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Welcome to the Wahl-Eversharp sales page at Vacumania.  Please note that this website has no sales cart. Most pens shown are singletons, and I sometimes lag with updates noting completed sales.   Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50



Pen 4086 S: Wahl-Eversharp Doric  2nd Generation  $575 SOLD
Emerald Shell Celluloid. Largest Size. Mid-Late 1930s

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Excellent Color:  Light Oxidation
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Nib condition: Exceellent
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber

Point: Adjustable High Flex Imprint:  Excellent Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $575
Comments: Perhaps the most elegant American fountain pen from the 1930s, this faceted 2nd generation Wahl-Doric packs all the bells and whistles. It is the largest size amongst three (two diameters made, with two lengths for standard diameter), as long-standard. It packs the Gold Seal, pierced-work cap-band, the (in)famous Ink shut-off valve and a monster #9 Adjustable Nib that flexes better than most Waterman Pink nibs with which I've played. Clean trim and color. Bright but ambered barrel transparency.  It has couple light tooth-marks on the blind cap. Hint of crimp where the big #9 nib was squeezed into the gripping section ( you can see in picture)


Pen 4105 Wahl-Eversharp long-slender flat-top 1927-1929-ish   $345
 
Killer Color. Monster NIb.

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA

Point: STUB FLEX Imprint:  Extra Fine
Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $345
COMMENTS: Wahl of course was a "BIg Five" American pen maker. This late 1920s pen is from Wahl's Canadian division and packs Canadian imprints.  A top-grade example. Even unworn pens often see the Jade celluloid head to "spinach" over time. This one is top 5% on color. Clean trim and plastic. Pencil has different clip, but came with the pen when I bought it at the Chicago Pen Show few years back and also has Canadian imprints. Not sure this pencil ever was offered roller-lip, so this could be formally proper set, though at worst it is a reasonably matched pair. The pencil really doesn't mattter though and is tossed in gratis.  

Beyond gem condition, this one has a monster nib, double-broad stub flex. The "stub" means that even with the potential for double broad or wider (with flex) downstrokes, the crosstroke is very  thin. Stub is better for most non-artists who seek vintage style shaded handwriting.  The Flex thing is getting out of hand with some collectors, with $100 pens on ebay pulling $500 because of "flex".  This one has flex and better still has the stub feature, at trivial bump up for price of this already desirable specimen. Hmmm... perhaps with all my whining it is time to return to ebay after years away and offer flex points there ;)   You'll like this one.


Pen 4096 K:  Wahl-Eversharp flat-top Gold Seal set  $495
Milatary clip, Standard diameter, Lazulitic Blue Celluloid. Flex nib

Overall Grade: Near Mint
Metal: NM Color:  Superb
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Nib condition: NM
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: F-M + FLEX Imprint:  Exc
Size: 4 5/8" 11.7cm PRICE: $495
COMMENTS: A superb example of a hard to find pen from ~1929.  The miitary clip standard-diameter Personal Point essentially is a stubby model, fat but a bit short. It is not a slender ladies' pen. It packs a #4-size Gold Seal nib as does its side-clip brother. This one has it all. Superbly preserved Lazulitic Blue Celluloid, even at the threads. Gold Seal. Clean trim. Clean plastic. Gold Seal nib that is very flexible, going from fine-medium to double broad without inappropriatre pressure.  A gem.


Pen 4113 K: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised Type III $750
1930-1932. Side-Clip Oversized. Black and Pearl. Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc+ Color:  Extra Fine
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Finee-med Flex Imprint: Superb
Size: 5.75", 14.6 cm
PRICE: $750
COMMENTS: Let's do a bit of a Wahl primer.  Wahl saw frantic evolution of pens from 1929-1932.  The Type III Equi-Poised (1930-1932) can loosely be seen as a bridge between flat-top style and the faceted and streamlined Doric which would dominate Wahl's 1930s. The colors mostly were carryover from flat-top era. The contour can be seen as a a mildly streamlined and bevel-tipped version of the flat-top, or can be seen as a non-faceted version of the Doric.  The oversized pens and the standard pens were offered in longer (side clip) and shorter (soldier clip) versions. The side-clip oversized pen (this one!) was a massive thing, 5.75" long a  Gold Seal pens (flat top and Equi-Posied) pens at discount price, marked by the punching of the Gold Seal and generally with the presence of non Gold Seal but Wahl-made "warranted" gold nibs, #7-marked for oversized pens. The big Equi-Poised is much more scarce than large  Wahl ("Deco-Band") flat-tops.

The pen today is a quite clean Black and Pearl oversized side-clip Type III Equi-Poised, with punched seal and the Wahl-made "warranted #7" nib.  It thus prices a bit below one still with Gold Seal intact and with Gold Seal nib.  But, the main value is in its size, quality, color and rarity.  This one ahs clean metal and color. Color is not perfect but is top 10-15%. Even light yellow pearl throughout with hint of pink near barrel threads and bit more at top of cap. These don't turn up often, and most are well more worn and discolored. Nice flexy fine-medium point.


Pen 4109  Wahl-Eversharp Doric  $325
Mid-late 1930s. Sapphire Shell Celluloid. Lever-fill. Two-tone nib. Clean!

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Extra Fine
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Extra Fine Imprint:  Exc
Size 4 5/8" 11.8 cm PRICE: $325
COMMENTS: Doric was offered by Wahl-Eversharp, a Big Five American pen maker. It inspired Omas during the 1930s. That maker in turn (until Omas closed recently) made pens for the next 80 years that channeled Wahl's classic pen: faceted contour, roller clip, etc  This 2nd-generation ("shell" pattern Celluloid) example is slender sized and dates likely to the late 1930s, given presence of keyhole nib which is unusual with two-tone effect (mostly preserved). Wahl also differed from most of the other big players by offering "white" trim on pens that were not gray. This Sapphire Shell pen features white gold-filled trim, accounting for the slightly warmer look (and better wear characteristics) than is found with the chrome-plated "white" trim pens by the competition.   Offered both plunger-fill and lever-fill, the lever fillers (this one is lever-fill) offer easier restorations.  This one is quite clean with superb color, clean trim and imprint, clean plastic, etc. It writes a very fine line, Extra Fine or perhaps accountaint.


Pen 4118  Wahl-Eversharp Doric  $494
Late 1930s. Jet Black Celluloid

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Exc Imprint:  Ex
Size:
PRICE: $235
COMMENTS: Very clean mid-late 1930s Doric in Silver Shell Celluloid. The "white" trim of Doric was not chrome-plated as with most makers from that era, but was  white gold-filled. It holds up better and has warmer look.  This one is clean and has very flexible Wahl adjustable point. Collector grade all the way


Pen 4008K  Wahl-Eversharp "Gregg Writing School" 1929-ish  $240 SOLD
Rosewood Hard Rubber

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine
Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: X-Fine to Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13 cm
PRICE: $240 SOLD
COMMENTS: The Gregg Writing School saw pens made for it by Sheaffer, Wahl-Eversharp and apparently even Waterman (rare). I've never seen one by Parker. The flat-top style Wahls are among the earliest of this sort, offered in Rosewood hard rubber (this one) and in a pearlescent mottled green Celluloid that Wahl named Kashmir. Even without spotting the Gregg enamel badge at top of the pen, Wahl flat-top Greggs can be identified by unique size/clip arrangement, a long (rather than short) slender pen with military-style clip at top of pen. This one is quite nice and well better than average. Clean trim rings, no cracks in cap-lip, threads, or anywhere else. Rich Rosewood color without fading/oxidation. The "Made in USA" imprint near top of cap is crisp.  There is bit of high point brassing present at top of clip and edges of lever, which you can see in the photo.

All the Gregg Wahls of this sort I've handled (probably ten by now) have Wahl-marked nibs. This one writes between XF and Fine.

Good pen for the Wahl flat-top collector and Gregg collectors both. Well less common than most Rosewood Wahls.


Wahl-Eversharp vintage Skyline.
One with customized barrel by artisan Paul Rossi
Special Nibs.
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Skylines are excellent workhorse pens: sturdy, reliable, found sometimes with flexible points.  Celluloid caps, wide cap-bands and gold-filled caps are up-market findings.  Some monster nibs. High quality pens with flex nibs that give those bland Waterman 52s more than a run for the money.

Pen at left is an original Skyline subsequently customized by the renowned pen artisan Paul Rossi. He etched the barrel to give a crocodile finish, similar to what is found on wristwatch straps. 


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Item # Details
Condition
Nib: Price  
1
3956 Paul Rossi customized barrel (original barrel etched to crocodile finish) Standard size. Green barrel with striped Celluloid cap. Monster Flex nib ranging from Fine(-) to BB (+).  Think Waterman "Pink" at its best
Extra Fine
Monster
Flex
$275

SOLD
2 3957 K
Burgundy standard length fountain pen with lined gold-filled cap. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red.  Sweet FLEX nib that goes from Fine to Broad with nice control. Clean pen.
Excellent Flex Fine to Broad+
$225
3 3958 K Brown standard length with lined Celluloid cap. Fine-XF condition with light toothies on the derby (brown plastic at top of cap) and spot of brassing on lever you can see in photo. MONSTER NIB. High flex with hint of stub. Fine cross strokes. Fine-med Downstrokes that readily flex to BB+ in controlled fashion.  Gem writer. Sings on paper
Fine Flex Fine(+) to BB+ $200
SOLD
4 3959
K
Burgundy standard length with lined gold-filled cap. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red. True flex nib, ranging from fine to broad point, singing on the paper. Barrel is personalized with clean initials, "F.A.M." Very clean pen
Excellent
 FLEX $150
5 3960
k
Burgundy standard length with wide gold-filled cap-band. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red. Extra fine cosmetic condition with clean gold-filled trim and just the occasional light mark on plastic. Flex nib, ranging from fine to broad. Nib is a bit scratchy when pushing point toward 2 o'clock position. I'll ask the nib-meister to tweak before shipping (you can reserve), or if you prefer to have that done yourself, I'll offer it without writing guarantee for $120 instead of $155. Mint F
$155
SOLD


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Pen 3356:  Wahl-Eversharp Symphony $120 
Model 701. Blue.

Overall Grade: Exc-Nearmint
Metal: Exc Color:  NM CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb
Point: Fine Semi Flex Imprint: NA Size: 5 1/2" 14cm
PRICE: $120
COMMENTS: Symphony replaced the popular Wahl Skyline, and the barrel shape channels that earlier pen. The two tone metal cap enhances the eye appeal of this streamlined pen.   A pen of good quality, Symphony is somewhat underappreciated in the pendom community today. Clean pen. Nice nib.

Pen 3202 JB:  WAHL-EVERSHARP 1927-9 or so $265
 Full-Girth ring-top (not the "ladies" model). Coral Celluloid
Semi-Flex--Flex nib. (Fine-to-Broad Line)

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Exc Color: Extra-fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: Exc
Point: Semi+ Flex (fine-broad) Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTSWell, I'm no Wahlnut, but  having handled many Wahls and many in Coral, this model is a bit uncommon I suspect. It is not the short slender "Ladies" model with #2-size nib usually found in ringtop, but is the full size (full girth) standard pen usually found as military clip, with #4-size nib.  I don't see many ringtops in this size, though it would not surprise me if this is a regularly cataloged model (i really must pull the catalogs). Clean trim. Sharp imprint (at top of cap), nice color, not quite perfect but excellent and better than most. Silky Wahl Signature (semi-flex) nib that is not wet-noodle but does flex from about fine-medium (would be uber-flex for a modern pen, but is not like, say, a noodle flex Waterman #2 nib). Great pen. Nice writer.

Pen 2390 Wahl Eversharp CHASED RED HARD RUBBER Ringtop $225
mid-late 1920's. Superb Condition (see extra pic)

Overall Grade:  NM
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity: NA
Point:   Fine. Firm Imprint:  Exc Size:4 1/2" 11.5cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  Entry level pen to the world of Wahl RCHR. Often found cracked, this one lacks any cracks. Often found worn, this one has very sharp chasing. Often found brassed... well, you get the idea. The diffused light used for the photo obscures the chasing. Later (next day or three) will take a top-lit oblique shot to really show the thing off... assuming it has not been claimed by then :)

Pen 2370M Wahl Eversharp Symphony. Mid 1940's   $135
Model 701 (intermediate trim level) Burgundy. Mint Stickered 

Overall Grade:  Mint
Metal: Mint Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads: perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Firm. Imprint:  N/A Size: 5 5/16" 14.2cm
PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:    Symphony replaced the vaunted Wahl Skyline, and the barrel shape channels that earlier pen. The two tone metal cap enhances the eye appeal of this streamlined pen.  This one is, i believe, third generation.  A pen of good quality, Symphony is somewhat underappreciated in the pendom community today.  The "701" was the intermediate model regarding price point and trim level. This one is mint stickered, freshly resaced and ready to go.

Pen 2372M  Wahl Eversharp Symphony Set. Mid 1940's    $155
Model 701 (low trim level). Gold Filled Cap  Green. Nearmint Stickered

Overall Grade:  Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads: perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine.  Flex Imprint:  N/A Size 5 1/2" 14cm PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  Symphony replaced the vaunted Wahl Skyline, and the barrel shape channels that earlier pen.  This one is, i believe, third generation.  A pen of good quality, Symphony is somewhat underappreciated in the pendom community today.  The "707", despite the heftier model number, was entry level for the series.  This one is, i believe, third generation.The fine nib has real flex, though not "wet noodle". The  pen is mint stickered, freshly resaced, and ready to go. It is accompanied by mint pencil 1707.  I've foiund green and blue to crop up less often than Burgundy and Black, amongst Symphonies.

Pen 1874 Wahl-Eversharp Symphony. Blue with two-tone cap. Late 1940's
Successor to the Skyline. Nearmint Original Sticker/Band. 
  $135

Overall Grade: NearMint
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-Medium Manifold Imprint:  NA Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:  Symphony replaced the vaunted Wahl Skyline, and the barrel shape channels that earlier pen. The two tone metal cap enhances the eye appeal of this streamlined pen.   A pen of good quality, Symphony is somewhat underappreciated in the pendom community today.  This example has very nice flex and is a sound writer

Pen 1987 Wahl-Eversharp Symphony   $110  
Nearmint Stickered

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Perfect
Point:  XF-F Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $110 
COMMENTS:  Symphony succeeed Skyline during the 1940's. Attractive pens, they are a bit undappreciate by today's collector. Presumably targeting the Parker "51", the Symphony never touched that pens popularity. Still, they are nicely styled pens of good quality. This one has original barrel sticker but has met ink, so is not mint.



Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50
Contact: isaacson@frontiernet.net