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Montblanc Fountain Pens

When the Montblanc company was founded in 1906 as the Simplo Filler Pen Company, they advertised themselves as manufacturers of high class gold and fountain pens. The first pens produced by the company included a built-in inkwell. Montblanc's first safety fountain pen, the Rouge et Noir, was introduced in 1909. This is also when the name Montblanc was first used.

In 1924, Montblanc introduced its famous Meisterstrück line of fountain pens. The Meisterstrück 149 is the most iconic of these vintage fountain pens. Meisterstrück 149 fountain pens produced prior to 1962 are the most collectible. The Meisterstrück 149 became famous during President John F. Kennedy's tour of Germany in 1963 when Kennedy loaned his Meisterstrück 149 fountain pen to German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer because the chancellor did not have a pen to sign a guest book.

Other highly collectible Montblanc fountain pens include Montblanc models from the '20s. The Montblanc no. 4 with a spider web-shaped filigree, the no. 0 with silver-and-white incised enamel, and the no. 2 with a repose gold-filled barrel and cap are all highly desirable to collectors. Montblanc safety pens from the '30s are also highly collectible, the rarest of these being the Montblanc no. 128PL from 1936.


Quick Facts

  • In 1926, Montblanc began engraving the number 4810 on all of its fountain pen nibs. This number represented the 4810-meter height of Mont Blanc in the Alps
  • In honor of President John F. Kennedy, Montblanc currently offers a special limited edition Meisterstück 149 fountain pen designed to honor the president, including platinum-coated accents, a 14K gold nib, and the initials JFK engraved on the clip
  • In 2006, Montblanc collaborated with Van Cleef & Arpels to design the limited-edition Mystery Masterpiece fountain pen. Set in rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, each pen was priced at $730,000

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MONT BLANC MEISTERSTRUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTRUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $400- $500
$2005 Bids
Montblanc Meisterstuck Fountain Pen
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Montblanc Meisterstuck Fountain Pen
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Est: $400- $600
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Two Montblanc fountain pens, black, number 149 and 320, each with 585/14K gold nib, number 149 with
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Two Montblanc fountain pens, black, number 149 and 320, each with 585/14K gold nib, number 149 with
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€1603 Bids
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Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
Montblanc Meister Struck Classique
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$303 Bids
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MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK 149 FOUNTAIN PEN WITH 18K GOLD NIB
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
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Est: $0- $0
$1103 Bids
Montblanc Limited Anniversary Edition Fountain Pen
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
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"Montblanc Vintage 333 ½" fountain pen
Dec 05, 7:00 PM WET
"Montblanc Vintage 333 ½" fountain pen
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €100- €150
€1002 Bids
Montblanc Special Anniversary Edition Fountain Pen
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Montblanc Special Anniversary Edition Fountain Pen
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $600- $800
$1752 Bids
MONTBLANC Meisterstuck 149: fountain pen, 14k gold nib
Dec 07, 3:00 PM CET
MONTBLANC Meisterstuck 149: fountain pen, 14k gold nib
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €300- €400
€1901 Bid
MONTBLANC Meisterstuck: fountain pen, 14k gold nib
Dec 07, 3:00 PM CET
MONTBLANC Meisterstuck: fountain pen, 14k gold nib
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €200
€1401 Bid
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $250- $350
$1201 Bid
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $250- $350
$1201 Bid
Mont Blanc : Stylo "Messerschmitt" modèle 1810, plume en or 18 kts. L : 14,7 cm
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Mont Blanc : Stylo "Messerschmitt" modèle 1810, plume en or 18 kts. L : 14,7 cm
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €180- €240
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Mont Blanc
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Mont Blanc
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Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1401 Bid
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
by Dannenberg
Est: €300- €360
€3000 Bids
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
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Est: €100- €120
€1000 Bids
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Dec 14, 3:00 PM CET
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Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
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Dec 09, 12:00 PM CET
Zwei Montblanc Füller, 2. H. 20. Jh., 585er Gold Feder: Füller Meisterstück und Kolbenfüller.
by Auktionshaus Königstein GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€2000 Bids
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
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Est: €80- €96
€800 Bids
MONTBLANC STYLO PLUME HOMMAGE A MOCTEZUMA I
Dec 12, 2:30 PM CET
MONTBLANC STYLO PLUME HOMMAGE A MOCTEZUMA I
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €2,000- €2,200
€2,0000 Bids
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTREUCK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTREUCK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK FOUNTAIN PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids

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