The Conway Stewart Raleigh Pistachio 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 8 are available – A rarity for CS collectors
The Raleigh Pistachio was originally issued by Conway Stewart as part of a European issue in 2011. We believe the 8 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 8 we have available.