Curtis Australia The Great Race Solid Gold Limited Edition Fountain Pen For Sale
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Curtis Australia The Great Race Solid Gold Limited Edition Fountain Pen:
Curtis Australia The Great Race Solid Gold Limited Edition Fountain Pen
The New York Times and LeMatins, a French daily newspaper, arranged a road race from New York to Paris on February 12, 1908. Six cars begans the race; the Thomas Flyer from the U.S. finished first, Germany's Protos second and Italy's Brixia Zust took third place. 2008 marks the 100th Anniversary of this historic race around the world, and Curtis Australia captures this significant event in a handcrafted commemorative fountain pen, The Great Race. The cap is engraved with the three winning cars together with their distinctive radiators, each panel framed by a swirling cartouche. With miniature spark plug and wrench as well as the signwritten Thomas Flyer badge, the cap features laurel bands and a paneled detail to the clip. The barrel features the grand Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower monuments against the race route map. The flags of the four competing nations are positioned to either side of the laurel edged shield and hidden amongst all the detail are motoring goggles and a crank handle and glove. The three cars are engraved in full detail along with motoring paraphernalia including an oil jug, tire, lamp and wrenches around the base of the pen. Limited to only 10 creations for the world, the Great Race Gold pen is crafted in solid 9ct Yellow gold and fitted with an 18ct two-tone solid gold nib bringing the pen to a very solid weight of 100 grams, 3.5 ounces (approximately). Line; SCC
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