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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 379

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 28789, made in 2011

“Carlo Collodi”, limited edition, No. 03 685 / 12 000

CHF 900 - 1,100

EUR 800 - 1,000 / USD 1,000 - 1,200 / HKD 7,500 - 9,300

Fountain-pen with medium 18K champagne-colour gold nib engraved with a cricket (dated 2011)

Original fitted box and outer box, “Carlo Collodi” booklets and guarantee (undated)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Carlo Collodi”

Montblanc created this pen in 2011 in honour of Carlo Collodi (1826-1890), in a limited and numbered edition of 12 000 examples. The twentieth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.

The pen is crafted from precious dark brown resin. The champagne-coloured gold pen’s design evokes the magical imaginary world of Pinnochio. The cap is engraved with various motifs: the voracious whale, the faithful cricket, the shady fox, the cunning cat and the good fairy. The clip is set with a screw that symbolises the joints of the world’s most famous puppet, while the cone is reminiscent of Pinocchio’s legendary long nose.

The ball-point pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 14 600 examples.

The roller-ball pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 8 400 examples.

The mechanical pencil was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 3 000 examples.

A set of three writing instruments, comprising a fountain-pen, a ball-point pen, roller-ball and a mechanical pencil, was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 3 000 examples.


Lorenzini, Carlo, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi
November 24, 1826 – October 26, 1890

Italian author, humourist, and journalist, widely known for his fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.


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