In 1928, PARKER launched a range of slender and startlingly contemporary pens – a new blue in a modern, highly decorative style that stood out from the plainer, more conventional patterning of that period. Sold alongside the Duofold, the Three Fifty was initially targeted at the younger consumer and marketed as unbeatable quality coupled with ultra-modern design. Students adored the surprising new colours and innovative pattern, so much so that late 1920’s Parker advertising claimed the Three Fifty was voted ‘user’s choice’ in early US market research. Over time, this unique pen became known as the True Blue, and today pristine examples are as rare as they are beautiful.
True Beauty A replica of the True Blue of the 1920’s and a composition of natural complimentary beauty, the Duofold TRUE BLUE is decorated with a freeform natural flame swirl. The stylised curves that envelope the bold, iconic barrel conjure up images of Art Deco glass, of polished Azul stone and rippling waves on a midnight pool. Found everywhere from porcelain to interior decorating, its timeless colour combination evokes tranquillity and vibrancy with a blend of cerulean blue and creamy white in an extraordinary and eternally contemporary design.
True Blue Each Parker Duofold TRUE BLUE Centennial-sized fountain pen is constructed from precision machined, diffusion bonded cast acrylic that has been ultra polished for optimal wear resistance. It has a platinum plated 18ct solid gold nib, delicately engraved to echo the barrel design and complementary platinum-plated trims. Each cap is perfectly finished with three slender cap-rings and an intricately decorated, individually numbered decal to highlight this pen’s striking Art Deco origins. The Duofold TRUE BLUE sits in a stunning lacquer-finished veneered-wood case of the deepest, most luxurious blue. The presentation box comes with an illustrated booklet, an individually numbered warranty card and a bottle of Penman ink.
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