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Wilrite

1920s

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

Wilrite

1920s

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