Sunday, 5 October 2014

Montblanc Hemingway Writers Series Limited Edition Fountain and Ballpoint Pens

Out of the darkness and into the spotlight................

For the past 20 years, this pair of Montblanc Writers Series Limited Edition 'Hemingway' fountain and ballpoint pens have been hidden away in a safe. Recently serviced by Hepworth Dixon, we are now in a position to offer these highly collectable and sort after pens for sale, either as a pair or individually.

Montblanc Writers Series Limited Edition Hemingway

In 1992 Mont Blanc launched two limited-edition pens, one named after Lorenzo de Medici, in the new ‘Patron of Art’ series, the other after Ernest Hemingway in the new ‘Writers’ series.

As a tribute to one of the great American writers of the 20th century, Montblanc introduced the Hemingway fountain pen in the autumn of 1992. Modeled after a Montblanc design from the 1930′s, it recalls the time of Ernest Hemingway – a time of great style and verve.

The coral red body and dark brown cap are made from precious resin and the cap bears the signature of this great writer. The pen has a screw knob operated piston filling system. The fountain pen barrel holds a vast quantity of ink. It has a paned ink view window to indicate when ink level is low. The large 18ct gold nib with rhodium inlay is detailed with intricate scrollwork. Pen is supplied in original Limited Edition 'book style' box, complete with papers.

Montblanc Hemingway Special Edition Fountain Pen

Ernest Hemingway was undoubtedly one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and he still inspires discriminating literature enthusiasts all around the world. 

In works such as "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man and the Sea", Hemingway was remarkable for his powers of verbal expression and the denseness of his narratives. Hemingway thus became not only a model for a whole generation of writers, but also a challenge – which most of them failed to meet.

Production of the fountain pen was strictly limited to 20,000 pieces. Each pen bares a unique identity number. The matching Hemingway ballpoint pen (featured below) was limited to 30,000 pieces.

Montblanc Hemingway Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

As stated above, 1992 was also the year that Montblanc launched their "Patron of Art" series. The first fountain pen in this series was the 'Lorenzo de Medici'. A Limited Edition of just 4810 pieces worldwide. Now available from Hepworth Dixon, the 'Lorenzo de Medici' will be featured in forthcoming blog. For now a single image of this recently serviced beauty will have to do.

1992 Montblanc Patron of Art 'Lorenzo de Medici' Limited Edition Fountain Pen