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#1 Tom Heath

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 21:05

Yes, I will give  absolutly free one Esterbrook  "J"  all you need to be is the 1st person to say ,i want it and pay the 1st class postage to  your USA home .

 

Postatge etc is $5.00

 

simply PM me for mailing info

 

Happy writing

 

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#2 Misfit

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:56

This is so nice of you. I hope you get a response soon and convert another person to Esterbrook. Mine are up to 6. Great pens, and very habit forming.
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#3 CJH111

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:12

Very nice offer. I'm not claiming it, but recently I've given a few as gifts to people and everyone loves them. They really are great pens.



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 18:38

Obviously not an entrant.  But thank you for doing this.

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#5 Misfit

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 00:45

Someone take advantage of this offer (in enabling mode), you’ll love the pen! I finally got one of the nibs good for italic writing and love it. I need a blue Estie to have the standard colors (only one of each brown, gray and green).

They have easy to swap out nibs, and were so well made, they are great pens 60 years later.
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#6 corgicoupe

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:16

In addition to blue you will need red and black. A full house plus a Joker.


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#7 Misfit

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:34

In addition to blue you will need red and black. A full house plus a Joker.


I neglected to mention I do have a Red SJ, and Black LJ. I hope I can be satisfied having the colors in different sizes. The ones I posted about are all J models. Some of the pastels are really attractive, but I hope to chase nibs now. Well, except for the blue Esterbrook.
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#8 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 22:55

What is wrong with the newbies here?  I would have jumped on this like a tick on a dog when all I had was an Ahab.

 

Nice thing to do Tom!


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#9 Misfit

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 17:15

We will have to keep posting here until a New Fountain Pen User claims this generous offer. Do not be afraid of vintage pens New Users. There are plenty of people here who will provide advice if you need it.
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:16

*whimpers* I dont think i count as a newbie :( what are you calling "newbie"?

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:49

What is wrong with the newbies here?  I would have jumped on this like a tick on a dog when all I had was an Ahab.

 

Nice thing to do Tom!

Maybe this forum is not read  only by newbies.



#12 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:38

I think that maybe the oldbies are stepping aside to let the newbies take advandtage of a great offer.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 21:34

Welp, I'm DEFINATELY not a newbie anymore! I officially have myself an estie J in green with a semi flexible 9788 nib. The nib is residing in my osmiroid at the moment while the barrel and cap go through a much needed cleaning and based on the nib test alone... SOME NEWBIE NEEDS TO JUMP ON THIS! These pens are awesome!

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 23:47

If it's blue, I know someone who wants it for sentimental reasons.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:08

I'm on vacation right now, and we're having a quiet night in. I decided to hop on FPN and stumbled on this post from "View New Content."

I'm a newbie! But I'm so new I haven't even read about Esterbrooks yet, so I don't want to put in a claim.

But since I was already in this part of the forums, I started reading some of the posts. It seems like these pens are known for being nice writers? I keep seeing "lovely pens" as a descriptor. And lots of nib options? It sounds very intriguing. I think I'm going to have fun browsing through the content.

So, just wanted to say that just by making your generous offer, you've managed to do some pen-abling :P Thanks!



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 15:51

Snap it up quickly.


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#17 Misfit

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 00:48

Since the offer is for what Id expect is a pen with good sac and j-bar, then the only thing to learn is the lever filling. But that is not hard, just different.

@LobsterRoll, why not request this one? There is a lot of information on vintage Esterbrook pens on this forum. Plenty of people will help if you have any questions. I have had people go above and beyond helping me. One searched through eBay listings to point out a good Esterbrook.

What is cool about these pens is the longevity. They have a history most of us will never know. Who bought it first? When? How long was it used? Was it given away or passed down? Is the nib the original one, or was a different nib put on it? None of this matters, but it is part of the allure of vintage pens. I finally got one of the Esterbrook italic nibs, and wow, I love it.

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Edited by Misfit, 19 August 2019 - 00:50.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:21

I'm on vacation right now, and we're having a quiet night in. I decided to hop on FPN and stumbled on this post from "View New Content."

I'm a newbie! But I'm so new I haven't even read about Esterbrooks yet, so I don't want to put in a claim.

But since I was already in this part of the forums, I started reading some of the posts. It seems like these pens are known for being nice writers? I keep seeing "lovely pens" as a descriptor. And lots of nib options? It sounds very intriguing. I think I'm going to have fun browsing through the content.

So, just wanted to say that just by making your generous offer, you've managed to do some pen-abling :P Thanks!

*points wildly at LobsterRoll* send it HERE!!!!!

Seriously though, take this offer up. The one i just snagged had a blown out sack (STUPIDLY easy to replace compaired to the other vintage pens that i have mutilated trying to get open... The section on mine popped RIGHT out without even heating it nd the jbar stayed nicely in place so there is no real reassembly needed)... I'm just waiting on replacement sac, shellac and talc to get this bad boy like new.

Meanwhile the nib is in my vintage osmeroid (also fits my piston fill koh-i-noor) and i'm having a BLAST with it because the nib it came with is FLEX!!!! Not a "wet noodle" but i'm learning my usual writing pressure is heavier than i thought, while i can GET some nice hairlines, my usual writing (which i went back to basics this spring when i got into FP's to lighten up) is heavy enough to activate the flex JUST enough to make the pen write a little heavier, and occasionally i get a bit emphatic with a full height letter and get an automatic line width variation. So the last few days i'm back to basics again, re-relearning the calligraphers grip and going over spencerian workbooks.

Tldr: GET AN ESTIE lol

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:12

Oh my gosh, you guys should get jobs as professional enablers!

 

Since the offer is for what Id expect is a pen with good sac and j-bar, then the only thing to learn is the lever filling. But that is not hard, just different.

@LobsterRoll, why not request this one? There is a lot of information on vintage Esterbrook pens on this forum. Plenty of people will help if you have any questions. I have had people go above and beyond helping me. One searched through eBay listings to point out a good Esterbrook.

What is cool about these pens is the longevity. They have a history most of us will never know. Who bought it first? When? How long was it used? Was it given away or passed down? Is the nib the original one, or was a different nib put on it? None of this matters, but it is part of the allure of vintage pens. I finally got one of the Esterbrook italic nibs, and wow, I love it.

Edited to correct spelling

 

That's such a nice sentiment about the history of a pen. What stories a pen could tell... if it could write by itself. There's so much I don't know--is there something unique/rare about Esterbrook italic nibs, or did you find a particularly nice one?

 

Do you have any advice or resources about lever filling?

 

*points wildly at LobsterRoll* send it HERE!!!!!

Seriously though, take this offer up. The one i just snagged had a blown out sack (STUPIDLY easy to replace compaired to the other vintage pens that i have mutilated trying to get open... The section on mine popped RIGHT out without even heating it nd the jbar stayed nicely in place so there is no real reassembly needed)... I'm just waiting on replacement sac, shellac and talc to get this bad boy like new.

Meanwhile the nib is in my vintage osmeroid (also fits my piston fill koh-i-noor) and i'm having a BLAST with it because the nib it came with is FLEX!!!! Not a "wet noodle" but i'm learning my usual writing pressure is heavier than i thought, while i can GET some nice hairlines, my usual writing (which i went back to basics this spring when i got into FP's to lighten up) is heavy enough to activate the flex JUST enough to make the pen write a little heavier, and occasionally i get a bit emphatic with a full height letter and get an automatic line width variation. So the last few days i'm back to basics again, re-relearning the calligraphers grip and going over spencerian workbooks.

Tldr: GET AN ESTIE lol

 

I've started reading a little bit about how others go about repairing their pens. I like tinkering, and Esties seem like a great first dip into it. It's so fascinating to read about others' experiences and the variations of the different components and materials. I'm glad to hear I probably don't need to know anything about heating yet!

 

Flex! I don't have the patience for nice handwriting but I greatly enjoy seeing other people's calligraphy.

 

My tl;dr: ok i'm doing it



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:45

I neglected to mention I do have a Red SJ, and Black LJ. I hope I can be satisfied having the colors in different sizes. The ones I posted about are all J models. Some of the pastels are really attractive, but I hope to chase nibs now. Well, except for the blue Esterbrook.


Still looking for a blue, Misfit?
I have a J.
I will PM you.






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