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    Default WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Hello Folks!

    I'm in search of a unicorn 🦄

    If you own one and if you're open to parting with it, please DM me or email me directly at: ismaeldallastx@yahoo.com

    Let's make a deal Holyfield!


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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Hello Folks!

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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    I have one and I believe only 45 were made. A unicorn indeed!

    This is the Dama. (Lady / Princess). It has a lovely flexible nib! The clip is rainbow tarnished but I think it will come off. I haven't tried as I like the looks of it and if you take it off it may take 30 years to come back.

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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Those are different era pens. The OP's images are of a late 90's. Yours is earlier vintage. The extra lucens nib is the obvious clue but the pinned knob is another. Even less obvious is the radius vs the step on the cap lip.
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    I wondered about the cap, but over the years I have read several discussions and sellers' descriptions around the differences and "options" which really didn't make a lot of sense to me at the time. And honestly, it is still difficult to winnow the wheat on the subject. I also am blessed to own the Arco bronze Dama and at the time I acquired it, I was "informed" that the Princess and the Dama (Lady) were more about the size than the hardware and minor structural Cap step) differences.

    Mostly misinformation methinks.

    About the only thing I am locked in on is the Dama comes with the clip and the Princess with the ring top and tassel. 😊

    Thanks for helping Dneal! Always appreciate your input!

    Here is my Dama for any droolers like me!



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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    The Small/Dama/Princess size is the same pen. People can quibble about the name, but the only difference is that it was made in a ringtop version and a clip version.

    I'm pointing out the pen the OP pictures and your pen are from different eras. The OP's is a late 90's version. It has a nib that might have been made by Bock instead of Omas, and a synthetic piston seal. Yours is an older vintage with a definitely Omas made extra lucens nib, and likely a cork piston seal.

    The extra lucens nib raises questions as to originality, so then I look at the piston knob (yours is pinned, the OP's is not) and the cap lip (yours has a radius, the OP's will be more "stepped"). That indicates your pen is correct, but an earlier era. I'm curious what the imprint on the section of your pen says.

    If I were looking for an arco in that color, especially to write with; I would prefer yours. If I were looking for a specific pen for a collection, the ringtop vs clip obviously would be a factor, but I would also take the era into account.
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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    I got it. They are different pens.


    1998 x 2 on the section and Omas Extra x 2 on the barrel. I messed with the contrast a little to make it more visible.

    Omas must have been practicing their imprinting.




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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Hmmm. Your arco verde has a story, if it also says 1998.

    Another Omas mystery. Id send pics and ask Letizia at TenPen.it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    Hmmm. Your arco verde has a story, if it also says 1998.

    Another Omas mystery. Id send pics and ask Letizia at TenPen.it
    I can do that.

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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Hello gents!

    Bisquitlips,
    I believe I may have stumbled across the previous owner (Tom Westerich) of that gorgeous Arco Verde Dama of yours or at least a similar one with the duplicate engravings on the barrel and grip section. If you go to penboard.de and toggle over to their "Search Database" field and type in Omas Dama.... The Arco Verde Dama model will appear as the fourth selection. Click on the photo of the model so that it expands and you'll see various photos appear. The last few photos show the duplicate engravings "1998" on the grip section and "Omas Extra" engravings on the barrel. You'll also notice the arco pattern on the grip section seems to match the pattern on your pen's grip section. Pretty cool, huh?

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    Default Re: WANT TO BUY - OMAS PRINCESS ARCO VERDE CELLULOID FOUNTAIN PEN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ismaeldallastx View Post
    Hello gents!

    Bisquitlips,
    I believe I may have stumbled across the previous owner (Tom Westerich) of that gorgeous Arco Verde Dama of yours or at least a similar one with the duplicate engravings on the barrel and grip section. If you go to penboard.de and toggle over to their "Search Database" field and type in Omas Dama.... The Arco Verde Dama model will appear as the fourth selection. Click on the photo of the model so that it expands and you'll see various photos appear. The last few photos show the duplicate engravings "1998" on the grip section and "Omas Extra" engravings on the barrel. You'll also notice the arco pattern on the grip section seems to match the pattern on your pen's grip section. Pretty cool, huh?
    Awesome! I will check it.

    Thanks!

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