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    A copper Universal and a silver Zemax. Alas, the Zemax was returned to Italy for a repair, and the registered parcel sent back to me never arrived. <sniff!>

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    A copper Universal and a silver Zemax. Alas, the Zemax was returned to Italy for a repair, and the registered parcel sent back to me never arrived. <sniff!>

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    Heartbreaking - that Zemax is beautiful. I have only one, with a 'wrong' cap, and it has the most amazing nib.

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    Default Re: Vintage Italian Pen series

    Probably the most beautiful Italian pen I own ist this OMAS Extra Lucens from ca. 1936



    Of course, these pens were highly inspirated by Parker's Vacumatic's. The celluloid, the nib, the arrow clip etc... Even the filling mechanism is kind of a vacumatic filler, just without diaphragm.

    This example is NOS and has never seen any ink. Another neat detail is this tiny AS (Armando Simoni) stamp on the cap:


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    What an absolute stunner of a pen.

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    Thank you people for resurrecting this thread. I drew a lot of inspiration from OPs posts and went down a rabbit hole myself.

    Christof, that Lucens is probably one of the most beautiful pens IMO. Here are couple of beauties to whet the appetite -
    Omas Extra and Columbu 98

    Enjoy



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    Default Re: Vintage Italian Pen series

    Quote Originally Posted by markiv View Post
    Thank you people for resurrecting this thread. I drew a lot of inspiration from OPs posts and went down a rabbit hole myself.

    Christof, that Lucens is probably one of the most beautiful pens IMO. Here are couple of beauties to whet the appetite -
    Omas Extra and Columbu 98

    Enjoy


    That's some serious Wild Wild pens


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    Wow! I have never seen that wood herringbone (if that's an appropriate description) OMAS celluloid before--thanks for sharing markiv! Is it pre-stantuffo tuffante filler (i.e early '30s)?
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    Checking with experts this is pretty unique material so feel free to call it whatever...rattan arco is what I thought but wood herringbone makes sense too.
    You are right - it's a lever filler predating the plunger filled models.

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    Default Re: Vintage Italian Pen series

    These are fantastic pens. Thanks for showing.

    PS: It's good to have you here Vik!

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    Default Re: Vintage Italian Pen series

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    A copper Universal and a silver Zemax. Alas, the Zemax was returned to Italy for a repair, and the registered parcel sent back to me never arrived. <sniff!>
    That's a shame - Zemax made some very interesting pens. I had a similar episode where the post lost an OS Lapis Decoband

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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    These are fantastic pens. Thanks for showing.

    PS: It's good to have you here Vik!
    There are very few watering holes for vintage lovers so this is a great place to be and contribute.

    Here are a few Ancoras

    Dama in arco


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    Are those Ancora Damas (not Da-Ma? I've seen it both ways and haven't found clarification) both clipless and ringless?
    That red arco is incredible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    Are those Ancora Damas (not Da-Ma? I've seen it both ways and haven't found clarification) both clipless and ringless?
    That red arco is incredible!
    I, too, am not clear about their nomenclature. You probably know this already - Da-Ma pens were made in lady, medium and senior sizes. The brown arco is a lady size Da-Ma but there is no model inscription on red arco ringtop. I referred to both as dama primarily due to their size.

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    Interesting...I did know that about sizes; was the hyphen in that case actually there to discourage confusion with the Italian word "dama?" If so what did "da-ma" mean? I know no Italian but apparently those two words would translate nonsensically to "from-but"...
    Is that red arco material pearlescent? It's not clear from that picture...
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