Parker Duofold International Disaster Relief Limited Edition Fountain Pen - 1991

£379.99

1 in stock

 

Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Parker International Black Gold Trim Disaster Relief Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with its wooden Parker presentation box (including outer), certificate of authenticity and information booklet. The date code on the cap of IU confirms a production period of Q3 1991 The pen has been very lightly used and is presented in wonderful condition. Only 10,000 (unnumbered) pens were produced and the limitation certificate confirms this example as 03228.

 

 

Parker have a long, rich heritage of creating impressive writing instruments and the Duofold range is at the heart of this. With its incredibly detailed production process, including 130 components and 100 quality control tests.

 

 

The Disaster Relief pens were released in 1991 and the cap top features smelted metal from Soviet SS20 and American Pershing nuclear missiles, which had been removed from European soil. Originally Parker hoped to produce the whole pen from this metal, but they found that it was too porous to use for the cap and barrel. A portion of the original sale went to the charity fund for worldwide disaster relief – its whistle logo can be found on the metal cap top.

 

 

The barrel and cap are crafted from black resin with the trim being gold-plated.

 

 

The fountain pen is fitted with an 18k medium nib and it’s a cartridge / converter (supplied) filler, so you have the best of both worlds.

 

 

The important details are as follows…

 

 

Condition: Wonderful

 

Box: Parker

 

Nib: Medium

 

 

With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.