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Several little things had gone wrong today, so when I went to pick up a package from the post office I was convinced the Boheme it contained was going to be a fake.

 

The eBay seller obviously wasn't a pen specialist, the photos weren't great, and it was advertised as a used Montblanc pen, no box. But it was a bargain, and returns were accepted, so worth a punt, I thought.

 

So I was surprised when I opened it to find the pen indeed had no box - instead it had been sent in a two-pen Montblanc pouch!

 

It's not in good condition and has been well used - any ideas on reconditioning it?

 

But the pen does seem to be genuine, and despite still having a cartridge in - who knows how long it had been in there - it wrote first time.

 

Bohemes have been a lucky pen for me!

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Congratulations - it's nice when things work out your way! BTW, what Boheme did you receive?

 

FWIW, the Boheme is not an old pen, so I think that MB will probably still have a supply of parts to replace those 'well-loved' parts on your pen if you sent it in for basic servicing.

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Congratulations - it's nice when things work out your way! BTW, what Boheme did you receive?

 

FWIW, the Boheme is not an old pen, so I think that MB will probably still have a supply of parts to replace those 'well-loved' parts on your pen if you sent it in for basic servicing.

 

I think she means the leather, maybe leather honey or chamberlains leather milk #1

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Thanks - yes, it's the case that's showing signs of being well-used, the pen is much cleaner than I was expecting. It's a Boheme Bleu - I'll try to post some pix when I have a bit more time.

 

Oh, and ahem, I'm a she!

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Thanks - yes, it's the case that's showing signs of being well-used, the pen is much cleaner than I was expecting. It's a Boheme Bleu - I'll try to post some pix when I have a bit more time.

 

Oh, and ahem, I'm a she!

 

Changed it ;), then yeah leather cleaner + conditioner is all you can do, my sister got some from Vélez for her bags but it's a Colombian company probably not in england, perhaps something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Renapur-Ltd-Leather-Balsam-200ml/dp/B005EBNZTI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435022072&sr=8-2&keywords=leather+cleaner+conditioner

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Thank you! Yes, I've got some stuff to renovate leather, should have thought of that! Will give it a go ....

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Thank you! Yes, I've got some stuff to renovate leather, should have thought of that! Will give it a go ....

LOL I was just going to suggest using whatever you use on your tack (I assume you ride given your profile pic ;) ) My favourite leather restorer is Ko-Cho-Line - still the best stuff I've ever come across. It brought back to life some stirrup leathers that I thought for sure I would never be able to use again and would end up in the garbage. :thumbup: Congrats on your pen! That's awesome that it wrote on the first try!

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