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Just Bought Meisterstuck 144R



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Don't tell the wife, but I just bought a Meisterstuck 144 Bordeaux Fountain Pen. Could not help my self. I had been tracking a few on eBay to see what they sold for when a buy it now 144R appeared. The buy it not was in line to what the auctions had gone for in the past and it eliminated the possible bidding war. I should have it by mid week. My first Montblanc was a Bordeaux ballpoint so I lean more to that color. What I really like is that it's a broad nib.

 

First rule about pen collecting "you don't talk about pen collecting to the wife"

Second rule about pen collecting "you DON'T TALK ABOUT PEN COLLECTING to the wife"

 

At least not about every purchase.

Cheers,

Ozzy

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None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

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Enjoy it! I recently bought one off eBay as well and couldnt be happier. One of the nicest nibs I own and you cant beat that color.

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~ omarcenaro:

 

Looks lovely!

After you receive it, a few more images would be most welcome.

Such a lovely pen is easy on the eyes, hence a few images on your desk would cheer up everyone.

Tom K.

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I will certainly take some pics after I get it. Especially after cleaning and buffing. Hera is the nib

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So is this an ebonite feed? or just an earlier version plastic feed?

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

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Plastic. This model came well after the ebonite feed was replaced on the 149s and 146s.

Hard times don't last, but hard people do.

 

Thank a Veteran.

 

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The monotone nibs on this era of 144's are great writers, in my experience.

 

I'd say that your's has the classic circular tipping of a Medium, but just guessing from photographs.

 

Enjoy.

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My wife gave me my first Montblanc fountain pen: a 144R. This happened on December 25, 1991.

 

I am looking forward to the show-and-tell.

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As a judge by vocation, may I turn your rules into Pen Collecting Act:

 

"Article 1

You don't talk about pen collecting to the wife

Article 2
You DON'T TALK ABOUT PEN COLLECTING to the wife

Article 3

If anything is unclear in Article 2, refer to Article 1."

 

:D

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As a judge by vocation, may I turn your rules into Pen Collecting Act:

 

"Article 1

You don't talk about pen collecting to the wife

Article 2

You DON'T TALK ABOUT PEN COLLECTING to the wife

Article 3

If anything is unclear in Article 2, refer to Article 1."

 

:D

Absolutely you can, lol.

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

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Awesome! I saw that very pen last week on ebay. I have an early '90's 144 Bordeaux, two tone M nib. Also a 161 LeGrand and Classic BP in Bordeaux. I bought one of the 149's with a B nib that were on ebay last week. I like broad nibs! I was pen collecting when I got married so my wife, she just thinks they all look the same, but they are pretty!

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Awesome! I saw that very pen last week on ebay. I have an early '90's 144 Bordeaux, two tone M nib. Also a 161 LeGrand and Classic BP in Bordeaux. I bought one of the 149's with a B nib that were on ebay last week. I like broad nibs! I was pen collecting when I got married so my wife, she just thinks they all look the same, but they are pretty!

Those "buy it now" in a realistic price are few and far between. So I tracked a couple of auctions for 144R that went for about $150 give or take and rationalized better to buy it now then bid it up. I don't see many broad nib so we are both lucky to have gotten one.

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

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~ omarcenaro:

 

Looks lovely!

After you receive it, a few more images would be most welcome.

Such a lovely pen is easy on the eyes, hence a few images on your desk would cheer up everyone.

Tom K.

Tom, it will be my pleasure.

Cheers,

Ozzy

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

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I received my circa 1980's 144R with black section today. As promised here are some pictures.

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Loaded with red ink. Smooth writer, nice flow no skipping like you would expect from a Montblanc.post-141133-0-93282400-1517972723_thumb.jpegpost-141133-0-42323300-1517972740_thumb.jpeg

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WOW! Great pen images!

This is such a treat to see on a frigid Wednesday morning.

The epitome of ‘what's not to love?’.

The pen...the nib...the ink...the handwriting sample.

Beautiful.

May this acquisition bring you much happiness while writing throughout 2018 and in the years to come.

Tom K.

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A very nice pen. I have been enjoying mine since 1983. It seems to be a perfect size, and I love the color. Your pen looks perfect.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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