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Italian brand, on which there is very little historical information. It's known for the production of 18 carat gold overlays for safeties (marked 18 KR) of excellent workmanship, with beautiful decorations cantilevered or filigree. The Europa brand is listed on both in the pen and, starting from 1935, on the nib (previously the nibs were marked "Warranted"). According to the reconstruction by Paolo Enrico Demuro[1] the brand, not having been registered (in fact, it does not appear in the Central State Archive database of historical trademarks) would have been used in sharing by Luigi Diani, Cesare Marinai and the Fratelli Cavaliere.

A precise date for the beginning of production is not known with certainty, but according to the historical reconstruction made by Giorgio Fascicolo[2] the first appearance of the brand among the fountain pens illustrated in the Marinai catalog is in that of 1931, being instead absent in the previous ones; for this reason we will assume this year as that of the beginning of production.

It is not clear whether the brand was linked to an independent company or a third party production. The few available documentary sources originate from Cesare Marinai catalogs, where this brand appears along with other related to the Fratelli Cavaliere production, confirmed by some of them having the Linda Darnes punch. The production sold by Marinai reports explicitly the CM punch. Production continued also after the war, with hooded nib pens with laminated metal coating (as in this example).

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  1. in an article in Foolish Magazine.
  2. in this very detailed presentation of a pen of this brand.