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#1 soapytwist

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 20:50

Hi all - I'm not usually on this forum as I only have one J in my collection, but my Estie count has just doubled.

First a bit of back story; my Dad is (or was) an antique dealer, and when I was a kid I used to get any pens he came across either in junk lots at auctions or from house clearances. He's semi-retired now, but still occasionally buys pens for me if he sees them. My wife visited my parents this afternoon while I was at work and when I came home, she said held out her closed hands and said, "Right or left?" I chose right and got this:

Esterbrook Relief 1 sample

Esterbrook Relief 1 capped

Esterbrook Relief 1 nib

Esterbrook Relief 1 Clip

Esterbrook Relief 1 barrel imprint

Needless to say I received the pen at 7pm and less than an hour later it was re-sacced, cleaned and ready to write! My only nagging thought is what she might have had in her left hand...


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#2 ZeissIkon

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 21:12

QUOTE (soapytwist @ Jul 3 2009, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My only nagging thought is what she might have had in her left hand...


Oh, that was just a winning lottery ticket; completely unimportant by comparison to this pen. thumbup.gif
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#3 RayMan

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 00:22

Beautiful pen! Congrats!
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#4 antoniosz

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 00:47

Awesome pen smile.gif

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:14

Wow! It's in great condition, and such a beautiful writer! Is the ink Diamine Golden Brown by any chance?
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#6 soapytwist

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:46

QUOTE (JakobS @ Jul 4 2009, 02:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! It's in great condition, and such a beautiful writer! Is the ink Diamine Golden Brown by any chance?


Noodlers Walnut - but the photo's been lightened a little so the brown is a bit richer than this.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 19:34

QUOTE (soapytwist @ Jul 4 2009, 12:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JakobS @ Jul 4 2009, 02:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! It's in great condition, and such a beautiful writer! Is the ink Diamine Golden Brown by any chance?


Noodlers Walnut - but the photo's been lightened a little so the brown is a bit richer than this.

Soapy :
That looks like a BCHR or is it Black Chased Celluloid? I didn't know Esterbrook Relief's came in Chased pattern or HR. I'm not looking hard enough I guess . Jim


#8 soapytwist

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 20:48

QUOTE (jimhughes @ Jul 4 2009, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soapy :
That looks like a BCHR or is it Black Chased Celluloid? I didn't know Esterbrook Relief's came in Chased pattern or HR. I'm not looking hard enough I guess . Jim


Check out Esterbrook.net's Relief pens page: mine's the same as the first picture.

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#9 pen2paper

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 20:51

wow!

Edited by pen2paper, 05 July 2009 - 00:28.


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