Montblanc in Denmark 1914-1992
– The Untold Story
The name ”Montblanc” need no introduction in the world of writing instruments and equipment. Since the origin of the company in Berlin in 1906, the firm has manufactured and sold a large range of outstanding fountain pens, pencils, and more recently ballpoint pens and roller balls, to discriminating buyers around the globe.
Less well known, perhaps, is the history of Montblanc’s relationship with the Danish firm Alfred Th. Øberg A/S, which acted as Montblanc’s agent in Copenhagen for more than 70 years. From the beginning of its association with Montblanc in 1921 to the final corporate liquidation in March of 1992, the Øberg Company imported, marketed, resold and eventually fabricated Montblanc pens in Denmark.
At the end of 1944 the Montblanc factory in Hamburg was severely damaged by allied air raids. That left the factory department in Denmark the only functioning site in the world for Montblanc pens.
“Poul Lund is co-author, with Claus Holten, of one of the most definitive books on Montblanc vintage pens – Montblanc in Denmark 1914-1992: The Untold Story. The quality of pictures, neat presentation, and detailed history make this book one of my favourites. I highly recomend adding it to your collection.” – Pen Talk, vintagemontblancpens.com