This 1943 Wahl Eversharp Fifth Avenue Lever-Filler $64 pen in burgundy is a rare version of the pen, with 6$4 factory imprinted on the 14k cap.
Martin L. Strauss bought the shaky Wahl Co. in 1939 and by the early 1940’s, with their sponsorship of the radio show “Take it or Leave It,” both the phrase The $64 Question and the Eversharp Company were on the map. Strauss sold tens of millions of dollars of $64 model pen and pencil sets. It is believed that the few of these pens and sets which have solid gold caps factory imprinted “6$4” caps (like this example) were not sold but were awarded as prizes on the radio show, and are therefore extremely rare.
Fine nib. Near mint+!