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    Default Couple of grails acquired!

    I have been mostly grail hunting this winter and had some success!

    I have wanted a Montblanc 139 for decades, but I either couldn't find a near-mint example or didn't want to shell out the $4000.00 plus to acquire one.

    In February I made the acquaintance of a kind attorney who has been collecting writing instruments for the last 2 decades or more and has a lovely and much-to-be-desired collection. I was able to pick up not only a 139, but also a 138 both in thrilling condition!

    I am now fortunate enough to have a Montblanc 132, 134, 138, and 139 in the collection I am curating for future generations. If you have a 136, I would be intrigued!

    Enjoy the pics.


    Montblanc 139










    Montblanc 138

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    Default Re: Couple of grails acquired!

    Very big congratulations to you! Those are remarkable pens to procure.
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    Very well done.
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    Default Re: Couple of grails acquired!

    Thank you, Jon and Chrissy!

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    Good luck and Congrats on the new add !!
    Great pens !!!

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    Default Re: Couple of grails acquired!

    Very nice! When hunting for your 136, you'll discover that Montblanc produced that same model with a variety of clips, cap bands, nibs and more. A 136 collection could become a separate rabbit hole on its own.

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    Default Re: Couple of grails acquired!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    I am now fortunate enough to have a Montblanc 132, 134, 138, and 139 in the collection I am curating for future generations. If you have a 136, I would be intrigued!
    Congratulations and thank you for the pictures.
    A family portrait would be a good addition to this thread for ... y'know, future generations
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    Beautiful and congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Very nice! When hunting for your 136, you'll discover that Montblanc produced that same model with a variety of clips, cap bands, nibs and more. A 136 collection could become a separate rabbit hole on its own.
    Thank you Fred. I noticed the clips and nibs, but the bands escaped me. I need to do more research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    I am now fortunate enough to have a Montblanc 132, 134, 138, and 139 in the collection I am curating for future generations. If you have a 136, I would be intrigued!
    Congratulations and thank you for the pictures.
    A family portrait would be a good addition to this thread for ... y'know, future generations
    When I get the 136 I will surely do so.

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    Default Re: Couple of grails acquired!

    Congratulations! And some glorious nibs!

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