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Monday, March 14, 2011

The King's Pen

Honoring the incredible speaking accomplishments of King George VI, Krone presents 
its limited edition King George VI collection. 

King George VI ascended the throne of the United Kingdom as third monarch of the House of Windsor on December 11, 1936.  Less than a year after his coronation, King Edward, George’s older brother, had abdicated the throne in the furor that arose over his romance with American socialite Wallis Simpson. George, who is sometimes referred to as the Reluctant King, was fraught with anxiety about whether he would be accepted by the British people. He was a stutterer who worked tirelessly to overcome the impediment, ultimately delivering one of the most important speeches in British history. King George VI revived the public’s faith in the monarchy and led the empire to victory in World War II. This, together with his dedication to his family, is his legacy.

The cap and barrel of the Krone pen are made of royal purple Italian celluloid. The base of the cap is a decorated bronze band, etched with a crest, which in Latin means George Rey VI (King George VI). The top of the cap is adorned with a replica of a coin issued to celebrate the coronation of King George VI. Unique bronze banding at base of barrel is symbolic of the King’s Royal uniform.

There are just 388 fountain pens 
($2,750) and 38 rollerballs ($2,650) available. The fountain pen is piston filled; nib sizes are fine, medium and broad.   

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