1. Reliable. Black plastic cap and barrel, senior size (5 5/8"), with GF hardware. No writing on barrel. Nib marked "France." Flat-top style suggests 1928 +/-, Lever-fill, with decoration on lever reminiscent of Eclipse pens. Writes a fine, smooth line. $50.
2. Waterson Senior size (5 1/2 "), red and black cellulite body and cap, with black end pieces. Nib marked "14 KT, Waterson," writes a smooth fine line Lever fill, made in 1928. $80.
3. Pyralin. Marked on the GF clip, "pyralin" is a cellulite name used by Wahl-Eversharp, starting in 1928. The pen resembles a Parker Duofold Mandarin in color and size (5 1/4""),with a nib marked “nechro tip. 8 USA." that is gold-colored, and writes a smooth fine line. It is a lever-fill. Information appreciated. $75.
4. LaRestazie. The name is etched on the GF clip. There are no other markings. However, the ten-sided shape, the end-caps, and the nib all suggest it was made by Wearever. The nib is marked "Supreme," which was a Wearever sub-brand. It is five inches long, with gray and cream colored mottled plastic cap and barrel. If a Wearever sub-brand, it has not been mentioned in any material I have seen. $40.
5. Venus US President. Made in Hoboken, NJ, in the early 1960s, this is an unusual pen in that the cap is striped, while the barrel is a deeper solid color. It is a lever-fill, with a 14 kt. gold nib that writes a smooth medium line. It is a senior size (5 3/8"), but not as wide as the first three pens above. $60
6. English unbranded pen, senior (5 1/2 ") size, red with black cellulite, made as an advertising pen. "Try ty-phoo tea for indigestion" is etched on the barrel. The fine fle gold nib writes a very smooth line. It is a lever fill, from about the mid-1920s. I have seen one other like it over the past 40 years, so it is rather unusual. Information? $135.
7. American Pen Company "US President" model. Black plastic with unusual GF clip. Apparently the same company as the Venus model above (#5), but made in the late 1930s. Stainless nib, once gold-plated, marked "Iridium tip USA" Writes a smooth medium line, and is lever-filled. $50.
8. John Holland ribbon pen, senior size (5 1/8") but narrow. Early 1930s, black plastic body and cap. Lever-fill. Fine-flex nib writes a vey smooth line. Nib etched "John Holland, Cinc. O., 12." Holland was a well known and highly thought of pen maker from the late 1880s until the 1950s, though few were produced. $150.
9. ReadiPoint, made by Brown & Bigelow of St. Paul, Minn. This ribbon pen is junior sized (4 5/8”) but wide like a senior size. The red and brown cellulite body and cap is highlighted by GF hardware, including a wide cap band. It has a fine-flex nib, and is a lever-fill. $95
10. Pencopen. This is a name and model that few seem to know much about. It is petit (4 1/4”), with nickel hardware and red/cream iridescent plastic cap and barrel. It is a bulb-filler, with what appears to be a stainless fine nib. Both the nib and the barrel say “Pencopen. Made in USA. Reg US Pat. Off.” It appears to have been made about 1938+/. Most writers indicate it was made by Parker, and usually spell the name as “Pencope.” Probably made to sell as a store brand, possibly J C Penney. $70.
11. Chilton 24S. This is a 1930 +/- pneumatic fill green and black junior size (4 3/8”) Chilton. Th e pen has been serviced, and fills as it should. It is green with cream and black speckled plastic, and gold-filled hardware. The barrel is somewhat discolored, as is common with green or cream-colored pens of that era. It also has a small blemish on the plastic of the cap, as if it was heated too high at some point. It has a rigid fine nib, and writes a smooth line. Chilton made very high quality pens, still highly sought after. $150.
12. Ever-Ready ribbon junior size (4 1/4”) in cream and black cellulite. Made by the American Pen Company, probably for sale as a chain-store house brand. It has a fine 14-kt. Gold “warranted” nib, and is a lever fill. Ever-ready pens made somewhat later than this occasionally appear in on-line ads, but are generally quite scarce. $85.