For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Mint in the Box 1998 Writer's Series Montblanc Edgar Allan Poe Fountain Pen Limited Edition 8214/17000. This pen comes with the original inner and out boxes and Montblanc documentation.
This Montblanc Limited Edition Writers Series Edition is known as the Edgar Allan Poe Fountain Pen. Edgar Allan Poe’s gold-colored signature is inscribed on the cap. Victorian ornamentation decorates the gold-plated ring under the clip and, as a further tribute to the author. All of the gold plated trim is polished and displays no wear. This Edgar Allan Poe is a limited edition number, "8214/17000".
The cap and barrel are in perfect condition with no cracks, nicks, scratches, or repairs. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The trim is perfect with no scratches or wear. The fountain pen measures 5 3/4" capped and 6 5/8" posted.
This Montblanc fountain pen uses a piston filling system and I have tested with water and works as it was designed to.
The 18-karat gold nib pays tribute to the Raven with an engraving of the bird and is marked. "4810, 18K/750, Montblanc Logo, 1998, MONTBLANC". This nib is designated as a FINE and the point measures .69mm when using digital calipers.
Accompanying this fountain pen are the original Montblanc box, outer storage factory box, International Service Certificate, Reply Card, and Limited Edition Booklet. This is a Limited Edition Montblanc with a production number of 8214 out of 17000.
Edgar Allan Poe gained world fame for his tales of horror and the supernatural. In works such as “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, Poe managed to create a unique blend of intellect, fantasy and morbidity. In “The Raven”, the grand master of the horror story created a poem that is still learned by almost every schoolchild in the English-speaking world. Although Edgar Allan Poe came under criticism throughout his life in the bourgeois American society of the 19th century, today he is acclaimed as a great and timeless author and as a pioneer of modern literature.
This Montblanc Edgar Allan Poe Fountain Pen is a very elegant writing instrument crafted in Germany. I would consider this Montblanc Limited Edition Fountain Pen is in Near Mint Condition because it has been ink but displays no wear. A marvelous addition to your Montblanc Writer's Series arsenal collection.