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GUCCI WRITING INSTRUMENTS BY STIPULA

In the early 1990s the passion for fountain pens experienced a powerful revival in Europe and in Italy in particular.

Pen collecting became a very  fashionable hobby and many Italian manufacturers started producing their first limited editions, which flanked their standard production.

Pen makers such as Delta, Stipula, Visconti, Marlen, Montegrappa, Tibaldi, Omas and a few others, manufactured some of their best products ever.

Omas vintage pens

OMAS 361: POST-WAR INNOVATION

1948 was a year of deep transformation in Italy: on Jan. 1st the Italian Constitution became effective and in April the first elections since the fall of the Fascist regime took place.

92% of the people with a right to vote expressed their preference choosing the party which would lead the young Italian Republic into the future. In the picture is shown one of the many queues of people waiting to vote.