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Piave, 1930's 2Nd Tier Pen

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#1 sombrueil

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 14:08

I just got this handsome pleasant Italian celluloid pen from Rick Propas aka The PENguin. He couldn't find any information on it and of course neither could I. But it is an interesting pen. Rick placed it somewhere in the 1930's, a second-tier pen of what appears to be a very obscure make. It's a lever fill, celluloid. The photos don't really capture the color very well. It's green on black, faceted. The nib is a replacement Montegrappa, an example of a very flexible but not particularly soft nib. You need to press to get the flex, but there is a whole lot of it. Without pressure it is a fine. A great user pen! The lever is a bit rusty, and at some point in its career it got a couple tiny what look like burn spots on the cap. Otherwise though it is in excellent shape for a pen in its eighties. 

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#2 OMASsimo

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 02:08

Thanks for posting this interesting pen. I have a weak spot for mystery vintage pens. You never know what you get but sometimes I'm amazed. I have some no-names that put popular major brands to shame. B) Yours seems to be a really nice one. Is the replacement Montegrappa nib consistent with the age of the pen or a much younger one?



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Posted 04 May 2020 - 04:33

Very nice. Faceted pens are allways more rare.

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 05:06

Very nice, congrats!



#5 sombrueil

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 16:55

Thanks for posting this interesting pen. I have a weak spot for mystery vintage pens. You never know what you get but sometimes I'm amazed. I have some no-names that put popular major brands to shame. B) Yours seems to be a really nice one. Is the replacement Montegrappa nib consistent with the age of the pen or a much younger one?


I don't think it is that much younger. It is ebonite, has a flat visible surface and the only channels are on the sides. I would take a picture but frankly my only camera is my phone and that is terrible.







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