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3668 Nib Without Sunburst?

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#1 has_on_file


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:13

A while ago, I bought a pair of Esterbrooks CX100s for basically nothing, just out of curiosity. One of them has a 3668 nib, gold plated (though most of this has worn off). However, it isn't like any I can see on the internet. This one doesn't have the sunburst design, and simply bears the standard Esterbrooks design. Can anyone tell me about this nib? Are nibs like this rare (or valuable)? I consulted someone knowledgeable on the matter, and they weren't familiar with this design.


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#2 IanSims


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:42

English nibs made about the same time as the pen 60s?. They came in several numbers (3312, 3314, 3556, 3668, others?) and not all were gold plated.


At the base of the nib near the collar "made in England" is printed.


Picture from my Pen Info directory:



Another pic from the file (do not actually own).





Rarity no idea but assume rarer us than uk.


I have spare 3668 UK loose nibs available for sale if interested.

Edited by IanSims, 10 May 2018 - 12:26.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 14:31

I will just add that I have a range of English made 3xxx nibs (including 3312 & 3314) , all gold plated, none with the sunburst logo. All good nibs, less common than the 2xxx or 9xxx over here, but hardly 'rare'. 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 20:47

Common configuration, I agree with IanSims. Most likely English made. You can see one in a dipless pen on the page here:






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