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No. 25 Push knob Filler

This pen is from the personal collection of Joudenali. Watch out for reviews of truly rare pens from his treasure chest!

This Meisterstück No. 25 was manufactured in Hamburg between 1931 and 1934. It is part of the original Meisterstück range but it is the 'streamlined' variant because the cap top is long and torpedo-shaped rather than short and flat-round (see examples here -->No. 25 lapis). These pens were available in many colours, but this particular one has a very striking and special colour of marbled green, gold and brown which Collectible Stars I rates as a 10 out of 12 points in terms of rarity. The streamlined Meisterstück series came in two sizes - a short version denoted by 'k' in its model number, and the regular-sized version that we are reviewing here. The series also had a luxury edition which had an "L" in its model number, unlike our pen here. An additional variation found is that some of the cap crowns in the streamlined series were of the same colour as the body while others (like our pen) had black caps. 

Different clip types are possible, and this teardrop clip is period correct as is the nib design. The push knob filling system on this pen was known as Stoßfüller. It was advertised as being so convenient to use that it needed only a single hand to fill the pen. 

​See the pen review section of our website for examples of other sizes, colours, and filling systems, of this series. 

Bibliography:

Rösler, J., & Wallrafen, S. (2014). Collectible Stars I: 1908 - 1947.