You are witnessing fountain pen history being made today. I have in my possession a new, unheard of, undocumented model of the Esterbrook fountain pen. It is the same size as the LJ (5") and identical in design. The only difference is that it has about a dozen vertical black stripes running the length. I have a dark red and a root beer color with these vertical black stripes.
Seriously though - where did these come from ? I have looked at the experts web pages and books but don't see one anywhere. I'm sure there is a simple explanation and I would love to hear it. So any help ID ing these would be immensely appreciated. Thanks