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Stipula Etruria Photo Thread


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#1 fpupulin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:59

A photo thread dedicated to any particular type of pen is in my opinion the best way to accomplish a lot of different goals.

With time, the thread will likely show any existent variant of that specific model, in terms of colors, trims, nibs, and other minor variations.

It will offer a view, or better many views, of that model in the real world, on the real desks of somebody, something very different and much more instructive than the quite impersonal shots that the brands distribute about their products.

Such a thread will offer to the owners of that particular model a chance to photograph their pen(s) again and again, presenting it in its real and ever changing life, and not only for the due shots when the pen was just received.

Finally, a photo thread will be a complex, rich voice in the great dictionary of pens, the web page where owners and  potential owners, as well as other people interested in pens for many different reasons, will find the most complete visual information - often accompanied by interesting comments - on a particular pen, from many individual perspectives, all in a single place!

Time ago I launched a photo thread dedicated to the Montblanc Hemingway. Let me launch today another one on the Stipula Etruria.

I have two Etruria, both in amber celluloid, one a piston filler with a quite stiff and precise, fine gold nib, and the other a cartridge/converter pen with a flex and juicy  titanium nib. I like them both for different reasons and for different uses.

The amber celluloid remember me the Tuscany lands where I spent so many summer holidays with my parents when I was young, and then again with my wife many years later. The Etruria region is for me the warm color of the burnt Siena soil and the wood and the tanned leather, and the warm black of the “bucchero”, the Etruscan terracotta, and the alabaster...

 

I hope that others will follow with their shots!

 

 

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Edited by fpupulin, 03 April 2019 - 02:00.


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#2 RubenDh

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:36

Thank you for the making of this post. The Stipula Etruria fountain pens are the most perfect pens for me. I don't really use other pens.

Please allow me to share some (random) picture of some Etrurias that I have:

 

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I ofcourse use other pens, but more as a substitute to my Etrurias. The Etrurias are my EDC pens and I love them wholeheartedly


Edited by RubenDh, 03 April 2019 - 09:38.


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 13:07

My Etruria 991

 

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#4 fpupulin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 13:22

Thank you for the making of this post. The Stipula Etruria fountain pens are the most perfect pens for me. I don't really use other pens.

Please allow me to share some (random) picture of some Etrurias that I have:

 

I ofcourse use other pens, but more as a substitute to my Etrurias. The Etrurias are my EDC pens and I love them wholeheartedly

 

 

 

Wow! What a magnificent start for this photographic thread!

 

The color and material of your Etrurias stand out among other famous celluloids of your collection, among which I recognize Omas Arco brown, Aurora Auroloide, what I guess is the great brown celluloid of Tibaldi Iride, and others that I do not know.

 

In your first shot, it is noteworthy how Stipula managed to work out three brown shades of celluloid, in a way similar among them and at the same time absolutely unique and distinctive.

 

I am not, in general, a fan of demonstrator pens, but your transparent Etruria is simply gorgeous!



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 13:25

My Etruria 991

 

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Ah, Richard, what a beautiful color! What a depth of the celluloid!

 

Thank you for posting this.



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 13:46

To celebrate the start of this thread, yesterday night I made a bit of calligraphy with my Etruria amber, with the fine nib...

 

Where the Amber celluloid is thinner, on the section, it shows off beautiful shades of red and purple. 

 

 

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#7 fpupulin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 13:48

RubenDh, the transparence of the Ambrosia celluloid in your pen is unbelievable!



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 15:49

Thanks for starting this thread! I love my two Etrurias, a Gallicana Terra di Siena with a rather fine italic nib and an older (straight section) Amber. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 15:51

Here are mine :

 

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 18:08

Thanks for starting this thread! I love my two Etrurias, a Gallicana Terra di Siena with a rather fine italic nib and an older (straight section) Amber. 

 

 

 

 

This is the value of a photo thread... I never realized that the Etruria Gallicana was considerably smaller than a "regular" (hem, a large pen) Etruria. The Terra di Siena and the Amber  are visually quite similar, but nonetheless they are two completely different materials!

 

When you will have a chance, would you mind to post a photograph of your "older" Amber Etruria uncapped, to appreciate the straight section?



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 18:10

Here are mine :

 

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All of them are gorgeous pens! Thank you for posting.

 

Which colors are the first and the last from the top? And which model is the third from the top?



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 18:21

Thank you for starting this thread, I love Stipulas and the Etruria is one of the most lovely pens ever made IMHO

 

here is a less common Gran Sasso with titanium nib

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 19:20

Which colors are the first and the last from the top? And which model is the third from the top?

 
First is a prototype Tigers Eye celluloid and the last is plain black.
 
Third from top is a dark amber safety etruria.


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 19:30

here is another unusual Etruria

it's a Blu Mediterraneo, a LE (50 pens) by the Spanish seller Cruzaltpen

it's a CC filler and resin (not cellulose) with a steel nib, despite of that it looks good and works great

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#15 fpupulin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 21:14

Thank you for starting this thread, I love Stipulas and the Etruria is one of the most lovely pens ever made IMHO

 

here is a less common Gran Sasso with titanium nib

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Bellissima, la Gran Sasso! I had one of these under the radar for some time, but I was not sure about the color, judging from the few photographs I saw in the net. 

 

Now, looking at your great shot, I realize that the celluloid is a fantastic, highly desirable, subdued tone of green and black. But the pen I was looking for has been sold meantime... 



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 21:15

 

Which colors are the first and the last from the top? And which model is the third from the top?

 
First is a prototype Tigers Eye celluloid and the last is plain black.
 
Third from top is a dark amber safety etruria.

 

 

Thank you very much, Boz! In fact, I have never seen before that Tigers Eye. It looks terrific. 



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 21:19

here is another unusual Etruria

it's a Blu Mediterraneo, a LE (50 pens) by the Spanish seller Cruzaltpen

it's a CC filler and resin (not cellulose) with a steel nib, despite of that it looks good and works great

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The resin is beautiful, and once again your photographs (on the background of the Varese paper) is muuuuch better than the promotional shots.

 

I agree with you: the Etruria is such a lovely pen! And just in a few hours, this thread already shown how much versatile this model is as to celluloid and resin color variations.



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 21:56

 

 

 

Bellissima, la Gran Sasso! I had one of these under the radar for some time, but I was not sure about the color, judging from the few photographs I saw in the net. 

 

Now, looking at your great shot, I realize that the celluloid is a fantastic, highly desirable, subdued tone of green and black. But the pen I was looking for has been sold meantime... 

 

Thanks, finding this one was not easy either, the Gran Sasso has become difficult to find, a CC version was also made and often it has been difficult to distinguish it from the piston version. Some shops in Italy were mixing them up deliberately, some shops were selling versions with steel nibs at the price of the gold version, I had almost given up despite I was sure I liked the colour.

Very oddly I found a piston version, new, with this titanium nib on a US site at a reasonable price. I bought it and had it shipped to my sister's, she lives in US...(in fact it took a while before she could come over with my pen purchases...  :D )

 

It is lovely, even nicer live, not easy to capture the green tones in photos.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:50

RubenDh, the transparence of the Ambrosia celluloid in your pen is unbelievable!

 

Thank you! This is thanks to the fact that it is a C/C filler instead of the more common piston filler. The inner walls do not discolour because of this! Unfortunately I've been posting this Etruria for sale, since I'm looking for (money to fund) the 991 itiration.

 

 

Thank you very much, Boz! In fact, I have never seen before that Tigers Eye. It looks terrific. 

 

Neither have I. I was surprised to find out that they used it in an Etruria model. Thanks for sharing, this is the true power of photo threads like this!

 

 

The color and material of your Etrurias stand out among other famous celluloids of your collection, among which I recognize Omas Arco brown, Aurora Auroloide, what I guess is the great brown celluloid of Tibaldi Iride, and others that I do not know.

 

I am not, in general, a fan of demonstrator pens, but your transparent Etruria is simply gorgeous!

 

You are correct. It is the tibaldi iride celluloid, which happens to be the same (or at least a very very similair) celluloid that is used in the Gallicana Terra di Siena posted by dfbach. Other celluloids are from vintage pens: a 1930's Watermans' Ideal and a Conway Stewart 58.

 

The demonstrator indeed is lovely. Especially with bright colours like Sailor Jentle Apricot which I was using when I took the picture.

 

This pic is not from me, so I don't take credit for it, but I became interested in that demonstrator pen because I found the following picture online:

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Edited by RubenDh, 04 April 2019 - 10:52.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 21:05

I'm not a real fan of demonstrators either, but the Etruria Rainbow pens are rather peculiar, they are big (among the biggest demonstrators) and they always have that comfortable Etruria shape that I like.

 

This is my Rainbow Green

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And this is my Rainbow Yellow

section somewhat stained by blue ink, but then again, pens are to be used, and I use this one quite a bit, slightly less concerned when taking it to the office...

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