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  1. Hello Estie lovers, My first real "rabbit hole" into fountain pen collecting was the serendipitous purchase of an Esterbrook that had an 8668 palladium-silver nib attached. I have a background as a chemist and have long been in love with palladium; that coupled with the WWII history (another interest of mine) made this a fantastic discovery for me. It writes just beautifully! The first thing I did, being new to the game (and I still am!) was to look for advertising about these nibs and Esterbrooks in general during WWII. I loved finding ads stating that "only a few pens can be made" due to the war effort, and, "If your stationer cannot supply you immediately with Esterbrook Pens we know you will understand why." Just amazing stuff, and a wonderful look into one aspect of WWII American culture viewed through the lens of a fountain pen lover. I wondered if the 8000-series nibs ever showed up in advertising, and I had not been able to find any such ads until recently. I thought the other Esterbrook fans here might enjoy a look at this Argentinian ad I found that shows the 8000 series... I wonder if anyone else knows of 8000 series Esterbrook nibs showing up in ads or being mentioned in period literature? Cheers! Matt
  2. Ferocity


    Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming. At 82 dollars, this was the most expensive pen I've ever bought in my whole life. I have never had any pen write as well as this one either. Today was a super special day for me. it was my first day of school at this new place. Well i clipped it onto the little loop on the back of my tie. Of course it somehow became unscrewed, and fell... I'm convinced that if I try to fix it on my own, I WILL get it to write again. I might even get it back to normal, but I really doubt it. If I go that route, it probably won't write anywhere near as well as it used to... I've "repaired," nibs before, but it was minor misalignment on "crappy pens,"buy NOTHING LIKE THIS(by the way they were not crappy pens at all but they were definitely what most people would consider them to be). furthermore this is an extremely special pen to me... I think it is the nicest pen I have ever had in my whole life BY A LOT. I'm never going to get rid of it, so I'd like to fix the nib it came with and not simply go and replace it with a spare one. I'm not particularly excited to fix it on my own, because I understand that this exercise of repairing my nib is going to exceed my level of skill end expertise by several orders of magnitude. my questions are: am I correct in assuming that this is repairable? how much do you think this is going to cost if I don't do it myself? Do you know anybody who strives for excellence that also happens to repair nibs? I hope you're having a great day so far! as it turns out my day was fantastic except for the part where I ruined my beloved pen' nib. Thank you very much for your time and for your input = ) I am going to be a genuine idiot if I ever use my tie to hold another fountain pen again for the rest of my life.
  3. "The eyes of the world are upon you." -Dwight Eisenhower's message to the troops of the invasion force This year marks the 75th anniversary of the historical day that was the turning point for the Allied forces in World War II. Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy. This pen is limited to only 5300 fountain pens, signifying the number of ships that crossed the English Channel on the dawn of June 6th 1944. The body is crafted from a gorgeous military green resin with gold vermeil trimmings. This Omas D-Day Fountain pen c.1994 is in exceptional condition and has been vault kept. It comes with authentic documents and presentation boxes. It has a Fine gold plated nib. It is NOS (New Old Stock). The pen has NOT been used and is in exceptional condition. The clip has light patina and the display box does have some light discoloration which is shown in the last image. We currently have two Fountain Pens of these, one with a Medium Nib, and another one in a Fine Nib. Please feel free to contact us for more inquiries, or if you are interested. orders@airlineintl.com
  4. AAAndrew

    Sheaffer Sales Training Video 1943

    I'm double posting this, to here and to the Pen History forum. If this violates the rules too badly, I apologize and will delete this one if necessary. I have been converting our old VHS tapes to DVD and in our very large collection I ran across one that I had gotten some years ago (over 11 at least). I don't remember where I got it but I believe it may have been someone from this or some other fountain pen forum back earlier this century. https://youtu.be/A8BiarUbUJE The video is from 1943 and is, I believe, a training film for Sheaffer salesmen. It's made by Jam Handy Productions, known for their training and industrial films. In the film a salesman expresses frustration to his boss about the number of pens Sheaffer is producing, which is not enough to satisfy his dealers. The boss then explains about everything that Sheaffer is doing for the war effort and explains why they are producing fewer pens. The film then goes on to address several other "concerns" of the dealers the salesmen works with, including quality of construction of the pens and consistency of leadership. These questions give us then the opportunity to lean about the new Sheaffer Triumph nib, Scrip writing fluid (they never use the term "ink"), and even to see old W.A. Sheaffer himself as well as his son Craig who has been running the business since 1937. The quality is not great since it's most likely a multi-generational VHS copy that's over a decade old, but it's still fun to watch. I tried searching the archives and the only Sheaffer film I can find referenced is the old 26 letters one. https://youtu.be/A8BiarUbUJE
  5. cednocon

    Esterbrook Used In Wwii?

    Dear Esterbrook Collectors, I am currently working on a short story--a personal graphic novel project--set during the final days of WWII. I understand that there were fountain pens made by Watermans and Mabie Todd that were specifically meant to be used efficiently by servicemen in the trenches. But I am curious to know if there were any stories or records of Esterbrooks that were used on the battlefield? But perhaps someone did--to write letters home or to document his daily life as a soldier in a small journal? In any case, I'm currently new to collecting Esties and I've yet to explore the brand's entire pen history. Thanks for your time -- I appreciate any advice on this subject/topic. Regards.
  6. Averett

    Searching For Swan

    I may have already posted this....so forgive me if I have. I'm new to fountain pens, and it has become an exciting venture for me. I must say that I find Mabie-Todd and Swan fountain pens to be enchanting, if not moreso than Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman or others. Most of the discussion of this thread has concerned pens for soldiers, but I am wondering about pens on the home front during WWII. I have an abiding interest in WWII. What was Swan's situation in England during WWII? I know that England suffered much, so what happened to Swan? I know that the U.S. made great sacrifices during the war. I know that Parker switched to celluloid from Lucite. What happened with Mabie-Todd? Were they still a player in the fountain pen world? If so, how did the respond to war, both in the U.S. and in England? I never read on this thread that they were available to soldiers. Were they available on the home front? Please help a newbie! Averett
  7. sandraw

    Dusty Old Things

    http://www.dustyoldthing.com/2013/11/featured-member-antiques-november-7-morning.html This came up on my Facebook feed as I follow Dusty Old Things. Thought some of you may enjoy it.

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