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.