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  1. Hi everyone, (By the way, I'm fairly new to pen collecting, so I apologize if I say something stupid). My brother wants to buy me a special pen. After a lot of consideration and procrastination, (I think) I have decided on the Montblanc Writers Edition Shakespeare pen. It's a beautiful pen, and given that it commemorates Shakespeare, I don't think it will ever go out of style (of course, it's a gift from my brother, not an investment -- I'm not really expecting to part with it in my lifetime). When I was first looking, I could buy the fountain pen (Fine nib) for around $950 (
  2. CosmologicalPerspective

    Fake Montblanc Pens on OfferUp

    This is my first post on FPN, but I have been seen a lot of scams on OfferUp with fake Montblancs selling for the price of genuine ones. I want to show you guys one particular example of a gentleman selling a Writer's edition "new with original box" including our interesting conversation in which I let him know it is fake, but I would like you all to see for yourselves. I have already reported it but I doubt OfferUp will take action. What should I do if they do not delete the post?
  3. Mont Blanc - Jungle Green (Writer's Edition 2019 - Homage to R. Kipling) The 2019 Mont Blanc Writer's Edition pen pays homage to Rudyard Kipling, the English author who's probably most remembered for his tales centering on Mowgli and the wolf pack. But Kipling was also a poet, best known for the 1910 poem "If—". When a Writer's Edition pen appears, you can be sure that there is an LE ink in its wake. Accompanying this Writer's Edition pen comes the aptly named corresponding LE ink "Jungle Green." The ink's packaging looks lovely, with a design inspired by the famous poem "If—" and
  4. "Humanity can live without science, it can live without bread, but it cannot live without beauty. Without beauty, there would be nothing left to do in this life. Here the secret lies. Here lies the entire story." Dostoevsky. The Montblanc Writers Edition Dostoevsky fountain pen was released in 1997 with a 'limited' number of 16,300 fountain pens. It is a suitably moody pen for a writer who often plunged the dark depths of the human psyche, yet it's moodiness comes with a terrible beauty too. When Montblanc get their designs right, they really do get them right, producing miniature little wor
  5. TodaErika

    Real Edger Allan Poe Or Not?

    Hi everyone, thanks for this wonderful place to discuss Montblanc pens. Even though I just registered this account a few days ago, I have learned a lot from this site for quite a long time. I recently bought a writer's edition, Edger Allan Poe, on therealreal.com, (this is not an ad, because I really don't trust much on this web). I can basically determine that it is authentic, but I really want a second opinion. The sticker seems low-quality and the weight is less than what I expected, because I used to believe the out-wear is made of some stone-like material. Thank you very much! The followi
  6. It's been awhile since I've written a review, my last one being 3 years ago. Of late, I've been making it a habit to rotate my pens, to the tune of every 2-4 weeks. One of the Montblanc Writer's Edition receiving less love than their peers is certainly the Kafka. Hence my choice today Price: I bought this at the London WES in 2013 from a dealer for 450 GBP/560 Euros, being told it was 'mint' but anyone who's bought a pen or two could tell that wasn't true, from the number of micro scratches found on the pens which you would get with use. But the condition was good, the nib acceptable to w
  7. penmaxwell919

    Which We Would You Choose?

    I have a opportunity to buy one of these WE. I wish I could get both but they aren't normal priced exactly. It's between a Leo Tolstoy or an Antoine de Saint Exupery. I like both of them. Which one would you choose and would there be other reasons you would take into consideration besides personal preference?
  8. penmaxwell919

    Exchanging Writer's Edition Pens

    I have been a longtime lurker since last August, when I started using fountain pens, and reading articles here and other's posts have been enough to help me solve a lot of the problems that I've encountered. But now I have a problem that I have found some information on but it is contradicting other posts so I want to ask others from this community for the most up to date information and advice. I have discovered Montblanc's Writer's Edition recently and immediately got hooked. My first purchase was a Dumas with a medium nib, but after inking it up and filling around 10 pages, I've conclud
  9. Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; and each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. It is still December here - just about - and the embers in my fire have died completely as the winds of storm 'Frank' run around the corners of my house and rap the doors. There is, however, not a bird in sight; just my cat and nothing more. This pen was a bit of an impulse buy for me but one I am glad I pulled the trigger on as I believe it can be rather difficult to source. It is a limited edition, like all of the Writers Editions, if 14,000 units counts as limited. It ta
  10. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter–tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning– So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Every year, since 1992, Montblanc has been releasing a limited edition pen to celebrate the great writer's of the world of literature as part of its Writers Edition fountain pens (and also sets). Of all pens developed on a theme I find these to be the most successful in terms of producing beautiful
  11. linusgc

    Opinions Needed!

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the network and was wondering if you could help me decide on my next pen purchase. I am currently torn between a 90th Anniversary 149, Miles Davis, Shakespeare and a Jules Verne. Do please explain the pros and cons if you think there are any that I should be aware of. I honestly wish I could purchase more than one but wife life does not allow for it. Thank you in advance! -Linus GC
  12. before the photos, I apologize for the quality of the photos, taking them is not a strength of mine. There are three sets of photos Firstly some photos of the new Shakespeare pen, note book and ink bottle http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/brandon_amos/IMG_0059_zpsec1mcfoy.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/brandon_amos/IMG_0060_zpsofjycl4n.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/brandon_amos/IMG_0061_zps9efbf8ww.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/brandon_amos/IMG_0062_zpsgf7d6smp.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/brandon_amos/IMG_
  13. Hi everyone, I'm a fairly new and definitely inexperienced collector (and I'm 21-years-old). I've loved pens for several years, but I don't have a lot of money to spend on pens. However, something amazing happened: long story short, my brother (not a pen collector) wants to give me ~$1,000 to buy the pen of my dreams. This isn't a minor decision for me -- this pen will become, by far, the most expensive thing I own. The problem? I had no clue I'd ever have this much money to spend on a pen. And so I really don't know what to get. My brother and I went to the MB store and we looked at the
  14. I found out from my friendly pen dealer that the 2016 Writers Edition will be William Shakespeare. I believe this is to commemorate 400 years since the death of the writer. This would be an interesting pen to have...
  15. UphillGil

    Montblanc Nib Feed Diameter Size?

    I am talking about the diameter size of the nib portion that goes into the feed (the opposite end of the nib tip). The nib feed diameter, not tipping size (fine, broad, italic). What is the diameter in mm of a Montblanc 149 and a Montblanc Writer's Edition? I am interested in both of those nib units but I don't know what the writer's edition sizing is. I know 149s are size 9 and I know the writer's edition is smaller, but how much smaller. I want to know what size the writer's edition sized nib feed can fit into and preferably exact diameter of it and also the exact diameter of the 149. (9.1,
  16. ia123

    Montblanc 2016

    Next year, 2016, Montblanc celebrates its 110th anniversary. It will release the memorial writing Instruments and other items. If you get Information about the products, let's write in this thread!!
  17. Here is my Montblanc rotation team (The Oscar Wilde is visiting Germany due to piston issues). The one that have gotten more use over the years is the Agatha, followed by the 149 and Dumas. Jose
  18. I've used these two pens so much that the signature on the caps is basically gone. I love it though, it reminds me of a used (but yet beautiful) vintage Fender Stratocaster. Jose
  19. Hello, so after years of "sobriety" from my pen addiction I've gone into a MB writers edition binge. The result of one of these binges was an apparently un-inked (Boxes/papers) Dostoevsky which I received with a broken piston. I attempted to then drown my sorrows with my Oscar Wilde which I've had for many years and the entire piston assembly came off. So the Dostoevsky has been shipped back to the seller while the Oscar Wilde will probably be visiting his birthplace in Germany. By the way I took a photo of the "precious resin" of the Wilde. It appears to be a thin acrylic or maybe celluloid a
  20. Hi, I received my MB Edgar Allan Poe fountain pen from GoPens today. It is one of the most beautiful pens I've ever seen. A BLUE Montblanc! I'm in heaven. When I unscrewed the piston, however, I noticed that it didn't unscrew very far. I've inked the pen and am writing with it quite happily. But, I am wondering about the ink capacity of the pen. It just didn't seem like it sucked up much ink with so few turns of the piston. I've looked on the MB website and Googled, but I can't find the specs for this pen. I am afraid to twist the piston past what seems to be the stopping point, though
  21. elysee

    Shock / Surprise Of The Day

    During the past five years or so, I have been watching for, bidding on, and losing eBay auctions for Montblanc Writers Edition Oscar Wilde ballpoint pens. For the latest Oscar Wilde ballpoint pen auction of interest to me, I bid, was outbid, and then bid again, as usual, several times during the duration of the auction. Not expecting to win, since I never have in the past, I bid once again this afternoon before taking my sister to the train station. When I checked the listing for the auction ending price a couple hours ago, I was shocked and surprised to find that I had won the auction! T
  22. Against common sense, my better nature (and pocketbook), I'm considering bidding on the MB Voltaire FP in this eBay auction. With that said, I know the maxim "If it looks too good to be true, it usually is" applies particularly well to eBay auctions. As I'm more familiar with vintage MBs, can anyone who knows the WEs tell me whether this pen looks authentic and/or how I might decide whether it's just a scam? Thanks in advance for any help/advice/commentary/constructive criticism/slaps-to-the-side-of-the-head!
  23. I just received a MB WE Carlo Collodi and am looking for recommendations for an ink. Up to this point, my only inks have been black, blue/black and an occasional blue. I am ready to branch out a little, but still not to far... I would like to find a deep, dark, rich brown similar to the color of the pen. I realize there is a MB Carlo Collodi ink but it appears to be lighter with more orange than the color of the pen. But if anyone does have there pen filled with the matching ink, I would be interested in hearing your opinion too. Thank you in advance.
  24. Z-Tab

    Writers Edition Nibs

    I apologize if this has been discussed before, I tried to search through the old threads about WE pens. In every thread about the Writers Edition pens, people talk about how one edition or another has a particularly smooth or soft or springy nib, but I can't find any details on differences between the WE nibs themselves apart from the designs on them. Are the nibs different in a way that would be consistent throughout any given edition (e.g. all properly tuned Poe nibs have X quality)? How much is dependent on the person using the pen? How do they compare to the 146es produced in their ye
  25. Smurf

    Fake Jules Verne?

    Noticed a strange looking pen in my *bay feed this afternoon - 171164399891. Seems to have Jules Verne furniture, but is advertised with a "resin" body. This is the first time I've noticed an attempt at a WE - have there been others?





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