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Just acquired this Wearever pen that appears to be a Pennant model, except for a few details that are different from any Pennant I've seen. For one thing, it has a 14k nib with clear feed. The cap is slightly different in that it has no polished cap band. Also, the section is the same color as the barrel instead of being black. In addition, the cap lip is smooth, not coin edged. The barrel imprint reads "WEAREVER, NORTH BERGEN NJ, USA". Does anybody know how this pen fits in to the Wearever line or the Pennant line? Or is this either a prototype or a frankenpen? Thanks!
The PCA is pleased to announce the return of Jim Mamoulides as the Editor of the Pennant starting with the Fall 2018 issue. Jim was Editor in 2006 and 2007, also contributing many articles and cover shots. Jim was initially drawn to using fountain pens through his interest in calligraphy, but it took losing a Montblanc ballpoint pen and the search for a replacement that brought him to the world of pen collecting. His focus is on brand history and unusual filling systems; he is a keen researcher and a skilled photographer, and a sample of his work can be viewed at his website, PenHero.com. You have probably already seen Jim's photography in the PCA's calendar, as well as past issues of the Pennant and numerous other trade publications, including books such as Fountain Pens of Japan and Collecting Pens. Laura Chandler will continue with the Pennant as Production Editor. As general editor, Laura brought in a new designer to refresh the look of the Pennant, as well as a new printing company, resulting in faster turnaround and significantly reduced production costs. As Production Editor, Laura will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of getting a magazine designed, printed, and distributed. We are thankful indeed for her service to the PCA, and look forward to our new editorial collaboration. David Nishimura PCA President
Hi, folks! When I am not playing with Sheaffer or Swan Visofil pens, I have a secret interest in Wearevers. I guess it's because when you go pen hunting there are just so darn many of them in antique shops and I can't just pass over them. Wearevers are kind of like filler in between nicer pens, but I tend to pick them up anyway and have accumulated a lot of them. Some Wearever pens are surprisingly decent pens and many are just plain junkers - something to learn how to do sac replacements. One particular Wearever pen I will always grab, if cheap and in good condition, is the 1950s Wearever Pennant. To me, a minty Pennant in Aqua - Wearever's light blue - is the quintessential cheap fifties pen. I spent a lot of time researching an updating a very old article on PenHero.com on the Wearever Pennant that I hope is fun for those who like these pens. If you can add or help correct anything in the article, especially with regard to any Pennant colors I may have missed, please let me know. You can read it here: Wearever Pennant c1950-1960 http://www.penhero.com/PenGallery/Wearever/WeareverPennant.htm http://www.penhero.com/PenGallery/Wearever/Pics/WeareverPennant16_1024.jpg In researching the article, I looked at a LOT of Wearever ads and noticed that David Kahn ran a full page ad campaign in 1950 through 1951 that used some very amusing cartoons as part of the pitch. You can read it here: Wearever Pennant: The Pen That Solves All of Life's Problems! http://www.penhero.com/PenGallery/Wearever/WeareverToons.htm http://www.penhero.com/PenGallery/Wearever/Pics/WeareverToonsPeople.jpg Hope you have a lot of fun with these! Thanks!