This is like deja vu all over again.
, but I repaste photos and info for you.
Paolo, I'd say it's a Classic. The photo Susanna posted from Visconti's site, I think is actually of the later Replica (unless Visconti changed design mid-production). N.B. the cap bands
Your pen looks like the first three pens -- note the cap bands.
1-3: Classic, C/C. Note the cap bands compared to the Replicas and D'Essais
4: Replica, piston - has a steel Tropen nib, quite flexy.
5: D'Essai Ocra, piston - special run only 50 pens made (I have the card with the name and total pens made); this was not part of the official D'Essai set of pens. Celluloid was also used earlier on some Replicas.
6-10: D'Essai, piston. n. 10 has a form closer to the Replica (n. 3) with an ink window. But it's the D'Essai Fuchsia, only 170 made.
11: Pontevecchio, C/C (regular, non-LE version). Adriatic Stone celluloid.
12: Viscontina purple, syringe.
Edited by eric47, 23 June 2011 - 12:11.
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