Omas 75th Anniversary Arlecchino Celluloid Limited Edition Fountain Pen


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Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this extremely rare Omas 75th Anniversary Arlecchino ‘Harlequin’ Celluloid Fountain Pen, which comes with its large lacquered OMAS presentation box (including outers) and information booklets. The pen has barely been used and is presented in wonderful condition. Only 750 pens were produced and this is number 709.




OMAS require no introduction and since their sad demise in January 2016, the hunger from fans and collectors for great examples of their writing instruments has increased dramatically! The company was founded by Armando Simoni and the full name was Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni, abbreviated to OMAS.




The 75th Anniversary pens were released in 2000 and were available in a variety of models and finishes. This is the outstanding Arlecchino version and the story behind this celluloid is fascinating – it’s reported that the origins of the Arlecchino pens comes from Armando Simoni making a small batch of celluloid, which was then run through a hand-controlled pasta maker, and having then made enough for 12 pens, he gifted the best of those to his wife.




Taking its inspiration from the pens of the early 1900s, the design is elegance personified. The barrel and cap feature myriad of green, black and orange tones, with there being one tiny piece on the barrel which is clear – this is the joy and fascination of this celluloid, every pen is unique! The name Arlecchino comes from the famous Commedia dell’Arte character, who was known for his clothes being a patchwork of colourful swatches. This type of celluloid was used historically by pen makers, who could take small pieces of celluloid leftovers, which were held together by solvents.




The pen is fitted with an 18k medium nib and it’s a piston filler, so your choice here is bottled ink.




The important details are as follows…




Condition: Wonderful






Nib: Medium




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