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#1 gweimer1

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 17:00

I thought I'd share these with everyone.  More Esterbrook prototypes that I got at the auction.

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 19:12

Wondered who had bid on those.  I looked at the auction items before going to dinner Saturday evening, but didn't go to the auction.  The problem for me was that most of the items were either things I didn't know enough about, things I didn't think I could afford (or was afraid that I WOULD bid on them), a couple of things I didn't want, and things like those Estie prototypes -- which, while interesting on a meta-level, were not something I'd have been bidding on, on the grounds of my not being a "C-worder": I don't want to buy pens to put in a display case and say "Look at my cool stuff in this display case";  I want to be able to say "Hey look at this awesome pen and how well it writes!"  

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:32

Oh, I think they will be written with, carefully, but yes written with, maybe to create a writing sample for publication and posterity.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:48

Wondered who had bid on those.  I looked at the auction items before going to dinner Saturday evening, but didn't go to the auction.  The problem for me was that most of the items were either things I didn't know enough about, things I didn't think I could afford (or was afraid that I WOULD bid on them), a couple of things I didn't want, and things like those Estie prototypes -- which, while interesting on a meta-level, were not something I'd have been bidding on, on the grounds of my not being a "C-worder": I don't want to buy pens to put in a display case and say "Look at my cool stuff in this display case";  I want to be able to say "Hey look at this awesome pen and how well it writes!"  

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 22:54

Care to explain what makes them prototypes? Is it the color of the top one? Bands? 

 

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 23:15

The transitional J is a color that was called Bronze, so lighter than what we know as Copper.  The cap ring has a single groove running through the center.  The obvious feature is both the gold-plated trim and the matching nib.

The white is a full-size J, which was never made in production.  That's the whole story on that one.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 00:22

Shows how much I am paying attention. I hadn't even noticed the gold-plated trim. I saw the band, and the color but hadn't noticed the trim and the nib. 

 

I don't know much about the doctor/nurse pens so didn't know their relative size. 

 

Those are pretty darn cool. 



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Posted Yesterday, 04:34

Nice :)








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