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#391 GTB Fioranno

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:34

Oh dear... I was just thinking what if a mysterious person on the mailing list just literally kept the pens then moved houses.. never to be seen again... then boom, the esties are gone... 

 

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:24

Oh no, Karma is a stalker, no TPO will stop her ... and "haunted" Esties will leave you feeling hunted.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:31

And said vile individual would be alternately hounded and shunned here.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 14:57

Oooh, shiny pretty pens on loan! Do I have 30 days yet? ...28. *does the I Have Almost 30 Days Here dance*

 

Maiden, Mother and Crone, I can't believe it's only been 4 weeks since I joined up! Though I and my big fat mouth are definitely waaaay past the post-count :lticaptd:

 

In the meantime, I'll raise my glass (of water; it's 10am) to a beautiful program and some very generous people who offer their time and their pens to strangers for free. Such a wondrous place this forum is!

 

And I'll be back in 2 days for your Esties :ninja:


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:25

Having reached my 30 days, I humbly ask to borrow the Blue SJ with the 9788  flex nib. If that's unavailable, I would love to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine. I vow to return any pen in the same condition I got it, and, should a pen come to harm under my care, to refund its owner the cost of repair or replacement. Even if either owner declines to lend me their pen, this is still an amazing concept and I am in awe of it. :notworthy1:


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 22:48

Hi everyone--

 

I'm hoping soon to have the required number of posts and (I think) I have the required number of days to participate in this program.  

 

Before that happens, I would like to ask for advice.  The numbers and designations are foreign to me and I have a lot of reading to do regarding the characteristics of each nib.  

 

I have a very light touch and enjoy more flexible, wet/"juicy" writers.  To that end, are there any examples of Esterbrook pens that roughly resemble this description in this loaner program?  (Edit: For the record, although I'm not an expert calligrapher, I've been dabbling in it since I was a pre-teen and know how delicate flexible nibs can be.)

 

Also, I may have missed it, but are there any requirements/limitations on the ink to be used with these pens in the program?  I would suspect the owners would prefer borrowers to use tried and true innocuous inks (Skrip, Quink, Waterman, etc.).  

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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Edited by pharmboycu, 07 January 2015 - 22:49.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 17:54

I was wondering if any pens with a 9555 nib are available?  I am learning shorthand and would like to see if the "Gregg nib"  is the best for  for writing in Gregg.  


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:41

Good evening everyone!

 

I'd like to ask if it might be possible for me to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine?  This is my first time participating in the borrowing program and my first experience with an Esterbrook (aside from the dip pen nibs). 

 

I do have experience with flexible nibs and promise to treat the pen correctly and return it in exactly the same condition in which it arrives.  I have several different inks available to use and I suppose Sheaffer Skrip Blue is probably one of the best ones to use, especially in a pen on short term loan.

 

If it's not possible, I understand, but I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to try one of these great pens.

 

Thank you!

 

John



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:29

Oh dear... I was just thinking what if a mysterious person on the mailing list just literally kept the pens then moved houses.. never to be seen again... then boom, the esties are gone... 

 

-C.D

 

 

Oh no, Karma is a stalker, no TPO will stop her ... and "haunted" Esties will leave you feeling hunted.

 

Of course, the Counselor is correct. It is Not a good thing to overdraw your pen kharma account. I think the 30 day/posting rule has helped. We haven't lost a single pen and we've only had 1 borrower stiff his loaner outter for the mailing fee. And that's for at least 50 loan outs. 

 

 

Having reached my 30 days, I humbly ask to borrow the Blue SJ with the 9788  flex nib. If that's unavailable, I would love to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine. I vow to return any pen in the same condition I got it, and, should a pen come to harm under my care, to refund its owner the cost of repair or replacement. Even if either owner declines to lend me their pen, this is still an amazing concept and I am in awe of it. :notworthy1:

 

I must profusely apologize to our newer Estieville borrower visitors.

 

This moving of the thread caught me. I didn't notice these newer requests for pens. I will work here at getting with the pen's owners.

 

Standby.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:51

Having reached my 30 days, I humbly ask to borrow the Blue SJ with the 9788  flex nib. If that's unavailable, I would love to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine. I vow to return any pen in the same condition I got it, and, should a pen come to harm under my care, to refund its owner the cost of repair or replacement. Even if either owner declines to lend me their pen, this is still an amazing concept and I am in awe of it. :notworthy1:

 

Miz Cow, I have contacted the owner for your pen backchannel, expect to hear from them shortly. If you don't in 2-3 days let me know please. In the meantime, please be sure and read post 1 of the Loaner Thread so you are aware how the program works.

 

 

Good evening everyone!

 

I'd like to ask if it might be possible for me to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine?  This is my first time participating in the borrowing program and my first experience with an Esterbrook (aside from the dip pen nibs). 

 

I do have experience with flexible nibs and promise to treat the pen correctly and return it in exactly the same condition in which it arrives.  I have several different inks available to use and I suppose Sheaffer Skrip Blue is probably one of the best ones to use, especially in a pen on short term loan.

 

If it's not possible, I understand, but I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to try one of these great pens.

 

Thank you!

 

John

 

 

John, I have contacted the owner (I think) for this pen. You should hear from him shortly In the meantime, please be sure and read the 1st post in this thread to familarize yourself with how the Loaner Program works. If you don't hear from your pens owner in the next 2-3 days left me know.

 

 

I was wondering if any pens with a 9555 nib are available?  I am learning shorthand and would like to see if the "Gregg nib"  is the best for  for writing in Gregg.  

 

Supernib, the short answer is no, But.

 

I combed over the loaner list and there are no x555s.  However, I think I may have a 1555. If you don't mind a bit of a wait, I will see if I do, get it all cleaned out and be sure it writes decently and screw that into my Loaner pen, a 3 rib Black Tranny that has a 2442 in it now. Let me know here if you'd like to do that.

 

Again, my apologies for missing these loan out requests. :(



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:52

Haha Bruce, you have been out in the cold too long. Miz Black Crow has already received her pen, used it for two weeks and returned it to me in stellar condition. What's better than that?!
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:49

Good evening everyone!

 

I'd like to ask if it might be possible for me to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine?  This is my first time participating in the borrowing program and my first experience with an Esterbrook (aside from the dip pen nibs). 

 

I do have experience with flexible nibs and promise to treat the pen correctly and return it in exactly the same condition in which it arrives.  I have several different inks available to use and I suppose Sheaffer Skrip Blue is probably one of the best ones to use, especially in a pen on short term loan.

 

If it's not possible, I understand, but I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to try one of these great pens.

 

Thank you!

 

John

 

I have the green LJ with the 9048 nib.  I'll get it ready.  PM me with your mailing address.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:42

Haha Bruce, you have been out in the cold too long. Miz Black Crow has already received her pen, used it for two weeks and returned it to me in stellar condition. What's better than that?!

 

I guess there is some nice post from the Miz somewhere writing with her loaner that I missed. Oh well. At least she got her pen.

 

Good deal. Thank you David.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 13:32

I must have missed that, but I did get a very nice note back from Miz when then pens were returned, along with enough money to cover my postage costs. Another great loan and continued confirmation this is a worthwhile program. Thanks Bruce for starting it and keeping things going.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 14:04

I combed over the loaner list and there are no x555s.  However, I think I may have a 1555. If you don't mind a bit of a wait, I will see if I do, get it all cleaned out and be sure it writes decently and screw that into my Loaner pen, a 3 rib Black Tranny that has a 2442 in it now. Let me know here if you'd like to do that.

 

Again, my apologies for missing these loan out requests. :(

I too have several 1555 nibs (in the UK) if anyone did want to try one.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:01

Good evening everyone!

 

I'd like to ask if it might be possible for me to borrow the Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine?  This is my first time participating in the borrowing program and my first experience with an Esterbrook (aside from the dip pen nibs). 

 

I do have experience with flexible nibs and promise to treat the pen correctly and return it in exactly the same condition in which it arrives.  I have several different inks available to use and I suppose Sheaffer Skrip Blue is probably one of the best ones to use, especially in a pen on short term loan.

 

If it's not possible, I understand, but I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to try one of these great pens.

 

Thank you!

 

John

 

 

 

I have the green LJ with the 9048 nib.  I'll get it ready.  PM me with your mailing address.

 

Pen is ready.  PM'd member, and waiting for mailing address.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:45

Once again, I would like to publicly Thank our program Loaner Outters.

 

They are always quick to respond to a request for their pens.

 

They ARE the Esterbrook Loaner Program.

 

It is NOTHING without them.

 

Thanks yall!

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:43

 
 
 
Pen is ready.  PM'd member, and waiting for mailing address.


Thank you so much! PM'd address.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:43

I have a black Estie J with assortment of nibs available to borrowers in Europe and Asia for a flat shipping fee of US$4.