Promotional Pen manufactured for the Italian National Institute for Foreign Trade. Used during the Bicentennial Naval Salute in 1988, in which Italy took part with the Italian battleship ship Caio Duilio. In 1988, the ship visited: Darwin 8-12 September; Brisbane 18-23 September; Sydney 26 September-4 October; Melbourne 12-17 October; Adelaide 19 - 24 October; Fremantle 29 October-2 November. The Italian community was invited to functions organised on board the ship. In Melbourne, a Cadets Ball was organised at the MCG by the Italian Consul General, Dr Diego Longhi and Mrs Emma Longhi. The Italian President of the Republic, Francesco Cossiga, was also invited to participate in the Bicentennial celebrations. After the official celebrations in Canberra, Cossiga visited the capital cities.

Physical Description

Yellow plastic pen, long and rectangular in shape, with grey writting. The lid is held in place with a c-shaped piece of metal that atttaches to the main body of the pen.

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