We have resumed our daily shipping of orders. Please read our Covid-19 update page for info, as USPS is no longer shipping to certain countries.

Esterbrook Pastels Fountain Pen Set - Tempo Red, 2nd Series, 9668 Medium Nib (Excellent +, Restored)

Be the first to review this product

Esterbrook Pastels, second generation fountain pen and pencil set with a #9668 nib (Medium). Red body and matching jewels, chrome trim. Excellent + condition.

SKU: 18618
Sign up for price alert
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock




Type  Vintage fountain pen and mechanical pencil set.

Product Name  Esterbrook Pastels, 2nd Generation (colored jewels)

Manufacturer and Year  Esterbrook, USA - 1950-57

Length  Pen is 4-3/8", pencil is 4-1/2".

Filling System  The pen is a lever filler, which we have restored with a new sac. It's working great. The pencil takes 0.9mm (or "thin") leads, which it extends via the cap-actuated mechanism, just like most modern mechanical pencils (press the cap down to extend). We'll include a small packet of leads.

Color  Red with chrome trim and red end jewels.

Nib  #9668 Medium nib. It's in great condition, fairly smooth, with nice tipping. 

Condition  Excellent condition. Fountain pen: The color is a great bright red, very even, no fading. Light handwear and microscratching, but no major scratches. Just a bit of staining on the barrel threads and inside the cap, but none otherwise. The trim looks really good, no brassing or serious wear. No cracks or chips, dings or dents, or personalization. The imprint is slightly worn but very visible. Fully restored and working well. Pencil: condition is similar to the pen. There is a rough area on the back of the cap, possibly damage from a sticker that was there too long. 

The Purse/Pastel pens and pencils were made with a more fragile plastic than other Esterbrook pens, and it's common to find cracks in the cap lips, but there are none here. Because of this, we suggest that you do not post the pen, or use extreme caution in doing so. 

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 18618
Condition Used
Maker Esterbrook
Type Fountain Pens, Pen Sets, Pencils


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Esterbrook Pastels Fountain Pen Set - Tempo Red, 2nd Series, 9668 Medium Nib (Excellent +, Restored)


Returns Policy: No questions asked, money back guarantee. If you have a problem with an item, we will replace/repair it, or refund your money, the choice is up to you. If you decide you don't like the nib after you've inked a new pen, we'll refund 75%. (There will be no such charge for a pen that is pre-owned, provided you return it in the condition received.) Of course, if it's a defect, we'll refund 100%.

Payment Policy: Paying via Credit Card or PayPal are the only methods allowed for addresses outside the United States. Customers from the United States also have the option of sending a check, money order or cashier's check. Payment method is selected during checkout.

Domestic US Shipping Policy: For the most part, shipping to US addresses is free and is made via first class mail.

International Shipping PolicyInternational shipping is based on weight, and we give you a choice (depending on country) of first class, first class registered, priority mail or express delivery (only Express Mail provides true tracking). Internatonal shipments valued at over $40 come with free insurance, unless that service is not available for your specific country. Most of our customers opt for the very reasonably priced first class mail method, which can take anywhere from one to four weeks. We are happy to discuss alternatives to the options currently offered during the checkout process, so please contact us if you'd like a quote.

Most countries charge customs fees on shipments from the United States, but this is not something we can estimate and there is no way to pay these fees in advance. It is the responsibility of the customer to anticipate these costs and pay them when they are assessed by your country or postal system. We have heard that shipments valued at 50 EU or more get assessed fees in EU countries, for example.

UK customers please note: Packages valued at over $18 are subjected to both an administrative charge and a tax by UK customs and Royal Mail. Sorry, this is not something we can predict or pay in advance.

Promo Codes and Coupons: You need to be registered and logged in in order to use one of our promo codes. They can each only be used once per customer. If you have problems getting a promo code to be accepted, sometimes it helps to log out and log back in again.