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#1 mmg122

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:12

Took a spin around the intertubes this morning and noted that the new "Esterbrook Co." Is bringing out a Limited Edition Abraham Lincoln Pen to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the President's Assassination...continuing to carry on the Esterbrook tradition of "affordable pens for Everyman".
Do my eyes deceive me or is that a leather overlay on the cap?
https://m.facebook.c...7&_ft_&__tn__=E

Apparently due out in May 2015.

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#2 Charles Rice

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 13:54

To commemorate old Abe's death?  How fitting.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 14:08

LOL...Indeed!

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 14:09

Commemorating the assassination of a President with the assassination of a pen company's name.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 14:55

I was glad to see someone asked the question I was going to- that in fact the image was not in fact, "A close up look at the Esterbrook Lincoln Limited Edition Fountain Pen cap," but rather a photoshop mockup.

Since the head of the new so called Esterbrook co has been challenged with honesty in the past, it is good to see that the 'truth squad' is still out there.

There are several of us who would not get a response, or at least not a useful or civilized one.

 

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 15:16

The perspective in the photo looks wrong, particularly the dates.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 15:53

Commemorating the assassination of a President with the assassination of a pen company's name.

:lticaptd:

Or maybe I should be crying....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: I wonder what Mr. R's definition of "affordable" is....


Edited by inkstainedruth, 25 April 2015 - 15:54.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 16:09

:lticaptd:

Or maybe I should be crying....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: I wonder what Mr. R's definition of "affordable" is....

 

I was going to make a joke about how it was part of a larger "American Tragedies" series, and list a few pens that would be offered by the new "Esterbrook" company, but it seemed to be in poor taste.

(The joke, that is.  The company is a given.)

 

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 16:48

Thats a weird event to celebrate...the first ever assassination of a US president.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 17:21

Thats a weird event to celebrate...the first ever assassination of a US president.

Definitely not a celebration, an untimely death, like Winston Churchill he was a man for his time.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 17:55

Wow! At least there is no deoxyribonucleic acid in the cap on this limited

edition..................................................................................................................

 

Redactin': Cap ring should read 1809-1865..there's more..

but I'm not goin'........................................................................

 

                                              Fred

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Big John, Big Bad John....Big John......J. Dean

 

Let's not forget J. Croce.........Bad Bad Leroy Brown......................................


Edited by Freddy, 25 April 2015 - 18:05.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 18:16

I can see I would not want anything like that.  I collect postage stamps, and plenty of countries crank out such commemorative issues.   Republik of Megalomania commemorating George Washington crossing the delaware . . .Republica Banana commemorating the Golden Gate Bridge . . .


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 18:21

How about an Esterbrook commemorating Tricky Dicky leaving the White House?  Or maybe a Clinton/Lewinsky pen and pencil set?



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 18:35

How about an Esterbrook commemorating Tricky Dicky leaving the White House?  Or maybe a Clinton/Lewinsky pen and pencil set?

 

  Hmm..that could be a sticky proposition....That is Tricky Dicky and Clinton/Lewinsky pen

 and pencil set....................................................................................................................

 

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 18:58

A blue dress commemorative issue?  Gift one to the Speaker of the House.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 19:21

A blue dress commemorative issue?  Gift one to the Speaker of the House.

Did you mean "spanker" of the house?



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 15:58

Or maybe a Clinton/Lewinsky pen and pencil set?

That would probably suck.  Ok, ok, someone had to say it.

 

I would think one would celebrate his accomplishments, maybe on the anniversary of the day he was elected to the office of president.

 

Maybe there will be a John Wilkes Booth Commemorative?

 

Anyone want to chip in and I'll do another review.  lol  :)


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 16:01

That would probably suck.  Ok, ok, someone had to say it.

 

 

You bad!

 

Well, if we're going to celebrate disasters, why not a Hindenburg or a Titanic Esterbrook?



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 17:16

That would probably suck.  Ok, ok, someone had to say it.

 

I would think one would celebrate his accomplishments, maybe on the anniversary of the day he was elected to the office of president.

 

Maybe there will be a John Wilkes Booth Commemorative?

 

Anyone want to chip in and I'll do another review.  lol   :)

 

Well, maybe Esterbrook could do a cigar pen.   B)



#20 mmg122

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 17:59

You guys are way too funny for a Sunday morning.
It's most likely cost prohibitive but in a perfect world, a true lover of the Esterbrook Company like FPN's own Brian Anderson, would have revitalized the brand and developed a pen with multiple and affordable nib choices.
Buttttttt...that would be in a perfect world...






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