Maldives’ independence and a Parker 51

Nice to read about pens we know and their place in history.  This “1/10 12 carat rolled gold” pen of the “Parker 51” with a burgundy barrel and gold filled cap, was presented as a gift at the ceremony held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 26 July 1965 to liberate Maldives from the British protectorateship.

Golden pen: greatest relic of Maldives’ independence

The three separated parts of the pen: it has been around 40 years since the Parker Company halted production of this series HAVEERU PHOTO: Mohamed Sharuhaan

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