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Historical Prices For Mont Blanc Pens



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Hi, I am new to this site and had a question regarding MB prices. I was bought a MB Meisterstuck Rollerball by my team at work, back in 2008. As our birthday budget back then was around £150-180, I assume that this is how much they cost then (I think that I also bought a Starwalker Rollerball as a gift, around then, at a similar price).

 

Is this correct? I ask because I have just looked at the MB website and it looks like the same pen now costs £330?!

 

I realise that it was 8 years ago, but could they really double the price in 8 years?

 

Thanks!

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Depends on whether you're looking at the same model pen or not. For instance, there are different size pens with different prices which would all qualify as a 'Meisterstuck rollerball'.

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Actually, I've become interested in this question and I took a look at prices today vs prices in 1993 (using data from this price list). I couldn't be sure about which RB/BP models matched today's offering so I compared FPs.

 

The price of a 149 has increased at an average of approx. 4.7%pa, 146 by 4% and 144 by 4.4%, and the list prices have more than doubled. Interestingly, the price of ink has increased by 5.2%pa. Over the same period, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased by 9.9%pa and U.S. CPI (inflation) by 2.3%pa.

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My Meisterstück Le Grand 161 platinum ballpoint also increased slightly since I bought it in 2012.

Lamy 2000 FP, PP, BP, MFP & RB. Mont Blanc Meisterstück 161 Le Grand Platinum BP & Heritage 1912 FP.

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Depends on whether you're looking at the same model pen or not. For instance, there are different size pens with different prices which would all qualify as a 'Meisterstuck rollerball'.

 

Thanks for the replies. How would I tell which Meisterstuck I have? The pen is approx 13.5cm long (with cap on) and it has no markings, other than the usual ones, plus the code round the top of the cap (starting XR...).

 

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Thanks for the replies. How would I tell which Meisterstuck I have? The pen is approx 13.5cm long (with cap on) and it has no markings, other than the usual ones, plus the code round the top of the cap (starting XR...).

 

Thanks

Some pictures would help to start with, especially section, nib & feed shots that can be useful to identify certain types of pens.

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IIRC the first 149 I bought was $75.00 but on sale for $60.00 with a "V" shape bottle of ink and a leather zipper pouch. The ink was $0.75 per bottle so I bought an extra one.

 

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