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#1 Petet63

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:18

Hi all, it's been a while since my last visit but I rarely get anything worth asking about. This is a lack of confidence in my Knowledge but also worried I picked it up too cheap. This pen was in an auction lot So maybe it was overlooked or the CW on the pen top put people off. I think it is as genuine as they come but would appreciate any comments. The initials will affect resale I know but by how much?...unless I find a Chris Williams that is desperate for a pen..and is this a genuine Mont Blanc ?

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#2 kuli1961

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:47

Montblanc 145 Classique, I assume



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 21:12

Re C.W. engraving: a 2 years ago I purchased 149 (piston rod broken) with an ugly, 3 words long engraving on the cap ..Since I am a coffee addict, every afternoon at coffee time, I soaked a  cotton cloth with a regular car polish, and started to polish up the cap, rolling it regularly. After 3-4 days, engraving vanished, no marks left. Initial price was a bargain indeed (around 100 EUR), cost for replacing the piston rod&service was around 50 EUR. The pen nib is F, tri-tone 18 C, single barrel, feeder is round ebonite, grooves face&shank, filler thread is black plastic threads. According to Dating 149 chart, it may be located somewhere between 1960-1965. I know that it's value is at least a double than I paid, but the "issue" here for me is a will to have a nice pen, not the money value.

If you do not dare to do the same, then visit a nearby jeweler or watchmaker, they may help you with the engraving. 



#4 Petet63

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:54

Everything I try to 'sort out' becomes a lesson in not to do it again! The pen is in Very Good Condition as it is and it could be a candidate for polishing out or a spare top but that is the kind of thing I will leave to the next owner. Thanks for your time and all the help. Much Appreciated

#5 Petet63

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:59

After having a quick look at the engraving I can see how polishing it out would work. It is not very deep at all. I still have reservations about doing it with my track record but if you don't mind I will mention the process in my listing as a possibility. Thanks again.






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