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I inherited a pen from my grandparents and I would like to know if it is valuable or not. However, I didn't find this type on the internet so I don't have any information abouit it. Could someone please provide me an evaluation about it's value? I attached some pictures about the pen.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

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I see that a lot of people have viewed your message, but none has given you the courtesy of a reply. That's

because they have noticed that yours is a ballpoint pen, about which most most FPN members know or care little.

ANY pen is worth only what the market will pay for it. To get some history on any pen, look at the prices for

sold items on eBay, and, hopefully, you will find your pen. Another factor affecting its price is condition -

describe, in words, any issues. Does it come with its original box or papers? Another plus. Marlen has a good

reputation, so that should not be a factor in your receiving a fair price for your pen, if it is your intent to

sell it. I hope that I have been of some help.

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I see that a lot of people have viewed your message, but none has given you the courtesy of a reply. That's

because they have noticed that yours is a ballpoint pen, about which most most FPN members know or care little.

ANY pen is worth only what the market will pay for it. To get some history on any pen, look at the prices for

sold items on eBay, and, hopefully, you will find your pen. Another factor affecting its price is condition -

describe, in words, any issues. Does it come with its original box or papers? Another plus. Marlen has a good

reputation, so that should not be a factor in your receiving a fair price for your pen, if it is your intent to

sell it. I hope that I have been of some help.

I couldn't have explained it better. I agree that Marlen has a great reputation. I would try to find the prices of some current Marlen ballpoints for reference, though they might not be the exact same pen. Ebay is your best bet for value.

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It is sterling silver so it has some value. I have a very similar pen (mines a Montegrappa) probably cost 200-300.00 new worth about half that now

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Ballpoints, even in Sterling, unless made by a major manufacturer which has an excellent reputation and in a highly valued model may not hold its value on the resale market.

So, does the pen have some value, yes, how much, uncertain, especially at this time given the difficulty of selling.

I have a couple of Marlen pens, Fountain Pens, and I know on the secondary market they do not command highly significant prices. One of the reasons being is sometimes their designs simply are a bit odd.

The ballpoint you pictured has a rather more conventional design and so it may appeal to more people in general, but there do not appear to be very many generalist ballpoint collectors, so instead of it selling as a valued collectable writing instrument, it likely would sell as a gift item, or as a nice writing tool.

I have traded collectable Sterling ball points for a fountain pen, but it required me knowing who had an interest in those very specific models. I have not attempted to trade or sell a Sterling ballpoint such as yours, but my experiance with other brands is there realy isn't any good way to realise anything near the origonal cost of it.

If it was me, I would keep the pen and use it, or give it to someone as a nice present.

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That this pen uses a commonly available refill, Parker, should be a plus.

"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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