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#1 northlodge

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 15:55

I have always thought the Dollar model was a US only product, with the equivalent English model being called the Relief 66 (or Relief 90 in gold tone), and carrying the Relief markings on both the cap and barrel stamp - thus making it difficult for the unschooled to identify it as an Esterbrook.

 

Below are two photos showing a recent delivery to my mail box. It is clearly marked "Relief" on the cap, but only "Esterbrook"  & "Made in England" on the barrel. I believe It is also slightly larger than the Relief 66, and is made of plastic rather than the more usual BHR. As a bonus it appears pretty much mint (better than the photos suggest).

 

Anyone know any more about this variation?

 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 17:46

There's a larger Relief, with SS trim, on this page of Brian Anderson's website, captioned "Relief 66??" here:

 

http://www.esterbroo.../relief90.shtml

 

Might it be this one?  Supposed to have a "sunburst nib" ...

 

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#3 northlodge

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 17:53

Possibly the one, thanks

 

Mine as a Relief Medium nib, flat feed, and like the pen looks little used. 



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 18:30

Relief 66 pen.  It's actually a bit longer than the Dollar pens.  I have a couple.  I found a new original flat-feed relief nib for mine, as well.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 20:27

Relief 66 pen.  It's actually a bit longer than the Dollar pens.  I have a couple.  I found a new original flat-feed relief nib for mine, as well.

possibly, but the other Relief 66 examples I have come across had an identifying barrel stamp. This one only has Esterbrook.

 

Unfortunately, as I do not collect Esties I no longer have another 66 to photograph it with. 



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 21:37

Both my Relief 66 pens are like that - "Relief" stamped on the cap, but "Esterbrook" stamped on the barrel.  Even Brian's site states that the pen is a little ambiguous.  I'd love to see a 66 with the barrel imprint.  The fact that mine are longer, and have a different lever bar suggests that these are the way they were made.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:02

Hello, I believe that there are 2 Relief 66s.  A short one with stainless steel cap marked Relief (same size with the Relief 90) - this one comes in multiple colors (black, green, blue and red I believe).  These have the imprint clearly marked Relief No 66.  There is also another Relief 66, longer, with the stainless cap also marked Relief but the imprint is only Esterbrook Made in England.  I say that it is a Relief 66 because I found one with the paper tape that says so.
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