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Is this a genuine 146 Calligraphy?


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I ordered this on ebay from this listing:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/134662348427

I had it shipped to a family member to bring it down, they are not familiar with this sort of thing. 

Has asked for a few pictures, and the thing that threw me off was the curved nib sticker on the body, so I got on a video call and thad them take a few more pics, not tech savvy either but I managed to get a few better pictures.

I also have them run a phone flash light along the pen body and cap, it glowed red.

To me everything seems ok except that sticker. 

Should I be worried? I have to just accept what it is at this point, don't want to bother them any more about this.

 

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corrected to 146 from 149 in the title
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Looks legit to me. The sticker usually shows the nib size, this sticker is right for the pen as this indicates that it has the Calligraphy nib.

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1 minute ago, PAKMAN said:

Looks legit to me. The sticker usually shows the nib size, this sticker is right for the pen as this indicates that it has the Calligraphy nib.

Thanks for taking a look, that sticker is the wrong one though, this sticker is used on the curved nib model, the calligraphy flex has the same swirls on the nib, like the connected SSS swirls folks do with pen demos. I don't know exactly what you call those swirls, I'm pretty new to the hobby, just started on spencerian etc :)

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I see what you mean about the swirl. It does look different than the ebay listing. My regular 146 has No146 on the band

 

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1 minute ago, PAKMAN said:

I see what you mean about the swirl. It does look different than the ebay listing. My regular 146 has No146 on the band

 

Thank you for confirming that, I'm think I'm ok but for that sticker. I'll know for sure in december.

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13 minutes ago, twangsta said:

Should it say No. 146 on the main band on the cap?

You are right.  The sticker is incorrect.

No, there is no "No. 146" on the cap bands of these special edition pens.

I think you are fine other than the sticker is incorrect.

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2 minutes ago, Seney724 said:

You are right.  The sticker is incorrect.

No, there is no "No. 146" on the cap bands of these special edition pens.

I think you are fine other than the sticker is incorrect.

Thank you, fingers crossed :)

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10 hours ago, ak47 said:

It is a beautiful 146 Calligraphy fp

Thank you, looking forward to it, have to wait till early december, in the mean time I work my way through some spencerian workbooks, incredible inspiration on this forum.

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Finally got the pen yesterday, all good, box and pen serial number match, no stamps on the service manual, the curved nib sticker remains a curious detail.
Super pen, no skipping or railroading, Diamine Onyx Black.

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It's a beautiful looking pen. I have the Montblanc Gold leaf Calligraphy fountain pen, but I cannot recall what sticker it came with. I hope you enjoy it and well worth the wait!

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11 hours ago, TEGGIE said:

It's a beautiful looking pen. I have the Montblanc Gold leaf Calligraphy fountain pen, but I cannot recall what sticker it came with. I hope you enjoy it and well worth the wait!

Thank you, the gold leaf Calligraphy is beautiful too, what's stunning is the edge of the  lines, sharp, high contrast. All other pens including my visit to Magna Carter factory yesterday, the Mag 600 lines were not as fine, nor did the edges have the same contrast, though it is a true flex. 

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