About This Model
The Aurora 88 model line is one of the more reliable and elegant fountain pens ever made. It heralded the reawakening of the Italian fountain pen industry after WWII, its design inspired by the Parker 51 in so many pockets of American soldiers in Italy for the reconstruction of Europe. However much its gold cap over a black barrel, hood instead of a traditional gripping section and partially hooded nib looked like those of the 51, under the surface lay an all-Italian piston mechanism and workmanship. The original 88 sold from 1947 until it was succeeded by the 88K in 1953 and the 88P in 1958, some 3 million sold pens later. 88s were sold until the 1970s, and are generally regarded as the most sold Italian fountain pen.
In modern years, after 2005, Aurora began reissuing the 88, in an all-resin-bodied pen, with, after 2015, a wide variety of nibs. They are excellent pens.
About This Pen
This is a modern Aurora 88, from their 800 series, made approximately 2010. It is of shiny resin with gold-plate trim, and has an 18K nib. Wonderful pen, incredible writer.
This pen is in the Europe, Britain, Asia collection.