What Were Your Best Mb Bargains?
Posted 01 October 2010 - 16:42
Posted 01 October 2010 - 18:50
A Jules Verne for free
Mine was a Starwalker, was a gift after my youngest child was born. Actually it was the beggining of the montblanc addiction....
Posted 01 October 2010 - 20:09
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:14
Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac & Defoe
Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP
Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP
Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.
Play WE game. or POA game.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:42
This goes in the same case as my early 1960s 149s with wonderfully flexible OM and BB nibs.
A delightful trio.
Edited by niksch, 01 October 2010 - 23:43.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 23:47
A Jules Verne for free
how did you manage that?
I am willing to learn.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:36
Generation ballpoint for $60 from costco, same pen was selling for upwards of $130
Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:50
Almost forgot about the 149 and 2 146's that I got all 3 for 250. Had to drive for over an hour to get them though.
Edited by Adrian Collins, 02 October 2010 - 01:53.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:26
Edited by SnowLeopard, 02 October 2010 - 02:29.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:36
Make it count!!!
Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:07
Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:31
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears this is true. (Cabell)
Posted 02 October 2010 - 22:26
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:18
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:45
I bought it because I have a broken section from a 144, nib looking like a BB. Plan to send it to Ft. Worth with the cap and barrel for rejuvenation. MB does excellent work.
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 22:08
I was not after the weird looking MB...though it had a semi-flex nib...I was so noobie, I didn't know where to look to find the model or the nib width.
I was after the 400NN's semi-flex OF nib to put it on my '90's 400 Tortoise. It was in an Pelikan Etui with the matching Bp and MP. I'd thought to sell them to get much of my money back.
I was really complaining about that MB in the lot. It would drive up the price.
I got the two fountain pens, the BP and MP + etui, for € 170.
I never sold the BP and MP. The 400NN was from 1956 and was friction feed, so much for Plan A.
It is my 5th/6th best nib and pen.
My best pen by a hair was that odd looking MB.
A MB 234 1/2 Deluxe (Made only 52-55 and by the feed closer to 55 than 52) semi-flex KOB. It was a return to the roots, of the 136-9 model's. Meisterwerk clip and a bigger single cap band than the normal 234 1/2.
I've developed a liking for the form of the pen...yep, I'm a reactionary...I like the form more than the 146-9.
My best 'perfect' balanced; pens with great nibs are; (right now, I have have a lot of pens, needing new corks) the MB 234 1/2, the Geha 725 Goldschwing, (Gold Wing) and the P-75 Cisel, which is by far the best balanced metal pen that I have.
My Best Nibs are my MB KOB, Pelikan 140 OB, Geha 725 B....
Not bad for an Ugly old MB that I didn't want....Actually it was not ugly at all, it was the old fashioned true MB classic styling, not this new fangled "New Balance" 146-9.
This is the regular 234 1/2.
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I no longer use the term Easy Full Flex.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 15:09
Posted 04 October 2010 - 16:12
Of course... that was the year it was issued, and I was the first owner, and at the time, it was the most I'd ever spent for a single pen. I had no idea that pens could appreciate in value.
Fleekair <--French accent.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 16:32
Also a Montblanc Siena 3 pen case for $53.00.
In both cases the Sellers, bless them, had duplicate items for sale with almost identical photos.
Still, nowhere near as wonderful as a Hemingway for $600.00!
Posted 04 October 2010 - 17:40
had a pile of boxes, shipped back from Asia, where the snake
motif, for cultural reasons, hadn't been too popular. MB created
another version for Asia featuring a dragon clip.
I love the snake, and the pen's simple and historic design.
It remains my favorite MB, and the pen I'd take to that desert
island (along with a 20-gallon drum of Heart of Darkness).
Later got the mechanical pencil for $150.
Looking over the above posts, it's good to know that incredible
bargains are still out there...
Posted 04 October 2010 - 23:18
Posted 05 October 2010 - 23:27
New 146 fine Nib for $380.
That's a fantastic deal, but you already told us yesterday. Unless you mean to tell us you bought a second one!