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Who owns or wants to own an ST Dupont Fountain Pen?


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Poll: Who owns or wants to own an ST Dupont Fountain Pen? (289 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you own an ST Dupont fountain pen?

  1. Yes (127 votes [43.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.94%

  2. Voted Not yet (94 votes [32.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.53%

  3. Never, not interested. (68 votes [23.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

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#141 elderberry

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:23

bmwboris, the palladium and mother of pearl pen is gorgeous. It was my first ST Dupont pen. Some more have followed in its wake, none of them has disappointed me. Sadly - or luckily for my wallet - the Olympio line seems to be discontinued and I don't like the other models as much.


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#142 FayeV

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:55

Your mother of pearl pen is gorgeous!!! Is that model still available or is it discontinued?


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#143 bmwboris

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:50

Thank you for the comments- it is a gorgeous pen.

I know the pen is numbered- but I am unsure whether it was a limited edition etc.

As far as I know- and as per elderberry's comment- the Olympio range is no longer being produced, however I am sure if you search hard enough, you could find one of these pens.

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 13:55

Your mother of pearl pen is gorgeous!!! Is that model still available or is it discontinued?

ST Dupont has done several versions of that pen.  The current iteration is the Elysee model and TTBOMK is currently available.


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#145 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 13:27

It took me 4 years after I bought a fake, to get a real one. A blue Classque (sp).

Once bitten and on a retired budget, was not going to try Ebay....bought it at a live auction where I could look at it.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 14:12

Hello,

 

my collection of ST Dupont fountain pens consists of:

 

6 Montparnasse XL (gold, silver, blue, black, 2 maduro)

1 Elysee black/palladium

1 Defi

2 Olympio (black, silver)

1 Olympio XL (black)

2 Lady Mascara (black, red)

2 Gatsby (old series) black, burgundy

2 Gatsby (new series) gold, green

2 Ellipsis gold

8 Classique in different lacquers

2 "Mon Dupont" by Lagerfeld black, white

1 Neo Classique President with USB

1 Neo Classique

 

 

Almost the same numbers and models come as rollers or ballpoints to complete the collection


Edited by Axel63, 23 January 2015 - 14:18.


#147 penscarsandcigars

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 16:36

The Montparnasse pen finish, Chinese lacquer, is matched with their finishes on the S.T. Dupont lighters.

I have read that the Chinese lacquers are much cheaper than the Japanese urushi.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 18:08



The Montparnasse pen finish, Chinese lacquer, is matched with their finishes on the S.T. Dupont lighters.

I have read that the Chinese lacquers are much cheaper than the Japanese urushi.

 

The ST Dupont Chinese Laque is urushi.  China and Japan both are famous for lacquer ware. ST Dupont used laque de Chine across many of the lines in pens as well as lighters but also used other materials.  Here are a few examples.

 

Some Montparnasse

 

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an Olympio fountain pen and Ligne 2 lighter.

 

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a Classique

 

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a Neo-Classique

 

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third from the right is a Gatsby

 

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 22:49

Good evening-

 

I have a "Fidelio," which I've enjoyed (photo attached)- yet find the Medium point to be much more like a broad point. It took a lot of getting used-to, and I wound up sending it out to be ground to something finer. Though I tend to use medium points (Caran d'Ache and Waterman), the Dupont medium was really too blunt for me.

 

Are Dupont points typically broader than other brands?
I was looking at an Elysee, and wonder if anyone on this forum has one, and find their Fine to be more like a Medium. What would you say?

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

 

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#150 jmccarty3

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 00:46

That sounds like the Amber Guilloche Chairman Montparnasse.
 


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The Montparnasse ballpoint was relatively slim with the top just slightly larger than the body.

A big part of the cost in those pens was the hand labor that went into them. The brass body is first machine engraved in a Guilloche pattern, then finished and polished. Once the external metalwork was done the Chinese Lacquer was applied. Chinese Lacquer is the same material as used in the Japanese Urushi tradition. The lacquer is hand applied in very thin layers and allowed to cure between layers. In this case it is also highly polished between each layer that provides amazing depth and life to the final product.

 

 

 

I bought one of these years ago, when I had money. It and my other ST Dupont, which is in Ocean Blue lacquer, are true works of art.


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#151 basterma

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 14:01

At some point circumstances will allow it. For now it is a torture to remember the times when I had the money, the pen in sight, and an flight imminently boarding to my current job... Sigh.








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