About This Model
Gold Bond was a model line of the National Pen Company in Chicago. National was a store brand manufacturer, producing a wide range of models and names for Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and others from the 1920s until after WWII. Their brands included Gold Bond, Webster, Lincoln, Good Service,and Gold Medal; Gold Bond were perhaps their nicest, particularly those in the "Stonite" jade celluloid, some of which carried three gold rings near the top of the cap, perhaps emulating the contemporaneous Moores. Finally, as catalog pens, they also came in different girths and lengths. Survivors are still often found in pretty good condition.
About This Pen
Webster was a name used variously by manufacturers in the early 1900s, but its only reasonably well-known appearance was as a Sears Roebuck house brand from the 1920’s until mid-century. 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. $75
Price: $65 Sold