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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

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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 Grange d’or – 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 12.7cm with cap on and 14cm 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 by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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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Conway Stewart No. 75 - Green Marble

Stock number: 5674

Conway Stewart No. 75 - Green Marble

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Green Marble
c1952

£75.00
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This Conway Stewart No.75 vintage fountain pen was made in England around 1952. Advertised at the time as “All British Fountain Pens” Conway Stewarts were available in a variety of colours and nib points. This particular example with its attractive green  marble finish, one cap band and original Conway lever and Conway metal clip, is in good condition with only minor age wear. The medium point Conway Stewart nib states “Conway Stewart 14ct Gold 3”. The barrel imprint states “Conway Stewart 75 Made in England”. It measures 12.8cm with cap on and 15.5cm with cap on end of barrel. A good vintage fountain pen for everyday use if you like a medium nib. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless otherwise stated and are 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. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.

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Parker Duofold International Marbled Blue

Stock number: 5714

Parker Duofold International Marbled Blue

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Broad Oblique Italic nib, Cartridge fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Marbled Blue
c1990

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This not so very vintage fountain pen, part of a recently purchased collection, was made by Parker around 1990. In the words of the Parker brochure of the time “It captures the classic elegance and style that made the original Duofold a design landmark of the 1920’s.” This, the medium size International version measures 13.1cm long with cap on and 16.5cm long with cap on barrel end. The attractive finish Parker termed “Marbled Blue”. The trim is 23 karat gold plated and the cap has the longer, more durable clip with one broad and one thin cap band. The 18ct Parker “arrow” nib is their No.76 which has a broad oblique italic point. I find it pleasing to use as a right hand writer and I have had it tested for ease of use by a left handed writer. I am advised that it workds well if you write with the normal "push" method for a left hand but if you are a left hand writer who turns the hand inward to write it will not be suitable. It takes Parker ink cartridges. Condition is good with only minor age wear. It does have a chip on the barrel blind cap but this is reflected in the price. It is an attractive, good size, near vintage fountain pen which will provide many years of writing service and is a fine tribute to the original Duofolds of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It has been bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection will be carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout.

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Aiken Lambert Mercantile - Black and Pearl

Stock number: 5631

Aiken Lambert Mercantile - Black and Pearl

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Medium - Flexible nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black and Pearl
c1927

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This unusual vintage fountain pen was made by a company called Aiken-Lambert in the U.S.A. around 1927 and marketed under their Mercantile brand. You will note the abbreviation of ALCo on the nib in the montage. The company was originally in the jewellery trade in New York and in 1890 started manufacturing fountain pens. It is believed that they supplied pens to, and were eventually taken over by, L.E. Waterman around 1932.  This particular example is in a finish called “Black and Pearl”. You will note that there has been some colour change over time which is common with this pattern. The cap has the slightly humped ALCo clip with its ball end and a broad cap band sometimes used for personalisation. The barrel states “Mercantile Aiken Lambert Co. New York Made in U.S.A. and the nib, which has a medium flexible point and an unusual feed shape states,”14KT ALCo U.S.A.”. It requires very little pressure to write and puts down a wet line. Whilst not the smoothest of nibs it is certainly useable. This unusual vintage pen measures 13.4cm with cap on and 17cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with some age wear and the colour variation mentioned earlier. A scarce and interesting vintage fountain pen which will fit well in a collection and equally could be used as a general writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

Source: “The Golden Age of Writing Instruments, George Fischler and Stuart Schneider, Schiffer Publishing Limited

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Parker Duofold - True Blue

Stock number: 5723

Parker Duofold - True Blue

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Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Parker Blue and White True Blue
c1928

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This button filling vintage fountain pen was introduced by Parker in 1928. It is generally agreed that production discontinued in late 1929 - hence these pens are quite rare today. Parker’s advertisement of the time for this model called it the “Three Fifty” as it cost $3.50. It stated We passed a tray containing a dozen different kinds of pens to seven hundred people. They selected this one….modern in design and colour – a smarter looking pen you’ve never seen.” They called the pattern and colour “Modern Blue-and-White”  or “Modernistic Blue”- these days it is referred to as the “True Blue”. This unusual and rare vintage fountain pen has been listed in fair to good condition because, as is common with this model, the colours become more muted over the years, due to the interior ink sac and handling. The extent to which this occurs affects its value and is therefore reflected in the price. The cap has a Parker ball ended gold fill clip and two cap bands. The barrel has the very feint imprint of “Geo S. Parker Fountain Pen – Made in Canada”. The nib states “Parker Pen Canada 3” and has a smooth medium point. It measures 12.5cm with cap on and 15.5cm with cap on barrel end. A modern Limited Edition version was issued by Parker in 1988. This original 1920’s example of a hard to find vintage fountain pen is in working order and in fair to good condition - suitable for everyday use or to add to a collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.

Source: Fountain Pens Past and Present, Paul Erano, Schroeder Publishing 1999

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Parker Premier Mk.II Sterling Silver

Stock number: 5654

Parker Premier Mk.II Sterling Silver

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Smooth medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Sterling Silver
c1983

£245.00
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This exceptional quality late vintage fountain pen was launched by Parker in 1983 as part of their Prestige Collection and the Parker 75 range - they called it the Parker “Premier” (MkII). Manufactured at the Parker factory in France, it sports an 18 carat gold nib and as you will see from the montage, an attractive facetted cap band. It also has a black onyx “jewel’ on the cap crown and the barrel end. Otherwise the appearance, with its sterling silver cross grid design, is very similar to a Parker 75 Ciselle.  The text around the cap band reads “Parker France” and it carries silver markings on the barrel and cap within the grid pattern. It has a squeezebox fill system. The 18ct nib has a smooth medium point. The cap fits snuggly on the end of the barrel for balance whilst writing. It measures 13.7cm with cap on and 15.3cm with cap on barrel end. It is quite a heavy pen weighing 32grams. I purchased it as part of a small bundle of Parker pens that had belonged to a Parker employee, unfortunately now deceased. Condition is very good, not mint, as it has been used for writing. Other than that it appears that it was simply kept as an example of the model. It is a quality late vintage fountain pen from an excellent stable. A fine addition to a vintage fountain pen collection or an impressive and stylish everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

 

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Parker 51 Vacumatic -Marriage - Sterling Silver Cap

Stock number: 5752

Parker 51 Vacumatic -Marriage - Sterling Silver Cap

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Broad nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Fair
Colour: Dove Grey with Silver Cap
c1948

£85.00
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Here we have an early Parker 51 that is a marriage between a sterling silver blue “diamond” cap made in the U.S.A.  – which has a lot of wear to the silver (but no dings) - and a Dove Grey vacumatic system pen with some age wear - made in Canada. You may ask why I am bothering to list it – well despite the cap wear it is still a good looking pen and the broad nib is a real pleasure to use. The two component parts have survived since the mid to late 1940’s, they work fine so they deserve to be put to use. The cap has the Parker grey “jewel” in the cap crown. It is a slightly wet writer and has a tendency to leave a thin line of ink on the shell if the cap is left on for a couple of days without use – but this wipes off easily. All these imperfections are reflected in the price. As mentioned it has the Parker vacumatic filling system, which was replaced by the aerometric fill in 1950. The cap text reads “Sterling Silver Made in U.S.A.”. The barrel text reads “Parker “51” Made in Canada 8”. It measures 14cm with cap on and 15cm with cap on barrel end. It’s and old pen with a well worn cap but it has style and there is life in it yet. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

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Pen/Pencil Combination - Brilliant Blue

Stock number: 5267

Pen/Pencil Combination  - Brilliant Blue

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Brilliant Blue
c1935

£145.00
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Pen and pencil combinations “Combi’s” have been around in their very basic form since the 1840’s but they were at the height of their popularity on both sides of the Atlantic from the late 1920’s until the end of the 1930’s. It is a clever idea of combining a fountain pen on one end and a pencil on the other. You carry it in your pocket with the cap on the fountain pen end. The fountain pen nib states “Made in U.S.A. 6” – so it is a decent size nib with a firm medium point. The pointed cap has a broad fretwork design band around the lip and a ball ended clip with “S” at the top. I’m afraid I have been unable to track down the actual manufacturer but it is likely that it was made in America around 1935. The barrel has a humped lever with spade end. The pencil mechanism is also in working order and has a good length lead in place. It comes with a small phial of replacement Mabie Todd leads - but it will take the standard “Yard–O-Led” when these run out. On test I have found the pen/pencil combination very useful and pleasing to use. Condition is good with only minor age wear apart from the cap crown which has some crazing – but this is reflected in the price. It is a substantial and unusual vintage fountain pen in a most attractive colour. It measures 15.3cm with the cap on the nib end. It will work well as an everyday writer (keep it topped up with ink) but is also an unusual item to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. This vintage fountain pen and pencil combination was not serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. but has performed well on bench test and we are satisfied that it will continue to do so. A further inspection will be carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.

Source: Fountain Pens and Pencils – George Fischler and Stuart Schneider (brown book) – Schiffer Publishing - p.178

 

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Parker 51 Burgundy -Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5669

Parker 51 Burgundy -Rolled Silver Cap

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

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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. Its contribution to design is evidenced by its display in the Design Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and it has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a black body 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 comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib. Condition of both pen and cap is good with some age wear to the rolled silver cap as can be seen in the enlarged montage and this is reflected in the price. 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 13.8cm with cap on and 15.3cm with cap on barrel end. The cap is a firm fit and this will ease with use. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and remains a stylish and extremely good “workhorse” today. It is an excellent vintage pen for both everyday use and for signing that important letter/document. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise and are 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.

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

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Parker Duofold Junior - Lapis

Stock number: 5644

Parker Duofold Junior - Lapis

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Broad nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Lapis Blue
c1930

£135.00
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This Parker Duofold Junior fountain pen was made in Canada around 1930 and is a classic Parker fountain pen of the period. The attractive finish termed “Lapis Blue” was extremely popular at the time and remains so today. It is a short but chunky vintage pen measuring 11.5cm with cap on and 14.5cm with cap on barrel end. The cap sports the original gold plated Parker ball ended clip and two medium gold plated cap bands. The barrel imprint states “Geo S. Parker, Made in Canada, Parker Duofold”. It has a smooth broad Parker nib which reads “Parker Duofold Pen Canada C”. It fills by unscrewing the 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. This classic Parker vintage fountain pen is in good working order with only minor age wear including some brassing to the trim. It is suitable for everyday use, if you prefer a broad nib and so a wet writer, or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless otherwise stated and are 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 check out. 

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

 

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