About This Pen
Atlantica was a brand of the Milanese firm called “Fabbrica Italiana di Penne Stilographiche”, a manufacturer of a wide variety of writing products, including fountain pens, during the 1930s and 1940s. This pen, a button filler from the late 1930s, is characteristic of their mid-level production. It is in red marbled celluloid, in good user condition with two gold cap rings and a chrome silver bowtie-shaped clip. There are some marks of use and age, but no serious blemishes. Among the 1935-40 pens I’ve shown here, it’s a little larger, measuring 13cm long capped and 1.1cm wide just below its cap. Its nib is, like a few others from the group that has been seen here, a Stilor Extra. This is not a typical Italian flexible writer; it writes a delicate, expressive line but not a flexible one. A fine pen but not a luxe pen, it’s sturdy for steady writing.