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Montblanc Pens

The Montblanc Company was founded in 1906 by German banker Alfred Nehemias and German engineer August Eberstein. The company was originally called the Simplo Filler Pen Company as they focused on producing the new simplicissimus pen design with a built-in ink well. The name Montblanc was first used in 1909 and was registered as a trademark in 1910.

Montblanc's most famous line of pens, Meisterstück, was launched in 1924. In 1934, due to widespread use of the name, the company was officially renamed Montblanc-Simplo GmbH. The company’s factory was destroyed during World War II and the Allies oversaw rebuilding of the plant. Montblanc was fully back in business by the '50s.

While Montblanc is best known for its fountain pens, the company has also produced classic ballpoint and rollerball pens under the names Montblanc, Meisterstück, and other pen lines. Vintage ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, and mechanical pencils can be purchased. Montblanc pens are known for their high-end quality and design and are considered by many collectors to be the best pens available.


Quick Facts

  • A white tip was first used on early pen caps to symbolize the Montblanc name, which was taken from the highest peak in the Alps. It evolved into the white rounded star that became the famous Montblanc trademark in 1913
  • Montblanc was one of the first companies to advertise its brand on the sides of airplanes during the '20s
  • In 2012, a Montblanc limited-edition Soulmakers for 100 Years pen set sold at a Bonham's auction for $6,500. The set includes fountain, ballpoint, and rollerball pens accented with granite-patterned resin and faceted diamonds

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MONTBLANC WRITER'S EDITION DOSTOEVSKY LIMITED EDITION ROLLERBALL PEN
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Est: $0- $0
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MONTBLANC STARWALKER GRID BALLPOINT PEN IN BOX
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MONTBLANC JULES VERNE WRITERS SERIES BALLPOINT PEN
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MONT BLANC Füllhalter "STARWALKER".
Dec 10, 3:00 PM CET
MONT BLANC Füllhalter "STARWALKER".
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Est: €0- €0
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Montblanc.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Montblanc.
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Rollerball und Drehbleistift, "Mont Blanc".
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Rollerball und Drehbleistift, "Mont Blanc".
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Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Kolbenfüller, "Mont Blanc".
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Est: €150- €180
€1500 Bids
Montblanc Muses Marilyn Monroe Special Edition Ballpoint Pen
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Montblanc Muses Marilyn Monroe Special Edition Ballpoint Pen
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Est: £500- £550
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Montblanc Füller „Meisterstück“
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Montblanc Füller „Meisterstück“
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Est: €600- €800
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Rare Montblanc Homage To Wolfgang Anadeus Mozart Set + CD
Dec 11, 9:30 AM EST
Rare Montblanc Homage To Wolfgang Anadeus Mozart Set + CD
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Montblanc Meisterstuck Sterling Silver Ballpoint Pen
Dec 11, 9:30 AM EST
Montblanc Meisterstuck Sterling Silver Ballpoint Pen
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$2000 Bids
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Montblanc Meisterstuck 163 Rollerball
Dec 11, 9:30 AM EST
Montblanc Meisterstuck 163 Rollerball
by Madison Square Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$1000 Bids
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Montblanc Meisterstuck 161 LeGrand Ballpoint Pen
Dec 11, 9:30 AM EST
Montblanc Meisterstuck 161 LeGrand Ballpoint Pen
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$1000 Bids
Penna stilo verde Montblanc modello Gentlemen
Dec 14, 3:00 PM CET
Penna stilo verde Montblanc modello Gentlemen
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Est: €0- €0
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Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition Rollerball Pen Full Set
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MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK HIGHLIGHTER MARKER
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK HIGHLIGHTER MARKER
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK ROLLERBALL PEN
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK ROLLERBALL PEN
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK MECHANICAL PENCIL
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUECK MECHANICAL PENCIL
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Thomas Mann / Mont Blanc : Roller, métal laqué et argent, décor géométrique, signé, numéroté 11509/1
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Thomas Mann / Mont Blanc : Roller, métal laqué et argent, décor géométrique, signé, numéroté 11509/1
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Est: €300- €400
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MONTBLANC Schreibgeräte Konvolut.
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Est: €0- €0
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