For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Magnificent Graf Von Faber-Castell, 2003 Pen of the Year Fountain Pen. The fountain pen comes in the original box with documentation and has never been inked or used.

2003 was the 1st Pen of the Year launch in the “pen of the year” series, Faber-Castell chose a piston system fountain pen with a finely ribbed barrel made of snakewood. The characteristic markings that give this wood its name exert a magical attraction, not just on connoisseurs. Snakewood, with its reddish-brown figured grain, is one of the heaviest and most costly types of wood in the world; it is used, for example, for violin bows and exclusive carved works of art.

The contrasting combination of wood and metal provides a note of elegance. The wooden barrel harmonizes perfectly with the platinized metal fittings, for example on the cap. Apart from this interplay, it is mainly the high-quality craftsmanship, the grain of the snakewood and its different colors that make this fountain pen a unique piece of masterful craftsmanship.

This fountain pen was a Limited Edition Fountain Pen where only 1,500 were made. The fine writing implement is presented in an exclusive wooden case with accompanying papers and documentation. Top of the cap is imprinted with the Faber-Castell logo and "GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL". On the trim ring just above the piston knob is stamped, "GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL GERMANY". At the end of the barrel is stamped, "2004 PEN OF THE YEAR". These fountain pens are no longer being sold and can only be found on the secondary market.

This pen measures 5 3/8" inches capped and 7 1/8" inches posted. The 18-carat bicolor gold nib is made by hand and comes in the BROAD designated width that adapts smoothly to every stroke

This is a spectacular example created by Graf Von Faber-Castell company. These pens rarely come up for sale and this one is in Mint, New Old Stock Condition due to it never being used. Again, it is new in the box, never inked, the pen is in the original cellophane wrapper with inner and outer boxes. This would be a marvelous fine writing instrument to add to a significant writing arsenal collection!
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