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How Many 149S Do You Own?


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#41 torstar

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 14:03

Only mb I have right now is the Jules Verne. I am wanting a 146 in platinum or diamond.

 

The Verne.... I have one in the collection, one of the best looking and the most unbalanced of all in the collection...



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 14:07

At rest......OK in an ill fitting Duofold box but do like the piano black wood used

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 14:37

:puddle:  :puddle:  :puddle: :puddle:  :puddle:    I doubt there are many boxes that would do that MB 149 justice!

 

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#44 Barry Gabay

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 15:01

Thirteen at the moment: 11 factory production: 9 of these early 60s-83/84, one 85-90, one current.  One early 60s with a sterling Ariel Kullock "Milenia" overlay. One built from spare parts: early 60s barrel, 70s nib, 80s feed, 80s cap.  Plus one Dumas.  Love them all. 4 are mint in box & never filled.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 18:48

Seven, recently reduced from nine..

The pens range in age from the early '60s to approx 1985.  Two 1960s, 18C 149s are my favorites, although my most used 149 is a strange "mongrel" with an exquisite monotone 14C nib. The barrel, feed, cap and clip all from different eras.

One reason I love these pens, is, that, contrary to some opinion, the 149 has great character, and the early ones feel like artisan crafted writing instruments.  The most impressive pens I've owned.

A Family portrait with some members absent.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 19:15

Wow Greg!  What a family portrait!   :puddle:    Don't you feel there is something special about a line of MB pens? :happycloud9:

 

Thank you for sharing  :thumbup:  

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 19:18

Thirteen at the moment: 11 factory production: 9 of these early 60s-83/84, one 85-90, one current.  One early 60s with a sterling Ariel Kullock "Milenia" overlay. One built from spare parts: early 60s barrel, 70s nib, 80s feed, 80s cap.  Plus one Dumas.  Love them all. 4 are mint in box & never filled.

 

Fabulous collection Barry :notworthy1:    Which nib-type do you lean towards on those fabulous MB 149s of yours?

 

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#48 Barry Gabay

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:24

Hi Pavoni,

I'd like to second your praise of Greg's photo. Beautiful! Thanks for posting them, Greg.

The following nibs are on my 149s: six EF, two F, four M, one B. Generationally, they are as follows: one 3-tone 18C, two 3-tone 14C (one of these is the most flexible standard production 149 nib I've ever used), eight 2-tone 14C, one 2-tone 14K, and one current 3-tone 18K. Spare nibs: one 2-tone 14C, three 2-tone 14K, one 2-tone 18K. The Dumas has an 18K medium nib. Have preferred EF for many years, but am using mediums quite a bit these days. Right now, I have a 2-tone 14C fine filled with PR DC Green and a 2-tone 14C medium filled with Camel (an Indian ink) Blue.

Someday I'll master uploading photos and share my collection with y'all.
Have a great rest of the weekend.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:49

That ought to be sufficient, but still wanting more.

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:59

9. The white one doesn't count as it's got a '6' nib.

Left to right - 50's Fine nib, 60's 18C EF, 60's 18C BBB, 70 14K F (more like M), 75th Anniv Special edition F, 75th Anniv Limited edition M, early 2000's Andre Putman F, 2008 "Yes We Can!" OM, 2010 Rhodium plated M (italicised).

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:40

9. The white one doesn't count as it's got a '6' nib.
Left to right - 50's Fine nib, 60's 18C EF, 60's 18C BBB, 70 14K F (more like M), 75th Anniv Special edition F, 75th Anniv Limited edition M, early 2000's Andre Putman F, 2008 "Yes We Can!" OM, 2010 Rhodium plated M (italicised).
 
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Thanks for sharing! Beautiful!!
What a stunning line up!

Edited by KJY, 16 June 2013 - 06:41.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:17

Come on guys; someone here must live near Barry Gabay!  Please, please, please pop over and show him how to upload photos.  We are being deprived of an amazing treat :(

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:17

 

I vote that this become the slogan of the FPN.

 

 +100 :thumbup:

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:18

Well, it is just past 10am here on a Sunday morning.  Having been treated to Sunnerd's  :yikes: AMAZING :yikes:  line up, the day cannot be bettered so I might as well go back to bed for another few hours.  Thanks Sunnerd :happycloud9:

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:54

Now then on the subject of 149's (which are just about 149mm in length you know) who has fancy nibs? not only in custom ground profiles but some people even have there names etched on the sides of the nib !! (pavoni) Anyone want to post pics of their favourite 149 nib?


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 22:18

Maybe not that fancy as you mean, but I think this one is still very attractive.

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 22:20

I agree and love rose gold....



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:17

I have 4 of them.  EF, F, B and OBB.


Edited by Pen2009, 17 June 2013 - 12:19.

My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:30

Looking to get my first soon.  But have to settle with the cheap Chinese imitation Jinhao 159 first, just to get the feel of a big fat pen.

 

Same for me, perhaps a 149/6 sometime next year... perhaps!



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 19:12

When posting earlier, only links showed up in my message. Looks like a Photobucket issue;

And Thank You Pavoni, for your kind comments earlier and today, I have had an immense amount of help from FPN members during my 149 acquisitions.

The "Dating 149s" pinned post is a great resource for photos of 149 nibs, Hari's are quite spectacular, and many more treats.

Some of my own favorites, still struggling a bit with lighting and uploading.

 

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Edited by karmakoda, 17 June 2013 - 19:41.







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