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Parker Sonnet Special Edition Jubilee Silver Ballpoint Pen
Parker Sonnet Special Edition Jubilee Silver Ballpoint 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 Sonnet collection to honour Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The sapphire blue barrel is inspired by the precious stones of the St Edward’s and Imperial State Crowns which together with the woven engraved 925 solid silver cap, gives a distinctly regal appearance. This Sonnet edition is also available as fountain pen with 18k solid gold fountain pen nib carries a commemorative 70th Jubilee stamping and rollerball. All feature 23k gold coated trims and are presented in a prestige gift box.
- The cap of the Parker Sonnet Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Special Edition is fashioned from palladium coated 925 solid silver, where the engraving creates a woven like texture.
- The sapphire blue lacquered barrel is inspired by the precious stones of the St Edward’s and Imperial State Crowns, all combining to give this design a distinctly regal appearance.
- Available as sonnet fountain pen with nib of 18k two tone solid gold with rhodium plating carries a commemorative 70th Jubilee stamping, unique to this special edition
- Available as rollerball, trims are coated in 23k gold
- 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.