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My First Pen of 2005


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#1 Brian Anderson

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 00:54

Today I received my fist fountain pen of 2005. For some reason, I like the first one to be really significant, you know, to set the tone for the rest of the year.

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A very nice BCHR Esterbrook Relief 2-L with wide cap band.

A close up of the cap band engraving:
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I've been collecting Relief for four years now and have never seen another wide cap band. It must have been a really significant event to warrant such a special order from the factory. CCE July 25, 1937. Wonder what that indicates. Closest I could come was the Catholic Church of England, but I don't think that's the case here.

I inked it up and it writes great!

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 12:17

That's very interesting. July 25, 1937 was a Sunday. Maybe you are right in your theory. I wonder what was the significance of that date.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 13:42

I made an error, not Catholic Church of England, rather the Clergy of the Church of England. I never thought to look up the actual day of the date in question. Either way, interesting something was commerated on a Sunday. Maybe a retirement date or last service given? Must have been pretty significant though, 2-L's all have a skinny cap band.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 15:50

Perhaps an ordination date? with the pen being a gift to the newly ordained? if you wanted to really dig into this, you might try contacting the CoE to see if they had any details in their archives...

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 19:02

What a handsome pen, Brian! Knowing how many unusual and rare Esterbrooks you have (I love your website, by the way), I am so happy that you found this pen!
Hope you can find out what that date means....
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 21:22

What a handsome pen, Brian! Knowing how many unusual and rare Esterbrooks you have (I love your website, by the way), I am so happy that you found this pen!
Hope you can find out what that date means....

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Thanks Maja, I'll probably be putting it on the website soon, but need to find out where and how the Relief pens should be organized, or perhaps, re-organized. :)

I might contact the CCE to see if any idea on the date can be figured out.

Glad I could share with people who can appreciate it!

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:26

Once I saw the name of the highest bidder, I said to myself, OK - you never had a chance :-) Nice pen. I got two 14K oblique renew points that are awesome. Eventually I will find a nice bargain pen to sport them on. Enjoy!....

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 14:14

Once I saw the name of the highest bidder, I said to myself, OK - you never had a chance :-)  Nice pen.  I got two 14K oblique renew points that are awesome. Eventually I will find a nice bargain pen to sport them on. Enjoy!....

I haven't found a Relief I've "had" to have in a while, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. :)

You talking about those x314 nibs Antoniosz? they're the same style as on the Relief obviously. Nice nibs, the M and B are some of my favorites, next to the 2284/9284 stubs.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 16:31

I got two 14K oblique renew points that are awesome. Eventually I will find a nice bargain pen to sport them on. Enjoy!....



You talking about those x314 nibs Antoniosz? they're the same style as on the Relief obviously. Nice nibs, the M and B are some of my favorites, next to the 2284/9284 stubs.

Cool. I just picked up a 2314F, a 2314M, and a 9314F a couple of days ago (yet to arrive) and I'm really looking foward to trying them out!






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