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    Default Re: Do you keep the original box and packaging of your pens?

    Even if you don't keep your old pen boxes for the pens that came in them, in the interest of recycling, they can still come in useful if you sell things (like pens) on ebay, or if you send pens as gifts to others.

    Many years ago, before I ever owned a Montblanc pen of any type, my OH placed a BIC ballpoint in one of my nice pen boxes and, as a little joke, wrote about a famous white topped mountain on the outside of the packaging. He gave it to me on Christmas morning. The little joke backfired in a way because it spurred me on to sell almost all of my pens on ebay, and use the money to buy my first Montblanc Meisterstück ballpoint pen. I never looked back and regularly sell off some pens and inks in order to buy others.

    Now I'm getting older, I still sell off pens and inks, but I tend to not replace them so much. When I'm no longer around I hope that all of my pens (and maybe even some of their original boxes) will be loved by others as much as they have been loved by me.
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    Default Re: Do you keep the original box and packaging of your pens?

    I keep everything. Fortunately, most of my vintage pens came without boxes or papers.

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    Default Re: Do you keep the original box and packaging of your pens?

    I keep everything. Even the original boxes of my shoes...

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    Default Re: Do you keep the original box and packaging of your pens?

    I have a fairly large box of boxes that have come my way in lot purchases over the years, which sometimes enable me to match a vintage pen with the appropriate box. I keep the boxes for all the new pens that I buy, knowing that one day I will feel it is time to pass them on. Much nicer for the new recipient to find them in the original packaging. There's the odd occasion when a buyer will ask for the pen to be sent without boxes to save on postage cost.
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