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The Esterbrook Forum Estie Loaner Program 2017


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#1 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 23:51

The gist of the way the Progam was set up to work is Within The U.S.; The Loaner Outer sends the pen, it will have the postage amount on it. The Borrower is to pay to send the pen back AND either enclose the same amount the Loaner Outer spent to send it OR Paypal GIFT them that amount. SOME Loaner Outers, at Their discretion, have asked that their Borrower not worry about the postage To them, but that is their decision alone. The general idea was that it Not cost the Loaner Outer anything to loan their pen out. An Estie can still be sent, with Tracking, within the U.S. for about $2.70, making the full cost to the Borrower less than $6.
 
Prospective Borrowers are also requested to read the first post of the Loaner Program thread Here for more, better, information on how the Loaner Progam works.
 
 
The location of the thread currently makes it less easy for me to check in here so I don't as often as I should. My apologies for that and I will try and stop in here more often.
 

Important Change to the Esterbrook Loaner Program;

 

We will no longer be able to send pens from Within the U.S.A. to borrowers residing overseas. There was a United States Postal Service rate increase last year that more than doubled the prior reasonable rate of around $3.00 to ship a pen overseas to $7.35.  It therefore is unreasonable to expect overseas members to pay the approximate $15.00 in postage to borrow a pen when they can BUY their Own Estie for about that same amount.

 

There are NO changes to the Loaner Program for pens borrowed within the Untied States or within Other countries where the Loaner Program has pens available.

 

IF you happen to be a prospective overseas borrower and you ARE willing to pay that near $15.00 postage to borrow an Estie, you are still welcomed of course to post your request to borrow a pen and we'll be glad to set you up.

 

We DO have a Very Limited number of pens listed for In Country loan outs Only in England/Europe, Asia and Australia.

 

If you are a FPNer residing outside the U.S. that owns a good condition, nice writing Esterbrook and would like to help us spread the Estie joy, we would Greatly Appreciate you allowing us to add your pen(s) to the list of In Country loan outs available for Your country.

 

 

Pens available for borrowing Within the United States as of 9/26/15.

 

Dark Blue LJ, Gray Dollar pen-2968, 9668, 2312, 2314F, 9314B and 2442 nibs

Black Transitional, 2442 Falcon nib        

Blue SJ, Medium 2668 nib
Red J, 2668 nib   
Blue SJ/Gray J  with the following nibs: 2284 Stub, 2312 Italic, 2968 Broad, 9556 Fine, 9550 Extra Fine, or 9788 flex (Borrower to specify which nib)
Copper J, 2556 F nib and a 2668 M
Copper J, 9556 F or 9668 M or 9048 whichever the Borrower desires 
Green J, 9788 M
Blue LJ, 2312 italic

Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine

Green Transitional J 2284 broad stub        

Green Transitional J 9556

Red J 9314-B broad relief (oblique) stub

Blue J 9314-F fine relief (oblique) stub

Green J 9460 manifold medium

Red SJ 9550  

Red SJ 9460   

Turquoise M2 2284 broad stub

Turquoise M2 2312 italic

SJ Nurse Pen Red Jewels Sonnet 18K medium nib (if you have a taste to try the bizarre)

 


Pens residing overseas for in country loan only; 

Australia-Silver SJ, with either a 1551 M or 2668 M

The United Kingdom/ OTHER countries within Europe-Green J 2556, Copper SJ 2668 (Either can come with a 1555 or 2314 B too) NO LOANER POSTAGE FEE on these two pens Within the UK!  Other European country members can discuss/agree on the postage costs with this Loaner Outer. 

 

Europe/Asia- Estieville resident, FPNer Whitedot has a Black Estie they will send to Europe or Asia for $4 USD. Contact them via PM.

The subject of a few Estie Borrowers not fulfilling their part of the postal reimbursement has been discussed among the Estie Loaner Outers. They are those most immediately impacted.

As a result, there is a *PENDING* change to at least the order of how things happen in the Loaner Program. 

The change is simply that the Borrower will Paypal Gift the agreed on postage to them to their Lender Outter, either $3.00 or the amount they agree to with the Lender Outter, BEFORE the Estie is placed into the mail to the Borrower.

This eliminates the After borrowing postage issue thusly solving it.

This change Will Remain *A PENDING Change* to the point at which Another Borrower than the ones currently known of, fails to keep their end of the Loan Out agreement up. At that point it changes from Pending to In Force. 

The decision of when or if that ever occurs lies solely in the hands of those borrowing the Esties.

 


Bruce in Ocala, FL and The Esterbrook Forum

 

Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 28 September 2015 - 12:40.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 15:39

Is this program still going?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 19:25

Is this program still going?

Certainly is.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:46

Certainly is.

 

I'm located in Minnesota, US. I'm interested in loaning ones with fine, medium, and medium stub/italic nibs. What should my next step be?



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 13:17

 

I'm located in Minnesota, US. I'm interested in loaning ones with fine, medium, and medium stub/italic nibs. What should my next step be?

Check out the instructions in the initial post in this thread and then send a PM regarding pens you might be interested in trying.



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:31

I'm interested in borrowing the Green J with 9460 nib, or the Red J with 2668 nib.



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 19:13

I'm interested in borrowing the Green J with 9460 nib, or the Red J with 2668 nib.

As per the initial instructions please send a PM to Bruce.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:36

I'd love to, but I can't.  I think he may need to clean out his inbox, as he cannot receive any new messages.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:28

OK, I'll try to assist!!



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 23:39

Hello fellow Esterbrook enthusiasts and prospective enthusiasts. 

 

Just a quick note that until we hear back from Bruce (OcalaFLGuy), I will be providing some direction for this thread and helping to match pens with folks who would like to try them out.

 

There are agreed upon rules for prospective borrowers and what Bruce calls "Loaner Outers", all as set forth above.  The list of available pens is 18 months old at this point so I would appreciate hearing from anyone who continues to be interested in sending pens and/or nibs to borrowers, in hopes we can create an updated list.  And I'd like to hear from anyone who would like to borrow an Esterbrook.

 

Please post here with information, questions, requests and the like.

 

Looking forward to working with everyone.

 

Cheers, DAVID


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:50

My UK pens are still available.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 18:58

David, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the updated list of available US Esties.  I'm interested in a regular J in any color other than copper, and I'm not all too concerned about the nib, as long as it isn't too broad.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 23:21

I'm interested in a regular J in any color other than copper, and I'm not all too concerned about the nib, as long as it isn't too broad.

 

I've not heard yet from many of the Loaner Outers, but I have a Grey J with a 9556 nib I could send you.  If that works, or if you'd like to try something different, shoot me a PM with your address and I can get the pen on its way.  Thanks, DAVID


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:54

I have checked my Esterbrooks, and I know I have the following available:

 

Blue LJ, 2312 italic

Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine

Green Transitional J 2284 broad stub        

Green Transitional J 9556

Red J 9314-B broad relief (oblique) stub

Blue J 9314-F fine relief (oblique) stub

Green J 9460 manifold medium

Red SJ 9550  

Red SJ 9460  Manifold medium, for carbon copies

Turquoise M2 2284 broad stub

Turquoise M2 2312 italic medium

Red Transitional SJ, 9555

 

I haven't used these pens for some time, and I can't remember what sizes some are (i.e. what the numbers mean).


Edited by pajaro, 05 March 2017 - 05:56.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:18

I have checked my Esterbrooks, and I know I have the following available:
 
Green Transitional J 2284 broad stub        

Red J 9314-B broad relief (oblique) stub

I haven't used these pens for some time, and I can't remember what sizes some are (i.e. what the numbers mean).


I am very interested in either of these two pens. I have plenty of ink and am fully aware of the rules (now, I just read through all of the resources).

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:49

I am very interested in either of these two pens. I have plenty of ink and am fully aware of the rules (now, I just read through all of the resources).

I haven't been watching this topic, unfortunately.  If you would like to try them, PM me your mailing address.  I'll have to make sure the nibs are in the right pens.  I haven't gotten rid of any of these pens, so they will be around.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:49

It doesn't look like the Estie Loaner Program garners much interest these days.  This program was the reason why I kept any Esties at all.  Given the relatively low cost of a good Estie, and the costs of mailing pens around these days, at least three dollars US for First Class, is there any further interest?  I have a variety of pens and nibs I had to lend, but I think interest has faded.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 16:44

The TWSBI forum loaner program isn't getting much action either.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:37

I am interested in trying any of the following if possible. 

 

Blue SJ/Gray J  with the following nibs: 2284 Stub, 2312 Italic, 2968 Broad, 9556 Fine, 9550 Extra Fine, or 9788 flex (Borrower to specify which nib)

SJ Nurse Pen Red Jewels Sonnet 18K medium nib (if you have a taste to try the bizarre)

Black Transitional, 2442 Falcon nib  

Blue LJ, 2312 italic

Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine

Copper J, 9556 F or 9668 M or 9048 whichever the Borrower desires


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:36

I am interested in trying any of the following if possible. 

 

Blue SJ/Gray J  with the following nibs: 2284 Stub, 2312 Italic, 2968 Broad, 9556 Fine, 9550 Extra Fine, or 9788 flex (Borrower to specify which nib)

SJ Nurse Pen Red Jewels Sonnet 18K medium nib (if you have a taste to try the bizarre)

Black Transitional, 2442 Falcon nib  

Blue LJ, 2312 italic

Green LJ 9048 extra flexible fine

Copper J, 9556 F or 9668 M or 9048 whichever the Borrower desires

 

I think I have most of this stuff.  I am not so sure about the Nurse pen status.  Which three or four are you most interested in?

 

It would be nice if this program didn't die.


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