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M150 And M250, Same Pen?

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#1 chromantic

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:19

My M150 arrived today, what a beauty! Listed as used but looks absolutely pristine.

 

Not being real familiar with good Pelikans, I was curious: except for the color, this seems identical to my M250 - (post-1997?) single band on cap, band on barrel at piston cap, 'crown' style end cap, exact same size, same nib. Both say "Pelikan Germany" on the cap ring. The only difference I can see is that the print on the rings is ever so slightly smaller on the 150.

 

Is the 150 basically a 250 that was only offered in black to serve as the entry-level pen in the line-up?


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:06

No, that is incorrect.  The M150 is very distinct from the M250.  The trim looks the same on both pens so size and nib are the big difference between the two.

 

Speaking of post-1997 models only;

 

M150

-4.72 inches in length, 0.43 inch diameter, and weighs 0.39 ounces

-Gold plated stainless steel nib

 

M250

-4.92 inches in length, 0.46 inch diameter, and weighs 0.49 ounces

-14C-585 monotone gold nib

 

It sounds like your new pen may actually be an M250 if it is otherwise identical to your previous pen (assuming that is truly an M250).  Either way, congrats on the new addition to your flock.


Edited by sargetalon, 15 January 2017 - 05:09.

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#3 Old Salt

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 18:48

You may have got a better deal than you thought. Enjoy your pen.

#4 chromantic

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 20:04

Wow, is my face red! All this time what I thought it was a 250, it turns out is actually a 150; went back and checked my purchase history on ebay - "rare red and black M150". D'oh! Thanks for your responses.


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#5 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 20:14

It took me a lot longer than many to get a 150...live an a antique store...in I had a few 400's from the start so never chased the 200's. Then after getting a 200 it seemed like why not get that 150 too.

 

I also got a old Pelikan similar shoe ink well. Now filled with ESSR.


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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Posted 15 January 2017 - 21:09

Wow, a thread in years about my beloved black 150, thanks.



#7 sargetalon

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 23:30

Wow, is my face red! All this time what I thought it was a 250, it turns out is actually a 150; went back and checked my purchase history on ebay - "rare red and black M150". D'oh! Thanks for your responses.


The Black and Black-Burgundy M150s are nice pens. I'm glad that you were able to make a positive ID. Enjoy them.

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