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#1 corgicoupe

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 19:05

I just saw a listing for a Transitional SJ fountain pen. There is no jewel on the barrel, but the jewel on the cap is round rather than the "toaster top" style with the ribs. Is this a legitimate model? :unsure:

 

https://www.etsy.com...AyABEgImJ_D_BwE

 

Theclip looks like a Transitional.


Edited by corgicoupe, 19 November 2018 - 19:10.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 19:23

I have a red one like that.  Transitional SJ, cut off barrel end.  $45 seems too much.  I have the pen in my hand.  Underwhelming.  I have had this for six or seven years.  I had offered it as a loaner, I believe.  I do like the cut-off barrel end.  It is much prettier than the black jeweled end.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 21:13

Looks like mine (in green), but I can't vouch for authenticity. Just my (limited) understanding.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 23:38

The later variants of the transitional J family pens switched to the jewel we see in the double jeweled pens.

Edited by JakobS, 19 November 2018 - 23:38.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:43

I have a blue trans SJ, and I have come across a few variations in the cap jewel and clip.  My SJ has the rounded jewel, but it's screw-in with the unbranded clip.  I have also run across the screw-in jewel on a branded clip.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 13:18

Aha! Variations on variations.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 15:51

These pens are "transitional."  They are evolutionary toward the J.


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#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 16:11

Looks right to me. Price is ok.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:30

I have five of the colors. I'm missing, and looking for a black one.

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Looking for a black SJ Transitional Esterbrook Pen.  (It's smaller than an sj)







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