Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay

Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay

$1,200.96 $834.00

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  £695/€799

Issued in a worldwide edition of just 90

The Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen has been issued as a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic women, 90 years after her birth on 1 June 1926.

Talented British silversmith/penmaker Henry Simpole has created a sterling silver overlay pen that is dazzling in its design – an iconic image of Marilyn pierced into the silver, even including the beauty spot on her left cheek – together with the inscribed words ‘Boo Boo Be Doo!’, the refrain from the song ‘I Wanna be Loved By You’ which she sang in the film ‘Some Like it Hot.’

A nostalgic tribute to a true Hollywood star

If you are looking for a pen steeped in nostalgia; a limited edition tribute to a true Hollywood star which combines consummate design skills with meticulous craftsmanship by a hugely talented British silversmith, the Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen is surely it… True pen perfection!

 

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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.
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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

Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay in sterling silver – celebrating a 20th century Hollywood icon

British silversmith Henry Simpole has captured the spirit of Marilyn in this magnificent Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. One of her most famous images has been carefully transposed on to silver and pierced through so the black acrylic barrel shows through. Henry has even included the famous beauty spot on her left cheek!

Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1 1926, her precocious beauty led her to a modelling career at 15 followed by a prolific career (more than 30 films) in the movies as Marilyn Monroe. Her public persona was THE sexy film star of the ’40s and ’50s – a superstar whose off-screen romances with high profile celebrities such as baseball star Joe DiMaggio, President Kennedy and author Arthur Miller gave the press and the public plenty of reason to scrutinise her every move. Yet behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood stardom she was fragile and vulnerable; misunderstood and mistreated. Her death in suspicious circumstances in 1962 aged 36 engendered endless conspiracy theories, yet in the decades since 1962 she has remained a much-loved star.

Originally commissioned by Conway Stewart in 2014, the project was put on hold when Conway Stewart went into administration. However, Henry has now completed the edition of just 90 pens and has made them exclusively available from Bespoke British Pens.

6000-year-old technique

Each Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay is made using the 6000 year-old ‘lost-wax’ process used by the ancient Egyptians, which means that Henry’s Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen can never be mass produced. The edition has been limited to just 90 pens and you should allow up to 28 days for delivery.

Certificate of Authenticity

Your Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen comes in an elegant presentation box and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry, together with an 8-page booklet about his life and the techniques used to create each overlay.

‘Smooth-as-butter’ 18ct gold flexible nib

Henry has fitted the new flexible ‘Flag’ nib in 18ct gold to his Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. Although these nibs were only launched in 2015, they have already received worldwide praise for their flexibility and ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing. They are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths.

Custom nibs also available

And if you prefer to use a special nib – an italic, stub or oblique, for example – you can have the nib ground to your exact specification by one of the UK’s leading nib-masters. Just complete your requirements in the shopping cart.

Extras

Each Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen comes in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box together with a Certificate of Authenticity, a cleaning cloth to keep your pen in pristine condition, two ink cartridges, a converter, an 8-page booklet about Henry Simpole and a Conway Stewart User Guide.

No Risk, 30 Day 100% Refund GUARANTEE

You can acquire The Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen without risk, thanks to our 30 day 100% refund guarantee. It is a cornerstone of our business that if for any reason, you wish to return the pen, you may do so within 30 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, without question.

Additional information

Select 18 ct gold Nib

Flag Flexible Fine, Flag Flexible Medium, Flag Flexible Broad, Conway Stewart BB

Delivery of your Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay

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.

Your pen has an 18ct gold flexible nib fitted as standard

Henry has fitted the new flexible ‘Flag’ nib in 18ct gold to his Marilyn pen. Although these nibs were only launched in 2015, they have already received worldwide praise for their flexibility and ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing. They are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths to suit any handwriting style.

Custom nibs also available

And if you prefer to use a special nib – an italic, stub or oblique, for example – you can have the nib ground to your exact specification by one of the UK’s leading nib-masters. Just complete your requirements in the shopping cart.

Prices, Taxes and Currencies

Prices shown in £ Sterling (GBP) include 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. If you live outside the EU and wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the EU then VAT is not payable and the price of your item will be adjusted in the shopping cart as soon as you confirm the delivery address.

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 web page and select ‘US Dollars’. The prices shown include 20% UK VAT (sales tax) until such time as you get to the shopping cart and confirm your delivery address is outside the EU. The prices will then be adjusted to remove the 20% UK VAT charge.

Dimensions of the Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen

Closed length: 161 mm        Posted: N/A

Barrel length incl nib: 140 mm

Cap length: 75 mm

Barrel diameter: 15.0 mm

Cap diameter: 15.0 mm

Weight: 56 gms