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