Well it's been a good week for me and imprinted Esties!
As you can see above, I was generously offered a 1953 Pontiac imprinted Estie like the one in this thread that I coveted, and I jumped at the chance! He made me buy it by being a stand up guy, sending me the pen to inspect and then pay later if I am happy with it (his idea), I'd have just bought it sight unseen. His price was more than fair (though being a small town country boy, my math ain't so good, so who knows what the final amount I send may actually be ;-) ). I'll post pics when it arrives.
A HUGE Thank You to Robert1962 for that!
But wait, there's more! I was also able to score another imprinted Estie, "Douglas Aircraft Co. Engineering Department".http://www.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc
A bit of backstory, I'm an aircraft/flying fan. I love anything aircraft and flying related, my dad had a private pilots license when I was a kid, and he would even fly us different places on family vacations. He lost his license when they discovered he had high blood pressure, I was only about 4 at the time. I guess that was the rules back in the early 70's.
When I was older I myself took flight lessons and ground school, even though by then my own health problems guaranteed I'd never get my license (original intent before the health diagnoses was to join the Airforce), I just wanted to prove to myself that I could, and I wanted to be able to say I did it.
However, there's even more! My great uncle worked at McDonnell Aircraft Co., as an engineer in St Louis. McDonnell Aircraft later bought out Douglas to become McDonnell Douglas. So there's also a bit of sentimental value to me, (and yes I paid a bit more because of the sentimental value, but it was worth it to me).
I'll post pics of both when they get here.
Edited by jdllizard, 11 January 2016 - 09:58.