Conway Stewart Churchill Heritage 'I Am An Optimist'
The Churchill Heritage Conway Stewart Collection
This is the fifth in the series of Conway Stewart Churchill Heritage pens produced in association with Churchill Heritage, through which the Churchill family distributes money to charities and good causes that keep alive the legacy of Sir Winston and the spirit of the words of wisdom he penned.
The famous Churchill quotes in the series include;-
- All Will Be Well
- Never Give In
- Action This Day
- I am an Optimist
- Victory At All Costs
The fifth in the Series is "I AM AN OPTIMIST”
Churchill expressed this sentiment in a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall on 9 November 1954 (in a speech where he repeated the maxim “All will be well”).
“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else – and I cannot believe the human race will not find its way through the problems that confront it”.
This fifth pen in the Heritage Series is available in 2 colours and 2 trims; either Classic Black or Midnight Blue, with trims in Sterling silver or 9ct Gold. Select your choice in the drop down options above.
The “Pug” pen
Engraved on the top of the cap of all the Heritage pens is the iconic sketch of “Pug” that Winston penned on a letter to his wife Clementine dated 1st August 1909. There is also a facsimile of the letter hand written by Winston that accompanies every pen. Clementine called Winston “my sweet pug” and in turn he often drew little animated pictures of “pug” at the bottom of his letters to her. This one with the letter “W” above its head looks very similar to a bulldog that people often associate with the great man.
"I AM AN OPTIMIST”
On the barrel of this pen is the words "I AM AN OPTIMIST”, and underneath this is Winston S Churchill’s signature, and under that is the words “Made in Great Britain” that refers both to the pen and the Great Man.
A book “Good Advice from Winston Churchill”
A book called “All will be well – Good advice from Winston Churchill” is supplied with each pen listing 120 of his sayings; many are still as relevant today to live our lives as they were when penned by the famous man.
Winston Churchill’s Red Cabinet Box
Each pen comes in a replica of one of Winston Churchill’s Red Cabinet Box – these are the brief cases used by ministers of the British Government to carry official papers. On the lid is another of one of his famous quotes “I have always earned my living by my pen”. Inside the box is a foam insert holding a copy of the book “All Will Be Well” containing many of his famous quotes, and a bottle of green ink. Also included is a facsimile of Churchill’s 1909 letter to his wife showing his actual handwriting and his sketch of the “Pug”.
Limited Edition of 100 pens world-wide
Only 100 pens will be made of each of the quotes in the series, and each pen comes with a certificate detailing the edition number.
Every pen sold helps keep the memory of Sir Winston Churchill alive for the next generation
Up to 20% of every pen sold goes to the Churchill Heritage to help organise events and education to keep alive the memory of Sir Winston Churchill and his wise words for future generations.
Available as a Rollerball or a Fountain Pen
See dropdown to choose your pen configuration. All fountain pens comes with an 18ct gold Flag nib with the Union Jack laser engraved on the front of the nib.
In addition to selecting the nib width; you may further customise your nib to match your writing style, choosing from:
- Left Oblique
- Right Oblique
Our nib wright who is one of the UK’s most experienced will undertake the work to your exact specification
You may select one of our Flag 2-tone 18ct gold nibs to be fitted to your Churchill pen. They have been acclaimed by many of our customers for their ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing ability and are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths to suit most writing styles. Each nib bears the distinctive Union Jack Flag logo.
The Conway Stewart Churchill Heritage 'ACTION THIS DAY' has a dual filling system. It is fitted with a converter (reservoir) which allows the user to draw ink from a bottle or alternatively, you may remove the converter and use standard European ink cartridges. All our fountain pens come with 2 complimentary cartridges so you can start to use it immediately. If you prefer to use bottled ink, we recommend our own range of high quality ink, made in England and available in a range of colours.
Length Closed: 146mm | 5.75″
Length Posted: 181mm | 7.13″
Length of Barrel incl nib: 138mm | 5.43″
Length of Cap: 70mm | 2.76″
Diameter of Barrel: 15mm | 0.59″
Diameter of Cap: 17.5mm | 0.69″
Weight: 40gms | 1.42oz
Delivery, Taxes & Customs
Pens are handmade to order, so please allow up to 28 days for delivery.
We can expedite orders if they are needed for a specific date.