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Is This A Montblanc?

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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 16:27

Pictures following.....have done my best to show as much detail as I can. I'm wondering if this is a genuine Montblanc: it was listen simply as "fountain pen, nice looking, good condition"

The words Montblanc Meisterstuck are etched into the silver coloured ring at the base of the cap; it has the six pointed star on top. It's fitted with a converter( have not flushed it yet, so it's exactly as I got it)

Leather case, also with six pointed star on the catch, and
MONT
BLANC
Hamburg
At the bottom of the back.

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#2 Alexcat

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 16:47

( meant to say....what I wondered was about the nib: just plain, standard iridium....I wouldn't think a Montblanc would have that?)
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 16:52

Nope - it's a fake I'm afraid. Not sure about the case, but I would assume they were probably bought at the same time.


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 16:52

The pen has "Iridium Point Germany" on the nib. Definitely a fake.

 

It's a counterfeit pen so the case is most likely fake too.



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 18:34

It is a fake montblanc without doubt..sorry to say..

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 18:36

Just wondering, how much did you pay?


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 18:43

Just wondering, how much did you pay?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 18:55

Nope - it's a fake I'm afraid. Not sure about the case, but I would assume they were probably bought at the same time.


Looks like a Jinhao. I don't believe MB ever made a pen with that marbled finish.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 19:24

If a "Mont Blanc" has "Iridium Point Germany" on the nib it will ALWAYS be a fake.  Period.



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 21:28

Stitching on the case looks wrong too.  Should be very nice tight double stitching.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 00:27

My name for those pens is Mock Blanc!


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:42

Just wondering, how much did you pay?


£18......

So.....was that a dreadful price, not too bad, or ok?

It's -I think - going to be a good enough wee workaday pen, nice and heavy( though Im mad at myself for the "too good to be true".....that said, this might sound crazy, but if it *had* been a genuine one I would have felt mean for taking advantage of the seller not knowing that....I know, nuts, right? )

Any thoughts on the above very welcome.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:44

Don't rub his nose in it!
 
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Ahem. "her" nose, Fred. I is a laydee ;)

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:46

My name for those pens is Mock Blanc!


I like that....makes me feel better. Thank you. I don't feel quite such an eejit......

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 07:47

There are a LOT of fake MBs on Ebay. I've seen some bid up over $100 USD so, no, you did not come out too bad.

Just don't try to resell it. Buying counterfeit items is not illegal, selling them is.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:40

There are a LOT of fake MBs on Ebay. I've seen some bid up over $100 USD so, no, you did not come out too bad.
Just don't try to resell it. Buying counterfeit items is not illegal, selling them is.


Thank you.....I was actually feeling a bit 'off' about having bought a counterfeit; uncomfortable. And Im glad that I wasn't stung too badly ;)

I would never dream of reselling it....eek, yikes, no way, not nohow never! I wouldn't want to gift it to anyone, either, as it doesn't set a good example....

So....I'll put the 'off' feeling in my mental trash can, try to learn a lesson from it, and use it. Maybe keep it for using any inks which Im trying out.....so, if it does get bunged up, it's not as though I was risking a good pen.

Ah, suffer in' succotash, as Sylvester(I think) used to say.....

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:10

Definitely a fake. Mb never made any pens with Iridium Point nibs, and they never made any with stuck on bands that have black plastic between them either.

 

I don't like the look of the pen pouch either.

 

If you bought it on ebay you can get a full refund as it's a fake and it's illegal for sellers to sell fakes. You don't even have to return it. If you open a case with ebay they will refund your payment. It's a good idea to do this so the seller and ebay know that there are fakes being sold


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 23:27

£18......

So.....was that a dreadful price, not too bad, or ok?

It's -I think - going to be a good enough wee workaday pen, nice and heavy( though Im mad at myself for the "too good to be true".....that said, this might sound crazy, but if it *had* been a genuine one I would have felt mean for taking advantage of the seller not knowing that....I know, nuts, right? )

Any thoughts on the above very welcome.

Alex

thats a good price, and you should see how it writes, and it could be better than expected... maybe


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 23:36

Her.   :P

 

Anyway, if the pen writes, £18 is a fair price for a working fountain pen so long as you like it.

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:30

Her.   :P
 
Anyway, if the pen writes, £18 is a fair price for a working fountain pen so long as you like it.
 
Fred


Thank you for making me smile at 4.30am, still half asleep, and not too great....much appreciated. The extra ways in which this FPN enriches my wee world, indeed!

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