Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Silver Rings Celluloid 1950’s Fountain Pen, which comes with an IZODS presentation box. The pen is in excellent condition for its age, there are two fine cracks at the base of the cap, but these are stable – this is a pen that we’ve previously sold and before it was sold by us for the first time, we had the legendary Montblanc restorer, Max Schrage, check it over.
The 149’s of the 1950’s are unlike any other 149 offering and we absolutely love them. The most obvious difference between the 50’s pens and those that followed is that the two outer cap rings are crafted from sterling silver, rather than being gold-plated, hence you’ll often find these pens refered to as a Silver Rings 149. On these you can get celluloid shrinkage, which then loosens and distorts the rings, but these are tight and straight.
This example features the later style feed, which has a grooved shank and face, along with the short ink window – there is still a light green tinge to the ink window and the lines are visible. The cone is heat-stamped with 149 and OM (denoting an oblique medium nib). These 50’s 149s feature a telescopic piston, so during the first stage there is no movement of the piston, then you’ll feel a small amount of resistance and when the second stage then activates it is used as any other piston in a 149.
The pen is fitted with a glorious 14c tri-tone nib and these 50’s nibs are just a dream to write with.
The important details are as follows…
14c Tri-Tone Fine Nib
Piston Filling System
IZODS Presentation Box included
Excellent Condition (two fine cracks at the base of the cap)
With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.