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dannzeman
August 31st, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Thereís no doubt that what we have here is one of the nicest Aurora 88′s Iíve ever seen. While I have had a few others with clearer ink windows, Iíve only had one (http://www.dannzeman.com/2012/03/22/for-sale-vintage-aurora-88-low-serial-semi-flex-nikargenta-cap-nm/) that could compete as a total package.
This Aurora 88K came to me from Italy with the original box and papers, including the warranty certificate with the same serial number of the pen, 2505180. The issue date is March 31st, 1960, but this pen was most likely made closer to 1958. The Aurora 88K features a barrel and turning knob made of celluloid and a section made of either hard rubber or celluloid. Collectors have yet to agree whether the section was made from a new formulation of hard rubber or celluloid and I honestly canít tell the difference. All the imprints on the section are clean and easy to read.
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The gold filled cap is in absolutely perfect condition. No dents, dings, or scratches. The black filled-in clip is complete with no chips or flakes. The black ďjewellĒ on the crown of the cap is also in excellent condition. The 14K gold nib is a Fine width with just a bit of flex. The piston still retains its original seal and will fill the barrel 3/4 full. I didnít replace it because in this condition, itís a collectors piece, but can easily be done if the buyer chooses to do so. I have not inked this pen, only flushed it with water to test the piston. Everything else with the pen is in equally excellent condition: the box, papers, and tray are all in near mint condition. If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to ask. $295 SOLD
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