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Aurora links: vintage 88 info and latest model catalogues
Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:11
This link shows a little info and comparison pics of the various vintage Aurora 88 and 888 models:
And Aurora itself has put on the net some pretty and comprehensive PDF catalogues. [addicts don't look; pen porn aleart]
The high end range: http://www.aurorapen...altagamma_1.pdf
The mid & low level range: http://www.aurorapen...ediagamma_1.pdf
My favourites in the high end range are the various "Optima" variations (own a 1996 "Sole" LE myself), while in the mid level the "Style" looks best to me, although I haven't tried it yet.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:27
Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:57
Just look into the high-end catalogue linked above. The cartridge 88 still features alongside the piston 88.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:00
Many thanks for the link saintsimon.
With just our noses
Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:16
I'm very fond of Auroras myself. I'm very jealous that you have a Sole. Now if that came/comes with chrome trims... (of course, it somehow looks better with gold rather than chrome trims, I think).
And the Style is very cool to me - I've tried and like it. I'll be getting one (or two... ) later on.
EDIT - Just wanted to add that Daniele (whose website is linked to in saintsimon's post above) is actually a member of our Nuthouse too.
Edited by grasshopper, 20 November 2007 - 04:21.
You can't always get what you want... but if you try sometimes... you just might find... you'll get what you need...
Posted 20 November 2007 - 19:51
just to take a look at some different sizes I made a picture for you (quick and dirty):
98 riserva magica
Ypsilon (Torino Ice)
new 88 Fountainpen (Venezia)
new 88 Fountainpen small for cartridges
Best regards from Germany
Posted 21 November 2007 - 15:16
where other links and info are available and where I put down some facts about the different models that are shown in the Dib collection.
Dib, your collection is awesome! I have a 88, 88K and 88P and all of them are NOS and never inked. But my road is still long I see!
I have a question: what is the pen you refer to as "international"? Is a cartridge 98 model?
Posted 21 November 2007 - 17:57
unfortunately it's only a part of my collection.
Unfortunately in financial matters :-) So in the next months I have to sell some pens.
I really don't know if "International" is right. But there are some 98 cartridgefillers with "98" on it and there are some others without. I think I read the others are called International. But I am not sure.
The three pens on the left side have the "98" engraving, the others not.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 21:16
And interesting the comparaison in size with the "lady" model. I found some over ebay but never realized they were that small!
Anyway, beautiful pictures and beautiful collection: I hope that your next selling activity will not touch those pens! Contrarywise I will check the marketplace more often!!
Edited by diplomat, 21 November 2007 - 21:18.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 21:50
Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:25
all these 98 and International I will trade or sell sometimes. I want to specialise on safetys, Duplex, 88 (without K or P) and Hastil. All the others have to go !
Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:13
Are there any Aurora "completists" on this board -- someone who has tried to collect every single variant of one of the Aurora models, such as the Optima or the Ottantotto?
Edited by CharlieB, 22 November 2007 - 12:15.
"The moment he opened the refrigerator, he saw it. Caponata! Fragrant, colorful, abundant, it filled an entire soup dish, enough for at least four people.... The notes of the triumphal march of Aida came spontaneously, naturally, to his lips." -- Andrea Camilleri, Excursion to Tindari, p. 212
Posted 22 November 2007 - 19:03
some of my pens are in the marketplace now.
I think it is extremely hard to be complete on a special Aurora.
The Optima for example may include the old ones of the 1930s-1940s, the continents (Africa, Asia, Europa,...), the older versions of the Optima, some special editions including the last Lira, Xanten, perhaps Brasil, the italian flag and so on. This could be quite expensive !
Posted 22 November 2007 - 20:28
great colour, I hope you will buy the sketch pen. I love these little things no one needs
Edited by Dib, 22 November 2007 - 20:29.