Ok, here I go.
I'm really fussy about my stationary so when I ran into this little trivia, I couldn't stop thinking about. Now I need an answer, 'coz it's bugging me to no end.
The Staedtler Mars Technico 780c model 2mm lead holder.
From what I can glean online, there appears to be two different versions of this same model (pictured in attachment).
The thing is, I've only ever seen the the first model in physical form - including photos taken by users, i.e. non-manufacture photos.
The second model pictured seems to be ghost only appearing in manufacture photos on websites.
Can anybody confirm the existence of this second model?
For those of you who can't distinguish the difference, this 'ghost' model is wearing the signature Staedlter blue (whereas the first model has a lighter hue), and the model name on the ghost model is embellished on the center of the barrel, compared to the right alignment of the first model.
Furthermore, I've not seen any physical models of this lead holder with 'Germany' stamped to the barrel - it only appears on the ghost model.
Sorry for wasting your time.