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    My primary interest is mechanical pencils, focusing particularly on Autopoint, Realite and Realpoint (all products of the same pencil company). I've been collecting since about 1975. But as I browsed the antiques and collectibles markets in "the Antiques Capital of the World" (self-anointed by that small area nearby) here in South Central PA, I also picked up many fountain pens as a way to pay for my gas and time in collecting pencils. I have a pretty nice hoard of Esterbrooks, since they were made nearby in New Jersey and thus are very common here.

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    Hello and welcome

    That's a long time - you must have quite a collection! We love to see pictures (hint, hint).

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    Here's the short answer to "pics". 1)Most of the important items in my pencil collection are included in Jonathan Veley's excellent hardback book "A Century of Autopoint". For obvious reasons, I won't "parade" my Autopoint/Realite/Realpoint items until Jon sells most of his stock of those books. 2)I'm starting to de-accession my Esterbrook items (about 250 or so), starting with a large lot of 34 of the late model Esterbrook fountain pens - the J, LJ and SJ models. Hopefully posting that picture won't get me in trouble.IMG_2864.jpg
    - - - Jim

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    Quote Originally Posted by Autopoint View Post
    ...the antiques and collectibles markets in "the Antiques Capital of the World" (self-anointed by that small area nearby) here in South Central PA....
    It's gettin' crowded!

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    and what a lovely collection

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    Hey from Lancaster!

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    Welcome from Missouri!


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    Nice collection.
    Malcolm

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    Hello and welcome. You have a wonderful and enviable collection of Esterbrooks there.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Hi from South Central PA

    Thanks all for the warm welcome to this site!

    When I mentioned that "I have a pretty nice hoard of Esterbrooks, since they were made nearby in New Jersey and thus are very common here", I didn't mean to imply that they comprise a "collection". Actually, I'm putting together a group of at least 150 Esterbrook items for sale, and the picture I provided is just the tip of the iceberg!
    - - - Jim

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