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Montblanc Unicef Signature For Good 2009 Special Edition


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#1 Shinchan

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:18

Review of Montblanc Unicef Signature For Good 2009 Special Edition

I got this mint and un-inked consignment pen for a wonderful deal thanks to feiye in FPN. Asking price was lower than the retail MSRP for a basic Meisterstück Le Grand, so it was a no brainer buy decision. The only catch was that the owner had thrown away the original packaging. A pity really, but the price was just too good to pass up.

I lined up the UNICEF Le Grand side by side with my regular Meisterstück Legrand with Platinum trim (Another wonderful deal thanks to feiye) and took some photo shots. The adornments on the cap of the UNICEF Le Grand seems to project the pen as somewhat smaller than the regular Meisterstück Le Grand. The SE pen seems to be diminished in size when compared to it's Le Grand peer.

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The filigree gold-plated wreath adorns the cap of the UNICEF Le Grand, a reference to UN's emblematic olive wreath which is universally recognized as the symbol of peace. The most distinguishing feature of the UNICEF Le Grand has to be the blue sparking sapphire, mounted just above the cap ring. It's deep blue echoes the UNICEF colour as a symbol of trust and commitment.

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The UNICEF Le Grand comes with the regular stock nib, which leaves this pen wanting when compared to the 75th Anniversary 146 Le Grand equivalent.

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“其疾如風, 其徐如林, 侵掠如火, 不動如山“

"Move as swift as a wind, stay as silent as the forest, attack as fierce as fire, unwavered like a mountain."



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#2 feiye

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:21

Stunning photos Shinchan! I'm so glad you enjoy the pen. I really like the detail in the olive branches surrounding the sapphire on the cap.
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#3 daenghafez

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:35

Congratulation on your latest addition. Thanks for your review. Do you have the 146 75th anniversary? Would like to see the three pens together.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:46

Stunning photos Shinchan! I'm so glad you enjoy the pen. I really like the detail in the olive branches surrounding the sapphire on the cap.


Thanks feiye! You are my enabler ;)

Congratulation on your latest addition. Thanks for your review. Do you have the 146 75th anniversary? Would like to see the three pens together.


No, I don't have any right now. But if I were to get any, I would rather go for the 149 75th anniversary Rose Gold LE version :)

Edited by Shinchan, 15 October 2009 - 11:57.

“其疾如風, 其徐如林, 侵掠如火, 不動如山“

"Move as swift as a wind, stay as silent as the forest, attack as fierce as fire, unwavered like a mountain."



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#5 Brian

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:18

Very good photos and tour of this pen that I think few will get to see up close and personal. Thanks.

#6 Deirdre

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:23

I really like the extra details on the Unicef pens. Great photos that capture them!
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 00:06

Love the photos, super comparison pics. I just wish MB would stop using gem stones on their pens. In this case the nice cap adornment with the olive branch would have been enough. Thanks for putting this up, nice job.
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#8 Deirdre

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 00:25

In this case, I think the gemstone makes it. It's a blue world!
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#9 E0157H7

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:14

Nice work Roger. I'd like to add a 146 to my collection at some point, so I took an interest in this pen when I saw it. It is reminiscent of the 75th anniversary series with the exception of the nib. I agree with you that MB missed an opportunity to really distinguish this pen by using a stock Meisterstuck nib. But otherwise, it's gorgeous.

Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:31

Really great shots! Not many people will be able to see such a pen up close...
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#11 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 20:41

nice 146 :) personnally I prefer the older 146s with their monotone nib.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 16:51

nice review and nice pics
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