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Stipula Orangerie


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#1 QM2

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 22:08

I know that the Stipula Orangerie was a version of the Saturno produced in RHR.

Can anybody offer any additional information about this pen? For example,
. When was it produced?
. How limited was the production?
. Did it differ from the Saturno in any other way except for the colour (and I understand it was a slightly larger size)?

Any leads on current availability & price to expect would be appreciated as well -- although having only seen this pen mentioned by 1 person on FPN, I am not overly hopeful!

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 23:58

Can't help with additional information I'm afraid. I didn't know that this pen existed. Now that I do it's been added to my want list rolleyes.gif

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 00:42

QUOTE (Nickelodeon @ Jan 18 2009, 01:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can't help with additional information I'm afraid. I didn't know that this pen existed. Now that I do it's been added to my want list rolleyes.gif


Hey, I was first! : )

#4 Deirdre

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:29

I know Weaver had them on closeout a few years back, so I'm guessing they were 2-3 years old then. So... 7-10 years would be my guess.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:23

QUOTE (Deirdre @ Jan 17 2009, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know Weaver had them on closeout a few years back, so I'm guessing they were 2-3 years old then. So... 7-10 years would be my guess.


About a year ago, Weaver announced he was taking a year off from penselling. Is he back to selling again, or did he decide to make the change permanent?
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:31

anybody remember how much they were the last time they were offered for sale?

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:58

QUOTE (CharlieB @ Jan 17 2009, 06:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
About a year ago, Weaver announced he was taking a year off from penselling. Is he back to selling again, or did he decide to make the change permanent?

He's not back yet.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:00

QUOTE (QM2 @ Jan 17 2009, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anybody remember how much they were the last time they were offered for sale?

Weaver was selling them for $335 in 2004. He's been out for years, of course.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:15

That is interesting: I now realise there are 2 versions of this pen!

The Fountain Pen Domain features a domed version, described as "Orangerie, Poiret, Sol Levant"



But the pen on the photo posted by wimg in this thread is a flat-top. Hmmm....





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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:29

The L'Orangerie is the flat top; the Sol Levante is the domed.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:08

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Jan 18 2009, 05:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The L'Orangerie is the flat top; the Sol Levante is the domed.


I see; they are separate names - makes more sense : )
I've also just found this older post by Deirdre:

QUOTE (Deirdre @ May 28 2008, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I'm still looking for the navy blue Saturno. I know they came in about 7 colors:

Red/black ebonite (for Bertram's Inkwell) LE
Poiret (aqua/black ebonite)
Ivy (yellow/black ebonite)
Green/black ebonite
Navy/black ebonite (for FPH) LE

non-ebonite (?)
L'Orangerie
Sol Levante


...


Too bad I am half a decade too late to have a chance with most of these pens!
Looks like my aqua Saturno and my Cromo will have to be it for a while.


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Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:58

QM2, don't give up. Put it on your want list, and keep watching FPN. Just when you least expect it, one may turn up for sale. Be sure to keep your eye out at penshows, too. You may have to wait a year, but your day will probably come.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 16:42

QUOTE (CharlieB @ Jan 18 2009, 02:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QM2, don't give up. Put it on your want list, and keep watching FPN. Just when you least expect it, one may turn up for sale. Be sure to keep your eye out at penshows, too. You may have to wait a year, but your day will probably come.


You're right, there is always a chance. I've had luck getting a hold of 2 hard-to-find pens exclusively via FPN so far (the Visconti Ragtime I and the Bexley Simplicity black LE), so I will make this my next project!

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:53

I found out a Stipula's press release about Orangerie:

Press release
April 2001

L’Orangerie

When the Florentine Caterina de’ Medici became queen of France, one of her greatest desires was to create a corner of Italy in Paris. She thus commissioned construction of the Palais du Luxembourg with its immense formal garden in Italian style. The garden was adorned with trees and flowering plants of all kinds, in memory of the queen’s homeland – orange and lemon trees that with their intense fragrances inebriated anyone who visited the garden.
Taking its inspiration from the lively colors of Caterina’s “citrus grove,” Stipula has created a new pen in orange hard rubber and Sterling silver, called (only naturally) “L’Orangerie”.

“L’Orangerie” fountain pen, with a two-tone nib in rhodium-plated 18K gold and a crescent-filler filling system, is packed in an elegant orange coffer with a black fabric lining to create an effect reminiscent of the precious multicolor fabrics of the French court of Caterina de’ Medici.
“L’Orangerie” fountain pen is available in a limited series of 100 pieces only.


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Posted 21 January 2009 - 18:05

Thank you Susanna for that very interesting text!






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