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  1. NickRS

    Where To Sell My Pens?

    Hi guys, I'm really not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I'll give it a try. I am in a need of some extra money, so I have to sell some of the pens I've been collecting. I'm interested is there somebody in the Bay Area that would give me a fair amount of money, because I live in San Jose, California currently. My collection are mostly Montblanc pens with additions of other brands. It consists of both vintage and modern, used and unused fountain pens, pencils, ballpoints and rollerballs. What would you guys suggest? I'm also open to trades, but it has to be something that I'd consider keeping, although currently I primarily need money. Thanks, Nick
  2. Hello everyone. I recently bought a vintage Aurora 88 from the 40's. I bought on Ebay from italy because they are hard to find. I paid 100 shipped and arrived 5 days ago. The description of the pen said that it was in good condition, and only one picture was posted. When I received the pen, it was in a sorry state. I cleaned it , and made the piston work. There was a small hole on the barrell, like the ones in the caps so they can breath. It was curious to me since I have never seen this holes on barrels. Ink came through the hole so I put some silicone grease and problem solved. The nib is wonderful, it is a medium broad with excellent flex. The ebonite on the tip and blind cap are in great condition. However the cap had some corrosion which I sanded and polished out, but the cap on the left side of thw clip has two normal sized dings that frustrate me. I am very anal with the condition of my vintages, and I just cant ignore this imperfection on the cap. Is there anyone that have a spare cap from a vintage 88 or 88K that can sell it to me. I dont care if it is gold or silver trimmed. The cap needs to be in great condition with no dings and dents. Or if someone know anyone a seller or a site that I vould ask if they are willing to sell me a cap. Thank you everyone!
  3. Dromgoole's Pen Event featuring Montegrappa, Aurora, Omas, and Sheaffer. Today, October 1 from 3:30-7pm. Come by and enter for a chance to win a Montegrappa Skull Pen! (Drawing at 6pm - must be present to win)
  4. PenChalet

    Aurora Pens Up To 50% Off

    We have a few Aurora pens discounted: Aurora Tu Fountain Pen at 50% Off - 2 Colors available http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10785-BlackSatin.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10785-BlackSatinChromeCap.jpg ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Aurora Tu Rollerball Pen - 50% Off http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10786-BlackSatinChromeCap.jpg ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Aurora Style Fountain Pen - 40% Off http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10865-BlackPepperSilver.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10865-Paprika.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10865-Mustard.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10865-BronzePVD.jpg ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Aurora Style Rollerball Pen - 40% Off http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10866-BlackPepperSilver.jpg http://www.penchalet.com/images/products/enlarge/10866-Mustard.jpg
  5. Hi all! I am contemplating getting a new fountain pen and cannot decide between a Sheaffer Valor or an Aurora Talentum Finesse (the Aurora Talentum is a little above my price range, and anyway I quite like the Finesse's slimmer look). Unfortunately the only review I could find of the Aurora is one that mentions the cap not being tight fitting enough, leading to the ink drying out by the next day. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Aurora, or could give any input as to which of the two I should go with? Thanks in advance!
  6. I've been looking to purchase a functioning vintage Aurora 88, fine or medium nib. I would like the pen to be free of any major cosmetic blemishes. I wondered what I could expect to pay for one? I do like the ones with a Nikargenta cap, but a regular cap would do. Thank you.
  7. The Good Captain

    Aurora Ink Mixing

    Anyone know of, or had any, long-term problems with an Aurora Blue:Aurora Black mix? There have been one or two much earlier posts about this but I believe that the ink composition of the two colours has altered in the meantime. Earlier comments are along the lines of, "...just turns to gel after a time..." I've been using such a mix for a few weeks now, by the way, and can't see any changes in the pen or the bottle it's in.
  8. Hi everyone. This will be my first post in here. I am looking for help regarding my Aurora Ypsilon Satin (photo is attached in this post). This is my first fountain pen. I've had this since 2007. Not so long ago, uncapped for a second, it rolled off my desk and broke! The cap and nib are okay. The feed is intact. But the nib's section is badly damaged where the threading has disappeared. The threading is left inside the barrel! My initial idea for damage control was to apply Mighty Bond. However, this did not work at all. Please let me know if anybody here knows how to fix something like this? Are there any home remedies you can suggest? If not, would you please recommend the best action for this? Thank you! .
  9. Which nib of yours is the one to which all comparisons are made? What is it about this nib that makes this "The nib to rule them all"? Mine is the factory stub on an Aurora 88. Absolutely perfect! Perfect ink flow, perfect line variation, perfectly balanced, perfect feedback. I in fact use this as my standard description of what I want when customising.
  10. I've just ordered an Aurora Optima Nero Perla (cracked ice) color fountain pen. What I want to know is "Auroloide" plastic resin or celluoid? Thanks.
  11. While looking for a daily notebook the first thing on my mind was the classical Aurora linen covered notebook. It's quite often seen here in Belgium but does not get that much attention on this forum. Is it something typical of my country? The paper quality will do for a daily notebook and the firmness does add value when carrying it arround. In my experience it is a iconic notebook that is fountainpen friendly. Is anybody else using it? Or perhaps just avoiding this notebook?
  12. The Good Captain

    My Blacks - You Know I Love Them!

    I have often commented about black inks in general but though it was time for a little comparison of the ones I actually own. Also, I've started using the Pelikan 4001 again and still quite enjoy it, I'm ashamed to say. However, the recent post on here about Aurora v Pelikan made me try the Aurora one out and I'm impressed. Along with the Aurora Blue, their Black is great in my Moleskines - I use F or EF/XF nibs generally - and they both make a nice change from my customary use of 'The Master' - Pelikan 4001 Blue Black. So here are my inks. All written on my usual Rhodia 80gsm pad using Lamy Safari pens, dipped, amd M nibs. The following soak tests are on the usual pads of (probably) 80 or 90gsm paper but the quality isn't very good. The 'wet' ones were soaked for 30 minutes or so and then given a final rinse before drying. I'm impressed with the Aurora and always knew that the Pelikan was going to be OK. Skrip has a good outcome too and the Namiki is pretty well-known for this quality. Lastly no real surprises from the Waterman and Parker. I shall await any comments with interest!
  13. Hello, I have a beautiful Aurora International 98. I used to refill it using an used Aurora cartridge. It works, but I'm not sure I would offer a gift with a syringe, or even sell it. By some serendipity, my local fountain pen shop had an Aurora converter that is supposed to work for this model. I tried it, and it seemed to work. But as soon as I tried to fill the pen up, it became obvious that the converter was a bit looser than with the cartridge. In fact, the section fell into the ink pot. On the second try, I could make it suck ink. It worked for a while, but it became obvious that the ink was leaking from where the converter made contact with the nipple. So I flushed the pen and the converter, disassembling the converter to make sure it was OK. So here is my question: would it be possible to put a bit of silicon grease to "seal" the converter around the nipple? I know that 13$ is not a big deal, but my first motivation to dive into the universe of fountain pens was to stop wasting plastic and start taking care of my stuff. I am willing to try about any solution, as long as someone, somewhere, is willing to help me out by sharing his or her experience. Sorry if my question has already been answered before, but I did try to scratch my own itch, but could not find anything after an hour of search and reading previous thread. Thanks, w
  14. I'm looking at the Aurora Limited Edition Dante's Inferno. It is an absolutely gorgeous pen, at least to my eyes. The black lacquer and rose gold accents are magnificent. But this will be the most I've spent on a pen and I want a pen that is useable, not just a collectable to be admired and never touched. So, I guess my main questions are: Has anyone got any experience with Aurora pens? Has anyone got any experience with this pen? What are your experiences with actually using limited editions in general? Thanks,
  15. So my dad has this awesome collection of Aurora Pens and wants to sell them. They are all in mint condition, never touched, never used. He basically had them locked away in a closet for a long time, never even put them on display. Below I have attached a picture of one of them, which is very similar to the others. Neither him nor I know anything about these pens so I was hopping someone could help me out with an estimate of how much they're worth. I'm planning on posting them in the classifieds section. So any information would be great. Thanks
  16. http://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Aurora Asia Marbled Fountain Pen - Limited EditionBrand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Aurora Description Aurora fountain pen Nib 18K solid gold nib Finish Marbled Resin of Jade and Burgundy. Closure System Screw-on Filling System Piston Filler with hidden reservoir Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 13 cm (5.11in) / 12,3 cm (4.84in) Warranty (years) 5 Line Asia Reference 533 Retail Price 685€ / $890 / £580 Special features: Limited and numbered edition.The cap, with a valuable green jade stone studded on its top, is fitted with a jewel clip engraved with the profile of the Asian continent.Both the cap and the barrel are made of the marbled “Land of Orient” resin, an exclusive refined Aurora material, featuring refined light nuances.This fountain pen uses the classic filler pump filling system with the Aurora exclusive hidden reservoir device. When you run out of ink, just turn the end of the pen anticlockwise and your Aurora will write another page.Includes Ink Bottle CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $890 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-1.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-2.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-3.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-4.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-5.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-6.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-7.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-8.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-9.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C314/Aurora-Asia-Marbled-Fountain-Pen-Limited-Edition-533-10.jpg Don't miss the video!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RES9bVlPsKo CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $890 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com More Aurora pens on our website Thanks for looking!----------------------------- Website: www.iguanasell.comJoin our newsletter for special promotions and news http://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_facebook_24.png Follow us on Facebookhttp://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_twitter_24.png Follow us on Twitter: @Iguana_sell
  17. http://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Aurora 80th Anniversary Fountain Pen - Guilloche SilverBrand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Aurora Description Aurora fountain pen Nib 18K solid gold nib, rhodium treated. Finish Barrel and cap in solid silver with "flamé" guilloché Closure System Screw-on Filling System Piston Filler with hidden reservoir Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 14 cm (5.51in) / 12,5 cm (4.92in) Warranty (years) 5 Line 80th Anniversario Reference 936F Retail Price 1700€ / $2210 / £1445 Special features: Limited and numbered edition: 121 out of 1919.This fountain pen uses the classic filler pump filling system with the Aurora exclusive hidden reservoir device. When you run out of ink, just turn the end of the pen anticlockwise and your Firenze will write another page. Additionally, you can leave the end turned to remind you to fill the pen.Rings in solid silver with high-relief decorations.Bordeaux resin cap-head set with silver seal.Includes ink bottle. CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $2210 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-1.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-2.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-3.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-4.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-5.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-6.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-7.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-8.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-9.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/C313/Aurora-80th-Anniversary-Fountain-Pen-Gold-and-Lacquer-936F-10.jpg Don't miss the video!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=784f3Ju3ZK8 CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerList price: $2210 - Contact us for a personalized offer Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com More Aurora pens on our website Thanks for looking!----------------------------- Website: www.iguanasell.comJoin our newsletter for special promotions and news http://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_facebook_24.png Follow us on Facebookhttp://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_twitter_24.png Follow us on Twitter: @Iguana_sell
  18. Sach

    Opening Aurora 88 Piston

    Any idea of how to open an Aurora 88 piston to apply some silicone grease? After recently managing this with an M800, I want to know how to do this with the less well known Aurora 88..
  19. What kind of service do Bock provide? It seems like so many pen makers use Bock nibs, yet so many reviews also comment of the various properties of company specific features like the "conway stewart", or "Visconti" feel of a nib. Surely, nib material aside; Bock made nibs must be fairly similar to each other?! That is unless of course, that Bock provide some kind of consulting process in which the pen maker brings what they want, which Bock then go on to manufacture. Any thoughts or insights?
  20. So I've decided to buy myself a birthday pen, but my dilemma is choosing what pen. So I've decided to enlist the help of the FPN board members and base my decision upon your recommendation's. I've narrowed it down between 10 pens of which to choose from. They are as follows; Pilot Custom 742 SFM Black ~$163 Sailor 1911 Full Size Black w/ Silver trim FM ~$163 Platinum 3776 Chatres Blue F ~$84 *Delta Dolce Vita PISTON F ~$350* Franklin Christoph Model 19 '1901' Kings Gold Bands .9mm MM Custom stub ~$195 Aurora 88 Large Silver trim Fine ~$350 **OMAS Arte Italiana Noir Milord (331 made in each size) ~$395** *Stipula Etruria Rainbow Blue w/ T-Flex nib ~$230* Any combination of Edison pen e.g Huron Grande or Pearl in Lucite or Cobalt Flake or Molten Ores or ....... Franklin Christoph Model 66 Stabillis .9mm MM custom Stub ~$169.50 I just can't decide between these pens! I want them all! But alas I cannot afford that. In terms of pens I already own, I have an Edison Collier in silver marble, a Sailor 1911m clear and gold (These two happen to be my favorite pens, despite the massive size differences),Pelikan M600 EF in blue, a Montblanc 144 Black/Gold M-B, a TWSBI Diamond 540 EF, and a TWSBI Vac 700 EF in blue. I think I have plenty of blue and EF pens for now, and my goal up to now is to diversify my pen collection. I really like the OMAS. I really wanted an Italian pen, so the Delta, OMAS, and Stipula seem to be the most likely options for now. FYI: It will be my 15th birthday, so I want to make it a good and memorable pen. (* indicates pens I will most likely purchase at the time of this post, subject to change) EDIT: I should mention that the purchase date is later in August
  21. I am looking for a bottled ink for fountain pens that is close in color and qualities to Pentel EnerGel black. I know those pens use a gel hybrid ink, so I am looking for something close. They are my favorite ballpoints, maybe tied with V5 Precise RT. I will be using the ink in a Lamy Al-Star EF. I have Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin, but there is no sheen, and it has a wierd green tone to it. I want pure black. I do not want India ink or carbon or pigmented inks. So which ink is closest to what I am looking for? Pure black is a must (no color undertones, not even gray), some sheen would be a bonus. I do not see anything in Noodler's line like that except maybe X-Feather, which I have had no experience with. I believe Bad Black Moccasin and X Feather are supposed to be the darkest Noodler's inks, despite HoD, so I would venture to guess that Noodler's is out. I have not tried Infinite Black by PR. I have heard good things, but not necessarily about its color. Does anyone have experience with Aurora Black or J Herban Perle Noire? Do they have these wanted qualities? Do you have any other ink suggestions? Thanks ahead for the input.
  22. Images are attached due to size, specifically I am looking at the all black Conklin, the Dolcevita and the Aurora. I believe that the Conklin is a Symetrik, and the Aurora is an 88, but I'm just not quite sure. The seller seems to have very limited information outside of brand, so any help is appreciated. Also, some guestimations on price point would be very helpful. Asking price is 825 for those three, 200 for the Conklin, 150 for the Aurora, and 425 for the Dolce.....the dolce especially seems quite high.
  23. OK. I've wavered for a terribly long time on buying the Pilot Custom 823, and I've no idea why - I keep getting interested in other pens, and right now the Aurora Talentum in rubberized black looks tasty. I'd be buying either from John Mottishaw. I know the Pilot Custom 823 is the better value but for some reason I've hesitated on pulling the trigger for about a year now. My interest would be in an M Pilot nib and F or M Talentum nibs, or even a Stub/CI grind in that vicinity. The Aurora feedback I've read about sounds interesting. I guess I'm looking for any comments or feedback anyone might have about these pens. I'd appreciate anything thrown my way; thank you.
  24. Hello to all. I’m new on this forum as a poster, but have been a long time lurker. I finally decided to post reviews on some of my pens. In this review I’ll give you some information about my latest pen, the quite rare Aurora Firenze in vermeil (gold plated silver). As my in laws know I’m always writing with a fountain pen (I’m a lefty and end up with a blue hand whenever I write with a ballpoint), they wanted to give me something special for my recent birthday. Especially my father in law likes to go completely over the top with this kind of thing and he decided to get me a kind of pen I wasn’t likely to encounter “in the wild”. I’d say he succeeded in that part ;-) I have been writing with fountain pens for over 20 years. I started with a very small 1918 Pelican that once belonged to my grandmother. Over the years my hands have grown and as I like nice accessories like watches, cufflinks, fountain pens, I have acquired several pens. After the Pelican I bought a Waterman Le Man in blue with an 18k fine nib. During my time at the university I have even managed to wear out the nib (the point), which has been replaced by Waterman free of cost just after graduation. The new nib was too stiff to my taste, it was very hard to adjust to it after writing with the old one for so many years. My parents heard me complaining about this and they decided to give me a graduation-gift from Montblanc. Since then one of my favorite pens has been my Montblanc Meisterstück, along with my St. Dupont Lacque de Chine. Lately I have bought several other pens just for fun. I seem to have a soft spot for the Snorkels by Sheaffer: I bought a refurbished black Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman with palladium-silver conical F-nib and really enjoy it. So much that I even bought another (green) Snorkel last week, which is in the post right now. Back to the pen that this review is all about: the Aurora Firenze (Florence) in vermeil: General information, looks. Aurora is an Italian penmaker, founded in 1919. They make quite a few models in a broad price-range. The Firenze (VF-800) is one of their Special Edition models and has quite an “Italian” styling, which lots of people will find way over the top, especially with the red resin body (which Aurora calls “Terra di Toscana red”, Toscany soil red) and the (heavy!) gold plated silver decoration on the cap. Love it or hate it ;-) It won’t be everybody’s choice. The Firenze has a body that is engraved with Fleur de Ly’s, its cap is screwed on the body. The images on the cap are: 1)Ponte Vecchio, 2) Cathedral of Santa Maria, 3) Signoria Palace and 4) Michelangelo’s David. Construction and quality. The Firenze is a sturdy pen. It is well made and feels like it will last a long time. The filling is easy, it has a nice, smooth action and is on par with or better than my Montblanc. The weight of the body isn’t really impressive, this isn’t a heavy pen until the moment you screw the cap on: the gold plated silver makes this a rather heavy pen. The gold plated parts are crisp and well cast. They are nicely finished, with lots of detail. The nib is a rather big 18k gold nib with a big feeder under it. I got the “M” nib, which writes well: not as smooth as my Montblanc, but the pen hasn’t settled to my hand yet. Filling and maintenance As I have only filled the Firenze twice, there isn’t much I can say about the filling of the Firenze, other than that the filling is butter-smooth and that this pen hold a LOT of ink. I suppose cleaning will be just as easy as with my Montblanc and other pistonfillers. Conclusion I got this pen as a gift. I probably wouldn’t have bought it myself as it is a rather expensive model (I don’t know the exact price and don’t want to know). I probably would have gotten myself something a bit less flashy and more in line with the larger part of my collection. I’m a lawyer/barrister and in that profession this kind of pen is quite a jawdropper. However, this pen is a very nice writer, that is well built and certainly is a discussion starter. I am very pleased with it (which is a good thing as I will have to write with it for the rest of my life ;-) ). Pictures: I took some pictures with my cellphone. I will see if I can upload better pictures anytime soon...
  25. I recently acquired this Aurora fountain pen. The only marking it has is the "Aurora" engraving on the cap ring. It is a relatively small pen, I paced it next to a Waterman hemisphere which I found to be the closest match in size. I haven't been able to find anything on this pen. The pen that came the closest was the aurora archivi storici but that is silver color and I think a piston filler. Can someone please help me with this.





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