Veteran’s Pen Raises Money for Charity

After reading the headline I was surprised that the pen was of rather recent production and not vintage.

“He had a thing about fountain pens… but I had no idea they were worth that much”

That’s a line probably uttered by many a collector’s significant other.

Lichfield Falklands war veteran’s last wish sees treasured pen set raise more than £300 for charity

The last wish of a Falklands war veteran from Lichfield has led to a pen set being sold on eBay for more than £300 in aid of St Giles Hospice.

Five items belonging to former Navy Petty Officer Adrian Lote, including the Dufold Parker pen with a solid gold nib, were donated to St Giles Hospice following his death aged 58 from liver disease caused by a genetic disorder in September 2016….

The Parker pen set

Rather than send the pen to one of its stores, the charity instead opted to sell it via online auction, where it fetched £328.

https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2017/10/31/lichfield-falklands-war-veterans-last-wish-sees-treasured-pen-set-raise-more-than-300-for-charity/

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