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Help Identify Rare Platinum Vintage Model

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#1 luckduck369

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:37

I saw the picture below from Big Apple Pen Club Facebook page. From different source, I was told that they are Montblancs made in Italy prewar and offered the chance to buy one. However I have spent several days on the Internet with no luck finding any other information. Could someone please tell me more about them? I really appreciate it. 

 

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Thanks for all the inputs. My source contacted me again and said that the pen he has is a bit different from the picture, especially the body shape and the clip. He made a mistake there. After I receive more pictures from him tomorrow, I will update the picture here. 

 

And yes, just like some of the posts mentioned, I have thought about these maybe Omas due to the shape and the clip. These pens look pretty close to the Milord I have, especially the position of the clip. I was thinking these are Montblancs because that's what I was told. Probably they are Omas because I found no evidence of them being Montblancs on the Internet.


Edited by luckduck369, 29 May 2014 - 05:41.


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#2 bmwboris

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:03

I may be wrong- and I'm sure the more learned members will correct me if I am, but I think they may be an early Omas pen and not Montblanc.

The shape ( Multi facets on the body and cap) reminds me of a Danish made 25 model, but the caps on those Danish 25's are usually separated by the clip ring- not one piece like the photos you show. This integrated clip is more an Omas feature.

#3 orfew

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:27

I found 2 Italian made MBs on the penboard.de site. For another picture of an italian platinum lined MB please see the link http://www.fountainp...non-german-mbs/

 

None of these resemble the ones in the picture you have supplied.


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#4 Keyless Works

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:00

The clip and the band on the cap all look like OMAS to me.

#5 sarahfar

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:15

The clip and the band on the cap all look like OMAS to me.

Yes, the clip and celluloid look like the very vintage grey Arco pattern I have seen made by Omas in some collections. Not sure about the cap band though. The sizes and shapes of the ends seem to be a give a way that those at least were made by Omas.....



#6 Keyless Works

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:00

Yes, the clip and celluloid look like the very vintage grey Arco pattern I have seen made by Omas in some collections. Not sure about the cap band though. The sizes and shapes of the ends seem to be a give a way that those at least were made by Omas.....

It's true the band is nondescript but to me its a dead ringer for a 555 556 or 557 from the 50s.

 

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Edited by Keyless Works, 29 May 2014 - 05:00.


#7 chunya

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:14

They do definitely look like Omas pens, and I was looking at one the other day ...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item258f18b0f6

 

I've never owned one, but my uncle,  long since departed, had a lovely selection of them in his collection  ( what happened to that collection? ). I've not handled one since I was a small lad, but he swore by them.



#8 sarahfar

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:56

It's true the band is nondescript but to me its a dead ringer for a 555 556 or 557 from the 50s.

 

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You are definitely right. I know I have seen that celluloid in some collections, it is really nice I think they called in gray Arco or something like that. I don't know why the Montblanc name is involved but the Italian maker has to be Omas. Good catch.



#9 HermetiC

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:53

Not Montblanc



#10 Chrissy

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:30

I don't know what they are and have no reason to disbelieve any member who says they are Omas pens. However, they aren't Montblanc pens.







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