Lot 111 of 412:
MONTBLANC No. 1 Simplo Nib RED RIPPLE Safety Pen, c.1925  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,560
$600 - $900

No. 1K Red Ripple Hard Rubber Safety Fountain Pen, Simplo Flex Nib, Montblanc Accommodation Clip, Rare

No. 1K red ripple patterned hard rubber safety fountain pen, inset white captop star, no cap band, no barrel imprint, "MONT BLANC" cap imprint. Signed Montblanc white metal accommodation clip. 131 mm. No. 1 14K gold heart-vent Simplo nib, quite springy and flexible. Very fine condition, red ripple hard rubber bright and clean, light scuffs to cap, captop star poorly repainted, brassing to clip. A rare and lovely pen despite amateur restoration to captop star, few known to survive.

-Wallrafen, Stefan & Jens Rösler. Collectible Stars I: Montblanc 1908-1947. [Cologne: 2014], pp. 48-49. Listed with a scarcity rating of 11 (on a 12-point scale), indicating up to ten examples may exist.

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