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There is a *restored* Esterbrook J on eBay that ends in ~25 minutes and is currently at $8.50.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ESTERBROOK-MODEL-J-FOUNTAIN-PEN-/221339232291?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3388d8a823

I have a Copper, so I don't *need* it. Someone else might, though.

 

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IMO, the sellers first sentence is non-sensical.

 

It can't be a Fully Restored Estie If it's got only 1/2 of a cap jewel.

 

Being that a dropped Estie probably more likely lands on the cap, breaking that jewel, the unavailability of cap jewels has a lot to do with why it's sitting at $8.50

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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Very true, that. But for someone who's not worried about the state of the cap jewel, a resac-ed Estie at that price might be a good deal...

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It sold for $21

 

I would have loved it at $8.50

I don't have a copper J series yet, so that is a color that I am looking for, at a good price.

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You could make your own cap jewels. I have a Sonnet that some joker put a blue faceted glass jewel onto.

 

You could get creative and pick up some ocean-ground glass on the shore.

 

You could grind your own. You might fashion a copper jewel for a copper J.

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--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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There is a thread somewhere where Tyler Dahl used I think black ink to color 2 part epoxy, spread it in the shape of the missing half jewel and sanded and polished it down to match. Exactly.

 

You couldn't tell it had been done.

 

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Replacing those jewels is a real pain! Done one, won't do another. Bottom jewels are very easy - just cap ones difficult.

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