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#1 montblanc34

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:01

Am glad to be joining this worldwide network of fountain pen enthusiasts.  I look forward to learning more about FPs from the masters.  I also look forward to exchanging ideas about, and photos of, highly sought-after FPs and, possibly, even adding some new items to my collection of FPs. 

 

For a start, please allow me to share some photos of my latest acquisition: a vintage Mont Blanc No. 34. I hope someone can tell me more about this FP like its year/s of production, performance, and level of collectability?

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:24

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:31

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell. The two digit slim series was from the mid to late 60s. The first digit was the level while the second digit was the length with the 4 longer than the 2. The 3x series was the entry/student level but still sold for $13.50 back in 1969. I could fill up the tank on my car for less than that.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:41

Thanks for the warm welcome and that bit of history about MB 34. Really interesting.

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



#10 montblanc34

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 00:03

Thank you for the warm welcome.  Pleased to note that this network is active, unlike other sites where everything is very quiet after one is invited to join them.

 

Here's another recent Mont Blanc acquisition that I managed to get for a song. As it didn't come with box or papers, I do not know what year it was manufactured, its model, or  current fair market value assuming it is vintage.  I would highly appreciate our experts' advice.

 

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#11 jar

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 00:15

The latest is a 144, no longer made but was introduced when MB returned to the slim resin based pens in the late 60-early 70s. If it has a serial number it would be made after about 1992. One question is the metal at the end of the section; it should be gold in color.  Try searching the serial number with Google.  That was a model often faked.


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Welcome aboard, from Charleston, South Carolina. Nice looking MB34.
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#13 montblanc34

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:39

The latest is a 144, no longer made but was introduced when MB returned to the slim resin based pens in the late 60-early 70s. If it has a serial number it would be made after about 1992. One question is the metal at the end of the section; it should be gold in color.  Try searching the serial number with Google.  That was a model often faked.

Thank you for the reply.  The metal at the end of the section is actually gold in colour.  The picture didn't do justice to the actual appearance of the item.  There is a serial number - XH1036721.

 

Perhaps these may help in a further analysis of this pen's authenticity.   Is there a specific website for MB serial numbers?  I read somewhere that MBs do not really follow a particular sequence for their serial numbering?

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:43

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:05

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:29

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 17:41

Welcome !  

 

Thank you for sharing your inquiry.  While there have been many high-quality fountain pens, I have a special preference for the budget-level models, intended for students and everyday working folks.  

How marvelous to find a "students" pen from Montblanc !


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