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    Default First Estie and first new sac

    I was in a local antique mall and singing a siren song to me was a blue Esterbrook SJ. This is my first real venture into vintage pens, as the first was a gift from my mom of my dad's Sheaffer Sentinel pen & pencil set from 1948. When I tried the lever I heard a distinct crunch of a dried out sac. I promptly ordered what I needed from Anderson Pens and tried to wait patiently for the supplies to arrive. The whole process of replacing the sac went surprisingly well considering that I have never done anything along these lines with a pen. So here it is, cleaned, new sac, and full of ink ....and somehow there is another coming later in the week😃 I think these pens might be like potato chips and I can't have too many. This pen is a deep, beautiful blue, but my camera just doesn't show its true color.
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    Well done!

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    Ya did good! Love the color. And it's one I don't have.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: First Estie and first new sac

    awesome
    congrats

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    Good job.

    Exactly like you, I was once in an antique mall in Florida, and also saw an Esterbrook complete with it's box and original paper insert. I brought it home with me and it was the first time I ever replaced a sac in a "sacced" pen.
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    Well done! That's the first step...
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    Nothing beats the satisfaction you get from re-saccing your first pen!

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    Default Re: First Estie and first new sac

    It is fun isn't it? Vintage Esterbrook pens are exceptional and affordable writing instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Ya did good! Love the color. And it's one I don't have.
    So far it is the only color I have, but I have no doubt that will change soon😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Good job.

    Exactly like you, I was once in an antique mall in Florida, and also saw an Esterbrook complete with it's box and original paper insert. I brought it home with me and it was the first time I ever replaced a sac in a "sacced" pen.
    It was quite satisfying to go through the process and I do believe that it will lead to a larger herd😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by whych View Post
    Nothing beats the satisfaction you get from re-saccing your first pen!
    You are right! It felt good😀

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    Default Re: First Estie and first new sac

    Those j bars are easy to extract and replace with long nosed tweezers. Some only need a light brushing with a brass toothbrush. Like you, I can get the sacs and j bars from Anderson.

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    Default Re: First Estie and first new sac

    It is great to see new Esterbrook addicts getting interested in these pens. I had a lot of enjoyment once being part of an Estie Loaner Program, and I am very glad to see people getting interested in these pens as I fade from the scene.

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