Ok, so, A good while back, maybe 2 or more years ago, I spotted a pen that I liked which was quite a different shape to the norm, and really caught my eye.
Anyway, at that time I was sticking to Brands that I knew (Jinhao, Baoer) and had been 100% successful with, so I didn't buy it, as it was a Fuliwen, and I knew absolutely nothing about Fuliwen.
Fairly recently I was engaging in one of those late night, 1 eye shut, fountain pens under $5, browsing sessions on ebay China, when I happened upon this pen.
I remember thinking, "OOh, there's one of those fuliwen numbers from before but in black and white, and its only $4 or so, I'll be having that". And I ordered one.
Now, In my defence, I know absolutely nothing about Mont Blanc pens, other than what a 149 looks like, and that the John Lennon pen that I looked at in The Pen Shop had a price tag that made my eyes water, therefore Mont Blancs are not a brand on my radar, and, the listing never mentioned MB or had any MB references in the photos, therefore, You can imagine my dismay when I opened the package to find that my expected Fuliwen was in fact, a full blown Mont Blanc Greta Garbo counterfeit.
I didn't even know such a pen existed, and to be honest, when I bought it, I never even realised it had a pearl on the clip.
But a fake it is. Right down to the snowflake in the cap, counterfeit nib, and Greta Garbo signature on the cap band.
So! If you find this pen listed, simply, as A Greta Garbo pen.
DO NOT BUY IT, AS IT IS AN ILLEGAL FAKE/COPY/COUNTERFEIT.
It's such a shame, as if it had just been a Fuliwen, and branded as such, and not an illegal counterfeit, it would have been really nice pen, but hey, I don't do counterfeit, so, I reported the seller, and consigned the pen to the pen case, never to see the light of day again.
And now to find the "genuine" Fuliwen.