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What's Your Most Recent Mb Purchase? 2020 Edition


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#1 RMN

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:28

This is the new 2020 version of the MB Purchases topic.

 

 

The old one can be found at:

 

 

http://www.fountainp...29#entry4289129

 

 

Enjoy

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 22:58

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:52

149 Platinum (by the way: excellent service provided by Joost Appelboom!). Instead of my default choice (EF nib), I decided to try something slightly different, but I’m not convinced so far: the Fine nib is way too broad. The pen will then probably fly to Mike Masuyama or John Sorowka for a nib adjustment. That said, the ink flow is good and the “writing feeling” is smooth. And the 149 is gorgeous as always.  :)
 

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#4 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:51

149 Platinum (by the way: excellent service provided by Joost Appelboom!). Instead of my default choice (EF nib), I decided to try something slightly different, but I’m not convinced so far: the Fine nib is way too broad. The pen will then probably fly to Mike Masuyama or John Sorowka for a nib adjustment. That said, the ink flow is good and the “writing feeling” is smooth. And the 149 is gorgeous as always.  :)

 

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Congratulations!

 

Your Platinum 149 is lovely.

 

Thank you for the very nice photograph.

 

Tom K.



#5 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:52

~ reduziert:

 

I like your pen case images.

 

Thank you for posting them.

 

Tom K.



#6 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:53

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A Third Bottle of Montblanc Homer Greek Blue



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:41

Congratulations Tom !!

 

You seem to finish them real quick .

 

That's a lot of writing.

 

Enjoy  :)

 

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A Third Bottle of Montblanc Homer Greek Blue

 



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:42

Would not be time for a 2020 Edition of this thread?

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 16:38

First pen of 2020, the Great Characters Alfred Hitchcock limited edition 3000:

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#10 Tom Kellie

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 16:50

~ Cyrille:

 

Your Alfred Hitchcock nib images are superb.

 

Thank you for posting them here.

 

That's truly a very special fountain pen for 2020.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 21:23

Great pen, congratulations (I have the RB)! The only minor “downside” is the need of regular cleaning - the “vertigo pattern” tends to collect dust. That said, it remains a gorgeous pen. 
 

First pen of 2020, the Great Characters Alfred Hitchcock limited edition 3000:

 

 


Edited by A1979, 14 January 2020 - 21:27.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 23:08

I picked up this Montblanc lot on eBay last week. Everything seems to be authentic and I'm kind of loving the nineties Le Grand 161 ballpoint. Surprising as I'm not usually a ballpoint fan. (I picked this up mostly for the 2 pen case, but happy to have a matching ballpoint for my 146 and 147.) The single pen case was actually listed as a cigar case, but seems to be the Florence.

 

Everything is in good used condition, instead of the "like new" described for two of the items. I'm not sure if $250 was a good deal or just fair considering.

 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 00:22

I picked up this Montblanc lot on eBay last week. Everything seems to be authentic and I'm kind of loving the nineties Le Grand 161 ballpoint. Surprising as I'm not usually a ballpoint fan. (I picked this up mostly for the 2 pen case, but happy to have a matching ballpoint for my 146 and 147.) The single pen case was actually listed as a cigar case, but seems to be the Florence.

 

Everything is in good used condition, instead of the "like new" described for two of the items. I'm not sure if $250 was a good deal or just fair considering.

 

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Very nice!  Looks like a winner to me!  


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:19

I picked up this Montblanc lot on eBay last week. Everything seems to be authentic and I'm kind of loving the nineties Le Grand 161 ballpoint. Surprising as I'm not usually a ballpoint fan. (I picked this up mostly for the 2 pen case, but happy to have a matching ballpoint for my 146 and 147.) The single pen case was actually listed as a cigar case, but seems to be the Florence.

 

Everything is in good used condition, instead of the "like new" described for two of the items. I'm not sure if $250 was a good deal or just fair considering.

 

~ DilettanteG:

 

That's a very nice group of items.

 

As I love Florence pen cases, I'm glad to see yours.

 

Thank you for posting the image here.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:37

Thanks guys. Buying Montblanc on eBay is always a bit of a gamble, so I'm relieved that they seem genuine. The Florence was a nice surprise as I thought it was a cigar case and I don't actually smoke. I am a little worried that I'll feel compelled to buy a 149 Calligraphy to fill it, even though I'm pretty sure it will be way too big for me. 

 

Who knows, maybe my Pelikan M1000 will want to go on a trip?



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 15:54

Today I found my first 2020 Montblanc, it is a 333 1/2 model which is in fantastic conditions.

 

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The gold plated steel nib seems to have some flexibility, but I have not yet tried it.

 

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:51

I did it!  I ordered the Montblanc Great Characters JFK Special Edition in blue with a BB nib from Fritz Schimpf.  Forgive me if you have seen a similar post on other threads.  I am just so excited!  It will be here in a few weeks.   :D


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:45

I did it!  I ordered the Montblanc Great Characters JFK Special Edition in blue with a BB nib from Fritz Schimpf.  Forgive me if you have seen a similar post on other threads.  I am just so excited!  It will be here in a few weeks.   :D

 

:)

i can feel your excitement. enjoy!



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 17:47

I just got a 149 with an O3B. This nib is really fun to use!



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 21:33

Finally bit the bullet and bought a Sienna three pen case for my Burgundy Le Grand set. This is the first time I've bought anything by MB in new condition with all the packaging, thanks to a very kind fellow enthusiast on FPN. I was very pleased to the see the quality is just as good as my other MB cases from the nineties. (I was a little concerned as my new Pelikan two pen pouch is a shadow of my older Pelikan three pen.) Glad to see Montblanc is still making a really quality product.

 

On the other hand the MB case cost almost three times as much as my Pelikan case. So, maybe not a fair comparison.

 

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