Someone had very good taste in pens.
€600=$900 + or -
The Cross could be NOS...New Old Stock....never used old pen....if it's not been inked. The seal and stuff like that jack the price.
Yes a MB 149 is a Oversized pen; that you have to grow into.
An Warranted nib can be a nib with some flex,,,or not. It just means it is 14 K nib...I don't know the brand Imperial...It is probably a 'third tier' pen.....off the top of my head, late '30's or just after the war was over.....A very pretty pen.
About the Imperial. Some pen companies made sub brands...some made pens for others. Some were just small companies.
Wearever was once the largest pen company in the world....made some good second tier pens in it's own brand...third tier too for them selves and others ...and made many pens for any company or store that wanted them. That pen is a piece of Art Work.
It is so old it will need a new Rubber Sac....a good rubber sac only lasted 30-40-60 years.
I had an Esterbrook I could date, whose sac lasted 62 years.
Getting a new sac put in is relatively cheap...and the pen deserves to be 'restored' for use.
I just bring that up in Wearever made many pens with out their name on it....On second thought it don't quite look like the Wearevers I had.
Some one with more knowledge; might be able to name that pen.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 21 March 2014 - 09:41.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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