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Esterbrook Brand Being Revived This December?


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#1 KBeezie

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:34

http://www.esterbrookpens.com/

 

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Any truth to this? (ie: is it official). 

 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:40

Interesting.

 

The metal sections?

 

Not so much.

 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:45

Those pens looks gawdy.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:47

Haven't heard this before!?


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:51

It should be as easy for the Shanghai factory to put "Esterbrook" on a pen, as "Parker" on a pen.  

I will wait and see.  


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:58

^^^ Which makes me wonder why no one with their ear to the ground has heard of this.

 

Knockoff, or licencing deal with the estate?



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:07

^^^ Which makes me wonder why no one with their ear to the ground has heard of this.

 

Knockoff, or licencing deal with the estate?

 

Yea I'm wondering as well, if it's just naming rights sold and has no relation to the original either in design or product. 

 

And if it is a knockoff, has esterbrook as in the brand been so dead that there would be no repercussion? 



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:18

Yet another Chinese version of a brand name pen.  Ersatz is ersatz.  Replacing "Cross" with "Esterbrook?"

 

I'm staying away from the looking glass. 

 

Edit to fix quotes.


Edited by pajaro, 08 November 2014 - 05:19.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:31

Hmm, interesting. I'm trying not to be too optimistic since Esties have an excellent reputation in FPdom (have yet to own one, but there wouldn't be as large a cult following if they weren't any good, no?)— should this turn out to be another Chinese rebrand as stated above, then... yeah, it'd suck.

 

Still, I'll be looking forward to seeing feedback. If things are okay, then I'll probably nab one for myself :P


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:35

Well not sure if this even means anything, 
 
The website is created with Godaddy website generator. the Images are not hosted at that domain but at wsimg.com
 
and the domain is registered to :
 

Registrant Name: Robert Rosenberg
Registrant Organization: Harpen Brand Holdings,
Registrant Street: 87 Cooper Ave
Registrant City: West Long Branch
Registrant State/Province: New Jersey
Registrant Postal Code: 07764
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.7326753448
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: harpenbrands@aol.com


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:40

Could be very exciting. Of course there are Chinese Chiltons etc. that have nothing whatever to do with the original company but this is sounding a bit different.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:56

Poking around on the web I found that Harpen Brand Holdings of West Long Branch New Jersey does indeed hold the Esterbook trademark and is offering fountain and ballpoint pens under this brand. so the plot thickens.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 16:03

Poking around on the web I found that Harpen Brand Holdings of West Long Branch New Jersey does indeed hold the Esterbook trademark and is offering fountain and ballpoint pens under this brand. so the plot thickens.


How interesting! The website doesn't have much info. I hope their new pens will be just as small size and lightweight (which is my current preference).
Do you think they'll revive the lever fill? Or will they choose a more popular modern filling style?
"Robert Rosenberg" doesn't sound very Chinese. One of my 9yr old's teachers is a Rosenberg and he is far from being Chinese.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 20:10

you really think this any more than using the name for marketing purposes?



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 20:20

Found Rosenberg on Linked-in. He was the founder and President of Conklin. If I recall correctly Conklin now belongs to Yafa. It looks like he's no longer with Harpen. He is an FPN member.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 23:17

Found Rosenberg on Linked-in. He was the founder and President of Conklin. If I recall correctly Conklin now belongs to Yafa. It looks like he's no longer with Harpen. He is an FPN member.

 

It wouldn't be the first time someone used fake information to register a domain.


Edited by KBeezie, 08 November 2014 - 23:17.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 23:57

If this is legit, I hope the pics are not examples of what they will offer. They're hideous and don't hearken back to vintage Estes in any way.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:22

Can they say "established 1858" on a company that's been defunct for thirty (forty?) years?


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:42

I don't believe that technically, it was defunct for 40 years. Berol owned the Esterbrook name for a good portion of that time.

 

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 05:55

C A R P O L A .

 

Rearrange to suit.


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