Mine would be a vintage 128PL. You don't see them offered for sale that often. One has just come up for auction on eBay, but I have blown my pen budget for the next two months :-(.
That's more than I've ever seen for a platinum series.......but I guess that the bowtie clip
and perfect "bullseye" pattern to the platinum more than make up for it.
It is more than just the tie clip. It is the model coupled with the PL celluloid that is driving the desirability rating of this pen. MB 128s rarely come up for sale (this is the first one I have seen since I became interested in vintage MBs). The relative scarcity of the model coupled with the sought after PL celluloid adds to its cachet. The auction for this pen could easily approach $4,000.
Thanks for the info,Mark. So it's the fact that a 1-series button filler with the
largest nib in the series is scarcer(I was going to say rarer but decided against
it)than say,a 2-series piston filler in platinum with a mid-size nib from the same
Correct John. A top tier, top of the line older and larger pen produced in this celluloid that "rarely" comes to the market for sale. There was an L129 model produced between 1937-39, but I believe this was using the "basic black" celluloid.
This is the first 128PL I have seen for sale while I have come across half a dozen or so 2-series PL pens in the last few years.
Edited by Diamondback, 12 November 2009 - 00:09.