Depends upon what you want in your vintage pen.Bloodhound wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:11 pmDRAT...I am here again...OK I have read and re-read the posts. If I decide to do this, I will be doing it for the nostalgia part of it...to write in my hunting journal (at least that is what I am telling myself). So I will not want to get a new fountain pen, but rather a vintage pen. I am guessing the auction site is the best place to start or is there a better option...what brand am I looking for if I was going to keep it around the $50 mark or is that too low?
Some gold flexible nib pens have gone way up in the market-- yes, the auction site may be a good place to check.
However, if you want to take a look at Estherbrooks or other steel nibs you should be well below the $50 mark (or half that depending on the auction-- let me check).
Yes.. should be below that. Some $35.00 buy it now show up-- and I'd say those are little high too.
Of note on the Estherbrooks is that you can swap nibs easily-- getting interesting nibs can be a challenge. I think I have 3 Estherbrooks and they have the same nib.
Here's a link on the chart: http://www.snyderfamily.com/current/estienibs.htm
Lots of nice colors and they are a decent lever filler pen.
There are other brands with steel nibs.