Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 252

Last month, Jessica (one of our newer members) was kind enough to send in some photos of her recent acquisitions --two fountain pens by OMAS and one by Delta --for our blog. We'll feature the first of the two OMAS pens in this post, the second one on Friday, and then the Delta next week. All three are beautiful modern fountain pens made in Italy---real "eye candy"---so without further ado, here's the first one, a lovely OMAS 'Paragon' fountain pen in "Venetian Blue":

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

Jessica writes: "(The seller) believes it is from the early 2000’s. This has been referred to as the “old style” Paragon based on my research but I could be wrong. It also has the roller ball clip which was re-introduced by Omas in 1993."

There is an excellent article on the evolution of this OMAS model---and others-- here:
"From Milord to Paragon (An Unwritten Chapter in OMAS' History)"

(rhodium-plated cap and barrel bands in the old-style "Greek Key" design...)

(the elegant OMAS-branded 18K gold nib and its feed...)

 Our thanks to Jessica for sharing her new purchases with us! We'll be featuring the next one on Friday, so stay tuned :)

Post-script: A couple of days after the photos of her lovely OMAS 'Paragon' were posted above, Jessica emailed this little update: "I literally JUST noticed this engraving while reorganizing my pens. So it looks like it’s from 2003. 😄"

...and here's the proof!


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