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A Minor Collection Of 144/145/classique Sized Pens..


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#1 da vinci

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:16

I bought myself a Chopin, and really rather enjoyed writing with its medium sized, medium flow nib. It was smooth. In addition, whilst the pen is pretty small when compared to more popular sizes, I found it comfortable to use. So started the journey, and this is a brief photo record as the pens that have been amassed so far (with apologies for the photos!).

 

So on to the pens...

 

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From left to right (ordered broadly in terms of age, and therefore also in terms of size):

 

1. Green striated 142 - one of my prized pens. Wonderful condition with little ambering, and a firm medium nib;

 

2. Older 144 - a pen that has one of, if not the, best nib I own. I monotone BB nib, with stun qualities;

 

3. Chopin - nice platinum trim and a medium duotone nib;

 

4. The "Signature for Good" again with platinum trim, but an added sapphire at the top of the clip plus an engraving of a wall on the cap band;

 

5. Another Classique - this time the rose gold trimmed 90th Anniversary edition.

 

Hmmm, boring did I hear you say? How about we bling it up a little... :D:

 

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Again, left to right:

 

1. A Czar Nikolai II

 

2. A sterling silver pinstripe or Godron with a monster OBB nib

 

3. A Paloma Citrine version of the "Jungle Eyes" edition;

 

4. The Tribute to Montblanc - a hefty pen with a weighty barrel. This pen is significantly heavier than the other pens. Its metal section has some lovely engraving.

 

So what am I missing...

 

A Burgundy

 

A solid Gold pen

 

A doue

 

The carbon fibre capped pen

 

The cap with the geometric design upon it...

 

anything else? Feel free to post some pics of the ones I havent got, and comments welcome.

 

 

 

 



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#2 Pelikan Vera

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:41

Nice collection Da Vinci. What about a nice vintage 134 if you like the smaller pens with an OB nib?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:52

you are missing...

 

1924 anniversary l.e.

 

lapis(ramases)

 

rose gold 75 year anniversary

 

solid white gold and diamonds l.e. 75 year anniversary

 

platinum faceted

etc

you have a great collection ....congrats and enjoy in good health. : )



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:52

Great collection. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I especially like the Tribute to the Montblanc-stunning pen.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 16:56

Very nice.

#6 da vinci

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 20:44

Nice collection Da Vinci. What about a nice vintage 134 if you like the smaller pens with an OB nib?


Thank you for the suggestion. I will look into it :)

#7 da vinci

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 20:47

you are missing...
 
1924 anniversary l.e.
 
lapis(ramases)
 
rose gold 75 year anniversary
 
solid white gold and diamonds l.e. 75 year anniversary
 
platinum faceted
etc
you have a great collection ....congrats and enjoy in good health. : )


Thank you for the comments. How could I have forgotten about the Ramses! I will start hunting for the rest, but I suspect my collection may never be complete. A white gold and diamond pen doesnt sound like something I want to own/use no matter how important for the completion of the whole set.

#8 da vinci

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 20:51

Great collection. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I especially like the Tribute to the Montblanc-stunning pen.


Thanks Orfew. The tribute pen is stunning. Made of metal it has a considerable heft to it relative to the others.

The engraving on the section (of which there is a poor photo below) is an excellent detail:

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:03

What a stunning collection of Classiques you have there!  I especially like that Csar Nikolai.

 



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:07

It is always a tremendous treat when a FPNer presents their collection(s), particularly when they are as good as this  :happycloud9:  

 

Pavoni. :thumbup:



#11 da vinci

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:54

Thank you Meiers, Max Dog and Pavoni for your generous comments. They are appreciated and motivating <wallet runs for cover>

Edited by da vinci, 25 May 2014 - 07:54.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:55

A nice collection, congrats.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:09

Very nice collection - I am drooling! :)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 22:46

That's a very good collection. My favourite would have to be the Tribute. But for the metal section I would like to own one



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 23:16

Not so minor.    Congrats on a beautiful collection!



#16 da vinci

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 11:24

Have been working on the collection over the last few months :)

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Have added:

144 with a broad nib - love these nibs!

144 in burgundy with M nib sticker

144 burgundy and vermeil cap doue (classy pen, cap is heavy!)

classique 75th anniversary - you can just see the tiny diamond in the cap!

Still more work to do......

#17 da vinci

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:50

A slightly selfish update just so I keep track.... :)

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:23

What a lovely collection .

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 13:00

What a lovely collection .


Very kind, thanks.

Am hoping to add. To it at LWES tomorrow ;)

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 13:17

Beautiful collection! :thumbup: 

Love the 90Y! :happy:








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