As honored guest of the Ohio Pen Show, this was Mr. Del
Vecchio's first trip to the United States, bringing with
him his newest release of the Limited Edition Dragon pen
with a very unique decoration, incorporating elaborate airbrush
art and hand painting on the barrels of a new fountain pen.
The pen has a new designed metal power piston filler. Similar
to the Voyager filler except it is made from a shiny silver
metal and has a cut-out inkview window at the point where
the piston approaches the vaccuum chamber of the filler.
The Dragon was created primarily for the Oriental market,
however about 200 will be available for the U.S.
Mr. Del Vecchio told me another Limited Edition will be made
next year with perhaps a typical American image such as an
American Eagle in flight. Visconti also created a commemorative
fountain pen to honor the Columbus Pen Show. It is a Millenium
Arc without the crescent filler, and engraved with the Pen
Show name. The pen was given free with a $300. purchase of
any Visconti products.
We were very impressed to have him attend his first American
Pen Show, and by the look of his constant broad smile he
was having a great time. He cordially took the time to meet
everyone and personally greeted all who came to his display.
His gift to his many friends was a beautiful 2" x 3" blue
booklet containing a silver 2 1/2" Visconti nib that serves
as a book mark, complete with a blue silk tassie.
Of special note, Mr. Del Vecchio thought that the Domino Pizzas
were especially outstanding! The picture above shows Dante
Del Vecchio (right) with Len Provisor.