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Welcome to the German pen sales page at Vacumania.  Please note that this website has no sales cart. Most pens shown are singletons, and I sometimes lag with updates noting completed sales.   Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50



Montblanc 149.
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If there is an iconic modern pen it is the largest of the black Montblancs. All four shown are lightly used. First pen ordered gets the box, the box perhaps dating to the 1980s.


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3981 MB 149 Excellent (lightly used) condition. Features: "Germany" Imprint, Arrow-Comb feed, lined ink-view window, plastic piston threads and two-tone tri-part "18c/750" nib, with yellow metal at edges and center, with dividing stripe of white finish.  Smooth Fine+ point.
NM/Mint
 F
$465
2 3982 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "Germany" imprint, Arrow-Comb feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "14c/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Probably 1980s
NM/Mint F
$500
3
3983 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "W Germany" imprint, Comb (without arrow) feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "14k/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Shown open in photo. Probably 1980s
Mint F
$525
4
3984 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "W. Germany"  imprint, Comb ((partial arrow?) feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "18k/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Shown open in photo. Probably
Nearmint
 F-M $485


Pelikan 195s 400 and 400n (streamlined)
Special Nibs.

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High-line 1950s Pelikans, the 400 eventually was replaced by the streamlined 400NN, itself "big brother" to the 140. Top quality Celluloid pens.  Among the three colors shown, black is least common, Tortoise probably most highly sought. 1950s Pelikans-- in contrast to USA-made pens from that time-- far more often offer interesting points: flex, stub, oblique, etc.


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4002 400. Green. Early 1950s. The 400 is less common than the later more streamlined 400NN. Great color and barrel clarity. Clean plastic. Light edge brassing on trim. Extra Fine overall condition. This one has a moderately flexible nib which writes a smooth extrafine-fine line (nib is marked "EF") that can be pushed nearly to broad with gentle pressure.  Nice writer.
Extra Fine
 EF/F to B flex
$225
2 4003 400. Black.  Early 1950s. Black 400s are a bit less common than green and tortoise. This one pops with high flex nib and superb condition
Near Mint Hi Flex
$315. SOLD
3
4004 400NN. Tortoise Late 1950s. Mild trim edge wear. Semi-flex nib. Clean plastic.
Extra Fine
 Fine-Medium $295 SOLD
4 4005 400NN Green. Late 1950s. Excellent condition with clean trim, plastic and barrel clarity. Nicely flexible nib ranging from fine to nearly broad when pressure is applied
Near Mint  F-to-B flex $385
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4006 400 NN Tortoise Late 1950s. Excellent condition with clean trim and barrel clarity.  Sweet nib happily flexes from fine to broad+
Excellent  F-to-B flex $305

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Hot Pelikans
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A wee flock of generally better than average birds. Original boxes are included for the striped M-800 and for the Toledo M-700 (high end pen case).


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3936 M200 Green Demonstrator. The original. First issue/style.   Plated nib.
 NM/M
F
$325
2 3937 M800 Green Demonstrator. Original Style. Just 3000 made in 1992. Medium two tone gold nib.
 NM/Mint M
$795
SOLD
3
3938 M800 Green. Mint in box. Large yellow/black (foot long) box with papers and ink bottle. Early style pen with medallion not stencil at cap top.
Mint
M $475
SOLD
4 3939 M1050 Green. Vermeil  (gold-on-sterling) cap,. Fine Point. Superb Near Mint F
$725
sold
5 3940 M700 Vermeil Toledo (based on the M600), with Richard Binder custom cursive italic point (paperwork by Richard included). Near Mint in Box, with elegant laquer wood case, blue paper box and external cardboard box fully marked. A gem.
Near Mint
$850
6 3941 M600 blue. High quality standard Pelikan. Extra Fine Point. Great condition
Near Mint EF
$325
SOLD


Pen 3872a 3827b 3872c :  Pelikan 400NN, Late 1950s.  $290 each
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COMMENTSBig brother to the 140, the 400NN, the more streamlined version of the earlier-in-1950s 400, offered a bit more "oomph" than the 140. These measure 5 1/4", 13.2 cm. The 400NN is a bread-and-butter vintage Pelikan.  The three basic colors are green, Tortoise, and Black in ascending rarity.  Other more exotic colors do turn up.  These often pack exotic points, allowing for high flex and more frequently found oblique and stub than are found with USA_made pens during the 1950s.


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3872a Pelikan 400NN  Black
Exc condition. Black is less commonly seen than green or Tortoise. This one is superb with clean trim and excellent barrel clarity (the stripes don't show in the angled photo. Flex nib ranges from fine-medium to at least broad (maybe double broad) and probably is the smoothest writer in the lot. A gem.
 Flex
$290
2 3872b Pelikan 400NN Rich Tortoise
Exc condition. Black is less commonly seen than green or Tortoise. This one is superb with clean trim and excellent barrel clarity (the stripes don't show in the angled photo. Nice flexible nib ranges from fine-med to broad or more Flex
$290
3
3872c Pelikan 400NN  Black Exc condition. Black is less commonly seen than green or Tortoise. This one is superb with clean trim and excellent barrel clarity (the stripes don't show in the angled photo. Smooth flexy nib ranges from fine-med to broad.
Flex $290
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3872d Pelikan 400NN  Medium Tortoise
Extra Fine condition.  Edge brassing on clip only. Superb barrel transparency. Monster nib, which flexes from fine to at least broad and which is very smooth.
Flex $290

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Pen 3874:  Pelikan 140 $155 (on hold for ink flow adjustment)
Green Celluloid

Overall Grade: Fine
Trim: Fine Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads Perfect
clarity: Nearmint

Point: Flex F-M to Broad+ Imprint: NA Size: 4 15/16" 12.5m
PRICE: $155
COMMENTSThe basic high-quality Pelikan from the 1950's. Smidge shorter than the 400 and 400NN, but of similar quality and still with solid gold nibs (unlike the 120). Often found with brassing to the cap-band but also often found with "monster" nibs.

This one has typical "Excellent except for cap-band brassing" appearance. Clip and barrel are superb. Cap-band is brassed. Impressive Flex ranging from a fine-medium with light touch to broad+ with pressure.




  Pelikans Old and New (and more...)
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COMMENTS:  Some terrific near-modern and vintage Pelis are found above, the star being an original 100-N Tortoise (with red ends) from the 1950s.  A few non-Pelikans include a couple Kawekos, a Faber and a Tuyner-Rotex.


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3792 Pelikan M1050. Modern version of the 1000 upraded with gold-filled cap.
Superb condition. As mint, probably dipped. Green plastic with gold-plated cap. Fine point.
 F
$725
2 3793 Pelikan M800. Green Stripe
Superb condition. As mint, probably dipped. Double Broad Oblique nib, with gentle angle, functioning as an elegant Stub.
OBB
$370
Sold
3 3794 Pelikan M150
Out of production. Quality but affordable model. As mint condition (probably has been filled. Fine Point) Piston Fill. Gold-plated ni
F
$150
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3795
Pelikan 101-N Tortoise. 1950s
1930's-1950's (a later example with single piece barrel-section).Birght clean plastic, nice color, bottom cap-band largely brassed. Smooth flex nib. Extra Fine Condition. Flexes from Fine-Med to Broad_
Flex $1200
Sold
5 3796 Pelikan 400: 1950s  Green Stripe
Clean pen. Killer Oblique Broad Flex nib. (on hold for filler tweak).
XF-B
Flex
$210
6
3797 Pelikan 400NN. 1950s Black
Nearmint Condition. Black is well harder to find in 400NN than are either green or tortoise. This one has a nice fine point with a fair bit of flex.
Fine SemiF
$280
Sold
7 3798 Pelikan 400 NN 1950s Tortoise
Superb Condition. No brassing. Great transparency and color. Proper brown cap. Oblique -Broad nib that also is quite flexible. I have a 2nd pen with lighter tortoise color
OB-Fl
$250
Sold
8 3799 Pelikan M205 Black/Chrome
Uncommon M-205, black with chrome trim. Fine Point semi-flex nib. Includes hard case and outer blue/black Pelikan box. Piston Fill
F semi
Flex
$120
9 3800 Pelikan ?early modern M400?
I believe this is an early modern M400. Single cap-band. Modern Feed. But the nib hearkens to yore. A flex Oblique Broad, it writes a monstrous line.  As-mint condition, though dipped and filled by me. Has label on barrel still. Fine
$200


10 3801 Pelikan M-250 Fountain Pen. Black
Can't find it. Sold?
F
$130
Sold
11 3802
Pelikan K-200/250 Ballpoint
This arrived with the FP below. Not sure it is a K250 . I'll knock $20 from the price if you take this and the Fountain Pen (3801) in matching color. Includes hard case and outer decoratve box.
$80
12 3803
Pelikan M200 Fountain Pen
Italic (broad downstroke, thin crosstroke) nib. As-mint condition. Piston Fill. Plated nib with hint of flex. Includes hard case and outer decoratve box. I believe this style M200 is out of production.
Italic
$120
13 3804
Pelikan M200 Tortoise
I might have sold it...


14 3806
Kaweko 1940s(?). Celluloid(?) High Flex nib.  Attractive black-veined pearlescent green plastic. Likely dates to 1940s. Fine Flex nib. Excellent condition. Piston filler (knob under blind cap). Shipment pending a nib adjustment.
F Flex
$150
Sold
15 3807
Faber Castell
Vintage 1970s?  Elegant black pen with killer oblique flex 14k nib. Cute white diamond on cap top evokes MB's star.
OB Flex
$150
16 3808
Kaweko Monopol 200:
Condition Mint

High Flex nib with generous iridium. The nib is not marked as alloy gold, but acts like it is.  Piston Fill. Flexes from Fine to Broad +
F-B
$150
Sold
17 3808 TUYNER (?LUYNER)- ROTAX:
Piston-fill pen with Parker VS-like nib (gold plate).  A solid and  previously unseen by me German pen probably by a 2nd tier maker, but still well made.
F
$60


  Montblanc, New and Old
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COMMENTS:  Montblanc. Lots of Montblancs...


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3809 Montblanc 344
Probably 1970s. Bit larger with heftier nib than is found on the three 342s offered in this website update. Extra-Fine condition, with bit of brass on cap-band and couple light marks here and there on plastic. Perhaps the smoothest-writing pen I've used in a year. Fine point, with slightest hint of flex.
 F
$235
Sold
2 3810 Montblanc 146. Nearly modern
Superb condition. As mint, probably dipped. Two tone solid "18K" nib, with gold surrounding the rhodium-plated central section. Comb Feed. Striped ink-view window
Fine
$290
Sold
3 3811 Montblanc 146. 1970s Superb Condition. Arrrow-with-comb feed. Monotone "14k" proper MB nib. Clear smokey-gray ink window. Fine Point
Fine $350
Sold
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3812
Montblanc 146. 1970s Superb Condition. Arrrow-with-comb feed. Monotone "14k" proper MB nib. Clear smokey-gray ink window. Smooth and responsive medium point Med $350
Sold
5 3813 Montblanc 149
Near Mint. Two tone "14C"  gold nib (gold frames an entire white center). Striped ink-view window. Comb-Arrow feed.
Fine
$515
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3814 Montblanc 149 Extra Fine Condition.. Two tone "14C"  gold nib (gold frames an entire white center). Striped ink-view window. Comb-Arrow feed. Monotone "14C" MB nib.  2 elegant initials in clip, possibly "J S".
Fine Sem
Flex
$385
Sold
7 3815 MB 146
Apparently sold.
O
$275
8 3816 Montblanc Writer's LE: Oscar Wilde
Includes inner hard case and decorative outer  box, paperwork. Fine Point. #14414 
F
$825
Sold
9 3817 Montblanc Noblesse. White
Uncommon in what appears to be a powder-coated white finish.. Fine
$300
Sold
10 3818
Montblanc Pix silver pencil, hexagonal. 1950s? 1920s?
Barley pattern in columns surrounded by smooth. Cartouche neatly engraved "Theodor Riepling Bremen". "Hemingway"-style clip. Nozzle/Ferrule looks to be chrome. I don't know issue date for this one. It looks old.
F
$800


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Pen 3444:  Montblanc Rollerball  Large Model  $230
Possibly A Legrand 162

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  NA
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: NA Imprint: NA Size:
PRICE: $230
COMMENTS: I don't do much with modern MB, but modern MB tends to turn up with collection purchases. This one I believe is the largest Rollerball offered.  Might be as big or bigger than a 146 pen.  Retail on the 162 is around $400 MIB.


Pen 3821. Pen 3822. Pen 3823: 1950s Montblanc 342
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COMMENTS:  The second most prevalent pen in my own collection (after Parker's Vacumatic), Balance offers a huge range of variants, factoring is color, size, trim evolution, and off-catalogue features. Rock solid construction. Generally quite nice writers.


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3821 Montblanc 342, yellow gold-filled trim
Excellent condition. "Montblanc 342" clear and sharp on the cap-band. Full white-star on cap.  Flexible Oblique Nib (basically, an angled stub) that writes a remarkably nice line.
 Flx
OB
$215
Sold
2 3822 Montblanc 342, rose gold-filled trim
Excellent condition. "Montblanc 342" clear and sharp on the cap-band. Full white star on cap.This one has trim that leans to the pink rather than yellow. Another with a terrific and smooth flexible oblique nib.
Flex
OB
$215
Sold
3 3823 MB 342, yellow gold filled trim
Extra Fine condition with a bit of brassing on edge of cap-band as per the pic. White dot presents as outline on top of pen.  Is this a later variant?  Does not have model name on cap-band, but does have it stamped into the filler cap at butt of pen. Another oblique nib, but while most Obliques lean toward broad on the downstroke, this one is a more chiseled medium.  Nice flex present ont his third 342. Great writer.
Flex
OM
$215



Pen 3827, 3829, 3830 :  A Trio of Pelikan 140s. $60-165
Watch for the "Monster Nib"

COMMENTS:  The basic high-quality Pelikan from the 1950's. Smidge shorter than the 400 and 400NN, but of similar quality and still with solid gold nibs (unlike the 120). Often found with brassing to the cap-band but also often found with "monster" nibs.

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Price
1. Pen 3827 Pelikan 140. Green Stripe.
 VG condition, clean save for typical brassing to cap-band. Later comb-feed, suspected replacement. Nib not marked "585" or 14K and might be a later plated nib.
$65
2. Pen 3828
Pelikan 140. Black. VG
Less common than green pens. VG condition. Clean plastic and clip but with tyipcal brassing to the cap-band. Neat Oblique-Medium Need (pending adjustment)
$165
3. Pen 3829
Pelikan 140. Green Stripe
VG condition with clean plastic and trim but with usual brassing to the cap-band. Killer Flexible Oblique Broad nib, essentially an angled stub that can give thin cross strokes and monster downstrokes.
$150
Sold



Pen 3830, Pen 3831 :  Pelikan 400NN, Late 1950s.  $175-220
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COMMENTS:  Big brother to the 140, the 400NN, the more streamlined version of the earlier-in-1950s 400, offered a bit more "oomph" than the 140. These measure 5 1/4", 13.2 cm.


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3830 Pelikan 400NN  Green striped.
Superb condition. Flex Fine point. Shipping delayed for nib-tweak in early May
 F
$175
2 3831 Pelikan 400NN
Superb condition. Monstrous Oblique Broad (essentially an angled Stub) flex nib.
OB-Flex
$220
Sold



Pen 3836 :  Pelikan P-590 Celebry Series $180
The Celebry series ran 1997-2007

Overall Grade: NM/M Tagged
Trim: Perfect Color:  NA
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Nib condition: Perfect
Clutch Perfect
clarity: NA
Point: Med Imprint: NA Size: 5 5/8" 14.3cm
PRICE: $180
COMMENTS:  Cartridge/Converter. Solid 14k 2-tone gold nib. Interesting pen, one I only recently encountered. Think of this as Pelikan's answer to the Parker 75 and the Sheaffer Targa, though production era for Celebry was later, 1995-2007.  Several trim tiers were offered. The 590 is near the top of the food chain, with gold-plated cap and gripping section.  The color is Venetian Red.  Tag suggests Medium point though to my eye this is on the broad side of medium.


Pens 3837-3843: Pelikan Celebry (1995-2007). Variety of finishes
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COMMENTS:  Pelikan's belated answer to the Sheaffer Targa and Parker 75. These elegant slender Pelikans, cartridge/converter fill, with solid gold nibs, offer a nice range of lacquer and metal finishes, with models ranging from the  P560 to P596. Pens measure 5 5/8", 14.3cm closed. Nearing a decade out of production.

Four colors can be found for  the lacquer finish barrels paired with either matching caps or gold-plated caps in the P 580 model and 590 model, respectively: Emerald Green, Venetian Red, Agate Black and Sapphire Blue.  580, 590, 595 and 596 had similar gold-plated gripping section and two-tone solid gold nib.

The pens offered here are from the upper end of the model range, 580 with colored caps and barrels , 590s with gold plated cap, plated (rhodium?) all-steel 595 and all-gold-plated 596. All of these have gold nibs.  Lower tier models not included in this offering include steel nibbed 570, 565 and 560, which also have more humble trim.

All the pens in this group are at worst in near-mint condition, likely having met ink but otherwise perfect. All have tags, though the Emerald 590 has only a partial tag. All nibs are nice and responsive two tone 14k.  All are medium point save for the Emerald 580 which has broad piont. All pens have the same gold-plated grip, as shown with the open all gold-plated pen.
 

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3837 Pelikan Celebry P596
Mint Condition. The top of the line Celebry, the P-596 features gold-plated metal throughout. Solid-gold two tone nib  Med
$215
Sold
2 3838 Pelikan Celebry P590 Mint condition. Agate Black  Barrel with gold-plated cap. Two tone gold nib. Gold-plated gripping section.
Med
$175
3 3839 Pelikan Celebry P595 Mint condition. 2nd-to-top model. All stainless with gold-plated trim and gripping section.  Solid gold 2-tone nib. Med
$195
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3840 Pelikan Celebry P590 Mint Condition. Emerald Green barrel. Gold plated cap and grip. Solid gold two-tone nib. Med $175
5 3841 Pelikan Celebry P580 Mint Condition. Venetian Red barrel and cap. Gold-plated  grip. Solid gold two-tone nib.
Med $165
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3842 Pelikan Celebry P580 Mint  Condition.. Agate Black barrel and cap. Gold-plated grip. Solid gold two-tone nib
Med $165
7 3843 Pelikan Celebry P580 Mint  Condition.. Agate Black barrel and cap. Gold-plated grip. Solid gold two-tone nib Broad
$175



Pen 3845:  Pelikan M625   $445
Out of production and relatively uncommon

Overall Grade: As mint
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Nib condition: Perfect
Threads: Perfect
clarity: NA
Point: Med Imprint: NA Size: 5 1/4" 13.6cm
PRICE: $445
COMMENTSThe sterling cap and blind cap and dark translucent barrel pastic mark the "25" part of "625".  Three colors were offered with three total cap styles released sequentially during a three year period from 2006-2008. The combination of the  translucent deep blue barrel with silver fittings is... elegant.    Medium point, 18-C nib. Original Retail supposedly was $990


Pen 3846 :  Pelikan M420  Sterling/Opaque Blue  $ 425
Out of production and relatively uncommon

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Nib condition: Perfect
Threads: Perfect
clarity: NA
Point: Med Flex Imprint: NA Size: 5" , 12.8cm
PRICE: $425
COMMENTS: Sort of an M400 version of the M600-related M625. Why this is "20" and not "25"?  No idea. It has the sterling/rhodium-at-both-ends thing going for it. Apparently this was a 1 year (2004) product, predating the M625.  Deep blue barrel with rhodium-plated-sterling makes for an elegant cocktail.  Unlike the 625, the 420 does not have an entirely translucent barrel, but rather an ink-view window near the threads. Nib is two-tone 18-C.


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