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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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Date of the auction: 19.07.2018

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Montblanc Meisterstück Bordeaux FP, vermeil cap

Meisterstück fountain pen, deep red lacquer, pinstriped vermeil (gold-plate over sterling silver) slip cap. Measures 134mm. Medium two-tone 18K gold 4810 nib. Generic Montblanc flip-top box. Very fine condition; has not been inked but has light handling scratches to barrel

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Meisterstück rollerball & pencil set, vermeil caps

Classique-sized ​Meisterstück rollerball and propelling pencil set. Deep red lacquer, pinstriped vermeil (gold-plate over sterling silver) caps. Outer sleeve, outer box (abrasion from removed label), display box. Excellent condition

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire citrine RB

Meisterstück Classique rollerball, citrine colored resin cap, black resin section. Captop marked "France", indicating that this pen, like some other Solitaires, was made in the French Montblanc factory. Generic Montblanc outer box, display box and service guide. Very fine condition

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Meisterstück 146, West German manufacture

146-sized Meisterstück, black resin, gold-plated clip and trim. 14K gold nib, fine or medium. Clip ring imprinted "W. Germany", indicating manufacture before German reunification. Original leatherette clamshell box, filling guide. Very fine condition, rubbed spot to cap rings, not inked

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc UNICEF LeGrand ballpoint

Created by Montblanc to promote literacy for underprivileged children. LeGrand-sized ballpoint pen, black resin with gold-plated trim, captop band etched with laurel wreath and set with a blue sapphire. Outer box, display box, booklet, service guide. Out of production. Excellent condition

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc LeGrand UNICEF set of 3

In 2009 Montblanc launched the UNICEF "Signature for Good" edition of its Meisterstück line to promote literacy for underprivileged children. The LeGrand-sized set comprises fountain pen, ballpoint and mechanical pencil. All are crafted of black resin with gold-plated trim. The captop bands are

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Clasique UNICEF set of 3

In 2009 Montblanc launched the UNICEF "Signature for Good" edition of its Meisterstuck line to promote literacy for underprivileged children. The Classique-sized set comprises fountain pen, rollerball and mechanical pencil. All are crafted of black resin with gold-plated trim. The captop bands are

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc 149 UNICEF set of 3: Putman, Jahn & Sachs

Three limited edition Meisterstück fountain pens, each with special packaging created by renowned designers, marketed by Montblanc in support of UNICEF's "Right to Write" literacy campaign. Lot comprises: Andrée Putman edition. With a highly-polished black lacquer box decorated with white Montblanc

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc L'Aubrac Special Edition with Knife * Sealed

Handcrafted from precious grenadille wood reflecting the veteran manufacturing techniques of the Forge de Laguiole. Platinum-plated clip, sterling silver fittings, mother-of-pearl captop star. This pen was purchased from the Montblanc Boutique in Dubai, which is one of the premium Montblanc outlets

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,400

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Slimline Noblesse FP & BP pair

Fountain pen and ballpoint in Silvexa (matte stainless steel). Converter-filler, nib unmarked. Ballpoint takes Private Reserve M300 or Pelikan 338 refills. Outer sleeve, display box, guarantee card. Excellent condition, FP not inked

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc J.S. Bach Donation Edition FP

Dedicated to J.S. Bach, the Baroque period genius whose advances in counterpoint revolutionized classical music. Coral and sepia resin barrel and cap,gold-plated treble clef clip. Medium 18K two-tone gold nib. Outer sleeve, pictorial display box, facsimile composition, small hardcover. Unlimited

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Brahms Donation Edition FP

Black resin fountain pen honoring Brahms, great German composer and pianist of the Romantic period. Black resin barrel and cap, platinum-plated cap ring, fittings and tuning fork-shaped clip. Medium 14K rhodium-plated gold nib. Outer box, pictorial display box, tuning fork, booklet. Excellent

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Herbert von Karajan FP

Tribute to the late conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Black resin barrel and cap, platinum-plated ring with keyboard motif, clip resembles conductor's baton. 18K two-tone gold nib (box label indicates extra-fine, although nib appears medium). Display box, silk scarf, booklet, service guide

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Toscanini Donation Edition FP

Montblanc created this pen to honor Arturo Toscanini, the great Italian conductor and musical director of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Black resin barrel and cap, platinum-plated trim, clip resembling violoncello bow. Medium 18K rhodium-plated gold nib engraved with bird motif. Outer box

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc 149 Obama "Yes We Can" Ltd. to 100

Black resin Meisterstück, 18K gold-plated trim, large 149 size. Gilt-engraved with President Obama's campaign slogan "Yes, We Can 1/20/2009" in Mr. Obama's own cursive. Broad 18K two-tone gold nib, Diplomat size. Outer box, Meisterstück 149 display box, service booklet, original Montblanc

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc John Lennon Donation Edition

Created in honor of a musical legend. Black resin barrel and cap grooved like a vinyl record, platinum-plated clip resembling the neck of a guitar, platinum-plated band engraved with Lennon's self-portrait. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with peace sign. Outer box, inner box, flip-top display box, 45

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc John Lennon Ltd Ed. 1940

Tribute to the legendary Beatle, one of the key figures in 20th century popular music. Translucent white lacquer barrel and cap, sterling silver inlay patterned after the "Imagine" mosaic in New York's Central Park, guitar-inspired clip with inset blue tanzanite, cap ring engraved with Lennon's

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc John Lennon Ltd Ed. 1940

Tribute to the legendary Beatle, one of the key figures in 20th century popular music. Translucent white lacquer barrel and cap, sterling silver inlay patterned after the "Imagine" mosaic in New York's Central Park, guitar-inspired clip with inset blue tanzanite, cap ring engraved with Lennon's

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Rouge et Noir Ltd. Ed. 100

Montblanc pays tribute to its origins with this replica of the classic safety pen that launched the company in 1906. Vulcanized hard rubber body, red captop device, eye-dropper safety filling system. 18K gold retractable nib with heart-shaped ink reservoir. Outer sleeve, outer box, red

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Ingrid Bergman La Donna FP

Tribute to Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, winner of three Academy Awards. The pen's tapered profile and fluted cap reflect her glamor and style. Black resin, rose gold-plated clip and trim, purple amethyst set in clip. Medium 18K gold nib. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, booklet. Excellent

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Princesse Grace Special Edition FP

Tribute to Grace Kelly, the Academy Award-winning American actress who became Princess of Monaco. Royal purple resin cap and barrel, champagne gold-plated endpiece, clip and fittings, mother-of-pearl endpiece cabochon, petal-cut pink topaz set in clip. Medium 18K gold nib. Outer sleeve, outer box

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Special Edition FP

Tribute to esteemed actress and Medal of Freedom recipient Marlene Dietrich. Black resin barrel with platinum-plated trim recalls Dietrich's famous silhouette. Platinum-plated tie-shaped clip set with blue sapphire, captop star set in a field of mother-of-pearl, mother-of-pearl set into endpiece

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Ltd. Edition

Tribute to acclaimed actress, whose humanitarian efforts during WWII earned her both the French Legion of Honour and US Medal of Freedom. The pen's oval profile recalls Dietrich's silhouette, and the sapphire-set pocket clip resembles the ties she wore to scandalous effect. Herringbone-patterned

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Ltd. Edition

Tribute to acclaimed actress, whose humanitarian efforts during WWII earned her both the French Legion of Honour and US Medal of Freedom. The pen's oval profile recalls Dietrich's silhouette, and the sapphire-set pocket clip resembles the ties she wore to scandalous effect. Herringbone-patterned

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Greta Garbo 1905 Commemorative FP

Homage to the Swedish-born American actress. Black resin cap and barrel with sterling silver inlays and trim, mother-of-pearl captop star, clip and ring set with 16 diamonds and an Akoya pearl. Medium 18K gold nib. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, booklet. Limited Edition: 1715/1905. Excellent

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc JFK fountain pen & inkwell

Tribute to one of the most charismatic political figures in modern history. The navy blue resin alludes to JFK's career in the U.S. Navy, the platinum-plated clip is engraved "JFK", and the three platinum-plated cap rings represent the three Kennedy brothers. Medium 14K gold nib engraved with lunar

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Great Characters: JFK FP * Sealed

Tribute to one of the most charismatic political figures in modern history. The naval star that adorns the cone alludes to JFK's career in the U.S. Navy, as do the red, white and blue colors of the American flag. the platinum-plated clip is engraved "JFK", the three platinum-plated cap rings

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Einstein FP, Ltd. Ed. 3000

One of Montblanc's most successful and innovative modern designs. Platinum-plated barrel, dark blue lacquer cap with a grid of inlaid platinum-plated lines into which the ball-ended clip dips, suggesting the curvature of space-time. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with designs inspired by Einstein's

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Hitchcock FP * SEALED * Ltd. 3000

Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Lacquered sterling silver barrel and cap with a spiral pattern inspired by the 1958 classic Vertigo . 53 hatch marks are engraved on cone representing Hitchcock's 53 films. Medium 18K gold rhodium-plated

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,400

Date: 19 Jul 2018

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Montblanc Great Characters: Hitchcock FP

Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Lacquered sterling silver barrel and cap with a spiral pattern inspired by the 1958 classic Vertigo . 53 hatch marks are engraved on cone representing Hitchcock's 53 films. Medium 18K gold rhodium-plated

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 19 Jul 2018