They are similar to, but not quite like, anything else in the Eversharp lineup. The repeating mechanism is common to the Coronet, Doric and Skyline series; the clip suggest more of a Doric flavor, but it is unique to the model. The dark, flat colors are more reminiscent of the Skyline, but it has the earlier round double-check seal. I’d made a couple observations in the book: first, I’d noted that they appear to come in black and maroon, although one of my examples appears to be navy blue under very strong light. Second, I noted that the series was uncataloged.
;I was mostly right. It was cataloged – although not by Eversharp.
Matt McColm recently found an advertisement for these sets, attributed to the 1941 Bennett Brothers catalog. Bennett Brothers was a jewelry firm with offices in Chicago and New York, which published its hardcover “Blue Book” catalogs annually. I just missed out on this copy:
Another seller had hacked individual pages out of a 1941 Bennett catalog (I HATE that), and was offering this page for sale individually:
And viewed closely:
We have a winner: future editions of The Catalogue will refer to this properly as the Eversharp Victory. Note that the catalog states these are available in dubonnet or navy blue, so I don’t think I was seeing things when I suggested one looked blue under strong light – whether the others are also blue darkened to black with time I don’t know. Elsewhere in the advertisement, notice that while some have Eversharp’s gold seal and others do not, all Victory sets are guaranteed forever – and the one pictured doesn’t have a gold seal.