In 1937, Pelikan launched the first M101N with a global campaign and much success. From the six models in the series which became available throughout the years, the version in tortoiseshell brown is one of the most sought-after vintage pens. At the time, it was only sold outside Germany. As the shape and coloring still appeals to many collectors and lovers of vintage products today, Pelikan now introduces a Special Edition that takes up the main characteristics of the M101N tortoiseshell brown.
The tortoiseshell sleeve and cap that used to be of celluloid is now made of cellulose acetate. The nib is still 14 carat gold, and the size is smaller than today‘s fountain pens, just like it was back in 1937. The dark brown pieces are made of high-quality resin, and the clip as well as the rings are 24 carat gold-plated.
About Pelikan Pen
Pelikan is a global brand and was founded in Hanover in 1832. It is a German but Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of premium fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipments. Pelikan is also credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method.
Pelikan “true” history began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
The modern-day range includes a popular Souverän (meaning Sovereign) line which consists of the very small M300, small M400, medium M600, large M800 and oversized M1000. A new range of large, modern pens have recently been released called ‘Toledo’, are manufactured in two sizes in Toledo in Spain. The M700 Toledo is the same size as the (new-style) M400 and the M900 is the same size as the M800.
Pelikan Demonstrator Fountain Pens are also a magnet to many users because it was actually being made for salesman to demonstrate the mechanism of the a fountain pen and were meant for a proof set. As a result, Pelikan Demonstrator Pens are one of the most collectible pens sought after by collectors worldwide. For pen users, Pelikan Demonstrator Pen has gain much attention these days with the choice of interesting ink colours which a user can see the colour of the ink within the ink chamber and at the same time knows how much ink is left after use.
Pelikan is also credited for making Pelikan Special Edition Pens and Pelikan Limited Edition Pens since 1993. The first was the Blue Ocean, a transparent ‘demonstrator’ version of the M800 fountain pen.
The tradition of producing several Limited Editions showing German craftsmanship was also complemented by Pelikan Special Editions which are not produced in limited number, but for a limited time.