- the pen has a 14C nib (vs. 18C nib, although both existed during this period, according to the dating chart)
14C could be correct for this pen
- The feed is wrong for this pen (I have not seen this type of feed on a 149- others more knowledgeable may know better)
Agreed, early celluloid 149 would/could have a skislope feed, but I also have not seen one like this
Mine from 1956 also has a 14c nib but the feed is different, it could be different because that is the export model.
Curious how you know yours is from 1956?
My take on grading....
With the assumption that not many of us ( myself included) have actually handled, or let alone seen a 10/10 of a celluloid #149, (which by my definition would be a MINT, NOS pen)....then...
I have seen better.....I have also seen worse. Not much help there, sorry!!
The feed is really the only thing that bothers me.....if you are a stickler for genuine AND period correct parts.