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#1 PaulS

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:35

something from a recent job lot of pens, and appears to be a standard double jewel example with J bar - unlike the odd pen I see here this one wasn't Made in England as can be seen from the barrel imprint.            Not a brand I collect normally, they don't seem to pop up in my travels in the wild, so very ignorant of pen information and had no idea they were produced in Canada - Ontario area apparently.

Are Canadian pens the least common, and might this one be late 1940s - there isn't the R in circle for trademark registration  -  and does this 'purple' have a proper name - it's attractive I think.

Unfortunately, somewhere in its life the nib has been replaced and it now has a British Queensway 18 k. plated nib.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:41

Esterbrook called the color ‘blue’.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 13:36

Esterbrook called the color ‘blue’.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:03

thanks - some of their colours seem to come in more than one shade, and it looks like there's more than one blue in this series - in the flesh this one has more of a sort of mildly violet appearance.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 21:55

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 15:09

In Paul Hobans'  Book it is called blue, other are Red  Black,, Green , Brown ,Gray

 

 

AKA Morroco Red , Dubonet Red ,Pearl Gray, Foliage Green , Copper /Sand

 

He also referenced that the Dollar  variety came in 9 different colors

other than  Color shades/ tones  I am at a loss to provide more colors


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 16:02

thanks - looks like we are settling on blue then.          As pens go and for its price, the appearance of these plastic bodies are a tad more appealing than a standard solid colour - Newhaven Duofolds for example - though have to say I'm biased generally against steel nibs, but otherwise an obviously very successful brand.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:36

You will find that the six basic colors of Esterbrook have a wide range of shades, which is one of the fascinating things I like about the pens.

 

Copper can go as deep as the "root beer" color.

Green can be as light as sage, or really deep green.

I've seen red as light as a near pink, to a really gorgeous deep blood red.








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