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#1 Hobiwan

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 21:59

It's two months late for April fools, but I love the thought.  Have a look.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...JZK2Z7#viTabs_0

 

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 22:06

I'm speechless.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 22:51

This looks interesting :)



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 23:07

That should be against the law! Pitiful!

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:27

Just about to fall asleep, but now wide awake in stitches.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:23

It's two months late for April fools, but I love the thought.  Have a look.
 
http://www.ebay.com/...JZK2Z7#viTabs_0
 
Your thoughts? :D

The seller knows better...
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#7 Hobiwan

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:19

The seller knows better...

 

Yep.  Seen some of his other stuff.  That's why I had to post it.  Good humorous play on ebay sellspeak.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:02

And yet, he clearly photographed each part of the pen, that could be considered a flaw, without attempt to disguise it's losses.  (I used to not understand the concept of an "accommodation clip," & NOW I "see it clearly!")  I appreciate your sharing this listing.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 17:49

What ?  You've never seen an UGLY fountain pen before ?  

 

I have experience with this seller.  She does very good work, and gives excellent service.  I recognize this as "resurrection", rather than "restoration".  Fountain pen people are creative.  We should call this a "Phoenix Estie"!   :P   I have complete confidence that this pen will be a good writer, though aesthetically challenged.   


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 20:18

You know, if it was some outrageous price it would only fair to laugh and point.  But the current price is $5.50 US, so honestly, it's nod and wink time, and then move on.  Unless there's someone who wants to try and find a real Estie clip for it (after all -- there are still plenty of NOS nib units out there).

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 21:25

OH MY - it's just so unfortunate looking.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:00

A Marvel of Cannibalization, or The Emergence of a New Species.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:13

I've seen a lot of stuff from this seller, as well, and he does a brisk business.  He also has happy customers.  He also seems to have a mountain of pens to sell.  The descriptions and listings are all cookie cutter, with most having the same description, no matter what the pen.  There also appears to be no pen he won't sell.  Sac, wax, sell.

 

The interesting thing I've noted is that the shipping charge seems to be related to the perceived value of each pen.



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:56

I have bought MANY pens from this seller. He/she does excellent work and always has good prices. 



#15 Hobiwan

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 17:48

AND an excellent sense of humor, sez me.


Best Regards
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:41

I spent about fifteen minutes laughing until I almost wet myself. Upon returning from the bathroom, I viewed the listing again. First thing, throw out anything to do with Esterbrook. Next. consider, this might be a good writer for a small price. This seller has restored from various parts an old, clapped out fountain pen. It is nothing like what it is advertised to be, but it might not be a bad pen.

 

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 15:51

I've just bought of him and was very happy with the pen. Was exactly the same as in the pictures. Just take a close look at them before deciding to bid!



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 22:59

  The aliens are taaakiiinngg ova!!  :P


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 21:19

Necessity is the mother of invention.

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 22:27

Necessity is the mother of invention.

 

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That is nothing Gary, If you want I still have a photo of the Parker 3rd Gen. Emerald Major Vac. with a machine screw for a jewel if you want to see..








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