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What's Your Most Recent Mb Purchase? 2020 Edition


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#221 farmdogfan

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 15:35

I found a tiny MB today, judging by the nib it´s a size 0, and it´s a lever filler, i wonder who wrote with this, back then. children or maybe ladies with very small hands.

 

 

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#222 Michael R.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 15:41

Very cool! Looks to be in great condition.

Cheers

Michael

#223 farmdogfan

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 16:30

Thanks.

 

It needs a new sack off course, but i´m more or less going to leave it as it is (eccept for some cleaning up), i can´t write with anyway, being so small, (7,3 cm capped).


Edited by farmdogfan, 02 August 2020 - 16:35.


#224 Tom Kellie

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 17:13

~ farmdogfan:

 

Superb!

 

Despite my large hands, I enjoy writing with tiny fountain pens.

 

Your rare find is a delight.

 

Thank you for posting here for us to enjoy.

 

What a nib!

 

Tom K.



#225 farmdogfan

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 17:23

Thanks Tom.

 

I think this will be to small for most people, i have "normal" size hands and it would be very difficult for me to write with it.



#226 como

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 18:53

farmdogfan: Congratulations on this lovely find! Good it’s lever-filler which is easier to restore. Had it been a safety, good luck fitting a new cork seal for this size!  :D


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#227 farmdogfan

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 18:58

Thank you como.

 

I´m not going to put a sac in it because i won´t be writing with it, i would´nt know where to find a match stick sized sac anyway



#228 como

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 19:11

Amazingly sweet little giant! So fun just to look at. Enjoy!

Thank you como.

 

I´m not going to put a sac in it because i won´t be writing with it, i would´nt know where to find a match stick sized sac anyway



#229 farmdogfan

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 20:14

Thank you sir.



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 15:52

I bought yesterday this beautiful Montblanc 149 :D

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I think it's a 70's pen, but I am not sure. I opened a topic, please feel free to help me come to a conclusion about the age of this pen ;)

http://www.fountainp...-my-149-thread/



#231 Linger

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 12:03

I posted in a separate thread the receipt of my WE 2001 Charles Dickens

 

http://www.fountainp...-dickens/page-2

 

Quite happy with the dimensions of the pen, the slightly flared section, and the precise, crisp-but-soft, fine Fine nib.

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Last week I also held a Rouge et Noir. Completely different feel to that MB. I am leaning towards the tropical brown version (I like the champagne colored section/nib against the brown barrel) but was told it was discontinued and could not be ordered again?



#232 manuela

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 19:28

I have them quite a time, but still very happy about this acquisition .... a triple of Agatha Christie....
came to me for a very reasonable price. They are used with love and with the engrave of the foreign owner.
I love this too ..... no safe queens from an investor.... this pens had more history, somebody used and carried them a lot in his bag ....
I cleaned them, polished them slightly and still use them in the vintage case they come with. First idea was to keep only the fountain pen, but they belong together
I am really proud to have and to use this triple
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#233 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 21:31

Thank you como.

 

I´m not going to put a sac in it because i won´t be writing with it, i would´nt know where to find a match stick sized sac anyway

Hi,

 

here you go:

https://www.vintagep...aa28215bd54f555

 

Very nice find! Fascinating.

 

Best wishes

Jens


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#234 farmdogfan

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 22:07

Thanks for the link Jens, nice to know if i ever should get the urge to resac it.

 

There is a small crack in the nib which also would have to get fixed if i was to write with it, but for the time being i will leave it as it is.

 

 

Regards Per.



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 15:08

Once again FOMO but once again striking lucky...my dealer learned today that although discontinued and no longer in production, Hamburg still had three (3) Heritage Rouge et Noir Tropic Browns left in stock...so one with a F nib will be ground to an EF nib and then head to its new home.



#236 mr_mbp

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 13:24

Over years of collecting I never ventured into Montblanc territory. Recently, I used a Montblanc 146 cursive italic nib in my Conid and found myself continually reaching for it. Well, I did it--I'm taking the leap and have a Martele on the way.


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Posted 16 August 2020 - 02:05

I found a tiny MB today, judging by the nib it´s a size 0, and it´s a lever filler, i wonder who wrote with this, back then. children or maybe ladies with very small hands.

 

 

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Beautiful! Graceful and elegant.

 

Despite reading many threads on re-blackening hard rubber - I'm a big fan of the oxidised brown/olive colour this material can attain. Many of my favourite BHR pens are this colour, I wouldn't dream of changing that.

 

Congratulations on a great find!



#238 farmdogfan

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:09

Thanks CS388, i´m not too keen on that olive/brownish look, so i did give it a little clean up.

 

 

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Edited by farmdogfan, 16 August 2020 - 06:12.


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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:25

I just received the new Writers Edition, the Homage to Victor Hugo with a Medium Nib. Here are a few pictures, sorry about the quality, I only had my phone to take them. The pen is beautiful and extremely elegant. For some reason, in the last few editions, specially with the edition dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéryand and this year's pen, the fit of the cap on the pen is very smooth and satisfying. 

 

The pictures show the face of Jean Valjean, from Les Miserables behind the clip of the pen, which is reminiscent to the bell ringer at Notre Dame. On the nib, you can see the engraving of a gargoyle from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

 

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 04:31

Just placed two ink orders:

 

Dromgoole's

  • Royal Blue
  • James Purdey and Sons Single Malt

 

Anderson

  • Midnight Blue
  • Mystery Black

 

Three "proper" business daily inks and one "fun" ink I have been meaning to get for awhile now. I could have gotten them all from Dromgoole's, but both orders put me into free shipping. Why not spread the business around?








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