Esterbrook Safari Plunger-Fill
Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:03
I saw an apparently nice green and chrome one on Ebay. It fell into the category Bruce warns against (without doing some due diligence with the vendor) - just a couple of photos, rather distant (though clear), no good picture of the nib nor much of a description. On impulse I put in a minimum bid and forgot about it. A few days later I checked back and found out I'd won.
I lucked out - not only is the pen in very good condition (a little drawer wear) it looks unused. And it apparently works (though I think read somewhere most do and the ones that don't are difficult to restore). It has a clean looking 2668 nib that also looks unused.
Ebay Safari Plunger-fill
It makes up for the unrestored Stephens lever-filler I overpaid for because I forgot to translate from pounds to dollars for my bid
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:25
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein
Posted 29 March 2012 - 23:09
I'm glad it came out so well! Funny the pix are dated 2008 LOL
Yeah, I noticed that as well and it made me wonder a bit. With the changes over the past few years in the Ebay Purchase Protection policy, which weight things heavily in favor of the buyers, and with the positive experiences I've had with Ebay vendors when there's been a 'discrepancy', it wasn't enough to prevent me from bidding but it did keep my limit low. I definitely lucked out.