Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 194

 To paraphrase the Joker, "Where does he get those wonderful pens??"

I'm talking about VPC member Jerred and his amazing collection of  Delta fountain pens, which includes this gorgeous example:

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

Jerred: "This brightly colored fellow is a Delta Galleria (Gallery). The Galleria series shares the same shape and size as the Delta Dolcevita series of pens, but instead of using Delta's signature cracked ice acrylics/celluloids, the Gallery series uses swirled acrylics instead. They are otherwise very comparable with similar caps, body sizes, grips, and nibs."

"The original Galleria series also used Delta's carved, sterling silver cap band instead of the engraved or laser etched cap bands present on later models."

"This particular pen uses a bright, swirled acrylic with yellow as the dominant colour, with elements of black and orange. It also uses Delta's excellent clutchless piston mechanism, and a yellow-tinted ink view window integrated into the body, just above the grip section."

"My particular version comes with a steel nib, though they were also available at various times with solid 14k gold as well as "Fusion" nibs. As is often the case with Delta's later pens, the nib is a lovely, smooth writer."

In January, we featured the newer version of this fountain pen -- Jerred's Delta 'Nuova Galleria' ('New Gallery') -- here on our blog (link). Our thanks to Jerred for sharing these gorgeous Italian fountain pens with us!

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