Monday, June 15, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 29

Returning to modern pens now, with another interesting Italian fountain pen recently acquired by Jerred:

(all photos courtesy of Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

From Jerred:"This is my second Filcao, a "Leader". The Leader model was commonly available in a variety of different celluloid finishes, and the majority were button-fillers with either gold-plated or two-tone steel nibs."

"My version has a fluted, solid sterling silver body, textured cap, and chrome-plated, Bock produced stainless steel nib. It's also a captive converter with a false blind cap instead of the button-filler of the other variants. According to Giovanni Abrate, a former Filcao distributor, the captive converter makes my variant quite late in production. A lovely, classy pen."

(Note: Jerred's first Filcao fountain pen---to which he alluded in the first paragraph---was his Filcao 'Roxi' featured in this April "show & tell" post).

Many thanks to Jerred for contributing to our pen club's virtual "show & tell" (he recently acquired another interesting Italian-made fountain pen that we'll be featuring a bit later this month).

A big 'thank you' to everyone in our pen club who contributed to our online "show & tell". Please keep those photos & mini-reviews coming!!

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