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Aurora 88 Serial Number And Year Estimation


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Having read several times about this attempt to establish a date based on the serial number, I had already expressed my doubts, due to the fact that the assumptions with which the correspondence tables were constructed were completely arbitrary, lacking a certain dating of any specimen of this pen that would allow to associate a number to a date.

Today this is no longer true, since it has been possible to ascertain with certainty that the number 26921 was sold on September 27, 1948 (the images of the pen with the warranty card with the date can be seen on this page: https://forum.fountainpen.it/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23439).
This certainly allows to disprove the initial part of the above mentioned tables. The production of the first years was certainly much slower than what is reported in these tables.

One point, however, is still too little to give an estimate, even a very rough one, of the trend of the distribution.

 

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I've just found this thread, so I'll add to it!

 

88, number 1529497 g/f cap. In dire need of some tlc, which it will get :)

 

(I have a better 88 and a K which I've put somewhere rather too safe, along with some other stuff...)

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As an aside, Praxim doesn't seem to have been around since the tail end of last year.  I'm hoping he's OK.  He was a huge help to me when I replaced the piston seal on my wonderful Aquila just over 2 years ago.    

http://www.aysedasi.co.uk

 

 

 

 

She turned me into a newt.......

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I have two Aurora 88s. Both with gold caps. One is 1529031 with a semi-flex nib. The other 1678230, with a fine nib. I think both have celluloid barrels, with hard rubber sections and piston turning knob. Both from sometime in the 50s I suppose.

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I was missing one 88K on my small collection and found one in an Italian antiques shop. It has one odd serial number, it starts with a J. The pen is printed with the aurora oval with the 88K inside, a line with the brand Aurora, a line with Made in Italy and a nib size M and a code 33. Can anyone tell me the meaning of this serial? It is similar to the one on the Spanish models (in this case J-nnnnn). And what about the number 33 placed under the letter of the nib size?

I can upload some pictures tomorrow if it helps.

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Aurora 88 (gold filled cap) - 1582259

 

I purchased this on Ebay several years ago.  I've included photos of the pen and the case received.  Thank you for working on this, Praxim, and I hope all is well!

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