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My Third Estie (In Less Than A Week!) - Dollar Pen


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#1 howdydave

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 21:26

I got my third (really my fourth) Estie from MidnightPens.

(My third was also a Dollar pen from eBay but I paid more money for a "boring black pen" in inferior condition -- live and learn!)

 

Esterbrook Dollar A fountain pen (restored) - Copper 2668 Firm Medium nib

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Edited by howdydave, 07 February 2019 - 22:57.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 21:35

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:58

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:57

I want a Dollar pen but not for a lot of dollars. Congratulations on yours. I have 4 Esterbrooks, one J and 3 SJ. I lack one in blue.

I want to get a few extra nibs like 9314-B, maybe a 2442.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 13:47

Best to get them in restored condition, and Gary will usually customize your nib selection.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 18:39

Just got ANOTHER Estie!

This one is an LJ.

 

Now I have a:

 

Dollar Pen A

Trans J

SJ and

LJ.

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Edited by howdydave, 08 February 2019 - 18:56.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 00:02

Just got ANOTHER Estie!

This one is an LJ.

 

Now I have a:

 

Dollar Pen A

Trans J

SJ and

LJ.

 

These are all different sizes. Do you have a preference for any particular size?


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 00:38

Corgicoupe,

 

I'm not going to make any decisions until I also have a J...

 

Besides... two of them are still in the mail and I haven't had them in my hot little hands yet.

 

Between the SJ and the Transitional J, I think that the longer Trans-J will be more comfortable for me as a writing instrument.


Edited by howdydave, 09 February 2019 - 01:02.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:01

Yup.  Esties are like potato chips....  ;) 

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:10

Actually I have TWO Dollar Pens on the way...

 

A Model A from MidnightPens and this "Demi" from eBay.

I don't know what "Demi" is supposed to signify except for the fact that it is a shorter version (4.5".)

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Edited by howdydave, 09 February 2019 - 07:26.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:45

Best to get them in restored condition, and Gary will usually customize your nib selection.


Can you explain more? I’m not sure who Gary is.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:47

Why did I look at this thread?

Deep breath, I have enough Esties, I have enough Esties.
I don’t need another Esterbrook. Not even a blue one.

Unless I find really good j-bars. No!

Sigh
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:31

Can you explain more? I’m not sure who Gary is.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:38

Actually I have TWO Dollar Pens on the way...
 
A Model A from MidnightPens and this "Demi" from eBay.
I don't know what "Demi" is supposed to signify except for the fact that it is a shorter version (4.5".)


I think the Demi may be the model A. The full size is the Dollar B.

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For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 13:55

Ah, the chirping of a newly-born Estie-head, first emerging into the world!

Welcome to the club. :)

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 20:52

does one really ever have enough Estes?

 

Yup just like potato chips you can not have just one..


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 21:28

Can you explain more? I’m not sure who Gary is.

 

This is a link to MidnightPens, his online store.

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MidnightPens?ref=l2-shopheader-name 


Edited by howdydave, 10 February 2019 - 00:36.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:00

Thank you for the link.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:07

Major haul in my mailbox today.

 

3 Esterbrooks:

  • Dollar Pen Model A (MidnightPens)
  •  LJ (MidnightPens)
  • Demi Dollar Pen (eBay)''

Gary's pvc pipe packaging is outstanding!

Best polishing and waxing I've seen on any of the restored pens that I've purchased to date.

e.g.; The Demi Dollar that I got on eBay had wax in the holes on the cap.

 

 

I think that I've found someone with a real  passion for his work!

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Edited by howdydave, 12 February 2019 - 02:11.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 17:49

Can you explain more? I’m not sure who Gary is.

 

 

That would be me.  I need to check in more often!  Thanks for the compliments, everyone.

 

The short slender Dollar pen is referred to as the H model.  I also don't use any wax on any of my pens.

 

And, I have about 100 waiting in my box to repair.  I just shot photos of a trans J with the palladium trim (and a nice patina) and a 2442 stub nib.


Edited by gweimer1, 16 February 2019 - 17:49.







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