Pens and Ephemera

Vintage Pens: 4167 Esterbrook Relief No. 2-L
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: O
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4167: Esterbrook: Relief No. 2-L
Choo-choo! We keep that train of obscure, rare and hard-to-find Esterbrooks rollin' on down the track. This time we do it with another English-made Esterbrook Relief No. 2-L. Restored with a new ink sac, it shows some wear and brassing but no cracks. Naturally, you clicked that headline to take a gander at the amazing 14k gold #2 oblique nib. Ideal for right-handed writers it can write a fine straight line on an angle or a juicy, broad or double broad 1mm+ line at a different angle. Nearly smooth as butter! This likely will be the only one we ever get. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4168 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Model B
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4168: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Model B
There are two reasons we think Esterbrook fans are going to love this Esterbrook Dollar Pen Model B. On first glance you'll see the very rare 3 incised cap bands. A closer look will reveal the semi-rare steel 2788 nib! You will write a wet, medium-broad line with the nib normally...BUT it also is a semi-flex that can go much broader. It gets a little scratchy on ascenders and descenders, but it is smooth in the middle. We restored this pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, strong imprint. Light wear from use. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4165 Esterbrook Relief No. 1
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 4165: Esterbrook: Relief No. 1
Hold on to your hats! Check out the coolest Esterbrook fountain pen we've yet to show on our site. Mottled orange hard rubber looks close to mint condition on this ENGLISH-MADE Esterbrook Relief No. 1 vintage pen. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it is in good working order. The imprint and steel clip are a little faded, but there are no cracks or serious blemishes. You will love the broad, smooth 14k gold nib. Even the inkfeed is clean enough to show the mottled orange hard rubber. Definitely not your typical Esterbrook find. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2895 Esterbrook Cracked Ice Light Ivory
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $799.99
Vintage Pens: 2895: Esterbrook: Cracked Ice Light Ivory
Esterbrook fans can really geek out on this gorgeous pen and pencil SET! Yep. It is nearly a perfect Esterbrook Cracked Ice Dollar Pen in "light ivory." No actual cracks. It is stunning. Fully restored with a new ink sac, its only flaws are nearly invisible to the eye. However, you can feel some light scratches and shallow chew marks near the tail. The only discoloration appears to be a little ink staining that got between the inner cap and outer cap. The pencil is in perfect working order with a 1.1mm lead and a hardened eraser under the tail cap. The fountain pen's nib is the older, rarer 3000 series! It is a 3556 Osmiridium Tip that is a little wonky in the photo and scratchy, but it is so rare that it is worth taking to a better nib meister than us. Click the headline for close-ups.
Vintage Pens: 2755 Esterbrook Cracked Ice
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $599.99
Vintage Pens: 2755: Esterbrook: Cracked Ice
Among the hardest-to-find Esterbrook pens is the famed Esterbrook Cracked Ice design from the 1930s until about 1941. We found one. This particular model has been officially referred to as both green AND blue, but not blue-green. Just as stunning as the design is the fact it is in such pristine condition, with only the slightest trace of discoloration near the threads on the barrel. Click the headline for a close-up. You can easily get lost in the nooks and crannies of such vibrant early plastics. It has no cracks and minimal wear. It was restored with a fresh ink sac. The original steel 9668 nib writes a very nice fine line with only a faint hint of feedback. Wider bodied like a J-model. 12.1cm capped.