Vintage Pens

THE FOUNTAIN PEN OF THE RECOUNSTRUCTION YEARS

Like the Fiat 500 and 600, the Lambretta and the Vespa, the legendary Aurora 88 is emblematic of Italy’s economic boom.

(Giuseppe Fichera) PENNA#115-2015

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A TALISMAN FOT WRITING

Fratelli Bonvini, the iconic stationer and printer, reopens in Milan after a complete refurbishment.

(Andrea Demodena) PENNA#114-2015

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CONTRASTING CAP TOPS

Lightening black-as-night ebonite by adding color and decoration to the cap top.

(Letizia Jacopini) PENNA#113-2015

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THE SHORT LIFE OF THE COLORADO 

Patented in 1946, only 10,000 specimens of the pen created by Orlando Quadretti were produced, sold on the Venezuelan market but not in Italy.

(Letizia Jacopini) PENNA #109-2014

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NAMIKI MAKI-E, BUYERS' GUIDE

Some priceless advice from a connoisseur of the Japanese brand, to avoid complications when purchasing these lacquer icons.

(Paolo E. Demuro) PENNA#109-2014

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POLAR ICE

Eternal Ice, the new addition to the collection conceived by Pelikan to celebrate the beauty of nature, pays tribute to the eternal ice of the poles.

(Christian Carosi) PENNA#98-2011

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ONE OUT OF THE BOX

A Nannelli pen from the ‘30s, a survivor of the 1966 Florence flood, resurfaces.

(Marco Vanzi) PENNA #79-2007

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THE AURORA OF THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA

The initials “A.B.” engraved on an R.A. 3 from 1929 might be those of heraldry scholar Augusto Bertini.

(Luca De Ponti) PENNA #75-2006

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