Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue Sold Out

Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue

£358.33

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  £430/€537

Only 4 available Sold out!

The Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue is an exceptional pen. Its perfect balance in the hand, combined with classic design and innovative touches, make it a highly desirable addition to any Conway Stewart lover’s collection.

Originally released in 2011 as part of a special European Raleigh issue, we have recently discovered just 4 batches of Raleigh Lapis Blue components that were left over from that original edition and which we have made up into complete pens. If you would like to add this very exclusive pen to your collection, you’ll need to do so quickly.

 

For more detailed information about this pen, please click the ‘Description’, ‘Delivery’, ‘Dimensions’ etc tabs below.

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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.

Product Description

The Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue 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 gold rings and topped with a cap that features a slight inward curve towards the top. Unusually, there is a quartet of solid gold 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 4 are available – A rarity for CS collectors

The Raleigh Lapis Blue was originally issued by Conway Stewart as part of a European issue in 2011. We believe the 4 we have recently uncovered from the stock of components we acquired from the administrators in 2014 were unsold when the factory closed, making them something of a rarity for CS collectors.

No other Conway Stewart pen has the distinctive design elements included in this pen. Yet, without any doubt, it retains the classic styling and essential elegance that define it as a Conway Stewart.

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 Pistachio 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 together with its issue number out of the 4 we have available.

Additional Information

Colour:

Lapis Blue acrylic with gold fittings only

18ct gold Nibs:

Flag Fine, Flag Medium, Flag Broad

Delivery of the Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue

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.

Ink filling mechanism for your Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue

Each Raleigh Lapis Blue 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 colours. You will find details of colours available here: https://www.bespokebritishpens.co.uk/product/flag-fountain-pen-ink/

Nibs available:

The Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue is fitted with one of our Flag semi-flexible 18ct gold nibs. You have a choice of Fine, Medium or Broad nibs to suit your writing style. Each nib is engraved with our distinctive 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 £40.00 (US$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.

Dimension of the Conway Stewart Raleigh Lapis Blue

  • Length – Closed: 139mm
  • Length – Posted: 178.5mm
  • Length – Barrel inc nib: 131mm
  • Length – Cap: 61mm
  • Diameter – Barrel: 13.7mm
  • Diameter – Cap: 15.5mm
  • Weight – 47.4 gms

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