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Identifying A Doric

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#1 Ezekiel

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 18:42

Hi all. I've been a lurker around here for some time, and have began tumbling down the rabbit hole of vintage pens. Wanted to ask for a little help.

 

I just picked this up for what I *think* is a decent price, but am having trouble identifying it with certainty. I haven't received the pen yet, so can't provide better pictures until it arrives. 

 

My guess: 1st Generation Popular Priced c.193? And is it Burma? Seems lighter in color than the other Burmas I've seen. 

 

What do y'all think?

And what would be fair value based on your guess?

 

 

Thanks for the help!

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 22:11

Maybe that is.

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#3 Ezekiel

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 23:00

Maybe that is.

 

 

The Cathay Pearl? That's a greenish color, isn't it?



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:00

I am not too familiar with the Doric but you seem to receive few responses to your question. 

 

Did you already check Richard Binder's website? Check here (and search for "Doric"):

http://www.richardspens.com/

 

There is a very helpful chart at the bottom of the page showing the different Doric colours.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 17:34



 

The Cathay Pearl? That's a greenish color, isn't it?

No.

In greenish color were Doric Kashmir Pearl.

 

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#6 Ezekiel

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 13:17

No.

In greenish color were Doric Kashmir Pearl.

 

 

Seems like Syd's site, Richard Binder's site, and fountainpen.it all agree that Cathay Pearl was green.

 

http://www.pensburym...ge_Library.html

http://www.richardsp...files/doric.htm

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#7 sidthecat

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 22:36

The Kashmir was a darker green; the Cathay was a lighter, sort of jadelike green. It's rare: the lighter colors seem to have had a shorter lifespan.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 20:49

Looks like Burma to me. Here's my Burma next to a later silver shell:

 

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edit: note that Burmas came with both white and yellow gold plated trim.


Edited by Estragon, 11 February 2017 - 20:50.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:38

Burma it is.

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