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DC Collection – Montblanc List

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Here is the list of the Montblanc Pens. I am working on a highlights list(s) next.

Terms of sales are payment in advance. Roger will ship in 1-2 weeks after things are shipped back from the DC show. Email me with what you are interested in.

have fun!

Ron

ronlee@penopoly.com

Montlanc List
Ron Lee 10 Aug 2010 1208pm
Montblanc Fountain Pen, made by Bucellati in Italy, solid gold 10000
Montblanc Lot – 75 pens, 100000 est worth 60000
Montblanc 144 ballpoint gold fill barley pattern 400
Montblanc 144 black fp 300
Montblanc 144 bordeaux 300
Montblanc 144 fp gold filled barlery pattern 450
Montblanc 144 silver cap blk bod fp 550
Montblanc 144 solid silver 600
Montblanc 146 barley gf fp 850
Montblanc 146 bordeaux ballpoint 400
Montblanc 146 duo red 595
Montblanc 146 gold cap bordeaux fp 750
Montblanc 146 gold plate fp 750
Montblanc 146 solid silver pinstripe 750
Montblanc 146 solitaire silver cap black body 1000
Montblanc 146 Solitaire sterling silver 800
Montblanc 146 Solitaire sterling silver circa early 80s 800
Montblanc 149 Blk fp Call for Price
Montblanc 149 Red fp Call for Price
Montblanc 149(s) circa 70s,80s, b nibs 400
Montblanc ballpoint, 4 color refills solid silver 595
Montblanc Geneations set 3pc mint 650
Montblanc Generation blk fp Call for Price
Montblanc Generation red Call for Price
Montblanc LE Carnegie fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Copernicus FP 4810 Call for Price
Montblanc LE JP Morgan fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Louie XIV fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Marquis de Pompadour fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Medici fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Mozart coral 3 piece set 900
Montblanc LE Pope Julius fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Agatha Christie bp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Agatha Christie fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Agatha Christie fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Dickens 3 piece set Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Dumas broad nib fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Faulkner fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Fitzagerald 3 piece set Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Jules Verne 3 piece set Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Oscar Wilde fp Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Schiller 3 piece set Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Voltaire 3 pc Call for Price
Montblanc LE Writer Voltaire 3pc Call for Price
Montblanc Noblesse 3pc stainless steel 500
Montblanc Noblesse blk 2pc set 250
Montblanc Noblesse blk or grn, fp Call for Price
Montblanc Noblesse silver plate 2pc set 400
Montblanc Starwalker 1fp Call for Price
Montblanc Starwalker 2pc set Call for Price
Montblanc Traveler bordeaux, full set – pen, case, carts 595

DC update

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Roger is taking inventory as fast as he can. He just dictated the Montblanc list to me and I am working on it now.

We have coming lists for:

Visconti

Omas

Waterman

Montegrappa

Sailor

Pilot

Parker

Oscarson

Dunhill

Dupont

Cartier

I have some highlights that I will publish after I get the Montblanc list done.

thanks,

Ron

DC collection postings

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Roger just picked up  a large collection in DC. We have a large quantity of Montblancs, Omas, Visconti, Pelikan, Sheaffer and Parker. I will be posting the inventory here online.

If you want a pen you will need to pay for it now and Roger will ship it out when he gets back home after the show.

thanks,

Ron

Welcome!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Penopoly Pens is a retailer and wholesaler of vintage and modern pens. You will see us at many of the pen shows. We actively buy and sell single pens as well as whole collections. Let us know if there is something special you are looking for or would like us to help you find some special pens for your collection.

thanks,

Ron

What’s in a Pen?

Friday, April 24th, 2009

dsc00711_11What’s in a pen ? Omas Mandelaafrica

What’s in a pen ?

I believe this is one of the most beautiful pens ever manufactured by Omas, for that matter — the entire collection, was stunningly made with precious metals such as gold and silver accenting them like jewelry on nearly every part of the design. Furthermore they were well thought through as a commemorative to Nelson Mandela. I’m not sure I completely understand why people were rushing to buy these wonderful collector pens to suddenly dump them like they were cursed or something even worse.

I purchase and sell lots of different pens, and pen collections, and I see many of them often trading hands and being treasured by the new owner, whether they are collectors, investors, or simply users. With all this in mind, what went wrong with this Omas idea?

We could blame it on the economy, but this very idea would be inconsistent with the rest of the market. The truth is the market for this pen alone is inconsistent as limited editions go. We saw the pen, we liked the pen, we bought the pen, and for some odd reason everyone unloaded them at the same time, resulting in lowering the value of the collection; in fact they are now worth far less than the original retail value.

When this pen hit the market, it retailed for $5,800 and very quickly sold out, leaving a demand for more. We all know from one of the greatest marketing pen companies in the world today (which shall remain nameless) that it should have driven the value up greatly when people bought up the collection and decided later to resell them.

Not the case with this special Omas collection! It’s not the economy! People are buying expensive pens every day, and I can’t come up with one reason this pen should de-value like it has, but I think there is a lesson to be learned here.

We should not ask what’s in a pen! We should be asking what was in our own head when we decided to sell it so quickly. People never learn that when you purchase a pen like this pen, “of high value”, it is an investment piece, not just a user grade, even though you can and should be enjoying it and using it. You need to think of this type of pen like a stock investment, it will have its ups and downs, because quality stocks almost always get better value over time.

Common sense tells me that if I wait to sell this great pen everyone will win, even and especially if the economy is in a down turn like today. The problem is that everyone panicked, sold the pens for less than they paid, resulting in disastrous price reductions and /or value for all who own them. (This was bad).

In conclusion, I guess I could be the only grateful person that this has happened to, for I am now the new owner of some of the these wonderful Omas pens that will be on hold for the economy to resurrect the investment.

As always, I bid you Happy Penopoly!

Roger Cromwell

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