The Parker Ellipse was introduced in 2000 and discontinued in 2002, making it an 'instant collectable'.
This example is a ballpoint pen date coded for 2000. In mint condition, the pen is finished in Red, often called Copper Red due to the deep, iridescent semi metallic effect. This is obtained by coating the brass construction with multiple coats of lacquer. The trim is 23Ct. Gold plate.
The pen is presented in its 'clamshell' type box and has been fitted with a new refill as the original had dried through age and lack of use.