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Updated January 21, 2021

Esterbrook fountain pens listed below have fine point nibs, additional styles of nibs are listed in the Renew Point table after the pen listings.

Esterbrook Cartridge Filling fountain pens - We include an empty cartridge with each of these pens. Please note that there is NOT a currently made cartridge that fits these pens. We sometimes have available empty Esterbrook cartridges that can be refilled with a syringe. We also sometimes have available retrofitted convertors for Esterbrook cartridge fillers. Please email for further info.

Esterbrook Ballpoint Pens - To date, we know of NO ballpoint refills being manufactured that will fit into Esterbrook ballpoint pens. Once in a blue moon, we turn up a batch of Esterbrook BP refills that still write, but it is a rarity! There is a rather time intensive and cumbersome way to bring Esterbrook BP refills back to life which involves removing the old "ballpoint tip", replacing with a new tip and removing any and all leftover ink in the old refill tube. If you'd like full details on how to do this, click here to view the instructions.

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Esterbrook Advertisements

We have many original Esterbrook Advertisements for our Estie Fans! Click here for our Esterbrook Advertisement Section to view our complete selection of Esterbrook advertisements.

J Series Fountain Pens and Pencils

Esterbrook manufactured the J series fountain pens from the late 1940's through the late 1950's. The J series was made in three sizes; J Full Size, LJ Long Slender and SJ Short Slender. Colors available were solid black, marbled red, marbled blue, marbled gray, marbled brown (copper color), marbled green and solid olive drab.

ES1159 $45

Esterbrook SJ Fountain Pen, grey marbled with double black jewels, bright chrome clip and trim, leve fill–fills only from a bottle.  Measures 4.75 inches long. Fit with Esterbrook Renew Point No. 2668, firm medium point.  No  nicks or chips and in very good condition. 

ES1164 $45

Esterbrook SJ Fountain Pen, red marbled with double black jewels, bright chrome clip and trim, lever fill–fills only from a bottle. Measures 4.75 inches long.  Fit with Esterbrook Renew Point No. 2668, firm medium point.  No nicks or chips and in very good condition.

ES1169 $45

Esterbrook SJ Fountain Pen, brown (copper) marbled with double black jewels, bright chrome clip and trim, lever fill – fills only from a bottle. Measures 5 inches long. Fit with Everlast screw in nib, 0.82 prox width medium stub point.  No nicks or chips and in very good condition.  

CH & H Purse Pens and Pencils

Esterbrook manufactured the CH (with clip) and H (without clip) from the early 1950 through late 1957 - end of production. Capped length of about 4 3/8th and came in a variety of pastel colors, some with matching colored jewels.

Non-J Series Fountain Pens and Pencils

Here you will find earlier Esterbrook writing instruments: Dollar Pens, Two Hole Clip pens as well as later Esterbrook items such as aerometric fillers, plunger fillers and cartridge fillers.

Desk Sets, Dip-Less Inkwells and Desk Pens

Esterbrook desk sets and inkwells are some of my favorites for everyday use. Desk sets are heavy and well balanced making it difficult to tip them over, who's going to complain about fewer ink spills? The Dip-Less inkwells hold LOTS of ink and your pen is always ready to write. Black was the most common color used for Esterbrook desk sets and inkwells. Other colors were produced as well, but are more difficult to find have become very desirable by Esterbrook collectors.

ES963 $70.00

Esterbrook Model 113 Eight-Ball styled Brown porcelain desk set. Chrome trim ring around pen hole. Base measures 3.25 inches diameter. Includes Esterbrook lever filling desk fountain pen in black with black taper. Fountain pen is fit with an Osmiroid gold plated extra fine straight italic nib, 0.63mm width. Pen fills only from a bottle. Original red Esterbrook box for “Desk Base Only” included. Both base and pen are in very good condition, this color does not turn up often. 

ES1085 $100.00

Esterbrook Model 445 Counter Style DipLess Inkwell Desk Set, Black glass base with black bakelite top, Small oval label reads:  Please Replace Pen in Socket.  Original original circular label with information about locating the desk set permanently, this label has some green ink stains and is attached with two small pieces of tape.  Inkwell base measures 4.25 inches diameter. 23 inch chain attaches the DipLess style black pen to the front of the base.  Pen measures 6 inches long including the Renew Point.  Pen is fit with No. 2668 Renew Point, firm medium point for General Writing.  Not a common item!  Excellent condition.

ES1087 $100.00

Esterbrook Art Deco Triangular shaped Mint Green porcelain desk set.  Chrome trim ring around pen hole.  Esterbrook lever filling desk pen in Mint Green h clear taper is fit with an Esterbrook Renew Point No. 1551 medium point.  Pen fills only from a bottle.  bottle. Both base and pen are in excellent condition. 


ES1109 $100

Esterbrook Model DB-112 Desk Set, Black Porcelain with raised grey pearl marbled trim ring, measures 3.5 inches diameter.  Includes lever filling Esterbrook desk style fountain pen in black with clear taper. Fit with Esterbrook Renew Point No. 2668 Firm Medium point. Measures 7 inches long. With original box which shows some shop wear. Desk set and fountain pen are in near mint condition. 



ES1121 $100

Esterbrook No. 113 Single desk set, half circle, pastel grey porcelain base. Chrome trim ring, Esterbrook desk style fountain pen in grey marbled with clear taper. Lever fill – fills only from a bottle. Fit with Esterbrook Renew point No. 9556. Very good condition. 

ES1127 $100

 Esterbrook No. 117 Art Deco roughly triangular shaped grey porcelain Desk Set with chrome trim ring, black level fill fountain pen with clear taper. Renew Point 2668. Very good condition.

ES1135 $80

Esterbrook No. 113 Single desk set, half circle, pastel grey porcelain base. Chrome trim ring, Esterbrook desk style fountain pen in black with clear taper.  Lever fill – fills only from a bottle.  Fit with Esterbrook Renew point No. 9556.  Very good condition.

ES1141 $60

Esterbrook Model 444 DipLess inkwell desk set - Clear, heavy glass inkwell with burgundy inset, black bakelite top, measures 4.5 inches diameter. Holds a lot of ink to keep your pen writing. Fully restored Esterbrook DipLess pen in black with clear taper is included. No. 1551 Gregg Shorthand Renew Point is installed. Both pen and the inkwell desk set are in excellent condition. 

ES1142 $20

 Esterbrook Recorder Desk Set, ca. 1960s, medium green space age desk base with cork bottom.  Measures 4.5 in diameter. Original Estie Ballpen is long gone! We have replaced with a generic black matte desk ballpen that uses Cross BP refills, working refill included. Excellent condition.

ES1149 $45

Esterbrook 444 inkwell desk set, late model with the embossed Esterbrook logo across front in block letters.  Clear, heavy glass inkwell with black inset, black plastic top measures 4.5 inches diameter.  Holds a lot of ink to keep your pen writing. Esterbrook DipLess pen in black , short black taper is included.  Fit with Esterbrook Renew Point No. 9550 Firm Extra Fine point. Both inkwell and pen are in very good condition. 

ES1171 $50

Esterbrook Model 444 DipLess inkwell desk set – Glass inkwell with dark red insert  in bottom and black bakelite top. Includes Esterbrook DipLess desk pen in black with clear taper, pen is fit with a 9556 firm fine Renew Point.  Base measures 4 3/8 diameter. Pen is 6.25 inches long. Very good condition. Holds a lot of ink! 

Gasket Replacement Info for Esterbrook 407 Style Inkwells

If you have an inkwell that looks like the one above, you have an Esterbrook model 407. These have a red gasket set inside the bottom glass portion of the inkwell that sometimes goes missing over the years. The proper replacement gasket is as far away as your local hardware or plumbing supply store! Look for the "Flush Valve Seal" for a Mansfield #210. They're even red like the originals!

The last batch we bought came from our local Kempker's Hardware Store, a True Value outlet, and this is the info from the package:

  • Danco Flush Valve Seal for Mansfield #210
  • Two other numbers on the package: 340 and 88096
  • The UPC code is 3715588096

Specs of the Esterbrook Model 407 gasket:

  • Outside diameter is 79 mm
  • Inside diameter is 55mm
  • Thickness is 1.6mm
  • It's a flexible red rubber

Choose the Right Point for the Way You Write


Renew Points - Solid Durachrome

Esterbrook's 1000 and 2000 series nibs are "rolled" or "folded" at the tip to form the writing point. Our stock of Renew Points changes quickly. We have listed below the points we currently have available. Please email if you do not see the point you're looking for.

ES-1461 Rigid Fine - Manifold $10

ES-1550 Firm Extra Fine Bookkeeping $10

ES-1554 Firm Fine Clerical $10

ES-1555 Firm Fine Gregg Shorthand $15

ES-2550 Firm Extra Fine Posting $10

EST-9556 Firm Fine $25

EST-9668 Firm Medium Point $25

Renew Points - Master Durachrome:

Esterbrook 9000 series of nibs are all tipped with an iridium ball at the point.

ES-2668 Esterbrook Renew Point, Firm Medium $20

EST-FLO-TIP Esterbrook Wonderiter Flo-Tip $8

New old stock, blister carded Esterbrook Wonderiter Flo-Tip. This is a felt tip replacement for Esterbrook cartridge fill Wonderiter fountain pens. Think of it as a felt tip writing unit! I'm sure these are still usable if you have the right Esterbrook for them. Even without the pen, they're a neat little collectible Esterbrook item.


Esterbrook Memorabilia



ES1119 $20

  Esterbrook Relief Ball Bearing Clip No. 40, USA, Pat No. 174102, Black anodized steel, clip measures 3 inches wide. Good sturdy clip that holds papers together well and is a nice little piece of memorabilia, too. Very good condition.  


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