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Interesting.

 

The metal sections?

 

Not so much.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-Homey don't do metal sections

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Haven't heard this before!?

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It should be as easy for the Shanghai factory to put "Esterbrook" on a pen, as "Parker" on a pen.

I will wait and see.

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^^^ Which makes me wonder why no one with their ear to the ground has heard of this.

 

Knockoff, or licencing deal with the estate?

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^^^ Which makes me wonder why no one with their ear to the ground has heard of this.

 

Knockoff, or licencing deal with the estate?

 

Yea I'm wondering as well, if it's just naming rights sold and has no relation to the original either in design or product.

 

And if it is a knockoff, has esterbrook as in the brand been so dead that there would be no repercussion?

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Yet another Chinese version of a brand name pen. Ersatz is ersatz. Replacing "Cross" with "Esterbrook?"

 

I'm staying away from the looking glass.

 

Edit to fix quotes.

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

 

 

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Hmm, interesting. I'm trying not to be too optimistic since Esties have an excellent reputation in FPdom (have yet to own one, but there wouldn't be as large a cult following if they weren't any good, no?)— should this turn out to be another Chinese rebrand as stated above, then... yeah, it'd suck.

 

Still, I'll be looking forward to seeing feedback. If things are okay, then I'll probably nab one for myself :P


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Well not sure if this even means anything,

 

The website is created with Godaddy website generator. the Images are not hosted at that domain but at wsimg.com

 

and the domain is registered to :

 

Registrant Name: Robert Rosenberg

Registrant Organization: Harpen Brand Holdings,

Registrant Street: 87 Cooper Ave

Registrant City: West Long Branch

Registrant State/Province: New Jersey

Registrant Postal Code: 07764

Registrant Country: United States

Registrant Phone: +1.7326753448

Registrant Phone Ext:

Registrant Fax:

Registrant Fax Ext:

Registrant Email: harpenbrands@aol.com

Robert Rosenberg has posted in Pentrace in the past.

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Could be very exciting. Of course there are Chinese Chiltons etc. that have nothing whatever to do with the original company but this is sounding a bit different.

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Poking around on the web I found that Harpen Brand Holdings of West Long Branch New Jersey does indeed hold the Esterbook trademark and is offering fountain and ballpoint pens under this brand. so the plot thickens.

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Poking around on the web I found that Harpen Brand Holdings of West Long Branch New Jersey does indeed hold the Esterbook trademark and is offering fountain and ballpoint pens under this brand. so the plot thickens.

How interesting! The website doesn't have much info. I hope their new pens will be just as small size and lightweight (which is my current preference).

Do you think they'll revive the lever fill? Or will they choose a more popular modern filling style?

"Robert Rosenberg" doesn't sound very Chinese. One of my 9yr old's teachers is a Rosenberg and he is far from being Chinese.

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Found Rosenberg on Linked-in. He was the founder and President of Conklin. If I recall correctly Conklin now belongs to Yafa. It looks like he's no longer with Harpen. He is an FPN member.

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Found Rosenberg on Linked-in. He was the founder and President of Conklin. If I recall correctly Conklin now belongs to Yafa. It looks like he's no longer with Harpen. He is an FPN member.

 

It wouldn't be the first time someone used fake information to register a domain.

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If this is legit, I hope the pics are not examples of what they will offer. They're hideous and don't hearken back to vintage Estes in any way.

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I don't believe that technically, it was defunct for 40 years. Berol owned the Esterbrook name for a good portion of that time.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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C A R P O L A .

 

Rearrange to suit.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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