April 22nd, 2012, 03:19 PM
- Rep Power
SOLD: Vintage Aurora 88, gold cap, flex nib, VG condition
This Aurora 88 has a serial number of 1106141 which would date it to approximately late 1952 or early 1953. It features a celluloid barrel with an ebonite section and piston knob that are still very black and not discolored like many other ebonite pieces are. This particular pen features a gold filled cap with a barely noticeable ding opposite the clip that measure 2mm in length. There is some light wear on the crown of the cap, which is very common on these pens, and some minor brassing around the cap lip. There are two small spots on the side of the cap that show some brassing as well. Please refer to the additional pictures for more details. The clip, however, is in very good condition.
The ďAurora 88″ and serial number imprint in the section are crisp and clean with the serial number being a little lighter than Iíve seen in other pens, but still very readable. The barrel where the section screws into is free of cracks and the original piston seal is in great condition. Iíve filled the pen with both ink and water and it fills full with no leaks. The ink window has some ambering but retains good clarity. This pen comes straight from Italy in the correct blue colored aluminum case signifying a 88 with a gold cap. The case is in very good condition, free of any dings or dents but with some slight wear along a few of the edges. Included inside the case is an original instruction manual, unfortunately the serial number does not match that of the pen. The fine flex nib is a joy to use, but youíll go through a lot of ink as it gets pretty wet and wild when pushed to its limit.
View the full listing with many more high resolution images here.All sales include free standard shipping within the continental US. Priority Mail with Insurance and Delivery Confirmation is an additional $10. International shipping will be done with USPS International Priority Mail for an additional $15. Payment can be made through Paypal only. Please contact me here.
Last edited by dannzeman; April 27th, 2012 at 08:48 PM.
Reason: sold it