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#1 Anaxyrus

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:09

When my interest in fountain pens was rekindled recently I started looking at vintage pens seriously for the first time. I immediately got hooked on the looks of the Estie J-series rippled colors. Ordered two off the bay from two different sellers; the first arrived yesterday and the second today. Both were fitted with new sacs by the sellers but I haven't inked either yet. I did take some pix because boy are they purdy. The copper is an LJ with a 2556 and the gray is a J with a 2668. The gray looks a tad bit greener in person than in the seller's photos, but these pic are calibrated and represent the color accurately. I'm loving them so far.

 

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#2 Anaxyrus

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:38

In my excitement I completely missed the pinned "My First Estie" thread, so if I should have put this post there I apologize. Admins, please feel free to move it if that's possible.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 12:28

The cooper colour is terrific,love it.



#4 Anaxyrus

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 22:32

The cooper colour is terrific,love it.


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Posted 24 April 2020 - 23:11

Is that a gray green, or a green gray?


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Posted 25 April 2020 - 00:34

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#7 Anaxyrus

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 02:41

Is that a gray green, or a green gray?


Good question! It was advertised as gray by the EBay seller, but it might be one of the lighter green models. These are the first two I've ever seen, so I have nothing but web photos to judge. I can tell you I shot the photos in RAW under daylight studio lights and calibrated with the neutral gray card I used as background. In other words, those photos should render the color about as accurately as possible (depending on your monitor, of course). Mine is calibrated with a colorimeter, for what that's worth. Still, the neutral gray card might accentuate any green tint to the pen.

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 02:43

CONGRATS


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 18:09

Is that a gray green, or a green gray?


Because I'm new to these I asked the seller about the color. Here's the exchange, FYI.

Me: I've read about how much variation in color there can be with some of the colors, especially green. You advertised this one as gray, but seeing it I can't help but wonder if it could be a light variant of the green model. I would really appreciate your thoughts. In your experience, is there overlap in the green and gray models that could make the identification uncertain, or were the gray pens sometimes this greenish?


Seller: There is a lot of overlap in the colors and a lot of variation. If you put this one against a green you'll agree it's grey. But if you put it against a lighter grey you'll see the green tint in it. A lot of the greys have that green tint but it's grey. The green ones are very obviously green.

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 21:06

Here are my grey Esterbrooks and none have a green tint.

 

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#11 Anaxyrus

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 21:22

Here are my grey Esterbrooks and non have a green tint.

 

 

 

 

That's more what mine looks like in person. I really think the neutral gray card accentuates the tint. FWIW I do see a slight greenish tint to some of those. Even though color constancy in human vision is pretty good, it's still pretty sensitive to the surroundings. Anyone who's ever picked out a paint chip with a color they love, only to get it home and hate it, knows what I mean.


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 23:07

Both look nice.  Welcome to the crowd.   You'll be here again.   :lol:

 

Given the shades of color in Esterbrooks, it's hard to say why there are variations in the hue.  I had a J pen once that  was definitely an olive green, almost as if they had mixed the green and gray before molding the parts.



#13 Anaxyrus

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 00:14

Both look nice.  Welcome to the crowd.   You'll be here again.   :lol:
 
Given the shades of color in Esterbrooks, it's hard to say why there are variations in the hue.  I had a J pen once that  was definitely an olive green, almost as if they had mixed the green and gray before molding the parts.


Yeah, it's interesting. I've seen it suggested that the greatest variance is in the green and gray, as well as the color the company called brown, which ranges from copper to root beer. Supposedly the red is the most consistent. It seems they were made that way, but I suppose it could partly be a matter of aging differently.

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 16:46

On my monitor the cap looks like it has green tint, but the barrel does not. I have only two gray Esterbrooks, one J and one Transitional with the toaster cab jewel, and neither has a hint of green.


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 23:01

gray or green, either way they look really good. What nibs do you have in them?


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