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#1 Tom Heath

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 20:46

Hope you like this one   

Jet Black Dollar w. 3 Cap Hash  Dashes

 

Nib a very cool  2442 GOLD PLATED  Falcon Stub  having Mickey Mouse Ears 


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#2 Tom Heath

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 20:48

Forgot to add photos

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#3 Tom Heath

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 20:50

two more photos

 

It has been a while since I posted here.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 22:03

I picked up a 2442 at a store in Florida last year, but it's not gold plated. I just looked at it again, and the feed is different from my other 5 Esties. The grooves don't go all the way around; the bottom of the feed is a smooth cylindrical shape. What does yours look like?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:11

I have a couple of gold platted nibs but they are English. Where was yours made?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:59

The English 3*** nibs all appear to have been gold plated. I have 5 or 6 examples, 100% GP. 



#7 Brian Anderson

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 14:35

Not sure what you mean regarding Mickey Mouse ears, Tom. That's the standard shape of the falcon nib. Nice find in gold plated though. Several early nibs can be found this way, but not at all common.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 16:27

My "Dollar Pen" has a different clip design and no cap jewel.  


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#9 Brian Anderson

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 17:48

My "Dollar Pen" has a different clip design and no cap jewel.  

Yes, this is technically a transitional pen, not a dollar pen.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 00:04

I have a 14 Ct relief nib. It screws in, unlike my other English Esterbrook relief pen. (This one came in a red pen - about the size of an LJ with jewels on both ends.)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 23:12

Yes these solid color pens from UK with the gold relief nibs are a killer :)  Nice :)



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:44

I wasn't aware that some Esterbrook nibs were gold plated. Thanks for posting these photos Tom, rach31 and bfg. You learn something new everyday.

I have a couple #2442 Falcon Stubs, but silver colored.

Rach31, I've never seen an Estie like the solid red one in your photo. Does it have a name? When does it date from?

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 15:03

Hi Mary,

The Estie that Rach31 is talking about is called Relief/35 and it is a post war UK product. 

It is not a very common product.  Our esteemed moderator Bryan Anderson does not even have it in his esterbrook.net ;)
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 23:32

Thanks for the info Antoniosz - I looked on Brian's site and did not see anything to help me identify it.
I like the smaller size of the pen (it's like an LJ) and it's an Esterbrook with a removable gold nib. I've read about people trying to put gold nibs into esterbrook nib units, it sounds like a lot of work with the possibility of ruining a nib. It was neat to find this pen.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 23:47

I have a 14 Ct relief nib. It screws in, unlike my other English Esterbrook relief pen. (This one came in a red pen - about the size of an LJ with jewels on both ends.)

 

I have one just like that, and mine came in a UK-made M2.  Fun pen.

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 19:34

Thanks for the info Antoniosz - I looked on Brian's site and did not see anything to help me identify it.
I like the smaller size of the pen (it's like an LJ) and it's an Esterbrook with a removable gold nib. I've read about people trying to put gold nibs into esterbrook nib units, it sounds like a lot of work with the possibility of ruining a nib. It was neat to find this pen.

 

A while back I bought an Estie off eBay and when it arrived I found that it had an Eversharp 14K nib instead of the usual Estie steel nib.  I was intrigued and had another Estie nib assembly with a ruined nib, so I applied gentle heat and carefully drove the nib/feed out of the collar, then fitted a no-name 14K nib that seemed to me to be about the same size and curvature as the Estie nib and (with gentle heat again) pushed it and the Estie feed back into the collar.  Now I have a screw-in 14K nib that I can use in any of my Esties.

I have heard that the collars are sometimes rather brittle, so this transplant should be done very carefully.

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 21:37

Hi Mary,

The Estie that Rach31 is talking about is called Relief/35 and it is a post war UK product. 

It is not a very common product.  Our esteemed moderator Bryan Anderson does not even have it in his esterbrook.net ;)
AWESOME nibs...
 

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This is an old scan (and not a cool red pen like Rach31 has) but shows the Relief/35.

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 15:37

Nice find! One of those English relief pens in red ripple is on my bucket list. There was one for sale about a year or more ago and I lusted over that something awful. But they are not cheap.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:39

Nice find! One of those English relief pens in red ripple is on my bucket list. There was one for sale about a year or more ago and I lusted over that something awful. But they are not cheap.


Red Ripple is a whole different period (30-40 year before) than these ones








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