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$1200Us Budget Challenge!

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#1 ShahYaakov

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 23:55

Here's the deal: 

 

You have $1200 US that you have to burn (an arbitrary number I've selected)!

 

Which MontBlanc Fountain Pen or Pens are you buying and why?

 

 

 

My Pick: Starwalker Soulmaker Diamond Solitaire 100 Year! Fine nib. 

 

 

Whats your pick? I can't wait to find out!



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#2 zaddick

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 00:36

New and current production only or used is an option?

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 00:58

Grey striated 144

#4 meiers

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:37

149 OB nib.
OB nibs make my heart sing.

#5 meiers

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:59

Heritage 1912 OB nib with a nice pen case.
This pen is my current favourite. I love the flexibility of that nib. Plus it is retractible.

#6 Cyrille

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:39

Heritage 1912 OB nib with a nice pen case.
This pen is my current favourite. I love the flexibility of that nib. Plus it is retractible.

Could be a great choice for me too as I don't own a 1912 yet or the special edition of the James Dean.


Edited by Cyrille, 07 December 2018 - 08:39.


#7 siamackz

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:27

Could be a great choice for me too as I don't own a 1912 yet or the special edition of the James Dean.

I have the 1912 in OM. It needed some work to wrote well but it does now. My concerns with the pen though are (a) will the lacquer on the brass (or whatever metal the body is) start chipping off over the decades (B) how does this pen open up for quick and easy self service if/when needed (at present I dont think there is any easy way). I am still happy with my purchase though

#8 Reed_thoughts

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:54

Another Twain! But with an OB nib this time.

 

(the one i "have" is my daughter's)



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 16:22

I would go for another 149 but with an OB nib and probably a 146 with something in a fat Med to B width.



#10 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 16:24

A second Collodi with a B nib or another 50's celluloid 149 with an EF nib.



#11 zaddick

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 18:03

Celluloid 149 with a 139 nib



#12 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 18:51

How different is a 139 nib from an early 50's 149 nib?

Celluloid 149 with a 139 nib



#13 zaddick

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 19:39

How different is a 139 nib from an early 50's 149 nib?

I suppose it depends on the specific nib. It could be not much or it could be more flexible. I just don't have one - that's the main problem.  :D



#14 nishant

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 20:16

Its about what I paid for my Guggenheim 4810 on clearance. No better value IMO. Would almost buy a second for that price lol.

#15 ShahYaakov

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 22:53

New and current production only or used is an option?

Used is an option!



#16 zaddick

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 23:53

Good as that is how I went. :)

#17 Lam1

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 00:20

149 Red Gold BB + 146R F


Edited by Lam1, 08 December 2018 - 00:20.


#18 DrPenfection

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 00:35

This stunning pen.  I have drooled over it the very first time I saw it. I would never be able to afford it, but it is stunning.  Pure decadance.  Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco. 

 

OOPS!  It appears I am way over budget! 

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Edited by DrPenfection, 08 December 2018 - 00:40.

Best always,

Deborah (aka DrPenfection)


#19 Seaborn

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:14

Le Petit Prince Holiday gift set I believe is ~$1,100.

Question for you seasoned pen enthusiasts: any reputable online dealers you would recommend?

#20 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:15

That does sound like a serious issue :)

Good luck with your search.

I suppose it depends on the specific nib. It could be not much or it could be more flexible. I just don't have one - that's the main problem.  :D







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