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Esterbrook Fed-Matic Base Desk Set

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#1 Tasmith

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 16:27

I currently do not own any Esterbrooks, so I'm not familiar with their values.  Saw this very clean Esterbrook Feed-Matic Base (green base) desk set this weekend at an antique store for $60.  Seems like a good deal to me, but I am not certain.  Just might become my first Esterbrook.

 

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 00:39

That's not an unreasonable price, especially if you like it. You could probably find one cheaper on fleabay but it might be awhile before you came across a NIB green one like that, and the green ones are my favorite.

If it were me I'd make an offer to the seller for $40, and hopefully at least get him down to $50. Antique dealers are used to haggling. If the seller isn't present, the shop should be able to call them and ask about the offer.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:26

That's not an unreasonable price, especially if you like it. You could probably find one cheaper on fleabay but it might be awhile before you came across a NIB green one like that, and the green ones are my favorite.

If it were me I'd make an offer to the seller for $40, and hopefully at least get him down to $50. Antique dealers are used to haggling. If the seller isn't present, the shop should be able to call them and ask about the offer.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:01

Just realize that it is a DIP pen, and the ink well holds quite a bit of ink.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 03:41

Just realize that it is a DIP pen, and the ink well holds quite a bit of ink.

Did not know that.  Thanks!







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