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NEW PEN CLUB! JOIN THE DIPLOMATS!


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#1 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:28

So I was thinking about just how many people own many different pens. I know that tastes range and everyone has pride in their collection. However, it seems that there are certain pens that give people more of an identity in the pen world than others. For instance, one who owns random Parkers almost always seems to come back to the 51. One who own's Esterbrooks ends up talkng about J's more often than not. I don't see this as being any different in the Montblanc world.

I think that the staple of the Montblanc collection is the 149. There are many owners but I think that those who love 149's and vintage 149's would definitely see themselves different than he who owns only Bohemes or Starwalkers. (Not to knock either of those pens as I have one of each).

So, here's the proposition. How about a members only club? Sound fun? It would allow users to know just who to go to for 149 questions and would give us 149 users to show a bit of pride in using the pen that has become the standard for fountain pen elegance. Members of this club would have other famous people to identify with as well...John F. Kennedy was a Diplomat user, Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Gorbatchev, and many others.

So here's how to join. Leave a post on this thread with your name, location, and then Diplomat # XXX (using whatever number's next from the last post). Also pictures of you and your 149 would be a nice addition. One could even change your custom member title to state "Diplomat #XXX.

Just a thought for something fun and here's hoping it takes off. Enjoy and keep writing!

-Marcos

Edited by asimplemaestro, 15 June 2009 - 18:36.


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#2 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:29

I'll start it off...

Marcos Bullock

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I have a beautiful new 2004 Montblanc 149 Diplomat with a medium nib that I hope will not be the last.



Such elegance...


-Marcos

Edited by asimplemaestro, 15 June 2009 - 16:50.


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:31

QUOTE (asimplemaestro @ Jun 15 2009, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that the staple of the Montblanc collection is the 149. There are many owners but I think that those who love 149's and vintage 149's would definitely see themselves different than he who owns only Bohemes or Starwalkers. (Not to knock either of those pens as I have one of each).


I agree with this statement.


Diplomat #002, then. Multiple 149s with multiple nib sizes.

Edited by niksch, 15 June 2009 - 14:39.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:34

I want to be JB #007 ninja.gif
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:40

QUOTE (goodguy @ Jun 15 2009, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to be JB #007 ninja.gif


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:45

I just gave my only 149 away.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:46

QUOTE (FredRydr @ Jun 15 2009, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just gave my only 149 away.

Fred


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 15:07

I gave my real Diplomats to a youngster who was intrigued by my fountain pens. They were a new experience for him. But I still have some Montblanc 149s so I guess I would still qualify even though they get almost no pocket time.

Diplomat #003?

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#9 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 15:10

QUOTE (jar @ Jun 15 2009, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I gave my real Diplomats to a youngster who was intrigued by my fountain pens. They were a new experience for him. But I still have some Montblanc 149s so I guess I would still qualify even though they get almost no pocket time.

Diplomat #003?


#003 it is...and welcome!


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 15:12

Roger Wong from Singapore

I'll take Diplomat #008 !!! Lucky 8


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#11 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 15:17

QUOTE (goodguy @ Jun 15 2009, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to be JB #007 ninja.gif



QUOTE (Shinchan @ Jun 15 2009, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Roger Wong from Singapore

I'll take Diplomat #008 !!! Lucky 8


OMG... headsmack.gif Now the world will think that the Diplomat's can't count. ;-)

Edited by asimplemaestro, 15 June 2009 - 15:26.


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 16:28

Guess I'll be Diplomat #009

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 16:40

I claim #888, even though I don't have any 888's

#14 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 16:45

My OCD is officially a 9 of 10...The Diplomats have a sick sense of humor. gaah.gif

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 16:45

I'm #22, the number I wore on my football jersey.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 17:31

I really would like #003, it's the suffix at end of my name, Roger Lambert, III since that number taken I'll take a multiple of 3 and that would be #015 which was number of my baseball jersey....back in the day!
Three 149s sorry no pix I am so picture challenged don't even have camera
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 17:34

QUOTE (roger3 @ Jun 15 2009, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really would like #003, it's the suffix at end of my name, Roger Lambert, III since that number taken I'll take a multiple of 3 and that would be #015 which was number of my baseball jersey....back in the day!
Three 149s sorry no pix I am so picture challenged don't even have camera



I happen to own the rights to Diplomat #003 and would be willing to sub-license the Diplomat #003® brand. We can discuss terms, rights and products to be covered. thumbup.gif

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#18 asimplemaestro

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 18:10

So to recap...and if this keeps going I'll update this occasionally. I was also thinking about maybe 149 T-Shirts or stickers. Just a thought and any ideas are welcome!

#001-Marcos Bullock
#002-Niksch
#003-Jar
#007-Goodguy
#008-Shinchan
#009-Jack125
#011-Bryant
#015-Roger3
#022-Jeen
#888-Darius

Ten members so far! Who'll be the next??? If you want actual names matched with the list or to replace screennames then just let me know and I'll add them. Thanks!

-Marcos

Edit: To add Bryant at #011

Edited by asimplemaestro, 15 June 2009 - 19:47.


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 19:21

Sure, I will play! Put me down for Diplomat #11...

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 20:32

I'd choose to be Diplomat #018.

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