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Eversharp Dorics -and a few others

I will be showing almost exclusively dories on this page. They have been the focus of my interest in Eversharp, although I readily admit, that Signature pens (flat tops), Coronets and others would bee more than welcome :)

As you will notice, I put my focus on some of the black pens, the "Jet Blacks", as they were named by Eversharp. I guess I have undergone a development (maybe not towards the better, who knows) as a collector concerning black pens in general. In the very beginning of my time as a pen collector I really did like them - but then I liked almost any pen I could get my hands on - but then, after some time, I began to find them boring and 'common' and I tended to prefer multi-coloured pens. Over the last few years, though, I have refound my joy in the black pens and their often understated elegance and their simplicity. I have been through exactly the same 'development' with orange or corral pens! But then again, who want's to be an exclusionist! You will also find pics of marbled pens.

Jet black Dorics - first Generation

So this is a very fat senior/oversized jet black Doric (13,7 centimetres long) made somewhere between 1931 and 1932. I believe it to be a very early pen, since it is fitted with a Gold seal manifold nib and not the adjustable nib, that was introduced in 1932. It is a beautiful pen, but in my eyes it does not compete with the elegance of the second generation pens, of which you can see some pics further down.

Jet black dorics - second generation

The pen shown below is the one that introduces the Eversharp pens on the earlier page. As already stated, it is very attractive and, to me at least with my limited knowledge of Eversharp pens, also very unusual. See pics for barrel imprint reading "United states of America" and for 18 Karat nib.


Unusual Eversharp nib. Note the hallmark to the right. I have never

seen on an Eversharp nib.

Below: the 'French' Eversharp in full length.


Three nice jet black Dories. All piston fillers.


Below at set og second generation Doric in Shell Green.

Below some first generation pens.

The red set, the Morocco Pearl right below, is an example of an experience that many collectors will probably have when they begin collecting, but it may also happen to more experienced collectors: Well, I bought the set many years ago thinking that everything was original, but obviously the clip is a replacement. It has been placed elegantly right above the hole, where the original clip was sitting. When you know what the clip was supposed to look like, it does seem wrong, but all in all I think that the 'fake' clip is nice and sleek, and that it suits the pen alright.


Below and to the right a couple of pics of a standard sized black and grey Doric, the so called Burma. As far as I have understood, the trim is in white gold. White gold or not, the bright and white coloured trim suits the colour perfectly.


Below some nice pencil. From the left:

Kashmir and Morocco first generation Doric. In the middle a Shell Green second generation Doric. To the right two Signature pencils in Pearl and Black. The biggest an oversized flat top.

The Equipoised - a 1929 streamlined Wahl-Eversharp pen

Below pens and a pencil that have belonged to the same person, Wulff Jensen according to the inscription. Strangely enough, the two pens have exactly the same nib style, fine and flexible. I have a couple of Montblanc 146, that belonged to the same person, but have respectively a fine and broad nib, thus making for different uses. The two black and pearl Equipoised are not quite alike, though, since one is somewhat more amber than the other.


In the pics you will also see a black and pearl flat top pencil. To the right a close up of this very beautiful pencil. Below you see it in full length (13,5 centimetres).


Below: an oversized Kashmir Green Doric with an adjustable number 10 nib, a first generation cap band and and a transitional clip; flush but with the roller ball. It is a lever filler. Further below a pic of the nib. I apologise for the lack of cleaning.


Some first generation Kashmir Green caps with flush clips with roller ball. Note how number two and four from the left are still completely sharply cut at the very top of the cap.


Below and to the right the two Equipoised pens and the pencil with the inscription: K. Wulff Jensen

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