  Although stickered, it has been used; there was ink in the feed and in the replaced sac. The trim is missing a bit of plating, the thinness of which was well-known in Wyverns. It is also unusual that the clip carries the Leicester Dragon for which the brand is named.  The nib, true to the sticker, is a semi-flexible broad, and writes beautifully.  Although perhaps not England’s best or best-known brand, Wyvern did make some great writers, and this is clearly one!

Price: $120