Esterbrook enjoyed an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of well made economical Fountain Pens. Their use of thick plastics for the barrels and Stainless Steel for their Clips and Nibs meant that the pens were extremely robust. Even now, 60 years later it is rare to find an "Estie" with any corrosion problems.
The Relief models were made for Esterbrook in the UK by Conway Stewart and they are of a similar high quality. This is the No.12, the lever filler, other Relief pens had button fillers and there were also eye droppers available.
The pen is finished in Black and Grey Hatched Marble, the same as the Conway Stewart material used on many of their top end pends. The nib is delightful, it is a Broad Italic which writes beautifully.
It is in overall very good condition with no deep scratches or marks. The plating to the clip and lever box is in good condition with only minor wear to the extremities. It has been fully serviced and is ready to go.
We are very lucky here at Vintage Fountain Pens Ltd as we are able to continue to run the business from home. However we are taking every precaution to ensure that we all remain safe, all envelopes are new and come from sealed packaging, all pens and accessories are kept in sealed cupboards until required and all work areas are disinfected on a daily basis. We are still taking in repairs and, as long as the Post Office is open, we are able to turn them round very quickly. Let us hope that we get on top of this virus very quickly and we can all get back to normal. Thank you for your continued support.