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Hi and greetings from Finland. I found an old Astoria pen, from my fathers belongings. There is manual in Finnish and as you can see it's for Montblanc pens, so I thought that could this pen be from years 1932 to 1936 when Montblanc bought Astoria and still used it's name to produce pens? Any other thoughts on the pen? Any idea how rare this is?

 

I bought some ink and filled it and it worked great. I have never before even wrote with a fountain pen, so it was nice to find this pen. But please do tell anything you might know about this brand or pen.

 

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That doesn't really seems a 1936 pen..., and the instruction sheet refers to a Montblanc model produced after the war.

 

So, in my ignorance, this seems an evidence that Montblanc continued production of Astoria branded pens also after 1936, perhaps just in some countries.

 

It's a really interesting find.

 

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That doesn't really seems a 1936 pen..., and the instruction sheet refers to a Montblanc model produced after the war.

 

So, in my ignorance, this seems an evidence that Montblanc continued production of Astoria branded pens also after 1936, perhaps just in some countries.

 

It's a really interesting find.

 

Simone

 

I am not very knowledgeable on Montblancs but that manual does indeed look more recent than the 1930s.

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The packaging has an early-60's look to my eye, especially the instruction sheet with the aqua ink and Helvetica text.

 

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The packaging has an early-60's look to my eye, especially the instruction sheet with the aqua ink and Helvetica text.

 

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The half covered nib model was introduced around 1959, so that's at least the lower limit.

 

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