Vintage Eversharp / Wahl Gold Filled Coronet Fountain Pen Rare
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Vintage Eversharp / Wahl Gold Filled Coronet Fountain Pen Rare:
LOVELY CORONET GOLD FILLED FOUNTAIN PEN WITH ADJUSTABLE NIB. THE PEN IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND AT THE END OF THE PEN IT SAYS GOLD FILLED EVERSHARP MADE IN USA
I AM LED TO BELIEVE THAT THIS ONE IS QUITE RARE!
The Coronet is widely held up as the acme of Art Deco pen design. It is certainly one of the most architectural of pens, strongly reminiscent of such American Deco icons as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
When introduced towards the end of 1936, advertisements boldly announced "GOLD IS BACK!" and noted that the new pen came with Eversharp's Safety Ink Shut-Off -- but neglected to identify the design by name. Later advertisements and catalog listings continued this practice, leading many collectors to wonder where the Coronet name came from, and to which pens it properly applied -- if any.
After a bit of digging, the only primary source that I could find was a catalog reprinted in the February 1983 issue of the Pen Fancier's Magazine, there dated to 1939. The relevant page appears below. Note that the boxed set has a medallion on a ribbon running across the inside top of the box; the medallion bears the word "CORONET", surmounted by a crown.
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Check out my other items!On 05-Oct-13 at 23:43:17 BST, seller added the following information:
PLEASE NOTE, THIS PEN DOES NOT COME WITH A BOX, IT IS ONLY THE PEN AS PER THE PHOTO!On 06-Oct-13 at 16:08:06 BST, seller added the following information:
PLEASE NOTE, ALTHOUGH THE PEN IS GOOD CONDITION, IT HAS NOT BEEN TESTED!