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Blue Stripe M1000 With 20K Nib?


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Take a look at the following eBay listing:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pelikan-M1000-Medium-Nib-/331466376205?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

 

The seller claims that this is a blue stripe M1000, although it looks like an M800. I inquired about it, and he states it is a special edition with a 22k nib, although the photograph shows it to be 20k. In the listing, he states that the nib is 18k. Does this guys have something unusual, or is he blowing smoke?

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I am not aware of the 1000 in a blue stripe...I thought only the green stripe, and in black. But I'm sure there are folks more familiar with Pelikan that can provide a definitive answer.

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I believe that it is a blue striped M800, not an M1000, but I couldn't be sure without measurements. There is no blue striped M1000 that I'm aware of. If it's an M800, it looks like it would date roughly 1999-2003. The 20C nib is unusual but actually legitimate. These are/were produced for the Asian market. I see nothing suspect about the pen other than its classification as an M1000. Everything else looks to be genuine Pelikan.

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It would appear that the value of this pen is more dependent on the rarity of the nib than the size of the pen. The seller still doesn't know what he has, since in his listing he states the nib is 18k, and in his answer to my question, he states it is 22k. It is good to know about these 20k nibs--thanks for your help!

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A question to specialists,

 

I understand Pelikan has produced some versions with 20k nibs for far east markets only, for competing with 21k nibs by Salior

 

Is it true?

 

Best regards from Mexico,

 

Julio

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A question to specialists,

 

I understand Pelikan has produced some versions with 20k nibs for far east markets only, for competing with 21k nibs by Salior

 

Is it true?

 

Best regards from Mexico,

 

Julio

 

Apparently so. See Sargetalon's post above--he's a Pelikan expert. I wonder if these 20k nibs feel any different from the 18k ones.

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The nib is an M800 nib.

M1000 nibs have another design.

The nib could be from a Toledo, shown here:

 

https://www.rothemel.de/en/Pelikan/Models/Souveraen-Series/M900-M910/index.html

 

The only 20k Pelikan nibs I knew are from this Toledo.

 

I have one of the original 500 M900s that were made for the American market. We were told by Pelikan that no more of these would be made, so it was a little irksome when they started up again. I believe there is a serial number on the original series, along with the "W. Germany" on the cap.

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Apparently so. See Sargetalon's post above--he's a Pelikan expert. I wonder if these 20k nibs feel any different from the 18k ones.

I'm not an expert, just an enthusiast who has a passion for Pelikans. Dominic is also very knowledgeable. These 20C nibs have graced the M8xx line and some Toledos intended for the Asian market. I have seen them on an M800, an M850, and a Toldeo and those are the only models I have ever seen them on. I'm told that they write no differently than their 18C counterparts.

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That is an interesting pen. The price is reasonable, I guess, although I have no interest in it.

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