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    Default Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Partly by accident I purchased something called a Wahl Command Performance pen today.

    My long suit is Mabie Todd, and I know practically zero about Wahl-Eversharp. Here's a snap of the pen I have purchased, which I expect will arrive next week.

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    Perhaps one of you Wahl enthusiasts could tell me something about it?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Congrats

    Every collector needs at least one solid gold pen. The Command Performance is common (for a gold pen), so I feel comfortable using mine when I am out and about. The bold styling of the Skyline looks pretty darn sharp in smooth gold.

    Take care - Bob

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Was this the one that was on auction?? I was thinking of bidding on that one but didn't..

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleite View Post
    Congrats

    Every collector needs at least one solid gold pen. The Command Performance is common (for a gold pen), so I feel comfortable using mine when I am out and about. The bold styling of the Skyline looks pretty darn sharp in smooth gold.

    Take care - Bob
    Many thanks for taking the time to reply - I am embarrassed - I really could have looked this up couldn't I - except of course your personal experience was nice to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickler View Post
    Was this the one that was on auction?? I was thinking of bidding on that one but didn't..
    Yes it was. The funny thing is I didn't know about it until I joined the auction for another lot of three pens (that I bought rather cheaply happily) that included a Swan and a Waterman's 52. Whilst waiting the Wahl came up and my twitchy finger acted. I then thought "What have I done?"

    I hope it is the genuine article!

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    The waterman caught my eye.. and I bid on it.. way too low

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickler View Post
    The waterman caught my eye.. and I bid on it.. way too low
    One of yesterday's lots included an Onoto Magna. I knew, much as I would like one, that there was no point in bidding - never a bargain with those these days, but it was funny: the auctioneer said "Right we'll start the bidding at £50... Oh!! it's gone straight in at £320." I thought that he was quite shocked!

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    I wish I had accidents like that...
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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    I got a few of my pens from the auctions. Most that I won were huge savings.. some were totally disasters (one actually crumbled in my hands after the first filling).

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Stickler View Post
    I got a few of my pens from the auctions. Most that I won were huge savings.. some were totally disasters (one actually crumbled in my hands after the first filling).
    Yes I have a few problems here currently that owe me good money!

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    My experience with on-line general auctions is similar to what I am reading here. Nice pens in small lots can be bargains due to a small audience, while a high-profile pen will always attract serious (people of more means than myself) bidders. What I notice the most is that there is often a lack of detail in descriptions and images that might let on-line bidders make a good appraisal/diagnosis. Some auctions that offer on-line "live" bidding seem behind the times in this regard. One pen I won is a great pen - when viewed from its good side. A previous owner removed a personalization by replacing it with a scale model of the Grand Canyon. Nice cap and nib, but a quick shoot of the "dark side" would have been nice. I don't think that it is deception, as much as old habits from a Brick and Mortar tradition.

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Its underlying Dreyfus "Skyline" design is one of my favorites. Trains, planes, and fountain pens.
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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleite View Post
    My experience with on-line general auctions is similar to what I am reading here. Nice pens in small lots can be bargains due to a small audience, while a high-profile pen will always attract serious (people of more means than myself) bidders. What I notice the most is that there is often a lack of detail in descriptions and images that might let on-line bidders make a good appraisal/diagnosis. Some auctions that offer on-line "live" bidding seem behind the times in this regard. One pen I won is a great pen - when viewed from its good side. A previous owner removed a personalization by replacing it with a scale model of the Grand Canyon. Nice cap and nib, but a quick shoot of the "dark side" would have been nice. I don't think that it is deception, as much as old habits from a Brick and Mortar tradition.

    Bob
    Yes.. you really need to bid online with the mindset that you are going to spend $30-50 in restoration (although you often don't have to).. and if you can go to the auction in person.. you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    I am fallen for a Skyline recently and it was just a nomal less prised pen. What I love about skylines is there are amazing flex nibs . I am not much care about Gild pens but for their extrodanary nibs. It dosen't mean that I don't like gold Wahl pen if I have the oppsertunity to find one for my price. I have learnt most of the vitage pens are very different than modern in writing. So I am always curious for finding new instuments.

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    Default Re: Wahl Eversharp "Command Performance" Model

    You are fortunate: the gold one I mentioned above had a nail for a nib.

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