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Hannover: Expo 2000 Series
Hannover: Expo 2000 SeriesIn 2000 the world exhibition took place in Hannover - Pelikan's hometown! The company took this opportunity to bring out a series of limited edition pens. The exhibition's motto was "Humankind, Nature, Technology" and three different Toledo sleves were developed - inspired by these three subjects.
Humankind - 1998
Part of Pelikan's Hannover: Expo 2000 series, the Humankind Fountain Pen features a DNA design showing the famous 'double helix' - the carrier of our genetic information.
It was released in 1998, as part of the build up to the world exhibition, in a limited run of 1998 pieces.
Nature - 1999
Part of Pelikan's Hannover: Expo 2000 series, the Nature Fountain Pen features a design of Ammonites. Although they have been extinct for millions of years they are some of the most common and best preserved fossils. In medieval Europe, fossilised ammonites were thought to be petrified coiled snakes, and were called "snakestones". Although we now know differently, this certainly demonstrates their iconic nature - seen by so many people throughout the ages. Ammonites are excellent 'index fossils', and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species is found, to specific geological time periods - in some ways they can be seen as a key to unlocking the secrets of nature from millions of years ago!
The Nature Fountain Pen was released in 1999, as part of the build up to the world exhibition, and was a limited run of 1999 pieces.
Technology - 2000
Technology was the final pen in Pelikan's Hannover: Expo 2000 series. It's design featured the humble computer chip - an often overlooked, but nevertheless vital component in the technology that has revolutionised the way that we now live and work.
It was released the year of the World Exhibition in Hannover - 2000, and just 2000 pens were manufactured.