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I Need A Black Estie Transitional


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#21 cherylmarie

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 23:26

I think there might be one on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/...1wAAOSwDk5UA-8G



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#22 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 13:52

I'll check it out.  Thanks very much Cherylmarie.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 14:12

Anxiously awaiting to hear. Is it? Isn't it? Will he? Won't he? Did he? Didn't he? 

 

Can you tell I'm just not into doing my work today?


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#24 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 22:29

I sent a message, no answer yet.

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#25 gweimer1

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 23:29

For that price, you should grab it. If it's not what you want, I'll take it off your hands.



#26 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 16:49

I bought it.  It's hard to tell how big it is by looking since there is only about a three eigths inch difference in length from the transitional to the sj transitional.  I asked for an accurate measurement but no reply.  Wait and see. 


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 23:15

Fingers crossed!

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#28 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:56

Thanks, me too.


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#29 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 22:27

I got it and it is a regular transitional not the sj transitional I want.  I'll keep looking.  Thanks for all your help.


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Looking for a black SJ Transitional Esterbrook Pen.  (It's smaller than an sj)


#30 inkandseeds

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:49

I got it and it is a regular transitional not the sj transitional I want.  I'll keep looking.  Thanks for all your help.

 

Larry,

 

Here is another one on ebay.  Five pens, the one on the right may be what you are looking for.

 

"Vintage Esterbrook Fountain Pens Lot of 5"

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172230420910?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

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#31 AAAndrew

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:43

Looks like a full-size J to me. 

 

Sorry the other one wasn't what you wanted. I try and determine by the space between the end of the lever and end of the pen. It's usually pretty accurate, but not always. 


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#32 cherylmarie

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:49

Looks like a full-size J to me. 

 

Sorry the other one wasn't what you wanted. I try and determine by the space between the end of the lever and end of the pen. It's usually pretty accurate, but not always. 

 

Same here, based on the length of the barrel beyond the lever, I really thought it was an SJ. 

I'll continue to keep my eyes open.  Before this thread, I wasn't aware that there were transitional SJ's, now I know my collection is nowhere near complete!  I enjoy the search, so that's okay with me.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:45

I've had a couple cross my path, but not in black.



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:59

I got it and it is a regular transitional not the sj transitional I want.  I'll keep looking.  Thanks for all your help.


Well carp. 😐

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#35 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 18:26

Just to remind you, I'm still looking. I have done my best scouring eBay and antique stores. I will continue. I appreciate you looking too. Thanks

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#36 inkstainedruth

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:20

Just to remind you, I'm still looking. I have done my best scouring eBay and antique stores. I will continue. I appreciate you looking too. Thanks

 

I just *have* to ask: what is it about a black SJ Tranny that's so desirable to you?  Because you've been bumping this thread for awhile (And no, I haven't run across one, AFAIK; I did however get the Claudio joke... B)).  Are you trying to fill a gap in your collection?  Scratching a nostalgic itch? Something else?  Because for me black is the least desirable color, but the last couple of Esties I've picked up ended up being black because I'm chasing nibs and that got me the ones I wanted (I'm about four or 5 shy on the complete lineup of 9xxx series nibs, plus there's a couple of others that I'd like to get but either have never seen them for sale or the price is more than I want/can afford).

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#37 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 15:37

Hi Ruth,

Yes, that one pen would complete my Estie collection (the way I want it to be). I have the six basic colors in dollar pens, 3-rib transitional, button transitional, j's, lj's, sj's, and five colors in the sj transitional. That black sj transitional is what I would like to fill in that big hole in the pen tray. It's not the white whale, and I don't have a Spanish gold coin nailed to the mast for the finder, but it would be nice to get.

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Looking for a black SJ Transitional Esterbrook Pen.  (It's smaller than an sj)


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 17:10

Hi Ruth,

Yes, that one pen would complete my Estie collection (the way I want it to be). I have the six basic colors in dollar pens, 3-rib transitional, button transitional, j's, lj's, sj's, and five colors in the sj transitional. That black sj transitional is what I would like to fill in that big hole in the pen tray. It's not the white whale, and I don't have a Spanish gold coin nailed to the mast for the finder, but it would be nice to get.

 

Ahhh...but do you have ALL the button transitionals?  I know of three generations - 3 rib toaster top, button top screw-on unbranded clip, and I just found myself with a Black button top screw-on branded clip.



#39 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 22:17

Hi gweimer,
No, like I said, this is just the collection the way I want it. I know that there are many iterations of these pens including color variations, feed variations, icicles, etc., etc. but I just figured that my criteria would drive me crazy enough.

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Looking for a black SJ Transitional Esterbrook Pen.  (It's smaller than an sj)


#40 Nolan613

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:32

Are you still looking? If so I have a couple of them with either the round or 3-ribbed jewel.


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