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Friday, May 4, 2012

New from Montblanc....coming in July!

Limited to just 50 pieces, symbolizing the number of states in the US, the Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition from Montblanc showcases the company's craftsmanship and design. The intricate 750 solid gold fittings over the gray PVD coating on the writing instrument is inspired by the elements of the neoclassical sculpture. The barrel is engraved with the official date of the American Independence Declaration in Roman letters. The cap symbolizes the crown of the statue in an abstract manner with a clip in the form of a torch embellished with a citrine jewel, a symbol of freedom. The three-dimensional pattern of the writing instrument commemorates the steel construction of the actual statue conceived by Gustave Eiffel. As a mark of the quality and craftsmanship of this piece, a mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem is featured at the very summit of the writing instrument. Previous artisan editions from Montblanc include tributes to Max Reinhardt, Frida Kahlo and the Presidential Series, all in the form of exquisitely crafted Montblanc pens.
The Montblanc Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition will be available at Montblanc boutiques nationwide from July 4, 2012. The piece will be specially featured at Montblanc’s Flagship boutique on Madison Avenue. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Heading to Chicago

The Chicago Pen Show starts today at the Westin O'Hare. The now-famous Chicago Pen Show auction will take place tomorrow night. There's still time to make plans to attend; I haven't missed the show for at least 15 years. Highlights of the auction include vintage pieces from Parker and Waterman to wonderful ephemera that will add to anyone's pen collection. The Westin is a great place to stay, and the Chicago area provides lots to do during free time. Hope to see you there.