Sunday, September 12, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 254

Taking a Sunday stroll through the world of vintage fountain pens (courtesy of Christopher) before heading back to moderns...

 (photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

Christopher writes: "Most of us are familiar with Esterbrook and, if you collect the vintage models of this brand, their Dollar pen from the 1930s. Still, when this particular Dollar Pen arrived at my doorstep I was immediately wondering if it was either a rare salesman sample or a prototype. The reason for my assessment was the fact that usually this Esterbrook model sports a steel cap ring but, in this case, the cap ring is unmistakably 14K gold filled. And to my mind it really smartly offsets the mirror shiny jet black finish. This pen also has the band set a little higher and sports the later steel lever. The steel nib is a No.9550 Extra fine, but definitely a good writer. I continue to be fascinated with the extent of what first appeared to be a rather plain Jane brand of vintage workhorse pens."

For an in-depth look at the vintage Esterbrook 'Dollar pen', check out Richard Binder's excellent article here- Profile: The Esterbrook Dollar Pen

Our thanks to Christopher for his newest contribution to our club's online "show & tell", and many thanks to everyone in our club who shared their newest acquisitions since we started doing this back in April 2020; your lovely photos and wonderful reviews are all very much appreciated!

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