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1930 Montegrappa Extra Celluloid Tortoise Shell Review Flex M Stub Nib


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 22:50

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:28

Excellent review of an excellent pen, georges!

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I had one exactly like this a few years ago and made the mistake of selling it....this year found a nice bamboo black/green one....beautifully designed and well made pens with a super nib.....

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:51

Thank you George.

Indeed some flex.

From the swirls you make I can't discern which linevariation is from flex and which from being stubbish.

What is the weight of this pen?

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:01

Great review George. Like you I've always been tempted but dissuaded by the high price. I've also never tried a sterling section so wonder how I'd get on with it. But the pen is a great looker, maybe one day ...

#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:22

Great review George. Like you I've always been tempted but dissuaded by the high price. I've also never tried a sterling section so wonder how I'd get on with it. But the pen is a great looker, maybe one day ...

You should look for one in second hand or ask bryant from pentime.net if he can get you one
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#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:24

Thank you George.

Indeed some flex.

From the swirls you make I can't discern which linevariation is from flex and which from being stubbish.

What is the weight of this pen?

And merry Christmas to you (and all FPN)

D.ick

It is not what I would call a lightweight pen but it is not a heavy weight either. I haven't weighted the pen to be honest with you
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:22

Thank you George.

Indeed some flex.

From the swirls you make I can't discern which linevariation is from flex and which from being stubbish.

What is the weight of this pen?

And merry Christmas to you (and all FPN)

D.ick


Here is a table I made when I was doing the review of the modern Montegrappas.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:36

Thank you, Jar.
That makes it on the light side for my tastes.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 15:36

Nice pen, nice review. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 22:20

Thanks for the review. I have one of the older 1930s in Parchment--basically white. It is an impressive-looking pen and always attracts attention. It has a smooth fine nib and I like the piston filler. While it is expensive, you get a lot of pen for the money.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 23:36

Thanks for the review. I have one of the older 1930s in Parchment--basically white. It is an impressive-looking pen and always attracts attention. It has a smooth fine nib and I like the piston filler. While it is expensive, you get a lot of pen for the money.


Neat. Is your Extra made before or after Richemont bought Montegrappa?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:54

Great review of a beautiful pen Georges. Really pleased for you, that you can tick this one off your list :thumbup: Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:59

Your pictures are getting much better. :)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:39

Thanks for the review. I have one of the older 1930s in Parchment--basically white. It is an impressive-looking pen and always attracts attention. It has a smooth fine nib and I like the piston filler. While it is expensive, you get a lot of pen for the money.


Neat. Is your Extra made before or after Richemont bought Montegrappa?


I bought it in about 2001. I believe that it was pre-Richement. I was persuaded to buy it because of Glenn Marcus' review.

Montegrappa 1930 review
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:42

Nice work Georges, enjoy that pen!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:44

Thanks for the review. I have one of the older 1930s in Parchment--basically white. It is an impressive-looking pen and always attracts attention. It has a smooth fine nib and I like the piston filler. While it is expensive, you get a lot of pen for the money.


Neat. Is your Extra made before or after Richemont bought Montegrappa?


I bought it in about 2001. I believe that it was pre-Richement. I was persuaded to buy it because of Glenn Marcus' review.

Montegrappa 1930 review


Look for the makers mark, it should end in either VI or MI. If VI it was pre-Richmont, if MI it is Richemont era.

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#17 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:48

Thanks for the review. I have one of the older 1930s in Parchment--basically white. It is an impressive-looking pen and always attracts attention. It has a smooth fine nib and I like the piston filler. While it is expensive, you get a lot of pen for the money.


Neat. Is your Extra made before or after Richemont bought Montegrappa?


I bought it in about 2001. I believe that it was pre-Richement. I was persuaded to buy it because of Glenn Marcus' review.

Montegrappa 1930 review

I really love your prachment and marbled green extras. I will have to hunt for these too
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 19:06

Just got out my loupe to check. There is a "VI" in the silver around the base of the cap, so I guess that it is pre-Richemont. I have to defer to "JAR" on the maker's mark, he almost has me convinced to buy a Yard-O-Led Grand Viceroy Victorian!
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