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galvanic1882
March 17th, 2022, 08:03 AM
Hi All, I just joined the group and could use some help. I just found this old Eversharp fountain pen and would like more information on it. I believe it is from the 1930's but am not sure. I was told by a friend that the pen might have some value. It has an adjustable nib.

Any help would be appreciated. I might offer it for sale just not sure what I have yet.

Thanks Mike

Linkinyeah
March 17th, 2022, 08:06 AM
Definitely a Eversharp Doric model and they are quite collectable so it is valuable. I don't yet own a Doric (because I usually can't afford the price tag they sell for)so I don't have any information other than a name for your pen. I hope to own one at some point. I am sure others here know more about it. Good luck if you decide to sell.


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galvanic1882
March 17th, 2022, 08:08 AM
Thank you for the info, do you know if there is a pencil that goes with the pen??

Linkinyeah
March 17th, 2022, 08:09 AM
Sorry, I don't know about all pencil, but like I said, I am sure others can give you more information.


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galvanic1882
March 17th, 2022, 08:16 AM
:thumb::thumb:

jos
March 17th, 2022, 08:23 AM
That is an Eversharp Doric indeed. See here: http://www.richardspens.com/ref/profiles/doric.htm
The colour might be Garnet Red. The wide cap band, as seen on your pen, was introduced in mid 1935 and is typical for the second generation Doric which was in the Eversharp catalog until circa 1941. Some Doric pens had an ink shut-off valve at the feed. The valve closes when the cap is screwed onto the pen, preventing ink leakage in case of pressure or temperature changes.

There were accompanying pencils for this pen, see for instance here: https://www.peytonstreetpens.com/copy-of-wahl-doric-ii-junior-fountain-pen-garnet-red-moire-vac-fil-manifold-fine-nib-excellent-restored.html

galvanic1882
March 17th, 2022, 08:28 AM
Very nice thanks for the links!! I really like the pencils.

I think my pen is more brown in color. I am not sure if or how to clean it. Another thing I collect is old knives and most collectors don't want things cleaned?

jos
March 17th, 2022, 09:04 AM
Yes, it can be difficult to identify the exact colour of a Doric, your pen might also be Lavender Pearl.
Check the first picture on this webpage for more Doric colours: it shows the Garnet Red against the Lavender Pearl (the two horizontal pens on the bottom of the tray):
http://fountainpenboard.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2990-wahl-doric-eye-candy-tray/

galvanic1882
March 17th, 2022, 09:05 AM
Yep, looks like Lavender Pearl, thanks

FredRydr
March 17th, 2022, 09:18 AM
This lovely pen is a later Doric and is a plunger-filler, not a project for beginners or even advanced restorers who lack plunger experience. I suggest you send it to Gerry Berg or Ron Zorn. Ask them for time estimate. PM me for contact info.

jos
March 17th, 2022, 09:21 AM
Another thing I collect is old knives and most collectors don't want things cleaned?

Cleaning the cap and barrel is not a problem and will bring out the attractive colour scheme of these pens but I would be careful with the nib. As noted above the adjustable nib is very valuable and some parts of the slider (eg the tabs that connect the slider to the nib) are very fragile and break easily.