Parker Duofold Special Edition Jubilee Silver Fountain Pen
Parker Duofold Special Edition Jubilee Silver Fountain Pen 2022 marks 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, the first British monarch to reach this milestone. As the holder of two Royal Warrants for recognition of service to the Royal Household, Parker proudly presents this special edition Duofold, to honour Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Inspired by elements of the British crown, the cap and barrel are engraved with a design that creates a woven-like texture which gives a distinctly regal appearance. Available as a special edition in a prestige gift box, this Parker Duofold pen makes a fine addition to any collection.
- The Parker Duofold Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Special Edition is fashioned from palladium coated 925 solid sliver and the cap and barrel design are intricately engraved to create a woven-like texture, giving a distinctly regal appearance.
- The signature Duofold nib of 18k solid gold, two tone with rhodium plating is emblazoned with a stamping of the St Edward’s Crown, unique to this special edition.
- To mark the occasion, the cap jewel features a specially designed commemorative 70th Jubilee stamping incorporating the Queen’s Cypher. All trims are plated in 23k gold.
- Each pen comprises 22 components, individually hand-assembled.
- Presented in a Parker prestige gift box.
Brief History Of Parker Pen
The Parker Pen Company is a manufacturer of luxury pens and was founded in 1888 by George Safford Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. In 2011, the Parker factory atNewhaven, East Sussex, England (United Kingdom) was closed, and its production transferred to Saint-Herblain, France.
George Safford Parker, the founder, had previously been a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. He received his first fountain pen related patent in 1889. In 1894 Parker received a patent on his "Lucky Curve" feed, which was claimed to draw excess ink back into the pen body when the pen was not in use. The Lucky Curve feed was used in various forms until 1928.
In 1931, Parker created Quink (quick drying ink), which eliminated the need for blotting. Quink ink is probably one of the most iconic inks ever made which is still well remembered by many of this generation.
Some of the most renown collection made by Parker include the flagship Duofold, Sonnet, Parker 51, 61s and the Parker 75s. Then around the 1965s, Parker introduced some of their most spectacular Parker Limited Edition Pens ever like the Parker Spanish Treasure Fleet, the Parker 75 Queen Elizabeth Limited Edition Pens etc.
On the 100th Anniversary of Parker Pen Company, a larger size of Parker Duofold Pen called the Parker Centennial Duofold was created to celebrate the event. Today, these Centennial Duofold are not easy to find, especially the specially made Centennial Duofold Nibs.
Other Special collection made by Parker include the Japanese Maki-e collection which are visably different from the Japanese made version.