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#41 Art

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 23:50

Wonderful collections of pens and pencils. WOW! These are so neat. 



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 00:10

Hey Chad,
Very nice collection. Is the fourth pen from the left a Visumaster? Does it work?


Sure looks like one to me.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:21

Here's a quick shot from my iPhone.  Note the missing cap on the transitional black Esty... :(   If anyone has a spare, I would be interested in discussing...

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Picked up this little beauty to keep the red dollar pencil company...paid a little more than I wanted to, but it had a nib that I wanted.

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

(scroll down a bit after the page loads to see the pen...)


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#44 gweimer1

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:31

Picked up this little beauty to keep the red dollar pencil company...paid a little more than I wanted to, but it had a nib that I wanted.

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

(scroll down a bit after the page loads to see the pen...)

 

Aha!  So you got that one.  I was watching that, and the green one.  I was really tempted on the green one for the 3XXX nib, but decided to wait for a better chance.  Eventually, I'd like a black, red or blue one.  Nice pen, though.



#45 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 03:09

Picked up this little beauty to keep the red dollar pencil company...paid a little more than I wanted to, but it had a nib that I wanted.
[url=http://www.ebay.com/...B-/380991139231


I posted about that deal earlier. You did just fine. The nib alone is nearly worth what you paid. Pretty pen too!

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 13:03

I want to play!
My collection is small compared to some on here, but give it time ;-)
My first was purchased restored, I've worked on the rest, and just finished replacing the J-bar on the little black LJ. I'm using it for now, but it's a little smaller than I'd like, so I'll probably sell it on soon. I only bought it for the nib anyway.

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#47 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 13:54

The Blackie is a SJ.

Same thickness as an LJ but the LJ is as long as a J.

Nice pens! Thanks for showing them.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 14:54

Thanks Bruce,

 

I did know that, just not sure why I put an L instead of an S in the post. 

 

Regardless, the picture from my phone's camera doesn't do the others justice, while making a pretty good showing of the nibble marks on the SJ.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 15:12

Honestly, for what a chomped on SJ might bring, I'd be inclined to consider some fun, imaginative PIF or scavenging it for the parts and practicing heat lifting the marks out. You'd probably toast the barrel Learning but you only get good at that risky of a repair with practice.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 18:11

Wow, you guy have some beautiful collections! I have my first Esterbrook on its way, courtesy of a user here on FPN, and I am already looking enviously at you guys's collections  :lol:  I'm particularly in love with the copper coloured ones and a blue Safari! 


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 19:06

Heat lifting the marks out sounds interesting.  And rather like something I've done on an item in one of my other collections. I think I might give it a go.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 15:19

 

Aha!  So you got that one.  I was watching that, and the green one.  I was really tempted on the green one for the 3XXX nib, but decided to wait for a better chance.  Eventually, I'd like a black, red or blue one.  Nice pen, though.

Did I hear blue...?   My son and I are riding to the coast this morning, and these should be waiting for me when I return.  They should fill some gaps in my blue group nicely...plus, a sunburst nib to boot!

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



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 16:15

Did I hear blue...?   My son and I are riding to the coast this morning, and these should be waiting for me when I return.  They should fill some gaps in my blue group nicely...plus, a sunburst nib to boot!

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

 

Guess whose bid you beat out for those?    B)

 

With any luck, I'm hoping to add these next week.  Do we claim "dibs" around here?   :D

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 18:24

I ought to make this an international show ;-)

 

A few of the pens on the black background are works in progress. Some might be interested in the two full size J's (3rd & 4th from left bottom row) which are apple green  and a NOS biege.

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 18:59

Holy (bleep)!  That's a lot of pens.  I'm drawn to those two orange burled pens in the first couple shots.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 23:22

Holy (bleep)!  That's a lot of pens.  I'm drawn to those two orange burled pens in the first couple shots.

If you mean the Red Mottled Hard Rubber Relief pens (orange & black looking), looks like the one in the second set of pics (7th from the right) is up for sale. That, or it has a twin .... ;)  

 

 http://www.ebay.com/...item4adc2f1cc7


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 00:27

Northlodge, that's a beautiful collection!!!   Very nice display case, too!



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:54

 

Guess whose bid you beat out for those?    B)

 

With any luck, I'm hoping to add these next week.  Do we claim "dibs" around here?   :D

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

I got no dog in that hunt...good luck!  



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:49

Northlodge!!! I am in awe at your collection and jealous of some of your specimens.

 

Congratulations. 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 00:30

Esterbrook Dollar....drive by shooting....

 

So, I've gotten into the bad habit of perusing FleaBay each day, looking for deals, and getting an idea of where prices fall.  After I got home from work, I'm just trolling around, when I come across this item.   Only 7 minutes to go, and no bidders?  Can't be true...so I decide to hang around.  With 20 seconds to go, there's one opening bid, so I decide to throw up any old bid.  Not only did I get the pen, but it came in $5 under my bid ($13.50 and $8 shipping).  Shipping is outrageous, but the full cost of the pen is pretty reasonable.  I have my Dollar pen.

I think that single pens have been going really low this week.  There have been no fewer than 5 multiple pen lots of Esterbrooks running, and there's still a lot of 20 up there.  I think I need to cool my heels for a little while, but it will be fun going over all the pens I've picked up this week.

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