M200

The M200 was initially released in 1985, likely the black variant first followed by several colored models.  These pens are the same size as the M400 which was reintroduced that year as well.  There are two trim variants of M200, depending on the year of release.  Pelikan restyled their trim levels in 1997 resulting in pre-’97 and post-’97 trim variations.  The pre-’97 pens are distinguished by a derby cap top, gold colored trim, absence of a trim ring on the barrel, and two cap bands.  The only exception to the pre-’97 two cap band rule is the tortoiseshell brown and type II & III clear demonstrators which are pre-’97 pens that only have one cap band.  The post-’97 pens have a crown cap top, gold colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and a single cap band.  The nibs of these pens are gold plated stainless steel.  1.20ml ink capacity.

 

Trim
Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
Pre-’97
5.00 in
3.23 in
2.28 in
5.87 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz
Post-’97
4.92 in
3.23 in
2.20 in
5.71 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz

Pre-1997 Trim 

Barrel Color

Cap Color

Grey Marbled (1988)
Black 
Blue Marbled (1988)
Black 
Green Marbled (1988)
Black 
Tortoiseshell Brown
Brown
Black (1985)
Black 
Grey/Magenta Marbled (1994)*
Black (Chrome Trim) 
Clear Transparent Demo.**
Clear Transparent Demo.
Snakeskin (1995 §)***
Black
Green Transparent Demo.
Green Transparent Demo. 

*1994 limited edition release of 5000 pieces for the Deutsche Telekom AG phone company (‘Telekom Germany’ engraved on the cap band).  An excess of stock with the same design was available with the standard Pelikan cap band engraving (‘Pelikan Germany’) and sold through Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH.  

**Pens may differ with * or + cap tops due to the different tools used for the injection molding process.  The official variant has two cap bands which is standard for the pre-’97 trim.  Not to be confused with the nearly identical single cap band variant which is actually an M481.

 ***1995 special edition release to the USA market only.  Released in R200 (rollerball) and K200 (ballpoint) versions for the office supply chain Office Depot.  A phone call to Pelikan was necessary to order the matching fountain pen.  Exact numbers released unknown.  Also given by the company to employees of Pelikan for their 25 year anniversary.  Those anniversary pens are engraved, “25 Jahre Pelikan Peine Vöhrum 1998.”  Exceedingly rare find.

Pelikan M200 Grey Marbled Pre-'97 Capped

Grey Marbled – a.k.a. Silver Pearls

Pelikan M200 Grey Marbled Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Blue Marbled Pre-'97 Capped

Blue Marbled

Pelikan M200 Blue Marbled Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Pre-'97 Capped

Green Marbled

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Tortoiseshell Brown Pre-'97 Capped

Tortoiseshell Brown

Pelikan M200 Tortoiseshell Brown Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Black Pre-'97 Capped

Black

Pelikan M200 Black Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Grey/Magenta Deutsche Telekom Pre-'97 Capped

Deutsche Telekom AG – “Telekom Germany”

Pelikan M200 Grey/Magenta Deutsche Telekom Pre-'97 Posted

Telekom Imprint

Pelikan M200 Grey/Magenta Karstadt Excess Pre-'97 Capped

Grey/Magenta Excess Stock – “Pelikan Germany”

Pelikan M200 Grey/Magenta Karstadt Excess Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Clear Demonstrator Pre-'97 Capped

Clear Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Clear Demonstrator Pre-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Green Demonstrator Pre-'97 Capped

Green Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Green Demonstrator Pre-'97 Posted

 

NOTE:  Snakeskin not depicted above


 

Post-1997 Trim 

Barrel Color

Cap Color

Grey Marbled
Black
Blue Marbled
Black 
Green Marbled (1997)
Black
Green Marbled (2000)*
Black
Black
Black 
Fir Green (2001)
Fir Green 
Cream Yellow (2002)**
Cream Yellow 
Cream Yellow (2008)***
Cream Yellow 
Anthracite Transparent Demo. (2002)
Anthracite Transparent Demo. 
Green Transparent Demo. (2002)
Green Transparent Demo. 
Red Transparent Demo. (2002)
Red Transparent Demo. 
Blue Transparent Demo. (2002)
Blue Transparent Demo. 
Amber Transparent Demo. (2003)
Amber Transparent Demo. 
Clear Transparent Demo. (2000)
Clear Transparent Demo. 
Clear Transparent Demo. (2012 §
Clear Transparent Demo. 
Burgundy (2003 §) ††
Black
Burgundy
Burgundy
Cognac Transparent Demo. (2014 §
Cognac Transparent Demo. 
Café Crème (2015 §)
Brown
Bayou (2015 §
Black
Green Marbled (2015) 
Black
Neptune Blue (2015 §) 
Black
Mars Red (2015 §) 
Black

§ Denotes special edition release

*A limited run of 1000 pieces was made in the year 2000 by special order of Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH for Expo 2000, a World’s Fair held in Hannover, Germany.  The cap has an engraving of the Expo 2000 logo.

**2002 limited edition release of 1200 (not numbered) pieces commissioned by Aldert Walrecht (1931-2009) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Citroenpers Publishing of the Netherlands. The pen was available with a limited edition art book with color prints made by the publisher’s youngest son, Rogier Walrecht.  Illustrations can be found here.  Citroenpers = Lemon Press.

***Identical in design as the previously released Citroenpers limited edition with the distinction of having 1 chick in the nest on the cap top versus the Citroenpers 2 chick logo.  Sold by Galleria Kaufhof department stores in 2008 as a regular production model.  Color scheme known as Cremegelb (cream yellow) in German.

2000 limited edition release of 3000 pieces for the Japanese market.  Branded M201.

†† Distinguished from the 2000 clear transparent demonstrator (M201) by a transparent piston housing and gold banded cap top.

††† 2003 special edition release manufactured for the Galleria Kaufhof chain of department stores.

‡ Distinguished from the 2003 amber transparent demonstrator by the gold banded cap top but is otherwise virtually identical.

‡ 2015 limited edition release of just 100 pens made by Pelikan exclusively for sale through Fountain Pen Hospital in New York, NY.  Designated an M201 similar to the clear demonstrator released to the Japanese market in 2000.  Officially tagged as ‘water soil’ by Pelikan.  Similar styling to the M620 Grand Place (2006)

‡‡‡ A reissue of the M200 green marbled from the late 1990’s.  Available as part of the standard collection since November 2015.  It has the same design as the original except with a different, high quality acrylic material comprising the barrel.    This serves to give it a bit more depth/brilliance than the original but would be difficult to distinguish without side by side comparison.  The change in material was done out of necessity as the prior material often became difficult to source.

 2015 limited edition release of just 100 pens for each model made by Pelikan exclusively for sale through Fahrney’s Pens in Washington, D.C.  Both models are designated as M201s even though the Neptune Blue model has the M205 trim style.  The Neptune Blue is similar in appearance to the M800 Blue O’Blue and the Mars Red shares the styling of the M620 Madrid.

Pelikan M200 Grey Marbled Post-'97 Capped

Grey Marbled – a.k.a. Silver Pearls

Pelikan M200 Grey Marbled Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Blue Marbled Post-'97 Capped

Blue Marbled

Pelikan M200 Blue Marbled Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Post-'97 Capped

Green Marbled

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Post-'97 Posted

Expo2000HannoverLogo

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Post-'97 Capped

Green Marbled – Expo 2000 Hannover

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Black Post-'97 Capped

Black

Pelikan M200 Black Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Fir Green Post-'97 Capped

Fir Green

Pelikan M200 Fir Green Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Citroenpers Post-'97 Capped

Cream Yellow – Citroenpers

Pelikan M200 Citroenpers Post-'97 Posted

Pelikan M200 Yellow Cap Tops

Pelikan M200 Cream Yellow Post-'97 Capped

Cream Yellow

Pelikan M200 Cream Yellow Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Anthracite Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Anthracite Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Anthracite Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Green Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Green Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Green Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Red Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Red Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Red Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Blue Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Blue Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Blue Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Amber Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Amber Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Amber Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M201 Clear Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Clear Demonstrator (2000) – M201

Pelikan M201 Clear Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Clear Demonstrator Post-'97 Capped

Clear Demonstrator (2012)

Pelikan M200 Clear Demonstrator Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Burgundy-Black Post-'97 Capped

Burgundy-Black

Pelikan M200 Burgundy-Black Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Burgundy Post-'97 Capped

Burgundy

Pelikan M200 Burgundy Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Cognac Demonstrator (2014) Post-'97 Capped

Cognac Demonstrator

Pelikan M200 Cognac Demonstrator (2014) Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Café Crème (2015) Post-'97 Capped

Café Crème

Pelikan M200 Café Crème (2015) Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M201 Bayou (2015) Post-'97 Capped

Bayou – a.k.a. Water Soil (Fountain Pen Hospital)

Pelikan M201 Bayou (2015) Post-'97 Posted

 

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Capped

Green Marbled (2015)

Pelikan M200 Green Marbled Posted

 

Pelikan M201 Neptune Blue Capped

Neptune Blue – M201 (Fahrney’s Pens)

Pelikan M201 Neptune Blue Posted

 

Pelikan M201 Mars Red Capped

Mars Red – M201 (Fahrney’s Pens)

Pelikan M201 Mars Red Posted