At the end of 2022 Pelikan released an anniversary fountain pen to honour 40 years of the Souveran. The Souveran M800 40 year Anniversary fountain pen is a tribute to the first pen launched under the Souveran brand in 1982.
This pen was the M400, with its green and black 'Stresemann' striped barrel. The M400 played a big part in Pelikan's history. It has been hailed at helping to turn around the fortunes of the company when they were in financial troubles in the early 80s.
The Reverend, Canon, Dr Andrew White has, over the years, been a pivotal figure in the fight for peace and religious tolerance in the Middle East. Having spent his early career practising anaesthetics, he moved into Theology in the 1990s and was appointed a canon of Coventry Cathedral in 1998.
It was in subsequent years Canon White utilised his pastoral acumen in the promotion of reconciliation in (mainly) religious conflicts across the globe. His work drew him towards the Middle East, namely Iraq, and he had soon earned the moniker, ‘The Vicar of Baghdad.’
The Pelikan Souverän fountain pen range is a truly iconic line within the fountain pen world. Featuring Pelikan’s signature striated (pin-striped) design and differentiated piston filling mechanism, it combines all of Pelikan’s most sought after features.
Souverän fountain pens include the gold finished M300, M400, M600, M800 and M100 and the silver finished M405, M605 and M805. Pelikan also release special editions within the Souverän range from time to time. Popular models include the likes of the M800 Stone Garden and M600 Vibrant Orange.
Niche Pens have been selling Pelikan fountain pens and inks for over a decade. We discovered Pelikan by accident when looking for another make of pen, which is the market leader in the expensive pen domain. As a fountain pen user throughout school, when GCSEs had been finished and results were in, a pen was sought as a congratulations gift. We bought a used said Pelikan competitor from an auction website and when it arrived in the post after a couple of days, it was not as good as was expected for its value.
The table below has been created by us to demonstrate to our customers which brands have cartridges and converters that are interchangable between them. I.e. a Pelikan International Standard will also fit a pen the same way an International Standard Diamine would.
However, all the brands where the cartridges and converters are Manufacturer's Specific - They will ONLY fit their own brand pens. For example, you would not be able to fit a Lamy cartridge in a Sheaffer pen.