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    a retailerís offering vintage MB Meisterstuck 142 fir around 175 $. the snow flake in top is brown in colour. the retailers claiming its 50 years old and hence no service card
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    Default Re: check authenticity of mont blanc 142

    I wouldnít worry about authenticity. There arenít going to be many of these with papers after near 70 years and that star will be yellowed. Thereís little point in faking a 142 when you could go through the same effort and get a lot more money with a fake 149. Either would be unlikely since the telescoping piston mechanism is one of the key features of the fifties 14x pens. Anyone who could make a telescopic piston could make their own pens and sell them for a lot of money.

    I would be concerned with condition and functionality. Does the piston work? Have parts been replaced? What about cracks? Shrinkage?

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    Default Re: check authenticity of mont blanc 142

    Thank you for response.. Have attached pics from the vendor.. nib is original and pen is in working condition. The cap has a crack ; but is functional...

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    Default Re: check authenticity of mont blanc 142

    Itís not a great bargain when you consider the condition. Maybe not a total rip-off, either but unless i really needed a 1950s MB and wanted to spend as little as possible, iíd probably pass it up or try to bargain the price down.

    There was a nicer one listed in the For Sale listings here. I think itís still available.

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    Default Re: check authenticity of mont blanc 142

    Yea, I think I will pass it .. thanks again

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