As mentioned, this particular pen is the much rarer barley gold version, which was only available up until the beginning of the 90's. The barrel and cap of the pen are brass which is then gold plated and this was the case from around 1970 - 1990. In my opinion these solitaire pens elevate the usual look of the standard resin offerings to another level. The intricate barley detailing is beautiful and the gold trim provides a brightness but at the same time never a brash look. As with all other 146's, this is a piston filling pen, so it's bottled ink all the way!This pen features both W. Germany and serial number markings, making it extremely simple to date. This combination only appeared in 1991, give or take a couple of months either way. This is a truly lovely example of a pen that's now getting increasingly difficult to find in such good condition. The important details are as follows.. Serviced by Montblanc - May 2019. We'll also include one of our izods pocket notepads... 30 pages of fountain pen friendly writing happiness. Please take a look at my other listings for a selection of Montblanc writing instruments. If you've any questions, then please don't hesitate to let us know. The item "Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Barley Gold 146 LeGrand Fountain Pen" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "izodspens" and is located in Ipswich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.