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Welcome to the Parker Vacumatic 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 $10 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $35-$50



Fresh Stock March 2018


Pen 4111 NB   1950s Parker Vacumatic "Jeweler's Band" 3rd size $330 SOLD
Azure Blue Celluloid. Standard Size. Superb Example.

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect

Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber-yellow

Point: Responsive Fine Imprint:  Superb
Size 5 1/8" 13cm PRICE: $330
COMMENTS: I can't do the whole "Jeweler's Cap-Band" lecture here. Briefly...  Off-catalogue wide/lined cap-band. 2nd Generation generally 1939-41. Factory original despite the name. Relatively uncommon at least, some frankly rare. Four sizes, bracketed by Oversized and Slender, with two lengths of Standard in the middle.  This one is the standard-length, standard-diameter (the 3rd size from top), the same as the better known third-generation Major and Junior both. 5 1/8", 13cm. Azure Blue Celluloid. The blue Jeweler-band pens do not turn up often and should carry more of a premium, but esoterica only goes so far.  Gem condition for the pen. Particularly rich blue color. Great maker's imprint. Clean plastic and trim. Nice fine point that gives slight shading with pressure due to increased ink flow (no real tine separation as with flex nibs). I'm sure I've seen in this color/size  at least a dozen, perhaps two, the past twenty years, and this is near the top of the pack for condition.

The pencil is a toss-in. Exposed to light and/or overpolishing it has some rippling (texture) bertween black and blue lines. It's offered gratis to keep the set complete (I'd charge same for pen alone)


Pen 4116 K:   Parker Vacumatic Oversize  $650 SOLD
The largest first generation model

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Extra Fine

Point: Fine  Imprint:  Exc
Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $650 SOLD
COMMENTS: The large 1st-Gen pens turn up well less often than the later Senior Maxima. Silver Pearl is hard to find clean. This one pops.


Pen  4061 Parker Vacumatic Oversize, Holy Water Sprinkler  $1000
Black Celluloid. !938. Rare

Overall: Extra Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc

Point: NA Imprint:  Fine
Size: 5 3/8", 13.6 cm
PRICE: $1000
COMMENTS: Parker offered Holy Water Sprinklers and Thermometer cases to match its pens, though in limited fashion, with limited catalogue appearances and with limited color palette. The Sprinkler at heart is a first generation Oversize Vacumatic, with specail front end. This one is fully marked as a Sprinkler and has 1938 date code. It is personalized (as are most of   the few I've seen) "RT REV  E. E. Willett".  These are scarce. I've seen perhaps 5 during twenty years collecting. I've never managed to own the also-catalogued Emerald Pearl version. I have one in my own collection and this one is the second I've owned, though I've owned it twice, having recently purchased it from a collector who had bought it from me back in 2005. This is but the second time I've offered a Vac Sprinkler for sale.  It grades Extra Fine, as the bottom of the three cap-bands is brassed. Nice imprint. Great clarity (no shock, given not ever filled with ink).   This one is UNRESTORED, as I never really saw it as something that would be regularly used. I can have it properly saced for $35 and bit of delay in delivery, if you want.


Pen 4115:  Parker Vacumatic Senior  $700 SOLD
Scarce and desirable model in quite nice condition.

Overall Grade: Ecellent
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: amber bright

Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc
Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $700 SOLD
COMMENTS: With about a year run in 1936, introduced as essentially a Slender Oversize, It was the only Vac to feature a wide middle cap-ring.  Seniors are hard to find with proper parts and in nice shape. Standard barrels and standard nibs sometimes are found mixed in with Senior parts.  By now you shoul dknow my rant about Silver Pearl Celluloid. It often underprices other colors as it tends to show discoloration more than other colors and its associated chrome plated-trim does not handle wear as well as does the gold-filled trim on other colors. However, gems really pop and do command premium. This is one of the nices Silver Pearl Seniors I've handled. The parts are proper, the trim is clean, etc.


Pen 4050 NB: Parker Vacuum-Filler (pre-Vacumatic) 1933   $435
Standard Size. Black Celluloid

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine
Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/16" 13.1 cm
PRICE: $435
COMMENTS: For a few months, in late 1932-mid 1933, before there was "Vacumatic", there was the Parker Vacuum-Filler. These early Vacs are far more scarce than most Vacumatic-marked pens and are sought by those who collect Vacumatic in serious fashion. Not as much bling as a striped Maxima, but more powerful in many ways to those who know. Most of these are found quite worn. This one is far better than average

It has the proper early two-tone "feather together" nib, with excellent mirror finish remaining. Imprint overall is sharp, unlike most, with hint of lightness at "made". The partial fill for the photo underrepresents the quality of the imprint.  Clip and cap-bands are clean. Blind cap ring (tassie) has high point edge brassing. a couple light marks here and there on barrel. A pen worthy of a serious collection.  This one writes a nice wet fine-medium firm line.


Pen 4041  1941 Parker Vacumatic Senior Maxima  $415
2nd Generation Double Jewel. Jet Black Celluloid

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Superb .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Extra Fine
Threads: Perfect clarity: None left

Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc
Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $415
COMMENTS: Senior Maxima was the big Vacumatic during the 2nd and 3rd generations (1937-1948). Full 9/16" across cap-lip. This one is in nice shape overall and has great eye appeal. It also is a smoother writer, laying down a typical Vacumatic fine-medium line. Trim is very clean. Imprint is sharp. There really is no barrel transparency left, so pen appears more or less opaque. Nib is monotone with 1951 date code, a classic in-plant Parker replacement nib (I have a hoard of about 30 of them from a recent estate auction in Janesville).  Clean Max without breaking the bank


Pen 4038 Parker Vacumatic Streamline Standard, 1939   $275
Well known off-catalogue variant. Size/contour of Major but with earlier style triple cap-band
Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine
Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Bright Orange

Point: FLEX Fine-to-Broad+ Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 5/6" 13.5 cm
PRICE: $275
COMMENTS:1939 (2nd Generation) Double Jewel Vacumatic from Parker's Canadian plant with some nice features. The Streamline Standard is a well known though off-catalogue model that has the contour and size of the double jewel Major, but which has triple cap-band generally found with 1st generation pens. It is well more scarce than Major. This one has the tight cap-band pattern often seen with Canadian pens. Cleean pen with nice plastic, tirm, transparency and imprint, with a edge brassing on the tassie (trim at very bottom of pen).  Monotone Canadian nib is sweet, with full flex seen more often with Canadian Vacs than with those of USA origin, but which still is uncommon. Writes a smooth line from fine to Broad+


Pen 4069   Parker Vacumatic "Long" Major. Early 1939   $215 SOLD
Double Jewel, Second Generation

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

Point: Extra Fine Imprint:  Exc
Size 5 3/8" 13.6 cm PRICE: $215
COMMENTS: 2nd generation Double jewel Vacumatic Major is a step up in both cachet and rarity from the later single jewel version.  This one has the long cap and barrel found late 1938-1942 (DJ pens ran 1937-1941). Clean pen with no brassing, sound early 1939 imprint (the one quarter when three different clips can be properly found) and moderate ruby-red transparency. Nib writes an extra fine line. **Note that the  nib is monotone vs the expected two-tone, and while date code for nib is buried in the gripping section, this likely is a later (mid 1940s) nib.


Pen 4058  Parker Vacumatic standard-size Junior. 1941.  $195
2nd Generation. Double Jewel. Jet Black Celluloid

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber

Point: Med+ Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $195
COMMENTS:  Nice feature set.  Junior was a standard-diameter pen, but (during the Diamond era) lacked the Blue Diamond clip, had a double-thin cap-band instead of the deco wide band of Major, and cost $5 instead of $8.75.  Double jewel Junior pens with conventional stripes are a bit less common than m any realize. The typical striped plastic was introduced to the Junior line only during 1939, and the double jewel feature went bye-bye at the end of 1941. This one is all proper, with 1941 date code and with metal "speedline" filling-unit. Trim and plastic are very clean.

Nib gets an asterisk. It is clean and has proper 1941 code as well. It was writing too dryly so I opened up the tines a bit. Had that not worked, I would have sent the pen to one of my restorer pals.  A slight tine gap can be seen now, but... the pen is writing a wet and wild medium+ line now, requiring nearly no hand pressure. It's a joy. I'm not messing with it further. If needed, a nib guy could snug up the point while resetting it so it wouldn't return to being too dry.  I don't think it's necessary. This was a happy somatic mutation. If you grab this and don't like it, I'll subsidize the nib adjustment.


Pen 4040 Parker Vacumatic Double Jewel Major  $255 SOLD
 
Semi-Flex nib. Canadian

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Bright orange-yellow

Point: Fine SemiFlex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 12.6 cm
PRICE: $255
COMMENTS: Canadian Vacs maintained 2nd Generation features a bit longer than USA made pens. This one is dated late 1942. Long Major with mirror-quality two-tone semi flex nib with nice line variation. Metal "speedline" filler. Clean pen.



Pen 4069   1942 Parker Vacumatic "Long Major" 3rd Generation  $175
An interesting if esoteric variant made < 1 year.

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: VG*
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber

Point: Fine  Imprint:  Exc
Size 5 5/16" 13.5 cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS: Vacumatic collecting offers layers and layers to explore. This one is a somewhat esoteric variant, slightly different from what came immediately before and after its short run. It's not a catalogued model, just a tweak on the long-running Major. The double jewel Major ran 1937-1941, the pens from late 1938-1941 a bit longer in cap and barrel than what ran just before. The single jewel era ran 1942-1948 in the USA and most Majors found are the same length as the Junior (presumably to save cost in having different length pens). What some don't know is that the earliest of the 1942 single jewel majors (early-mid 1942 at least) maintained the longer cap and barrel found with the 1939-1941 DJ pens.  The earliest of the SJ Majors (third generation) even had metal filling unit still, striped (when appropriate) top jewel and two -tone nib. This  black Major has two tone nib and mid-1942 date code. Both cap and barrel are "long". These turn up perhaps 1 per 50 typical single jewel Major

Overall clean pen. It writes a smooth and pleasant fine line, but the nib does not grade excellent. There is shallow ding at center, shown in pic.  Does not affect function. Not  a crack. A nib repairman likely could get the ding out with a nib block. For that matter, I have spare two tone nibs. But this is how I found the pen when doing this update, and I will let it be. I've knocked down price from the $240 I offered my last example of this sort years ago, giving you room for new nib or nib work if you seek that down the pike.


Pen 4039 k:  1946 Parker Vacumatic Junior (standard size pen). Mint. Flex : $315

Overall Grade: Mint/Nearmint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM/M
Threads: Perfect clarity: Water clear

Point: Full Flex, Fine-Med to BB Imprint:  Superb Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $315
COMMENTS:  Standard size Vac Junior (double cap-band, non Blue Diamond Clip). As mint condition with original price stickers. When is the last time you saw a USA_made stickered Flex nib Vacumatic?  Fully restored of course.


Pen 4075z  Parker Vacumatic Major, 3rd generation  $215 SOLD
Mid 1948.  Black Celluloid. As-Mint Condition

Overall Grade: As-mint
Metal: Superb Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Medium Imprint:  Superb
Size 5 1/8"  12.9  cm PRICE: $215
COMMENTS: Ah, the third generation Vacumatic Major. It and the standard-size Junior likely are the entry-to-hobby pens for many Vac collectors. They offer good size and affordable price. The Major was the high-line pen with Blue Diamond clip and wide cap-band. This one dates to mid 1948, the end of the run.  It is superb, in as-mint condition with superb barrel clarity and with a big blob of iridium, writing a medium line. If you want one that looks like it just left the factory... (polish)


Pen 4015a, 4015b, 4015c   A trio of Burgundy Parker Vacumatics  $180- $615

COMMENTS: Clean Burgundy 2nd Generation Double Jewel Vacumatics grow less easy to find. Here's a nice spread

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Left:  4015a (K): Vacumatic Debutante $185 The slender size, high-line, second generation pen, 1938-41. 4.75" 12-ish cm long. This one has late 1838 date code (around time of introduction) and appropriate split-feather clip the only high-line Vac made in the USA to have sported this style. The double jewels both are striped as is the gripping section (section and blind cap jewel stripes would go bye bye a few months later in 1939). This one grades more or less Excellent. Superb color, trim and imprint. Proper metal ("speedline") non-locking filler pump. Excellent barrel transparency. Nice mirror finish to the two tone nib. The only negative is that the cap at this point closes in "short throw" fashion, turning just about a quarter circle before closing. It is straight and closes firmly, but most Vac caps turn a bit more before locking. Typical firm-Fine writing point. Nice smooth writer and well above average condition. Priced down a bit d/t the short throw cap closure.  $185 SOLD
Middle: 4015b (K) Vacumatic Major : $375: The standard size high-line pen from 2nd and 3rd generation, the double jewel 2nd gen pen ran 1937-1941 with hefty evolution of features during that time.  5 3/8" 13.6cm.  This one is all proper. With 1940 barrel and nib date codes it has proper blue diamond clip, striped top jewel, two-tone gold nib, metal non-locking ("speedline") plunger. The black gripping section is found after early-mid 1939. The bottom jewel looks black but isn't. In good light you will see it has concentric circles of red and burgundy. By mid 1939 Parker stopped putting proper jewel in bottom, instead carving blind cap to a point and press fitting a tassie (gold ring). What looks like a jewel is in fact the blind cap end shaped like a jewel. We call this a 'pseudojewel". Again, all proper for year. 

This one is lovely. Excellent+ condition. Great color. Mirror finish to two tone nib, clean trim free of brassing, and razor sharp manufacturer's imprint. Transparency of the barrel is moderate. Collector grade with no apologies and  with nice-writing firm fine point.
$375
Right: 4015c (NB) Vacumatic Senior Maxima : $615: This is the big (oversized) 2nd Generation Vacumatic, relatively uncommon in Burgundy Pearl. 5 3/8" 13.6cm and fat.  With late 1939 date code, it has the expected Blue Diamond clip,  black gripping section and metal non-locking ("speedline") filler pump.  A bonus of sorts is presence of a striped bottom jewel, which generally had given way to the black-ish pseudojewel by late 1939. The nib is monotone and likely later issue, but of proper size of course (no date code visible on it to formally date).

Nice condition though not full-blown Excellent. Let's say Extra Fine.  Nice color. Trace high point brassing of gold-filled trim only on the tassie (bottom ring at butt of pen). Complete manufacturer's imprint and date code on barrel though not razor sharp. Minimal barrel transparency. Couple light use marks here and there on plastic.  Well better than average. Writes a nice firm-fine line,  
$615


Pen 4035  Parker Vacumatic Standard Pencil, Burgundy Pearl  $125
Early within the 1st Generation, late 1933-mid 1934

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads: Exc clarity: NA
Point: XNA Imprint:  Exc Size: 5",  12.8 cm
PRICE: $125
COMMENTS:This is an early Vacumatic Standard pencil, 1st generation, in Burgundy Pearl. It is early even within that generation with several characteristic findings. It has the long ferrule (nose cone) that would be smaller in later pencils. Still, it has the typical center-twist mechanism, which means it is not an even earlier pencil to match the pre-Vacumatic Parker Vacuum-Filler pen. The clip has the short stack (at top) with arrow-on-arrow fat clip ball.  This pen can be paired with any first generation Standard, but is a best fit for 1933-1934 pens, either scarce early opaque or typical transparent version.   Clean pencil with clean trim, color and imprint. 


Pen 4014a and 4014b  Two Parker Vacumatic Slender, Burgundy Pearl Celluloid  $250-275

COMMENTS: A pair of Parker Vacumatic Slender (Slender literally was the model name) pens.  Parker's Vacumatic ran 1933-1948 in the USA and is the core series found in my personal collection. I've always been fond of the First Generation pens (roughly 1933-1938) that feature the lockdown filler, short blind cap, feather clip and simple thin smooth cap-bands (three on high line, two on economy line pens). Burgundy is the color of greatest collector cachet for first gen pens.  These tw0 early pens have the expected high-line features: striped end jewels, striped gripping section, and two tone gold nib. Both are quite nice. Slender was the smallest model, a thin and comfortable pen measuring 4.75" / 12 cm or so. '

Both are nice. One is a bit cleaner. One sports a special nib. Pick yer poison...
4014a(K) Left/Lower: Excellent+ condition with particularly rich fuschia/magenta color. Third Quarter 1937 date code. Superb trim free of brassing. Razor sharp manufacaturer's imprint. Moderate or better amber barrel transparency. Mirror finish to the two tone nib which has an extra fine point. Crisp two tone end jewels. The sort of condition I like to add to my own collection. Nice writer too. $250
4014b(K)Right/Upper: Extra Fine Condition but blessed with "Monster Nib":  Second quarter 1937 date code. Compared to the first pen, this one has slighly more subdued color, leaning more toward pink rather than rich magenta. Decent amber barrel clarity still is present. Imprint is complete and sound. Trim is very clean, again wtihout brassing. Two tone nib shows light wear. Proper two tone nib, striped gripping section and striped jewels are present. Monster Nib. The USA-made pen packs a one-in-fifty (one-in-hundred), flexy medium point that can flex to broad+. It "sings" as it writes and is very responsive. A most unusual nib for USA-made Vacs. The pen overall has more wear than the pen at left, but is still well better than average. The special nib adds serious cachet. $250 SOLD


Pen 3881 J:  Parker Vacumatic Imperial  $1085 SOLD
The larger size  Imperial. Golden Pearl Celluloid. Superb Condition

Overall Grade: Exc
Trim: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads Perfect
clarity: Fine (bright amber)

Point: Fine-Med Imprint: Exc+
Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $1085
COMMENTS:  Near the top of the Vacumatic food chain rests the Imperial family, offered 1940-41 in the USA, blending features of the long running Vacumatic with the soon-to-be-released "51".  these are hard to find clean and this one is great. Excellent color. Clean contour and imprint. Proper two tone "Slender Maxima nib. Clean cap with no dents, no scratches, no engravings. Cap closes straight and true onto barrel.


Pen 3887 :  Parker Vacumatic Standard. Scarce "Ripley Variant. $825 SOLD
Late 1933. An "advanced" Vacumatic

Overall Grade: Fine*
Trim: Extra Fine Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads So so
clarity: Exc
Plastic: some stress lines/chippage at top of cap
Point: Fine Imprint: Extra Fine
Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $825
COMMENTS:  Too much background to offer here in detail. You likely can find more by doing a "ripley" search at Fountain Pen Board. This is likely a mid-late 1933 product, around time Vacuum-Filler gave way to Vacumatic, and pens are found with both imprints. The plastic is not the usual burgundy.  This is the (in)famous blue/red cap-plastic, with clear/red barrel, with wider-than-typical stripes. Seen in one add citing "Ripley's Believe it or Not", collectors tend to call it the Ripley Vacumatic, not for any ripples in the cap plastic pattern.  Black blind cap is proper. This is an advanced variant that offers signficant condition challenges in general, as the plastic is physically and chemically fragile. Many pens turn up with the tops of the caps wholly gone, crystalized nigh unto powder.

This one is relatively sound, but it has a few issues. The good is that the barrel is very nice, with excellent transparency, strong "Parker Vacumatic" imprint, and clean plastic. Cap rings are clean. Edge brassing can be seen on tassie (bottom ring at butt of pen) and on clip ring. The cap closes only about 1/8 turn on barrel and with a grumble, but it holds and rests completely straight on the barrel.  The clip is a later Vacumatic clip probably from 1937 or so, while the pen of course is earlier. You can see slight chipping where the clip ring meets  cap, but the clip at least is frm and tight on the cap.  There are a couple tiny stress lines radiating a millimeter or so down the cap. I dare not try to swap the clip for the proper earlier one (I have some spares) as I fear the stress of trying to remove the jewel would shatter the cap top. These are that fragile. I've owned this one about 8 years, and the lesions at very top of cap have been stable. This one is not perfect, but it is well better than average... and I've got it priced 60-70% of a gem.  I've owned about 6 of these total, and had two gems die in a restorer's barn fire. Selling this one reduces me to one nice one with each imprint and one spare with a cap-top repair.


Pen 3109 S:  Parker Vacumatic "late" 3rd Generation  1952 Canadian
Burgundy Celluloid   $275

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Fine
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb
Point: Fine Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $275
COMMENTS Burgundy Pearl last appeared in USA Parker catalogues in 1940, though 1941 pens are both well known and prevalent, and even rare (I've seen 4 total in ten years hunting) first quarter 1942 single jewel "long" Major and "long" streamlined Standard are known.  Most collectors thus figure their single jewel collections will comprise 5 colors not 6. However, Parker continued Vacumatic production in Canada until 1953, not stopping in 1948 as in the USA. Pens after 1948 of course lack the blue diamond, even in models that once had it.

By 1950 Parker created a new 2-digit date code (lopping off the "19" from 195x for the year, stamping the final two digits of the actual year to serve as date code).  Canada in 1950 reintroduced Burgundy. While these late Vacs thus had some style tweaks relative to most 3rd generation pens, it is thus possible to add red Vacs to one's collection of 3rd Gen Vac Major and Debutante (I know of know Maximas produced this late, in any color), by embracing this late Canadian finding.

Many late Canadian pens, often returning to the USA from southern continents, are heavily worn and rather sun-fried.  This one is quite nice. Superb color and superb barrel clarity (poorly shown in the pic), the trim is free of brassing.  Imprint well better than average, still  a bit light here and there. Fine Point.


Pen 2897-WD Parker Vacumatic 3rd Generation Major 1944   $165 (Available shortly pending jewel adjustment)
Azure Blue Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal:  Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: perfect clarity: PENDING
Point lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  Third Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost. Very clean pen. Wet very smooth medium point.


More Vacs.  Golden  Pearl


Pen 1752 Parker Vacumatic Junior Debutante. Double Jewel 1939
The 2nd Generation Short Shadow-Wave in Golden pearl Celluloid  $185

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Fine-Med Imprint:  Fine Size: 4 5/8"
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  Shadow-Wave is a pattern, not a model. It appears on various econo-line models from late 1937 probably through 1943. This one is a 2nd Generation Junior Debutante from 1939. All correct. Nice writer. Nice shape.


Pen 3166 Parker Vacumatic Major $ 195 DETAILS PENDING
Golden Pearl Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc
Point: F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $ 195
COMMENTS Double Jewel 2nd Generation saw frantic evolution. This is the final iteration of the 1937-1941 pen.



Pen 2281 Parker Vacumatic 2nd Generation Junior $190 (slight delay for jewel adjustment)
Double Jewel. Golden Pearl Celluloid. "Speedline Filler" 1940

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8cm
PRICE: $190 
COMMENTS:  The double jewel 2nd generation Junior was the first Junior to feature the well known striped Vacumatic plastic.  This one as crisp. Excellent trim and plastic. Nice eye appeal. Nice writer.


Pen 2535 Parker Vacumatic 3rd Generation Major 1944 $160  (slight delay for jewel adjustment)
 Golden Pearl Celluloid.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Exc clarity:  Modest amber
Point:  XF Imprint: Fine Size 5 1/8" 13 cm PRICE: $160
COMMENTS:  Third Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost. This one packs a really fine point.


Pen 2997-S  Parker Vacumatic 3rd Gen Golden Pearl  1945  $150  (delay for re-polishing)
Uncommon Seamed Barrel Plastic found on some late 1945-early 1946 pens

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine.
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: minimal red
Point: F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $150
COMMENTSThird Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost The seamed barrel plastic found on this one is a bit of an esoteric variation from the norm, well known though  to those who know.


Pen 3010-S  Parker Vacumatic Major. 3rd Gen. Golden Pearl  $175
Pearl Uncommon Seamed Plastic (cap AND barrel) 3rd quarter 1945

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber
Point: F-M smooth Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTSThird Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost.  Seamed plastic seems to crop up mid 1945-early 1946, often just on cap or barrel.  Appears to represent a trial with new process to making the rod stock. Uncommon if esoteric variant. Less common still  to find with both parts seamed.  Nice smooth fine-medium point.   


Pen 3214 JB:  Parker Vacumatic Major 3rd Generation 1946 $140
Golden Pearl Celluloid

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: mild Red
Point: Fine Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $140
COMMENTS: 3rd Generation Major and Junior offer nice combination of good size and reasonable price, making for popular "first Vac" status.  Clean trim, color and imprint.  Nice writer.


Pen 2988-S  Parker Vacumatic 1946 Golden Pearl $115  (Ships Late July)

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Exc clarity:  Moderate Red Plastic: Fine
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $115
COMMENTSThird Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost.   Nice pen with some light toothmarks in the blind cap.


Pen 2999-S  Parker Vacumatic 3rd Gen. Golden Pearl 1945 $130

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: minimal Red
Point: M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $130
COMMENTSThird Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost. Couple light marks to blind cap.  This one packs a nice  full medium nib.


More Vacs.  Jet Black celluloid
(includes some interesting variants)



Pen 1571 Parker Vacumatic Junior (larger model)
1st Generation. 1937. "Reticulated Lines" pattern  $285 

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Very clean
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Clarity:  Moderate amber

Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Exc Size:  4 7/8" PRICE: $285
COMMENTS:    A very nice example of this two-year pattern. The trim is superb, better than most of this sort. The tranparency is readily apparent when pen is held to light, and has an amber-red cast, not nearmint white-yellow. 


Pen 3014-S  Parker Vacumatic Junior 2nd Gen  1939   $225 (delay for nib tweak)
Jet-Black Shadow-Wave. Excellent Barrel Clarity

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Excellent
Point:   (pending) Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $225
COMMENTSShadow-Wave WAS made in black. Most seem opaque due to loss of shadow-wave clarity and of course the cap and blind cap ARE opaque. A 2nd Generation Double Jewel pen with of course the post-early-1939 "pseudo-jewel" construction to the blind cap.  Very clean trim and excellent clarity woefully underestimated in the photo above. This one has bright yellow clarity.  I will fit it with a nib shortly, likely a typical fine-medium point. 


Pen 2540 Parker Vacuamtic 3rd Generation Major  $195  
Jet Black Celluloid. 1942. A "First Year" third generation Variant

Overall Grade: Extrafine
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity: Rich Ruby
Point:  Fine-Med  Twotone Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 5 5/16" 13.6cm
PRICE: $195
COMMENTSThird Generation Vacumatic Major and Junior are popular entry-to-series pens, providing good size at reasonable cost.  Often ignored is the subtle variant seen with the roughly first year of production for the third generation. These pens continued the longer rod stock of the 2nd generation and only slowly gave up the "luxury" features found before.  This one has chromed metal filler unit and had two tone nib. It has the longer early-type rod stock both cap and barrel. Nib packs "2" imprint. Barrel imprint is sound save for "made in USA" and the date code pretty well gone. Clarity, whilst ambered, is well better than the top-lit photo shows. 


Pen 1878 Parker Vacumatic Standard. 1st Generation 1933-34
Uncommon "Longitudinal Windows" Celluloid  $315  

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Superb
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $315 
COMMENTSA pre-date code, first year first generation Vacumatic Standard. Longitudinal Windows (Vertical transparency stripes)  plastic is found in early first generation Vacs and is not the same plastic as the occasionally seen 1941 Vacumatic in striped Duofold plastic.  This one is a primo example. Obviously, it has a personal name in barrel, "Clarence A. Donner".  Trim is clean. Clarity is superb. Manufacturer's imprint is excellent.  A Vac for he whose seeks that which is not ordinary :-)


More Vacs.  Silver Pearl


Pen 3588 M:  Parker Vacumatic Junior $295
Mottled Silver Pearl Celluloid with Reverse Trim (Off Catalogue Finding)

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity :NA
Point: XF-F Imprint: Exc Size: 4 7/8" 12.3cm PRICE: $295
COMMENTS Parker catalogued its gray (Silver Pearl) pens with chrome-plated (white) trim. Fairly rare pieces turn up with the trim found on all other colors, gold-filled.  These reverse-trim pens are sought by advanced collectors.  In my nearly 15 years collecting Vacs, I doubt I've seen even  twenty five in gray, counting the 100+ pen shows and all that pen hunting.  Amongst those the mottled Junior likely is the most common I've seen at least five of them)  Excellent condition with clean unbrassed trim and with nice color and imprint.  The barrel has been personalized "Alfred Goodell".  A pen for serious Vac collectors.


Pen 1764 Parker Vacumatic 1st Generation Junior
Mottled Silver Celluloid. Excellent clarity. Larger Size Junior
  $225

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  superb barrel is personalized
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 5/6"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:   Today often bedeviled by heavy ambering and wear to that unpolishable white trim, the collector does not have an easy job finding crisp early mottled Vacumatic Juniors.  But, when found, they make a for pleasant acquisitions.  This one is a gem in all respects.  Obviously, a bold but neat personal name has been engraved in the barrel, "JS Kapadia". This impacts value, but not condition. A nice writer with plump medium nib.

Pen 1620 Parker Vacumatic 1st Generation Junior 1936
Silver Pearl with "Reverse" Trim  $225


Overall Grade: G-VG
Metal: VG Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG Threads:  perfect clarity:    Amber-red

Point:  Firm Fine
Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 7/8"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSSilver-Pearl Vacs feature chrome-tone trim... except for the very occasional uncatalogued "reverse" trim pen, which has goldfilled trim on silver pearl plastics. My personal collection- after 8 years of hunting these- features about 10 pens total from all Vacdom.

This one is an intact, though imperfect example. The goldfilled capbands are brassed, though enough spots of original gold is present to show this was never a white-trim pen. Clip and tassie are much better- it is not uncommon for those thin capbands to take selective wear. The blind cap alignment is a smidge off. Tranparency is pretty good with large swaths of reddened transparency. Imprint is excellent. A very unusual vac markedly discounted vs an excellent example


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
Contact: isaacson@frontiernet.net