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#1 byrdmanojvk

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 18:29

Can someone mention which are the Rare Vintage models of MB and hence more valuable..Pl note that the reference does not necessarily pertain to the oldest models but the rarest models...For example some models were discontinued very quickly and hence becoming more valuable than pens produced way before their time...I can think of two examples :


1) MEISTERSTUCK 138 or 139L FTN PEN ca.1930's
2) Masterpiece Green Striated 142 < 144 < 146 ca.1950's (especially if the striations were straight rather than swirled)


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 18:55

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:13

I have these two pens I love very much, they both write smooth and nice. I do not know if they are more valuable but I guess they are kind of rare.

- MB 138 with a very special ring and clip in the cap
- MB L 40 with a double imprint which should be some kind of manufacturing accident

If I am wrong please correct me..
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 20:31

Very nice!

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:55

Ariel, both your pens are worth a lot...Envy you..;-) Can you post some more detailed pics of your MB 138...It will be a treat for our eyes...
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:51

Those are really really unique and beautiful pens. Yes, we would love to see more pictures please :)
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:17

i have recently got these two. and my friend told me that they can be considered as "rare" though I have no idea about how rare are they.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 14:57

Those are really really unique and beautiful pens. Yes, we would love to see more pictures please :)


I feel strange, like showing off... but here are some more pics of details..

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:09

- MB 138 with a very special ring and clip in the cap



Nice pens - the 138 an aftermarket jewelers engraving I presume? Quite aztec in its looks - works well on the pen.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:17

- MB 138 with a very special ring and clip in the cap



Nice pens - the 138 an aftermarket jewelers engraving I presume? Quite aztec in its looks - works well on the pen.

Stephen


I guess it is a jewelers engraving, I found it like it is.... I enjoyed your "aztec" impression !!!:ltcapd:

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:21

Those are really really unique and beautiful pens. Yes, we would love to see more pictures please :)


I feel strange, like showing off... but here are some more pics of details..



Show off, show off for goodness sake. :clap1: I have not seen anything other than the standard MB 138 before, which is rare enough. Thank you very much for sharing. :thumbup: Great thread. Keep it coming.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:21

I guess it is a jewelers engraving, I found it like it is.... I enjoyed your "aztec" impression !!!:ltcapd:


I would go with that one if I were you (considering where you live!). An original aztec/mayan influenced MB... :P
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:25

I guess it is a jewelers engraving, I found it like it is.... I enjoyed your "aztec" impression !!!:ltcapd:


I would go with that one if I were you (considering where you live!). An original aztec/mayan influenced MB... :P


I reckon those engravings looks more aztec/mayan than the ones in the famous Aztec parker or even in the new Montblancs named after Mexican artists...
in any event your are quite right and i should...

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 15:52

I reckon those engravings looks more aztec/mayan than the ones in the famous Aztec parker or even in the new Montblancs named after Mexican artists...


I really like it on the 138 - a really nice addition IMHO. :thumbup:
You have some nice pens - enjoy them in good health :thumbup:

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 15:48

I reckon those engravings looks more aztec/mayan than the ones in the famous Aztec parker or even in the new Montblancs named after Mexican artists...


I really like it on the 138 - a really nice addition IMHO. :thumbup:
You have some nice pens - enjoy them in good health :thumbup:

Stephen


Thank you Stephen

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 17:12

There are some great looking pens on this thread. Thanks to all for the show.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 17:50

I just have one thing to say..."A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever"......Hurray....Posted Image......
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 18:50

Those are really really unique and beautiful pens. Yes, we would love to see more pictures please :)

I feel strange, like showing off... but here are some more pics of details..


Be proud, those are some really fine looking rare MBs :thumbup: :thumbup: . Thank you again for sharing and enjoy in good health.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 19:04

2) Masterpiece Green Striated 142 < 144 < 146 ca.1950's (especially if the striations were straight rather than swirled)



I think the grey is probably slightly less common than the green striated and I also understand that swirls were less often found. I haven't trawled the German pen shows though or spent many years repairing/servicing as some members here have. I also believe that the 132 is probably rarer than the 138 or 139. Just picked one of them up incidentally...

Here is my grey 146 with BB nib and swirled pattern. I also have a lovely EF grey 142 - will be patient and save for the 144! There was a nice brown striated 244 on eBay yesterday - went quite cheap I thought ($750 or so). Not cheap pens of course.



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Posted 19 September 2011 - 19:44

Incidentally there is a dealer here who is offering a 142 Green Striated (straight striations) for $940...Its in perfect condition with green only slightly darkened.Now what do I do...Posted Image
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