List of Montblanc Limited Edition Pens and Inks

Montblanc have three standard series of limited editions (LEs): the Patrons of Art (from 1992), the Writers Edition (from 1992), and the Great Characters (from 2009). It's surprisingly difficult to find a list of the different models and so I've put this resource together for anyone who might find it useful. These are only the standard LEs as it's proven difficult to source reliable information on the more premium tiers.

Please contact me if you have more information or find any errors below. 

Montblanc Ernest Hemingway. Writers Edition series, 1992. Limited to 25,000 fountain pens.

Montblanc Ernest Hemingway. Writers Edition series, 1992. Limited to 25,000 fountain pens.

Montblanc Patrons of art series

2016: Peggy Guggenheim (4810 FPs)

2015: Luciano Pavarotti (4810)

2014: Henry Steinway (4810)

2013: Ludovico Sforza (4810)

2012: Joseph II (4810)

2011: Gaius Maecenas (4810)

2010: Queen Elizabeth I (4810)

2009: Max von Oppenheim (4810)

2008: Francois I (4810)

2007: Alexander von Humboldt (4810)

2006: Sir Henry Tate (4810)

2005: Pope Julius II (4810)

2004: J.P. Morgan (4810)

2003: Nicholaus Copernicus (4810)

2002: Andrew Carnegie (4810)

2001: Marquise de Pompadour (4810)

2000: Karl the Great (4810)

1999: Friedrich the Great (4810)

1998: Alexander the Great (4810)

1997: Peter and Catherine the Great (4810 each)

1996: Semiramis (4810)

1995: Prince Regent (4810)

1994: Louis XIV (4810)

1993: Octavian (4810)

1992: Lorenzo de Medici (4810) 

The official announcement for this series is typically made around May/June.

Montblanc Writers Edition series

2017: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2016: William Shakespeare (8,700 FPs)

2015: Leo Tolstoy (9,000)

2014: Daniel Defoe (10,000)

2013: Honore de Balzac (10,000)

2012: Jonathan Swift (12,800)

2011: Carlo Collodi (12,000)

2010: Mark Twain (12,000)

2009: Thomas Mann (12,000)

2008: George Bernard Shaw (16,000)

2007: William Faulkner (16,000)

2006: Virginia Woolf (12,000)

2005: Miguel de Cervantes (13,000)

2004: Franz Kafka (14,000)

2003: Jules Verne (14,000)

2002: F Scott Fitzgerald (18,500)

2001: Charles Dickens (18,000)

2000: Friedrich Schiller (22,000)

1999: Marcel Proust (17,000)

1998: Edgar Allan Poe (14,000)

1997: Fyodor Dostoevsky (17,000)

1996: Alexandre Dumas (20,000)

1995: Voltaire (15,000)

1994: Oscar Wilde (20,000)

1993: Agatha Christie (30,000)

1992: Ernest Hemingway (25,000)

The official announcement for this series is typically made around July/August. 

Montblanc Great Characters Series

2016: Miles Davis (unlimited SE plus 1,926 LE FPs)

2015: Andy Warhol (SE plus 1,924 LEs)

2014: John F. Kennedy (SE plus 1,917 LEs)

2013: Leonardo da Vinci (3000)

2012: Albert Einstein (3000)

2011: Alfred Hitchcock (3000)

2009: Mahatma Gandhi (3000)

The official announcement for the series is typically made around November/December.

 

Montblanc Limited Edition Inks

  • 2017:
    • Lucky Orange
  • 2016:
    • BMW Blue (BMW pens tie-in)
    • Jazz Blue (Miles Davis GC)
    • Velvet Red (William Shakespeare WE)
    • Ultra Black (Ultra Black pens)
  • 2015:
    • Blue Hour (Blue Hour pens)
    • Golden Yellow (Andy Warhol GC)
    • Pink
    • Sky Blue (Leo Tolstoy)
  • 2014:
    • Navy Blue (JFK GC)
    • Palm Green (Daniel Defoe WE)
    • Permanent Grey (90th Anniversary pens)
  • 2013:
    • Dandy Turquoise (Honore de Balzac WE)
    • Red Chalk (Leonardo da Vinci GC)
  • 2012:
    • Diamond Blue
    • Einstein Grey (Albert Einstein GC)
    • Seaweed Green (Jonathan Swift WE)
    • Winter Glow (red)
  • 2011:
    • Collodi Brown (Carlo Collodi WE)
    • Hitchcock Red (Alfred Hitchcock GC)
    • Ink of Friendship (blue)
    • Ink of Joy (orange)
    • Ink of Love (red)
  • 2009:
    • Saffron Yellow (Mahatma Gandhi GC)
    • White Forest (Seasons Greetings series, green)
  • 2008:
    • Love You (Love Letter series, red)
    • White Forest (Seasons Greetings, green)
  • 2007:
    • Sakura (pink/red)
    • Vanilla (Seasons Greetings, red)
  • 2006:
    • Cinnamon (Seasons Greetings, brown)
  • 2005:
    • Cookies and Spice (Seasons Greetings, brown)
    • Je T'aime (Love Letter, red)

I don't believe this list is comprehensive, so please let me know if there are any links I've overlooked. Note that Montblanc don't disclose the size of their ink production runs.