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At last I found some time to start a new topic on FPN, that's the problem with a time consuming job. Just a couple of days ago, our member James ( thank you for the excellent idea of the Review Index ) made a suggestion to use the Iphone. Well, a bit less quality but much quicker to have the job done than a Nikon. Since I am obsessed by the number 9 nib and Montblanc seems to keep this one reserved for the 149 ( yes there are the Hemingway and the Dumas, but that's all folks ) one has to go vintage to find some other 9ers. The only 2 other models with this nib are the 139 and the 129. In the beginning I didn't even know there was a 129. During the search of a decent 139, one of the welknown restorers said he had a 129 for sale. That decision was quickly made. So here the 3 are together Montblancs trinity: 129-139-149. All have the 9 nib and silver rings. The 129 is a pushknobfiller, both the two others have the telescopic pistonfiller.The inkfeed is the skislope one on all 3. All are in regular use, as you can see on the 139 inkwindow. Here's some pictures. There is also a writing example of all 3, sorry but my handwriting isn't as good as the pens are, professional deformity.
First, take a look at this auction on eBay. Ignoring the fact that the seller is using erfobay's pictures, the fact that s/he's selling an MB 139 (as well as a MB 129 L, an extremely rare 'pregnant' Parker and a Waterman overlay FP) w/in a 24-hour period along w/old drumsets, stuffed animals, binoculars, etc., makes me wonder whether this is: - a scam or account hijacking? (If so, I don't see the usual tip-offs of separate email, alternative payment instructions, etc.) - a person who's lucky but is utterly clueless about FPs? (yes, they exist...see definition of Sumgai) What do you think? EDIT: fixed errors