The reasons why Delta went out of business are not exactly clear, some news about the fact that the staff was not being paid wages came out during the course of 2016-2017 and then quickly disappeared. Most likely they went into financial trouble, and were forced to sell remaining stock, which was bought by Martemodena. Martemodena sold off the inventory, and probably bought or took over, due to Delta debts, some of Delta's design rights and started to produce own modified design, mostly plain and cheaper looking (my opinion), and cheaper selling (a fact), Delta derived pens.
Some people liked these, which is fine. I stopped buying Deltas when Martemodena took over, besides a few leftovers found in retail shops ( a few can still be found now).
Opinions on Martemodena's business policies are controversial
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I am very glad a company like Leonardo Officina was reborn from the ashes, because they seem to carry on the spirit of Delta.
I have one of their Momento Zero, and look forward to their next feat.
These are two of my last Delta purchases, a Black and White NOS
and Delta Wé NOS, I was really glad to find this as it is representative of Delta and its Neapolitan origin
the cap ring on both these pens is solid silver, as in the original Dolce Vita
Edited by sansenri, 19 June 2018 - 18:10.