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#1 TXKat

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 17:03

Okay, I am going to once again call upon the wisdom of the Estieville community for guidance and information.

 

In my research, I've not been able to find any information about my unopened NOS Esterbrook dip nibs, Assortment #11.  As there are 144 points in the box, I'm not sure if I should keep the box sealed and intact or should I crack the thing open and use some of the nibs?

 

I have dip pen nibs, so I'm not in need of them necessarily, but does anyone know where I could find a listing of what WAS Assortment #11 without opening up the box?

 

Should it not be of much value, should I open it and use/sell some of the nibs?

 

This is way out of my league.

 

Thanks for the read.

 

 


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

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 17:18

I had a similar box and tried for years to sell it cheap at pen shows with no success. I ended up opening it and keeping a few for myself and giving several to any folks that were looking for dip nibs at shows.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 17:19

The last similar box I saw for sale contained:

 

36 x #048 Falcon Pen
36 x #442 Jackson Stub
36 x #788 Oval Point
36 x #556 SCHOOL Medium Firm

 

Was on sale for around $50



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 18:00

Oh, I didn't pay even half that for the box I have.

 

So, I guess the best thing to do is to break them out and use them?

 

I don't know that there is any interest in an entire box...think?


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

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 18:05

I would love to find a box of nibs like that. Nothing round here though! Open them and enjoy :D



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 18:11

Are they worth anything as an unopened box??   :)


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 18:29

I don't really know.  From what I hear they're not uncommon, at least in the US, so I doubt they are worth a great deal. Depends on how keen a buyer is I guess.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:30

Are they worth anything as an unopened box??   :)

 

YES

But only to a collector who wants it. 

Then the trick is to find and connect to a collector.

You could post it for sale on the classified and just sit on it for a while, since you don't need it.

 

The first 3 that cryptos listed are nice general purpose nibs. 

The 556 is a pointed nib that can be tricky to use until you develop a light hand, as the pointed tip can/will scratch and snag, so a light hand and smooth hard paper is useful in minimizing the scratching and snagging.


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 21:24

I think I have enough points to keep me busy for awhile, lol! I think these will stay sealed for awhile!

 

Thanks everybody for your input and knowledge! Now I know what I'm 'storing' at the moment.  :D


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

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 21:49

I don't think you guys in the US fully comprehend how fortunate you are to be able to find things like that locally (comparatively). I saw nibs for sale at $3 or more each (i.e. for ONE nib) with a shipping cost of $24 on eBay. I actually get a far better deal going through a site like PIA, but even then shipping means I have to limit the number of times I can do that. Locally I have seen nothing.

 

Anyway, I have a handful. Just counted, I have:

  • 10 Zebras
  • 12 Estie #442
  • 2 Gillot 303
  • 2 Hunt 101
  • 2 Hunt 22B
  • 2 Hunt 56
  • 2 Hiro 41

It'll have to do for while I guess. And there are more important things in life... really! :D



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 04:19

I think the difference is that many of those types of items were manufactured here, thus far more readily available even if they are out of production. And I must say, $24 for shipping of a nib that weighs next to nothing is INSANE and greedy IMHO! If it makes you feel any better, you have better points than I.  :)

 

There is a somewhat local company in Houston that carries numerous dip pen nibs of varying types and sizes. They are too numerous to list online they said, but I will be visiting them the weekend of Thanksgiving...I hope.

 

What is PIA? 


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

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 04:55

PIA  = Paper & Ink Arts

 

Satisfied customer here (even on just 5 nibs), and they came recommended by other members in the Penmanship forum.







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