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Pelikan Four Seasons Maki-E (Most Valuable Modern Pelikans?)

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#1 learningsquare

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 13:48

Having started to become interested in the Pelikan maki-e limited editions, I recently became aware of the Pelikan Four Seasons set of four M1000-sized pens released in 2000. As it was the very first Pelikan maki-e release and limited to 20 units for each of the pens in the set, I imagine that coming across a pen from the set—not to mention a complete set—is extremely rare (and apparently the full set came with a special box to hold all four pens). I wouldn't be surprised if the Four Seasons pens are among the most valuable modern Pelikans.

 

I was just wondering if anyone had any additional information on the Four Seasons set or perhaps even owned one or more of the pens in the set. All I can find are occasional references here and there and an old listing on Airline International.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 16:45

I don't think these are the *most* rare, since there were some pieces that were only made once or twice and auctioned off, but they are definitely quite valuable and hard to find pens. Pelikan has some information on their website here: http://www.pelikan.c...our-seasons-set


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 16:51

I don't think these are the *most* rare, since there were some pieces that were only made once or twice and auctioned off, but they are definitely quite valuable and hard to find pens. Pelikan has some information on their website here: http://www.pelikan.c...our-seasons-set

 

I encountered that link earlier: the pens described are from the 2012 Four Seasons set, which has no direct relation to the original Four Seasons set from 2000.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 17:48

 

I encountered that link earlier: the pens described are from the 2012 Four Seasons set, which has no direct relation to the original Four Seasons set from 2000.

 

Oh, sorry! I didn't even know there were two different sets. Learn something new every day :) Maybe Sargetelon could help you out, he's the resident bird whisperer :lol:


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:36

The original Four Seasons are beautiful and quite scarce. I don't think that you will find any more information than what you have already linked to in your original post. I would not say these are the most valuable though. While if found for sale, they are likely to be quite expensive, there are other limited edition pieces (Maki-e and others) of just 1 piece made that could be thought of as more valuable for instance. Also, "value" is a subjective measure that is variable and hard to gauge. Thanks for resurrecting the memory of those 4 beauties though.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 15:36

Thank you. I am a collector of Maki E pens, how much I would like to find these.







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