The Montblanc 149 Masterpiece must be a standout amongst the most generally perceived wellspring pens around. Delivered persistently since 1952 and prone to stay underway as long as Montblanc exists, the 149 has changed little in outside appearance throughout the years. In any case, there are critical contrasts amongst new and old cases, with pre-1962 pens being the most alluring.
The most clear outside distinction is the wide gold-filled focal top band flanked by limit groups in sterling silver (see detail appropriate) rather than the three gold-plated groups utilized later. Inside, the prior 149s have the overwhelming metal two-organize filling component of the sort initially utilized as a part of best line Montblancs of the ’30s and ’40s. The general heave of the prior pens is fundamentally more prominent than the later infusion formed plastic models; the celluloid of the prior pens additionally has an alternate and hotter feel. The barrel’s ink window has a golden thrown, while the star seal is ivory in shading, instead of unadulterated white.
For a long time vintage 149s weren’t horrendously costly – likely due to their shallow likeness to their advanced descendents, which havebecome so universal as to have lost a lot of their cachet among diehard pen aficionados. Over the most recent fifteen years, be that as it may, costs have gone up extensively; in any case, mid 149s still offer for not exactly their mechanically-indistinguishable level topped antecedents.