No. 128 S
This pen is from the personal collection of Joudenali. Watch out for reviews of truly rare pens from his treasure chest!
The first series of Meisterstück pens completed their run in the mid-1930s and were replaced by the 10x series Meisterstück safety pens that brought the flat-top design we love so much! Very soon after the launch of the 10x series came the 12x series, which was almost a 10x but with the Stoßfüller or push-knob filling system. Soon after the introduction of the 12x came the 13x series with its telescopic piston. All three series - the 10x, 12x, and 13x - were available simultaneously in the market for a short time before the safety and Stoßfüller were phased out and the 13x reigned supreme through the 1940s.
The clip found on the 12x series was the exquisite tie clip introduced by the 10x and carried forward by the 13x series.
The 128 S measures 13 cm capped, and about 15.5 cm posted. According to an old catalogue, the 128 replaced the No. 40 model from the first Meisterstück series.
In this picture, we see the 128 S in between the 129 and 128 G. You may have noticed that the 128 is the same size as the 129. But, it is not as large as the 138, even though that is what one might expect. Instead, it is closer in length to the 136.
The 128 was available in a variety of designs like hatched guilloche (S), Glossy black (G), and platinum lined (PL) colour.
Jordi explains that in his collecting experience he has found the "S" variant is more uncommon than the "G" and "PL" versions. I agree with him, even though Collectible Stars rates the rarity of the 128 S as only 9 out of 12 points, which is the same as what it rates the 128 G.
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