Montblanc has two yearly recurring editions; writer’s editions (honoring a specific author) and the Patron of Art’s, in honor of a historical person who has meant anything significant in promoting the arts. These PoA’s are the most luxurious Montblanc pens and are incredibly expensive. I am always a bit puzzled about these pens, first and foremost they are incredible works of arts, but the thing is that a lot of people don’t ever use them, therefore I often see them in absolutely pristine condition. Personally I think that any pen should be used, but the economic reality is simply that an unused object is vastly more valueable than anything in used condition.
That’s why I kind of prefer to buy used items, not only because these are cheaper but also because I can use them care-free because I don’t have to be afraid to scratch it or add the slightest sign of use that makes it lose that holy “mint” status.
This time I have an exceptional Montblanc “Pope Julius II”, Patron of Arts of the year 2005. In the original box, and although it has been used it still looks good.