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tadas posted a topic in EsterbrookI recently got an Estie Dollar Pen on eBay with an 8668 nib, listed among some more mundane Esterbrooks by a non-collector antique dealer who's probably wondering why this pen went for 5 times what the others achieved. I've been going to pen shows for 12 years, the last few as a dealer, with an interest in Esterbrooks, and I'd never encountered an 8000-series nib before. The 8000's are made of a palladium/silver alloy, a World War II artifact from when steel was a critical wartime material and silver and palladium weren't. The nib is black with tarnish, much darker tha
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351976805064?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Wondering if this visit is what inspired the Soennecken plant to be targeted by Allied bombers this same year. I don't know enough German or enough history to offer any opinion... Someone might want to buy this leaflet and post a good clear big scan of it. Somehow that cute little eagle that showed up on the Soennecken pen caps in the 1930s doesn't look quite so lovable anymore.