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#1 leftyFPlover

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 00:42

Hi All

I see from Google that an Esterbrook book exists. Are they getting available in used condition? Does anyone know where these might be available? Would love to have one.



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#2 Mr.Rene

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 04:03

Pendemonium.com sells it... :thumbup:



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 07:17

I acquired the book straight from the author, Paul Hoban.

Check here: http://home.earthlin.../~hobiwan/esty/



#4 Estycollector

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:06

I acquired the book straight from the author, Paul Hoban.

Check here: http://home.earthlin.../~hobiwan/esty/

 

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#5 leftyFPlover

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 18:38

Thank you, Esterbrook community! Book is on the way.



#6 Hobiwan

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 08:30

Alas, my friends, I'm sold out.  And it only took 27 years.

 

The website referenced above is one of those little free piggy-back things Earthlink offered back in '98 when I was still using dial-up.  Earthlink decided to "stop supporting them" a couple years ago, and blocked access; so I can't get to it to change or delete anything.  And try as I might, and after many calls to their tech support, I can't get them to take the thing down!

 

Letters of apology have been issued....


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Posted 07 April 2020 - 22:08

Whew, glad I got my copy a while back!  :D



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 13:22

Paul

 

Have you thought of either re-issuing as a paid e-book (Amazon will publish anything on their Kindle site), or just putting a pdf up on the PCA website? It's an invaluable resource. I'm sure there are many who would like to have a copy. 

 

Thanks again for the work you put into this. 

 

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 17:07

Excellent idea, Andrew! I struck out on all the suggested sources, so am looking for someone who wants to sell their used copy. Just send me a PM.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 13:54

Wouldn't sell my copy for $ 1,000.00 bucks  still refer to it often   

Well maybe $ 999.57

 

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#11 corgicoupe

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 18:39

Agreed.  Andrew's idea of Paul creating a PDF for sale at this point in time rings true.

 

And the fact that it covered the dip pens as well as the fountain pens makes it rather unique as a book.


Edited by corgicoupe, 12 April 2020 - 22:50.

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#12 pajaro

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 18:55

I hate to think what collecting these pens would have been like without this book.  Great photos that made me interested, and good information.  This book and esterbrook.net were great helps.


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