Pen-makers set their cap at a high point in luxury

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The Independent Online
Richard Ingrams, editor of The Oldie magazine, holding the world's most expensive fountain pen, the solid-gold pounds 75,000 Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Royale, on display at Mappin and Webb in Regent Street, London. It features 4,810 diamonds, the height in metres of Mont Blanc.

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