Circa 1923 – 1925
I have for your consideration this rare Montblanc pen with lever-filling systems. Montblanc introduced this system in 1921 and continued to produce lever fillers until 1929, employing a variety of lever types (the one mounted on this specimen is a step lever).
Cap imprint: Mont Blanc.
Barrel's Imprint: SIMPLO Original Montblanc.
Blind cap marked #25 - M.
Big MB top cap star.
18 Ct Montblanc #25 heart hole nib.
The fountain pen is in pristine condition.
Price: 1800 USD + shipping
· The Montblanc Diary & Collector’s Guide, Jens Rösler, pp. 40 - 41
· Fountain Pens of the World, Andreas Lambrou, p. 253 where a #1 long Montblanc w/ lever filler and the same “SWAN-type" clip is depicted.
· Fountain pens: The collector's guide to selecting, identifying, buying and enjoying fountain pens, Jonathan Steinberg, Eagle Edition, 2002, p. 69. The Author says "Montblanc pens with lever-filling systems are extremely rare".