I just bought this black Pelikan fountainpen 140 for 45€ and I think i's a very rare one.
Inscripted on the barrel GUNTHER WAGNER PELIKAN and on the knob it says OM (as you can see on the photo)
The NIB is a Medium, and I would call it semi-flexible
It writes very smooth.
Thanks in advance
Hi and welcome to FPN.
Nice pen there. It's a Pelikan 140 from the first release from 1952-1955. This pens came only in solid colors:
(gray is missing on the picture and the black with chrome trim is a later variant.)
The nib seems correct to me. The so called "Logo nib" has been introduced in 1954. From 1952-1954 both, Pelikan 140 and Pelikan 400 were fitted with this plain script nibs as yours.
The Pelikan 140 has been the basic line or budget variant of Pelikan at this time. It's remarkeable smaller than the 400. Have a look at my size comparison:
The famous green striped variant of the Pelikan 140 has been introduced in 1955.
The engraving on the filling knob marks the nib size. OM means Oblique Medium.
I wouldn't say this pen is rare, although it's not the most common variant. The most common is surely the green striped. Black ones can be found easily, also red and green ones appears from tome to time. With luck you will also find a blue one. Very uncommon is the color gray because it was manufactured only for a very short peroid. But really rare examples are Tortoise, the red striped or yellow Pelikan 140.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your pen!
Edited by christof, 02 November 2012 - 07:44.