During its history Cervinia showed a particular propensity to interpret special projects for national and international institutions and brands, some of which have left tangible traces in the Cervinia Reserve with the availability of hundreds of pieces that never reached the delivery stage or are witnessed by only partially worked material.So far fourteen special projects have been counted on made by Cervinia from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s. Among these, the ones of greatest interest are the "Colonial" Project of the years before the War and the "Liberation" Project launched on the impulse of some Turin members of the Constituent Assembly.
The Cervinia “Coloniale” Project. In the aftermath of the official institution of Italian East Africa (A.O.I.), in 1936, Giuseppe Carboni managed to win a very important order from the Ministry in charge of the colonies, which had prepared an articulated program of official gifts intended for Italian diplomatic representation in Africa. We have traces in the Cervinia original reserve of some series made for this purpose over the five years before the outbreak of the war from 1936 to 1940. The pens were made of black celluloid with different types of ink filling and marked "La Coloniale" , with the impression on the side of a stylized palmette. At the end of 1937, on the occasion of Viceroy Graziani's visit to Ethiopia, a celebratory series in ivory white material was added to these already extremely rare pens, which had a very limited circulation within the club of Italian officers of the Ethiopian capital.
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