Thursday, February 4, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 146

Today's virtual show & tell features two classic vintage fountain pens and one lesser-known vintage brand, all belonging to Christopher...

(all courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Christopher: "Rene got my last good (Conklin) Nozac, but when this one came to me several months back it was definitely a keeper. Nice and big to sit well in the hand, and with the most beautiful finish and a huge ink view window."

"This Eversharp Junior from the Doric family was a complete surprise. I got it with a lot of 30 pens and admittedly didn’t even notice it until I pulled it out to restore it. Still, can any vintage pen collector pass on a Doric? Even their bottom of the line this being one nice pen. The Junior follow the Deco design and sports the rather large Eversharp 14K gold nib. This pen had seen better days when I got it, but with a little elbow grease, it came around nicely."

"Everything about this Everlast pen I admire. It is my type of third tier pen. The overall finish reminds me of a Parker 51 Flighter and it has a most substantial metal sleeve button filler under the barrel. But the nib (Warranted First Quality 14K gold) is better still and just a joy to write with. If I was stranded on a desert island with only one pen and a gallon of ink to fill with, this would be my choice."

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing these acquisitions with us!  For more information on the Conklin 'Nozac' and Eversharp 'Doric', check out these excellent articles on Richard Binder's website:

Profile: The Conklin Nozac
Profile: The Eversharp Doric

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