Esterbrook
Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 5127 Esterbrook SJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 5127: Esterbrook: SJ-2668
The workhorse of the 1950s, Esterbrook taught America how to write. Seriously. Esterbrook pens were the most requested pens for use by students in high schools, journalism schools, secretarial schools and more. Attractive, affordable and easily personalized with more than 3 dozen different nibs that simply unscrew for simple replacement! This is the shorter and skinner Esterbrook SJ. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. Click the headline for close-ups, and you will see its nib is a little stained from past use. You will write a medium line that is likely a little scratchy. No cracks, but there is some wear, scratches and staining from use. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5126 Esterbrook Transition
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 5126: Esterbrook: Transition
Esterbrook Transition pens are the mostly representative of the joy of manufacturing overruns. Esterbrook made more Dollar Pen barrels than caps and ended up using their new J-model caps for using up the last of the Dollar Pen barrel. This vintage pen is restored with a new ink sac. Unfortunately, there is a crack in the barrel threads. It seemed pretty stable, so we shellacked the section back into the barrel, just to make sure it held well. As such, you get a big bargain on an uncommon pen. Its 2668 nib writes a smooth medium line, when you find the sweet spot, but it gets a little rough outside the sweet spot. The great part about these pens is that the nibs are interchangeable, and there are dozens of different point sizes. Note the three stripes on the cap jewel. 12.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5125 Esterbrook Transition 1555 Gregg
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 5125: Esterbrook: Transition 1555 Gregg
As the 1940s came to a close, Esterbrook decided to redesign its popular Dollar Pen to be the Esterbrook J-model pen. The trouble was they made way more Esterbrook Dollar Pen barrels than they did caps. As such, they just started selling these pens with a J-model cap. These pens are known as Esterbrook Transition pens. Ours is fully restored with a new ink sac. It has a little wear from use and slight chocolate hazing on the section, but there are no cracks. The steel 1555 Gregg nib is not original to this model, but these pens have interchangeable screw-in nibs. You will see that this nib writes a surprisingly smooth fine line with a touch of feedback. It was made for teaching and using the Gregg handwriting method. 12.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4163 Esterbrook Esterbrook J Demonstrator
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4163: Esterbrook: Esterbrook J Demonstrator
Might this vintage pen be doubly hard to find? Not only is it an Esterbrook J-model Demonstrator, it was made in England! Fully restored with a new ink sac, we aren't sure how many people would actually want to write with this museum-quality pen in their collection. No cracks or scratches. Minimal, if any, wear. Looks just about brand new to us. The ruby-red finish really shines. It comes with a somewhat scratchy 2668 steel nib. However, like all J-model Esterbrooks, you can unscrew the nib and swap it out. Click the headline for close-ups. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4164 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Model B
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $249.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 4164: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Model B
If you love Esterbrook rarities, we think we've got a one-of-a-kind pen for you. We've been told this is an Esterbrook Dollar Pen Model B with a possibly one-and-only 3-band cap! Better yet, it is in their famous ruby red design that gleams in the sun like a freshly licked lollipop. No cracks! This vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. Yet, it isn't quite perfect. Click the headline for close-ups, and you will see a dozen or so bite marks on the tail. There are a couple other little scratches and marks on the cap. Plus, you also can see some scratches where the cap threaded to the barrel. Its steel 2556 a fine-medium line fairly smoothly when you find the sweet spot. It can dig into the paper a little outside of its sweet spot. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5038 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $149.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 5038: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
Esterbrook Dollar Pens are the popular springboard for the iconic Esterbrook J-model pens that ruled the 1950s. These classic pens from the 1940s are great basic lever fillers with interchangeable nibs that easily unscrew. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. It has no cracks or deep scratches. It comes with an early 1555 Gregg nib that writes a nice extra-fine line with a little feedback. Also included is an Esterbrook Dollar Pencil. A little darker than the fountain pen, it is in good working order. It also is an early click model that sports a 1.1mm lead. There are no spare leads or eraser. The pen measures 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5037 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5037: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
Incised cap bands strike again! This rare cap is a treat in green. We have fully restored this Esterbrook Dollar Pen. We present it as we found it, and we think the cap and barrel are a matched pair from different pens. The greens are a little different and the cap and barrel make a little bit of an elbow when screwed together. Nevertheless, this crack-free cap is still fairly rare. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, but there is a little wear on the cap and the nib section has some deep scratches from a previous repair. No cracks in the barrel. It is a good pen. It sports an early 1551 nib that writes a medium line with a little fine variation. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5036 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: O
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 5036: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
You hit the rarity trifecta! This is no ordinary Esterbrook Dollar Pen. Judging by the insane cleanliness of the inner cap, this pen appears to be New Old Stock. Better yet, its cap is a rare one with 3 incised decorative bands. Annnnd, to complete the rarity hat trick, it has an unusual Oblique/relief 1314 nib! No cracks! Only light wear. Fully restored with a new ink sac...just in case you want to use this pen. Oh, and it is the harder-to-find ruby red! What's not to love?! Click the headline for close-ups. 12.2cm capped.
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