I realise this forum is for fountain pens. But can't find details on a ballpoint and thought someone here may know about it- or point me to somewhere where I can read more.
I'm giving a S.T. Dupont Olympio Ballpoint as a gift, as I can't afford a new one I've opted for a second hand one.
I believed that S.T. Dupont wasn't the sort of brand that attracted counterfeiters, however after doing some research I've become concerned.
Are fake ballpoints common? Is there anyway to detect one? Should the leaf logo be etched on to the lacquer as in the case of the fountain pen?
A few ads have said that the pen has the leaf logo- but show no pictures of it and all seem to be using the same text- including serial number and typo. So I'm not giving them much weight.
I read on another forum thread that an article has been written about ST Dupont authenticity- but I can't get the link to work.
I have attached some photos.
Thank you (in advance) for taking the time to consider this,
*edited to add full size pics
Edited by katiek8, 15 November 2013 - 01:47.