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Tibaldi Celluloid - Share Pictures Of Your Pens


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#1 zaddick

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 17:58

Tibaldi still exists as a pen brand today in its third corporate iteration. You can also find some nice old vintage Tibaldi pens from the original company (founded in 1916) who made celluloid pens in the golden era up to around 1960. However, I have fallen for the celluloids made by the second version of the firm that started in the 1990s and had a relatively short life. They made some amazing celluloids in their short existence (and some questionable quality pens - I am looking at you Modello 60 with your captured converter), and once they shut down production the celluloid rods were sold off. These rods made it into custom pens, pens from other makers, and, once in a while, I will see a rod still floating about.

 

I am starting this thread for others who love Tibaldi celluloids to post photos of their pens, from Tibaldi to Edison to Conid to Bexley to Scriptorium to Newton to Stipula to who knows who else has made pens from these beautiful materials.

 

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I especially love the Impero celluloid shown above and seek out pens made in the celluloid. Share your pens made of Tibaldi celluloid with the rest of us - vintage pens are welcomed too.


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#2 zaddick

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:00

A Conid Kingsize in Tibaldi Impero - not the "In Flanders Fields" but the exact same shape and size. I believe it to be a one-off pen. thanks to another member who was willing to part with it. I am smitten.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:03

A Bexley 2006 Owners Club - one of two versions made in Tibaldi celluloid. tis in Impero. Note the ink window. this pen is a vacumatic pump fille and uses vintage parts from Parker for the filling system.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:28

Here is the other Bexley 2006 Owners Club pen in Tibaldi Havana Brown.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:30

Here is another Bexley from 2006 using the Rosso Verde celluloid. This pen is just a C/C filler and was made for Jim Gaston.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:32

This is a modern Bexley Prometheus (so just a C/C and with a smaller #6 nib in steel). I jumped on it when Howard Levy offered the pens as part of his stock surplus. i think he only had enough celluloid to make a few. I missed the one he had for sale in the Impero celluloid. This was not a bad consolation prize!

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:35

Here is an old photo of a Tibaldo Modello 60. To date it is the only Tibaldi I have owned (though not for lack of bidding on eBay!). This one was a great writer with a custom M stub 14K nib, but I ended up selling it off in search of another pen. It was beautiful to look at and write with.

 

It is on the right. The other pens are an MB 149, a Danitrio Densho, and a Danitrio Hakkaku.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:39

This is an Oldwin (small French oen maker) that basically has 2 pen styles. He makes his pens in beautiful materials from various makers, including Tibaldi, Visconti, Omas, and others.

 

Here is a pen in Impero

 

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And next to some Omas arco and 1950s ebonite

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:44

This is a custom pen from Rene at Scriptorium. She got a hold of maybe 15 rods of Tibaldi Impero a few years ago. Before I could get on it they were spoken for. However, i was able to buy one of the pens she made second hand. I love it because it is in the style of a Nakaya Naka Ai, but with my favorite celluloid.

 

Not the best photo:

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Better shots from when she made the pen originally: http://www.fountainp...pero-celluloid/

 

I know others here have pens she made in the material. Hopefully they will share too.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:49

I love the darn Tibaldo Impero celluloid so much I even picked up a pen that only have bits of it. Shawn Newton made this pen as an example of what he could do in silver. I was fond of it so we worked out a trade. The picture is swiped form Shawn's site as Ic annot find one right now.

 

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Here is a link to the pen and his site. I recommend working with him for a custom pen!

https://newtonpens.com/fordyce-sterling-silver-and-tibaldi-celluloid/


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 19:00

This is a custom pen from Brad Torelli made in the form factor of an MB 139. the pen is culluloid from Tibaldi, but i do not knwo the name of the material. It was used on the Iride pens, althought those had a translucent barrel. This is more like the material they used for the cap of those pens.

 

This pen represents three greats in one - my favorite custom pen maker, an awesome vintave #9 MB nib in OBB or O3B, and Tibaldi celluloid!

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 19:02

I think that is it for my Tibaldi celluloid pens that i have pictures of. I have one more at home I will add eventually.

 

I also want to share two other great threads with more pictures of the Tibaldi cellulid. Both were started by member Vicary:

 

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/61717-tibaldi-the-collection/

 

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/76133-tibaldi-celluloid-overload/

 

He shows the full range of colors and has/had some very nice pens.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 20:44

Thank you for sharing both your pen collection, from these handsome materials & the above links for these collections.  It is a pleasure to see photographs of such beautiful pens.  (It is probably best that I came to this game "late," so I haven't lived with temptation to acquire these examples when they were available!)



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:32

Bought this Tibaldi desk pen at an estate sale a few years ago for $3.00.  Been unable to find any information about it.  Not sure if it's celluloid or not.

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:34

Terrific pictures. I've been hunting for an tibaldi impero for a while but they don't come up for sale very often (at least not where I know to look). Until I find one I'll continue to enjoy others' pictures.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:28

Zaddick, a most wonderful collection. Envy is my second name. :notworthy1: :notworthy1: :thumbup:


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:33

Have only seen this material in pictures and was never a fan.  This thread has changed that.  The Conid is particularly nice.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 13:59

I enjoyed those photos a great deal, thank you for posting them!



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 23:36

Not sure how I missed this thread - a beautiful collection full of quality and colour :)

I have the Modello 60 should in your picture above, and agree the nib is excellent!

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:23

That Torelli pen is really special! A piston filler? I hope to add a Torelli to the collection one day. 

 

Here is my one addition. An Aeterna from Renee in Impero celluloid. I was lucky enough to email Renee in time to reserve a pen's worth of material. Renee designed the Aeterna in response to a request of mine for a simple flat-top pen in the style of Romillo. 

 

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Pictured next to a Romillo Sil #9 in the second photo. 








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