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What Is This? I'm Confused. And What To Do...

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#1 TXKat

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:10

Hi all,

 

I have one little Esterbrook pen and to me it looks like multiple pens. Can someone kindly tell me what I have purchased? It was purchased from a dealer, not on ebay.

 

What is it? How old is it? Best nib? My concern is that the jewel caps seem wrong for the pen  and match the grip. I knew the grip didn't match the barrel when i purchased, but thought it was okay because the jewels matched. Did someone just cobble this together?

 

Also...

 

I recently purchased an unopened box of Esterbrook dip nibs, Assortment #11. I cannot find anywhere what the contents are. Is it worth more to leave intact or should I open the box and use some and sell/trade the others?? Seems to be the latest version of box.

 

Thanks all for ANY help!!

 

 


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:53

Pictures would help.



#3 TXKat

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:44

I added one, but apparently I cannot upload more to the site right now....confused.


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:45

SM Deluxe is my guess.

Let me know how I did.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:50

Figured out how to fix, lol.


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:51

SM Deluxe is my guess.

Let me know how I did.

Farmboy

I did pretty good.  Guess I still have it.

 

ETA:  Pen is correct.


Edited by FarmBoy, 24 October 2014 - 04:52.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:54

Dang FarmBoy...I'm not sure if I should be impressed or afraid, lol!  :P

 

Thank you!! Do you know a little about age (of the pen)? My confusion is with the jewel colors. The photos I've seen show them in black!


Edited by TXKat, 24 October 2014 - 04:56.

So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:06

Dang FarmBoy...I'm not sure if I should be impressed or afraid, lol!  :P

 

Thank you!! Do you know a little about age (of the pen)? My confusion is with the jewel colors. The photos I've seen show them in black!

I'm afraid.

 

Deluxe series started in 1949 and ended around 1955.  First version is snap cap then came  a screw cap.   Then caps without jewels.

 

Say 1949 to 1952 or so.  No real documentation I know of that lists exact dates of the slip cap version.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:08

But jewel color is proper??? This is a snap cap.


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:17

But jewel color is proper??? This is a snap cap.

Jewels and sections matched the pen body on these.  These came in 5 or 6 colors, all a rather muted color.
 

If you think black J cap jewels are hard to come by...wait until you need one of these...


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:19

uh-oh.....i'm happy now, lol! Thank you!!! :)


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:23

Yea Farm Boy, and I have one exactly like the op photo, only that mine is with two beautiful red jewels, its understated beauty make me prefer it over the marbled colored wonders I have.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 13:54

I did pretty good.  Guess I still have it.

 

ETA:  Pen is correct.

 

Wow, you're kinda psychic. ^_^



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 17:40

Jewels and sections matched the pen body on these.  These came in 5 or 6 colors, all a rather muted color.
 

If you think black J cap jewels are hard to come by...wait until you need one of these...

Technically 5 - there is no black, rather it is midnight (blue).  A good look at the jewels on a midnight will show a dark bluish hue to them.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 14:32

Thanks Brian. So, technically the jewels in photos showing a different color of jewel based on pen color...have been replaced?

Thanks for the clarification! :)


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:13

This is what I was talking about. I was wrong , one jewel red and the other grey amber. What to do with it ? nothing, just keep it with you and write.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 14:21

Thanks Brian. So, technically the jewels in photos showing a different color of jewel based on pen color...have been replaced?

Thanks for the clarification! :)

Not sure exactly what you are saying, but the jewels are either burgundy, dark blue, light olive green, or like a medium blue, if memory serves me correctly (only have images from my website at http://www.esterbrook.net/deluxe.shtml to reference at the moment, not actual pens).  None were black.

 

This is what I was talking about. I was wrong , one jewel red and the other grey amber. What to do with it ? nothing, just keep it with you and write.

fpn_1414386652__dsc_0001_copy.jpg

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Yeah, so your cap was wither for a sand or burgundy pen, but if it fits and you like the pen, go for it!

 

Brian


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 14:37

Of course I like it Brian, so much that I sent it to you, Many thanks for the restoration, say halo to Lisa from México.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 17:53

The jewel colors in this photo are why I was confused about my pen.

This photo is from This website.


Edited by TXKat, 27 October 2014 - 17:54.

So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 17:58

The jewel colors in this photo are why I was confused about my pen.

This photo is from This website.

That's not the same color pen as yours though.  Your jewels are correct.


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