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The Arco Photo Thread

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#21 fpupulin

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 13:21

Vintage arco celluloid

 

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These are beautiful!!!!  One day, maybe, I could find a senior size in that splendid grey Arco...

 

You are notified, Paolo.



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 14:24

I lately made quite a lot of photography in black and white, on film. Pens could not escape the momentum...

 

The Arco celluloid is so innerly luminescent, that it glows also in black and white!

 

The first two shots were taken on Ilford PanF film, exposed for 50 ISO, with virtually no grain; the third short is on Ilford HP5 400 ISO, gorgeously grainy!

 

 

 

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 14:48

It’s always painful to let go of an Arco. But as I do not use ballpoints or rollerballs since quite a few years, I actually bought this 360 vermeil just to admire its beauty. So I never used it and had it only briefly before it was gone. It’s better that way, that I didn’t develope a sentimental feeling for it :-) I have a couple of Arco FPs. Will try to post some photos later but I am ill-equipped in macro and equally scant in talent, if you don’t mind :-)

Welcome to the thread, Como! It must have been difficult to give up such beauty, isn't it?
 
Do you still have some Arco celluloid pen?



#24 mauckcg

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 14:54

My kind of thread.



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 15:05

 

 

 

These are beautiful!!!!  One day, maybe, I could find a senior size in that splendid grey Arco...

 

You are notified, Paolo.

Here's one!!

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 17:03

That is the only arco I've seen that I find more beautiful than my beloved green.  Spectacular.



#27 fpupulin

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:02

Here's one!!

:D

 

 

Wo-o-o-oowwwww!!!!



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:06

It’s always painful to let go of an Arco. But as I do not use ballpoints or rollerballs since quite a few years, I actually bought this 360 vermeil just to admire its beauty. So I never used it and had it only briefly before it was gone. It’s better that way, that I didn’t develope a sentimental feeling for it :-) I have a couple of Arco FPs. Will try to post some photos later but I am ill-equipped in macro and equally scant in talent, if you don’t mind :-)
 

 

Thank you, como, for your reply. I do not use rollerballs and ballpoints neither (unless I have to take a flight and fill out forms during the trip...), so I understand you.

 

We all look forward to see some pics of your Arco pens, anyway... 



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:12

Great thread, another classic no doubt.

I might just leave these two pics here of my arcos, enjoy 😁

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 14:32

Sadly, the Burkina pen is gone.  I miss the material, though I never did care much for that nib.  The ASC Paragon is what it is - a nice big slab of Arco.  This nib writes well (not gushing) after tuning by Mike Masuyama.  Can't say I use the pen, though.

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 18:56

Ogiva Arco and Paragon Arco HT accompanied by Pearl Grey and Ercolessi.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 00:24

Great thread, another classic no doubt.

I might just leave these two pics here of my arcos, enjoy 😁

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This, CeeElle, is really too much!

 

A glorious binge of Arco, an unforgettable indigestion of Arco, a severe attack by Arcoitis ...

 

I have to believe that Arco celluloid is additive, and I think I can see in me the obvious signs of this splendid obsession ...
 
Congratulations, dear friend of fine pens!


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 00:27

Ogiva Arco and Paragon Arco HT accompanied by Pearl Grey and Ercolessi.

 

 

Belle, caro como! Your two Omas Arco (in the classic Paragon and Ogiva shapes) are splendid.

 

And Pearl Grey is another of my favorite Omas celluloids of all time, so sober and mysterious.



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 00:30

Here are two of mines. The Arco brown reminds me of another naturally intricate material that I like a lot, the briar wood:

 

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:56

Here is a pic from the last Penexchange (a German forum) meeting in Berlin 8 weeks ago. Pens are:

 

-- on the left: Armando Simoni Club, owned by Juli407 (Penexchange) = @pensandpaperpassion (Instagram)

-- in teh middle: OMAS Milord, owned by Tom Westerich from penboard.de = @penboard.de

-- tiny one on the right is my pen, an OMAS Dama, ca. 12 cm long

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:52

Thank you, Fpupulin. I too like Pearl Grey very much and find it very classy and a pattern that I never get tired of, whether it's a quiet evening at home, or a business meeting. My photo really doesn't do justice to these pens. I enjoy seeing your BW analog photos. I miss the full manual analog photography days.

 

 

 

Belle, caro como! Your two Omas Arco (in the classic Paragon and Ogiva shapes) are splendid.

 

And Pearl Grey is another of my favorite Omas celluloids of all time, so sober and mysterious.

 

Thank you for sharing, JulieParadise. Very lovely family photo of Papi Mami and Kiddo.  :D Sweet.

Here is a pic from the last Penexchange (a German forum) meeting in Berlin 8 weeks ago. Pens are:

 

-- on the left: Armando Simoni Club, owned by Juli407 (Penexchange) = @pensandpaperpassion (Instagram)

-- in teh middle: OMAS Milord, owned by Tom Westerich from penboard.de = @penboard.de

-- tiny one on the right is my pen, an OMAS Dama, ca. 12 cm long

 

 


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 13:36

Here is a pic from the last Penexchange (a German forum) meeting in Berlin 8 weeks ago. Pens are:

 

-- on the left: Armando Simoni Club, owned by Juli407 (Penexchange) = @pensandpaperpassion (Instagram)

-- in teh middle: OMAS Milord, owned by Tom Westerich from penboard.de = @penboard.de

-- tiny one on the right is my pen, an OMAS Dama, ca. 12 cm long

 

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Gorgeous trio!

 

I knew of the old Paragon model, the Dama, and the Princess in Arco celluloid, then – post 2005 – the new "Grand" versions of the Milord and the Paragon, but I never heard before of an "old" Milord in Arco celluloid. It must be a pretty rare pen.

 

Anybody can confirm its existence and, possibly, some approximate dates of production?



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 21:29

Well, maybe it is a Paragon, I am not 100% sure and the nomenclature for the models gets quite messy at a certain point. So, if anyone knows more ...

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 23:02

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   No Milord........Perhaps Tom made one of his custom pens.....

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 02:43

"The Paragon name was first used in the 80's.  Omas basically renamed the 557F as the Paragon.   However, the Milord name dates to 1968 and is pretty much a 556."  - AltecGreen, a man learned in all things having to do with Italian pens.

 

I excerpt from this thread, since I don't know how to link:

 

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