I got lucky enough to be able to purchase the NOS Esterbrook Aztec Gold purse fountain pen and pencil set from Jesi (aka JesiRaine of BYOB Pen Club) a few weeks ago. The pen even had the sticker on it.
I had never seen the Aztec Gold color before so I couldn’t resist this set. It’s my first in the “brights” purse pens. Yet another of the Esterbrook rabbit holes. I went for the most beautiful example for my first so it will be hard for any others to live up to it.
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I have a light blue purse pen. It is near NOS condition. The plus is the cap has no cracks as many do.
Oh good. You are the one blogger whose review pens I find myself compelled to buy. (Great taste, right?) And I’ve been meaning to get back to Esterbrook recently. So, yeah.
Great looking set! Merry Christmas!
Any info on its age or when manufactured? It’s a beaut!
Ghaaaa – I’m having a major Pen OCD attack!! Quick – align the lever with the clip when capped!
If you know Esterbrook fountain pens (or most any lever fill pen), you know what to do (pull the section & sac then rotate the barrel until the lever and clip are aligned when the cap is fully screwed on) Instructions are buried in here somewhere:
Someone who repairs Esterbrooks should be able to do this in five minutes. Afterward this pen would be perfect – and I”ll be able to sleep soundly again.
Oops! Sorry. I capped quickly. And I always mess that up.
Oh man! That’s a fun bumblebee yellow! I can’t wait to get my first purse pastel (looking for one sans lip cracks and already restored) — they really pop! I also have been hankering for a nurse or doctor pen because I’m a doctor when not playing with pens.