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#1 Tomewilkinson

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 23:46

Hi there!
First post! So apologies if it's in the wrong section.
Gotta say, love the site and everyone seems really friendly, which is always good.

Anyway, about my post, I'm looking at the following Montblanc Noblesse, but am unsure as to wether the pen is genuine or not, and how much is a reasonable price to pay for one of these, as I'm relatively new to all this. The link has a good few pictures from all different angles.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1432.l2649

If you could let me know, as it's something I'd be looking to purchase should everything be well and good.
If not, could anyone recommend a place to look for one?

Many thanks,
Tom

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#2 Wolverine1

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 00:26

:)


Edited by Wolverine1, 05 March 2014 - 00:28.


#3 Emperor

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:57

:)



#4 Guillermo

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:35

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#5 jar

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:49

Hi.  Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  It's a roller ball instead of a pen and so even if authentic not worth much money.  There's no way to tell much from the pictures.


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#6 Tomewilkinson

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:48

Hi.  Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  It's a roller ball instead of a pen and so even if authentic not worth much money.  There's no way to tell much from the pictures.


Thank you, but as far as the photos go, does everything look authentic? And how would you be able to tell.
Also, I've put up a best offer on the pen of $125, which is a fair amount less than asking price, so if that is approved, would that be considered reasonable?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 14:16

Thank you, but as far as the photos go, does everything look authentic? And how would you be able to tell.
Also, I've put up a best offer on the pen of $125, which is a fair amount less than asking price, so if that is approved, would that be considered reasonable?

 

It's nearly impossible to authenticate anything from photos unfortunately.  I don't see anything I would consider a "STOP" signal.

 

But when it comes to pricing, that's another story.  If you want a roller ball then the right question is "Is there another roller ball at that price point you want more?" If not, then that is a great price.

 

But the Noblesse and Slimline pens were Montblancs entry level pens of the period.  They were good value student or corporate advertising level pens. That is not meant derogatorily, simply placing the lines in context. The fountain pens had gold plated steel nibs.  

 

If the seller passes on your "best offer", don't get tempted to go any higher.  Also, don't get too disappointed.  Odds are you can find another Noblesse or Slimline at that price point.


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#8 MCN

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 22:31

The pen looks authentic, but no guarantees from me of course. However, the pen in question has some condition problems and I would say $125 is far too much to pay. Be patient and you will find Noblesse pens on eBay in nicer condition and I should think at a reasonable price. I have purchased from berlin-collectible on eBay before and while he has interesting pens for sale, I do find that he overstates condition somewhat. If he says "clear signs of use", you can assume that means "somewhat beat-up" and I think a close look at the pictures will show that.

 

Also, to provide a little extra information on an earlier post, the Slimline and Noblesse lines are very similar but a bit different. Noblesse came first and the rhodium or gold plated versions were equipped with gold nibs. They are among my favorite pens.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 22:37

I think $125 is expensive for that old Noblesse rollerball. There will be better ones available for less.



#10 Tomewilkinson

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 22:59

Thank you all for your very descriptive and helpful replies. Couldn't have asked for any better answers.

 

Ive been keeping my eye on the eBay listings of this type of pen for the past month or so, and never found one below £60 that looks in reasonable condition.

 

So do you guys have any suggestions on where to look for one of these at a reasonable price? As i can't seem to find anywhere else. Absolutely love this pen and hope i can get hold of one.

 

Thanks again.



#11 Tomewilkinson

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 23:07

Also, any opinions as to what this is? and how this actually functions as a ballpoint?

 

Thanks



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:08

It is simply a Roller Ball pen. Most companies make both Fountain Pen and Roller Ball versions of the same pen/finish.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:17

Also, any opinions as to what this is? and how this actually functions as a ballpoint?

 

Thanks

It's a rollerball as opposed to a ballpoint. That means you have to take the cap off before you can write. Mb ballpoints are twist action pens. Rollerball refills dry up much quicker than ballpoint refills







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