Friday, June 5, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 24

Today's featured newest acquisition is another unusual Italian fountain pen belonging to Jerred---his (adorable) Delta 'Y2K Mini Trend':

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

Jerred: "The Delta Y2K Mini Trend was, as its name implies, released in late 1999/early 2000. There are a number of pens made by Delta with a similar design language, including the Y2K special edition that I've shown at a few meetings."

" The Y2K Mini Trend is a small, cartridge-only pen, and is consistently among the cheapest Deltas that are available these days. It's a bit of a shame, as they're both unique-looking and generally good writers. My pen has a lacquered red barrel and a rather pleasant fine nib."

And just how small is this fountain pen? I asked Jerred, and according to him: "The Mini Trend is about 11.5cm capped, and just over 14cm posted. I'm including a picture of the Mini Trend next to my Y2K Special Edition, you can see the difference in size." (photo above)

Congrats on another intriguing find, Jerred, and thanks for sharing it with us!

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