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Solid Grey Color Esterbrook "educational Sample"?

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#1 jdllizard


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:20

I've never heard of an "Educational Sample" other than demonstrator models. Was this a salesman sample given to schools for testing and try outs? Or something else altogether?

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:46

I am new to Esterbrook fountain pens.   It looks like a " J ".  I photo of the fill lever might narrow the period of manufacture. 

The solid color is unusual.   I , too, would suspect a salesman's pen.   Did a salesman order the inscription, or was it a 

company issue ?   Does the "plain, homely gray" have a purpose ?  


I will be following to learn more.


Thank you for sharing this one.  I hope you have a rare find.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:42

These usually turn up in White or Aqua but I've seen most of the other colors. The printing will come off if you do any polishing.

I no longer pay a premium for them but some people might. I do think it gives the pen a bit of interest.
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 17:55

As mentioned, I saw one in aqua come up this summer, and was listed as coming from the estate of an Esterbrook salesman, and described as the sales sample pen.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 15:23

I'm with Todd, these come up often enough i wouldn't pay a premium for them.  In fact, I may very well not have a single one in my collection.  Or not, not sure really.  ;-)

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