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The Classics of Stipula's

It sometimes happens that we find ourselves speaking about classical Etruria or classical Florentia, etc. What exactly are we referring to with the qualification "classic" ?

The first collections designed by Stipula with an actual international diffusion, in a completely natural way became over time - but particularly starting from the 2000s - the "classics". Some of these models, still existing in the line, have undergone more or less important changes in design and dimensions, but the classics remain the essential matrix of many current productions.

Here are the classic collections.

* Novecento

Elegant, yet essential, designed for those who loved to write and used the pen as a communication tool. Inspired by the lines of Art Deco, it was mainly produced in flamed red Ebonite (cumberland) with metal trims in .925 silver. The nib was two-tone rhodium-plated in .750 gold, with an iridium tip.

The Novecento collection offered the fountain pen, the mechanical pencil with a propelling mechanism, the rotating ballpoint and the rollerball pen.

Each Novecento pen was individually numbered.

The Novecento family was also made available in two variants: the "Cromo" models with yellow/green ebonite details, in the fountain and rollerball pen versions, and the "Saturno" in olive green or ivy green ebonite, which revived the crescent filling system with inner ink bladder, the Crescent Filler. Saturno was also available as a rollerball with an ingenious point actuation system.

* Florentia

The Florentia family was characterized by a decisive line, without decorations: a condensed energy in writing. It was made out of amber and black cellulose acetate and was made available in the fountain pen, twisting mechanical pencil, twist ballpoint and rollerball pen versions.

Each pen was numbered.

It was in existence until the end of the 1990s and was recently reintroduced with some limited editions, among which: Notte di San Lorenzo and Montezuma ebonite.

* Etruria

The Etruria family has rightfully become a Stipula icon, due to the large following it has always had.

From the beginning it was characterized by soft and ovoid shapes: an invitation to lightness and joy in writing. With details in solid silver and solid 9k gold, designed in the Florentine goldsmith style and cast by the so called lost wax process. It was originally produced in cellulose acetate in amber and black. The nib was always in .750 two-tone rhodium-plated gold with an iridium tip.

The Etruria family offered fountain pens, twist mechanical pencils, twist ballpoints and rollerball pens.

Each Etruria pen was individually numbered.

* Florentia Aurea

Reflections of light and precious materials were the essential characteristics of Florentia Aurea. Made of black cellulose acetate and worked according to the techniques of the goldsmith tradition of Florence, it was an extraordinary example of classic simplicity. The nib was in 750 gold, with a rhodium coating. The tip of the nib was in Iridium.

Each piece of Florentia Aurea was numbered one by one.

*Etruria Aurea

The shapes of the Etruria collection in this sub-family of Etruria's were enriched and embellished by the use of solid gold and silver that, so to say, envelop the pen with soft shapes, softened by the effects of light and chromatic nuances.

The material used was still amber or black cellulose acetate. The cap, engraved with godron or grain d'orge, was available in .750 gold, .375 gold or even .925 silver. The nib was always in .750 gold, with an iridium tip.

Each pen of the Etruria Aurea family was numbered individually.

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