Fine Pens

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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Date of the auction: 20.06.2019

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MONTBLANC Black Lacquer DISPLAY BOX

Black lacquered wood display box, brass plaque with Montblanc emblem, brass lock mechanism and key, two stacking pen trays each slotted for ten pens (holds 20 pens in total); trays lined with soft white flocking. Outer dimensions: 12"x8"x3". Outer box (some tears), inner box, guarantee certificate

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Boheme Large-Size Fountain Pen

Uncommon large-size Boheme, black resin, platinum-plated trim, issued with plain clip without jewel. 122mm. 14K gold nib, size not indicated, appears medium. Unlike smaller Boheme models this is not a retractable-nib safety pen. Generic Montblanc display box. Excellent condition, not inked

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Orange GENERATION Set of Three Instruments

Set of three Generation instruments in orange resin, comprising fountain pen, ballpoint and propelling pencil. Gold-plated bands and clips, white captop stars. Converter-filler. Fine 14K gold hooded nib. Flip-top display box, guaranty leaflet, instructions. Excellent condition, not inked

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Lot of Six Meisterstucks, c.1990s

Lot of six black resin Meisterstücks with gold-plated clips and trim, comprising: one 146 fountain pen, three rollerballs (size 144?), one ballpoint (144?) and one propelling pencil. Generally very fine condition, some handling wear

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Meisterstuck 146 STAINLESS STEEL Fountain Pen

Meisterstück Solitaire LeGrand 146-sized fountain pen, polished stainless steel, platinum-plated clip and bands. Piston-filler. Broad 18K gold nib. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, service guide. Excellent condition, light surface wear, not inked

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$350 - US$450

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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Montblanc Meisterstuck UNICEF 149 Fountain Pen

Created by Montblanc to promote literacy for underprivileged children. 146-sized fountain pen, black resin with gold-plated trim, captop band etched with laurel wreath and set with a blue sapphire. Medium 18K two-tone gold nib. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, booklet, service guide. Out of

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Platinum-Plated UNICEF Skeleton Fountain Pen

Translucent blue resin, platinum-plated skeleton overlay inspired by the Rosetta stone. Design incorporates alphabetical characters from six different alphabets. Mother-of-pearl captop star set in onyx, captop adorned by 2.5mm blue sapphire. Medium 149-sized 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Meisterstuck 90 Years SKELETON Fountain Pen

In honor of its 90th Anniversary, Montblanc created this Meisterstück 149 skeleton fountain pen. The skeleton overlay is plated with ruthenium, a rare member of the platinum group of metals; the captop star is cabochon-cut quartz. Medium 149-sized 18K yellow gold nib engraved with 90th anniversary

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Venetian Carnival 2010 ANNUAL EDITION FP

Hand-painted Meissen porcelain cap with image of Il Capitano, 18K gold-plated barrel. 18K gold nib with Annual Edition engraving, size not indicated, appears medium. Outer box, display box, hardcover booklet. Limited Edition: unstated, but one of 300. Excellent condition, not inked

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Andy WARHOL Rollerball Pen

Montblanc's tribute to one of the leading figures in Pop Art. Blue resin barrel, elongated stainless steel cap featuring Campbell's soup can motif, cap engraved with Warhol's dictum: "Art is what you can get away with." Outer sleeve, outer box, display box illustrated with soup can, booklet. Special

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Mahatma GANDHI Rollerball LTD 3000

Honors the great advocate of Indian independence and teacher of non-violence. White lacquered barrel, sterling silver mountings on cap and cone, clip set with mandarin garnet. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, booklet and a small hardcover volume of Gandhi's words of wisdom. Limited Edition

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Imperial DRAGON Fountain Pen

Variant of the Agatha Christie pen primarily distributed in Asia. Black resin, sterling silver dragon clip with two ruby eyes. 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with dragon motif, size not indicated, appears fine or medium. Outer sleeve, display box, booklet, service card, reply card. Limited Edition

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Imperial DRAGON Ltd Set of Three Instruments

Variant of the Agatha Christie design, primarily distributed in Asia. Fountain pen, ballpoint, mechanical pencil. Black resin, sterling silver dragon clips, jeweled eyes. Medium 18K gold nib, snake motif. One outer box, two display boxes (one with weak hinge), one booklet, reply card, and service

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: AGATHA CHRISTIE Fountain Pen

Tribute to Agatha Christie, the world's best-selling mystery writer, acclaimed as the "Queen of Crime". Black resin barrel and cap, sterling silver snake clip, sapphire eyes. 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with snake motif, size not indicated, appears broad. Display box, booklet. Limited Edition

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: AGATHA CHRISTIE Propelling Pencil

Tribute to Agatha Christie, the world's best-selling mystery writer, acclaimed as the "Queen of Crime". Black resin propelling pencil, sterling silver snake clip, sapphire eyes. Display box (hinge weak). Limited Edition: 16,878/25,000. Excellent condition, patina to cap ring

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: AGATHA CHRISTIE Fountain Pen

Tribute to Agatha Christie, the world's best-selling mystery writer, acclaimed as the "Queen of Crime". Black resin barrel and cap, vermeil snake clip, sapphire eyes. Medium 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with snake motif. Outer sleeve, outer box (some wear), display box (weak hinge), booklet

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: COLLODI Rollerball

Tribute to the author of The Adventures of Pinocchio . The rollerball's design reflects themes from Collodi's famous work. Dark brown resin, champagne gold-plated skeleton cap & endpiece. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with grasshopper. Outer box, display box, booklet. Limited Edition: 960/8400

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: DICKENS Ballpoint

Tribute to the Victorian novelist. The pen's design incorporates decorative motifs suggestive of Dickens' milieu. Green resin, fluted sterling silver cap. Display box, booklet. Limited Edition: 6003/16,000. Excellent condition, rubbing to Montblanc imprint on cap

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Daniel DEFOE Rollerball Pen

Tribute to the author of Robinson Crusoe. The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by the classic novel. Wood-toned resin endpiece and cap, grey metal clip and fittings. Plain white outer box (some tape), slipcase, display box, booklet. Limited Edition: 1990/8000. Excellent condition

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: HEMINGWAY Ballpoint

Tribute to the Nobel laureate. The ballpoint's design reflects the aesthetics of Hemingway's milieu. Brown and coral resin, gold-plated rings and clip. Outer box (one joint of box needs glue repair), display box (badly deteriorated lining), booklet. Limited Edition: one of 30,000. Excellent

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: HEMINGWAY Ballpoint

Tribute to the Nobel laureate. The ballpoint's design reflects the aesthetics of Hemingway's milieu. Brown and coral resin, gold-plated rings and clip. Outer box (foxing), display box (badly deteriorated lining), booklet, reply card. Limited Edition: one of 30,000. Excellent condition

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: FITZGERALD Ballpoint

Tribute to the author of The Great Gatsby and other classics of Modernist literature. The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Fitzgerald's milieu. White marbled resin, black endpiece and cap, sterling silver bands, Deco-style clip. Outer box, display box, booklet. Limited Edition

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: FITZGERALD Fountain Pen

Tribute to the author of The Great Gatsby and other classics of American literature. The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Fitzgerald's milieu. Cream marbled resin, black endpiece and cap, sterling silver bands, Deco-style clip. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with Art Deco skyline

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series BALZAC Fountain Pen

Tribute to the author of La Comédie Humaine , a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life. The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Balzac's works. Black resin endpiece and cap, striped gray lacquer barrel, platinum and gold-plated clip and trim. Medium 18K gold rhodium-plated nib etched

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: SWIFT Rollerball

Tribute to the Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and pamphleteer, best known for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal . The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Swift's works. Black lacquer, platinum-plated inlays. Outer box, display box, booklet. Limited Edition: 160/8800. Excellent

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series SWIFT Ltd Set of Three

Tribute to the Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and pamphleteer. Design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Swift's works. Fountain pen, ballpoint, mechanical pencil. Black lacquer, platinum-plated inlays. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with Lilliputian army. Outer sleeve, outer box, display box

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series JULES VERNE Fountain Pen

Dedicated to the French novelist, poet and playwright best-known for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Wave-patterned guilloche overlaid in blue enamel, platinum-plated trim. Fine 18K gold nib, nautical motif. Lacks original packaging except for booklet; generic Montblanc outer box, display box

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: JULES VERNE Ltd Set of Three

Dedicated to the French novelist, poet and playwright best-known for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea . Fountain pen, ballpoint, mechanical pencil. Wave-patterned guilloche overlaid in blue enamel, platinum-plated trim. Medium 18K gold nib, nautical motif. Display box, booklet. Limited Edition

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: TOLSTOY SET, one of 100

Tribute to the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace . The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Tolstoy's life and works. Fountain pen, ballpoint, mechanical pencil. Variously-colored resin, hand-hammered silver-plated barrels. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with Tolstoy family crest

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MONTBLANC Writers Series: TOLSTOY Extra-Limited 1868 FP

Tribute to the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace. The design incorporates decorative motifs inspired by Tolstoy's life and works. Lacquered cap, gold-plated hand-hammered barrel. Broad 18K gold nib engraved with Tolstoy family crest. Outer box, illustrated slipcase, display box, booklet

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019