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#121 MalcLee

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:58

A second leaf to the collection.

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#122 fpupulin

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:51

Congratulations for your "Gran Sasso"! The name of the pen means Big Stone in Italian; it is the name of the highest mountain in the Appennini mountain chain.

The celluloid of Gran Sasso is in absolute one of my preferred in the past offer of Stipula, and I understand you when you say that it is so beautiful that is difficult to pass... I only could resist (until now...) because the few I was able to find were way too much expensive for being used.

You was very fortunate in finding one new at Novelli! Enjoy it in good health.

#123 MalcLee

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 00:54

Dear fpupulin,

 

Thank you very much for your well wishes and I think this celluloid being named after that mountain in summertime is apt. I hope Stipula goes from strength to strength as pen makers.

 

MalcLee



#124 RubenDh

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 21:02

A second leaf to the collection.

 

What a beautiful pen! Very unique and rare, congratulations!

 

I, too, couldn't resist the temptation for another Etruria. My goal for 2020 was to add two to my 'collection'. We're two weeks in and I acquired one already  :P

It's the famous 991!

 

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And this is the current state, finally filling up my Franklin Christoph Penvelope Six:

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#125 RubenDh

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 21:26

Adding the 991 is also very cool because I feel that I reached some kind of 'goal'.
Long before purchasing my first >100,- EUR fountain pen I googled something like 'most beautiful pens' and I quicky realised that Italian pens (and in specific made out of celluloid) where just that what I dreamed of. Doing some research I found a link to the beloved Stipula Etruria line on the webpage of Glenns Pens' "Pens Of Note". Once there, the back-then unreal goal of owning the 4 pens displayed in the banner picture started seeping in. These four pens where my grail pens ever since!
 
Today, I completed my search and was lucky to have acquired just those 4 pens!
 
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#126 sansenri

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 21:52

Gosh, Ruben! I'm still missing the 991! :crybaby: (but congrats!  :) )



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 22:12



A second leaf to the collection.

 

congrats!

joins mine

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#128 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 23:24

I have one Etruria, this green ebonite and clear resin LE, with a titanium T-flex nib (it was the only nib available from where I got it). I love the pen, the size and shape fit my hand really well, and it holds a ton of ink. All good except for the nib/feed, I was getting ink starvation really bad so I finally sent it out to have it tuned and tweaked. It's not bad now, but if I ever get another one, it certainly won't be with one of these nibs. 

 

Sorry for the inadequate lighting. The ebonite cap and knob are marbled black and green, the section is black. 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 00:42

Today, I completed my search and was lucky to have acquired just those 4 pens!
 

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Wow, Ruben! Quite an accomplishment there!

 

I also prefer your Ambra with silver accents to the one posted long time ago by Glenn Markus, with gold trims. 

 

But, correct me if I am wrong, was you not selling your Ambra recently here in the Forum Classified?



#130 RubenDh

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:33

 

But, correct me if I am wrong, was you not selling your Ambra recently here in the Forum Classified?

 

Yes that is correct actually! My ambre is the old version of the Etruria - which has a straight section. And since I love the Etrurias for their shape, having a 'normal' concaved section is important for me. If I sell my ambre, it would only be just to buy another concaved Etruria (ambre) with the money ;)


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#131 sansenri

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 19:44

you should note though that your Ambra is the first version made with the straight section, so actually rarer...! :)

 

On the other hand you're slightly cheating with your Ego, isn't that the converter version? ;)


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#132 MalcLee

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 22:22

beautiful pens you folks have on here.

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#133 RubenDh

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 16:19

All good except for the nib/feed, I was getting ink starvation really bad so I finally sent it out to have it tuned and tweaked. It's not bad now, but if I ever get another one, it certainly won't be with one of these nibs. 

 

I have heard/experienced the same as you. I do, however, stronly recommend the steel (in particular stubs) and gold (fine is my favourite) nibs instead!

 

 

On the other hand you're slightly cheating with your Ego, isn't that the converter version? ;)

 

Indeed, what's also why there is no end ring on there! :) This C/C version, however, has metal threadings inside to connect the barrel to the section. This metal piece adds a nice weight just in the center of the pen which makes it slightly more substantial to hold, which I like.

 

 

beautiful pens you folks have on here.

 

Yours is a stunner too! I must say, however, that I don't seem to be as attracted to the matt (?) clip ring as much as a sterling silver 'shiny' one








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