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Boxed Limited Edition Parker Duofold 'The World War II Commemorative Pen' 18k Gold Nib (Near Mint)

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Boxed Parker Duofold 'The World War II Commemorative Pen' 

Orange with Gold Trim (General Douglas MacArthur's Signature on cap) 

Made in UK - c1991-1995

Original 18k 750 Gold Nib - MEDIUM

Modern Cartridge / Converter Filled Fountain Pen: (un-inked)

 

History (Excerpt from Parker Penography)

In Sept 2, 1945 General Douglas MacArthur signed the documents that ended World War II with Japan. He used a twenty year old Duofold Big Red that he had borrowed from his wife. The original pen was later lost. Parker made an orange Limited Edition pen in 1995 to mark the 50 year celebration of the event.

It featured MacArthur's signature on the cap and on the solid gold crown the "Ruptured Duck" was imprinted, the symbol used by WWII veterans. The crown also had the five general stars on top and the limited edition number was engraved on the clip screw. In a private ceremony 96 year old Jean MacArthur received #1 of the limited edition series. The pen was shipped in a cherry wood box. It was produced in 1945 items.

 

The Fountain Pen

Presented in a delightful cherry wood box, which bears the engraved quote 'Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended.' Gen. Douglas Macarthur, 2nd September 1945, this special edition fountain pen is a delight to behold, in striking striking 'Duofold Red' (orange!) the cap bears the signature of the late General and is embossed with the eagle seal, 'a grateful nation remembers'. 

 

This is example is un-inked, and numbered 600 of only 1945 ever produced. A rare and highly collectable pen in near mint condition 

Condition

The fountain pen is in near mint condition 

 

Imperfections 

The only imperfections are very minor, caused from storage and light handling.

There are micro-scratches present, particularly around the gold cap band and base, and there are light signs of wear. 

The black barrel end has two overlapping factory engravings, 'Made in UK' and 'Parker' overlap, a factory error but almost invisible until very closeup. 

 

Measurements:

Capped: 136mm

Un-capped: 128mm

Diameter: 11mm