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What's Your Most Recent Mb Purchase? 2019 Edition


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#681 PenThing

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 10:35

A beautiful MB Masterpiece 142, F nib, 3-stage piston. Excellent writer, although I guess I am going to need another nib with this pen. F is too thin for my eyes. An oblique (M or B even( would do just fine.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:04

Got these earlier this year. I like that they are a bit hefty and very comfortable to hold.

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#683 desidude02

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 21:54

New inks, all the hues of the blues and then some more including orange and pop pink. Forgot to take picture of golden yellow.

Colors uplift my mood.

Steve

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#684 loganrah

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:43

I just folded and bought my first Montblanc in the Black Friday sales: a 149 Calligraphy. Now to check the tracking incessantly until it arrives. 



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 20:00

I have finally acquired my first Montblanc - a vintage, late 70s 149 with a three-color 18c nib, solid ebonite feed, and plastic piston threads. It's a very wet medium, and I may have it tuned to be a bit finer to suit my taste - though this seems almost wasteful...you can never put that tipping back...



#686 Lam1

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 00:54

My latest acquisitions arrived today (sorry for the quick cell phone pic). 

 

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The 149 Calligraphy is inked with the Ultramarine. Spent the afternoon writing with it and I love it.

 

The notebook was a gift from the wonderful folks at LCdC! Very fast, and wonderful service as always. Everything arrived individually packed like this (as usual):

 

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:20

What a nice gift. I order a lot from them and get nothing but delays and lack of communication as my free gifts.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:03

What a nice gift. I order a lot from them and get nothing but delays and lack of communication as my free gifts.

 

Sorry to hear that, Zaddick!

 

I also order a lot from them (three packages arrived this week alone). But, the gift was because of the Black Friday. It seems they were giving something for those that bought MB, Cross and another brand that I can't remember.

 

I usually don't mind things taking a little longer to ship, given their pricing (besides, I usually preorder, so I have to wait anyway). But during Black Friday, everything I ordered was in stock and they shipped via DHL, so it arrived very quickly.



#689 Tom Kellie

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:46

My latest acquisitions arrived today (sorry for the quick cell phone pic). 

 

The 149 Calligraphy is inked with the Ultramarine. Spent the afternoon writing with it and I love it.

 

The notebook was a gift from the wonderful folks at LCdC! Very fast, and wonderful service as always. Everything arrived individually packed like this (as usual):

 

~ Lam1:

 

What a group of December goodies!

 

Those are inks which I enjoy.

 

Please let us know more about your 149 Calligraphy writing experience, after more time passes.

 

That notebook is a lovely gift.

 

Happy Writing!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:07

It was not easy to get one but I finally did..

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#691 Tom Kellie

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 00:47

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A Second Bottle of Montblanc Petrol Blue

 



#692 Tom Kellie

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 13:43

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Montblanc Great Characters, Walt Disney Ink



#693 Tom Kellie

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:51

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:16

Finally got a NOS Jules Verne with a B nib  :D

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#695 Tom Kellie

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:51

~ Axis:

 

Thank you for sharing the images here.

 

Congratulations on such an excellent acquisition.

 

That's an especially eye-pleasing pen, with a B nib.

 

What a nice way to conclude 2019!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 20:36

I finally purchased a used Hemingway, Fine Nib, in excellent condition! I have yet to ink it up, but glad to have it in my collection.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 23:04

Have james purdey on the way!! Cant wait for this rustic pen

#698 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:09

I finally purchased a used Hemingway, Fine Nib, in excellent condition! I have yet to ink it up, but glad to have it in my collection.

 

~ Toll:

 

Wow! You did it!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Thank you for the very nice photo.

 

Happy writing in 2020!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 12:39

 

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Congratulations to the new ink in your collection. ... definitely this one is not practical for me. 


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Posted 26 December 2019 - 19:08

Dear FPN Community and MB-Friends,

 

It was a challenging year for me with more with more downs than ups. (Nothing really serious but kind of frustrating.)

In addition to that my Montblanc year was not satisfying so far:

- I bought red Montblanc M ballpoint pen which I really liked. But unfortunately I lost it during a trip to the U.S. this summer.

- After that I did a very spontaneous purchase: The new Starwalker fountain pen. But I have to admit, that it is not doing so much to me as I hoped. I am only using it from time to time for short notes. It is my first Montblanc purchase which I am regretting a bit. (Sometimes I am considering selling it.)

- Three weeks ago one of my favourite writers, my Meisterstück Ultra Black Classique, slipped out of my hand and now it is damaged. I will send it to service next week.

 

So I decided to give a special Montblanc gift to myself. I considered several pens: 
- The Beatles

- Walt Disney

- John F. Kennedy in blue

 

Finally I decided to go with the JFK (the beatles is still on my list) and I am really enjoying it so far. I got it with a fine nib and it is writing really excellent. Looks like my Montblanc year has come to a happy end. :-)

 

Merry Christimas and have good start into 2020!

 

Regards

Christian

 

 

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