Thursday, September 30, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 263

Today's virtual "show & tell" features an eye-catching Delta fountain pen recently acquired by Jerred...

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

Jerred: "This is a Delta Alfa Romeo Trofeo Giulietta. The design of this particular pen is based on a fairly well-known Alfa Romeo car model, the Giulietta Trofeo. Delta had a long history of releasing pens based on car models and famous race tracks, most notably the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a historical race track in Monza, Italy. This particular pen is in bright yellow acrylic, but it is more commonly found in bright red."

"The most striking feature of this pen is the pair of sterling silver bands that adorn the cap and body. The top cap has "Alfa Romeo" in relief, as well as a shield icon designed after the famous Alfa Romeo shield front grille."

"The body ring is engraved to emulate a checkered flag, used in racing to donate the final lap and winner of a race. These silver bands are hand-carved, and cast using the lost wax method. This allows for the intricate, three dimensional designs shown here."

"There is also a relatively intricate finial inset into the cap with Alfa Romeo's logo carved into it. For some reason, the finial is bronze coloured, even though the rest of the pen is bright yellow and sterling silver.

Finally, the clip on the pen emulates Alfa Romeo door handles, notably from the 70s and 80s."

"This particular pen uses Delta's #6 size, 18k gold "Millenium" nib with a heart shaped breather hole. As was often the case with Delta, the pen is a lovely writer. It is also a cartridge-converter filler."

Our thanks to Jerred for sharing the newest addition to his Delta fountain pen collection with us! On Saturday, we'll be featuring another Italian-made fountain pen belonging to Jerred :)

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