Excellent condition – Includes briefcase, box and converter
Norman Rockwell Duofold Centennial – 18k Medium – Mono Tone Early Arrow Nib
Numbered 1073 of 3500
Norman Rockwell. Norman Rockwell was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator, and in the 1950’s Parker persuaded him to paint ads for the company. To celebrate the Duofold pen being around for 75 year Parker in 1996 offered a Duofold Centennial Norman Rockwell Limited Edition. It featured Rockwell’s silhouette on the crown and was imprinted “Parker Duofold Norman Rockwell Limited Edition”. It sported Rockwells stylised signature on the cap. Parker initially had some problem reproducing the plastic of the 1920-30’s Moderne Duofold in Black and Pearl (the original plastic contained ground fish scales and was very prone to discolouration). The Rockwell plastic is a very swirly version of the black and pearl, attractive and quite unique to the Norman Rockwell Limited Edition pens. The cap had three cap rings, like many other Limited Edition pens. It was offered in a fiddleback maple box imprinted with a Rockwell silhouette emblem. The box also contained four prints reproductions of original art. Three of which the original art still belongs to the parker family. The outer box was made in brown leather with metal corner protectors. 3 500 items.
A symbol of excellence since 1921, Duofold remains the most distinguished pen in Parker’s discerning lineage. Driven by a commitment to superior craftsmanship, every detail of the Parker Duofold Classic Centennial Fountain Pen is carefully thought out and executed, from the vintage Ace emblazoned on the 18K gold nib to the precious metal finishes, and meticulously brought together by hand to ensure the finest writing experience.
Closed 137.0 mm
Open 128.2 mm
Barrel 13.0 mm
Section 10.0 mm
Weight 28 g