Montblanc pens were Sir Winston Churchill’s writing implements of choice. He became so associated with the brand that Montblanc named a pen for him. The example that Bonhams is offering at its May 23rd sale of writing implements has been on display in the London Imperial War Museum. Fashioned of 18K pink gold with bands of tortoiseshell and a captop ringed with 53 diamonds, it’s estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Bonhams will offer over 200 lots at the Los Angeles auction, of which the most valuable is a limited edition Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Roy LeGrand. It’s set with over 4,600 diamonds over an 18k yellow gold barrel and estimated at $125,000-$175,000. There are also a variety of single-owner unused examples of Montblanc’s most limited editions, including a George Washington (est. $18,000-$24,000), a 4th of July (est. $12,000-$15,000), a Brandenburger Tor (est. $14,000-$16,000), and a Georges Pompidou (est. $14,000-$16,000).
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