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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:29
Today when I got home, I saw a Priority Mail box sitting on the table and I knew it was the Solti BP that I bought a couple of days ago. First thought was holy cow, that is a monster box, I only bought one pen. So I ripped it open and there was the white outer cardboard box...that's great I even got the outer box (sometimes you just don't know if you will get that when buying a used pen). So I opened the white box and pulled out the pen box...beautiful, just beautiful. First impression was that it was rather large and the picture and the signature on the front was very nice. Then I opened the box to find a full velvet (faux-velvet) black lined box. On the top of the box was the booklet and the warranty book (which was stamped, which is always nice) safely under a plastic shield. Then on the bottom, there was a velvet box on the right...open it up and you find 2 packs of bridge cards - Solti's picture on the back with the MB snowcap symbol). Then after removing a felt pad, you get to the pen. The pen is very understated, but very classy. As with the other musician's pens, the clip is the highlight of the pen...this one has to piano keys with the one flat key in between. MB pens and their boxes are true pieces of art. Sometimes I anticipate seeing the box as much as the pen. Some bad pictures...
I wish this one wasn't so blurry...
What are your favorite MB boxes?
Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:39
I actually like most of them except for the regular boxes you get for regular edition pens.
Edited by kaisede, 28 January 2011 - 02:41.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:55
Yeah, the regular boxes get a bit mundane after awhile, but we all know what can be inside those "plain, ordinary" boxes, so they are still a bit special. I have a Mozart Malachite, but it didn't come in the fancy matrix looking box.
Thanks for posting.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:26
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:32
I keep all of my boxes but the regular edition pens are functionally very good but they are quite plain. I love all my WE pen boxes, however I was a little upset when they moved aware from the velvet like material on the inside after the Fitzgerald - considering they up the price above inflation each year surely they could have maintained the quality of the box - I'd be willing to pay £5 more to get the better lining.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:20
- Ramses, Czar Nickolai
- Bernstein Solti Karajann Menuhin
other co's; Pelikan Concerto, pelikan Golf, Pelikan 150 ]
Cartier reg box
There are people who turf out and others who use their f/p's as daily writers + don't need
Pls advise if anyone hasd and wants to sell. here's a receptive voice :-)
Tnx in advance
Edited by DovR, 28 January 2011 - 09:23.