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Vintage Mont Blanc 146

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#1 NikkyBoy

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 22:29

Hi,
I have a Mont Blanc 146, which I believe to be an old one.
I have attached photos, as I don't really understand The topic of Mont Blanc pens I would greatly appreciate any guide as to the age of the pen as well as its potential value.

The uppermost section is stamped/engraved 146 and op-.

The pens mechanism is some sort of vacuum/ screw type.

Thanks in advance,

Nikita

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#2 LYTH

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 22:40

Seems to be an item from 50's.

It's a telescopic piston.

Show the feed to determinate early or late 50's.

I dont understand the stamp. O for oblique, but p for what ?

Cost about $650/800. It depends.


Edited by LYTH, 03 November 2014 - 22:41.

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#3 Chrissy

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 22:42

You can get information on this pen from this pinned topic at the top of the Mb forum.

 

If you wish to find an approximate sale price you could try ebay sold listings, but it might be difficult to find one that has sold

 

The nib currently in the pen isn't an oblique nib


Edited by Chrissy, 03 November 2014 - 22:43.


#4 NikkyBoy

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 22:50

Thanks for all the help.

The feed is one thing I did know and it's the later type of feed,
I'll hopefully try to get the right nib later to make the pen original.

I think I also might have made a mistake with the stamp, I think it might say OF-

Thanks so much again.
Nikita :)

Edited by NikkyBoy, 03 November 2014 - 22:52.


#5 LYTH

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 22:59

Well, an oblique fine is rather difficult to find, moreover in part.

More easy maybe to find another turning knob.


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#6 Eugen-of-Savoy

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 03:14

Well, an oblique fine is rather difficult to find, moreover in part.
More easy maybe to find another turning knob.

Never heard of an oblique fine nib. As far as I know oblique starts with M.

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 05:46

Very nice and desirable pen which looks to be in nice condition (e.g. Ink window looks good).

Montblanc offered OF nibs on several pen types in the past; to me this is a great and interesting nib.

Market value should be in the range of 400-700€ depending on if the pen needs and restauration work.

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:57

I have the exact same model -- OF 146 from the late 50s.

 

Lovely pen. Should get it restored! 



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:58

I have the exact same model -- OF 146 from the late 50s.

 

Lovely pen. Should get it restored! 



#10 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:59

Be nice to see a picture of the feed....there was a feed change in @1955. I have a 234 1/2 Deluxe that was supposed to be made only in '52-54 with a '55 feed. So the '55 feed could have come out a tad earlier.

Max has some pictures up in the pinned section, about feeds and nibs.

 

Your nib could well be semi-flex or 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Those were standard nibs on first class pens like a Soennecken, MB or Pelikan.

 

My 146 is '70-80's, with "only" a very nice springy regular flex nib.

Coming from the silver dime days of Standard and Medium-large...I find the large 146 to be Large.

I was looking more for the '50's medium-large it was then...as read.

 

I have a couple of Pelikan OF nibs, and another which I don't remember right now.

I have in @15&30 degree grind '50's obliques in OBB, OB, OM and OF. Pure luck in none of the sellers knew....neither did I at first.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 04 November 2014 - 11:08.

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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#11 NikkyBoy

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 19:00

Hi,
 
Thanks for all of the info and support.

I've managed to find the Mont Blanc box and take some better photos, including one of the feed.
 
Thanks again,
Nikita

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 19:05

The Meisterstuck line is timeless. I just never get tired of this design.  It looks to be in pretty good condition considering the age.


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#13 Eugen-of-Savoy

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 00:48

The Meisterstuck line is timeless. I just never get tired of this design.  It looks to be in pretty good condition considering the age.


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