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Hi Forum,

 

My apologies that my first post is a "help identifying" post - but I hope to show that I at least put some initiative in researching this pen before approaching you guys.

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*A footnote about the signature: This signature is replicated on the pen's case (see below), on the pen itself and on the back of the pen's clip. I cannot, for the life of me, make this signature out (Lehrer? Lehner? Lehre?) - Through my research, I discovered Montblanc's Signature for Good campaign - although I cannot find a website that has each year's respective campaign/signature, my search through Google and eBay yielded nothing A) similar to this pen or B) a name similar to the signature.

 

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I would genuinely appreciate your thoughts on this pen. Thank you in advance.

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It's the "Marlene Dietrich" ballpoint pen from 2007.

Pen and box look real to me.

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Axel

Montblanc collector since 1968. Former owner of the Montblanc Boutique Bremen, retired 2007 and sold it.
Collecting Montblanc safeties, eyedroppers, lever fillers, button fillers, compressors - all from 1908 - 1929,
Montblanc ephemera and paraphernalia from 1908 to 1929,
Montblanc Meisterstück from 1924 up to the 50s,
Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006
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Axel

Montblanc collector since 1968. Former owner of the Montblanc Boutique Bremen, retired 2007 and sold it.
Collecting Montblanc safeties, eyedroppers, lever fillers, button fillers, compressors - all from 1908 - 1929,
Montblanc ephemera and paraphernalia from 1908 to 1929,
Montblanc Meisterstück from 1924 up to the 50s,
Montblanc special and limited editions from 1991 to 2006
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Hi Forum,

 

My apologies that my first post is a "help identifying" post - but I hope to show that I at least put some initiative in researching this pen before approaching you guys.

 

 

 

 

*A footnote about the signature: This signature is replicated on the pen's case (see below), on the pen itself and on the back of the pen's clip. I cannot, for the life of me, make this signature out (Lehrer? Lehner? Lehre?) - Through my research, I discovered Montblanc's Signature for Good campaign - although I cannot find a website that has each year's respective campaign/signature, my search through Google and eBay yielded nothing A) similar to this pen or B) a name similar to the signature.

 

 

 

I would genuinely appreciate your thoughts on this pen. Thank you in advance.

 

Yes it's a Marlene Dietrich ballpoint. Nothing dubious.

 

Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN:

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It is a ballpoint pen. :(

 

However, Montblanc B refills are fabulous.

 

...and welcome to FPN.

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Just a footnote: Montblanc currently makes mostly twist-action ballpoints, but in the past they had many different models which used push-button, lever action (including the safety feature lever-through-the-clip), or push-cap action.

-- Joel -- "I collect expensive and time-consuming hobbies."

 

INK (noun): A villainous compound of tannogallate of iron, gum-arabic and water,

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Just a footnote: Montblanc currently makes mostly twist-action ballpoints, but in the past they had many different models which used push-button, lever action (including the safety feature lever-through-the-clip), or push-cap action.

Interesting thanks. Good facts to know. A few years ago I bought a Pelikan fountain pen and ballpoint set only to find that the ballpoint refills are no longer made....lesson learned

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As far as I know, Pelikan has used the Parker "g2" refill (as made famous by the Jotter, etc) for many years. Before that, they used a slimmer style refill (which I think is why they call the current refill "Giant").

 

There's a thread here on FPN about this older refill (I'm hoping they didn't use others; I don't have any vintage Pelikan ballpoints myself). The pictures that link from the thread show the Schneider 75 Express refill, and the Schmidt 700 is also mentioned.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/247922-refill-for-pelikan-silvexa-ballpoint-pen/

 

I think these refills are actually all very close to the slim ballpoint refills that appeared in everyday pens for many years, such as the Bic Clic Stik. Some makers' pens need the refill lengthened with an adapter, some need them cut down, but they're pretty easy to work with.

-- Joel -- "I collect expensive and time-consuming hobbies."

 

INK (noun): A villainous compound of tannogallate of iron, gum-arabic and water,

chiefly used to facilitate the infection of idiocy and promote intellectual crime.

(from The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce)

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That was a Pelikan Stainless Steel set that I loved and wanted to use as edc. The ballpoint refill is the thin one that you describe. The only refills I could find to fit were 30 year old ones that I did not trust. The pens are packed away where I can’t get at them easily, or I would send you a photo. I’ve tried all sorts of refills most were too short, some too fat. I tried taking the back cap off of the original to put on a Sheaffer refill, but it got mangled in the process....more to come...lol

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