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
$600 - $900

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






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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