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Esterbrook J Demonstrator!


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#1 Mannyonpil

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 21:00

This is a wonderful pen that I will most likely never manage to get my hands on:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...d-/112290744266



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#2 gweimer1

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 22:33

That really is cool.  So far, the demonstrator urge has eluded me, so I can gaze upon them without lust in my heart.   B)



#3 Tweel

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 22:54

Interesting pen, absurd price (by my lights).  Is it a J, or possibly an LJ?


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#4 T4TEXAS

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:10

Yikes!

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#5 inkstainedruth

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 21:26

I saw this listing last night while doing my "every now and then" search of specific Estie nibs.  While it's interesting, it is not "a price higher than a car payment" interesting....  :yikes: 

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#6 Komboloi

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:28

I feel strangely comforted seeing the pen sold for that price.  It means that someone has "it" worse than I do.  It's like that feeling when someone steps in line behind you at the bank.



#7 Sasha Royale

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:24

I really like looking at a vivid ink in the pen barrel.  Hence, I love piston demonstrators.  But, 600 bucks to look at a black, rubber sac ?


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#8 Tweel

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:02

I feel strangely comforted seeing the pen sold for that price.  It means that someone has "it" worse than I do.  It's like that feeling when someone steps in line behind you at the bank.

 

Well, hold on to your Schadenfreude until someone actually buys it (it's still for sale) :) .


Edited by Tweel, 08 February 2017 - 07:02.

fpn_1375035941__postcard_swap.png * * * "Don't neglect to write me several times from different places when you may."
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#9 gweimer1

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:59

I really like looking at a vivid ink in the pen barrel.  Hence, I love piston demonstrators.  But, 600 bucks to look at a black, rubber sac ?

 

;)



#10 JakobS

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 14:56

It's a true demonstrator is the sense that it wasn't made for consumers, but to show how the pen worked to those interested in buying the regular line of J's, Sj's, Lj's etc.  So, any thrills, such as seeing the ink as you used it, were beyond what was needed. It's worth is in it's scarcity, and history, more so than it being a useable pen, though I am sure it is quite useable if needed. 


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