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  1. Hi all, just wanted to hear your views about the Arco supply / demand. I remember few years back when ASC launched their first pen with the arco material. There was a buzz in the community and in their marketing about how there are only a few rods remaining for the Arco material. Fast forward to 2021, I still see a lot of models made in Arco both from ASC brands and also from the likes of Leonardo. My personal view is that the price of any item is what people are willing to pay for it. But I write this post wondering how the overall messaging has been on the supply / availability of this material compared to the actual steady supply of Arco pens since Omas. That said I'm still on the lookout for an Oldwin Arco Verde (not ASC version)! cheers Sidd
  2. Hi all, Just received an email for the new 90th anniversary pens from Oldwin & The Pen Family (ASC & team). See link below for details. Pen comes in rhodium trim and gold trim. I really like the arco verde material but I don't like the ring that breaks the seamless design of Oldwin. I suppose they have done this for a piston filler? Thoughts? Anyone planning to buy one? https://thepenfamily.com/products/oldwintorpedorhodium Cheers, Sidd
  3. Ahoy there. I'm wondering if there is a commercially available blank that gives a layered, multi-faceted, chatoyant look similar to that of OMAS's Arco celluloid. Admittedly I know next to nothing about blank production, but pen turning is something I'm wanting to try out eventually. I know it can't be duplicated, but I'd love to find something with the same layered effect. Thanks!
  4. Susan3141

    Discolored Omas Paragon Arco?

    Hi all, I just received an Omas Paragon Arco. It's a 2002 model. My question is this: I thought the beautiful glowing wood-like colors were supposed to go all around the pen. On this pen there are two sides that exhibit the glowing, beautiful gold and brown colors, and two sides that are dark brown striped. Did I get a discolored Arco? Or is this normal? It's hard to show the dramatic difference in the colors in the photos, but hopefully you can see what I mean. Now, if I don't put the cap on just perfectly, nothing lines up. I am not happy with the coloration, because I expected it to be consistent all around the pen. I need to know if this is acceptable for Arcos or if I should send the pen back. This photo shows the dark brown striped side close up: This one shows the beautiful golden colors of one side of the pen: Another shot of the brown stripes with a little bit of the gold so you can see how the pen goes from one color to the next. There's no graduation. Thanks for your help. Susan
  5. Now this is how to pack a boxed pen for trans-atlantic shipping. Almost six feet of 14 inch wide bubble wrap, plus about five feet of five inch wide wrap on each side in a FedEx Express medium box. The pen inside the display box is wrapped in tissue that is taped. I know there are other probably easier and equally effective ways to pack for shipping. I was just impressed by the attention to detail in the wrapping process. It took me a few minutes to cut through it and perhaps longer for the shipper to wrap and tape it. Stay tuned for photos of the pen.
  6. a.zy.lee

    Omas Questions

    I recently discovered Omas pens but I don't understand which pens are which. Some of theme are called "Arte Italiana," some are just called "Italiana" and some are called "Arco." Another term I know of is "Milord." Are they all part of the same series? What do the different terms mean? All these pens look similar, however. The only differences I can see are differently shaped grip sections and colour. Why are the grip sections different? I know that "Paragon" attached to the name means it's oversize. Do all Omas pens have a Paragon option? I also know many of them are limited edition. Are there any regular editions and is there a catalogue of the versions that have been released? If someone could tell me all about the Omas pens, I would be very grateful. I'm definitely not thinking of buying, due to the price. I'm just very interested in these spectacular pens. Arte Italiana: http://fpgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Omas-Arte-Italiana-4.jpgAlso an Arte Italiana? http://fpgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Omas-Arte-Italiana-NOIR-fountain-pens-e1360773509610.jpg Just Italiana, no "Arte" in front:http://fpgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/OMAS-Dama-Celluloid-Pearl-Grey.jpgArco: Thank you.
  7. esteroids

    Please Help Date My Paragon

    I have this bronze arco Paragon, 141 or 142 mm, BB nib, with no year stamped on the section (or anywhere else I can find) It has a black box (no ink) with a black booklet and black paper outer box. I'm curious about it's age, and know next to nothing about Omas. I have another identical pen (B nib) dated 1998 on the section, with an off white box that says "Collezione Celluloide" on the tray (no ink) with a tan booklet and tan paper outer box. Please, can you help me with the unmarked pen? And do I have the boxes mixed up? After looking through the threads I'm wondering if there was an undated old style model in the early LVMH years.
  8. Hi all, I was set on getting the Omas Ogiva Vintage LE in Arco brown next month, however I've grabbed an old style Paragon in this color off eBay recently (gorgeous color, gorgeous pen, really) and as Omas offers such a great range of celluloid colors I wonder if I should get another color instead. I already have an Extra Lucens and said Paragon in arco brown. So if you have other colors, I'd love to see them! Also I'd like to hear what you love most about these particular colors. (I will be browsing online stores as well but that's just not the same) Picture of my Omas Extra Lucens for starters: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uGjATDCxeSE/UiitxnD_tdI/AAAAAAAAAsQ/Gai_-exvEnU/s1600/Lucens3.JPG

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