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Montblanc's Sir Winston Churchill fountain pen highlights choice writing instruments at Heritage Auctions
This heirloom Pen comes complete with black lacquered presentation box.
DALLAS, TX.- Montblanc's Sir Winston Churchill Limited Edition 53 fountain pen — featuring 18 karat pink gold, tortoiseshell bands and 53 diamonds — is expected to bring $25,000+ as part of a special offering of fine writing instruments in Heritage's Gentleman Collector Auction event, Feb. 23-24 at the company's Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.

In addition to pens, the auction includes eclectic collections of vintage walking canes, automobilia, nautical art and ship models, paintings, books, furniture, desk items for the bar and study and remarkable memorabilia dedicated to historic ballooning.

"Limited edition luxury pens are rapidly gaining a following, especially among modern coin and wine collectors, and rare examples are extremely hard to find," said Nicholas Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "My favorite is the Churchill, but there's something for all tastes and budgets. What makes many of these especially interesting is their edition numbers, carefully chosen by the original collector. Many have edition number 1 and others have number 8, which is hard to find."

Virtually unheard of in a single auction, two of Montblanc's most coveted patriotic limited edition fountain pens — honoring the Star Spangled Banner and America's independence — will cross the block during the event. A Montblanc Limited Edition 56 Fourth of July fountain pen is expected to bring $25,000+ and a Montblanc Stars-and Stripes Skeleton fountain pen — one of 50 handcrafted in white gold, diamonds and rubies — is expected to bring $20,000+.

The collection features 30 Montblanc pens and small issue rarities, such as a Montblanc Limited Edition 100 Yellow Soulmakers Number 88 fountain pen, expected to bring $16,000+.

"All of these superb instruments are in pristine, original condition," added Dawes, "complete with presentation boxes and paperwork."

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