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Astoria was founded in 1921 in Hamburg by Georg Ilgner, which until then had been the Montblanc director of the production. These, with the financial support of Herman Dietzel, Sigmund Popper and Wilhelm Frings left Montblanc to start his own business. Astoria began producing very good quality safety pens, very similar to those of Montblanc. Even the company logo, consisting of a circle divided into four segments of alternating black and white color likes a lot, if only for the contrast of black and white color, the one of the company Ilgner came.