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How To Tell If It's Genuine?

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#1 hbj

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 21:15

Hi,

I would like to ask you for advice. I have just bought a platinum modern  maki-e makie crane fountain pen from ebay and I would like to know how I can make sure that the pen is authentic. The pen is a gift for my girlfriend and I want to be sure that it is genuine.
 

Best wishes,
Henry

 



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#2 Sasha Royale

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 21:27

It is a genuine as the day you bought it.  She'll never know, unless  YOU  talk.   :rolleyes:

It's the thought that counts.   :wub:


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#3 KBeezie

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 22:41

IF you post a picture it should be pretty obvious if it's fake copy.

But just so you know the Platinum Modern Maki-e aren't really Maki-e they're screen printed, that's why they're $140 to $190 as opposed to $600 to $3,000.

For example this Platinum PTL-5000 is a Platinum pen, but it was an aftermarket paint job done by Engeika and sold as a Wancher Limited pen.

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#4 peerless1

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:14

IF you post a picture it should be pretty obvious if it's fake copy.

But just so you know the Platinum Modern Maki-e aren't really Maki-e they're screen printed, that's why they're $140 to $190 as opposed to $600 to $3,000.

For example this Platinum PTL-5000 is a Platinum pen, but it was an aftermarket paint job done by Engeika and sold as a Wancher Limited pen.

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#5 peerless1

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:19

In fifteen years I have not seen any modern Platinum make copied. There have been attempts by less than a handful of folks to pass off basic Platinums with music nibs as something grander, special, unique, etc. With matching higher prices. Minor forgotten successes at best.

If you acquired a screen printed pen, enjoy. If only an absolutely painstakingly decorated real make makes your day, save your money.

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:54

I *hated* buying a makie pen that was "just" screen printed because to me that wasn't real makie.  But after much discussion here, it's just that there's all sorts of makie and some sellers (on FPN or ebay) make the cheap screenprinted ones SOUND like they're real makie.


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#7 hbj

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 21:41

Thank you for your replies!



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:21

I *hated* buying a makie pen that was "just" screen printed because to me that wasn't real makie.  But after much discussion here, it's just that there's all sorts of makie and some sellers (on FPN or ebay) make the cheap screenprinted ones SOUND like they're real makie.

The only real makie pens I know hail from sailor,namiki, danitrio and nakaya and they cost like an artwork from a museum...
Silk screen makies are cheaper though and these are sold by sailor, pilot and platinum like wise

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 03:10

Buy a Makie from a reputable dealer.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 13:56

The only real makie pens I know hail from sailor,namiki, danitrio and nakaya and they cost like an artwork from a museum...
Silk screen makies are cheaper though and these are sold by sailor, pilot and platinum like wise


What about Pelikan?

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:52

What about Pelikan?

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perhaps like Bruno taut I would say Japanese "inspired" MB also did it IIRC along with raden inlays another japanese "inspired" design
of course they have the budget to say they are authentic

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:50

Conway Stewart?

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