Sunday, June 7, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 25

Stuart has acquired some really nice vintage Sheaffer desk sets over the last couple of years, but since our last meeting, he also purchased a couple by the Esterbrook Pen Company. This is his vintage Esterbook model DB 116-L desk set (often referred to as the "eight ball" set) in the more unusual teal color...

(all photos by Stuart ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Stuart, in his email: "Here’s a couple of quick pics of the teal Esterbrook set that arrived yesterday. I love it, the colour is great and really jazzes up the base."

"I swapped the nib the pen came with, a needle-point that writes too lightly for writing to show clearly. I used Sheaffer Green, which is a great match for the base."

This desk set model sold for $3.25 USD in 1950 and came in a wide variety of colours, including black, grey, brown, maroon, teal, and pale/mint green.

Stuart-congratulations on finding this popular vintage desk set in one of the harder-to-find colours!

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