Friday, November 6, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 101

Happy Fountain Pen Day! Today's featured new acquisition is a beautiful sterling silver Italian fountain pen owned by Jerred....

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

Jerred: "This is the Delta Profili.  It is a faceted pen, with 8 sides, and the cap and barrel are made of sterling silver.  The pen has accents in red celluloid, and has a 14k nib (I said 18k at the meeting, oops!)."
"There are at least two versions of the Profili of which I am aware, and this is the second.  The first version of the Profili was engraved on all body facets, and the "Delta Italy" logo is engraved on the cap.  This second version is recognizable from the first as only alternating facets of the body are engraved, and the "Delta Profili" logo is on the body, not the cap.  This second version of the Profili is a little bit more rare than the first."

"This particular pen came with Delta's #5.5 nib in 14k solid gold, with Rhodium plating.  The pen was not used much, but the nib is still a pretty decent writer."
What a gorgeous fountain pen! Congratulations on your new purchase, Jerred, and thanks for sharing it with us!

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