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The Parker Duofold 2018 Limited Edition 'The Craft Of Travelling' Fountain Pen - Designed In Homage To George S. Parker

Since 1888 Parker have been creating writing instruments that demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship and innovation and for this 130th Anniversary in 2018, they have created a stunning, Parker limited edition fountain pen.

Created in homage to founder George S. Parker, the eye-catching pen is limited to 1,300 pieces and encompasses the passion that Parker had to travel and explore the world.

Frequently beginning his journey by crossing the Atlantic to Europe, Parker then moved continuously towards to the Far East where he often found inspiration in China and Japan. He commonly travelled to China where he purchased traditional iron paintings in Wuhu, in the Anhui province. In Japan in the 1920s his imagination and creativity took a vase he found and gave birth to the Mandarin Yellow Duofold colorway, a pen which was recreated in 2013 for Parker’s 125th anniversary.

The influence of travel on Parker's designs are clear to see and so the aptly named Duofold The Craft of Travelling fountain pen is the perfect way to celebrate this special anniversary.

Limited Edition Duofold, The Craft of Travelling

Parker Pen Limited Edition, Parker Duofold Fountain Pen

Every detail hints towards his passion for travelling, from the bi-colour nib that features an image of a compass to the pen box that replicates a vintage suitcase, complete with PU tag that shows Parker's initials based on his signature.

The striking blue and gold pen has a brass body with a deep, sea-blue varnish and lasered gold-line detailed map, solid gold 18-karat nib, gold-plated details with a 3 µ minimum and to top it off a 2 ct Lapis Lazuli Jewel that represents the seas that George S. Parker so often travelled. The semi-precious Lapis Lazuli stone has been delicately selected by the pen maker and so each one will be unique in design meaning every pen is different from the next in one small way.

Up on the pen cap we also find the engraving "Parker 130 Years Around The World", a small sentence in honour of Parker's pioneer vision to travel the world. The 22 components of this unique writing instrument are all manually assembled in Nantes, France.

To house and display this new addition to Parkers limited edition fountain pens, we need an equally stunning box that captures the essence of the pen.

Designed to look like a vintage suitcase, this royal blue box is accented by silver details and PU latches and luggage tag. The map found in the lid highlights all of the cities visited by Parker and the box comes complete with a holder to store the treasured item and an ink bottle with dedicated label. The top of the box also bears the linished Parker logo to finish off this Parker Duofold pen.

Limited to only 1300 pieces, this pen has an RRP of £2600 and would be a wonderful addition to a special pen collection whether you have a love for Parker writing instruments or a passion for travelling, just like George S. Parker.

Parker Limited Edition Fountain Pens

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