Lot 112 of 412:
MONTBLANC No. 4 RED RIPPLE Lever-Filler, Rare, c.1925  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
No. 4M Red Ripple Lever-Filler Fountain Pen, Rare and Unrecorded Example

Author:
Montblanc

Place:
Germany

Publisher:

Date:
1922-1930

Description:

No. 4M red ripple patterned hard rubber fountain pen, inset white captop star, no cap band, no barrel imprint, "MONT BLANC" cap imprint. Lever-filler. 120 mm. 14K gold No. 4 circle-vent Montblanc nib, rather firm. Very fine condition, red ripple hard rubber bright and clean, captop star toned and crazed, brassing to lever. No examples of the No. 4 lever-filler in red ripple are recorded in the standard Montblanc references; a rare pen.

-Wallrafen, Stefan & Jens Rösler. Collectible Stars I: Montblanc 1908-1947. [Cologne: 2014], pp. 44-45. No red ripple example is listed in the book. The standard black hard rubber version is listed with a scarcity rating of 9 (on a 12-point scale). The unrecorded red ripple version is considerably scarcer.


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Item number:
311257
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