Timeline

Pelikan has produced many regular and special edition pens over the years and pinpointing exact dates of release can be very challenging.  Several authors have tried to better clarify this timeline but there is a lot of conflict and introduction date discrepancies out there.  The list that follows is taken from Pelikan’s own website and is corroborated with other sources to be as accurate as best as I can determine.  Limited/Special edition pens, in general, have been excluded from this list.  See the link at the end of the table for Pelikan’s own timeline as well as a collection of other pertinent references.  

 

Year

Models Introduced

1982
M400
1983
M481 
1984
M400 Tortoiseshell Brown
1985
M100, M150, M200, M250, M600 Black
1986
M250 Burgundy, M700 Toledo
1987
M100 White, M800 Green Striated
1988
M200 Blue Marbled, M200 Grey Marbled, M750, M760
1989
M800 Black, M600 Burgundy
1990
M75 Go!, M600 Green Striated
1991
M900 Toledo Collectors’ Edition
1992
****
1993
M710, M730, M800 Blue Ocean, M910
1994
****
1995
M200 Green Marbled, M400 Blue Striated
1996
M150 Black-Grey, M150 Black-Burgundy
1997
M600 Blue Striated, M650, M850, M1000, M1050
1998
M300, M350
1999
M430, M630, M600 Tortoiseshell Brown
2000
****
2001
M200 Fir Green, M400 Red Striated, M800 Red Striated
2002
M200 Clear Demo., M405, M620 Cities Series, M805
2003
M200 Amber Demo., M405 Dark Blue, M600 Red Striated, M605 Dark Blue, M805 DarkBlue
2004
M320 Orange Marbled, M400 Tortoiseshell White, M420, M450
2005
M215 Blue w/ Stripes, M425
2006
M215 Rings, M625 Dark Blue
2007
M215 Lozenges, M320 Jade Green, M625 Dark Red, M640 Beauty of Nature
2008
M625 AubergineM215 Orthogons
2009
M205 White, M205 Red, M205 Black, M910 Toledo Red
2010
M2o5 DUO Yellow, M320 Ruby Red, M710 Toledo Yellow, M800 Blue o’Blue
2011
M320 Pearl, M600 Green O’ Green, M710 Black, M1005 Demo., M101N Tortoiseshell Brown
2012
M200 Clear Demo., M205 Taupe, M600 Ruby Red, M600 Tortoiseshell White, M605, M101N Lizard, M800 Tortoiseshell Brown
2013
M205 DUO Green, M605 Marine Blue, M800 Tortoiseshell Brown, M101N Jubilee, M1005
2014
P200 Black, P205 Black, M200 Cognac Demo., M600 Vibrant Green, M101N Tortoiseshell Red, M1000 Raden Starlight, M1000 Maki-e Seaside
2015
M805 Stresemann, M200 Café Crème, M805 Clear Demo., M205 Amethyst, M600 Pink, M800 Burnt Orange, M200 Green Marbled (re-issue), M201 Bayou, M201 Neptune Blue, M201 Mars Red, M1000 Maki-e Koi, M1000 Maki-e Autumn Flowers
2016
M805 Vibrant Blue, M800 Grand Place, M120N Green-Black, M205 Transparent Blue, M1000 Raden Sunrise, M205 Aquamarine, M400 Tortoiseshell Brown, M205 Blue Marbled, M405 Stresemann, M1000 Maki-e Spring & Autumn
2017
M101N Bright Red, M800 Renaissance Brown, M800 Raden Royal Gold, M200 Smoky Quartz, M605 White Transparent, M805 Ocean Swirl, M1000 Maki-e Dragonfly, M710 Statue of Zeus

*Extracted from the Timeline of Pelikan Fountain Pens

  • Fiorella, Sam.  Pelikan 1832 – 1997 Pen Introduction Dates.  The PENnant.  Summer 2oo1, Vol XV (2); pg 7.
  • Lambrou, Andreas.  “Fountain Pens of the World.”
  • Dittmer, Jurgen & Lehmann, Martin.  “Pelikan Schreibgerate 1929 – 1997.”
  • Dittmer, Jurgen & Lehmann, Martin.  “Pelikan Schreibgerate 1929 – 2004.”
  • Dragoni, Giorgio & Fichera Giuseppe.  “Fountain Pens History and Design.”