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Parker Duofold Maxima - Black - Medium to Broad Nib

Stock number: 5876

Parker Duofold Maxima - Black - Medium to Broad Nib

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Medium to Broad nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rolled Gold Trim
c1958

£125.00
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This large vintage fountain pen was made by Parker around 1958. It is a Parker Maxima Duofold and it is the largest pen in the very popular Duofold range of the period. The black body and cap highlights well the rolled gold cap trim. The barrel imprint reads “Parker Maxima Made in England” and the large nib carries the text “Parker England 50” - which is the correct nib number for this model. It has a medium to broad point. The aerometric filling method, sometimes called “squeezebox” is very simple to use. As mentioned, this is a substantial vintage fountain pen measuring 142mm with cap on and 165mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with only minor age wear. A good example of this, the largest and most expensive of the Parker Duofold everyday writers in the late 1950’s. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you are able to select your method of payment.

 

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Parker 65 Flighter deLuxe Set

Stock number: 5807

Parker 65 Flighter deLuxe Set

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Medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Stainless Steel with Rolled Gold
c1975

£140.00
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This attractive vintage fountain pen, seen as a variation on the “61”, was launched by Parker in 1969 and called the “65”. As you will see from the montage, instead of an arrow on the shell tip as you have with the “61”, the “65” has a distinctive open cropped nib which, it was felt, would offer more flexibility than the “61”.  It was available in a variety of finishes and this the Flighter de Luxe – with modern styling of brushed stainless steel with rolled gold trim and metal dome shaped cap crown - was available from 1975. All finishes were discontinued by 1983. It comes with a matching propelling pencil and the original Parker presentation box. The fountain pen currently has a squeezebox fill system but will also take modern Parker ink cartridges and measures 134mm with cap on and 143mm with cap on barrel end. The nib states “Parker 14k 585” and has a smooth medium point nib. The propelling pencil measures 127mm, has its original eraser under the cap and spare leads in the magazine. Condition of fountain pen, pencil and presentation box is very good. This vintage fountain pen and pencil set will serve very well as everyday writers but will also sit comfortably in a collection illustrating the middle ground of the Parker transition from “61” to “65” and then to the “75”. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and an alternative gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you can select your method of payment.

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Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

Stock number: 5575

Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

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Medium nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Parker Silver Pearl
c1935

£175.00
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This rare Parker Silver Pearl Vacumatic fountain pen was made for Parker in Denmark by the Christian Olsen Pen Company in Copenhagen using parts imported from Canada. They were the first distributors of Parker pens outside the U.S.A. The pen barrel bears the Olsen “anchor” logo with “C O” inside the surrounding ring – indicating an early model - and this example dates from around 1935. It is rare to find an Olsen barrel imprint. The Vacumatic was originally launched in the U.S.A. 1932 as the “Vacuum Filler”. It was advertised as holding 102% more ink than other pens available at the time. The barrel is used as the ink reservoir rather than an ink sac and this increases the ink capacity. Filled by a then new style vacuum pump mechanism on the barrel end, it was also advertised as “revolutionary in principle and perfectly marvellous in performance”. It became an accepted and reliable filling method that, in its later form, was used for the early Parker 51. This example has the early “lock down” filler. It was available in a number of colours including this, the Silver Pearl. It is a double jewel model meaning the cap crown and the barrel blind cap trim carry the same striped design as the cap and barrel. The trim was nickel or chrome. In this case I believe it is nickel. The cap carries the Parker arrow clip and three thin bands. Around the crown of the cap lip is the registration number imprint “784404”. The bold barrel imprint states “Parker Vacumatic” with the Olsen “anchor” logo underneath. The Parker two tone arrow nib states “Parker Vacumatic Reg.T.M. Made in Canada 3” which links with Olsen’s use of Canadian parts. The nib has a smooth medium point and is a slightly wet writer. I have listed it as in a fair to good condition. You will see from the montage that the cap rings have, in the main, lost their colour. The clip has signs of wear and the section has some minor marks. There is also the feint remains of personalization on the barrel which are visible using a loupe. Naturally it is priced accordingly. It is a good size vintage fountain pen measuring 127mm with cap on and 154mm with cap on barrel end. A Christian Olsen vacumatic is hard to find and this example, even in a fair to good condition, will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection and will also serve as an everyday writer. All vintage fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you are also able to select your payment method.

Source: Parker “Vacumatic” – Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd and Dan Zazove – P.124

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Parker Duofold New Style

Stock number: 5162

Parker Duofold New Style

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Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Classic Black Rolled Gold Trim
c1946

£75.00
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This stylish Parker Duofold vintage fountain pen was made in England at Parker’s Newhaven plant. On its launch in 1946 Parker called it the “New Style Duofold”. Easily recognisable with its slightly chunky styling, ornate cap lip band and blind cap metal tassle, it was available in two solid and three marble colours. This particular example is in Classic Black which contrasts well with the rolled gold trim. The barrel imprint states “Geo S.Parker – Parker Duofold Reg. T.M.”. The Parker 14ct medium point nib states “Parker Duofold Pen 14k N” – the “N” referring to the Newhaven plant. It is a good size, slightly chunky, vintage button filling fountain pen measuring 130mm with cap on and 154mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is fair to good with cosmetic wear only and this is reflected in the price. This restored New Style Duofold with its classic styling will now provide many more years of everyday writing service. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you can also select your method of payment. 

Source: “Parker Duofold” – David Shepherd and Dan Zazove

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Parker 51 USA Forest Green

Stock number: 5695

Parker 51 USA Forest Green

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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Forest Green Rolled Gold Cap
c1949

£130.00
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This vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in the USA. It is the aerometric version of their Parker “51” that was launched in 1949 and included this quite rare colour termed Forest Green. (In the montage it simply looks Black as it is what we would call a Bottle Green and very dark.)However, this particular example has a combination of a nib with the text “Parker Made in USA RU-PL” (RU-PL stands for Ruthinium Plathenium and this dates the nib to around 1945), a chrome plated filler sleeve (dating it from around 1949) and a rolled gold cap with the text “Parker “51” Rolled Gold (meaning it is more likely to be an English cap) So what to make of it? Well nibs and caps are changed over the years so for approximate date I think we have to go by the filler sleeve and settle on c1949. This conflict of dates and origin is reflected in the price.  Dating aside the aerodynamic design of the "51" has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. The “51” conical nib has a smooth medium to slightly broad point. The cap carries the Parker grey “jewel” in the cap crown and the Parker branding. The pen barrel carries no text or date code. Condition is good with some minor surface wear to the barrel. “51”’s are a good size fountain pen – this measuring 135mm with cap on and 149mm with cap on barrel end – and a pleasing weight and balance in the hand. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage fountain pen is ready to use. Parker 51’s are an excellent every day workhorse and this is an interesting example of its type. They are also an ideal vintage fountain pen to start a collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you select your method of payment.

Sources: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd and www.parker51.com

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Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

Stock number: 5686

Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

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Fine nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Gold plate over brass
c1983

£150.00
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This exceptionally popular fountain pen, part of a recently purchased collection, was launched by Parker in the USA in 1964 and, in its various finishes, was produced for the next thirty years. Parker called it the “75” following on from their usage of numbers to denote models which restarted with the “51”. This particular example was manufactured in the Parker factory in France and is in a pattern Parker called Grain d’Orge – or Fine Barley which is on gold plate over a brass base. It dates from c1983. Around the lip of the cap are the words “Parker Made in France LE” and the Parker logo. You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel which is designed to increase the writer’s grip. The nib states “Parker 75cm France”. The feed has “F” on the reverse denoting a fine point and this is in fact the case. The section threads are plastic and the top of the cap and end of the barrel are dished. It can be filled either by using the squeezebox fill that is in place or by inserting a Parker ink cartridge (as usual with ink cartridges you will need to give the cartridge a squeeze once in position to start the ink flow). Condition is very good with only minor age wear. It measures 127mm with cap on and 14mm with cap on barrel end. It is a pleasing weight in the hand and the cap has a comforting click when replacing it on the barrel. An attractive and substantial fountain pen it is suitable for everyday use, if you prefer a fine nib point, or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge at checkout.

 

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Parker Duofold Senior - Chinese Red

Stock number: 5721

Parker Duofold Senior - Chinese Red

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Fine to Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker
c1926

£325.00
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This iconic Parker Senior Duofold fountain pen, also known as the “Parker Big Red” was made in the USA around 1926 and is a classic Parker fountain pen of the period. It is an early version of this model – denoted by its single raised cap band. It is a very large vintage pen measuring 138mm with cap on and 173mm with cap on barrel end. The cap sports the original gold plated Parker ball ended clip with the text “Pat.Sep. 5 16 Parker” and a single raised cap band. The barrel imprint is good and states “Geo S. Parker Fountain Pen, Janesville. WIS, USA 4-25-11” with the Parker “Lucky Curve” banner. The “Lucky Curve” relates to the type of feed that was used by Parker until August 1928. From that date the “Lucky Curve” feed was replaced by a more conventional feed but the barrel imprints continued to be used until stocks were exhausted*. Normally this would place it 1928-1930 however the single raised cap band is an indication of an earlier date of manufacture. It has an excellent fine to medium gold nib that reads “Parker Duofold Pen 14K N”. This indicates that the nib is from the Parker Newhaven factory so, whilst original components were sent over from the USA and assembled here, this pen has been serviced previously and it is more likely it is simply a replacement nib. This large and impressive vintage fountain pen, in a colour Parker called Chinese Red, fills by unscrewing the black blind cap at the bottom of the barrel and pressing in the metal button – then releasing – leaving the nib in the ink for 5-10 seconds to allow ink to enter the interior sac. It is a classic Parker vintage pen in good condition with only minor age wear and some brassing to the trim as can be seen in the montage. It is an excellent purchase either for everyday use or to add to or start a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may select your method of payment. 

 * Reference: Parker Duofold - David Shepherd and Dan Zazove - Surrenden Press 2006

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Parker 51 Black with Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5943

Parker 51 Black with Rolled Silver Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rolled Silver Cap
c1952

£140.00
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This vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a body in Black and the sought after rolled silver cap with rolled gold clip. This particular cap was introduced in 1952 and it is believed to have been produced only in England. It carries the text “Parker R. Silver” and this dates it as an early cap c1952. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib that states “585 14K Parker England ”. Condition of both pen and cap is good with some age wear to the rolled silver cap as can be seen in the montage. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 136mm with cap on and 151mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and it remains a stylish and extremely good “work horse” today. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.

Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd.

 

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Rolled Gold Overlay - clipless model

Stock number: 5908

Rolled Gold Overlay - clipless model

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Fine nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: 14 carat rolled gold
c1925

£140.00
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This vintage fountain pen with its 14 carat rolled gold overlay is typical of the elegant fountain pens of the mid 1920’s. The rolled gold is overlaid on a hard rubber base and engraved with lattice pattern panels. Gold and silver overlays were used on basic hard rubber pens to provide a more “quality” item for the discerning customer. This particular vintage pen is a clipless model. Around the cap lip is the text “guaranteed 14 carat rolled gold”. Surprisingly the nib is a Waterman with the text Waterman’s Ideal Canada 2”. It has a fine point putting down a thin but smooth line on the paper. Condition is good, with some brassing as is evident in the montage. The cap when placed on the end of the barrel for writing sits comfortably and provides a pleasing balance. It measures 127mm with cap on and 161mm with cap on barrel end. A long, slim vintage fountain pen suitable to use everyday if you prefer a fine nib or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may select your method of payment.


Pelikan 140

Stock number: 5872

Pelikan 140

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Medium to slightly broad nib, Piston fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Green barrel with black stripe
c1959

£140.00
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This vintage fountain pen – the Pelikan 140 – was made in Germany around 1959. The 140 was introduced in 1952 and continued to be a popular model until 1963. It is easily identified by the green barrel with vertical black stripes and the solid black cap with its distinctive rolled gold Pelikan clip - designed to resemble a Pelikan’s beak. The text around the cap lip reads “PELIKAN 140 GERMANY”. The earlier models had an engraving on the barrel knob to indicate the width of the nib. This is not evident on this example however on test it writes with a medium to slightly broad nib. The nib text reads “Pelikan 14c 585” with a Pelikan logo in the centre. It is a piston filling pen so you turn the barrel knob to allow the ink to enter. It is a medium sized vintage fountain pen measuring 123mm with cap on and 139mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good, with some surface scratches and brassing to the cap band and clip – this is common for this model and it lives up to Pelikan’s reputation for quality products. Whilst it is a light pen it has good balance and the 140 has been called “a rugged, everyday, take anywhere pen” so it is suitable for everyday use or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment. A currency converter tool is there to assist if required.

 


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