Writing Implement Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Carter's
Full color 10" x 14" ad for their 9 colors of ink using nine cats, each a color corresponding to one of the ink colors available, playing a game of baseball. The picture shows a black cat sliding into home as the green cat receives the throw, too late, and the white cat calls him safe. The headline calls Carter's Ink "Safe! for your precious fountain pen!" and the text calls it the safest ink you can use and claims that it is as gentle as a kitten. The text claims that it dries fast, "just a few words behind your pen" and that it is deep-toned. The ad shows the nine different colors available both by the color of the cats and by the boxes illustrated with the color names listed. They show Washable Blue, Tulip Purple, Forest Green, Hunting Red, Beaver Brown, Raven Black, American Blue and Midnight Blue-Black.
April 17, 1944
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Writing Implement / Animal

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Carter's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Stylewriter Pens. Adervertised as being "Carter's newest and finest writing set $3.00" we see the Chinese Red and the Ebony set displayed at the top of the ad. The text talks about some of the features of these desireable pens, as well as their ability "to blend with every decorative scheme" before showing other colored cases such as Mahogany, Ivory, Emerald, Maple and Cobalt Blue. The ad also talks about the Carter's Balanced Ink.
June 24, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 26

Eberhard Faber
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their selection of Erasers. The headline claims that "Corrections are a SNAP with Job-Mated Erasers". At the top of the page is a picture of a smilng young lady holding up a #6597 paper-wrapped eraser, a #6587 disc and a #1207 woodcased. At the bottom of the ad is a close-up view of the Pink Pearl "100", the Rubkleen "6002", the Ruby "112" and the Star Plastic Cleaner. The text claims that with these products available you can "Change you mind as often as you like". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 18, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Eberhard 7

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Skyliner Pen. The ad has a drawing of a freckle covered young man lying down with a picture of a girl next to him, blank paper in front of him, a dreamy expression on his face and an Eversharp ready and waiting in his hand. The ad headline warns "Time out for the $64 Question. The Inspiration....An Eversharp!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 13, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 1

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Sixty Four Pen and Pencil Set. There is a picture of an attractive lady wearing a U.S. Navy uniform and working on some papers that have a "100%" written across the top. The headline states that "Here's the Winning Answer to your $64 Question". The text talks about the features you will find in this product such as Self-blotting, a Hooded Tip, a Point that is barely peaking out, New, improved Magic Feed and a 14K Gold Cap, all for $64. Their motto is "Give Eversharp - and you give the finest!".
May 22, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 23

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Presentation Set. The ad has a picture where a young man with a hopeful look on his face and two tickets in his hand is talking to an attentive young lady and pointing at the sign on the wall announcing the Senior Prom. The headline announces the "$64 Question Coming Up!" and the text leads me to believe that this young man may have even gone so far as to present the young lady with a >b>Presentation Set as well as an invitation. Sounds like an early version of the movie Pretty Woman. The ad gives a price for the Presentation Set of $14.75 or $9.75 for the Pen alone and $5 for the Repeater Pencil. Mention is also made to tune into two shows they were sponsoring which were Take It Or Leave It with Phil Baker on CBS Sunday Nights and Maisie with Ann Southern in CBS Friday Nights.
April 22, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 15

Eversharp
Full color 10" x 14" ad that sings to you that "You'll be Sorry if you don't get an Eversharp". At the top of the page is an actual color photo taken by Nicholas Muray of a soldier and a sailor in uniform as well as a young lady standing between them all happily smiling. It shows the Eversharp Skyliner pen with the repeating pencil as well as the Eversharp Military Set. They ask if you have noticed the "deep-pocket military clips that sweep over the top" or if you have felt "Eversharp's satin-smooth 14 Carat Gold pen point" or noticed the "Magic Feed in action". It ends with the statement that if you "Give Eversharp - and you give the finest!"
June 24, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Eversharp 30

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their CA Retractable Pen. There is a picture of this impressive unit with the claim that it is "Wrought in 14 Karat Gold throughout" followed quickly by the price of $100.00. There is "No Cap" on this pen, the "point 'clicks' in and out!". They also claim that the "Magic Sphere rolls the Ink on Dry", that it "Writes up to 3 Years" and that it "Reloads Instantly with a Cartridge". Myabe it's just me but if I was going to spend $100 in 1946 money I would expect a man standing next to me ready to change the cartridge when it ran empty.
November 4, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 21

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Eversharp CA Pen. The ad has a picture of a young boy lying prone on the floor busily doing what I assume is his homework. He is writing on a piece of paper with what we have to assume is an Eversharp CA Pen and the headline informs us that "This $8.75 Eversharp CA Pen now $5.95". The text calls it the "World's Smoothest-Writing Pen" and claims that it "Rolls Ink on Dry...Writes and Writes and Writes without Refilling". The ad mentions too that, in addition to the price of this pen being slashed, the Eversharp CA Repeater Pen has had its price dropped from $12.50 to $9.95 and the Eversharp CA Pen with a 14-K Gold-Filled Cap has been cut from $15.00 to $7.95.
September 8, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 12

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Kimberly Pockette pens. The ad shows a man wearing a hat and holding up for size comparison a regular cigarette in one hand and a Kimberly Pockette pen in the other. The headline asks you to "Imagine a Pen not much longer than your cigarette!...when open it's a full size pen - with full ink supply!". The text describes how it will close up and fit into a variety of convenient spots and how it rolls ink on dry with its Magic Shpere Point from any angle. It mentions a price for the pen with the 14-K gold-filled band of $7.50 and only $4.95 for the one with the Chrome band.
October 27, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 16

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Kimberly Pockette Pen with actor Dennis Morgan using his influence to peddle the product. The ad has a drawing of him holding this pen next to a cigarette so their similiar lengths are very evident. The ad headline asks you to "Imagine a Pen not much longer than your cigarette!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 16, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Morgan / Eversharp 1

Eversharp
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad with suggestions on how to finish your Christmas shopping easily and make everyone happy. The headline hopefully suggests that "This Christmas It's Eversharp for Everyone" and the ad lays out your choices. At the top of the ad we see The Symphony which was $5 for the set, then three different versions of the popular Kimberly Pockette pens for $7.50, $4.95 and $12.50. Next we are shown the Eversharp Envoy Set for $22.50 and the Eversharp Reporter for $3.50. Last but not least, for your in-laws or your grumpy neighbors, there were three choices for $1.00 each; the Wahl Ball Pen, the Thin Lead Repeater Pencil and the Thin Lead Propel-Repel Pencil.
December 13, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 22

Normandy
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their selection of Pens. The main focus os this ad is for their Four-Riter which was "4 Pens-in-One". This retractable pen, for only $2.95, would write in Blue, write in Red, write in Black and write in Green. The ad also mentions pens for $1 such as the Two-Rite, the Long John, the Knight and the Page. This ad includes a coupon for ordering their products.
December 13, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 24

Paper-Mate
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad has a photo of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. She is sitting at a desk wearing a low-cut, pink dress and holding a pen in her right hand. The ad headline has her saying "No more ink-stained hands or clothes with my Paper-Mate Pen!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 4, 1953
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Paper-Mate / Gabor 1

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Paper-Mate
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about the "multimillion-dollar new car colors" these pens were being offered in. The picture shows lines of speeding new cars with Paper-Mate Pens lined up next to them and the text claims you can now "Match your new car with a De Luxe Paper-Mate pen". The text also claims the pens have "6 New Features" and the price is "Still only $1.69".
August 15, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 14

Paper-Mate
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for their Paper-Mate Capri Pen. The ad has a picture of the popular host Art Linkletter wearing a tuxedo and holding up one of these pens still in a box. The ad headline describes it as "Paper-Mate's Finest...A luxury gift for everyone". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 5, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Linkletter / Paper-Mate

Paper Mate
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with comedian Joe E. Brown. The ad has a photo of Joe, wearing a Santa hat, buried up to his chin in letters addressed to Santa. The ad headline has him saying as he holds several envelopes up, "They all want Paper Mate pens". Shown in the ad are samples of the Capri for $1.95, the Lady Capri for $2.95 and the Capri Mark IV for $3.50. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 15, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Brown / Paper Mate 1

Parker
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Parker 61 pen. The headline claims it is "Dramatically new...the only fountain pen that fills itself by itself...it has no moving parts!". There is a picture taken straight from a science fiction book that shows a faraway world with a flat surface and a darkened planet on the horizon. Lined up on this flat surface are two rocket ships prepared to launch, a third one that is in the process of blasting off and a gold and red Parker 61 pen looking just as modern as the ships that travel from one world to the next. The caption claims it is "Unlike any pen in this world...or any other!" and the text tries to describe how it fills itself and how it writes and mentions a price of $20.00 or more. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 18, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Parker 6

Parker
Three color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their new Parker 45 Convertible Pen. There is a picture of one of these pens lying next to a gold band ring and the headline calls it "A $5 pen that looks and lasts as if you'd paid twice as much". The text claims that "people who write a lot like the fact that it's convertible" and mentions several times that it has a solid 14k gold point. It also mentions that this is just one of the models available.
April 5, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Parker 10

Parker
Three color 10" x 13" ad for their new Parker 45 Convertible pen. The ad features a picture of one of these pens on a scale being balanced with a gold nugget while the headline says "Only $5, but some people think its almost worth its weight in gold". The text explains some of it's features such has having a Solid 14k gold point, the fact that It's "convertible" which means you could load it with a cartridge or fill it from an ink bottle and that it has Better ink mileage. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 7, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Parker 5

Parker
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Parker 45 Convertible Pen. The ad has a picture of one of these pens with a variety of price tags that have been torn off of more expensive items and the headline claims that "When you give the Parker 45 Convertible people will think you paid more". The text mentions a price of $5.00 for the basic model and talks about the two different ways to fill it, the solid 14k gold point and that fact that it has the Parker Look. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 8, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Parker 4

Pedigree
Three color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Pencils. There are assorted sharpened Pedigree pencils tossed around the ad with a price mentioned of 5 cents apiece but there is a picture of a package holding a dozen of these pencils with the headline claiming "Cheaper buy the dozen 39 cents". As a "Back-to-School Special" they were offering a Micro Pencil Sharpener with each dozen pak of Pedigree Pencils. It shows this eraser slipped on top of the pencil or flipped to be used as an eraser.
August 29, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 19

Scripto
Full color 9" x 13 1/2" ad for their Scripto "8" Fountain Pen. The headline calls this "The Only Fountain Pen with Ink Reserve" and claims that "No Fountain Pen is Modern without an INK RESERVE". There is a giant-size illustration of one of these pens with the price of only $1.00 prominently displayed. There is also a schematic that shows "Here's How It Works" and a smaller picture of a Pen and Pencil set that is sold, gift boxed too, for $1.98. The ad warns you to "Never again be caught with an empty pen".
1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 27

Scripto
Black and white 10" x 13" ad that has a very simple ad. The ad pictures two Scripto pens laying crossways from the bottom left to the upper right side of the ad. The pens are so large that it is possible to see that the top pen does not have the pen thing pushed down like the bottom one does. The text in the ad says "To see Scripto's brand new idea in pens push here" and this text is just above the retractable pen push-em-down. And, in addition, the text at the bottom left of the ad says "See? The tip is tilted. That s the point. You don't have to tilt your hand to hold it upright like other ball pens. The new Tilt-Tip pen combines the convenience of a ball pen with the writing ease of a fine fountain pen. Hold it naturally and write to your hand's content".
April 24, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
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Writing Implement 31

Shaeffer's
Brown and white 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" ad that talks about reasons to buy their Pens. The headline has the number "76,000" and the text indicates that this is the number of Names and Addresses that were written with a single Shaeffer pen. This information comes from a letter from a Mr. Vuillmot who hiked from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. During this trip this many people signed the notebook he was carrying. The ad mentions several models for sale starting with, of course, the Lifetime. It gives a price of this unit of $8.75 then goes on to the Special for $5.00 and the Student's Special for $3.75. The ad also shows a much magnified view of the Lifetime pen.
November 15, 1923
Midweek Pictorial
1
$9.00
View Writing Implement 17

Sheaffer's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Feathertouch Pens. A colorful picture shows a large Feathertouch Pen, several features of this item and a drawing of a young boy speeding down a snow-covered hill on his sled. The ad headlilne claims that "In a few seconds your child can empty, clean, fill a Feathertouch Pen" and the ad shows some of the various accessories that were needed to properly use this implement. The text describes in glowing terms the action and abilities of this item and mentions that prices for their pens ran from $2.75 to $10.00.
February 23, 1935
Saturday Evening Post
1
$9.00
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Writing Implement 28

Sheaffer's
Full color 10" x 14" ad for some of their Back to School items. Under the headline "Let's Go!" the ad shows the Sentinel which it lists for $15.00 and the Valiant which is $12.50 for the Pen and $17.50 for the Set. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 14, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Sheaffer's 3

Sheaffer's
Full color 10" x 14" ad in which you are asked to "Compare Sheaffer's TM with any other pen in the world!" This is an unusual ad with a black background. There are four different "Touch Down plus on the left side, each with a different hi-point of the pen. First there is the "Innerspring Clip" and then there is the "Air-Seal Humidor Cap". Third we have the "TM Design With Great Capacity" and lastly we have the "Sheaffer's Exclusive Point Fashioned from a 14K Ring". The word Touch Down appears in the upper right of the ad and describes it as "The sensational one-shot pneumatic filler".
August 11, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Sheaffer's 29

Shaeffer's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Ballpoint Pens with the Exclisive Sterling Silver Tip. The claim, next to a closeup of this tip, says that it "Writes longer than any ballpoint ever made!". It talks about the Sterling Silver doing away with many of the causes of pens skipping, spurting or having a short life and offers All-Metal Models in 6 Iridescent colors or a Transparent Unit with "capacity you can see". The price mentioned is $2.95 and they say that "When it comes to writing - come to Shaffer's".
August 26, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Writing Implement 20

Sheaffer's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for some of their Pens that they consider to be "Neat New Ideas for the Spring Gift Season". There are four pictures in this ad, three show different models and the fourth demonstrates how to refill their new cartridge pens. The upper left picture shows the '500' and describes it with prices for the different packages. The upper right picture shows the '800' with the same information and the bottom left picture shows the '1000' which it begins the description by calling it "The ultimate gift".
June 5, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Shaeffer's 8

Sheaffer's
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Desk Set. With Christmas coming and people looking for things to give as gifts Sheaffer is trying to help us decide "How to say 'Merry Christmas' to a client accustomed to the very finest" by bringing their variety of Desk Sets to our attention. The ad has two of their choices pictured and offers a name plate attached to whichever set you choose.
December 6, 1963
Time magazine
1
$7.50
View Sheaffer's 2

Venus
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Hooded Pen. The ad has a picture of one of these pens lying on a dark table with a statue of the Venus de Milo behind it and several loose jewels in front of it as the caption says "Now a luxury pen for only $7.50". The headline claims "Exclusively designed! Patented! Every pen pre-tested for instant touch and flow!". The text talks about what they mean by a "hooded pen" and gives a few more facts about what is offered.
September 2, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 18

Venus
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad with a few suggestions on how to make your Christmas shopping easier. They offer two pens which are shown lying on a table after being unwrapped. They offer the Luxury Hooded Pen for $7.50 and the quality President for $3.50. The ad toasts "Christmas Inspiration...Venus for everyone".
November 18, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 25

Waterman's
Full color 9" x 13" ad that talks about the Great Values that come with buying a Waterman. The headline claims that "No Matter what you pay for a Pen, Waterman's give greatest Value!". There are three examples shown in the ad; the Stalwart which is shown for $4, the Crusader which is shown for $5 and for luxury, the Corinth for $8.75. The ad mentions another great value is to buy their ink which cost 15 cents for "the big Tip-Fill bottle".
August 30, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Writing Implement 13










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