Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy

From: $775.87 From: $538.80

The price displayed above excludes UK/EU VAT. This will be added to your bill at checkout if you select delivery within the EU. Prices including VAT are from  £449 (Rollerball, Ballpoint and Pencil options), and £499 (Fountain Pen option)

The Poppy Pen

The poppy has long been associated with World War I and is the inspiration behind this magnificent pen, issued to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and dedicated to the extraordinary heroism and fortitude of the soldiers involved in appalling conditions.

This special Poppy Edition is based on the award-winning Churchill in black acrylic – with a twist! Strikingly elegant, the Churchill has been Conway Stewart’s flagship pen since its introduction in the 1990s and now comes with a tactile pattern chased into the acrylic and enhanced by sterling silver fittings.

We think it’s the perfect combination and is further complemented by a poppy ‘button’ in vitreous enamel and sterling silver inserted into the top of the cap. It’s a subtle but poignant reminder of the sacrifices made 100 years ago.

Available as a Fountain Pen, Ballpoint, Rollerball or Pencil

The Churchill Poppy Pen is available as a Fountain Pen or as a Propelling Pencil, Ballpoint or Rollerball. To make your selection, simply click the ‘Mode’ dropdown button below to make your choice.

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Custom Nib

You may customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £40.00 plus VAT, if appropriate. For example, if you prefer to write with a Stub, Italic or Oblique nib, our nib wright, one of the UK’s most experienced nib mechanics, will undertake the work to your exact specification. Just include details of your precise requirements in the box below and the cost will be added automatically.

Gift Wrapping

If you would like your pen gift wrapped please tick the box below and the cost will be added to your order.

Engraving

Personalise your pen with your initials, company name, or a special phrase, or a special date at an extra cost of £20 plus VAT.
Most of our pens can be engraved on the barrel with your initials, or company name, or a special phrase, or date.
Simply choose the font you want; either Arial or Script.
Then type in the words in the box below.
And click on Buy Now and this will be added to your pen you have selected in the shopping cart.

Please note, there are some pens which can not be engraved, however if you have chosen one of these, we will contact you once we have received your order to suggest alternatives.

Engraving Details

Product Description

The Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy Pen

It will be exactly 100 years ago on 11 November 2018, that the First World War ended. The Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy pen pays tribute to all those who fought in this momentous war and for whom a handwritten ‘letter from home’ was a beacon of light in otherwise appalling conditions.

Much thought has gone into the design of the Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy pen. Firstly, the link with Winston Churchill. He served as a British Army major in the first World War and used his fountain pen to write hundreds of letters to his wife Clementine, from the trenches of Northern France. So the selection of the Churchill shape for this special Poppy edition is highly appropriate.

“In Flanders field the poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row…”

John McRae’s poem, written in 1915, was probably the first reference to poppies in a battlefield, Almost as soon as it was written, the poem became hugely popular and was used in posters and armed forces recruitment leaflets across Britain and North America during the First World War. The poem is still read across the world on Remembrance Day.

A subtly-placed red poppy emblem in the top of the cap captures the importance of the occasion and will always be a poignant reminder to owners and users of this pen of the reason for its issue. The poppy is made from vibrant red and black vitreous enamel with sterling silver surround and centrepiece – using traditional enamelling techniques which were perfected by Carl Faberge in the early part of the 20th century and which are maintained today by our proud and dedicated craftsmen and women.

The pen itself is made from high quality, rich black acrylic which has been decorated on both cap and barrel with an engraved barleycorn pattern offset with gleaming sterling silver bands and clip.

Hold the Churchill Poppy Pen and you’ll instantly recognise how tactile and well-balanced it is. Then put pen to paper and enjoy the buttery-smooth flow of the 2-tone 18ct gold nib that’s won 5-star reviews from pen collectors around the world.

Additional information

Writing Mode

Fountain Pen 18ct Gold Extra Fine, Fountain Pen 18ct Gold Fine, Fountain Pen 18ct Gold Medium, Fountain Pen 18ct Gold Broad, Rollerball Black Fine, Rollerball Black Medium, Rollerball Blue Fine, Rollerball Blue Medium, Ballpoint Black, Ballpoint Blue, Propelling Pencil

Presentation Box

Standard black leather Presentation Box, Deluxe Presentation Box

Delivery

Because of the bespoke nature of all our pens – nib configurations, fitting options etc, we rarely have pens available ‘off the shelf’. As soon as we receive your order we will email you with a confirmation of your order and provide you with an estimate of the time required to assemble, configure and thoroughly test your pen. This is usually between 10 and 14 days, although in busy periods it could be up to 28 days.

Once your pen has passed quality control it will be carefully secured in its presentation box before being packed for despatch.

All our pens are despatched using Royal Mail and as soon as we have handed it over to Royal Mail, we will email you with a despatch confirmation. This email also provides you with a tracking number which will enable you to track your parcel.

UK Deliveries

For delivery to UK addresses we use the Special Delivery service which means your pen will be delivered within 24 hours, usually before 1pm, on the day following despatch. We advise you by email when your pen has been handed over to Royal Mail and provide tracking information so you can trace the whereabouts of your pen on the Royal Mail tracking website: https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item . You will need to sign for your parcel on receipt.

International Deliveries

For delivery to overseas addresses we use Royal Mail’s International Signed For service which means you will need to sign for the parcel to confirm receipt. We advise you by email when your pen has been handed over to Royal Mail and provide tracking information so you can trace the whereabouts of your pen on the Royal Mail tracking website: https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item. Once the parcel arrives in your country, your local postal service takes over responsibility for delivery, although you can still use Royal Mail’s ‘Track and Trace’ system. In some countries, you can use the Royal Mail tracking number we provide on your local postal service website. For example you can use Royal Mail Tracking numbers on the USPS website to track your parcel in the USA. In other countries you will need to check with your local postal service to see if they can track international parcels in this way.

If you have any doubts or reservations about the security of your national parcel delivery service, you can always ask for your pen to be delivered by one of the internationally recognised courier companies (Fedex, UPS etc). Just make a note when you order and we will be in touch regarding any additional charges for international courier delivery.

Filling Mechanism:

Each Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy Pen has a dual filling system. It is fitted with a converter (reservoir) which allows you to draw ink from a bottle or alternatively, you may remove the converter and use standard European ink cartridges. We will include 2 cartridges with your pen so you can start to use it immediately. If you prefer to use bottled ink, we recommend our own range of high quality ink, made in England and available in a range of 8 colours. You will find details of colours available here: https://www.bespokebritishpens.co.uk/product/fountain-pen-ink/

The Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy Pen uses a standard rollerball refill that is available from Bespoke British Pens here: https://www.bespokebritishpens.co.uk/product/rollerball-refills/  You can select from either blue or black refills in medium, fine or extra-fine widths.

Smooth-as butter 18ct gold Flag nib

You may select one of our Flag 2-tone 18ct gold nibs to be fitted to your Churchill Poppy pen. They have been acclaimed by many of our customers for their ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing ability and are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths to suit most writing styles. Each nib bears the distinctive Union Jack Flag logo.

Customised nibs also available

In addition to the standard Fine, Medium and Broad Flag nibs, there is an option to customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £40 excluding VAT. For example, if you prefer to write with a Stub, Italic or Oblique nib, our nib wright, one of the UK’s most experienced nib mechanics, will undertake the work to your exact specification. Just include exact details of your requirements when you select the ‘custom nib’ preference above.

Prices, Taxes and Currencies

Prices shown in £ Sterling (GBP) exclude British VAT at 20%. If you live in the EU or plan to have a product delivered to an address in the EU, then British VAT is payable and will be added to the total cost at checkout. If you live outside the EU and wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the EU then VAT is not payable.

If you prefer to pay in Euros, then the same rules apply as for GBP. In other words, 20% VAT is payable if your order is being delivered to an address in the EU.

If you wish to view product pages with prices in US Dollars, just click the currency tab on the top right-hand corner of the page and all prices will be shown in US Dollars exclusive of any UK taxes.

Dimensions:

There is no doubt that the Churchill is an impressively large pen in both length and girth, but it has been designed to sit comfortably in your hand for long periods of writing whether the cap is posted or not.

Closed: 146 mm – Posted: 181 mm

Barrel incl nib: 138 mm – Cap: 70 mm

Barrel Diam: 15 mm – Cap Diam: 17.5 mm

Weight: 50 gms