The Mandarin Yellow Duofold brings back to life the spirit of the true designer, craftsman and traveler that characterized Parker’s founder George S. Parker. The original Mandarin Yellow Duofold was first created in 1927 by George Parker who drew his inspiration from a cloisonné vase that he found in an oriental store and subsequently displayed in his home. In 1995, Parker produced a commemorative limited edition of Parker's original Mandarin Yellow Duofold with only 10000 fountains pens created (3000 allocated to the US market). The Limited Edition Madarin is based on the large Centennial model but modified to resemble the original design. The barrel is engraved with with George S. Parker’s name, the company’s name and the famous Lucky Curve ribbon as it originally appeared (inside the ribbon is engraved the individual serial number. The cap crown is topped with a specially designed die-struck brass medallion detailing the same number housed in the gift box. The 18k – 750 gold nib has a specific imprint with a Parker logo of the 1920s. The sprung clip is plated with 23k gold.
This particular pen is presented in an attractive gift box designed exclusively for this specific edition, with the black and yellow packaging echoing the unique color of the pen and the era in which it was created. A certificate of Authenticity and a coordinating booklet is included.