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I am bummed. Was organizing my (formerly my father's) pen collection and one of the Wahl Eversharp pens broke off in many pieces on the end. :(

 

The pen is in lovely condition otherwise. Thinking maybe somebody out there would have use for the cap or nib...I was thinking like $30.00 or $40.00. Please let me know if that seems outrageous for parts or any thoughts about what else I can do with this pen.

 

I am kicking myself for my carelessness. It was such a pretty pen.

 

 

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Don't beat yourself up too much about it. The plastic on some of these old pens is notoriously unstable and prone to crumbling. The difference in the green colour is the indication that the material is deteriorating.

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Don't beat yourself up too much about it. The plastic on some of these old pens is notoriously unstable and prone to crumbling. The difference in the green colour is the indication that the material is deteriorating.

 

Thanks, Pen Lady. Good to know about the color changes. I guess it was inevitable...

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I've never been able to afford a Doric, but having read about the instability of the plastic I'm kind of glad. For me, life has enough challenges without falling in love with a pen that might fall to pieces before my eyes. What other pens did your Dad have? I hope it wasn't a drawer full of Dorics though some colours are more stable than others. I'm sure there's an article somewhere with the details.

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IMO, the price you would be asking is way too low. The nib alone is worth double that. Look at nibs.com for pricing. The cap is probably worth $50+ if it doesn't have any of the discoloration/ crystalization that is a sign of decay.

Best Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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IMO, the price you would be asking is way too low. The nib alone is worth double that. Look at nibs.com for pricing. The cap is probably worth $50+ if it doesn't have any of the discoloration/ crystalization that is a sign of decay.

I didn't know the nibs were that valuable. I looked on ebay to try to figure out the pricing and the pens (similar--couldn't find one that looked like this one) were going for $100 t0 $200. Figured the parts are not equal to the whole...the cap looks to be in very good condition still.

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What other pens did your Dad have? I hope it wasn't a drawer full of Dorics though some colours are more stable than others. I'm sure there's an article somewhere with the details.

 

Pen lady- not a drawer full of Dorics, although there is definitely a handful. Luckily, the others seem to be in great shape. I have quite a bit of Skyline pens and sets as well. They are neat. He had tons of Parker Pens, some Conklin (we're from Ohio, originally), Waterman, Carter, and a bunch of Esterbrooks. I sold a couple Waterman and Parker pens on ebay. The more I research the pens the more I get attached so I am at that point where I'm deciding what to get rid of (lots of duplicates) and what to keep for possibly my own collection. If you are interested in a Doric, I would sell you one. I haven't really researched the Eversharp pens so not sure how to price them yet, but I'd like to find homes for the pens so sometimes that's more important than money. I will take a photo of them all together (probably this weekend) and make a post with them.

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Got excited and posted sooner. Not the best photos, but I just wanted to show what I've got.

 

Here are those Dorics:

 

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And other random Eversharps:

 

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Now that I've know about the color change being a sign of deterioration, I can see it in a couple of the Dorics (mostly the red one).

 

The green pencil to far right in the bottom photo matched the pen that broke (original post photo).

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Early morning eye-candy, YUM! Thanks for the offer, but now my own collection seems to be turning in a different direction. I found an old thread that might be of interest to you though. Search in the Forums for "Doric Downside", (it came up third on the list for me), it made informative reading. Best of luck, your Dad had great taste.

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Early morning eye-candy, YUM! Thanks for the offer, but now my own collection seems to be turning in a different direction. I found an old thread that might be of interest to you though. Search in the Forums for "Doric Downside", (it came up third on the list for me), it made informative reading. Best of luck, your Dad had great taste.

 

I'm glad you enjoyed looking at the pens. :) Thanks for the nice complement about my dad.

 

I will be reading about the Doric Downside tonight...

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IMO, the price you would be asking is way too low. The nib alone is worth double that. Look at nibs.com for pricing. The cap is probably worth $50+ if it doesn't have any of the discoloration/ crystalization that is a sign of decay.

Best Regards, greg

There's also a matter of who the nib is coming from in that context (reputation known, standard they hold to the product, etc).

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There's also a matter of who the nib is coming from in that context (reputation known, standard they hold to the product, etc).

 

There's also a matter of who the nib is coming from in that context (reputation known, standard they hold to the product, etc).

 

Of course. Perhaps I should have made this clearer for someone new, but I was more concerned about timeliness/ that rachels@ was going to let valuable parts go for a song. Naturally John has costs that would result in prices being higher than a hobbyist needing/ being able to charge.

Best, greg

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Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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Of course. Perhaps I should have made this clearer for someone new, but I was more concerned about timeliness/ that rachels@ was going to let valuable parts go for a song. Naturally John has costs that would result in prices being higher than a hobbyist needing/ being able to charge.

 

Thanks for looking out for me...

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I didn't know the nibs were that valuable. I looked on ebay to try to figure out the pricing and the pens (similar--couldn't find one that looked like this one) were going for $100 t0 $200. Figured the parts are not equal to the whole...the cap looks to be in very good condition still.

 

 

You know I've been looking on and off for a body to house my personal point nib (I have an adjustable one from a desk set). I agree with everyone else that your price is low. That pen is (still) a beauty.

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