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Imprinted Esties - Anyone Have Any Interesting Ones?


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#1 MxMJ

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 04:28

Got the idea to post this from a post in the Parker forum. I have a couple of the common ones and a few that are a bit cooler. Here are mine:

 

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1. 'Catholic Order of Foresters' J

1. 'Bell System Property' LJ

3. 'AAA' J

4. 'Hanover TWP Service Club' Transitional J

5. 'Good Luck - Hanover Township Service Club - World War 1941' Bandless Dollar (This one is BY FAR my favorite!)



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 08:17

I've owned samples of the top 3, but not seen the "Hanover" ones.  Any idea which "Hanover" it is?


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:16

This RCA Victor Imprinted "200 Bowling Club" Nurses sized pen.

 

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 13:49

This RCA Victor Imprinted "200 Bowling Club" Nurses sized pen.

 

 

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Phil

Phil, Paul, might this RCA location have had nurses on staff? Large businesses of bygone era sometimes had their own on-site clinic.

Or white/red might have been an available stock choice? 


Edited by pen2paper, 21 November 2015 - 13:50.


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 14:50

I've got an SJ that I use everyday that has a ladies name imprinted on it. I use it all the time but can only remember that her name was Ruth. I think I also have a Bell Systems one as well.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 17:31

I've got an SJ that I use everyday that has a ladies name imprinted on it. I use it all the time but can only remember that her name was Ruth. I think I also have a Bell Systems one as well.

You might have my Aunt's pen, what is the last name?


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 17:52

I'll have to check when I get back home but I think it starts with a B? Maybe an R. Not sure.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 19:06

I've owned samples of the top 3, but not seen the "Hanover" ones.  Any idea which "Hanover" it is?

 

The seller was located in Pennsylvania and there is a 'Hanover Township Service Club' in Hanover, PA so that is my guess. 


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 21:42

Farmboy,
The last name is Schuldt.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 22:24

Phil, Paul, might this RCA location have had nurses on staff? Large businesses of bygone era sometimes had their own on-site clinic.

Or white/red might have been an available stock choice? 

Perhaps, but this Nurse must have been a good bowler :)



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 23:53

I have a maroon colored Wearever button filler- it says "DARLING JEWELRY CO" second line says "Your Jeweler"


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Posted 22 November 2015 - 01:48

Farmboy,
The last name is Schuldt.

Not her.  Imagine two people named Ruth having an Esterbrook.

 

Nice last name though.


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Posted 22 November 2015 - 02:29

I have an Esterbrook pencil from the Mutual Auto Insurance Co of Wisconsin.



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 16:43

Typical AAA, pen and pencil set

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The other is a silver with

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 17:58

Imagine two people named Ruth having an Esterbrook.

 

Some how that made my day and warmed my heart, it really did. Odd how things can strike you.  Thank you.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 06:25

This RCA Victor Imprinted "200 Bowling Club" Nurses sized pen.
 
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Bowling Pen 
 
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That is seriously cool! Not sure how a nurses pen is connected to RCA, but I can see a bunch of nurses on a bowling team. In fact I know a bunch of nurses on a bowling team.

Unless the bowling team was made up of RCA employees, including company nurses?

Or an RCA bowling team just liked the white pen with red jewels because it reminded them of bowling pins?
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Posted 24 November 2015 - 06:29

Got the idea to post this from a post in the Parker forum. I have a couple of the common ones and a few that are a bit cooler. Here are mine:
 
Ax9qZRnl.jpg
 
From top:
1. 'Catholic Order of Foresters' J
1. 'Bell System Property' LJ
3. 'AAA' J
4. 'Hanover TWP Service Club' Transitional J
5. 'Good Luck - Hanover Township Service Club - World War 1941' Bandless Dollar (This one is BY FAR my favorite!)



#5 Is an amazing pen. The story behind a pen like that makes it well worth owning IMO, even if you don't know the story. Just thinking about what that pens history could be, winds up the imagination.
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Posted 24 November 2015 - 19:04

#5 Is an amazing pen. The story behind a pen like that makes it well worth owning IMO, even if you don't know the story. Just thinking about what that pens history could be, winds up the imagination.

 

I agree.  Great provenance.  If "service club" truly means what it used to back then, I'd be willing to bet it was a gift from the club to a military man (or woman), with the date indicating the beginning of the war, rather than the manufacture of the pen.  That's my speculation.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 22:58

I passed on one a few years ago that was the darker blue mackerel, because I didn't know enough about vintage pens at the time.  It had the imprint for some insurance company in Curwensville, PA.  I think it might have been a J or an LJ.  Of course, when I went back a couple of months later to the antiques mall where I saw it, it was long gone.... And it had been priced at $15 US, too.  :wallbash: 

Sigh.  Hindsight is always 20-20.  I still haven't been able to track down one of the really dark blue (cobalt?) ones.  Both of my blue ones are the lighter blue.

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