Name: Parker Duofold Presidential Fountain Pen & Ballpoint Pen Retail Samples
Maker: Parker, UK c1992 (Date Code II A)
Material: Gilt Metal
Nib: 18k Gold Nib - Medium
Filling System: International Cartridge / Converter Compatible
Length: 144mm (full measurements below)
Condition: Near Mint (un-inked)
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. They come boxed in a cherry wood hard-case, complete with stamped authenticity certificate.
They have never been inked, only dipped and cleaned, ready to shine amongst any collection, a stunning set with only a handful ever made, these are highly desirable writing instruments.
There are micro-scratches present, the lightest signs the pens have been handled, the pen fountain pen has seemingly never been inked and both are in superb condition.
The chances are they have only been handled and never written with.
The box shows wear where the inner foam lining is missing (see photos). Otherwise the set is complete and comes with its certificate of authenticity and all the necessary trimmings
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 130mm
Length uncapped: 126mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 13mm
Ballpoint Pen Measurements:
Overall Length: 132mm