Link to pen is here and link to seller is here
There was already a discussion elsewhere on this network on whether these remakes can be regarded as forgeries, that is if the seller does not clearly state that these pens are newly made and not vintage. This seller states in the description of the auction that "My beautiful original pen comes up for auction. Doing the work all of my fountain pen, very good condition". It is not clear to me whether this statement is sufficient to recognize that this pen is a remake and not vintage. Also, remakes do not need to have fake imprints dating them to the 1940s.
It will be only a matter of time before these forgery pens will be diluted into the bulk of the real vintage versions of these pens and that is a pity.
It might be an interesting topic to compare in detail the real and false pens to help us differentiating them. There were already comments made on the imprint which is laser-made and too sharp on these Asian remakes compared to the heat-stamped imprint on the vintage specimens of these pens.
So when searching for that well kept Duofold Mandarin yellow, stop looking for the perfectly kept one: it is better to search for a specimen with a few nice hairline cracks as that proves its vintage nature...
Edited by joris, 14 March 2012 - 14:25.