Montblanc Celebrates John Lennon With A Pen This year marks the 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. And for the occasion, penmaker Montblanc has come out with a special pen. The John Lennon model goes for $27,000. It has diamonds and sapphires and on its side, the word "imagine" is written in white gold.

Montblanc Celebrates John Lennon With A Pen

Montblanc Celebrates John Lennon With A Pen

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. And for the occasion, penmaker Montblanc has come out with a special pen. The John Lennon model goes for $27,000. It has diamonds and sapphires and on its side, the word "imagine" is written in white gold.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

If you have any money left over after buying your used cars, you might want to consider buying a pen. That's our last word in business today.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. And for the occasion, the pen maker Montblanc just came out with a special pen - a very special pen. The John Lennon model goes for $27,000. It has diamonds and sapphires and on its side, the word "imagine" is written in white gold.

If you can't imagine spending $27,000 on a pen, a cheaper model has black resin, like the records that Lennon once made. And it has a gold tip that's engraved with a peace sign.

Montblanc says it will donate proceeds from the pen to support music education.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN")

THE BEATLES: (Singing) Baby, you're a rich man. Baby, you're a rich man. Baby, you're a rich man, too.

INSKEEP: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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