(Not to shabby for a Droid X phone pic eh? )
FPNer Sasha Royale has made a very generous gift to the Estie Loaner Program, part of which was this Blue SJ. It has been fully disassembled, cleaned, resacced and hand polished to a beautiful luster. It came with a 9550 XF nib but I will work with iut's new owner to try and get a width nib in it they'd prefer more if they'd rather. (That's why it's not uncapped, the section isn't back in until the nib is decided on.) As you can see, it's a beautiful little pen with some nice Streakerness in the patterning. Both of the jewels are clean and the clip is firm to the cap.
It is indeed FREE with the following 3 very small "catches" taken into account;
-In the spirit of the Loaner Program, it is Preferred that the new owner not already be an Estie owner though this Isn't a *requirement* per se. Feel free to enter for the pen even if you do already own or have owned an Estie.
-Agree to be a Loaner Outer in the Estie Loaner Program in accordance with it's guidelines with your new pen for at least 6 months after which you may do with the pen totally as you so please. (In reality, as people seem more interested in the larger Esties, you may not even have to send your new SJ out on loan very often. Still, I thought it would be a fun way to both get a completely free new Estie AND experience some of the fun that is the Estie Loaner Program at the same time.) Any FPNer is eligible to enter who is already a FPN member at the time of this post.
-Write your post in pen, photograph and post it Here Or if you must, TYPE a post Here telling the Esterbrook forum why you would like the pen and want to participate in the Loaner Program. In a week or so, when entries wane, we'll put the entries to a poll vote Here with the winner getting their new pen as it's result. Please limit your entries to no more than 3 per person. Please note whether or not you've had an Estie before somewhere in your entry. *The Total Number of entries is limited to 25 as that's the most slots available on a Poll Post for judging.*
Please take a look and how the Loaner Program works on the first page of it's pinned thread and be sure you are comfortable with being a Loaner Outer before you enter.
Thank you for your interest and participation and Thanks Again to SR for making this possible!
Bruce in Ocala, FL
Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 13 November 2012 - 13:06.