Aurora


Aurora Duplex Large Vintage Pen

This extraordinary vintage pen is a 1930 Aurora Duplex Large lever-fill in Jade with Black ends. The “Duplex” was Aurora’s first celluloid pen. A “Duofold” look-a-like, made in the very early years of Aurora, when their design was highly influenced by US pens. In 1927 Aurora introduced the “Duplex” in Red Hard Rubber with black ends. In 1929 the celluloid Duplex was introduced in five versions and five colors. This is one of the rarer …

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Vintage Pen Aurora Etiopia Fountain Pen

Vintage Pen Aurora Etiopia This is a 1936 Aurora Etiopia eyedropper-fill “Trench-Pen” in Ivory Casein. GFT, including the wide “Greek Key” cap band in the center of the two narrower bands. Aurora’s marketed the pen as having been manufactured for Italian military officers who were engaged at the time in the war in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), it was never commercially available in shops and the fact remains that it is a very rare item. The cap …

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Aurora Leonardo da Vinci Fountain Pen

This fountain pen is a 2002 Aurora Leonardo daVinci Limited Edition – numbered #0470/1919. The pen is a lever-filler in Bordeaux resin with a gold-plated cap, featuring lacquer filled engravings drawn from the Maestro’s codex on the flight of birds. The filling lever is accessed by unscrewing and removing the barrel. Tapered, 18K, fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with paper weight and outer sleeve. Item #61 in Catalog #83

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Aurora Duplex Large Celluloid Pen

This 1930 Aurora Duplex Large lever-fill in Jade with Black ends is one of the rare models, with a floral filigree design on the repousse clip, and three cap bands . The “Duplex” was Aurora’s first celluloid pen. A “Duofold” look-a-like, made in the very early years of Aurora, when their design was highly influenced by US pens. In 1927 Aurora introduced the “Duplex” in Red Hard Rubber with black ends. In 1929 the celluloid Duplex was introduced …

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Vintage Pen Catalog – Sale Reminder!

We just wanted to share a reminder that the remaining items in the following vintage pen Catalogs are 10% off! Click one of the following: Catalog #73 | Catalog #74 | Catalog #75 | Catalog #76 Or go to:  www.gopens.com There are some wonderful vintage pens to be had, including a Wahl Eversharp Oversize Deco Band (in #75/item #243), a stunning Montblanc in one of Montblanc’s rarest celluloids (in #74/item #2), an extraordinary Waterman sleeve-filler in sterling …

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Handwritten Post – Catless Writers

I realize my handwriting in this is atrocious. My apologies. Please don’t be angry. This is a modern Aurora, and looks far different than the older-style Auroras that are still available. Cats are inconvenient when you’re trying to write or type, but that’s half the fun of having them. It’s cute until they start biting your fountain pens, anyway. I keep hearing Aurora made some great pens, so I’ll have to scope them out.

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Not So Vintage: Aurora Optima Demonstrator

Not so vintage at all, nor is it a fountain pen! Believe it or not, Catalog #73 has this attractive sketch pen; a Limited Edition #328 in clear acrylic. If you are going to use a pencil, it should really be a pencil! This is a new-old-stock pencil, mint in its original box with papers, leather pouch, and outer box. I love this pencil! A demonstrator pencil is more interesting than one may think, especially …

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