The Montblanc Ingrid Bergman Special Edition Pens

Ingrid Bergman, one of Hollywood’s finest,  with three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award,  is being honored by Montblanc with three exquisite pens.

Image result for Ingrid BergmanThe Montblanc Ingrid Bergman La Donna Special Edition FountainRollerball and Ballpoint Pens are made with the finest materials and the uncompromising craftsmanship that is Montblanc. Inspired by Ingrid Bergman’s era, the 1940’s, the pen has exquisite details and will wow even the most discerning pen lover.  The mother of pearl styled lacquered caps, the 18K gold nibs, the teardrop amethysts,  the rose gold accents and Ingrid Bergman’s signature is but a few of the refined details that make these pens so luxurious.

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Alongside Ingrid Bergman, Montblanc’s Women’s Collection also honors another wonderful artist who made great contributions to her field, literature, Virginia Woolf, with the Montblanc Virginia Woolf Special Edition Pen. Montblanc not only makes some of the finest pens in the world, it also chooses some of the finest women to model their pens after. Here’s looking at you Montblanc!

Montblanc Pays Homage to Queen Elizabeth I with New Pen

Strong. Defined. Powerful. Innovative. These words describe the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and what’s more impressive is that they also apply to Montblanc’s new pen dedicated to her throne.

Image result for Queen Elizabeth IMontblanc released two limited edition fountain pens that capture the essence of 16th century England. Thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, England was a world super power that created the foundation for a historic age of culture. Montblanc recognizes this epic era with its pens.

The brilliant lacquer of both writing instruments is modeled on the royal garments of the Queen. The royal insignia is well represented on the cap by the Tudor rose and the cross of the British Crown, along with a green cabochon on the clip. To finish off the adorned cap, the words “Video et taceo” meaning “I see and say nothing” are engraved as a reminder of the famous Queen’s signature motto.

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The Queen Elizabeth I fountain pens come in two editions; one is limited to 4810 pieces while the other has only 888. If you are a fan of British History, this pen is the perfect collection piece. This pen is also a worthy addition to any desk or collection and is sure to spark conversation.

Help honor the spirit of the Queen’s dynasty with the new Montblanc fountain pen!

The Montblanc Mark Twain Pen

What comes to mind when spying a young child painting a fence or when a Saturday chore involves painting your own? Many of us return to Mississippi, to the fictional town of St. Petersburg, the southern town along the mighty Mississippi River, which Mark Twain painted so vividly in our minds while reading the childhood classic Tom Sawyer.

Image result for mark twainFor any one writer to have such an influence on so many individual readers’ thoughts years later is remarkable. Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens’ pen name, was a hugely successful author “his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from critics and peers alike and upon his death in 1910 he was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.”

Another amazing thing about this extraordinary author’s work is it is still being compiled today….. due to his use of multiple pen names and his many obscure newspaper articles and speeches.

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To commemorate this classic American writer’s life and his contributions to literature, Montblanc is paying tribute to him in 2010 (100 years after his death) by issuing The Mark Twain Limited Edition Pens, the latest addition to Montblanc’s already extensive and very popular Montblanc Limited Edition Writer’s Collection. Check it out today at Executive Essentials!

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen

The Montblanc Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi Pen is now available at Executive Essentials. While there has been some controversy over the release of this pen, Executive Essentials is proud to be an authorized dealer of Montblanc as they honor this extraordinary man!

Image result for mahatma gandhiGandhi was not born with the name Mahatma, which means “great soul”; it was a name given to him after his non-violent philosophy of change inspired millions worldwide. (However due to his modesty, he never accepted this name.)

Gandhi was a critical figure in India’s struggle and success to gain independence. His “civil disobedience” influenced and changed history forever. He was not only a political leader he was a spiritual leader as well.  His simple lifestyle and dedication to “the truth” continues to be an example of how to live, to many.

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What better, than a pen, a non-violent vehicle used throughout history for change, as the instrument to honor this great leader! Well done Montblanc!

The Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition Pen

John Lennon, a man who lived large, influenced and entertained millions and a man who was taken away far too soon, is being honored by Montblanc with the release of the Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition Fountain, Rollerball and Ballpoint Pens.

Image result for john lennonJohn Lennon was born October 9th, 1940 (John would be 70 years old this year) in Liverpool, England where he started his first band the Quarrymen, that later evolved into the Beatles.  John Lennon sold over 14 million albums and produced twenty-seven number one singles in the US alone and became a Member of the Order for the British Empire and after his death was inducted into both the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

John Lennon, who had a difficult childhood with the early separation of his parents and the death of his mother at 17, went on to become one of the biggest icons of the 20thCentury music world and was shot dead at 40, imagine……..

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Check out the John Lennon Special Edition Pen at Executive Essentials today!

Pen Collectors

PensPen Collecting, Pen Clubs & Organizations, Pens Shows……The World of Pens. Who collects these wide assortment of writing instruments and how do they spend their time?

Now that I am submerged into the world of pens I’m kind of flabbergasted by the vast amount of ballpointsrollerballsfountain, felt-tip, erasable and limited edition pens available and the prices some people will pay to get these very coveted objects!

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Cross Ballpoint Pens

First I’m curious to know who these people are! Do they have a particular kind of personality?  Do they come from similar backgrounds?  I myself do not collect a thing. My mother was a depression child,  so she has a hard time throwing anything away…. as a result, in my household now that I’m all grown up,  you better not set anything down for too long or it will end up in a bag headed for Goodwill or some other charitable organization.

After doing a little research I’m finding pen collectors do not really stand out as any one particular personality type, in truth, I really cannot get a good answer about who these mysterious people are and why they like pens so much. From what I can gather, pen collectors come from all different walks of life, have all different types of personalities and are scattered all around the world!

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Lamy Fountain Pens

Interestingly enough, I did come across a woman in Germany, Angelika Unverhau, the world record holder for ballpoint pens…. 220,000 ballpoints from over 146 countries!  Now that would be an interesting household to grow up in.  I wonder what affect she’s having on her kids?

With the emergence of the electronic age you think you would be hard pressed to find a pen show; not the case, you can still attend pen shows all over the world….from Chicago to London to New York and beyond.  There are vast numbers of pen online forums, clubs and trading sites as well.

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Parker Rollerball Pens

I don’t know what rock I have been under for the last four decades but it seems that these things we use to write things down with have quite the following.

You too can join the thousands across the globe that have joined the fascinating world of pens.  Where shall you begin?  MontblancWatermanCrossKroneAurora, Libelle, Fisher, Lamy….the list goes on and on!

The Muhammad Ali Pen

Muhammad Ali, a three-time World Heavyweight Champion with 56 wins and only 5 losses in his career, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.  His incredible talent in the ring and his bigger than life personality outside, has made him one of the most beloved sports figure of our time and Montegrappa has chosen to honor this incredible athlete with the release of the Montegrappa Icons Muhammad Ali Limited Edition Rollerball and Fountain Sterling Silver Pens.

Growing up with a sports fanatic Dad and  four brothers in a football and baseball household, rarely if ever was boxing a source of entertainment until Muhammad Ali appeared on the scene.  His lively banter and unorthodox fighting style brought life to the sport and captured the hearts of my Dad and brothers and millions of other sports fans around the world.

Ali’s famous bouts with Joe Frazier and his legendary knockout of George Forman to win the World Heavyweight title for the second time, all contributed to Muhammad Ali being named  “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999 and now with Montegrappa’s tribute a decade later!

With only 1,942 pens created, be sure to check out these fabulous pens honoring this fabulous man, at Executive Essentials today!