RMS Queen Elizabeth - 1977





Brass recovered from fittings taken off the RMS Queen Elizabeth luxury liner.

Availability (model #)

Fountain pen (#595-100)

Edition size

5,000 fountain pens




This limited edition had its cap and barrel made from recovered brass fittings salvaged from the RMS Queen Elizabeth passenger liner that sunk in Hong Kong harbor.  Serial number can be found on the back of the cap as seen below.


This pen had two different packages:

  1. A handsome wooden box with an engraved brass plaque on top to commemorate the luxury liner,

  2. A much larger and more decorative wooden chest with brass trim.

Both had an official certificate of authenticity but the wooden chest also include this booklet memorializing the ship and her service during World War II.

This limited edition pen appears only in the Parker catalog for 1977 and was removed from the 1978 catalog.  Interestingly, the tassie could have been adorned with custom logos from different organizations as seen below.


Update of December 31, 2002

Here are official Parker PR photos of this pen and package.  You may click each one to get full-sized versions of these pictures.  Be patient as they are each about 500-700 Kbytes in size and may take a while to display.







Update of December 14, 2003

Yet another Parker PR photo of this pen, this time showing many different custom insignias in the cap tassie, including the United Nations logo and the Seal of the President of the United States.

Update of March 27, 2005

Here are some brass cap blanks that is the start for the RMS QE 75.  As you can see, this has a number of 16944, which may represent the prototype number for this limited edition pen.

The walls of this cap seems a bit thick, especially the brass that forms the cap band.