Maybe the luckiest WAH-EVERSHARP find for me happened in reverse! The pens found me! After a goodly number of years one begins to establish a decent reputation for being a conservator of the brand one is devoted to. Sometimes I am glad to say people who feel equally committed to the brand get to a point where they want to begin to let go of some of their treasures, but not in the usual pecuniary way often demonstrated on eBay or at auction. Rather they prefer to "place" their prized objects into such places where they will be preserved for their own sake and for perpetuity. Such an event came my way last month. While on a family Wedding event" in Chicago, I made arrangements to swing over to Ohio on the way home. The cause of the trip was to get together with long-time Wahl Eversharp collector Lynn Brant to go over a good number of interesting pens he was interested in "placing". We spent a good bit of time together and reviewed all the possibilities. The result was that I went home with some great items for my own collection and other items that will be handled for Lynn on consignment. The latter will show up on the website. The Treasures, however will reside in house at Pensbury Manor until it is my turn to "place"them into the next pair of devoted hands some years down the road. I will post some pictures of these item as time permits, but rather than build to the Piece de Resistance in a tacky theatrical way, here is a good example of what I flew to Ohio for:
Thought you all might like to see it. The Pencil many may have seen in real life. The Pen some have seen in person maybe once or twice and on line every now and then. But but the knife and the box? Well that was something special. All 3 together in the factory original display box! Well now I will have to add the Lynn Brant wing onto the Wahl-Eversharp Museum! I was truly humbled by the opportunity and being entrusted to custodian these int the future.
All the pretty little Flamingoes in a row (Although Lynn calls them "Bloods" short for Oxblood I think):