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    Default Re: Esterbrook problem

    Sorry, I don't understand the suggestion. I am not looking to buy a whole Esterbrook - and that's all MidnightPens is showing on Esty. Aside from this they do not ship here, according to their listings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sorry, I don't understand the suggestion. I am not looking to buy a whole Esterbrook - and that's all MidnightPens is showing on Esty. Aside from this they do not ship here, according to their listings.
    Probably worth contacting him. A restorer/reseller must have parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sorry, I don't understand the suggestion. I am not looking to buy a whole Esterbrook - and that's all MidnightPens is showing on Esty. Aside from this they do not ship here, according to their listings.
    Probably worth contacting him. A restorer/reseller must have parts.
    Emphasis added.

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    Yup, saw that. Yet I vaguely recall a thread in the other place where he offered to supply a part to someone outside the States. I could be completely wrong. Worth asking if you deem this a problem worthy of solution rather than just a generator of online content.

    Incidentally another reason to have a wish list for that pen show you're going to be at anyway. (So you can rummage in some seller's parts bin or whatever.)

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    Default Re: Esterbrook problem

    David,

    I'm suggesting that you contact him because he might have parts. Even if he doesn't ship his pens to foreign parts, he might ship a single part outside of Etsy.

    There was another guy in Ohio I bought my esterbrooks from who might have parts. His name is Charles Krantz. His email is ckrantz3@msn.com. I haven't seen his posts here on FPG for a while, though.

    Just trying to help. Feel free to ignore any suggestion of mine that doesn't work for you.
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    I take your advisement under advisement. As always. On reflection it's probably not worth bothering with when other whole Esties can be had for about $30 anyway. There's nothing special about the bits that are sitting in my bin right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    I take your advisement under advisement. As always. On reflection it's probably not worth bothering with when other whole Esties can be had for about $30 anyway. There's nothing special about the bits that are sitting in my bin right now.
    The cap is special as Esterbrook go. Bandless caps were only made for a short time.

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    Default Re: Esterbrook problem

    Etsy tends to be rather bad at combined international shipping calculations, so some sellers at least don't accept international automatically but do if they are contacted. (And other ones just say no).

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    I have just been offered a restored bandless Esterbrook dollar pen in blue (excellent condition apparently) for $75 plus shipping. Unfortunately I have no idea if that price is exorbitant or fair. Advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    I have just been offered a restored bandless Esterbrook dollar pen in blue (excellent condition apparently) for $75 plus shipping. Unfortunately I have no idea if that price is exorbitant or fair. Advice?
    Esterbrooks seem to be rising in price but it is more than I would pay unless there was an unusual nib in it.

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    Okay, cool. It has a very mundane nib in it, so I shall give it a pass. Nice looking pen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Okay, cool. It has a very mundane nib in it, so I shall give it a pass. Nice looking pen though.
    I find the bandless pens are among my favorites. Well worth finding and having at least one or two but not at a great premium.

    In Chicago restored Esterbrooks were being sold with a nib in the 40-55 range as a guide. Color and size was a pricing factor. Pastels were running higher but I find them less appealing.

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    Default Re: Esterbrook problem

    That's okay. I rather liked the one I saw, but not so much I want to spend that much on it. One may turn up at a more reasonable price on the Bay one day I guess.

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