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What Can You Tell Me About These Omas Ogivas?

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#1 ProfessorB

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 22:09

Are these two pens among of the many versions of the Ogiva? The only barrel imprint is these three words in a row: "Omas Extra Italy."  I'm not at all well informed about Omas pens, but I was guessing the 1980's, give or take, and that these are pretty low end, as far as Omas pens go. Anyone know anything about them, like what the material is, or what they might be worth paying for nowadays to use as knock around (to and from the office) writers? Some of you are bound to know, but I'd appreciate even a somewhat informed guess.

 

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#2 FriendAmos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 22:41

Looks like Ogiva from the 55* series (*=5, or 6, or 7).   What you have above looks like stuff from the 1990s.  "Value" and "worth" depend om the buyer and how keen they are; I'd probably pay US$300-US$400 for a large one in mint condition.

 

Some of these pens have already been discussed/reviewed/etc. on this website, so my first suggestion to you is that you make use of the search facility.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 22:47

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and for your patience. My apologies about not being sure if what I had found in the searches were the same pens as these. I did try.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 00:05

A few hundred pounds or so, depending on how much buyer wants it, condition and size. I would (if I wanted them, which I don't so do not try to sell them to me ) pay 200 pounds to 250.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 00:06

Pounds!? sorry, but just convert it to dollars or whatever currency you want!



#6 fabri00

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 06:03

I also agree the pens are from mid 90's.

#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 19:47

I also agree the pens are from mid 90's.

Me too


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 20:38

Thanks for chiming in, All. So, they are a five fifty-something series from the mid-1990's. Made no doubt of "precious resin" or some such euphemism for plastic of some sort. And possibly worth a few hundred quid, or its equivalent in US or Singapore dollars. Have I got that right?



#9 fabri00

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:42

Those pens still have the inhouse-maded omas nib.
In Italy ill not pay more than 200 euro each for those pens.

#10 Freddy

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 00:32

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1990's...for the triple nickel..in New York..no more than $150.00 usd......

 

      Fred



#11 OMASsimo

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 20:16

Wasn't the change from the in house nib to modified Bock nibs in the mid 80s? 



#12 fabri00

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 00:45

I dont know the date of change, but that of the picture look like the old in house nib.

#13 katanankes

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 15:06

A few hundred pounds or so, depending on how much buyer wants it, condition and size. I would (if I wanted them, which I don't so do not try to sell them to me ) pay 200 pounds to 250.

 

I agree with this evaluation (as the upper range). 

 

I would bet that these are the medium size, the 556S. The full Ogiva is 14,7 cm long capped. If it is a full Ogiva (557S) it is more valuable. The catalogue page is pretty relevant and explains that the full Ogiva only went in black and burgundy. The 556Ss had more colors. 







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