One reason that the pen did not sell is that the person searching for an S.T. Dupont Chairman did not see it on eBay. When the right person comes along, the pen will sell.
I have owned the large S.T. Dupont Montparnasse ballpoint pen in green Chinese lacquer for close to fifteen years. Since I wanted the matching fountain pen, my ballpoint has been sitting in a pen case awaiting its mate all that time. Finally, in March, I found and was able to purchase (win) the matching like-new S.T. Dupont Montparnasse fountain pen in green Chinese lacquer as well as the matching thin ballpoint pen (also in green Chinese lacquer). Incredibly, my timing was perfect for these since no one else bid either beyond what I was willing/able to pay. I had tried to purchase each during the past and was outbid by others every time. These purchases were meant to be and, even better, the condition of each of these pens was far better than that of the pens on which I was outbid in the past.
If I were interested in an S.T. Dupont Chairman, I would not have bid on this pen due to the price as well as the condition. While the pen is listed as basically not used, it has many fine scratches in the gold sections and the lacquer seems dull. My green Chinese lacquer pens -- all three -- do not have the multitude of scratches in the gold sections that this pen does and their lacquer finishes are shiny and scratch-free rather than dull. I do not see the pen in question as mint and, thus, would not consider bidding if I were in the market for the pen.
yes i have looked at the pictures again and i see what you mean. thanks