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Original Pelikan 18 carat gold- 750 nib, M-Medium grade. Vermeil- Gold plated sterling silver. The pen is in amazing condition, showing no usage, or ink marks.
The piston is silky smooth and overall there are no flaws. No cracks, dings, or personal engravings. The exclusive hand engraved Vermeil finish gives this pen an exquisite look. The M700 was first introduced in 1986 and has enjoyed a production run spanning 30 years.As such, these can be found in both old and new style variants that have included a lot of small changes along the way. Consistent amongst all M700s has been the black resin cap, section, and piston knob with a barrel overlay made of sterling silver. The gold tone comes from a fine gold plating applied on top of the silver. Each pen has a green ink window and lacks a trim ring at the section. Two thin, gold cap bands are reminiscent of the original Toledo design from the 1930s. The gold plating of the clip and cap nut have a matte finish which is somewhat subdued. The motif depicts different pelican birds and is done by hand, historically the work of one of three artists (initials CT, EH, & JB). The band near the piston knob is marked with a unique serial and the engravers initials.
Made in small batches, Toledo pens have always varied slightly over time. There may be small variations between pens such as the number of feathers in a pelicans wing. These small differences allow for a uniqueness not seen in a lot of other modern production pens.
The earliest examples of this model had monotone 18C-750 gold nibs, no sterling mark, and a piston knob without any engraving. These are in fact some of the only Pelikan pens around to not bear the company name anywhere. The nib sizes available early on included EF, F, M, B, BB, OM, OB, and OBB. After a time, the rounded ends of the piston knobs were engraved with Pelikan W. Germany and the 925 sterling stamp was applied to the band near the piston knob.
Around 1990, the nibs became a two-toned 18C-750 gold and the year 2010 brought a 24 carat gold-plated cap top. It's a must for a Pelikan collector and would make a great part of a collection and a great everyday user too. We are genuine pen lovers, and many pens offered for sale may have been a part of our collection, or have been written with by us. However, once a pen has been cleaned and posted for sale, it doesn't get any more usage.
All pens come fully serviced and cleaned and in perfect working order, unless stated otherwise. Please ask questions if you have any. The item "First Gen Pelikan M700 Black Toledo Fountain Pen-Pre-unification Edition (M nib)" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "niko_zivk" and is located in Belgrade, (Europe). This item can be shipped worldwide.