Long the biggest manufacturer of inexpensive pens, Wearever launched the $1 Pennant pen in 1950 with an aggressive ad campaign that featured strongly worded headlines, lists of value features, emphasis on the $1 price point compared to other pens, and most interestingly, comic vignettes showing how Wearever solves life's problems.
There's nothing quite like finding something really cool like a mint condition Sheaffer Legacy 1 domonstrator nib section at a pen show!
A new review of a very nice pen from Italy, the Filcao Sylvia. An homage to the classic Pelikan 100N, and pens that the 100N inspired by pen makers in Settimo Torinese, near Turin, Italy.
We review the final pre-production prototypes of the Classic Pens LB5 in Flame Red and Space Blue, the first Limited Edition based on the Sailor King of Pen.
Inkograph did make standard nib pens, using the Wallace brand in the 1920s and then starting sometime in the mid-1930s, Ink-D-Cator, as the pens had visulated ink-view sections. We verified this with a Wallace flyer from 1928 and the Inkograph Mickey Mouse line from 1935. So we are pleased to be able to better identify this pen and learn more about a very uncommon find.
The final Élysée Special Edition pen is named for the mystical image of the Chinese dragon executed in gold on a black lacquer background. The Dragon Pen Special Edition was introduced in the April, 1998 Élysée catalog. The edition celebrates the coming 2000 Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar.
Next to the Supreme, the Pennant is probably the most common Wearever you will find in the field. The Pennant is the consummate "dollar pen", sold from about 1950 through the early 1960s. It was cheap and nearly indestructible and Wearever sold them by the bucket full. Pennants would be seen typically on card racks and counter top carousels at drug stores and dime stores along with other Wearever products.
The latest stunning offering from Lambrou Pens.
Shown above are the initial renderings of the Classic Pens LB5 King Profit pen in four new proposed diffusion bonded acrylics. The final pens are yet to be revealed.
Pen Show Calendar
Miami Pen Show
Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel
July 10-12, 2015
Miami, Florida, USA
Washington, DC Fountain Pen Supershow
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
August 13-16, 2015
San Francisco International Pen Show
Sofitel San Francisco Bay
August 28-30, 2015
Redwood City, California, USA
Seal the Deal: The Mightest Fountain Pens Michael Solomon, Forbes, June 29, 2015
Program to honor Walter Sheaffer Fort Madison Daily Democrat, June 26, 2015
Meet the $935 Pen That Turns a Scribble Into a Status Symbol Why President Obama and Johnny Depp both own Montblanc's Meisterstück Robert Klara, adweek.com, June 23, 2015
Esterbrook: Classic pen brand brought back from the dead Devin Loring, USA Today, February 5, 2015
A.T. Cross Acquires BIC’s Sheaffer Pen Line PPAI Publications, August 26, 2014
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