Name: Parker Duofold Presidential Fountain Pen & Ballpoint Pen Retail Samples
Maker: Parker, UK - c1992 (Date Code II A)
Material: Gilt Metal with Gold Trim
Nib: 18k Gold Parker Nib - Oblique Medium (OM)
Filling System: Parker Cartridge / Ink Converter Compatible (Converter Installed)
Condition: Near Mint
This stunning set of Parker Duofold's were created as retail samples to market the Parker Presidential range in flagship stores in Britain.
The pens are samples of the Parker Presidential, which are made from solid 18kt gold and were dubbed as 'the world's most expensive pens', literally worth their weight in gold. The fountain pen was priced at $10,000 and the ballpoint at $5,000.
The samples are identical to the presidential in appearance and are made from gilt metal rather than solid gold. These are highly desirable writing instruments.
The fountain pen carries an 18k Oblique Medium Nib, the feed stamped '93', for medium oblique left hand, suitable for left handers wishing for effortless line variation.
The pens come in their original presidential box, serviced and ready to write
The Nitty Gritty
There are micro-scratches present, the lightest signs the pens have been handled, but never inked.
The box inner box shows wear and the outer box shows dappling from storage and age related wear
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 130mm
Length uncapped: 126mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 13mm
Ballpoint Pen Measurements:
Overall Length: 132mm