I did some Research here on he board and didn't find that much about vintage Montblancs. But Montblanc was one of the most importand manufatcurer of vintage european pens. I noticed that recently some serious Montblanc collectors joined this board, that's why I thought, we should start a similar thread here. Because I hate to decide which pen is "rare" and which not, I simply called this thread "pics of vintage Montblancs". I think this is focus enough.
...now the bad news: I do not collect Montblanc pens myself! When I came to the Hobby in 2004, Montblanc pens have been already very sought after, and to expensive for my wallet. But during the years, a very few MB found their randomly way to me and stayed. So I'll start with this ones.
Here's the first one:
It's a Montblanc Meisterstück 138 from ca.1939. The pen is a piston filler and is fitted with the famous telescopic mechanism and a steel nib. I got this pen from a friend in bad condition (not the friend). This is one of the few pens I own which I didn't restored by myself. Francis Goossens did a great job in repairing the mechanism.
This is a Montblanc Meisterstück L139. Probably a pre war example because the cap and the filling knob are made of hard ruber and the barrel has the so called "long window". The pen came to me in perfect condition and I just had to disassemble and clean it and replace the cork seal. Easy job....nevertheless I was quite nervous while doing this
There's one thing I'm not sure about: The nib is just plain gold. No platinum plating. I don't know it this is original or not. But there have been no signs of plating on the whole nib.
The third and last for the moment:
This one is a little bit special. It's a Montblanc Meisterstück 124S. S stands for the German word "schraffiert" and means in this context chased. Now, the special thing is the chasing. It's not the common barley corn pattern as known from other 124S. It's a very unique wavy pattern. There has been lots of discussions about this pen, if fake or not and I am not an expert. Defintely not. So I just refer to Tom Westerich who wrote about a pen like this on his own homapage. See here: http://www.caprafico...4s-wavy-pattern
Now. Let's see what pens you have. I am pretty courious to see your collections, specially yours Guy, Bob, Vik, Vasco, Ariel etc...
Edited by Christof Z, 27 May 2013 - 06:18 AM.