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Welcome to the Parker Duofold pen sales page at Vacumania. Please note that this website has no sales cart. Most pens shown are singletons, and I sometimes lag with updates noting completed sales.   Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50



Pen 4103 k  Parker Duofold Juniorette   ~1930  $215 SOLD
Mandarin Yellow. Flex nib

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Excellent Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA

Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Extra fine
Size 4 1/2" 11.4 cm PRICE: $215
COMMENTS: Mandarin Duofolds are relatively uncommon, made briefly and reportedly unpopular in the day. The color is fragile, so many have been lost to cracks and such, over the years. This one is clean. No cracks. Clean trim. Bright yellow color. Intract imprint weak for word "Duofold". Single light short scratch on cap (between clip and bands, shown in photo).   Adding to the charm is a flex nib, uncommon in any USA-made Duofold. Nice writer.

Pen 4070 K   1939 Parker "Toothbrush" Duofold  $125
Black Celluloid. Slender Size.

Overall Grade: Fine- Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Semi Flex Imprint:  Exc
Size 4 5/8" 11.9 cm PRICE: $125
COMMENTS: Parker's geometric-pattern (collectors call it the "toothbrush") Duofold arn 1939- early 1940. You can see my article on that series if you buy back copy of Fountain Pen Journal-click.  Though the "toothbrush" pattern can be seen with the green, brown and gray pens, as with most Parker's, one could have this Duofold in basic black. The black pens are bit less common than the other colors.  This one is relatively clean. Not near mint, it has about 1 mm of brassing at bottom  edge of cap-band. Clean plastic. Clean clip. Nice writer with responsive fine point.


Pen 4042 1942 Parker "Striped" Duofold Sub-Deb   $235
Jet Black. Mint/Stickered. Water-clear transparency

Overall Grade: As Mint
Metal: Superb Color:  Superb
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Nib condition: As Mint
Threads: Perfect clarity: "Perfect"

Point: Fine  Imprint:  Superb
Size: 4 7/8" 12.2 cm
PRICE: $235
COMMENTS:  Striped Duofolds usually turn up in higher  model lines in the three known colors.  Jet Black was done only in the $3.95 Junior and Sub-Deb models, and in the lower line button-fill pens. This Vac-Fill Sub-Deb is superb, as mint, with remarkable barrel clarity. I sell it only as I have another stickered pen in my own collection. This is the second price-stickered Sub-Deb I've seen. Good for a high-grade Black Pen Society collection.  This one has working sac, as I bought it from a fellow collector. I did not restore it the past couple years. Full function warranty applies of course, but would go gently inking this as-mint pen. Transparency as this one shows is scarce.



Pen 4079   1950s Parker Maxima (Duofold)  $195 SOLD
English, 1950s, Aerometric-fill

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc 18k
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine-Med + semiflex Imprint:  Extra Fine
Size 5 5/8" 14.5cm PRICE: $195
COMMENTS: English Duofolds offer an entirely fresh collecting arena compared to USA counterparts. England aggressively continued offering that label throughout the 1940s and 1950. This one I suspect dates to the mid 1950s, and it features the easy Aerometric filling system

This one is a bit interesting to me, packing a "Maxima" imprint that does not cite "Duofold". And, it has an 18k (often seen with period pens meant for French market) that utterly is lacking the arrow-imprint or numbers typically found with English DFs, though the pen has English markings. This could be a French "Parker Vacumatic" nib on an English pen. The nib is massive.

Nice condition with brassing-free clean trim. Imprint is a bit light.  Sweet-writer with fine-medium piont that is at least semi-flex.

Pen 4066 J: Parker Duofold (England) probably late 1940s   $235 SOLD
Monster Double Broad Oblique Nib

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Superb Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: OBB Imprint:  Superb
Size: 5 1/2", 14 cm
PRICE: $235
COMMENTS: English Duofolds offer an entirely fresh collecting arena compared to USA counterparts. England aggressively continued offering that label throughout the 1940s and 1950. This one I suspect dates to the end of the 1940s, still a button-filler (pre Aerometric), but of solid color (injection?) plastic better known from 1950s pens.  This one is big. About the  size of the 1950s Duofold Maxima, though I don't know the model name for this oen. Condition is superb. Nib is a monster, a responsive  Oblique Duouble Broad, scarce this chunky even from England (which offered "special" points far more often than did the USA).  This one is a bit special. Photo shows blind cap partially unscrewed.


Pen 4024  Parker Duofold Senior. Burgundy Celluloid  $450

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13.1cm
PRICE: $450
COMMENTS: Parker's original Duofold went streamlined in 1929. This color, a pearlescent burgundy/black mottled, was called just Burgundy by Parker. Need to double check if introduced in 1930 or 1932. This oen is Canadian issue. Veru clean plastic, imprint, color and nib. Bit of high point brassing on clip as per the photo above. Nice fine point.


Pen 4010k  Parker 1946-ish New Duofold   $450
MONSTER NIB

Overall Grade: Excellent+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: High Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5.25" 13.24 cm
PRICE: $450
COMMENTS: English Parker New Duofold from mid 1940s in mottled burgundy/black Celluloid. Killer nib.  I first encountered this series, which offered three colors and I believe no matching pencils, back around 1998, via Andy Lambrou's big book and via seeing a single brown pen in the vintage cabinet at Fountain Pen Hospital. I long ago completed the color set. Only one size was offered. I'm lucky to get spares time to time.  The pen channels the Parker Vacumatic, with its patterned cap-band, contour, feather clip and removable matching blind cap. The pen is a button filler of course, not a Vac-filler.

This one pops at a couple levels. It is very clean, probably cleaner than the one in my own collection. Plastic, trim, imprint, color all are sound. What makes it a bit nuts is the responsive flexible nib, something found more often with Parkers from England than from the USA, but still not usually found like this. The nib has one of the longest snouts i've seen in a long time. The flex is steady and responsive, relatively easy to use. I'd say the line moves from fine-medium up to broad+ with flexing. I find this one blows away the writing experience of  most of the Watermans that are pulling crazy prices lately.  Great pen and great nib .


Pen 4034a, 4034b, 4034c, 4034d  Parker "striped" 1940s Duofold Seniors
Dusty Rose Celluloid. "Mint/dipped". Superb   $295 each ( 2 Left as of March 19, 2018)

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Superb Color:  Superb .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Perfect
Threads: Perfect clarity: Blast white

Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Superb Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $295 each
COMMENTS: I'm fond of the striped 1940s Parker Duofolds, which riffed on the look of the Parker Vacumatic. Most are Vac-fill, though some low-line versions could be had button-fill. I have a quite comprehensive collection, and I'm always happy to find nice examples for the website. The pens above are Duofold Senior, 2nd generation, with chevron-style nib and with Vacumatic Major type cap-band. The color is Dusty Rose.

This bunch is a bit special, regarding condition. I picked up a tray of these (I did not include all in the photo). These are not just "excellent" or "collector grade" but looked to be mint, still with a that haze that those who know like to see on nibs that have not been polished in 70 years.  Barrel transparency is ridiculous, blast white with hint of yellow. The close up at bottom shows the breather tube through the as-new barrel clarity.  I had the pens restored, so they do have fresh sacs if you want to use them. I asked my friend and restorer not to polish the plastic, as these have the original satin finish that too often yields to a more mirror finish with polishing.

These are superb. As mint. Original nib haze. Original satin finish to plastic. Stunning barrel clarity, 1945 and 1946 date codes. If you really want, I can wipe down the nib with jeweler's cloth to give glowing yellow metal or can do a mild microgloss polish to the barrel and cap if you want a bit more shine. I recommend not asking for those things though. Nibs look to be typical Parker fine-medium. One or two look bit more plump than the others. Early purchasers can request nibs on the more fine or less fine side. I do have a few more of these lying about as well.


Pen 4022  Mid-1942  Parker "striped" Duofold Senior  $295 SOLD
 Kosher "Transitional" or 1.5th Generation Pen. Uncommon

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Mint Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber

Point: Fine Imprint:  Excellent Size: 5 1/4" 13.4 cm
PRICE: $295
COMMENTS: This is an advanced pen for "striped" Duofold collectors, though it does not carry much surcharge. Yes, all of us steeped in Parker are wary of parts mixes (frankenpens) and notions of "transitional" items.  It is the presence of date codes that lend credibility to what those of us familiar with the Type 1.5 (1.5th Generation) striped Duofold. First gen was double jewel, with bland "Parker" nib and with the triple cap-band shown here. 1st gen gave way to 2nd gen in 1942 resulting in single jewel pen with chevron pattern nib and with slash-mark (///\\\///) single "Vacumatic Major" style cap-band.

What's shown above is 1st generation cap and nib with 2nd generation single jewel barrel asembly.  Were there no date codes one might wonder about barrel swap. Buuuut.... these turn up regularly (if not so commonly) and when they do they pack mid-1942 date codes, around the time of the generational transition. This pen has mid 1942 date code on both nib and barrel. It is proper mixed-feature pen. I have complete color set in large Blue Diamond (Senior) and small (Ingenue) with this feature mix.  Finding these with the proper date code to exclude an actual parts mix is not easy.  This one is all proper and is quite clean.. Metal is without brassing. Imprint is excellent. Color is vibrant. Transparency is moderate-amber.
Fine point. Vacumatic-fill system. I'm well overdue to write an article on striped Duofold for Paul's Fountain Pen Journal (hotlink). One of these days.


Pen 4026  Parker Striped Duofold Major  $220

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb
Point: Fine Imprint:  Superb Size: 5 1/8" 13.1 cm
PRICE: $220
COMMENTS: I' m fond of the striped 1940s Parker Duofolds, which riffed on the look of the Parker Vacumatic. Most are Vac-fill, though some low-line versions could be had button-fill. I have a quite comprehensive collection, and I'm always happy to find nice examples for the website. This one is the Duofold Major, one size and price point down from the Senior. Full length, it is slighly more slender than Senior and if found with an elegant box/ellipse cap-band. This one, in Dusty Rose Celluloid is lovely. It has excellent color, razor sharp Parker imprint (late 1942 date code), superb yellow transparency that is not well shown in the phot, and clean trim. 1940-42 Parkers often are found with a bit of clear lacquer covering the capb-and. The speckling in the photo is flaking of that lacquer. There is no brassing.  This one likely is as nice as the example in my own collection 



  5 English 1950s Parker Duofold-family pens.
Burgundy. 4 Models.

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COMMENTS: The venerable Parker Duofold disappeared in the USA in 1948, not to return until the 1980s. But, Parker in England continued making Duofolds at least through the 1950s, adopting style cues from that era. A variety of sizes and colors were offered. English Duofolds more often turn up with "special" nibs (broad, oblique, stub) vs the American Parker 51s fromt hat era.  I have a bunch in my collection, though I don't hunt in completist fashion.  I am overdue to do a profile.  This bunch is nice, five pens representing four models, al in desirable Burgundy.  They range from mint (with chalkmarks) doesn to moderately used. Sizes range from little Slimfold (not formally a Duofold, but related) on up to a hefty Maxima, shown at center. These make very nice writers, are high quality, and fall a bit under collectors' radar, at least in North America. See individual pens below for grading, nib and price.
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Item # Details
Condition
Nib: Price  
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4030
Slimfold: Nearmint Condition still with factory chalkmarks. Just under 5 inches long and sender. Nearmint condition with factory chalkmarks still present. Nice point between fine and medium.
Nearmint
Fine-Med
$145
2 4031
Slimfold. Excellent Condition. The small Duofold family pen, just under 5 inches long and slender. Excellent condition with clean plastic trim and imprint, which can be seen well in the photo above. Rich medium+ point, semi-flex
Excellent Medium SemiFlex
$125
3
4032 Maxima. The largest of the 1950s pens, with wide Parker Vacumatic style cap-band and hefty arrow-motif nib > 5.5" long. Fine Condition. High point brassing can be seen on the clip. Cap-band is clean. Plastic is clean. Imprint is faint but can be seen with loupe.  A clean enough pen and nice writer with typical firm fine point.
Fine
Fine   $200
4 4033 Senior? Same size as Maxima but with thinner cap-band and slightly smaller nib. Big pen > 5.5" long. Extra Fine condition with clean and brass free trim and with clean plastic. Parker imprint shows bit of central weakness.  Nice Extra Fine point for meticulous writing
Extra fine
Extra Fine  $185
5
4034Stubby model. Full standard diameter but shorter. Excellent condition with no brassing and with sharp manufacturer's imprint. Ironically, this stubby pen packs a Stub Nib, an uncommon point cut to write a thin cross stroke and fat downstroke, giving shaded writing without the challenge and hassle of "flex". Fun pen. Nice shape.
ExcellentStub $225


Pen 4021  English Parker Juniro Duofold:   $185
1950s. Burgundy. Great nib.

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Superb Color: Superb
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Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Nearly broad Imprint:  Superb
Size: 5.25" 13.4 cm
PRICE: $185
COMMENTS: This sixth burgundy 1950s English Duofold slipped my gaze when I shot five pens for a single photo for the Dec 2017 website update, so here it is on its own. Junior is not tiny. It is heftier than Slimfold, about as long but slightly more slender than the Maxima in the other offering in this Update. Condition is superb, nearmint no doubt.  Nib has huge chunk of "iridium" and writes a medium-to-broad line. Not truly flex, it has enough inkflow and metal "springiness" that it easily generates a full-broad line with bit of pressure.  Lovely pen. Neat writer

The story: 
The venerable Parker Duofold disappeared in the USA in 1948, not to return until the 1980s. But, Parker in England continued making Duofolds at least through the 1950s, adopting style cues from that era. A variety of sizes and colors were offered. English Duofolds more often turn up with "special" nibs (broad, oblique, stub) vs the American Parker 51s fromt hat era.  I have a bunch in my collection, though I don't hunt in completist fashion.  I am overdue to do a profile.


Pen 4018  Parker Duofold Senior, Flat-top, 1929  $340

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Extra Fine
Size: 5.5" 14 cm
PRICE: $340
COMMENTS: An iconic pen, one of the most recognized vintage American fountain pens. Double cap-bands and the non-Lucky-Curve barrel mark this a last year product before Duofold went streamlined. Clean plastic and trim. Note that the dark band at top of the clip is not brassing but was just leftover polish. I've removed it since taking the photo. Intact Parker imprint with hint of lightness at center. Duofold nib has late marking ("26" code for 1936). Fine point.


Pen 4018  Parker Duofold Senior, Flat-top, 1929  $475

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: True Stub Imprint:  Extra Fine
Size: 5.5" 14 cm
PRICE: $475
COMMENTS: An iconic pen, one of the most recognized vintage American fountain pens. Double cap-bands and the non-Lucky-Curve barrel mark this a last year product before Duofold went streamlined. Clean plastic and trim, without brassing I've removed it since taking the photo. Intact Parker imprint with hint of lightness at center. Monster nib. This Duofold packs an original true stub nib. Stubs are cut wide laterally but shallow front to back, essentially a gentle and more forgiving italic point. This one write fine in cross stroke but medium to broad in downstroke, giving shaded writing without the hassle or "flex". True stubs are 1-in-100 (rarer?) amongst vintage USA-issue Parker Duofolds. A nice writer. I did further vbit of smoothening on it since taking the photos. I'm tempted to put this in my regular rotation at the hospital, since I favor stubs, especially when taking notes during our Residents' presentations.



Pen 4011  Parker Modern Duofold (1980s)  Centennial $475
Stub Nib

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Superb Color:  Perfect .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: STUB Imprint:  NA Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $475
COMMENTS: 1980s modern flat-top Duofold, done in style that channeled the 1920s pens. This is the larger Centennial, not the smaller International. Lovely condition, nearmint though clearly has met ink.  Fitting with a hard to find arrow-motif stub nib that writes an extra fine cross strok and a broad-ish downstroke, allowing shaded and elegant writing without the hassle of "flex". Stub is my favorite point for work at the hospital.

This one had turned up with a dry converter in place. After adding a bit of my own smoothening to the silky stub point, and after cleaning and ultrasound, I fitted the pen with a new converter, so you won't have to rely on cartridges. Stub nibs from this era are getting hard to find.


Parker "striped" Duofold Senior.
2nd Gen, 1942-1948. Parker's Laidtone Celluloid.

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One of the my major collecting foci, the striped Duofold was one of three  1940s Parker series to offer the Blue Diamond warranty on at least some models. All offered in this lot are Seniors; Senior was the largest and most expensive  (with Ingenue) model offered. .It was offered in three colors. All in this cluster are second generation, featuring a single jewel and the cap-band better known from the Vacumatic  model, Major.  The nib features the classic chevron "V" pattern, save for some of the earliest 1942 2nd-gen nibs, which have  plain "Parker Pen" markings. Relatively scarce pens are found with a two-tone V-nib, offered during a limited period, probably mid 1943 perhaps to early 1944.  One can hunt dozens of variants of the 1940-1948 striped Duofold. You should see my collection. My last offering of these a couple years ago saw 8 of the 9 pens sell within a couple months.


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Item # Details
Condition
Nib: Price  
1
3997 K
Green/gold. 1945. Proper "V" nib. Excellent condition with superb plastic, "Parker" imprint, and trim.  Would have claims to Near Mint, but has no barrel transparency left, a "color" issue more than condition issue but still. Whatever ink had been left in it for 70 years darkened the interior. Pen though has very bright and vivid green/gold celluloid. Firm fine point with really nice smooth line.
Exc
 F
$245
2 3998 Dusty Rose. 1945. Proper "V" nib. Excellent Condition with superb plastic, "Parker" imprint, and trim.  Nice bright color. Amber-red barrel transparency though obvious and resonably  bright. Nice specimen. I find Dusty Rose a bit tougher to find than Green/Gold. Really fine point bordering on Extra Fine, but very smooth despite that.
Exc XF-F $265
SOLD
3
3999k Green-gold 1943. Proper "V" nib. Clean pen with sharp imprint, moderate amber clarity and hint of  light wear to plastic. Superb trim. Nice color though not quite as vivid as 3997. Clean trim. Fleck of the blue enamel paint gone from diamond. Smooth fine point.
Extra Fine
XF-F $215
3
4000 K
Dusty Rose. 1944. Proper "V" nib. Extra Fine Condition with sharp "Parker" imprint, and superb trim. Light wear to plastic.  Nice bright color. Amber-red barrel transparency though obvious and resonably bright. Nice specimen. I find Dusty Rose a bit tougher to find than Green/Gold. Smooth fine point
Extra Fine
 F $240
4 4001 K Green/Gold Mid 1943. Scarce two-tone "V" nib. Extra Fine condition with sharp Parker imprint and with superb trim. Light wear to plastic. Good color, though not quite as vivid as pen 3997. Bright amber-yellow transparency.
Extra Fine
F
$235

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Parker Duofold Senior. Celluloid. This group 1926-early 1930s
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Parker's top tier pen from the 1920s-early 1930s. Originally of hard rubber; later Celluloid. All these are Celluloid. This batch is offered in celebration of my college colors.  All are the largest size (Senior) save for the Junior at the far right. Streamline Seniors are a bit shorter than the earlier chunky flat-tops, but are a bit less common, particularly in orange (Parker's "red"),  The Big Red is iconic. 


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Item # Details
Condition
Nib: Price  
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3951 J
"Big Red"  flat-top Duofold Senior. Double cap-band. Lucky-curve imprint. 1928. Spear Feed. Proper Duofold nib with firm smooth fine-medium point. Extra-Fine condition on cusp of full excellent. Clean trim with the "usual" bit of brassing to clip-ball. Sharp Parker imprint. Clean palstic save for single tooth mark on the top black end-piece just to left of clip (can almost see in pic).
 ExtraFine
F-M
$350
2 3952
J
Black flat-top Duofold Senior. Single Cap-band. 1926-7. Spear feed. Proper Duofold nib. Lovely pen grading at least Excellent. Clean crisp trim. Clean plastic. Sharp Parker barrel imprint. A superb writer, with wet near-medium line. Scarcer as flat-top in black than in red. I'm tempted to take this with me to the hospital and make a user of it for the next year or so, as it writes the way I like to write.
 Excellent Medium (-)
$325
SOLD

3
3953
NB
Streamline Duofold Senior. "Red' (orange). 1929-early 1930s. Relatively uncommon in red in streamlined version. Excellent condition with clean trim and plastic. Smooth fine-point proper Duofold nib. On delay: Lower ring needs to be snugged a bit. Should b done by mid-January. Feel free to reserve or email me with questions.
Excellent
M $425
4 3954 M
Streamline Duofold Senior. Black. 1929-early 1930s. Fine+ condition. Clean trim barrel and cap. Sharp Parker imprint. Smooth huge fine-point proper Duofold nib.  Would grade Excellent but gripping section has some marks where someone once made a bad attempt to open it (shallow friction marks at distal edge). Had I time I'd replace the $20 section or spend an hour aggressively micromeshing it and then could charge $75 more.  Will let this go at discount though after I shellac the section snugly into place again.
Fine+ F
$225
5 3955 J
Junior flat-top red.  Cosmetic issues, though fully restored and working nicely. VG-Fine condition.  Clean trim. Good color. Superb writer with wet smooth fine-medium point. Howerver, there are scattered light divots in the plastic that represent treated toothies. Barrel imprint is quite light from the aggressive polish apparently done  to improve the barrel. Fully restored though of course.  A nice user without fatal flaws. The nib and cap alone are worth the sales price
VG
F-M $90


Modern Era Parker Duofold:
 International size. Flat-top and Streamilned

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Near-modern Parker Duofolds, both "flat top" and slightly later streamlined from the 1980s-1990s, channeling Parkers 1920s-1930s pens. These are from a large collection of Duofolds recently purchased. Most are lightly used.  I've flushed each pen well and ultrasounded the nib-section assemblies. All write quite nicely.  All include Parker converters.


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Condition
Nib: Price:  
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3991 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in green crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink.
Near Mint
 F
$225
SOLD
2 3992 Modern Duofold  fountain pen black-and-pearl
Near Mint F
$sold
3
3993 Modern Duofold treamlined in jet black. Roller ball
Near Mint
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$125
4 3994 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in burgundy crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Extra Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink. Near Mint  XF $250
5 3995 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in green crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Extra Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink. Near Mint XF $250
6 3996 Modern Duofold Roller Ball black-and-pearl
Near Mint
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$200


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Vintage Parker Duofold Junior 1920s-1930s Celluloid
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Parker's top tier pen from the 1920s-early 1930s. "Junior" indicates size not tier/quality. The Duofold Junior is same diameter as the Parker Vacumatic Standard (lockdown filler), thus a bit narrower and of course shorter than Duofold Senior. They still are chunky standard-diameter pens, of same girth as Vacumatic Standard (lockdown pens). Excellent entry-to-series pens, at < 1/2 cost of similar Senior but with functional size. All of these are Celluloid.


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Condition
Nib: Price  
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3948 k
Black Duofold Junior. Flat-top with single cap-band, 1926-7. Razor sharp Parker barrel imprint. Slight cap-band edge brassing and usual clip-ball prassing.  Kept from higher grade from shallow couple mm marks in cap made by prior pressure from clip ball having pushed against  cap in different positions. Nice firm typical fine-medium Duofold nib. slightly later comb feed. Good overall eye appeal and rock solid pen
Fine
 F-M
$120
2 3949 K
Orange Duofold Junior. Flat-top with double cap-band. 1928. Excellent condition. Clean trim and plastic. Sharp Parker imprint. Proper Duofold nib. Spear feed. Smooth firm typical Duofold fine+ point.
Exc Fine+ $145
sold
3
3950 K
Black Duofold Junior. Streamlined. 1929-1935. Fine+ condition with clean plastic, sharp Parker imprint, lovely propr Duofold nib which writes a fine-medium line. Partial cap-band brassing keeps it from higher formal grade.
Fine+
Fine-Med $125

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6 Near Modern Parker Duofolds
Large Centennials, including some LEss

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Large near-modern Parker Duofolds, some regular issue, some... not. Centennial models, both "flat top" and slightly later streamlined, evoking Parkers 1920s-1930s pens.


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Item # Details:
Condition
Nib: Price  
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3930 Black Centennial. Earlier "flat top" style. Includes hefty original Parker box and papers.  "83 Nib" which to my eye looks Medium+
Near Mint
 M+
$350
2 3931 Special Edition Mandarin Yellow streamlined Centennial. NM/Mint Condition. No boxes. Medium Point.
Near Mint M $685
sold
3
3932 Normal Rockwell Limited Edition Centennial. All proper with all paper/boxes (attache case, pamphlets, white outer sac, original shipping box, hallmarked gold gripping section rings). Medium Point. Mint.
Near Mint
 M $975
sold

4 3933 Greenwich Special Edition Centennial in black chased plastic (channeling the vintage chased hard rubber pens from the 1920s). "98" nib which seems a bit stubbish to me. Near Mint condition Near Mint stubbish
$575
sold
5 3934 True Blue streamlined Centennial,  short-run (special edition?) in Modernistic Blue plastic, channeling the original True Blue from the 1920s. Medium Point.
Near Mint M
$550
sold
6 3935 Black-and-Pearl Centennial, earlier "flat top" style. A classic from the 1980s which pays tribute to late 1920s Parkers. Medium Point
Mint F
$475


Pen 3884 :  Parker Streamlined Duofold Senior $495
Burgundy Celluloid. 1932-1934 or so

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Trim: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads Perfect
clarity: NA
Point: Fine Imprint: Fine Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $495
COMMENTS:  Parker's big Duofold from the streamlined era (1929-1934). This color iirc was intro'd around 1932. Clean pen and nice writer with firm fine point on the serial-numbered big Duofold nib. Plastic is clean. Imprint has some central lightness. Cap-bands are without dings or brassing. Clip has brassing on the "usual" spot only on the clip ball, which you can see in the photo.


The Tray 1003: Parker Original Duofold (1921-1935)
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COMMENTS:  The classic Duofold is a highly collectable fountain pen series. I grab them when I can, as they tend to be popular items on this website.  This tray offers a nice range of colors and nibs. The Jade set and the final Lapis in this tray have killer color. All of course are restored and carry the Vacumania 1 year function warranty.  The yellow pen has a killer nib, a double-broad stub.


LEFT to RIGHT
:
Tray
Slot
Item # Model/Color/Condition
Details
Nib: Price:  
1
3652 Streamline Senior. Black. Excellent
All around clean. Smooth for an extra fine point.
XF
$300
Sold
2 3653 Streamline Senior. Red. Fine Clean overall. Tiny bit of  cap-band edge brassing. 4mm very shallow ding in barrel plastic (? original defect). Noticeable only at certain angles. Parker arrow-style nib. Smooth writer, particularly for such a fine nib.
XF-F
$250
Sold
3 3654 Flat Top Senior. Red. Excellent
Classic collectible pen. Excellent all around.

$395
Sold
4 3655 Flat Top Junior. Mandarin Yellow. User-Grade.Special nib
Hairline crack (tight and unobtrusive) in cap-lip renders an otherwise Extra-Fine pen User Grade.  Name in barrel.  Coat-of-Arms Emblem on cap. Monster Nib: Double Broad Stub. A rare Duofold nib
BB
Stub

$275
Sold
5 3656 Flat Top Senior. Red. Extra-Fine
Clean overall. Tiny bit of  edge brassing on cap-bands. 2 small reddish stains (3mm each) on plastic to right of clip. Quite smooth fine-medium point, pushing full medium.
F-M
$225
Sold
6 3657 Flat Top Junior. Lapis Blue. Excellent
Barrel color a bit subdued. Cosmetically clean. Responsive fine+ nib, with a bit of sproing, borderline semi-flex (semi-semi-flex?)
F
$275
7 3658 Streamlined Senior. Red. Excellent+
The streamlined Senior in red is well more scarce than the earlier "Flat-Top" in that color. Clean pen.  Quiet smooth fine point.
F
$425
8-9 3659 Streamline Junior Set. Jade.Excellent+ 1-in-100 stunning and superb jade color, even the barrel threads. Later arrow-style Parker nib. Nice very fine point.
F-XF
$400
Sold
10 3660 Flat Top Junior. Lapis. Nearmint.
Stunning color, about the best I've ever owned. No brassing. Superb. Semi-Flex fine point (needs final adjustment)
F
$525



The tray 1008. Parker Original Duofold (1921-1935)
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COMMENTS:  Parker's original Duofold ran 1921-1935, likely with late production pieces even after that. Originally of hard rubber, production switched to Celluloid, evolving later from the traditional "Flat-Top" style  to "Streamline" in 1929. Classic high-quality pen from top-tier maker Parker.


Mid-late 1920's to 1930's Parker Duofold LEFT to RIGHT
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Tray
Slot
Item # Model/Color/Condition
Details
Nib: Price:  
1
3661 Vest Pocket. Moderne Black and Pearl. Excellent
Very clean cosmetic state. Barrel discoloration noted. Smooth fine point.
F
$285
2 3662 Vest Pocket. Jade. Fine.
Very clean trim. Obvious Jade discoloration. Imprint light at "Parker". Scattered light tooth marks throughout barrel. Fine to Fine-Med point.
F+
$180
3 3663 Flat Top Junior. Mandarin Yellow. Excellent
Excellent all around. Clean trim, imprint, color. Intact Mandarins are tough to find, as the plastic is fragile.
F-M
$450
4 3664 Flat Top Senior. Black. Double Cap-Band. Extra-Fine
Clean plastic. Smidge cap-band edge brassing. Imprint a bit light just at "Parker" (deferred for planned nib tweak)
F
$275
5 3665 Flat Top Senior. Black Hard Rubber. Medium-Imprint. Single Cap-Band. Fine condition
An early Duofold in hard rubber (pre-Celluloid). Has the medium imprint (larger than later style). Clean trim but faint maker's imprint (worn rubber). Clean overall look. Smooth fine-med point.
M
$275
Sold
6 3666 Streamline Senior. Black. Excellent
Clean all around.
F
$300
7 3667 Streamline Junior. Black Excellent all around. Only imperfection is a couple-millimeter brassing patch at right upper corner of clip. Very fine point, a bit dry writing.
XF
$165
8 3668 Vest Pocket. Burgundy. Excellent
Excellent all around. Clean trim, color, etc. Smooth fine-med point
F
$300
9 3669 Vest Pocket. Black. Fine
Minimal use with clean trim and deep maker's imprint. light nibbles all over reduces final grade. If I (or if you) have time, a bit of micromesh to cap and barrel likely can render this pen truly excellent. Extra Fine Point.
XF
$175
10 3670 Vest Pocket Pencil. Mandarin Yellow. Very Good
Clean Plastic. Faint Imprint. Brassing to cone (ferrule)

$125
Sold



Tray 1001: Modern Parker Duofold (1980's-current)
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COMMENTS:  Modern Duofold, initially with "Flat Top" styling later with  streamlined contour, evoked the classic 1921-1935 original Duofold. Fountain pens use cartridge/converter. FP's can be had in larger Centennial and smaller International form. Both, though, are chunky pens. A large range of finishes exist.  This tray offers both early and late variants of modern Duofold.


LEFT to RIGHT
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Tray
Slot
Item # Mode/Color
Details
Nib: Price:  
Top
3634
Pencil. Green Crushed Velvet finish.


$165
Top
3635
Pencil. Black-and-Pearl


$180
1
3636
International Fountain Pen. Early "Flat-Top" Style. Black and Pearl
2-tone Arrow nib.
Fine
$345
Sold
2
3637 International Fountain Pen:  Black and Pearl  Streamlined.  Banner/Arrow  style Nib Medium $315
3
3638 Roller Ball: Black and Pearl Streamlined

$250
4
3639 Centennial Fountain Pen: 100th Anniversary Crushed Velvet Blue. flat top. 18k nib, White-arrow-on-Yellow background. Has the special top plaque. This is not one of the 50-run pens with engraved cap-band.
Feed marked "83" for Broad Nib Broad $450
5
3640 Roller Ball Blue Mosaic.

$250
Sold
6
3641 Roller Ball Black. Streamlined.

$185
7
3642 Centennial Fountain Pen: Streamlined, Black.  Banner/Arrow nib Fine $395
Sold
8
3643 International Fountain Pen: Streamlined. "Reverse" Chrome-tone Trim. Banner/Arrow nib Fine $250
SOLD
9
3644 International Fountain Pen: Flat Top. Green Crushed Velvet Arrow Nib Fine $250
SOLD
10
3645
International Fountain Pen. Early "Flat Top" style.
2-Tone Arrow Nib
#87 Oblique
$365


Pen 3042 Sheaffer "Striped" Duofold BLACK SHADOW-WAVE  1940  $265  Deferred for nib tweak
Yes, the only Parker pen besides Vacumatic ever to feature this plastic. 1-year item.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc+
Point:  F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/16" 13.1 cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTS:  This one is a 1940 black Duofold Junior, the larger of the two pens that mark the entry level to vac-fill Duofolds from this era (cheaper Duofolds can be found as button fillers, and more expensive vac-fill pens also were made, albeit not in black in the latter case). It is a "first year" pen from the "striped" Duofold series, though this is the only one (save for opaque black button-fill pens) that lacks conventional stripes.

Black vac-fill Duofolds were made 1940 through perhaps mid 1942, when Junior was phased out. That end point will need to be better defined by observation of more pens. Those made from 1941 and later have typical distinct longitudinal stripes of barrel clarity. But, the 1940 pens have "Shadow Wave" transparency as shown above, a pattern explicitly catalogued only for Vacumatic, not Duofold.

Most black Shadow Wave Duofolds are rough things as most Junior Duofolds have poor preservation of cap-band gold-filled metal (a mm of brassing on a big cap band equals "edge brassing", while a mm of brassing on thin double bands equals "total brassing"). As barrel clarity on most celluloid Parkers suffers severe ambering, most pens of this sort tend to have an unimpressive appearance. To find clean trim and good clarity on a black Duofold Junior (or smaller Sub-Deb) is a grand thing indeed.

This one is in the top five I've handled in ten years. Keep in mind it is not a "brown" Shadow Wave. Those stripes you see are not brown/black variegation, but mark a black pen with transparency showing up as golden color. The gold-filled trim is superb. Manufacturer's imprint is sharp. One superficial mark to plastic above imprint.  Responsive (verging on semi-flex) fine-medium point.

Pen 3001-S  Parker "Striped" Duofold Senior 1945  $240
 Green/Gold Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: Exc
Point:  nearly full Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $240
COMMENTSSenior is  the  largest model of striped Duofold. The series ran from 1940-1948. As large as a Slender Maxima Parker  Vacumatic,  it employs the Vac's filling system.  The Duofold is a high quality pen which  features the marbled-striped celluloid on a pen which essentially is a Parker Vacumatic. More than 100 variants can be identified.  Vacumania actively collects the striped Duofold series.

Pen 2866-M Parker Duofold  Junior Streamline. ~1930   $135
Moderne Green Pearl

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color: VG-F CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 4 1/2" 11cm
PRICE: $135
COMMENTSA "less common" Streamline Duofold Color. Barrel Ambered, obviously. Cap color Excellent. No cracks, something to which this color is prone. Bottom cap ring has partial brassing as does clip ball. 

Pen 2316 Parker Streamline Duofold Juniorette Pencil $65
Moderne Black and Pearl. Excellent Color

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Mechanism  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   NA Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $65 
COMMENTS:  Very clean pencil Excellent color. Uses 1.1mm lead. Needs Eraser

Pen 1136 Parker Vacumatic Streamline "Vest Pocket" model in Black/Pearl Celluloid $295
Overall Grade:  Excellent Trim:  Exc Color:  Modest barrel ambering noted CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads: Perfect Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Imprint:  complete and very good Size: Teeny Tiny PRICE: $295
COMMENTS:  In pendom, size might matter, but bigger is not *always* better than smaller. The extra-small vest pocket Duofold is a model in high demand, well more valuable than middle sized pens, and giving the big-guy a run for the money. This is a charming pen. As you can see, the color on the barrel is not perfect, due to sac/ink fumes, whilst the cap color is superb. Overall excellent cosmetic condition. A nice collector's pen.

Pen 1913 Parker Striped Duofold Desk Pen 1941
Green-Gold Celluloid  $225

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc "V" nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Smooth F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 7 1/2"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSThe dedicated Parker striped Duofold desk pen is far less common than ais the  Parker Vacumatic desk pen- itself not so common. I've probably seen or handled  ten during the last 9 years.  This one has the blue-diamond barrel band and the correct "V" nib. It has a 1942+ plastic filler unit.  A nice find for the serious collector of striped Duofold.

Pen 2365M Parker striped Duofold Senior   $225
Blue-Gray Celluloid

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: XF-F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $225
COMMENTS:  This Senior represents the  largest model of striped duofold. The series ran from 1940-1948. As large as a Slender Maxima Parker  Vacumatic,  it employs the Vac's filling system.  The Duofold is a high quality pen which  features the marbled-striped celluloid on a pen which essentially is a Parker Vacumatic. More than 100 variants can be identified.  I actively collect the striped Duofold series.

A strict color hierarchy does not exist for the stripers, but my experience is that the blue-gray is the least frequently encountered color amongst the three colors found in most models. This one has sharp imprint, clean trim, occasional mark on plastic  and a quite fine yet smooth point point.  I will need to have the ink-flow increased  a bit before shipping, based on "final" testing, when i prepped this website update.

Pen 1789 Parker striped Duofold Major Set. Green-gold Celluloid 1940
Barrels have been personalized  $225

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc barrels are personalized
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  The Duofold Major (yes, Major) was the most expensive of the non blue diamond striped Duofolds and is a medium size pen. The barley-band is particularly appealing. This one is a vac-filler (there are button fill striped Duofolds out there) and is an early style double jewel pens. This model commonly seen than the Senior. A crisp excellent set with barrels stamped, "Eugene B. Mackey:

Pen 1892 Parker Duofold Senior. 2nd Generation.  1944
Dusty Rose Celluloid  $235

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $235 
COMMENTS:  This Senior represents the  largest model of striped duofold. The series ran from 1940-1948. As large as a Slender Maxima Parker  Vacumatic,  it employs the Vac's filling system.  The Duofold is a high quality pen which  features the marbled-striped celluloid on a pen which essentially is a Parker Vacumatic. More than 100 variants can be identified.  Vacumania actively collects the striped Duofold series.

Excellent condition with nice color and clarity.

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