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Yellow Pelikan M200?

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#1 comixfan

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 21:12

I'm trying to hunt down a yellow Pelikan m200 like the one in the picture below, and I was hoping one of the members here might have a lead on one.  This pen is going to be an EDC gift for a friend, so I'd prefer to track down the less expensive Galeria Kaufhof version rather than the rare Critroenpers Limited Edition, but I'd honestly take either one.  Any help would be very much appreciated.  Thanks!

 

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#2 sargetalon

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 21:22

These truly are beautiful pens and unique in the M200 line-up. I don't see them come up for sale on eBay often. An example once or twice a year maybe. I know there is one or two currently up for sale on Regina Martini's site, martiniauctions.com, but they are not being offered cheaply (something like 300+ euros I believe). I'm not aware of any others actively listed elsewhere and I try to keep a pretty good eye on the secondary market. You may want to put up a wanted to buy add in the classifieds and see if you get any hits. You might get lucky. Good luck in your search.

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 21:51

Which raises a point:  Pelikan seems to be interested in putting more product on the market and it seems there is quite an appetite on the part of followers, it makes me wonder:  Why are they so timid in their offerings?  I realize that the red and yellow versions of the Toledo's are not exactly burning the house down, but the M101n tribute series is just a new take on an old standard.  They are nice and at that price point I realize that taking chances on radical presentations may be a risk, but I think they are neglecting their entry level market. the M200 and variant section.  Think of a yellow, a violet, or pomegranate M200.  Maybe a stainless or aluminum version.    Even shades of grey.  Perhaps not 50 shades of grey, but charcoal, or maybe, blue. green, and red marbled gray,  I'd buy a black and white striped pen.

 

I'm just saying.



#4 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 22:21

I didn't buy that Kaufhaus yellow pen (€40)....it only ends up on big sale like the 605 (€99) I bought at Kaufhaus, when it didn't sell.

Gee the next time I go to Kaufhaus I'll ask if they still got any. I was a tad of a ignorant snob...five years ago....not knowing how good the 200's nib was.

Have not ran down a yellow pen since.... :doh:


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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#5 comixfan

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:44

These truly are beautiful pens and unique in the M200 line-up. I don't see them come up for sale on eBay often. An example once or twice a year maybe. I know there is one or two currently up for sale on Regina Martini's site, martiniauctions.com, but they are not being offered cheaply (something like 300+ euros I believe). I'm not aware of any others actively listed elsewhere and I try to keep a pretty good eye on the secondary market. You may want to put up a wanted to buy add in the classifieds and see if you get any hits. You might get lucky. Good luck in your search.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, sarge.  I wasn't aware of martiniautctions.com, so I'll keep an eye out there from now on.  But 350 euros!?!?  Yikes... that's still a little more than I'm able to swing (assuming the exchange rate is still stacked in the euro's favor).



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:23

Which raises a point:  Pelikan seems to be interested in putting more product on the market and it seems there is quite an appetite on the part of followers, it makes me wonder:  Why are they so timid in their offerings?  I realize that the red and yellow versions of the Toledo's are not exactly burning the house down, but the M101n tribute series is just a new take on an old standard.  They are nice and at that price point I realize that taking chances on radical presentations may be a risk, but I think they are neglecting their entry level market. the M200 and variant section.  Think of a yellow, a violet, or pomegranate M200.  Maybe a stainless or aluminum version.    Even shades of grey.  Perhaps not 50 shades of grey, but charcoal, or maybe, blue. green, and red marbled gray,  I'd buy a black and white striped pen.

 

I'm just saying.

 

That's a good point, Doc.  I wonder if Pelikan is hesitant to do such a thing for fear of losing their image as a premium German pen company?  I just can't help but picture those Germans looking down their nose at the Chinese and Japanese pen manufacturers churning out a myriad of colorful plastic pens.  I mean, would Montblanc ever offer a rainbow of colors for their entry level pen?  For that matter, would Montblanc even offer an entry level pen?  Probably not.  

 

But yes, I think it would be awesome if Pelikan got a little bit funkier with the m200 line.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:34

I would put up an add here and on fpgeeks. I remember a few months ago someone on fpgeeks had one listed for sale but I can't remember which member or if it was bought, sorry :(

Edited by paloma32, 04 March 2015 - 07:34.

 


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 13:41

I think there were two different Yellow 200's.


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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#9 sargetalon

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 14:13

I think there were two different Yellow 200's.

 

There were two indeed...

 

1) Citroenpers limited edition of 1200 pens released in 2002, with or without the accompanying book.  Commissioned by Aldert Walrecht (1931-2009) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Citroenpers Publishing of the Netherlands.

 

2) Galleria Kaufhoff version that came out sometime later and was sold in their department stores. 

 

Both pens are identical except that they can be distinguished because the Citroenpers has a 2 chick cap top and the galleria kaufhof version has a 1 chick cap top.


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 00:31

Which raises a point:  Pelikan seems to be interested in putting more product on the market and it seems there is quite an appetite on the part of followers, it makes me wonder:  Why are they so timid in their offerings?  I realize that the red and yellow versions of the Toledo's are not exactly burning the house down, but the M101n tribute series is just a new take on an old standard.  They are nice and at that price point I realize that taking chances on radical presentations may be a risk, but I think they are neglecting their entry level market. the M200 and variant section.  Think of a yellow, a violet, or pomegranate M200.  Maybe a stainless or aluminum version.    Even shades of grey.  Perhaps not 50 shades of grey, but charcoal, or maybe, blue. green, and red marbled gray,  I'd buy a black and white striped pen.

 

I'm just saying.

 

I moaned about this on another thread. Pelikan seem very conservative with their M2xx line up, they even seem to have dropped the Green marbled M200 finish. The M215 seems to be only available in one pattern now.

 

If you want something that isn't black, you're limited to whatever special edition you can get, or the red or white M205s. If Pelikan aren't going to issue Stressman or Tortoise M2xx, at least go a bit crazy with the colours



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 01:12

I seem to recall putting one away...filed properly
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But it's the book itself that is worth mentioning too!

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Fun pictures...

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...and the pen box. (Yes - there is a pen inside)

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#12 andyk

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 20:18

Hi,

 

These are nice pens, was after one for ages before I managed to aquire one via a fellow member some years back (from memory Galleria Kaufhof still had some back then but woildn't sell/post outside Germany). As you say they don't come up very often.

 

Mine has sat in the box unused since then as I have a number of other Pelikans that I used regularly. As it happens having retired last year I find I no longer have a need to write regularly and am looking at reducing the number of pens I have as I no longer have any need to use them.

 

This was one of the Pelikans I was initially looking to sell along with an Amber M200 demo (holding onto the Green M250 and the Red demos for the moment).

 

Still wondering whether to sell them here on go to Ebay, so I need to research options.

 

Andy



#13 sargetalon

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 02:26

There are two of these up for sale on eBay right now. No bids though which I suspect owes to the high asking price. Each pen is priced $250+ which feels a bit steep for this model.

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#14 jkingrph

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 21:40

I made an offer on one and got it for 259.  That comes with the illustraded publishers book, so will be something to pass on to my grandson.  It seems as though they only made 1200 sets, so it may not be such a bad deal,  but worth what one is willing to pay.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 22:55

Great little collectors item and fun book!
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Posted 07 December 2015 - 02:45

I must admit that I was surprised to see this thread revived as I thought it to be long dead or deleted, and I apologize for not updating the post earlier this year.  Thanks to the wonderful members of the FPN community, I actually managed to track down a Citroenpers pen for a good price months ago, and I'm so glad I did-- the wonderful book which came with the Citroenpers edition made it the perfect graduation gift for my friend who is now studying to become a librarian.

 

Thanks to everyone for their help!







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