Although the ballpoint version of the Parker Insignia was produced from 1991 through to 2008 the Custom Insignia fountain pen was made for a very short time around 1997 and is really quite scarce.
The set is in unused condition, apart from my writing test, some new old stock pens don't write well. This one is fine, it writes very well with a firm, fine line. It has been thoroughly flushed since this single use.
The pen is totally pristine with no usage or handling marks. A top of the range Custom lacquered version, it is finished in a delightful Blue swirl lacquer, described by Parker as ' Winter Blue' with 14Ct gold 'Dimonite G' plated trim. Dimonite G is 50% Gold and 50% Titanum, it has the bright appearance of pure Gold but the Titanium provides hardness and scratch resistance.
A cartridge/converter filler, the pen is supplied with a fitted converter and two new ink cartridges so it is ready to write. the ballpoint has been fitted with a new refill.
The set is presented in the original box with outer sleeve and instruction booklet, all in excellent condition.
A high quality, and extremely attractive set, this Winter Blue Parker Insignia custom is becoming highly collectable. This is partly due to the limited number produced but also because it is an extremely desirable pen.