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#21 John-XXII

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 22:23

I really enjoy this thread. Montblanc fountain pens are amazing and i particularly like the craftsmanship on their nibs.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 22:29

 

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1993 Montblanc Writers Edition Agatha Christie F Nib

 

 

Lovely collections!  I always wondered why MB chose the snake motif for this pen/nib.  I've read the official MB explanation, but it seems to me it would have been better suited to a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle version (The Speckled Band).



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 15:03

 

Lovely collections!  I always wondered why MB chose the snake motif for this pen/nib.  I've read the official MB explanation, but it seems to me it would have been better suited to a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle version (The Speckled Band).

 

When they came out with the Agatha, they were new at the limited edition/Writers Edition game.  The pen design is meant to recall early Montblancs which didn't have a clip, so people would attach a third-party clip, and a very popular style was the snake (I've also seen a monkey clip and an elephant clip).  You can buy a snake clip from maxpens.de to put on a Safety Pen, as shown on this page: http://www.maxpens.d...lder/6erred.htm

 

I think the mental association they were trying for was snake --> poison --> Agatha Christie,  mystery writer queen of poisons,


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 19:35

Hello, 

 

 
I agree with the interpretation of Kalessin.
 
We must also consider the context and opportunity in which the limited series of writers began incipiently.
 
For now it was part of the Meisterstück line, a situation that was maintained until 1999 with the Marcel Proust edition, the last one to be sold as Montblanc Meisterstück, so the writers series was part of that line for 7 editions.
 
In addition, the first editions of the writers editions series are, to a greater or lesser extent, reprints or reinterpretations of classic and / or vintage Montblanc models.
 
I have a research work that I have done in this regard, but I can not publish it because the photographs do not belong to me, but I can give you a reference.
 
Hemingway / Meisterstück 139
 
Agatha Christie / Safety No. 12
 
Oscar Wilde / Safety No. 25
                    Masterpiece Pushbuttonfillers No. 25 Lapisblue on Blue
                      Lapis Blue No. 20 Lever Filler
                      Coral Hard Red No. 25 Lever Filler
 
Voltaire / Montblanc L72
               Montblanc L71 & 73
 
Dumas / Meisterstück 139
 
Dostoevsky / Safety No. 25
 
Edgard Allan Poer / Montblanc 234 Lapislazuli Piston Filler c. 1935 - 1936
                                 Montblanc 235 Piston Filler c. 1935 - 1936
                                 Meisterstück 134 & 136, Tear Clip War Time c. 1942 - 1946
 
Marcel Proust / Safety No. 15 Octagonal 900
                          Montblanc Pencil No. 1 Octagonal 900 Silver
                          Montblanc Sarastro Pencil Octagonal No. 10 Sterling Silver c.1935
 
Schiller / Simplo Safety 414 k 314
               Safety Octagonal No. 6 c. 1924 -1928
 
F Scott Fitzgerald / Montblanck K 25 Black & Pearl Long Top
                                Montblanck L 25 Long Top
                                Montblanck L 30
                                Montblanck L 35
 
From that moment on, the editions have been more free creations that incorporate more or less elements linked to the author that pretend to homage.

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 19:48

When they came out with the Agatha, they were new at the limited edition/Writers Edition game.  The pen design is meant to recall early Montblancs which didn't have a clip, so people would attach a third-party clip, and a very popular style was the snake (I've also seen a monkey clip and an elephant clip).  You can buy a snake clip from maxpens.de to put on a Safety Pen, as shown on this page: http://www.maxpens.d...lder/6erred.htm
 
I think the mental association they were trying for was snake --> poison --> Agatha Christie,  mystery writer queen of poisons,


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:25

MB 149 75th. Anniv. Rose Gold Ltd Ed.CA55986C-B4AA-4CFC-BA47-BADF813E1ABF.jpeg

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:38

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 20:13

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2002 Montblanc Writers Edition Jules Verne M Nib

 

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Very Early Scuba Diving (2002 Montblanc Writers Edition Jules Verne Nib Detail)



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 20:43

Hello:

A miniature of beautifull.

Mozart special edition 75th Anniversary.

 

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And, simple but elegant, Oscar Wilde Special Writers Edition 1994.

 

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 19:11

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2004 Montblanc Writers Edition Franz Kafka M Nib



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2005 Montblanc Writers Edition Miguel de Cervantes B Nib

 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 17:42

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2006 Montblanc Writers Edition Virginia Woolf OB Nib



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 17:46

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2008 Montblanc Writers Edition George Bernard Shaw M Nib



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 19:08


12 Verne IMG_1985.jpg

 

2002 Montblanc Writers Edition Jules Verne M Nib

 

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Very Early Scuba Diving (2002 Montblanc Writers Edition Jules Verne Nib Detail)


Being picky, it's not early scuba. It is a diving helmet. Scuba is an acronym where S stands for self and C is contained. These diving helmets needed to have air hoses to the surface operation by another person and were thus not self contained.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 19:11


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2004 Montblanc Writers Edition Franz Kafka M Nib


One of my all time favorites of nib engraving.

Great pics.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:45

One of my all time favorites of nib engraving.

Great pics.

Being picky, it's not early scuba. It is a diving helmet. Scuba is an acronym where S stands for self and C is contained. These diving helmets needed to have air hoses to the surface operation by another person and were thus not self contained.



An accurate and adequate clarification.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:33

Amazing!!!



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 14:53

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Montblanc Special Edition “Les Splendeurs de Paris



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 20:17

One of my all time favorites of nib engraving.

Great pics.

 

I've been looking at these nibs and some of them I really like. I agree with you about the Kafka nib, it's so iconic for, Kafka's Metamorphosis. 

 

Cervantes nib is also iconic.   



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2010 Montblanc Writers Edition Jules Verne M Nib







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