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What's Your Most Recent Mb Purchase? 2020 Edition


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#261 fpupulin

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 18:39

Here in Costa Rica you are not allowed to buy inks and legally import them into the country. They are considered "chemicals" and you need a special permit, and to contract the permanent services of a chemist as the "regent" of your inks stock, to inform authorities about your use and disposal of it... So, when the only reseller of Montblanc products in does not have a given ink available, you simply have no chances.

 

Fortunately, my wife came back yesterday after one year of postdoc studios in Germany, so I ask her to bring back these:

 

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Permanent Black has become my ink of choice for my 149 Calligraphy, and I decided to give a try also to the Permanent Blue...



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#262 kulnet

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 20:12

I picked up a bottle of Corn Poppy yesterday. I'm happy to have it in my collection.



#263 Pennenut

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 20:51

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I recently purchased the Petit Prince and Planet fountain pen with an EF nib. Today I have noticed plating discolouration or plating loss on the dome of the cap. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

#264 5Cavaliers

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 23:30

 

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This does look like a lovely ink.   I love the color and the shading!   Thank you, Tom K. for sharing it with us.  


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#265 admmarcos

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 23:48

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I recently purchased the Petit Prince and Planet fountain pen with an EF nib. Today I have noticed plating discolouration or plating loss on the dome of the cap. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

This is really unacceptable! The higher the price, the less quality? I should contact the seller and ask for repair.



#266 Jarod

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 00:05

This is really unacceptable! The higher the price, the less quality? I should contact the seller and ask for repair.

 

If the pen was bought through an authorized MB dealer or directly through MB, the pen should have a warranty. If the pen was bought from another type of seller, and if the pen was sold "as is", there's not much that can be done, I believe. I would read the fine print and pursue it further.



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 14:44

One of the very last! One of the last three on stock at Montblanc in fact. The Rouge et Noir Tropic Brown with an EF nib for quick note-taking on non-critical/"bad"/office paper.

 

A slim pen, but a very nice vintage look, with a stellar colour combination, with eyes on the snake, and with a surprising hefty weight/feel overall.

 

A nice little pen occupying a small niche in my collection, which consists of larger pens, in general.

 

 

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#268 AndyLogan

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 15:27

With a few hours to spare, finally did an online purchase at PenCraft, the local MB AD in the south, they had an ongoing 18% discount running til the end of the month. Got the Le Grand Le Petit Prince Planet FP, ink & notebook. Not only was I supporting the local store, I was also pleased with the savings I got. Now for the long wait for a nib exchange from an M to an OM.

 

And looking at the La Couronne du Comte site, seems they have another L.E. blue ink:

 

 

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Edited by AndyLogan, 31 August 2020 - 15:29.

"Storyteller, unfold thy words untold!"


#269 Uncial

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 23:21

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I recently purchased the Petit Prince and Planet fountain pen with an EF nib. Today I have noticed plating discolouration or plating loss on the dome of the cap. Has anyone else encountered this problem?


It seems to be missing the engraved quotation also

#270 Uncial

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 23:03

With a few hours to spare, finally did an online purchase at PenCraft, the local MB AD in the south, they had an ongoing 18% discount running til the end of the month. Got the Le Grand Le Petit Prince Planet FP, ink & notebook. Not only was I supporting the local store, I was also pleased with the savings I got. Now for the long wait for a nib exchange from an M to an OM.
 
And looking at the La Couronne du Comte site, seems they have another L.E. blue ink:
 
 
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It's a very grey blue. Very similar to L'artisan Pastellier Olifants
 
 
 
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#271 ljmudit

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:04

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As a long time Noodlers Heart of Darkness user, I was recently converted into Montblanc Permanent Black while admiring some amazing calligraphy work by fpupulin sir. It's quite dryer than HOD which brings out stubbiness of my 149's broad nib. Dries with a shiny finish unlike the matte finish on HOD. And yes, no bleedthrough/ghosting even on the cheapest of papers and especially on Leuchtturm which is a nightmare to use with Noodlers or even Pilot inks. Loving this ink right now and I'm on my third fill since I bought it a week back. 


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#272 Cyrille

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 20:47

Some great things arrived today. Next will be the Egyptomania Doué fountain pen and the pen pouch when received by my reseller :)

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 22:41

My notebook arrived this morning. Very pleased with it.

#274 Mariusz888

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 19:59

My last purchase. The nib is F - I was supposed to replace it, but I think it will stay because it is so precise that you can write even small letters. (Photos from the smartphone for now.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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#275 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 17:20

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