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Not Sure What I've Got Here.. (Patrician)


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Hi FPN! First post :)

 

I got my hands on this pen some time ago, and I don't know a lot about it.

After a bit of googling it seems like it's an old and pretty sought after pen.

I got this when I was first starting out, so I thought it was a MontBlanc pen because it had a MontBlanc cap with it.

This, of course, means that I don't have a cap for the pen..

 

 

I have attached some photos of it for you :)

 

I personally have little interest in collecting these pens right now, so I think there's someone else, who can get much more out of this pen than I can.

Therefore I would like to know how much this pen with no cap might be worth. I have no idea what to ask for this, since they seem to be going for pretty high prices, but this one has no cap, needs a sac replacement, (I could replace it myself, but it probably makes more sense to let someone who knows more about this pen do it) and a bit of the gold plating on the lever is missing, so I wouldn't expect that much.

 

Any information would be much appreciated :)

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You have what appears to be a black hard rubber Patrician. You could search for an intact cap,, but it's going to be pretty darn hard to find. I would consider selling the pen for parts. It has several parts that have value. The nib alone is probably worth $100-150 at least.The medallion on the end of the barrel is also worth something. The feed can be sold as well.The lever appears to be pretty worn, but the lever and lever box (assuming it's intact) are definitely saleable. And of course, the barrel itself has some value. You could either sell it in one piece as a parts pen, or break it up into the pieces. However, if you are not gentle and careful, you could easily destroy it all as you try to take it apart. I'd recommend selling it whole as a parts pen. I'd expect it might fetch $200-250. If the pen were intact with the cap, it would probably be in the $1000 range plus or minus.

 

Of course, I could be wrong.......

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I think $1,000 is very high on the value with cap, since the body looks pretty worn. Still, with a cap, it would bump the price up quite a bit from $200-250, which is pretty close to what I would expect as is. Unfortunately, missing caps are pretty much the hardest parts to source, so a pen without a cap loses a lot of value.

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Thank you JanK and Z-Tab :)

 

FYI Robert from FiveStarPens told me that they usually sell nibs for $250, sections for around $70, feeds for around $45, lever boxes in the barrel for around $95, and the globe for around $90.

I am of course not FiveStarPens, and am in no way expecting to get 550 USD for this, but I thought someone visiting might would like to know.

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The sum of the parts (like with your car) is quite often far greater than the value of a complete pen.

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The sum of the parts (like with your car) is quite often far greater than the value of a complete pen.

Yes, that applies to many things.

 

I am a Seikoholic and lately noticed one ebayer breaking down new watches into their major component parts. Summing up his last sales netted him about £50 more than the complete assembly.

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