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#1 Bryant

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 23:49

I will post my only MB overlay pics later tonight... But I would love to see others... Modern or Vintage, but especially some cool vintage ones...
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:02

If you've still got the pics of my/your Carnegie, toss 'em up. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:23

I will post my only MB overlay pics later tonight... But I would love to see others... Modern or Vintage, but especially some cool vintage ones...
Cheers!
Bry

To keep this thread clearly represented we should only post pictures of vintage Montblanc pens with overlays.
Modern overlayed pens (produced after 1980) like the limited editions should be posted in another thread, please.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:40

I can start with some octagonal Safeties with 900 Silver overlay:

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From left to right: 4 x no.1, 4 x no.2, a no.4 Lever filler and a no.6 — all from the 1920th.
I love the silver color and I love octagonal Montblancs. You can see where the roots of the Medici and the Proust are.
Most of these overlays have the letter S engraved near the hallmark 900. This means that these overlays are made by Sarastro, the most famous overlay maker for Montblanc at those days.


Sorry about the bad quallity but my pocket camera and the bad light doesn't do better. :embarrassed_smile:
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Montblanc Meisterstück from 1924 up to the 50s,
Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:11

... and some Montblanc Safeties with filigree overlay:

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Silver Spiderweb no.2, Silver ArtDeco no.4L and three gold plated no.2Ls. Yes, it is a Toledo set. And do you recognize the "Semiramis" pattern?
Axel

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Montblanc ephemera and paraphernalia from 1908 to 1929,
Montblanc Meisterstück from 1924 up to the 50s,
Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006

#6 shrinknib

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 13:43

what a wonderful set of these pens.
We can see were the bases for the newer limited editions came from- the just recycled an obviously beautiful and successful idea.
stunning pens
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 13:44

Bry- let's see what you got now......
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 16:26

I have another two tablets:

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Safeties: Thula Silver no.00, no.0, no.1, no.2 with a very rare Ape clip, no.2, no.4, no.6 and Baby no.00 and a push-knob filler no.40 and a piston filler no.136



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my golden octagonals form the 1920th and 1930th
Axel

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Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 16:32

WOW!!
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 16:40

I will post my only MB overlay pics later tonight... But I would love to see others... Modern or Vintage, but especially some cool vintage ones...
Cheers!
Bry

To keep this thread clearly represented we should only post pictures of vintage Montblanc pens with overlays.
Modern overlayed pens (produced after 1980) like the limited editions should be posted in another thread, please.


You can start your own thread. Nice pens, btw

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 16:42

Please tell me they're all in working condition?? :puddle:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 18:16

Lovely Jubbly :puddle:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 20:29

:puddle: :notworthy1:
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:27

I think Penparadise has killed this thread with his lovely extensive collection.

Not a great fan of vintage pens. Or that is what I thought, I think I like the vintage silver pens though. Definately could collection some of the pens displayed in this lovely collection.
My Collection: Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac, Defoe, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Saint-Exupery, Homer & Kipling. Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP. Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP. Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:48

I wonder. Are you of the opinion that with pens like these that you are only their curator for a time until they get turned over to the next guardian; or do you feel that they are yours forever? Just wondering.



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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:30

I can start with ....


Axel,

Your collection is wonderful. Thank you for sharing a part of it with us.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:00

OMG, I am in complete awe. :puddle:

... and some Montblanc Safeties with filigree overlay:

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Silver Spiderweb no.2, Silver ArtDeco no.4L and three gold plated no.2Ls. Yes, it is a Toledo set. And do you recognize the "Semiramis" pattern?


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:35

3 Letters - W O W !
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:37

I wonder. Are you of the opinion that with pens like these that you are only their curator for a time until they get turned over to the next guardian; or do you feel that they are yours forever? Just wondering.

Well, that's a very good and partly philosophic question, Brian!

At first let me say that I didn't want to offend someone or make anyone jealous. I also don't want to brag with my pens but I confess that I am a little bit proud of my collection.

I'm a collector. A collector not only of pens (for the pain of my wife). I'm collecting Montblanc pens for more than 4 decades and was lucky to get some knowledge and quite a number of nice vintage Montblancs over these last 40 years.
Of course I don't want to take my collections with me into my grave. It's a living collection. I already sold parts of my pen collection (for example colored 2nd and 3rd line pens and modern, past WW2 pens) and concentrated on these mentioned in my signature. But for an uncertain periode (which still last) I like to touch and feel and look at these remaining old pens from time to time. I also write with some of them on certain occasions. But if the time comes I will be glad if the pens will find a new "guardian" as you said. ;)

Yesterday I had a day off. Inspired by the posting of Bry it was great fun to me taking the pictured pens out of the safe and handle them the day.
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Montblanc ephemera and paraphernalia from 1908 to 1929,
Montblanc Meisterstück from 1924 up to the 50s,
Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:59

ok now that is just getting ridiculous!
I am going to have a heart attack with these incredible pens.
How sensational Axel
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