The Conway Stewart Raleigh Graphite & Silver is a unique design, departing from the traditional in several ways, while still retaining the classic styling that recalls Conway Stewart’s rich heritage. The perfectly proportioned barrel is accented with two solid sterling silver rings and topped with a cap that features a slight inward curve towards the top. Unusually, there is a quartet of solid sterling silver rings around the cap while both the cap top and barrel end feature a classic stepped design, which give the Raleigh an elegant touch of distinction.
Only 10 remain – A rarity for CS collectors
The Conway Stewart Raleigh Graphite & Silver was originally issued in 2011 in a limited edition of 50. We believe the 10 we have recently uncovered from the stock of components we acquired from the administrators in 2014 were unsold when the edition was closed, and have confirmed this against the original Conway Stewart edition register – making them something of a rarety for CS collectors.
The Graphite acrylic material used for this special edition has long been a favourite of those who prefer their pens to be subtly understated. At first glance it may seem to be a dark slate-grey material offset by sterling silver fittings, but look closer and you’ll see it is a stunning mixture of light and dark marbled greys. The charcoal-coloured background is enhanced with an ever-changing array of smokey-white and grey pearlescent shades that dance as the light catches the pen in motion. Without doubt, the Graphite finish will stand the test of time and always be sought after by Conway Stewart collectors.
Inspired by Sir Walter Raleigh
Born in Devon, the home of Conway Stewart, Walter Raleigh was a writer, poet, politician and explorer who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1585 and was well-known for popularising tobacco in England. He was instrumental in the English colonisation of North America with the town of Raleigh, North Carolina, his legacy.
Provenance and Authenticity
All the components for Conway Stewart Raleigh Graphite & Silver pen were acquired by Bespoke British Pens from the Administrators of Conway Stewart Manufacturing Ltd in October 2014 following the closure of the Conway Stewart factory in Plymouth, Devon. As such, you can rely on the provenance and authenticity of these components as genuine Conway Stewart parts which have been carefully assembled by our technicians to a very high standard.
Please note that these pens do not bear any engraving on the barrel that you may have been used to on relatively modern Conway Stewart pens i.e. the edition number, colour reference or Conway Stewart logo. However, you will find the Conway Stewart insignia clearly visible on all clips and we provide a Certificate of Provenance confirming its origin as a genuine Conway Stewart pen.