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My Little Collection - Slow But Sure


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#21 gweimer1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 23:44

I prefer the feel of the Dollar pens to the J.  They are a bit shorter and a bit thicker, which feels better to me when I write.



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#22 FarmBoy

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:45

The Dollar pen (and Dollar Fifty here) are shorter but slightly fatter than a Parker 51.

 

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#23 FarmBoy

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:46

 Thank you very much!!

 

 (So do ya think I should replace my J with a dollar fiddy pen??)

 

 I mean, are the dollar pens really any different than Js in regards to durability?

 

 

 Thanks!

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#24 AL01

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 02:49

 Ah what!  :P

 

 I'm just gonna stick with my LJ and my, (will forever be) NOS M2.

 

 (No comment on the box??)


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#25 gregamckinney

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 13:21

Lined, Smoothed, or Smooth Sterling.  And the imprint resides where?

 

Just a run-of-the-mill cap that was polished to look less crappy.

Part of the original marking was left so it won't accidentally fool anyone down the line.

 

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#26 Tom Heath

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 16:29

Durability, well they've been around 75 years or so.

 

 

But they sure are beautiful to have and to hold !

 

 

Esty still represents great value for the Collectors BUCK


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 17:33

Yep... I was surprised at our club meeting yesterday. I had a zip case with ~25 pens, 9 of which were Esterbrooks [6 Js, 2 transitionals, and 1 LJ], along with an equal number of Sheaffers and the rest Parkers. Except for a comment about the Sheaffer military clip and my beautiful carmine Balance, the Esterbrooks got all the attention and remarks about beauty!


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