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#1 FarmBoy

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 19:45

Something around here seems a miss, or seems to be missing but I digress. All you Esterbrook FANatics out there, grab your buds, this one's for You!

 

Disclaimer; I am not a pen expert, I rarely write anthing worth reading, I have more broken pens than I have that work, and just to confuse things, people send me broken pens so I don't feel bad breaking them.  I know slightnly more than just enough to make me dangerous. This listing *I* find interesting.  I did Look Closely at the Same pics and listing descriptions You can see before I decided to mention it here.  I would not Knowingly put a pen on the list with serious damage or damage not noted by the seller. Generally, not at all knowingly.  If you feel I missed some damage to a pen Please post what you think you see here and I'll gladly go back, look it over again and make any necessary edits to the list.

If you yourself find a Sunday listing and notice it's Not on the list here and wonder Why, well unlike the MIA, I didn't have time to search the net for you but I spotted this one a few days ago and saved it in my watch list and after a bout of withdrawl, I'm posting it here.  The rest of my list is not pens that anyone would actually want, most of them are broken.

If you spotted this item on Ebay and wanted to keep it "under the radar" and wish to have Excluded from my Sunday's Pick list, please forward it to me via PM.  I won't be doing anything about it since one can't edit the post after a few days and I don't check in this forum that often!


The MIA's usual Fleabay Caveat Emptor applies here. At  the very least you're looking at listings that 4 more eyes from someone who isn't a complete pen idiot but likely is close to one has looked pretty closely at first.

For the entirety of the list, you may very well have enough time to dash a quick question or two off to the seller and maybe get an answer back prior to it closing if need be. It wouldn't hurt to try but I doubt there is an unturned stone on this one.

As always, it's Really Nice to hear back here if you are able to get something from this list.  I'd provide a sale estimate but I can't afford it.

Good Luck!

 

 

Esterbrook DJ Blue Streaker. 9668  nib, low start price but alread a lot of active bidding 
some like these and it looks clean.
http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a94943a0c

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you understand why I only had time for one pick.


Farmboy



#2 Brian K

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 20:37

It would seem that this is a seller we can trust implicitly.
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 20:51

Yeah, but he can really talk a blue streak.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 20:52

Bidding seems to be one person who is inching the bids up a dollar at a time.  Watching this one for the week. 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 21:48

<Wiping tears from eyes and shaking head> Man Farmboy, that was Hilarious!

 

Whew. That seller Really Does like to hear himself type doesn't he. 

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 22:04

I have really not been posting on FPN for days now, till I saw this post, Bruce.  I could not help posting - Really, it was hilarious.....boy - do you like to type! And wow - it was the mother of all pen descriptions for any pen - the best I have seen so far!



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 22:35

As hard as I can be on Some Fleabay sellers, I gotta do whatever it takes to cover My Own bases you know. 

 

Even if that means having to change the ribbon on my laptop... 

 

Hey, it's my Very First Fleabay pen listing, cut me a Little slack eh?  ;)

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 22:43

Beautiful listing and beautiful pen. I just had to bid. 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 22:46

Sounds good and look forward to it.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:59

Man, that *is* a pretty pen. :puddle:   If I didn't already have a 9668 nib I'd be digging through the spare change in the bottom of my car....  But sadly, I will have to let Someone Else have the fun of a nicely restored blue Estie with a drool-worthy nib on it.  Sigh.

And yeah, it wasn't till I actually read through the listing text did I realize What was Up....  :headsmack:  Yeah, when I realized I also found it pretty hilarious.  Well, now we know the *real* reason there wasn't the usual Sunday Fleabay Picks thread -- Bruce was too busy keyboarding!  :lol:   Dagnabbit, Bruce, didya have to do this to me a week and a half before DCSS? :crybaby:  

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 18:24

Farmboy and Bruce -

 

Thank you for all the great posts.  Your posts provide a) a great wealth of information that I learn from, b) a good laugh, or c) both a and b.  Keep up the good work!


Edited by VAgal, 30 July 2014 - 18:24.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 23:40

Pure entertainment. But I think they can do better on the shipping :lticaptd:

I'll have to put the seller in my save seller folder.

 

P.T. Barnum would be proud in the sales pitch...



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 23:27

What a great listing for a beautiful pen

I have a similar one in a copper color with a 9460 nib that writes amazingly for something about as old as me. (I also have another one with a lower teir nib that I don't think was ever used and still has the stickers on it).



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:56

I should send him all of my Esties  to sell. What a sales pitch.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:12

That is one beautiful pen. Can't believe the price of the bid now. However, whoever gets it is will have one fantastic pen. Good job Bruce.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:30

As hard as I can be on Some Fleabay sellers, I gotta do whatever it takes to cover My Own bases you know. 

 

Even if that means having to change the ribbon on my laptop... 

 

Hey, it's my Very First Fleabay pen listing, cut me a Little slack eh?  ;)

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

Not bad for a first listing eh Bruce? Not bad at all. Besides the entertainment we are all getting, looks like you are going to set some record going by the latest bid.....!



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:44

I wish. Not a chance though.

 

The record for a J that I know of is $162.50 3 years ago for a J with a Flex nib in it  from Jim and Sandy, Ros7261 on Ebay. 

 

While they don't go so all out on the written part of their listings, their exceptional photos more than make up for that, they do All Kinds of pens and are very well known on Ebay by pen people. Plus they're just nice folk with reputations beyond reproach.

 

I can't see Anyone ever beating that $162.50. 

 

Mine's not doing too badly though.  ;)

 

[EDIT] I found the record pen post in Estieville.

 

http://www.fountainp...goes-for-16250/

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 03 August 2014 - 01:51.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 15:06

I wish. Not a chance though.

 

The record for a J that I know of is $162.50 3 years ago for a J with a Flex nib in it  from Jim and Sandy, Ros7261 on Ebay. 

 

While they don't go so all out on the written part of their listings, their exceptional photos more than make up for that, they do All Kinds of pens and are very well known on Ebay by pen people. Plus they're just nice folk with reputations beyond reproach.

 

I can't see Anyone ever beating that $162.50. 

 

Mine's not doing too badly though.  ;)

 

[EDIT] I found the record pen post in Estieville.

 

http://www.fountainp...goes-for-16250/

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

Not too bad at all.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 15:59

Alas, I can't bid on that beauty because some fiend named OcalaFLGuy FORCED me to buy a nifty little vintage Eversharp Desk set. If only I wasn't so easily led astray! :lticaptd:



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 16:11

That dastardly Corner Crack Pen Enabler...

 

:P

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 16:24

That dastardly Corner Crack Pen Enabler...

 

:P

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 18:59

Bruce, -  Congratulations on selling your old blue pen.  It's not the record, but $114.48 isn't bad for a "first time" pen seller.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 21:36

Congratulations on selling that beautiful pen and a heartier congrats to the auction winner. 



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 00:27

Bruce:  I get  to return the favor and tell everyone about YOUR listings and how nice your pen(s) is(are)!  And a good person to boot!  Congrats on the sale and the final price.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:32

Thank you everyone for the kind words, they are appreciated. Especially from you Thomas, being so far beyond my little pee-ant restore

world as you are, that Really is nice to hear.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 22:09

This little thread appears to have paid off for me, hopefully.  As I looked at Bruce's listing last night, another listing scrolled across the bottom of the screen.  Long story short, it appears that I now have an early transition J with a 2668 nib, for a total price of $9.95.  The seller turns out to be right across town from me, and the shipping will be waived so I can just pick it up.  My first Estie...and I also have a 9550 nib on the way.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc


Edited by gweimer1, 04 August 2014 - 22:10.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 22:26

GW, you Stole that pen!

 

That is the earliest Tranny with the 3 rib or some call it Toaster jewel. It is my Favorite of the J family. It's Toaster top is Pure Art Deco to me and the unbranded clip is classically clean while the whole pen still screams Estiebrook.

 

I can't zoom in on the pics like usual for some reason, but I suspect that "discoloration" on the cap is just scunge that will easily polish off.

 

And the free local pick-up is only Chocky sprinkles on the cake frosting.  :P

 

Pat Yourself on the back, you did good.(sic)

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 04 August 2014 - 22:27.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 23:02

Is this that sumgai thing I keep reading about?   B)



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 23:07

Lord knows I am no official determiner of The Sumgai (or Sumgal)

 

I went back and looked at your listing. You paid $10, I forgot, no shipping.

 

I myself would probably just leave that at a Really Good Deal though you're pretty close.  I'd say a Sumgai would be say $5-6.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 04 August 2014 - 23:08.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 00:19

Saved, to be printed, and I want it autographed.

 

A masterpiece!

 

edited.. that did not read with enough emphasis >  "Masterpiece"

 

should be captured as a well written description to discern a win/win sales event.


Edited by pen2paper, 05 August 2014 - 01:01.


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