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#61 Tom Kellie

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:12

Tom, it will be a couple of months unfortunately but I hope worth the wait. The monotone gold BB nib on a 144 is one of my favourite pens :)

 

 

~ da vinci:

 

Even if it's half a year or more, it'll be a pleasure to read when it's posted.

 

No hurry. One nice aspect of Montblanc fountain pens is that they tend to remain fairly static.

 

For someone as slow in outlook and action as yours truly, that's a blessing.

 

Whether a monotone gold BB or a regular BB, I'm toying with the possibility of a 144, in part inspired by your lovely images.

 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 22:57

Probably the nicest 144 sized MB I have owned. Do love the mother of pearl star.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 15:27

Hey davinci an other collectors! Very very nice MB pens!

 

I have only one Montblanc, a 144 I think ... (Who knows?)

But write also with a Pelikan 250 and a Parker Classic Flighter.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 22:38

Pen nut - yes that is one of my favourite pens too! :)



JD-Be you have a nice MB 144 there I believe, from looking st the gold coloured ring st the end of the section just before the nib, and the fact it is a slip on cap. I cannot tell exactly from the photo, but it looks as though the nib is a solid yellow colour gold, which as I said to Tom above, is one of my favourite nibs!

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:09

I have to admit that I dont' know what the differences are between the 144, 145, Traveller and Classique.

Can anyone help me out, or point me in the right direction?


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 14:03

I have found out the following:

144 slip cap

145 screw cap

Classique - name change

Traveller - 146 without the piston filing mechanism - so not really part of the family

I think I have got it



#67 Tom Kellie

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 15:05

I have found out the following:

144 slip cap

145 screw cap

Classique - name change

Traveller - 146 without the piston filing mechanism - so not really part of the family

I think I have got it

 

~ English John:

 

I like your summary.

 

It took me years to sort that out.

 

Thank you for posting that.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 21:57

I have found out the following:
144 slip cap
145 screw cap
Classique - name change
Traveller - 146 without the piston filing mechanism - so not really part of the family
I think I have got it


All good points. The 144 is the oldest model of the 3 and is a little smaller than the other 2.

#69 Tom Kellie

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 04:35

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~ da vinci:

 

The recently introduced Le Petit Prince Meisterstück Classique and the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire Doué Classique fountain pens have specialized nib designs.

 

In your experience, have there been a number of special nib designs for 144s and 145s, e.g. the 75th Anniversary pen shown above by Pen Nut?

 

I'm highly interested in Classique-sized Meisterstücks because they're truly outstanding writers of the finest quality.

 

I'd mistakenly supposed that their nibs were invariably the standard Meisterstück-style pattern, but the Le Petit Prince nibs showed otherwise.

 

Have there been other Classique-sized nibs with distinctive designs?

 

Tom K.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 13:56

I have a 145 Tribute solitaire. It has a special nib on it.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 14:09

I have a 145 Tribute solitaire. It has a special nib on it.

 

~ Chaverim:

 

Thank you for that information.

 

That's a model unknown to me.

 

I hadn't realized that such a model might have special engraving on the nib surface.

 

I appreciate receiving such news.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 14:17

The nib isnt so special on the engraving but it is all silver.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 14:30

The nib isnt so special on the engraving but it is all silver.

 

~ Chaverim:

 

Thank you for the image of your pen.

 

That helps me understand its special design.

 

I'm glad that you write with such a nice pen.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 15:40

I write with all my pens. I’m actually sending this off to get a new nib grind on it.

I am always on the lookout for interesting and unusual pens for my daily writers.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 19:52

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~ da vinci:
 

The recently introduced Le Petit Prince Meisterstück Classique and the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire Doué Classique fountain pens have specialized nib designs.

 

In your experience, have there been a number of special nib designs for 144s and 145s, e.g. the 75th Anniversary pen shown above by Pen Nut?

 

I'm highly interested in Classique-sized Meisterstücks because they're truly outstanding writers of the finest quality.

 

I'd mistakenly supposed that their nibs were invariably the standard Meisterstück-style pattern, but the Le Petit Prince nibs showed otherwise.

 

Have there been other Classique-sized nibs with distinctive designs?

 

Tom K.


Tom, unfortunately I cannot get to my pens as they are stored away. I do know that in addition to the 75th Anniversary Nib, there was also a rose gold 90th anniversary nib. You can see a poor picture of it way back at post 17 of this thread. :)

Edited by da vinci, 02 June 2018 - 19:59.


#76 Tom Kellie

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 23:17

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 21:52

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Classique Nibs

 

 

~ This thread, especially multiple posts by da vinci, inspired me to acquire a third Montblanc Classique fountain pen.

 

Shown in the center, above, it's a Montblanc Meisterstück Special Edition Classique M Nib  —  “Les Splendeurs de Paris”.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 21:31

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Classique Nibs

 

 

~ This thread, especially multiple posts by da vinci, inspired me to acquire a third Montblanc Classique fountain pen.

 

Shown in the center, above, it's a Montblanc Meisterstück Special Edition Classique M Nib    Les Splendeurs de Paris.

 

Tom K.

Tom, thank you for yet more wonderful photographs. With the splendid addition of your new limited edition "Paris" Classique your own collection of special pens and nibs is reaching new heights!

Pens have been coming a poor second in life recently due to various commitments. It will not be long until I can post additional photos of a recent Classique addition. Whilst the quality of my photography is not really worth waiting for, hopefully you will find the content of interest. It is a pen I have coveted for some while, although not of the same order of rarity as the the "Paris", which is a fabulous pen, and the engraving on the nib!! Magnifique!! Enjoy it in good health.

Thank you for starting the re-awakening of this thread! :)

Edited by da vinci, 11 July 2018 - 21:34.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:52

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:58

Tom, thank you for yet more wonderful photographs. With the splendid addition of your new limited edition "Paris" Classique your own collection of special pens and nibs is reaching new heights!

Pens have been coming a poor second in life recently due to various commitments. It will not be long until I can post additional photos of a recent Classique addition. Whilst the quality of my photography is not really worth waiting for, hopefully you will find the content of interest. It is a pen I have coveted for some while, although not of the same order of rarity as the the "Paris", which is a fabulous pen, and the engraving on the nib!! Magnifique!! Enjoy it in good health.

Thank you for starting the re-awakening of this thread! :)

 

~ da vinci:

 

It's very kind of you to express such positive comment about the Platinum Classique M “Les Splendeurs de Paris”.

 

It's a wonderful pen which has been my daily writer for two weeks.

 

I like breaking in newly arrived pens with much writing.

 

I'm looking forward to whatever you might present in this thread in the future.

 

With Appreciation,

 

Tom K.








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