Symphony Micra Hearts Rollerball

1996-99
About This Model

Montegrappa, actually Elmo & Montegrappa, is one of the oldest continuous fountain pen manufacturers in the world, having been in business since 1912. Its history is complex and largely undocumented since the 1950’s, but the fact remains that it flourished during the golden years of fountain pens, survived the lean years, and is now back as a major manufacturer of luxury fountain pens. These pens, from the Symphony Collezione are 1996-99, a second edition of the famous, elegant 1912 and Reminiscence lines.
The Symphony line are all octagonally faceted like the Reminiscence line and many 1930’s Montegrappas, with a threaded barrel cap to enable posting, and silver cap rings and section. These are very substantial pens. Their imprints are all on the cap rings, with “1912” and the Montegrappa crest.

About This Pen

The Micra pens were an offshoot of the main Symphony celluloid line, shorter, full girth pens made for a pocketbook. This elegant rollerball is in bright red resin, 11.1cm long but full girth. The trim is 925 sterling, which is marked with little hearts in the cap ring and the tassie. For some reason, this pen is missing its little roller in the clip, which is accommodated in the price. It has a fresh refill, and comes in its original box with papers and special cleaning rag.

Price: $125 $98