2009-01-11

Aurora Hastil and Thesi

2525 sets of Aurora Hastil and Thesi "Silver Jubilee" were released in 1999 for the 25th anniversary of the successful models. The body of the Hastil fountain pen and Thesi ballpoint pen are made of 925 sterling silver. Hastil in 14k gold nib was designed by Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) in 1970. It accepts Parker cartridge or converter. It is now an exhibit in the MoMA.

Thesi ballpoint pen was first introduced in 1974.

Both the pen and ballpoint pen are still in production, with stainless steel body.

the sterling silver pair,


the hallmarks,


the current production stainless steel pair,




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p.s.
more information about the Italian hallmarks can be found at http://www.925-1000.com/Fitalian_marks_01.html, you can search the Italian hallmark at http://www.infoimprese.it/metr/, the two letter abbreviation represent the province in Italy, and the number would identify the manufacturer.

HallmarkManufacturer Date
☆ 144 BO OMAS - S.R.L.1974-05-04
☆ 1 CE DELTA - S R.L.2000-12-27
☆ 2 CE LINEA MARLEN S.A.S. DI ESPOSITO MARIO & C.2000-12-27
☆ 87 CE AQUILA BRANDS S.R.L.2004-08-02
☆ 1425 FI VISCONTI S.R.L.1996-05-31
☆ 1770 FI ETRURIA S.R.L. (Stipula) 2006-11-22
☆ 1140 MI RICHEMONT ITALIA S.P.A. O, IN FORMA ABBREVIATA, "R.I. S.P.A.".1979-11-08
☆ 5 TO AURORA S.R.L.1968-04-26
☆ 320 VA Ferrari da Varese (?)
☆ 1055 VI MONTEGRAPPA Pre-Richemont (c.a. 2000)
☆ 1776 VI ESSEGI DI GUIDOLIN ANTONIO & C. S.N.C. (Signum)1990-06-29
☆ 2670 VI ELMO & MONTEGRAPPA S.P.A.2009-09-17

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