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#1 alfredop

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:45

Today I bought a number of old Esterbrook, can you help me to identify them:

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The first from left is a ballpoint.
Alfredo


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 14:29

Image link corrected now the Esterbrooks should be visible.

 

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 14:46

 ALL of them except the one on the utmost right are Esterbrook Js.

 

 The one on the right is the Esterbrook Dollar pen.

 

 Ya got some naaaaaccceee pens!



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 22:24

I'm fairly sure the green pen is part of the pastel line and called a purse pen.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 22:52

The model for the green purse pen is CH.  They are prone to cap cracks, so check the lip closely.

 

The Dollar looks like the full-size B model.

 

The colors look nice on all of them.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 03:35

The fourth one from the left (the first blue one) looks like an "icicle" pattern (as opposed to the mackerel coloration on most of the rest of the pens that aren't black).  Some people go "ooh aah" about the icicles, but I personally find the mackerel ones to be prettier (like the other blue one).  Mind you, Esties, are like potato chips -- you can't have just one....

Of course the really important part -- what are the nibs?  :rolleyes:  I love how even though Esterbrook is considered a 2nd tier company, they had a huge range of interchangeable nibs, in different widths and ALSO different grades.  And they're still pretty affordable for vintage pens, unless you want something really exotic nib-wise.  Osmiroid and Venus nibs are also supposed to fit.

 

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 22:15

Thank you for the information, they are pretty pens but one is missing the J-bar and the copper pen has the barrel slightly deformed in its end part (but it has a good J-bar, so as it is still useful). The cap of the purse pen fortunately is ok.

 

The nibs are  numbered: 9688, 2968, 9550, 2284, 2668 + an unknown chinese nib.

 

Alfredo



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 14:20

All are good nibs.

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