This month we are featuring Montblanc. People think of The PENguin and Pelikan, and we have no desire to change that, but think of us too for fully restored and guaranteed vintage Montblancs as well as for a choice selection of modern production and limited edition Montblancs.
Among more than a dozen vintage Montblancs are a very uncommon octagonal sterling jeweler overlay lever filled O-F, a wartime 134, a classic 136 and a modern 144 in burgundy.
Among the modern limited editions are an Oscar Wilde and a Kafka in the Writers Edition Series. Patron of the Arts include the iconic Lorenzo deMedici, a gorgeous Semiramis and many others.
Thanks to all of you, 2014 has gotten off to a roaring start and we have been hard-pressed to keep up, especially with listing new stuff on the website. March will, for sure, be a catch-up month.
We’re also excited to be able to feature Mont Blancs as our Pen of the Month. For more than a year we have been focusing on this iconic German maker and we feel we have now reached a critical mass in terms of having a choice selection of pens on offer.
Of course, we continue to offer the best Pelikans we can find and among our more recent notable acquisitions, soon to be offered on the site (but available now) are the following:
An early 1930 Pelikan with a bakelite body in light green
A 1931 in jade
An exquisite tortoise and red hard rubber 100N
400Ns in tortoise and green, these are really hard to find
A burgundy M600 from the 1980s
Two transparent Souveran M800s
620s in San Francisco and Berlin configurations
And we still have a nice range of early M800s as well as later Blue o’Blue and Tortoise
And, again, thanks for keeping us busy and thank you to those who have kept my wife in their thoughts and prayers as she grappled with a detached retina in February. She is on the road to wellville.
An uncommon Montblanc 34 in gray with a 585 OB nib
Two Montblanc 22’s-great starter/gift pens
A spectacular Montblanc Tiffany marked 164S Sterling barleycorn ballpointSOLD
One modern Montblanc 146
Two Soenneckens: a gray candy stripe 510 and a 507 in black and a green marble TowerSOLD
A Pelikan 140 in black with reverse trim, hard to find, they don’t stay around long
A modern Pilot Bamboo near mint in the box
A Black oversize Montegrappa with a steel ABT nib
A steel nibbed Geha school pen in the (rather battered) box
Finally, we have a very special consignment of Limited Edition Montblancs and Pelikans. If you are interested, e-mail, and remember that for all your holiday shopping I am here to serve as your personal shopper in choosing the right pen for the right person.
LIMITED EDITIONS MONTBLANC
Kafka Fountain Pen with Mottishaw XF nib
Lorenzo de Medici
Catherine the Great
Peter the Great
149-14K-this has probably been used
149-18K-this has probably been used
Toledo M900(122/500 USA)
Toledo M910 with travel Ecritoire
Transparent Souveran M800
M800Green-this has probably been used
M800 blk-this has probably been used
In 1987, having
gone to the brink of extinction and being
saved by Swiss bankers and Asian investors,
Pelikan built its first oversized pen, based
on the early postwar design of the famed
Pelikan 400. The M800, as the new pen was
designated, was intended to compete with
the larger pens of its long-time rival, Montblanc.
The new pen was a departure and, presumably,
a necessary risk, for the company. The gamble
paid off and over the next few years the
Pelikan M800 emerged as arguably the finest
pen of its era.
those of you who want to wear your
allegiance to Pelikan front and center,
we are pleased to offer these belt
buckles. They are cast in bronze
by a leading pen collector who is
also a jewellry maker. They are just
under two inches in diameter and
have a bracket that allows you to
put them on any 1 ¼” belt. We can
also offer them in sterling silver.
The brass buckles are $175.00 plus
shipping and we can supply them with
a belt for $205.00.
year marks twenty-seven years of
pen collecting for me. I began with
Sheaffers and Parkers and then looked
to the classical "big four," of
American pendom, Parker, Sheaffer,
Watermans and Eversharp. In the mid-1990s,
I decided to focus narrowly on Parkers.
Then in 1997, I became interested
in Pelikans. More recently I have
added an interest in oversize German
pens, modern and a few vintage Italian
pens and a representative sample
of the classical American greats.
Today my collection is probably
smaller than it was a decade ago,
but far more coherent. For more see
the About Me page.
If you wish to learn more about Pelikan
pens please follow this link
to the illustrated Pelikan History article
I wrote for PenTrace. The purpose
of PENguin is to offer other collectors,
and anyone else who is interested,
first rate, fully restored pens to
add to your collection or for daily
use. All pens offered here have been
fully restored by me or by German
craftsmen who I trust and are guaranteed
to you for two years. (Please note
that this guarantee is not transferrable.)
I want you to be able to use or enjoy
your pens as much as I do.