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#61 Diamondback

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 23:59




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 :-(.

Mark


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.


John

John,

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.

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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
series?



John


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.

Mark

Edited by Diamondback, 12 November 2009 - 00:09.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:42

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.

Okay, so maybe I'll change my mind about the lapis lazuli celluloid. This 128PL is cool, but only if it comes with an OOBBBB nib. Kidding.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 15:32

I'm going to refine by dream pen.

A 149 with platinum trim and a 5B nib like this one:
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 15:48

Another vote here for the Kafka, with the Jules Verne coming in second.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 16:19

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.

Okay, so maybe I'll change my mind about the lapis lazuli celluloid. This 128PL is cool, but only if it comes with an OOBBBB nib. Kidding.

Fred



Does this mean that the oblique cut is a steep 45 degrees down and to the left and
the nib is as wide as a 1" paintbrush? :lol:


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 17:36

Okay, so maybe I'll change my mind about the lapis lazuli celluloid. This 128PL is cool, but only if it comes with an OOBBBB nib. Kidding


OOBBBB means double oblique so you cut both sides at an angle.

Looks like this:

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Edited by Siv, 12 November 2009 - 17:36.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 18:18

Bryant, you have a Black Widow...???, I saw one advertised for $48999.00 whats that all about...???


No I dont, Im sure I never will... That price is ridiculous, but even at market price, this pen is way to much for me ever to spend on one pen. I pushed broke the envelope on my last grail.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:28

The Hemmingway all the way.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:35

It's a cliche, but the Hemingway.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:45

Black and white Doue
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 15:12

Vintage 142, 144 or 146 with a B+ or OB+ nib.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 15:18

Gotta be the MB Skeleton 75th Anniversary with it's breathtaking nib. Close second will be the MB Black Widow :)
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 15:41

a 149.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 15:41

and the Dostoevsky and Bach...oh and the chopin...

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 17:50

The Hemingway.... and I have it. Is the most wonderful pen
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:14

I have My Dream MB
.....well, OK, maybe an MB vintage 139 would be nice, but, honestly, I recently picked up a vintage, mint 333 1/2 (my second-don't want to talk about the first), to add to my small collection, and it writes beautifully, looks exquisite and its steel OB nib writes smoothly and effortlessly. I prefer this pen to almost every other pen I have, (and it might be locked in a tie with, sorry, my super mint vintage Pelikan 100n with its incredible gold nib).
The best era in pen making was the 1930s and '40s, in my humble opinion.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:34

Proust, yep!
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#78 Flourish

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:13

146 14k EF nib for a xxxf full flex regrind

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 14:16

146 14k EF nib for a xxxf full flex regrind

This I'd like to see (write with) to believe. Who has one? Or is this just a dream, as the thread topic says?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 19:50

I'd have to say right now that I honestly don't know.

There's a lot I'd like, of course, but that's not really the same thing.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:20

My nightmare pen is the Mark Twain WE.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:29

My nightmare pen is the Mark Twain WE.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:31

You mean the one with the paddlewheel section band and the corncob pipe nib with a picket fence clip? That one?

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:54

If there was ever a solid stainless or titanium 149, that would be mine.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 20:58

You mean the one with the paddlewheel section band and the corncob pipe nib with a picket fence clip? That one?


They wouldn't dare! But then again...... what haven't they already done?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 00:01

If there was ever a solid stainless or titanium 149, that would be mine.

The stainless 146 exists in 316L stainless steel

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I think the Meisterstuck 146 in unadorned stainless is one of the most classic pens ever made.

Edited by jeen, 22 November 2009 - 00:04.


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 15:25

Montblanc Homage a John Harrison.

Or the MB Alexander Von Humboldt 888.

But I am only 14, so in the future we will see... ;)
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 14:41

Bryant, you have a Black Widow...???, I saw one advertised for $48999.00 whats that all about...???



Well, 48 999 is crazy. But as I spent 2 last years in search of a good price for Black Widow I would recommend to grab one if the price is lower than $30,000.
I paid more, but I got #1/88 ! And I LOVE #1 pens! That is why 30 000 is a very good price for a regular Black Widow!

P.S. Wow look at the number of my reply! 88 ! ))) fate )

Edited by evgeny0ukr, 23 November 2009 - 14:43.


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:43

the greta garbo with a binder italifine! Hopefully when I am finished with my graduate studies in a few years and have a cool job! Or if I get it as a present but sadly I dont think so!
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 13:18

Mine would be a 139 followed by the white/yellow gold chevron 149 - this pen so reminds me of Cartier. A close third would be the 128PL.

The only drawback, for me anyway, is that the 128 is a button filler. Somehow I can't seem to completely fill the few vintage Italian BFs (all with new sacs) I own. Don't know if it is a norm with these type of fillers.

Every year there is a dream pen on my list. This year has been good in that I've already got my 2009 pen (Waterman Boucheron) and my 2010 pen (50s 149). Then of course is my MIB Sheaffer Connaissuer deskset which I have been searching for years.

Let's see what 2010 will bring.


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Edited as I can't get the thumbs up emiticon to work.

Edited by varmas, 25 November 2009 - 13:21.

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