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The Tray 1009. A whole frakkin' tray of Parker striped (1940-1948) Senior Duofolds.
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COMMENTS:  Parker 1940's striped Duofold. All offered in this lot are Seniors; Senior was the largest and most expensive model offered. First Generation  double-jewel pens have the triple cap-band and bland "Parker Pen" nib markings. 2nd Generation pens starting mid-1942 have the chevron-pattern "V" nib. 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.


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Tray
Slot
Item # Color/Generation/Year/Condition
Details
Nib: Price:  
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3671 Green/Gold, 2nd Generation, 1945, Excellent+
Great color and excellent transparency. Bonus of original price stickers. Remarkably smooth Extra Fine point, nice line. (most XF nibs tend to be a bit scratchy. Not this one)
XF
$260
SOLD
1 3672 Green/Gold,  2nd Generation, 1943/Extra Fine Bonus of a two-tone "V" nib. Color is a bit subdued. Nice barrel transparency. Smooth writer.
F $230
2 3673 Green/Gold 2nd Generation, 1945, Near Mint Stunner. Near Mint barrel clarity, great color, residual of price sticker still on cap. A gem.
XF
$275
SOLD
3-4 3674 Dusty Rose 2nd Generation Set, late 1943. Near Mint.
Remarkable set. Blast-white barrel transparency. Great color and imprint. Two tone V-nib (a scarce finidng) in superb condition. Smooth writer
F
$335
SOLD
5 3675 Blue/Gray 2nd Generation, 1944. Excellent
Nearmint barrel clarity. Clean trim and imprint. Blue color is a bit subdued. While no color carries bonus in this series, I find the blue/gray pens to turn up least frequently. Smooth writer.
F
$225
SOLD
6 3676 Green/Gold 2nd Generation, 1944, NM
Nearmint barrel clarity. Great color and trim. Nice wet line, fine-medium.
F-M
$250
SOLD
7-8 3677 Green/Gold 1st Generation Set, 1941, Excellent
Excellent color/trim. Ambered but bright barrel transparency. Classic 1st-quarter 1941 upside down date code. Pencil might be withdrawn from sale.  Very smooth Fine-Med line
F-M
 $275
SOLD
9 3678 Dusty Rose 2nd Generation, 1945, Excellent
Excellent color/trim. Bright  amber-tone barrel transparency. Smooth wet line between Fine and Medium
F-M
$250
SOLD
10 3679 Green/Gold 2nd Generation, 1946
Excellent color/trim. Bright amber barrel transparency. Extremely smooth F-M point
F-M
$250
Sold 

Pen 3594 M: Parker Duofold Senior  $395 Sold
"The Big Red".  Celluloid 1928

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Extra Fine
Threads: Perfect clarity :NA
Point: XF-F Imprint: Excellent Size: 5 5/8" 14.2cm
PRICE: $395
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

Nice shape with clean trim and color. Hint of brassing to the cap-ball (the usual spot). Excellent plastic and trim, with only area showing some oxidation and wear being the black top piece.

Pen 3605  M: Parker Duofold Senior "The Big Red"   $385 SOLD
Celluloid 1928


Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity :NA
Point: Fine+ Imprint: Exc Size: 5 5/8" 14.2cm
PRICE: $385
COMMENTS An iconic pen, one of the most recognized vintage American fountain pen. Double cap-bands and the non-Lucky-Curve barrel mark this a last year product before Duofold went streamlined.    The correct hard rubber black ends have a bit of oxidation visible in the photos. I tend not to have these recolored, preferring original. Trim is quite clean, with no brassing to the cap-bands and with just a bit as usual on the clip-ball. Smooth fine point. A nice writer.

Pen 3218 JB:  Parker Royal Challenger  $350 SOLD
Silver Pearl Celluloid. Larger Size (Standard) 1939

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine-Med+ Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $350
COMMENTS: Royal Challenger was the fanciest and most expensive member of the Challenger, breaking the price barrel between Vacumatics and non-Vacs that'd existed prior to 1937, by matching the price point of Vacumatic Junior. Silver Pearl pens are notoriously hard to find clean, as the pale plastic shows ambering easily and because the chrome trim cannot take polish as would gold-filled trim, once a bit worn.  This one is a quite nice example, with excellent color and imprint, with clean clip, hint of wear on band (still with good lustre) and with bit more wear to blind cap ring (tassie).  Not near mint, but top 10% easily.  Smooth responsive F-M nib that goes Medium with bit of pressure. Nice writer.


Pen 1793 Parker Striped Duofold Senior in Dusty Rose Celluloid
2nd Generation
  $245 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc "V" nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Extra Fine Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $245  SOLD
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.

This one has nice color and a quite smooth Extra Fine Point.



Pen 3604 M: Parker Duofold Senior "The Big Red"   $360 SOLD
Celluloid 1926-7 or so
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Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  Fine
Imprint:  Exc Size5 5/8" 14.2cm PRICE$360
COMMENTS:    An iconic pen, one of the most recognized vintage American fountain pen. The single cap-band dates it to the earlier reign of celluloid (later celluloid Big Red's having two cap-rings). Nice sharp manufacturer's imprint (including the Lucky Curve Banner, expected on a two-ring pen (watch for mixes). The correct hard rubber black ends have a bit of oxidation visible in the photos. I tend not to have these recolored, preferring original. A very clean pen but do note the barrel is boldly (cleanly) personalized  "Sergt. Edward Ritter". Smooth fine point.



Pen 3365:  Parker 45.  $85 SOLD
All Plastic Model (relatively uncommon) 1960's

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color: Mint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Med Imprint: Mint Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $85
COMMENTS: I'm not pro-from-Dover with Parker 45, but note that most have metal caps. This all-plastic version seems to evoke some of the 1950's Parker-Eversharp (after Parker bought Eversharp) pens, but I could be wrong. This one is mint with chalk marks. 


Pen 3332:  Parker "Thrift Time" Moderne 1933-ish $195 SOLD
 Copper/Blue/White celluloid (see recent Visconti for similar plastic)
Semi-Flex Medium to Medium-Broad point.
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Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: None left
Point: Fine-Med Imprint: VG Size: 4 1/2" 11.5cm
PRICE: $195 SOLD
COMMENTSWhile not the most rare color amongst the huge palette found for the so-called "Thrift" modesl Moderne and Premier, this copper/white/blue is generally recognized as amongst the beautiful.  The plastic is the strong suit on this one, with rich color and no fading to the metallic/pearlescent copper (often a problem). Imprint a bit light.  Mild brassng to capband. Clip generally ok with brassing just to clip ball. The top metal flat piece is wholly brassed. Very nice nib that has long snout and looks as if should be high flex but in fact is only semi-flex, but adjusting from medium to nearly broad with pressure.


Pen 3600  M: Parker (Streamlined) Duofold Senior Deluxe ~ 1930  $475 SOLD
Moderne Black and Pearl Celluloid

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Excellent Color:  Barrel with moderate ambering
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Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads: Perfect clarity :NA
Point: Fine Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13 cm
PRICE: $475
COMMENTS: Under pressure from the fresh and popular Balance by Sheaffer, Parker in 1929 endeavored to lend a streamlined look to its venerable 1921+ flat-end Duofold series. The result was a slightly streamlined pen, what collectors call the Streamlined (or just Streamline) Duofold. Of very high quality, it kept Parker in play until 1933 when the Vacumiatc family's first pens made their appearance, giving Parker truly fresh ammo in the war for market share.  Senior was the largest size offered and black-and-pearl (with fish-scale extract yielding a pearlescent look) considered an upscale-- and indeed more expensive-- color.  This one has the Duofold Deluxe nib. Nice condition with clean trim (with only the inevitable slight brassing to clip-ball) and good imprint. Color obviously isn't perfect with fair pinking of the barrel.  Jade and Pearl celluloids are notorious for having suffered discoloration over the years, and as with diamonds, color effects value. So, this one is a clean pen with moderate color (many are quite darker) still with nice pearlescence, but it won't set you back the $1200+  for the "perfect" color pen


Pen 3462:  Parker 65 Consort Pattern 1960's $255 SOLD

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  NA
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Broad Imprint: Exc Size: 5 3/18" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $255
COMMENTS: Parker 65 is a British pen that to my eye (1960's non-"51" Parkers not a prime focus for me), seems to blend the best of Parker VP and Parker 61. Featuring a non-removable aerometric filler, the pen looks externally much like a Parker 61, but has a nib evoking  VP/75, with a charming hooded, tapered long gripping section.  I rarely have these in stock, and am happy to hear more about this pen, if anyone reading this happens to be an ardant collector.  This pattern seems relatively uncommon, at least amongst patterns I've seen at pen shows over the years. Very clean pen. No dings. Plump point.


Pen 3596 M: Parker (striped) Duofold Senior Set  $255 SOLD
Green-Gold Celluloid. 1944. Proper "V" Nib.


Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Extra Fine
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity :NA
Point: Fine Imprint: Exc Size: 5 5/8" 14.2cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTS The 1940-1848  "striped" Parker Duofold is a series I collect in completist fashion.  Found in button fill and vac-fill variants, the largest model, the Senior, is a vac-fill blue diamond variant.  Two key generations are found along with a carefully defined transitional pen. This pen set is a Type II (1942-1948) Senior in the autumnal Grean-and-Gold celluloid.  Clean plastic on the pen (some light marks on pencil), clean metal.  Nib is set in a bit far on the pen (the "V" pattern though is still fully visible). Nice smooth writer.


Pen 3617 M: Parker (striped) Duofold Senior   $305 SOLD
 Dusty Rose (seriously)  Celluloid. 1st Generation "Double Jewel" 1940.

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Extra Fine
Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  Superb
Plastic: Superb
Point: Fine
Imprint:  Razor Sharp
Size5 3/8" 13.6cm PRICE$305
COMMENTSThe 1940-1848  "striped" Parker Duofold is a series I collect in completist fashion.  Found in button fill and vac-fill variants, the largest model, the Senior, is a vac-fill blue diamond variant.  Two key generations are found along with a carefully defined transitional pen.  Clean 1st-Gen (1940-41) Duofold Seniors are not so common. I see at least 30-40 later pens for each found in this early style. This one rather pops. Color and clarity are exceptional. The press-fit bottom tassie (often lost on these) is intact and clean, creating the illusion of a radially-striped (but basically black) bottom jewel.  The sharp manufacturer's imprint dates this to last quarter 1940.  It has a correct non-"V" nib date coded 1940. Proper metal filling unit. There are two tiny specks of brassing on the cap-band. This is the first 1st-style Duofold Senior I've offered in a couple years, and probably is the cleanest I've offered for sale. Very smooth fine point


Pen 2436  Parker 61. Cloud Series. English. Converter FIll    
MINT UNINKED.  Two in stock  Both Sold
Medium-Broad Nib  
$295 SOLD
Broad+ (1.1mm) Oblique  Nib  $325 SOLD

Overall Grade: MINT
Metal: MINT Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: MINT
Clutch:  Perfect clarity:  NA
PointMONSTER NIB Option  Imprint:  MINT Size: 5 1/2" 13.9 cm
PRICE: $295-325. SOLD
COMMENTS:  About the most beautiful finish available in this series. Converter fill is more reliable than capillary fill. MInt condition. Two great nib options. Not much more to say.

Pen 3476  Parker 75 Flighter (stainlesss steel)  $150 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Excellent
Metal: Exc Color: NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch: Perfect clarity: NA
Point:  Medium Imprint: NA Size5 1/6 " 13 cm PRICE: $150
COMMENTSFlighters were Sheaffer's all stainless steel pens, first introduced with the "51" pen around 1949. Most  series since  offered Flighters. This Parker  75 has USA markings, the dimpled style clip top and a marked medium nib.  Very clean with no dings. Excellent smooth wet writer.  Includes proper Parker converter.  Will make a nice user.

Pen 3485  Parker Lucky Curve   $85 Monster Nib (with flaw) SOLD
 Double Broad Stub Flex (really).

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Excellent Color: Exc
Nib condition: Crack at base
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA Personalized: "A.M. Fleisher"
Point:  Crack. User grade Imprint: Exc Size5 5/16 " 13.5 cm PRICE: $85
COMMENTS: Roughly the size of the earlier "23", this late 1920's "sub-Duofold" is done in black celluloid, not plastic, is smooth and is not part of the "DQ" line. It's the same sort as the  more colorful True Blue from this era. Had it been a year newer and streamlined, we'd be calling it, "the Raven" or some such.   Key to this pen is the monster nib, even if that monster nib is flawed.   The point is a broad to double broad stub flex. Insane writer.  But, besides the tiny start of crack at the vent hole, there also is a very thin crack running up part way from base of nib. Sigh. Save for nib flaw condition of pen is quite nice.

If the nib had been in perfect shape, I'd be asking $250 or so for this pen (even in basic black and with name in barrel), as Lucky Curve nibs of this cut are one in hundreds. As it is, if you want a grand writer and rare nib cut, and promise to be a bit gentle with it to keep the cracks from killing it, you can have it for $85.  Has a good chunk of that value in parts, even ignoring the nib.


Pen 3484 Parker Duofold Senior Pencil  $85 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Extra-Fine
Metal: Extra-Fine Color: Exc
Nib condition: NA
Clutch: Perfect clarity: NA
Point:  NA Imprint: Fine Size5 1/4" 13.3 cm PRICE: $85 SOLD
COMMENTS: Clean Duofold pencil to match to 1929-1934 Senior pen.

Pen 3491 NB:  Parker Duofold. Burgundy  $225 SOLD
1950's British. Aerometric Filling. Broad Nib (hint o' Stub)

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Superb Color: Superb
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb
Point:  Broad Imprint: Exc Size5 1/8 " 13 cm PRICE: $225
COMMENTS: British Duofold in very clean condition with nifty Broad nib featuring hint of flex and with bit of stub quality (slightly thinner cross strokes than down strokes).  Fun pen.

Pen 3344 NB:  Parker "striped" Duofold Sub-Deb set 1941 $150 SOLD
Dusty Rose Celluloid. Fine-Med Semi-Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Extra-Fine
Metal: Ex-NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Mild Red
Point: Fine-Med Semi-flex Imprint: Extra Fine Size: 4 3/3" 12.2cm
PRICE: $150
COMMENTS: At $3.95 the 1940-42 Sub-Deb and Slender models were "striped" Duofold's only single jewel first generation models. This one dates to 1941 and has the expected metal "speedline" filler.  Clean plastic with smooth semi-flex nib.  Hint of edge brassing seen if pen held just so.   Nice set.


Pen 2557 Parker Duofold Senior  $355 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1929

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal:  Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 5 1/2" 13.9 cm
PRICE: $355
COMMENTS:  Very clean trim.  Imprint shows some central weakness, but is legible. Endpieces nice and dark. Has "Duofold" nib and spear feed. Has a toothmark in top endpiece. Nice eye appeal.

Pen 2594 Parker Duofold Senior Flat-Top
Big Red. Orange Celluloid. ? Late production piece 1941   $360 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc*
Threads:  Exc clarity:    Exc
Point: Medium  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm PRICE: $360
COMMENTS:  Overall clean Flat Top Duofold with some.. .interesting... features. The Flat Top styling and non-Lucky-Curve imprint would date the pen to 1928-29, just before the streamlined style kicked in.  Yet, an interesting finding is the classic "upside down" date code on barrel found usually on Vacumatic and on Striped Duofold that suggests 1941 production. Pen has late comb feed. Nib is unusual. Round Vent Hole simple "Lucky Curve" imprint that is unfamiliar to me from 1920's Lucky Curve pens similar in size to Duofold. Late replacement nib?  The nib is rarer than Duofold nib, proper, so i opted to leave it in.  This could be late production piece or late factory repair. Neat pen. Would be full excellent, save that in addition to usual clip ball brassing, there indeed is bit of cap-band brassing, probably  <10% overall.  Nice eye appeal


Pen 3481  Parker 75 Lacque Jasper Red Quartz  $135 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Fine Color: NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch: Perfect clarity: NA
Point:  Medium+ Imprint: NA Size5 1/16 " 13 cm PRICE: $135
COMMENTSPart of the 1979-1993 Lacque series, this color ran 1979-1983, per Lih-Tah.  No, its not the earliest of these and thus lacks any Chinese characters on back of pen.  Beautiful color not well captured in the photo.  No dents or scratches, but there is tiny bit of flaking of the lacque finish as follows:  a bit on barrel just by the gold-filled ring where it meets cap, and  bit by the clip arrow head, presumably from its whacking the cap when released.  Those spots can be seen in the photo.  Includes proper Parker converter.  Point is marked "M" but writes medium+, a smooth wet line.

Pen 3017- (?TB) Parker "Striped" Duofold Senior 1945  $245  SOLD
Green/Gold Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc Amber
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $245 
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 2556 Parker Duofold Senior  $400 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1928-ish. Feather nib

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads: perfect clarity:  NA
Point:  Fine-Med Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $400
COMMENTS: Excellent pen with clean trim and plastic.  Nib is a kosher Parker 10-feather nib, used for late production pieces and for replacements of Duofold-marked nib. This one is smooth wet writer. Has the spear feed.

Pen 3077 NB Parker "$3.75 Set" $255 SOLD
A so-called "Thrift Time" Pen. 1933-1934. Wet, smooth Medium+ point.

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color: Extra Fine. CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point:  Medium Imprint: Exc Size  5 1/8 " 12.9 cm PRICE: $255
COMMENTS:  Lumped into the garbage-can term "Thrift Time Pen", about four years ago the revelation of a Dec 1933 Parkergram allowed  for the first time original description of this model.  Available in four colors and two sizes with the smaller size found with clip or ring, one can collect 12 catalogue described variants. Hefty pens, the stepped clip ties to the 1934 Type II Parker Parkette and evokes pens by Eclipse and Monroe, amongst others. The matching end-pieces add charm. Note that unlike most gray-pearl Parkers from the 1930's, this model uses gold (filled?  plated?) trim instead of white trim. I like the yellow-on-gray look. The clip is the last pen to use the Duofold-style  smooth "Parker" ball-clip.

The pen overall is quite clean.  Cap-bands are free of brassing, though pen has bit of brassing on clip ball and at very top of clip. Same for pencil.  Pencil color excellent. Pen has excellent cap color with hint of barrel ambering (less than most of this color and exaggerated in the photo).  Sound imprints.  Very nice point with correct "Parker Pen" imprint. A wet, medium+ and smooth writer.

Pen 2846-R  Parker Deluxe Challenger Set   $190 SOLD
 Burgundy "Plaque on Black" celluloid. Standard Size.
Sweet Medium Flex nib.

Overall Grade: Fine-XF
Metal: Exc Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Med Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $185
COMMENTS:  I've had a nice run of Deluxe Challenger the last couple updates. Clean Burgundy in this case with excellent trim  Nice color, trim, imprint. Nib has honest flex going from typical Parker Fine-Med to just about Broad. Nice writer.  Flex is not common in 1930's Parker pens. The Standard is the larger of the two models for Deluxe Challenger, with single size pencil intended to match with both pens.
 
Pen 3360:  Parker 75 Sterling Cisele $135 SOLD
Early Style with Flat Ends (mid 1960's). Smooth wet writer.

Overall Grade: Extrafine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch Perfect clarity: Superb
Point: Med Imprint: NA Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $135
COMMENTS: Clean early variant pen with metal ends (not first style metal threads though).  Couple tiny ticks to the back end piece, no marks to the sterling though. Very smooth medium point.  

Pen 3057-JB  Parker  1940's "Striped" Duofold Senior  1940's $235  SOLD
Blue and Gray Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Bright amber.
Point: F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8th" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $235 
COMMENTS:Senior 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.  It has the correct chevron-motif ("V") nib. 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 3009-S  Parker "Striped" Duofold  Senior 1945   $235 SOLD
Dusty Rose Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: Extra Fine
Point:  Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $235
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 3046 JB  Parker Duofold Senior. MId-late 1920's  $325 SOLD
 Black Celluloid.

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:  NA
Point: F-M Imprint: Extra Fine Size: 5 1/2" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $325
COMMENTS: Original Duofold ("flat top" and "streamlined", 1920-1935) no doubt is amongst the top five most collected vintage USA pen series.  Originally introduced in red (the Big Red), black pens actually are well  less common than red.   This one is very clean. Superb cap-band trim. Clip clean save for "usual" slight brassing just to clip-ball. Imprint sharp overall with slight lightness at top of "Lucky Curve" banner.  Smooth fine-medium point with bit of "sproing" for a responsive fee. Beautiful pen.

Pen 3060 JB  Parker Duofold Stubby  $ 195 SOLD
Blue. British. Aerometric. 1950's. Stubby Full Girth Model
Double Broad Semi Flex "Monster" Nib

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 A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "Duofold Maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Very clean trim and plastic though maker's imprint is faint. Outrageous wet double broad nib with bit of flex.

Pen 3013-S  Parker "Striped" Duofold Junior  1941  $175 SOLD
Dusty Rose Celluloid

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Superb Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: perfect clarity: Moderate Amber
Point:  Medium Semi-Flex Imprint: Fine Size: 5 1/4" 13.2 cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS: Junior is the larger size entry level vacumatic-filling model of striped Duofold. The series ran from 1940-1948.  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.  It is  the only (correct) single-jewel price point from the first generation (1940-1) of striped Duofold, and  it does as expected also have the metal filling unit. Great color and trim, particularly those thin double cap-bands, usually a sore point.  Bit of weakness centrally on imprint  Responsive medium point. 

Pen 2383 Parker Slimfold (English) $115 SOLD
Teal Green 1950's Aerometric Fill

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Exc clarity:    NA
Point:  Med Semiflex. Imprint: Exc Size: 5 15/16" 12.7cm
PRICE: $115
COMMENTS:  Presumably the slender lil' sib to the English Duofold, the Slimfold shares general contour and trim features. Matching top jewel. Nice nib. Medium Semi-Flex allowing push toward Broad on the downstroke.

Pen 2384  Parker English Victory $75 SOLD ????
Jet Black. 1950's. Aerometric fill.  

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: capband brassing Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  NA
Point:   Borderline Broad Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $75 
COMMENTS  Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them.  This one is bit bigger than the Slimfold but same size as the basic Duofold, leaving me at a loss as to the difference between Victory and Duofold. Different names for different markets?  I plead ignorance (shocking, i know). Capband about 25% brassed. Clean clip. Writes a wet "singing" line that is on the fine edge of Broad.

Pen 2385 Parker Duofold. English 1950's.  $155 SOLD
Stubby Senior. Jet Black

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Medium+ semi- Flex Imprint:  extrafine Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $155
COMMENTS:  A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Aerometric self-filler. This english pen is about the size of  a Vacumatic Major. It packs a semi-flex medium+ nib that easily slips into a broad line.

Pen 2392 Parker Duofold (English) 1950's $210 SOLD
Stubby Senior or somesuch. Burgundy. Medium-Broad Semi-Flex

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  M-B semi flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $210 
COMMENTS:   A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Aerometric self-filler. This english pen is about the size of  a Vacumatic Major. Matching red top jewel. It packs a semi-flex medium+ nib that easily slips into a broad line.

Pen 2404  Parker Slimfold. English. 1950's  $115  SOLD
Navy Blue. Aerometric. Medium Flex Nib.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:   NA
Point: Medium Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"  12.9 cm PRICE: $115
COMMENTS:  Presumably the slender lil' sib to the English Duofold, the Slimfold shares general contour and trim features. Matching top jewel. Nice nib. Medium Semi-Flex allowing push toward Broad on the downstroke. Full 5" pen but slender contour. Nice writer.

Pen 2204 Parker Duofold. English 1950's. Burgundy. Medium Flex Nib $210 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Flex Imprint:  Complete Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $210
COMMENTS:  A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Very nice medium point with plump iridium and modest flex allowing line shading. Not a wet noodle, but controllable mild flex. 

Pen 3236 :  Parker 75 Perle Gold-Filled 1947 $SOLD

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Imprint: NM Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $SOLD
COMMENTS: 3rd Generation Major and Junior offer nice combination of good size and reasonable price, making for popular "first Vac" status.  This one has nice color and smooth fine point. Not much barrel clarity left.

Pen 2881-S  Parker VS "Vacumatic Successor"  $100 SOLD
Royal Blue

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: ExtraFine Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $100
COMMENTS:  A not-so-common Parker model produced in 1946-7, blending features of other Parker pen lines.  The cap resembled Parker 51" and features a clutch mechanism, and the  blade clip invokes Parker's  striped Duofold. The open feed and nib are Duofold/Vacumatic-esque, with the nib indeed resembling a Vac nib on which the arrow emblem was not stamped. The pen is button fill. Couple pin dings to the gold-filled cap.

Pen 2312 Parker VS (Vacumatic Successor) ~ 1947 $85 SOLD
Cordovan (well brown/tan anyway). MINT STICKERED 1947
Unused and freshly resaced but has small hairline in barrel near the blind cap

Overall Grade:  User Grade
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: XF Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $85
COMMENTS:   Introduced around 1947, the Vacumatic Successor appeared before the demise of the Vac, proper, and did not long succeed it. Featuring a mix of features from the era, the pen has a very 51-ish cap with blade clip, button filler, Vac-style nib but sans arrow emblem, and with bizarre clear feed i've heard is of lucite. I believe these were produced in just one size and in four colors. This one is superb.

SOLD Pen 2324 Parker 75 Flighter   $335 SOLD
Extra Broad Stub Nib.  Monster Nib Alert

Overall Grade:  NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Perfect
Clutch: perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Extra Broad Stub Imprint:  Exc Size: " cm
PRICE: $335 
COMMENTS:  Great condition. Rather uncommon big honkin' nib.

Pen 2170 Parker VS (Vacumatic Successor) ~ 1947 $225 SOLD
Cordovan (well brown/tan anyway). MINT STICKERED

Overall Grade: MINT
Metal: Mint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch:  Mint clarity:    NA
Point:   XF Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/2" 13.7 m
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  SIgh. In the old days i'd never consider letting this one out of the collection, but i already have a mint VS and don't seek to collect 'em all. Introduced around 1947, the Vacumatic Successor appeared before the demise of the Vac, proper, and did not long succeed it. Featuring a mix of features from the era, the pen has a very 51-ish cap with blade clip, button filler, Vac-style nib but sans arrow emblem, and with bizarre clear feed i've heard is of lucite. I believe these were produced in just one size and in four colors. This one is superb.

Pen 1945 Parker "Classic" Ballpoint Advertising Demo Pen/Pencil Set.  $225 SOLD

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Mint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  Mint clarity:  NA
Point: NA Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 3/8" Pen
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSWell, this one is just neat and is well outside my usual collecting interest. Sterling Cisele pattern pen and pencil "Classic" set (1980's??) along with mulitple caps demonstrating different advertising brands; BMW, GTE, Motorola, 3M GE, Aramis and more. Intended no doubt to help sell Parker pens with company logos.  Fitted case is included.

Pen 3162 Parker "75" Sterling Cisele 1960's (or later)  $80 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra-Fine
Metal: Exc Color: NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch: perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Fine Imprint: NA Size: 5" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $80
COMMENTS: Cisele is amongst the earliest patterns found int he venerable parker 75, introduced around 1964 and produced at length in the USA and later in France. This one is not "first style" and has the dimpled-type top piece.  No flaws to the metal and has smooth fine point. I used this one at work for a few months after grabbing it at Brimfield several years ago.  The cosmetic issue is that the plastic gripping section has a few scattered small lumps/bubbles, perhaps from having been out in the sun. A nice user with clean exterior.

Pen 2324 Parker 75 Flighter   $335 SOLD
Extra Broad Stub Nib.  Monster Nib Alert

Overall Grade:  NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Perfect
Clutch: perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Extra Broad Stub Imprint:  Exc Size: " cm
PRICE: $335 
COMMENTS:  Great condition. Rather uncommon big honkin' nib.

Pen 2200 Parker English Duofold Maxima  $185 SOLD
Jet Black. 1950's. Aerometric fill.  Broad Semi Flex  nib

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Broad Semi Flex ImprintLite but complete Size: 5 5/8" 14.3cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS: A big honkin pen from Parker England at time that USA-made pens were wee skinny things.  A Rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Maxima" imprint. Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them.

Plump Broad Semi Flex Nib. Clean pen with superb trim.  Note the pic above shows the closed pen 2202 (reused the closed-pen image). The imprint is somewhat lighter on this pen. The open shot is of actual pen.

Pen 2590 Parker VS "Vacumatic Successor"  $195 SOLD
Mint Stickered

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: MINT
Clutch:  MInt clarity: NA
Point: Medium Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm
PRICE: $195
COMMENTS:  "VS" is an odd duck short run Parker produced 1946-7, billed- or so it is said, as the Vacumatic Successor. It has a Vac-style open nib, without an arrow though, a modified button-fill system, striped-duofoldesque clip  and a 51-eque clutch. This one has the unique-to-model clear feed (black rubber feeds are found too). Gold-filled caps are well less common than are Lustraloy caps. This one is, well, mint. Unused. Has price sticker on barrel.  It has a functioning sac, but I have not had it formally resaced since purchasing it from prior owner. Should work well. May not be returned if inked or dipped. I can have a new sac placed if you prefer, for $25 an modest shipping delay.

Pen 3045 JB Parker "Raven" 1929 $185 SOLD
FLEXIBLE NIB

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
threads:  Exc clarity: NA
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint:  Exx+ Size: 5"  12.8 cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  Often lumped by collectors under the quite rough term, "Parker Thrift Pen",  that which arguable collector convention calls, "The Raven" indeed preceded by a couple years the first Parker ad to invoke the word, "Thrift". Even that ad  never used the word to represent a model/series name.   This  pen really is among the first of the post Lucky Curve era pens not to have a model name imprinted on barrel. And, Parker did not call it "The" Raven but rather described it as "'a' raven black and gold" pen.  The pen was found in two sizes with several trim styles (bandless, banded, clip top, ringtop, etc).  Pens of this general sort ("raven black and gold" not applied in subsequent catalogues) subsequently maintained price point but offered different band patterns as well.  The pen does structurally relate to other 1929 pens including True Blue and uncatalogued derivations in a variety of colors.  Thanks too to John Danza for some insightful recent commentary into this series.  
OK. Enough history lesson.  This one... is nice. Superb trim. Crisp imprint.  Nib is killer. XF-Fine at rest with significant flex.  And... it is smooth.

Pen 3056-JB Parker "Striped" Duofold Senior $235 SOLD
Green and Gold Celluloid. 1944

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: VG Amber
Point: F=M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5  3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $235
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.  It has the correct chevron-motif ("V") nib.  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. Responsive Fine-Medium point.

Pen 3068 E  Parker "Striped" Duofold Senior 1945 $245 SOLD
  Blue-Gray Celluloid

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: Modest Amber
Point:  Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $245
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.  It has the correct chevron-motif ("V") nib. The Duofold is a high quality pen which  features the marbled-striped celluloid on a pen which essentially is a Parker Vacumatic.  The high-line Senior was produced in three colors, for which I observe fewest in Blue/Gray.  More than 100 variants can be identified.  Vacumania actively collects the striped Duofold series.  This one has a medium nib (on the fine side of medium, about the most plump I see on these), unlike most that are quite fine.

Pen 2569R Parker Duofold Junior Streamlined  $300 SOLD
Jade Celluloid with Superb Color. Early 1930's

Overall Grade:Exc+
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:   NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size 4 3/4"  12cm
PRICE: $300
COMMENTS:  Hunt a hundred Duofolds to find one with color htis crisp. Superb pen. Serial numbered Duofold nib.

Pen 2402 Parker Duofold. English. 1950's  $215 SOLD
Burgundy. Broad+ NIb

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: ExtraFIne Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  B-2xB Imprint:  Exc Size 5 3/8"  13.6 cm PRICE: $215
COMMENTS:  Aerometric self-filler.    This one is one size up from  the Slimfold but same size as the Parker Victory and Parker Junior  from this lot, leaving me at a loss as to the difference amongst Junior,  Victory and Duofold. Different names for different markets?  I plead ignorance (shocking, i know). Just hint of wear to cap-band.  Sharp imprint, matching top jewel, and unusual Broad+ semi-flex nib that rights a broad-to-double-broad line.


Pen 2405  Parker JUNIOR (Duofold? Victory?)
English. 1950's  
Jet Black. Aerometric  $125 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Medium Semi Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 5 3/8"  14.6 cm PRICE: $125 
COMMENTS:  This one is one size up from  the Slimfold but same size as the Parker Victory and one of the Parker Duofolds from this lot, leaving me at a loss as to the difference Amongst Victory, Junior  and Duofold. Different names for different markets?  I plead ignorance (shocking, i know). Medium Semi Flex point- smooth wet writer.

Pen 2200 Parker English Duofold Maxima  $185 SOLD
Jet Black. 1950's. Aerometric fill.  Broad Semi Flex  nib

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Broad Semi Flex ImprintLite but complete Size: 5 5/8" 14.3cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS: A big honkin pen from Parker England at time that USA-made pens were wee skinny things.  A Rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Maxima" imprint. Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them.

Plump Broad Semi Flex Nib. Clean pen with superb trim.  Note the pic above shows the closed pen 2202 (reused the closed-pen image). The imprint is somewhat lighter on this pen. The open shot is of actual pen.

Pen 2995-S  Parker Moderne  Brazilian Green  ~1932-1933  $195 SOLD
A so-called "Thrift Time" Pen from early-mid 1930's done in a Wahl plastic.
FLEX NIB

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Flex (med-brd) Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 1/2 " 11.5 cm
PRICE: $195
COMMENTSParker Moderne (and larger sibling, Premier) derive their model names from Canadian catalogues. As best we can tell, the pens did not carry individual model names in the USA. Often lumped in the non-specific "Parker Thrift Pen" category, they have the expected "Parker" imprint without model name.  Moderne and Premier are amongst the most highly sought "Thrift" pens, as during their ~5 year run, they were released seemingly with batches of plastic found more often in pens from other manufacturers. Brazilian Green is a classic Wahl-Eversharp color. This one is quite clean, with nicely preserved color and clean trim, with brassing to clip ball. Most of these are found heavily brassed. Even the metal plast at top of cap is clean.  The nib is sweet. A moderately flexible wet writing medium that can flex up to broad+

Pen 2400 Parker Baby Lucky Curve
Gold Filled Metal Pen ~1920  $255 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc later nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Smooth fine-med Imprint:  Exc Size: 3 1/2"
PRICE: $255 
COMMENTSThis late 1910s-early 1920's Button-Fill all gold-filled Parker is a wee charmer. Excellent condition with neat elegant initials in the cartouche- not uncommon as these were cherished gifts back in the day.  About the cleanest of the three or four i've owned during the last 9 years. The nib is a late 1920's-early1930's Parker nib, and is smooth writing. Crisp pen.

Pen 2853 Parker Sac-less Duofold 1941. $220 SOLD
Black Celluloid with longitudinally striped transparency.
Superb Clarity. Special Nib

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG-F
Threads: perfect clarity: Superb
Point: M-stub-semiflex Imprint: Nearmint Size: 5 1/8" 13.0cm
PRICE: $220 SOLD
COMMENTS:  I actively collect the 1940's "Striped" Duofolds.  Black is (no joke) markedly less common than other colors, as black was found only in button-fill variants and in the Sac-less (Junior) and Lady-Sac-less (Sub-Deb) models amongst the vac-fill models. This one, with long blind cap and with barrel transparency, obviously is a vac-fill pen.  These are not easy to find clean. Often the barrels are darkly ambered nigh unto a state of opaqueness. Those two thin cap-bands usually are found brassed. This one at least is a quite nice example, with clean trim and excellent clarity. Not as glitzy as the colored high line models, but interesting to those of us who like the more obscure stuff. Too, I note that only the black Duofold of this model is found with two types of barrel transparency.  That's a chat for another day :)

This one has nearmint yellow clarity (poorly represented in the photo). Nearmint condition. The nib not so near mint with couple marks. However, the nib is a Medium with Stub features and semi-flex quality. Gem writer. Next week I will add a pic that shows the superb barrel clarity.

Pen 2177 Parker Lady Duofold Lapis Lazuli Celluloid ~ 1929 $395 SOLD
Mint Uninked. Perfect Color. Like... yeep!

Overall Grade:  Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine  Imprint:  Mint Size: 4 1/2" 11 cm
PRICE: $395 
COMMENTS:   Best Condition/Color Lapis Duofold i have owned (I own a few nice ones). The pen is mint. It is superb. It does not have a functioning sac.. It may not be returned if inked or dipped.  Absolutely stunning pen. If you really want a sac tossed in, i will ask Ron Zorn to place one next week, and please add $20 to price.

Pen 2590 Parker VS "Vacumatic Successor"  $195 SOLD
Mint Stickered

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: MINT
Clutch:  MInt clarity: NA
Point: Medium Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm
PRICE: $195
COMMENTS:  "VS" is an odd duck short run Parker produced 1946-7, billed- or so it is said, as the Vacumatic Successor. It has a Vac-style open nib, without an arrow though, a modified button-fill system, striped-duofoldesque clip  and a 51-eque clutch. This one has the unique-to-model clear feed (black rubber feeds are found too). Gold-filled caps are well less common than are Lustraloy caps. This one is, well, mint. Unused. Has price sticker on barrel.  It has a functioning sac, but I have not had it formally resaced since purchasing it from prior owner. Should work well. May not be returned if inked or dipped. I can have a new sac placed if you prefer, for $25 an modest shipping delay.

Pen 2629 Parker 45 "Tiffany"  $1950 SOLD
 Solid 18k two-tone gold. Basketweave pattern

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Clutch NM clarity: NA
Point:  Does it matter? Imprint:  Exc Size
PRICE: $1950 SOLD
COMMENTSBasket-Wave, solid gold Parkers are known in 51, 45 and maybe 61 models.  For these Tiffany editions, it is guessed that the gold represents Tiffany's work  with Parker pen guts. 

Pen 2403 Parker Duofold. English. 1950's. $75 SOLD
Jet Black. Aerometric

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Not bad Plastic   Fine
Point:   Medium Imprint:  bit light Size 5 1/2"  14 cm PRICE: $75 
COMMENTS:   One size down from the Maxima this still is a sizable pen. Cap and trim are very clean. Imprint is about worn from the barrel. On certain approaches, the cap just turns about 1/6 turn before completing closure, but does close firmly. Price a bit as a user. 

Pen 1795 Parker Striped Duofold Senior in Blue-Gray  Celluloid
2nd Generation
  $215 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: One Pin Ding to Cap Band Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc "V" nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $215 
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.

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.

Pen 2386 Parker Duofold. English 1950's.  $195 SOLD
Navy Blue. Medium Full Flex (can hit double-broad)

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium-Broad Imprint:  Exc Size5 1/8" 13cm PRICE: $195
COMMENTSAerometric self-filler.  . England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them.  This one is one size up from  the Slimfold but same size as the Parker Victory from this lot, leaving me at a loss as to the difference amongst  Victory, Junior  and Duofold. Different names for different markets?  I plead ignorance (shocking, i know). This one is in great shape with razor sharp imprint, matching top jewel, and sweet flexible wet nib that goes from Medium to nearly double broad.

Pen 2843-R  Parker Pastel Pen Flat Top ~ 1928. Melon  $210 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  F-M Semi-Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 1/2" 11.5 cm
PRICE: $210 SOLD
COMMENTS:  A late introduction during the flat-top era, the pastels have a nice following, offering as they do a range of colors not found on other Parker pens from that era. This melon colored Pastel Is amongst the cleanest I've handled. No brassing.  Perfect color match between cap and barrel. Razor sharp imprint

Pen 2563R  Parker Deluxe Challenger Type 1 Set  $190 SOLD
Emerald Pearl Plaque-on-Black Celluloid 1936

Overall Grade:Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
threads:  Perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13.9cm
PRICE: $190
COMMENTS:  Excellent condition and color. Clean trim.  The Deluxe would switch to Type 2 styling in 1937

Pen 2564R Parker True Blue 1929   $265 Flex Nib SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: NM Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
threads:  Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 1/2" 11 1/2 cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTSTrue Blue, a pen that connects with Parker's so-called Thrift Time pens has seen a resurgence of popularity due to the release of a modern Duofold in tribute plastic.  This one is quite clean. Color is not  perfect but is well above average (many of these have gone brown). Trim is immaculate. Nib has marked flex but also is a bit scratchy. 

Pen 2568R Parker Challenger set $240 SOLD
Blue Pearl Mottled Celluloid 1940. A "one year" color
 (note two views given of the one pen)

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc+ Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:  NA
Point:  Fine SemiFlex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $240
COMMENTS:  This one more or less is the king of the regular Challenger series, which ran 1934-1940. With a couple key generations, all 7 years saw production of Black, Green, Red, and Grey. However, Blue was intro'd at very end of 1939, making it a one year color. Far less common than the others. As with all Challengers, tough to find clean. This set is the cleanest Blue i've handled, with superb trim, color, imprint, etc.

Pen 2457 Parker Deluxe Challenger 1937   $135 SOLD
Green "Plaque on Black" celluloid

Overall Grade: Fine-XF
Metal: Lite brass in places. Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F-M. Some Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4" 12.1cm
PRICE: $135
COMMENTS:  I've had a nice run of Deluxe Challenger the last couple updates. This one is a clean Green Slender model. 1937.  Nice color, trim, imprint. Nib has honest flex going from typical Parker Fine-Med to just about Broad. It is not a wet noodle.  Flex is not common in 1930's Parker pens.

Pen 2523 Parker Challenger Standard 1937  $50 SOLD
Unrestored. From Vacumania's Basement

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  ExtraFine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:  NA
Point: F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $50 
COMMENTS:  A sound pen that will look nice when cleaned up.  Restore it yourself or send out to one of the guys. If i get around to having it retored at my end, figure it will be up at around $100. No warranty on this unrestored pen.

Pen 2280 Parker Lucky Curve Bakelite Eyedropper-filler  $625 SOLD
Flex Nib. Excellent imprint. ~1920

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect Clarity:    Exc
Point:   Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc barrel Size: 4 7/8" 12.5cm
PRICE: $625 
COMMENTS:  Parker's first dance with transparent barrel material. The Bakelite Lucky Curve pens are far less common than typical Hard Rubber. The correct hard rubber cap has a light "Jack Knife Safety" Parker imprint,  The barrel imprint is excellent. Metal is clean. 

Pen 2591 Parker VS Vacumatic Successor  $250 SOLD
English. Cordovan. Color and Cap not produced in USA

Overall Grade:Fine*
Metal: Clip Brassing Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  MInt clarity:  
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $250
COMMENTS:  "VS" is an odd duck short run Parker produced 1946-7, billed- or so it is said, as the Vacumatic Successor. It has a Vac-style open nib, without an arrow though, a modified button-fill system, striped-duofoldesque clip  and a 51-eque clutch. This one has added weirdness in that it is English, done in Cordovan, vs the USA-made Rust, with a wide-lip cap not found on USA pens either. There is a large scuff on the cap with brassing on the scuff. The barrel is excellent.

Pen 2325 Parker VP (Very Personal) Prototype  $550  SOLD
Lined Barrel evokes the "first year Jotter". Unmarked Nib

Overall Grade:  One key flaw
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 14cm
PRICE: $550 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Prototype VP with lined barrel, unmarked nib and gold tone "VP" on the cap. The generic gripping section does have  a crack in the plastic near the clutch, but the key barrel, nib and cap features are superb. Only one i've seen.  Spent some time showing it to Susan Wirth, who collects this era more actively than do I.  Truly rare pen.

Pen 2326 Parker 21 Bright Red  $45 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $45 
COMMENTS:  Parker's afofrdable alternative to the Parker 51 during the 1950's. This one is clean as a whistle. Looks to have been dipped but not filled. Perfectly clear plyglass sac.


Pen 1961-A Parker"75" Sterling Cisele Mint In Box $245 Medium Nib SOLD
Label, Instructions, Adjuster Key (note image has been recycled from pen 1961A)

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $245 
COMMENTSMint, Stickered, Boxed, Labelled 1972-ish Parker 75 with Medium nib. Pristine pen.  This one has some speckling to the outer box.


Pen 2528 Parker Duofold Senior  $265
"Big Red"  Celluloid. 1929-ish. Earlier (more scarce) Duofold nib.

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal:  Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:  NA
Point: F-M responsive Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 1/2" 13.9 cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTS:  Perhaps the most recognized vintage pen. A sound Big Red destined to be a happy user.  Some brassing to clip and bottom cap band  as can be seen in picture.  Good color. Imprint fully legible. Couple light scratches (1 mm or so) in cap lip area.  1929 with non-Lucky-Curve imprint.  Nib is- i think- earlier style (more scarce) with large "Duofold" on it.  More reliable, slightly later comb feed.

Pen 2559R  Parker Vacumatic Junior Streamlined  $350 SOLD
Lapis Celluloid. Superb Color

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: NM Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Thread:  perfect clarity
Point: Fine Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 4 3/4" 12 cm
PRICE: $350
COMMENTS:  Lapis rarely is found with superb color. This one has superb color. VERY clean pen. Smooth firm fine point.


Pen 2549  Parker Duofold Senior  $395 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1929-ish. Odd "Lucky Curve" nib.

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: NA
Point: Medium Imprint:  Extrafine Size: 5 1/2" 13.9 cm
PRICE: $395
COMMENTS:   Perhaps the most recognized vintage pen. A grand example with clean sharp cap-bands, just trace of brassing to clip ball, sharp end pieces and sound imprint, just hint of central weakness. The nib?  Not sure what to make of it. Has a large (Duofold Size) Parker Lucky Curve with no number on it. An uncommon nib worth at least as much as typical Duofold nib, and with smooth medium point to boot- so I left it in the pen. Has the spear feed.

Pen 2551  Parker Duofold Senior  $385 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1928-ish

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $385
COMMENTS:  Sharp imprint, clean trim with just hint of brass to the clip ball, couple light marks to endpieces and plastic. The nib is a 10-feather arrow nib with comb feed. The arrow clips were kosher Parker replacement (and late production) pieces. The comb feed is more reliable than the earlier spear feed. This one is a nice writer with fine+ point with hint of flex under pressure (responsive feel) and nice wet ink flow.

Pen 2596 Parker "Toothbrush" Duofold Slender   $185 SOLD
Silver Pearl Celluloid 1939

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:    NA
Point: F-M Semiflex Imprint:  Exc Size 4 3/4" 12cm PRICE: $185
COMMENTS:  Essentially a one year model, this 1939 pen resurrected the Duofold name following a several year hiatus.  The geometric pattern today is commonly referred to as "toothbrush". This one has superb trim (the chrome trim is often found trashed) and has one splotch each on the cap and barrel of ambering, otherwise bright white. Nice semi-flex Fine-Med Nib.

Pen 2553 Parker Duofold Senior  $400 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1929

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity:  NA
Point:  Medium Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 5 1/2" 13.9 cm
PRICE: $400
COMMENTS:  A clean Big Red. Trace brassing only at the clip ball.  Responsive Medium Duofold point with spear feed. Nice endpieces. 

Pen 2555 Parker Duofold Senior  $355 SOLD
The "Big Red"   Orange Celluloid. 1928-ish

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads: perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $355
COMMENTSAll around nice pen with Duofold nib, spear feed and Duofold Lucky Curve barrel imprint. Nice dark endpieces.  Couple pin dings and speck of brassing to one cap-band

Pen 2580 Parker "striped" Duofold Senior 1940's $240 SOLD
Nearmint Stickered

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: Nearmint
Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $240
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.

This one is clean, nearmint and stickered. I've priced it down a bit as the last 1/2 of the imprint is weak, despite lack of overall wear. Perhaps a factory imperfection. Superb arrel clarity and color.

Pen 1769 Parker Senior Duofold Streamline.
Moderne Black and Pearl   $350 SOLD

Overall Grade: Etra Fine
Metal: extra fine Color:  Not Bad CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc arrow-motif
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-XF Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 1/16"
PRICE: $350 
COMMENTSDuofold Senior. One of the most collected vintage pens. This black and pearl pen is in sound shape but hardly is a $900 near mint jobber.  Some ambering is noted, though happily the pne has pretty even color overall.   The pen has an arrow-motif nib, used in late Duofolds and by Parker as Duofold replacement nibs. The feed is the early spear style. Imprint is complete but not razor shapr.  Trim is sound with bit of edge brassing to cap-bands and with the nearly inevitable clip-ball brassing too.

Pen 1773 Parker Striped Duofold Senior. Green-gold Celluloid
Vacumatic Fill  $235

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc "V" nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Fine-XF 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. This series represents a real blurring of lines between first and second tier pen series, at Parker. The Duofold name had been diminished by Parker after the appearance of the Vacumatic familiy in 1932-3. WIth the striped Duofold series, though, one can find lower priced button-fill models, as well as vac-fill models which cost as much as a Parker Vacumatic Major. By 1941 Parker marked three different pen series with the vaunted Blue Diamond (indicating lifetime guarantee): the Parker "51", the Parker Vacumatic, and the Parker Duofold.  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 1830 Parker Striped Duofold Senior in Green-Gold Celluloid 1945 
2nd Generation
  $235 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Fine
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $235  SOLD
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.

This one is quite clean with good color and decent clairty. Couple slight  specks of brassing here n' there.

Pen 1832 Parker Striped Duofold Senior in Blue-Gray Celluloid 1945
2nd Generation
  $225 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Fine
Point: Fine-XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
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.  Vacumania actively collects the striped Duofold series.  This trim style ran mid 1942-1948.

This one is quite clean, with amber clarity.

Pen 2203 Parker Duofold. English 1950's. Black. Medium-Broad Nib $145 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium-Broad Imprint:  Exc Size5 1/8" 13cm PRICE: $145
COMMENTSA plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Very nice medium+ point with plump iridium.

Pen 2202 Parker English Duofold Maxima  $220 SOLD
Jet Black. 1950's. Aerometric fill.  OBLIQUE NIB

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Oblique  Broad Imprint:  Exc Size5 5/8" 14.3cm PRICE: $220 
COMMENTS: A rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Maxima" imprint. Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them. A big honkin' pen from Parker England at time that USA-made pens were wee skinny things.

This one packs a most uncommon plump oblique nib.

Pen 1798 Parker "51"  Vac-Fill. Cedar Blue
Clean "Jeweler's" style cap-band with nice contrast  $150 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  wet writing Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $150 
COMMENTSThe cap is superb with nice frosty background and high gloss jeweler's cap-band. Some speckling to the white metal clip. Nice writer. The barrel lowers grade as no imprint remains by clutch ring and with some mismatch between barrel and blind-cap.

Pen 1947 Parker "51" Vac-filling Demi (1.5 year model)  1948
With Case, Instructions AND outer Box  $200 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $200 
COMMENTSExcellent example of a relatively uncommon pen. Demis can take cap from any Vac-Filler "51"  but were sold with dedicated caps, so it is important to get the right cap. This set has the right caps.  Pen is clean with good frost and few light marks. No dings. Pencil too is clean and works, though has no eraser at the moment. Time for me to dive into the parts box. Oh yeah, besides the case and instructions, the original outer cardboard box is included with this one.
 
Pen 2314 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size $190 SOLD
Cocoa 1950's

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine . Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $190
COMMENTS:  Cocoa tends to slot below Plum and close to Forest Green on the Aero era cachet meter. I've seen lighter and darker shades, this is the slightly darker shade. Elegant Pen. Nice Writer.

Pen 2261R Parker "51" Full Size Vac-Fill 1946  $180 SOLD
"Jeweler's" style cap-band.  Dove Gray Fully refrosted by El Zorno

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size 5 3/8" 13.6cm PRICE: $180 
The "Jeweler's" style cap-band, is a "better" Lustraloy cap. This one has received the full treatment courtesy of Ron. The raised lined band is fully reflective,  and full matte effect has been restored on the rest of the cap. The clip has one nick in the ring to left of clip.


Pen 2517 Parker Lucky Curve $155
BHR- Lined "DQ-esque" pattern, though no DQ imprint. Flex nib

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color: Modest oliving CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity:
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  A 1928-ish Lucky Curve (essentially a sub-Duofold) long slender pen with smooth flex (moderate, not noodle)  nib. The lined chasing is a later pattern, one i'd vaguely believed associated with the "DQ" label, though this barrel imprint is simple Lucky Curve (no DQ). Very clean trim. Decent imprint. Mild oliving of the hard robber with good gloss.

Pen 2388 Parker "51" Full Size  $195  SOLD
 Aerometric. Forest Green. GF Cap 

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:NA
Point:   Medium point Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:  An "early" Aero color and falling just below Plum in cachet, this one sports a clean ding-free cap and a lush medium point. Clean Ding Free cap with no brassing . GF caps are less common amongst Aeros than are Lustraloy caps.

Pen 2260R Parker "51" Full Size  Vac-Fill 1946  $205 SOLD
"Jeweler's" style cap-band. Dove Gray.  Fully refrosted by El Zorno

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: No Dings Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $205 
COMMENTS:  The "Jeweler's" style cap-band, is a "better" Lustraloy cap. This one has received the full treatment courtesy of Ron. The raised lined band is fully reflective,  and full matte effect has been restored on the rest of the cap.

Pen 2263R  Parker 51  Full Size Aerometric $195 SOLD
Midnight Blue. GF  "clusters of converging lines" cap

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:  Midnight Blue i've found to be well less common than Teal, during the Aerometric Era. Nice pen. Particularly smooth writer.

Pen 2284 Parker "51" Aerometric Demi  $165 SOLD
Midnight Blue Barrel. Frosty Lustraloy Cap. 

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5" 12.8cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  Demi "51" is less common than full size and is not a small pen, running about as long as a Parker Vacumatic Major. Midnite Blue is less common than Teal, Gray, Burgundy and Black.  Very clean cap with no dings and with original frost intact.

Pen 2330 Parker "51' MARK II.  Aerometric. Full Size  $225 SOLD
Rage Red English Manufacture. Gold-Filled Cap.

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  NA Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  Mark III 51's share styling cues with Parker 51.  This one has a nice nib and grades lofty nearmint. Looks to have been filled. Not more "wrong" with it. Color is Rage Red. At least i think so.  Certainly brighter than the earlier Burgundy. Nice point.  A relatively uncommon "51" 

Pen 2331 Parker "51" Mark III  $195 SOLD
Black with Lustraloy Cap

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:  Mark III was final era "51" production and like Mark II shares contour cues with Parker 51. Aerometric fill of course. Mark III can be differentiated from Mark II at least in part by the metal top jewel of Mark III.  USA production. The last of the "51". For the collector seeking something off the beaten path.

Pen 2452R Parker Duofold Junior BHR  $175 SOLD
Early-ish Black Hard Rubber pen with medium (at least i don't believe it is the 'large')  imprint.

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity: N/A
Point: F-M Semi-Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 4 1/4" 11.7cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS:  An early 1920's Black Hard Rubber Duofold. Imprint either the  next to largest or largest  (suspect "nex to"). Good color, clean trim and nib. Imprint not perfect but not bad, the Lucky Curve banner is intact  but lost in the photo shadow. Nice semi-flex nib. 

Pen 2517 Parker Lucky Curve $155 SOLD
BHR- Lined "DQ-esque" pattern, though no DQ imprint. Flex nib

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color: Modest oliving CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity:
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  A 1928-ish Lucky Curve (essentially a sub-Duofold) long slender pen with smooth flex (moderate, not noodle)  nib. The lined chasing is a later pattern, one i'd vaguely believed associated with the "DQ" label, though this barrel imprint is simple Lucky Curve (no DQ). Very clean trim. Decent imprint. Mild oliving of the hard robber with good gloss.

Pen 2453R Parker True Blue Streamlined Ringtop ~ 1929  $195 SOLD
 Monster Nib Alert- Fine-to-Double-Broad High Flex

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Exc clarity:  Modest amber
PointMONSTER NIB  Imprint: Fine Size: 4 3/4" 11.9 cm
PRICE: $195  SOLD
COMMENTS:  A classic sub-Duofold-line pen by Parker, recently given tribute via the modern True Blue Duofold. This one is a decent but hardly stellar example. Very clean cap. Some barrel ambering. Imprint fully legible though not razor sharp. One flea-bite to the plastic below the imprint. Killer nib, no joke.

Pen 2435R  Parker Duofold Geometric (Toothbrush) $185  SOLD
Slender Model Green Celluloid 1939 

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color: Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity: N/A
Point:  XF-Med Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4" 12cm
PRICE: $185
COMMENTS:   Essentially a one-year model, the 1939 Duofold marked the reappearance of that name in Parker's lineup, following a several year absence. It slotted between the Deluxe and Royal Challengers  in price point, and bears a similar shape to those models.

No Brassing, couple light marks on cap-band. Deep manufacturer's imprint. Nice "visometer" gripping section clarity. Neat nib with some flex (not wet noodle) that lets it switch from baseline XF-ish to full medium on downstroke, with application of pressure.  Cap is bright, barrel has some brighter and darker regions, well shown in the two pictures, above.

Pen 2479R Parker "Toothbrush" Duofold Standard. Jet Black  $195 SOLD
Yeah, a black "Toothbrush". Is it my fault you cannot see the black toothbrushes against the black background?

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: NA
Point: Fine Semi-Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS: Essentially one year model 1939- early 1940. Toothbrush Duofold comes in four colors, counting Black. Black is the least common color, but of course is a bit less popular than the other colors, so tends to underprice those.  This one is very clean with smooth semi-flex nib. This is the larger size.

Pen 2448 Parker Royal Challenger Standard  $350 SOLD
Silver Pearl Type III Pen. Excellent color.

Overall Grade: Extrafine
Metal: Lite wear Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-Med Semiflex Imprint:  Nearmint Size: 5 5/16" 13.2cm
PRICE: $350
COMMENTS:  Final member of the Challenger Family, the Royal is appreciated for its startling appearance.  This one is Step Clip with wide Barley Capband, more impressive than the earlier-style Triple Cap-band. Celluloid color is outstanding on this one, lacking the usually-seen ambering. Clip trim is very clean. Cap-band has some wear, without brassing. 

Pen 2460R  Parker English Duofold  $170 SOLD
"Stubby Sr"-ish Model. Teal.

Overall Grade:Exc
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Medium Imprint: ExtraFine Size: 5" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $170
COMMENTS:  A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Very nice medium+ point with plump iridium.

Pen 2172 Parker Pastel Pencil. Blue Moire Late 1920's  $65 SOLD
Price stickers in place. Excellent color

Overall Grade: Exc Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  NA clarity:    NA
Point:   NA Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 1/2" 11.5cm PRICE: $65 
COMMENTS: A rather clean pencil. Stands on its own or use to complete a set. The eraser is pretty well gone with the remnant quite petrified.

Pen 1440 Parker Premier. ~1932. So called- "thrift pen". $295  SOLD
Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  excellent . clipball brass only Color:  Superb  CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  bright amber clarity Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Medi um- smooth wet line Imprint:   exc Size:  4 7/8" by 1/2" PRICE: $295 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Believed produced from 1932-1936, Parker's Premier (and smaller sibling, Moderne) are amongst the most avidly collected "lower price point" Parkers from this era. Found in a cornucopia of colors not seen in other  Parkers, one probably could  track down dozens of different patterns. Many of these are heavily discolored, badly brassed, and generally worn. This one... is not. Great color, brassing only to the clip ball, and  razor imprint render  it a worthy pen, no doubt.

Pen 1639 Parker Duofold "Jeweler's" Style cap-band  1940   $115 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: VG Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    Perfect
Point:  Med Semi-Flex
Imprint:  perfect Size: 5" by
PRICE: $115 
COMMENTSThis Vac Quack is fond of striped 1940's Duofolds, having dozens in the collection. Button Fill pens less often can be offered for sale and the vast majority of those are the catalogued smooth-band variety. The factory-issue "Jeweler's" cap-band pens are well less common and represent a serious bump in cachet. Available in four colors and two sizes, one could hunt 8 of these. I've got 'em all.

This blue/gray Lady Duofold has nice eye appeal. Great color and imprint.  The major flaw is a shallow crimp mark across the cap-band, resulting in a lower price than its sisters n' brothers offered here.


Pen 1797 Parker Duofold. Button Fill.
Uncommon "Jeweler's" style cap-band. Smaller size   $135 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Nice Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:  This Vac Quack is fond of striped 1940's Duofolds, having dozens in the collection. Button Fill pens less often can be offered for sale and the vast majority of those are the catalogued smooth-band variety. The factory-issue "Jeweler's" cap-band pens are well less common and represent a serious bump in cachet. Available in four colors and two sizes, one could hunt 8 of these. I've got 'em all.

This one is clean and has a very nice medium nib. The imprint is quite sharp and shows better in person than in the picture.


Pen 2340 Parker Modern Duofold $SOLD
George Bush Vice Presidential Inaugural Pen.

Overall Grade:  NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med Imprint:  Exc Size
PRICE: $SOLD 
COMMENTS:   Serious special edition pen, part of the Erano-Isaacson hoard (not yet advertised here... but soon) acquired from a retired  regional distributor some months back

Pen 1638 Parker Duofold 1941 Button-Fill. Dusty Red Celluloid  $235 SOLD
large size "Jeweler's style" cap-band. Sweet

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  F-Med Semi-flex
Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $235
COMMENTSThis Vac Quack is fond of striped 1940's Duofolds, having dozens in the collection. Button Fill pens less often can be offered for sale and the vast majority of those are the catalogued smooth-band variety. The factory-issue "Jeweler's" cap-band pens are well less common and represent a serious bump in cachet. Available in four colors and two sizes, one could hunt 8 of these. I've got 'em all.

This one is the larger of the two sizes, in Dusty Red celluloid. Very clean pen with minimal  trim speckling here n' there.

Pen 1777 Parker Striped Duofold Senior. Dusty Rose Celluloid
2nd Generation. Vacumatic Fill 
  $220 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc V-nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    nope
Point:  Fine Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $220 
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.

This one has nice color, decent imprint, smooth fine nib and not much barel clarity

Pen 1766 Parker "$3.75 Pen" 1933  Larger Model 1933 SOLD
Burgundy Pearl Celluloid  $300
A so-called "Thrift Time Pen"

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Specks brass on clip Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Medium Semi-Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $300
COMMENTSLumped into the garbage-can term "Thrift Time Pen", the revelation of a Dec 1933 Parkergram allowed specific description of this model for the first time.  Available in four colors and two sizes with the smaller size found with clip or ring, one can collect 12 catalogue described variants. Hefty pens, the stepped clip ties to the 1934 Type II Parker Parkette and evokes pens by Eclipse and Monroe, amongst others. The matching end-pieces add charm. Often found discolored, crazed or quite worn, this one lacks those problems. The only negative are a few specks of brassing on the clip.   Eye-popping color

Pen 2103 Parker Pastel Moire Set. Turquoise $250 SOLD
Flex nib

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex Imprint:  VG Size: 4 3/8" 11,1cm
PRICE: $250
COMMENTS:   Parker's pastel pens from the late 1920's can be found in a variety of evolutionary styles in both pure and moire patterns. This one is a ratherrrr nice example. Pen has excellent color, minimal trim wear, but does show some central lightness of the imprint. Pencil is excellent.  A nice flexible nib on the pen only enhances the package.

Pen 2393 Parker Duofold (English) 1950's $75 SOLD
Stubby Senior or somesuch. Jet Black

Overall Grade:  G-VG
Metal: VG Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  None
Point:   M-B Imprint:  About GOne Size5 1/8" 12.9cm PRICE: $75
COMMENTS:   A plump vintage Duofold, this one has the wide "maxima" cap-band, but is stubby in contour. A squat chunky pen. Aerometric self-filler. This english pen is about the size of  a Vacumatic Major.   It packs a smooth broad point. Obviously, the pen has been personalized.  This is the "affordable user" from the bunch. Perhaps i shall plonk it into "Vacumania's Basement" should life give me the couple hours free to address that orphan page. Nice nib.

Pen 2246F Parker 1940's "Striped" Duofold. Button Fill. 1942  $165 SOLD
Blue/Gray Celluloid . Smooth Fine Point. Uncatalogued Variant

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Smooth Fine Firm Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $165 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Striped Duofold was the first Parker Series available with two different self-filling systems, either vac-fill or button-fill. This one (as with all black blind-cap DF's) is a button filler.  Button-fill DF's were catalogued with medium smooth cap-band only, but uncatalogued pens crop up with the so-called "Jeweler's" lined band and- in blue/gray only- twith the triple thin band.  No one seems to know why this band appeared only on blue pens.  This one has couple light marks to plastic and capbands. Unbrassed.

Pen 2319 Parker Lucky Curve Pastel  $175 SOLD
Magenta Moire Flat Top. 1928-ish

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc*
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine  Imprint:  Extra Fine Size:4 1/2" 11..2cm
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:  These slender pens were offered in a radical colors spread and made the jump to the streamlined era at Parker. A nice example. Good color, though ont perfect. The fine point Parker Pen  nib is from the mid 1930's. Trim clean with bit of brassing at top of clip as well as the "usual" clip-ball area. Top end piec shows light definition of the knurling.

Pen 2355 Parker Lucky Curve 24 1/2  $145 SOLD
Early 1920's Pen with Duofold-esque styling

Overall Grade: VG
Metal: VG Color:  Oxidation noted CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc+
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium FLEX Imprint:  Weak Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTS:  About the  length of a Duofold Senior, this chased hard rubber, bandless, white-trimmed pen features a #4 Parker Lucky Curve nib. The pen is intact and sound, but shows obvious wear. The hard rubber has olived (I'm not a big fan of recoloring), the white trim still shows some original lustre, but has speckling, brassing, as shown.  Imprint is light and is centrally gone.  Still, a sweet flex Medium point clean Lucky Curve #4, which likely retails not far from the cost of the complete restored pen.

Pen 2363M Parker 22 1/2 Ringtop $185 SOLD
Black Chased HR. Near Mint. Superb. Flex nib

Overall Grade: NM
Metal: Exc Color:  NM CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex Imprint:  NM Size: 4 3/4" 12cm
PRICE: $185
 COMMENTS:  The Lucky Curve (Jack Knife Safety imprints early on) preceded and overlapped the Duofold, whose basic looks is shared between the two series.  Often, but not always, underpricing the Duofold, the Lucky Curve JKS series presented a wide variety of sizes and of trim configurations.  This one... pops. Superb original color and chasing, the  imprint is razor sharp (poorly shown in the diffuse-light photo abrove).  This is the cleanest chased (which is what adds the "1/2" to the model number) BHR Lucky Curve i've owned.  If you've looked at worn out black hard rubber pens and wondered why folks rushed to buy them back in the day (not that there was much alternative), this is the sort of pen that makes the aesthetic appeal quite clear.  Flex nib does not hurt. Restored and ready to write.

Pen 2341R Parker Duofold  Junior Flat-top 1929  $375 SOLD
Superb Jade Color.  Broad Stub Nib

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc+ CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc*
Threads  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Broad Stub Imprint: Exc Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $375 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Fitting with a Parker Lucky Curve (non Duofold) Broad Stub nib, this one has top color.

Pen 2362M Parker Pastel Lucky Curve. Late 1920's  $155 SOLD
Lilac Celluloid. Moderately Flexible Nib. Pretty script Personalization.

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  SHARP Size: 4 3/8" "  11.1cm
PRICE: $155
COMMENTSThese slender pens were offered in a radical colors spread and made the jump to the streamlined era at Parker.  This one is- i believe- the earliest form with single cap-band, flat-top contour and "lucky curve" imprint.  A pretty lilac color with bit of lightening of the native color (protected under the cap). Sharp Parker imprint. Charming script "LBW" personalization in barrel. Trace brassing only to clip ball and some light marks to cap-band.  The proper Parker Lucky Curve nib has fair amount of flexibility. I see this color less often than the more rich blues/greens/reds.

Pen 2349R Parker Deluxe Challenger 1st Gen.  $175 SOLD
Silver Pearl "Plaque-on-Black" celluloid. 1936

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-Med Nib Imprint:  Exc Size 5 1/16" 12.9cm PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:Those who know me are familiar with my "silver pearl" screed.  Gray Parkers with white trim tend to underprice other colors as this color seems a bit more common than others, shows discoloration more than other colors, and has "white" trim  does not lend itself to polish the way GF does, so often the pens have a drab look. On other hand, gem examples really pop; they show why this color crops up a bunch today, as back in their day they sold well becaue they are... very very pretty. This one is the best gray Deluxe Challenger i've owned (hey, does that mean anything?).  Almost painful to part with it, but hey, i'll get over it.  This one is a first generation pen with the ball-clip. 1936 date code on barrel and nib. Bottom band shows bit of brassing. rest of trim is sweet.  Responsive fine-med nib

Pen 2394R Parker Deluxe Challenger Standard $155
 2nd Generation. Burgundy "Plaque-on-Black" celluloid.  1938

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity: N/A
Point:   Fine-Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  A very crisp example of a 2nd Generation (blad clip, 1937+) Deluxe Challenger.   Rich color. Clean trim. 

Pen 2345R Parker "Challenger 2nd Generation 1940   $125  SOLD
 Mottled Burgundy Celluloid 

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $125 
COMMENTS:  Final year of Challenger production. A wet writing fine-medium nib that "sings" across the page. Nice crisp example.

Pen 2347R Parker striped "Sacless Duofold" 1941  $225 SOLD
Superb barrel clarity.
(note- if turns out this one is cleaner than the one in my own collection... i might pull the ad)

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:   Superb
Point:   Fine-med Imprint:  Ex Size: 5 1/4" 13.3cm
PRICE: $225 SOLD
COMMENTS:  The Sacless Duofold (also called Duofold Junior) and the smaller Sub-Deb were the only models in the "Striped" Duofold series found in black. Two clarity patterns exist. This one has an updated form of "longitudinal windows". The transparency is superb. The trim is superb.  What can i say, i'm fond of black Parkers with good clarity.  Note that is just dust on bottom of pen in picture, NOT toothies.   Not such an easy pen to find this clean. In fact, when i catch up on life, if turns out this one is cleaner than the one in my striped DF collection... i mite pull the ad. Or maybe i won't. Such is the charm of having too many pens lying about :)  Smooth writer borderline  semi-flex.

Pen 2176  Parker "51" Vacumatic-filler. Jet Black $135  SOLD

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine - XF Imprint:  none Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:  A basic full size "51" quite clean and working nicely. No dings whatsoever but some light rub to the cap fronts. the shiny wide lip provides nice contrast.  No evidence of imprint on barrel. Either one that lost it or someonne  buffed it out. Pen seems clean enough that the latter seems less likely.
 
Pen 2187  Parker "51" Aerometric. Burgundy. 1950's  $165 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: XF Imprint:  NA Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS: Excellent plastic and metal with nice preservation of original cap frost.

Pen 2221 Parker 45 Coronet Set-in-Box. $185 SOLD
Magenta Metallic Finish. Boxed set not shown to usual scale.

Overall Grade:  NM/Mint
Metal: perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: perfect
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-med Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTSMetallic finish Coronets are amongst the hefty and desirable from this series, which can range from very basic classic up to $2000 solid-gold-weave Tiffany variants. This one is nice. Maybe full mint, certainly nearmint (no ink when i dipped it in water). Box has instructions and spare cartridge undereath pad. Pen has converter already attached.

Pen 2258R Parker 51 Aerometric Plum pair $270 SOLD
Full Size Pair ~ 1949

Overall Grade:  Exc Pen
Metal: Exc Pen Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA Initials in barrel
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $270 
COMMENTSPlum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  Pen is full Excelllent with very frosty "wide lip" early cap with long clip.  The pen has heat stamped initials in barrel. Probably could be reversed, but I tend not to mess with such. I had a spare full size pencil sitting about (gold fill cap with couple tiny dings) so paired it up with the pen. Usual price for Excellent Plum pen (without initials) is $325. Think i've priced this pair to tempt.

Pen 2333 Parker "51" Aerometric. Full Size.  $215 SOLD
Cocoa. Nearmint.


Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $215 
COMMENTS:  Cocoa is one of the "better" Aero colors. This seems to be a particularly light shade. Nearmint pen with medium nib

Pen 2337 Parker "51" Vac-Fill Full Size $100 SOLD
Cedar Blue Barrel. Lustraloy Cap 1944

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: Extrafine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $100 
COMMENTS:  A nice basic vac-fill "51".   No dings but some light wear  to the cap. Plastic is pretty clean.

Pen 2091 Parker "51" Burgundy. Full Size $225 SOLD (Again)
Near- Mint Stickered.

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS: Nearly mint, more than nearly  Stickered. Not too much more to say.  Perfectly clear sac, minimal drawer marks to the fragile cap frost. Superb.

Pen 2380 Parker "51" Flighter $365 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  N/A CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    N/A
Point:   Fine Imprint:  N/A Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $365
COMMENTS:  Nice frosty Flighter. No dings. specks of brassing only at very top ede of clip ring.

Pen 2406  Parker "51" Aerometric. Demi. PLUM  1949  $290
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water.

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: No dings Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Medium Imprint:  Exc Size5" 12.9cm PRICE: $290
COMMENTS:  This year's run of Plum Aeros has been... enervating.  Not quite sure how many passed through the site, but probably a dozen or more.  Thought i was down just to one pair of Plums, when one more straggled through the door. This rather nice example, with GF cap- clusters of converging lines-  marks the last of my current  back-stock of Plums.  A very clean example

Pen 2351R  Parker 51  Full Size Vac-fill  1946 $165 SOLD
 Cedar Blue. GF  "clusters of parallel lines" cap

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  NA Size: 5 3/8" 13.7cm
PRICE: $165
COMMENTSBasic single jewel vac-fill era "51". Clean barrel with particularly good color match between blind cap and barrel (not always the case). Cap has one pin mark to the left/caudal to the clip.  El Zorno touched up the blue diamond after the photo was shot; it is now perfect.

Pen 2343R Parker "51" A first Year"  $SOLD
Cedar Blue with GF Wavy-Line cap with proper top imprint. Scarce cap.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $SOLD 
COMMENTS"First Year" pens make  popular target for collectors of this series.  The wavy-line cap with imprint at top is... tough.  Pen has proper and quite sharp blind cap maker's imprint. Metal bottom jewel. Plastic top jewel.

Pen 2196 Parker "First Year"Jotter Ballpoint early 1950's  $135

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   NA Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 " 12.8 cm
PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:  First Year Jotters have become quite collectable. This one is clean.   The lined nylon barrel with no end cone is the key identifier to the early Jotter. Takes modern refills and has working cartridge now.

Pen 2029 Parker "51" with Squiggle-Lines cap (better pattern) Gray   $225  

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  The Squiggle Lines cap is found in Gold Filled metal and comes in both "first year" and non-"first year" variants. This one is non-first-year as it has the Parker imprint at bottom of cap. Very clean cap.

Pen 2283 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size $180 SOLD
Teal Barrel. Frosty Lustraloy Cap. Plump Medium NIb

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: No Dings Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $180 
COMMENTS:  Perhaps the most collected pen, "51" offers many varieties to today's collector. This 1950's Aerometric pen in clean Teal plastic, has a ding free cap, nice frost remaining, and a wet-writing medium nib, a nice find given most of the pens are fine point.

Pen 2154 Parker 51 Cedar Blue with superb lined Sterling cap
 Full Size.  1948  $205 SOLD


Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $205  SOLD
COMMENTS: The overwhelming majority of lined sterling caps have dings and heavy loss of rhodium plating. This one has no dings amd kist slight speckling and bit of rub/loss to the rhodium. Very pretty cap.

Pen 2328 Parker "51" full sized pen  $90 SOLD
Cedar Blue. Lustraloy cap

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine . Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $90  SOLD
COMMENTS:  Quite clean cap.  Smooth Fine Point. Light marks and scratches on the barrel. Nice user. 30 minutes with micro-mesh would improve the barrel. I don't feel like spending the 30 minutes right now :)

Pen 2262R Parker 51 Full Size Vac-fill $185 SOLD
Cedar Blue. Lined Sterling Cap.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine . Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $185  SOLD
COMMENTS:  The overwhelming majority of lined sterling caps have dings, wear to the soft silver knurling  and heavy loss of rhodium plating. This one does well by those measures.  The rhodium is intact save for small area to right of clip. Sharp lines. No dings. Crisp cap.

Pen 2334 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size $215 
Forest Green. 1949. Early "Long Clip" and Barrel Imprint


Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   XF-F Imprint:  NM Size: 5  1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $215
COMMENTS:   Forest Green  is one of the "better" Aero colors. This is an early example with long-clip and chromed filler unit.

Pen 2335 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size  $235  SOLD
 Burgundy with Gold Filled Cap. Barrel nib-grade sticker


Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med (fine side) Imprint:  NM Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $235 
COMMENTS:  Aeros crop up more frequently with Lustraloy caps than with gold-filled caps. This gold-filled  cap features "clusters of converging lines" pattern. Superb condition. Early Aerometric with 1949 date code on barrel, long-clip on cap and chromed filler unit. Barrel sticker indicates Medium nib, but nib is on the fine side of htat, in practice
 
Pen 2256R Parker "51" Aerometric $175 SOLD
Demi in Cocoa with  Gold Filled cap. 

Overall Grade:  User Grade
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9 cm
PRICE: $175  SOLD
COMMENTS:   The second fastest seller at this website, Parker 51's are rather popular with collectors. Cocoa is a better color. Undinged Gold Filled cap  does not hurt. Deeply stamped "clusters of converging lines" pattern.  Fine point. Very clean pen.

Pen 2219  Parker "51"  PLUM Aerometric Demi Set-in-Box $335  SOLD
 Set in Box not shown to usual scale

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   FINE Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 " 12.9cm
PRICE: $335  SOLD
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most high cachet  colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  Clean frosty lustraloy caps on this set. Sharp first quarter 1949 imprint. Elastics in box are a bit loose.

Pen 2214 Parker 51 Aerometic full size Set in Box $235 SOLD
Burgundy Plastic. Image not shown to usual scale

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $235 
COMMENTSAn "early" Aerometic still sporting a barrel imprint (1949 date code) and the long feather clip which shortly after would give way to shorter clip. Superb set fully restored with smooth firm fine point. Couple light shiny areas on cap where frost has been lost (see one such line  in the pic by the elastic). A top 5% condition set.  The elastics in the box are- obviously- loose. Clean repeater-style pencil.

Pen 2308 Parker 51 Aerometric Full Size $425 SOLD
DEMONSTRATOR

Overall Grade:  NM
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine  Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $425
COMMENTS: Part of a recent store hoard of 1950's Parkers,  this demo has clean plastic. I have flushed the front end since i took the photo, so the hood now is quite clear too. Original Demonstrators are not common.  Barrel is nearmint.  Cap has light wear.

Pen 2215 Parker "51" Aerometric FLIGHTER Set-in-Box  $525 SOLD
Image not shown to usual scale

Overall Grade:  Exc-NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $525 SOLD 
COMMENTS:  A rather clean set.

Pen 2216 Parker "51" India Black full size set-in-box  $215
Vac-Fill 1948 with correct-for-1948 feather clip with wide-lip cap
Image not shown to usual scale

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch   perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $215 
COMMENTS:  The cop is not exotic but it is desirable. The early Aero / final Vac caps have long clips. More have the  thin polished cap-lip than this one's wide ap-lip. Kosher on 1948 Vac fill pens.  A clean, restored Vac-Fill set in India Black plastic. This one just pops. Crisp.

Pen 2304 Parker "51" Vac-Fill True Demonstrator $675 SOLD
Nearmint. Mid 1948 Date Code/Parker Stamp.

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $675 
COMMENTS:  Original Demonstrator.  mid 1948 Imprint. Nearmint condition. Beautiful.

Pen 2257R Parker "51" Aerometric $285 PLUM SOLD
Demi with Gold Filled Cap

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $285 
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.    Nice pen

Pen 2296 Parker "51" Aerometric Flighter $370 sold
Excellent writer. Smooth wet Fine-Med nib.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2 " 13.8cm
PRICE: $370 
COMMENTS:  Undinged flighter with superb point- wet fine-med smooth line. Clean metal with modest frost.

Pen 2336 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size  $215 SOLD
Jet Black.  Gold-Filled Cap. Near Mint with  Barrel Price Sticker


Overall Grade:  Near Mint
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Med (fine side) NA Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $215 
COMMENTS:   Aeros crop up more frequently with Lustraloy caps than with gold-filled caps. This gold-filled  cap features "clusters of converging lines" pattern. Superb condition. Sticker flags pen for Medium point,  but to my hand on water testing the line seems a solid fine.

Pen 2259R Parker 51 Full Size  Vac Fill 1946  $165 SOLD
Full Size. Cedar Blue. Gold Filled Cap (clusters of parallel lines)

Overall Grade:  extra Fine
Metal: No Dings Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Extra Fine Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 5 3/8" 13.9cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  Gold-filled cap has no dings. Two tone clutch ring. One speck of color lightening on blind cap.

Pen 2264R Parker 51 Full Size Aerometric  $150 SOLD
FrankenPlum.

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 " 12.8 cm
PRICE: $150 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Plum barrel with Burgundy Hood. Priced for the barrel value.


Pen 2293 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size  $185 SOLD
Midnight Blue. Lustraloy Cap

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: no dings Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 9/16" 13.9cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS: Very nice writing pen. Clean undinged cap.  Modest original frost remains still with good overall lustre. 

Pen Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size $155 SOLD
Jet Black. 1950's.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: No Dings Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine  Imprint:  NA Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm PRICE: $155
COMMENTSClean example with nice frosty cap

Pen 2332 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size. $165 SOLD
Forest Green 

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  Forest Green is one of the "better" Aero colors, though it lacks the cachet of Plum.  Clean pen. No dings. Moderate original frost remains.

Pen 2324 Parker 61 Flighter Deluxe. English 1960's  $270 SOLD
Oblique Broad Nib. Reliable Converter Fill. Monster Nib Alert

Overall Grade:  NM+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Perfect
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Oblique Broad Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6cm
PRICE: $270 
COMMENTS:  Perfect condition. Might have been  dipped. Original Tag. A batch number barrel band (can simply be peeled away). Killer nib.

Pen 2167 Parker "51" Aerometric DEMI.  PLUM  $255 SOLD

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  Exc clarity:   mild
Point:  plump medium Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/16"  12.9cm
PRICE: $255
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap with long clip.   This one has one very fine superficial scratch on the gripping section (hood). 

Pen 2121 Parker "51" Special:  Aerometric FP/BP set Burgundy $285
Note that Parker "51" Ballpoints are far more scarce than Fountain Pens

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: excd
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $285 
COMMENTS:  The  "51" BP's are scarce, relative to FP's and to Pencils, and my chats with those who hunt the "51"  BP's suggests that Burgundy is a better color in the 51-BP hierarchy.

Pen 2072 Parker "51' Vacumatic-fill Demi $240 SOLD
Cordovan. A 1-year-ish Model. Near Mint Stickered.

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Neamint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM 
Clutch: perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint: Exc Size: 4 7/8"
PRICE: $240 
COMMENTSParker "51" introduced the Demi model in 1947. It was the first "51" to pack a long feather clip.  Produced for just one year, it features caps found only on this model- one should watch for swapped caps from more common models. This set is superb, still packing original sticker on the pen.

Pen 1949 Parker "51" Aerometric Forest Green Demi Set in Box $175 SOLD

Overall Grade: Near Mint
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS: Little to say. Superb condition. Heavily frosted caps. Only negative is internal. The chorme finish filler unit has flaking of the chrome. So it goes.

Pen 1961-A Parker"75" Sterling Cisele Mint In Box $250 Medium Nib
Label, Instructions, Adjuster Key

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $250 
COMMENTSMint, Stickered, Boxed, Labelled 1972-ish Parker 75 with Medium nib. Pristine.

Pen 1961-C Parker"75" Sterling Cisele Mint In Box $275 Broad Nib
Label, Instructions, Adjuster Key (note image has been recycled from pen 1961A)

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Broad Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $275 
COMMENTSMint, Stickered, Boxed, Labelled 1972-ish Parker 75 with Medium nib. Pristine pen.  This one has some speckling to the outer box.

Pen 2201 Parker English Duofold Maxima  $185 SOLD
Jet Black. 1950's. Aerometric fill.  Medium+  nib

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium  Flex. Imprint:  Lite but complete Size5 5/8" 14.3cm PRICE: $185
COMMENTS:  A rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Maxima" imprint. Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them. A big honkin' pen from Parker England at time that USA-made pens were wee skinny things.

Plump medium+ point.  NICE FLEX. Clean pen with superb trim.  Note the pic above shows the closed pen 2202 (reused the closed-pen image). The imprint is somewhat lighter on this pen.


Pen 1918 Parker Parkette Deluxe 1938  $45

Overall Grade: VG
Metal: Brassing to clip Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: F-XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $45 
COMMENTSThe Parkette family of pens- third tier lever filling pens- saw quite the variety of product during an eight year run. This one is the second generation Parkette Deluxe, with arrow clip and stacked-coin cap-band.  Clean plastic. Some capband brassing. Brassed clip.


Pen 1778 Parker Striped Duofold Senior. Blue-Gray Celluloid
Vacumatic Fill. "Transition" or 1.5th Generation Pen
  $175 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Fine
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Fine-Med Semi-Flex Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTSThis 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.

During 1942 the Duofold switched from metal to plastic filler, from Triple to Single Cap-band and from Double to Single Jewel.   The cap-band and nib switch lagged the other two. Thus, single jewel, plastic filler-unit pens are found with 1942 date codes, in single jewel , triple-band form. That's what this is.  Mild even wear results in some brassing to cap-band in a light but fully legible imprint. An odd duck pen for he who wishes a very nice writer and/or an uncommon variant of Duofold. Very smooth writer.

Pen 2188 Parker "51" Aerormetric.   $725 SOLD
Custom Sterling and Gold (leaf?) Overlay

Overall Grade:  exc
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $725 
COMMENTS I chose this pen couple years back from a selection of about 20 customized Sterling 51's.  Gold leaf  provides the highlights. I've enjoyed using it during the last couple years, but it is time for it to find a new home.  Gorgeous pen.

Pen 2189 Parker 45  "Black Shield"   English $235 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Mint
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
clutch.  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $235 SOLD 
COMMENTS:  A Flex A high-cachet English 45, part of the flighter-like acid-etched family, though the shields seem to be applied to smooth surface for this style pen.

Pen 1528 Parker '51' Double Jewel.
Cordovan.  Clusters-of-Converging-Lines cap  $325 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extrafine Trim:  Exc
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch  Perfect  Cap.  Single tiny pin ding

Point: Fine
Imprint:   VG Size:  5.5" PRICE: $325  SOLD
COMMENTS:   Double Jewel  51's grow more difficult to find. This is a decent  example.

Pen 2164  Parker "51" Aerometric. PLUM  $325 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.9cm
PRICE: $325 SOLD
COMMENTS: Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap with long clip.  Nice original frost. Wide-lip cap is bit less common than the thin-lip variety.

Pen 2165 Parker "51" Aerometric. PLUM  $325 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: extra fine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   XF-F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.7 cm PRICE: $325
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap with long clip.  No dings. Some wear to frost.

Pen 2166  Parker "51" Aerometric. PLUM  $325 SOLD

Overall Grade: NM+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.7cm PRICE: $325 SOLD 
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap with long clip. 

Pen 2169 Parker "51" Special.  Mid 1950's  $175 SOLD
Absolutely Mint. Medium-Broad Nib.

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch  perfect clarity: NA
Point:   Medium-Broad Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm
PRICE: $175  ON HOLD
COMMENTS:  A proper "51" Special with electropolished cap, black top jewel and octanium nib. Big chunk of iridium on the nib.

Pen 2116 Parker Jotter "1st Year" Cherry Red ridged nylon $175 SOLD

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   NA Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13.0cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS:  First Year Jotters are popular with collectors. The image underserves the bright cherry red nylon as my camera just does not like bright red. The image at normal color washed out all the line, which show now- sort of- with a bit of desaturation done to the photo.   A very clean pen. No refill included, but i believe these take modern Parker refills, even Gels.

Pen 2117 Parker Jotter "1st Year" Cherry Red ridged nylon $145

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.0cm
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTS:  TFirst Year Jotters are popular with collectors. The image underserves the bright cherry red nylon as my camera just does not like bright red. The image at normal color washed out all the line, which show now- sort of- with a bit of desaturation done to the photo. This one has light wear to barrel. No refill included, but i believe these take typical modern Parker refills, even gels.

Pen 2091 Parker "51" Burgundy. Full Size $225
Mint Stickered.

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS: Mint Stickered. Not too much more to say.  Perfectly clear sac, minimal drawer marks to the fragile cap frost. Superb.

Pen 2093 Parker "51" Forest Green. Full Size  $165

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:   the 1951 date code is legible on barrel. Cap has no dings and still has decent original frost 

Pen 2122 Parker 51 Aerometric Full Size. Teal. Gold-Filled Cap $175

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:  A bright crisp Teal with ding-free unbrassed gold-filled cap. Nice writer too. "parallel lines" pattern to the cap.

Pen 1803 Parker "51" Aerometric. Full Size Pen. 1948
Coco.  Very clean n' frosty cap   $165 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $165 SOLD 
COMMENTS:  Superb early Aerometric "51". 1948 barrel imprint. "Long" arrow clip. Coco is a "better" color

Pen 1804 Parker "51" Aerometric. Full Size Pen.
Teal Blue. Very clean n' frosty cap  $145

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc- Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Wet Fine-Med Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTSAnother clean and frosty 51. If you are a bit fatigued with those lustraloy caps that look like a well used stainless steel kitchen knife, pens like these will show why folks liked lustraloy caps when they were fresh. No Dings

Pen 1805 Parker "51" Aerometric. Full Size Pen.
Teal Blue with Gold Filled Cap  $160

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Extra Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $160 
COMMENTSA crisp teal Aerometric with clean gold-filled cap. Clusters-of-converging-lines pattern. Nice.

Pen 1943 Parker "51 Special" set in box  $145

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine- Medium Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTS: Nice frosty caps. Clean pen/pencil  in working order.  The Aerometric Special features a black top jewel, "octanium" nib and labelled filler unit inside. Instruction book, pen case  and outer (marked up a bit) cardboard box included.

Pen 1883 Parker "51" Aerometric. Forest Green Demi
Frosty Lustraly Cap.  ~1950  $165

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTSA very clean Demi Aerometric "51" in a "better" color. Nice medium nib. Frosty crisp cap.

Pen 1902 Parker "51 Special" Aerometric in Forest Green Full Size  SOLD
Plump Medium Nib  $175

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Lush Medium Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTSThe "51 Special" was introduced at a slightly lower price point than the usual "51". Featuring a black top jewel (instead of pearl) and packing an "octanium" nib, it is my understanding that Forest Green is not so common in this model, in particular.  A clean pen with nice Medium nib.

Pen 1824 Parker 75 "custom" in Black/Gold-Filled. French
Matching Black Top Jewel.  ? late 1970's.   $150

Overall Grade: Near Mint
Metal: NM Color:  Mint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine 18k Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $150
COMMENTSA late Parker 75. Cartridge/Converter filler (none included). Black Top Jewel. SUperb Condition

Pen 1966 Parker "51" Demi Vac-Filler.  Cedar Blue
Short run model with correct Demi Lustraloy Cap  $175 

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:   Essentially a one-year model appearing shortly before the switch to Aerometric, the vac-fill Demi packs caps found only in this model. This one is all correct. Very clean imprint.

Pen 2110 Parker Duofold Flat-Top Senior. The "Big Red" ~1927  $365 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 5 9/16" 14.0cm
PRICE: $365 
COMMENTS:  A clean example of one of the most collectable vintage pens. Cap rings are perfect. Clip has the "usual" brassing only on the clip-ball. Clean dark endpieces. Clear (though not nearmint) imprint. Packs the slightly later, more reliable comb feed. Nice nice medium point.

Pen 1770 Parker Duofold "Special" Streamline.   $175
Moderne Black and Pearl

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Fine Color:  So-so CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Duofodl Deluxe
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Lush Medium+ Imprint:  VG Size: 5"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTSDuofold Special- diameter of a Duofold Junior, barrel diameter longer than a Junior, at this late model marked as "Duofold Special"- is not so common a model.  This one has  marked barrel ambering, clean trim (save for the usual clip ball brassing) and a legible, but not razor sharp imprint. Has a Duofold Deluxe serial numbered nib.

Pen 1771 Parker Duofold Juniorette
Moderne Black and Pearl. Nice color   $140

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Fine-Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-med Imprint:  VG Size: 4 1/2"
PRICE: $140 
COMMENTS:  A nice clean later 1920's-early 1930's Duofold. Color is quite good though not perfect. Imprint is legible but light. Nice writer. Very clean trim.

Pen 2155 Parker Televisor  late 1930's $275 SOLD
An Excellent El Zorno restoration

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Bit o' brass top of clip Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine FLEX Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $275  SOLD
COMMENTS: This pen in the British/Canadian  markets served similar niche to the Deluxe Challenger in the USA. 

Pen 2151 Parker Duofold Senior. English. 1950's  $280  SOLD
Cherry Red

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:Medium  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.6cm
PRICE: $280 SOLD
COMMENTSA rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Senior" imprint. Aerometric self-filler. England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them. The Senior was one price point below the Maxima and features a slightly thinner cap-band than that pen. 

Pen 2160 Parker "Striped" Duofold green/gold 1944  $235
An Excellent El Zorno restoration

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: perfect clarity: Exc
Point:   Smooth Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $235 
COMMENTSThis 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.

This one is clean as a whistle, with superb barrel clarity.   Nib is fine bordering on XF and is quite smooth.

Pen 1896 Parker Duofold Senior 1942
Correct 1.5th (Transitional) Generation  

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Fine-Med 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.

This one is a mid 1942 watershed pen. Single jewel appeared start of 1942. The V-nib (two toned early on) kicked in mid 1942 as did the single cap-band cap style.  Mid 1942 pens crop up with mixed features. This one has the single jewel (of course) with early cap still, but with the newly introduced two-tone V-nib. Two-tone V-nibs are not common and this one has the platinum mask largely preserved. Color and clarity are nice. Trim has a bit of brassing to top cap-band, and couple light pin dings to the fat middle band. Pretty pen. Nice writer. Uncommon nib and pen variant.

Pen 1908 Parker Vacumatic Major. 3rd Generation 1942
A first year all correct "long" Major  $285 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $285  SOLD
COMMENTS:  An excellent example of the first generatrion Striped Duofold Senior.

SOLD Pen 2147 Parker Lucky Curve in Modernistic/True Blue. Flat-top ~1928  $285  SOLD
Fine High Flex Nib (Monster nib alert)

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Perfect Color:  Very Good CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine High Flex  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"  13.4 cm
PRICE: $285  SOLD
COMMENTS:  True Blue has found new popularity what with the release of Parker's new Duofold.  Finding the old ones is less easy :-)  This is the largest model produced, from back in the old days.  Cap color is excellent. Barrel is Very Good, with ambering as noted. Better than most, worse than some (gee, that keeps cropping up around here!).  Very sharp complete manufacturer's barrel imprint. Clean endpieces. Very clean trim.   Oh yeah, writes nicely too.

Pen 2148 Parker Lucky Curve in Modernistic/True Blue. Streamlined  ~1929  $175

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  VG CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex Nib Imprint:  VG Size: 4.5"  11.5cm
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:  True Blue has found new popularity what with the release of Parker's new Duofold.  Finding the old ones is less easy :-)   This is the smaller of the two streamlined models, introduced about a year after the flat top models.  Even ambering is noted,  perhaps a bit less impressive than the pic suggests and still likely in the best third of pens, regarding color. Nice flexy nibs. Capbands very clean, the clip ball has typical brassing .

Pen 2102 Parker Duofold Juniorette $275 SOLD
"Perfect" Jade Green Celluloid with price sticker residue on bottom of pen

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Perfect Size: 4.75"  11.8 cm
PRICE: $275 
COMMENTS:  OK. I'm fond of superb jade pens.  This one pops.  The picture, if anything, underrepresents the excllent color. Bottom of blind cap has some price sticker residue still on it.

Pen 2106 Parker Jack-Knife Safety Model 22 1/2  $185 On Hold
Black Chased Hard Rubber.  Ultra Flex. Fine to BBB

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Fine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Ultra-Flex Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $185 On Hold
COMMENTS:  Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife Safety Button Filler pens preceded and overlapped production of the vaunted Parker Duofold. Produced late 1910's to late 1920's this example strikes me as an early one, with the JKS imprint on cap and the full model number on butt of pen.  Clip is nickel with some wear and brassing as shown. Very crisp chasing and dark HR. 
 
Pen 2104 Parker Duofold Maxima. 1950's English $185
Jet Black

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5.75"  14.3cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  A rather massive pen for the era, this one is longer than any of the typical "oversized" pens from the USA during the 1930's-1960s and is about as wide as those pens.  The last of the pens from the era to feature the "arrow" nib. The barrel carries the "Maxima" imprint. Aerometric self-filler.

Pen 2105 Parker Duofold. 1950's English  $115
Cherry Red. Flex nib

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM  
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $100 
COMMENTS:  England carried on the wide feather clip and deco-band long after the USA had dispensed with them.  This one is very clean with razor sharp barrel imprint and nice flex with moderate degree of flex.

Pen 1880  Parker 24: Lucky Curve. Smooth Hard rubber  $150

Overall Grade: VG
Metal: Exc Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $150 
COMMENTSAn early Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife Safety. Intro'd before the Duofold, which barrowed much of the structure, this one has the "Jack Knife Safety" cap-imprint, the short top piece and the two-integer model number on bottom of blind-cap, all of which i believe indicate a pen early in the run, perhaps pre-1920.  Color is original with but slight oxidation. Imprints are legible though not razor sharp. Nice flexible Parker Lucky Curve #4 nib

Pen 1774 Parker Duofold Geometric ("Toothbrush") 1939
Silver Pearl Celluloid. Larger Model  $260

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point: Fine Semi-Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $260 
COMMENTS:  Essentially a one-year model, the 1939 Duofold marked the reappearance of that name in Parker's lineup, following a several year absence. It slotted between the Deluxe and Royal Challengers  in price point, and bears a similar shape to those models. Often found severely discolored, this one in fact is rather clean.

Slight barrel ambering is noted. Trim is excellent.  Nice semi-flex nib

Pen 2036 Parker Deluxe Challenger. Green Celluloid 1937   $195  

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  NM CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Perfect
Point:  F Imprint:  NM Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:  Deluxe Challenger cost $3.50 and the set $5, back in the day.  The Deluxe was characterized by a triple-capband and by "chunky" pattern in which color chips seem dropped onto a black background, quite different from the regular Challener Many of these turn up heavily ambered and painfully worn.   This one is not. Color is perfect. Trim is perfect. Gorgous set.

Pen 2016 Parker  Royal Challenger Larger Size 1937
Burgundy Celluloid    $425  

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE$425
COMMENTS:  Final member of the Challenger Family, the Royal is appreciated for its startling appearance.  This one is Step Clip with wide Barley Capband, more impressive than the earlier-style Triple Cap-band. For the purists out there (i include myself), i do raise possibility the cap is slightly later than barrel. I generally see the Barley Band on 1938-40 pens. This one has a mid 1937 date code. Literature utterly is lacking to prove the date at which the band appeared, but this one is on the cusp of being "too early" based just on my observation.  Did not stop me from buying it. I've enjoyed owning it. But... now you have all the facts and supposition.  Gorgeous pen with perfect line-up (probably by chance) of the herringbone pattern on cap and barrel

Pen 1794 Parker Striped Duofold Senior in Dusty Rose Celluloid 1945
2nd Generation
  $250

Overall Grade: Near Mint
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc "V" nib
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Fine- XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $250 
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.

This one is clean as a whistle, with superb barrel clarity.

Pen 2095 Parker "51" Yellowstone Yellow (Mustard) Vacumatic Filler  $725
Nearmint.

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM 
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $725
COMMENTS:   After dinner, when  Ron Zorn over at the www.mainstreetpens.com repair lab opened up this one for restoration, he grinned a bit and muttered, "hmmm, some ink on the collector but nothing in the barrel.   Near mint. Dipped not filled.  Not too bad at all".  Often, Mustard "51" pens carry typical apologies- worn imprint, stress marks near back of barrel, staining of hood, barrel cracks. This one has none of those flaws. A very crisp pen including ding-free Gold-Filled cap in "converging lines" or Custom style cap. Razor manufacturer's imprint.  Indeed... not too shabby.  A yellow "51" that doesn't look too different what for 60+ years under its belt.  May not be returned if filled.

Pen 2142  Parker "51" Nassau Green Double Jewel 1944 $715
Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm
PRICE: $715 
COMMENTS:  Nassau is the toughest color to find and carries the most cachet for today's collector, from the "51" Vac-fill era.  This one pops.  Perfect color match amongst blind cap, barrel and hood. No stress marks or ink staining to the plastic.  Why not "near mint"?  Well... imprint is complete but not nearmint, the two tone effect is largely gone from the clutch ring, and a tiny tick on the bottom metal tassie is present.  The cap is a lined gold-filled cap free of brassing  and dings.
 
Pen 2083 Parker "51" Flighter.  $300

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Ex Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition:  Ex
Clutch  perfect clarity: NA
Point:  crisp Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5.5" 13.8cm
PRICE: $300 
COMMENTS:  No dings on the barrel or cap. Solid amount of original frost with light wear marks here and there.  The clutch ring (not showing with pen closed, of course) shows a tiny nick.  Nice point. Wet writer easily keeps up with my scrawl. 

Pen 2084 Parker "51" Flighter $350
Fully refrosted finish courtesy of Ron Zorn.

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch: perfect clarity:   NA
Point:    extra fine/acct. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5.5" 13.8cm
PRICE: $350 
COMMENTS:  A quite sharp example with no dings and with cap finish fully refrosted. Very very fine point, getting into "accountant" point zone

Pen 2085 Parker "51" Aerometric Demi "Plum" $285

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Sharp Size: 5" 12.8cm
PRICE: $285 
COMMENTS: Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap. Nice gold-filled cap with no dings and a crisp wet fine point.

Pen 2086 Parker "51" Aerometric Demi "Plum" Set  $325 ON HOLD
Pen grades Excellent. Pencil has some trim wear/brassing

Overall Grade: Extrafine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM 
Clutch:  perfect clarity:   Superb
Point:   Extra Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5" 12.8cm pen
PRICE: $325  ON HOLD
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa. Pen grades Excellent or better with sharp barrel imprint and clean cap free of dings.  Pencil has speckling of brass, actually less impressive in person than is shown by the picturs.

Pen 2087 Parker "51" Aerometric full size  "Plum" 1949 $325
Cap fully refrosted by Ron Zorn

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:   Nope Plastic: perfect
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5.5" 13.8cm"
PRICE: $325 
COMMENTS:  Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  This one has proper early style cap with long clip. 

Pen 2112 Parker 61 Demonstrator. Rainbow Cap  $SOLD

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $SOLD 
COMMENTS:  Mint Condition. White-metal "Rainbow" cap

Pen 2089 Parker "51" Aerometric Demi "Plum" $285

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"  12.8cm
PRICE: $285 
COMMENTS:   Plum is the key color to the Aerometric "51" series. Manufactured about a year, it is seen perhaps one pen for every 50 of the next most uncommon colors, Forest Green and Cocoa.  Very clean condition with ding-free gold-filled cap

Pen 2090 Parker "51" Forest Green. Full Size $185

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  Forest Green, along perhaps with Cocoa, follow Plum in the tough-to-grab hierarchy. This one pops, with very clear sac, nice original frost on cap and a lush-writing nib assembly. 

Pen 2092 Parker "51" Navy Blue. Full Size  $215
Mint Condition 

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine probably Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $215 
COMMENTS:  Perfect sac clarity. superb original frost to cap.   

Pen 2094 Parker "51" Teal. Full Size $165

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  dClean cap free of dings and with a hefty amount of origina frost in place. Clean pen with nice inkflow on fine-medium nib. Great scribbler.

Pen 2096 Parker "51" Cedar Blue with "Squiggly Lines" cap  $225
Full Size. Vac Filler. A "better' cap

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  The squiggly-line cap can be found in "first year" and "non-first year" variants. This one is not first year and had its imprint near bottom of cap.  Relatively uncommon cap. Very clean cap free of dings and brassing.  Vac-Fill of course. Nice wet writer.

Pen 2123 Parker "51" Aerometric Teal (or iis it Turquoise) Full Size Gold Filled Cap $175

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM open gold
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS:  Nice clean Teal with ding-free, unbrassed, gold-filled cap in "clusters of converging lines" pattern. Nice clean cap imprint. It is noted that this one has a bit of green to the Teal. Possible batch variant, the color isvery even. If this is some rare prototype color, please don't tell me. LOL
Pen 1807 Parker "51" Aerometric. Coco Full Size Set
Clean n' Frosty caps  $195

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTSSuperb Aerometric "51" set in a "better" color.  Crisp frosty caps. Nice set.

Pen 1901 Parker "51" Aerometric in Forest Green Full Size  $185

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Lush Medium Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  A superb "51" in what is considered to be a "better" color. Nice wet writing medium nib. It is noted that the internal filler unit is from a "51" Special. Crisp very frosty cap.

Pen 1813 Parker Duofold Senior Flat Top
Mandarin Yellow Celluloid. No Cracks   $1425

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Extra FIne Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: NO cracks
Point:  Silky Fine-Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $1425
COMMENTSMandarin Yellow flat-top Duofolds are not so easy to come by these days.  Many have cracks. Many have the cap lip replaced. This one is all-original. Color is excellent and even. Imprint is sharp... the JPG picture looks worse than the actual imprint- that evil diffused lighting I use. Trim notes the typically seen clip ball brassing. The cap-band shows a bit of brassing as well- i put the very worst of it int hte pic, above- probably <5% total. This is a very nice Duofold restored to full working order.

Pen 1844 Parker Duofold Senior "Big Red". Late 1920's
Red Celluloid. Quite Clean   $365

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: smooth Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $365 
COMMENTSThe Big Red- Parker's Senior Duofold- probably is the most recognized pen in vintage pendom. Everyone wants one. I did. Well, eventually i wanted about 10 of 'em, but that is a story for another day.

This one is with the small imprint, of  celluloid  and with double cap-bands, making it the final form of Duofold before the flat-top styling gave way to the streamlined form.  This one is sharp.  Razor sharp imprint downplayed in the pic by the diffused lighting i use. Great color. Very smooth wet fine-medium nib. Clean trim save for the common bit of brassing to the clip-ball.   This one will serve its next owner well for another 80 years.

Pen 1381 Parker Modernistic Blue (True Blue) Streamline ~1930. Canadian production $165 Flex nib
Overall Grade:  Fine Trim:  perfect Color:  Mildly subdued. CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  N/A Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium  FLEX Imprint:   Weak Centrally Size:   5 1/8" including nib PRICE: $ 165
COMMENTS:  True Blue is a popular sub-Duofold Parker. This is the largest streamlined model. Produced in canada it features a reasonable flexible nib.

Pen 1839 Parker Duofold Streamline Senior. Jet Black Celluloid. ~1930
Nice medium nib   $250

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Very smooth Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $250 
COMMENTSBasic black Duofolds actually are less common than red. Seems folks liked red better back a ways.  This one is a nice example with very smooth wet writing nib.  The feed is comb-style. Trim is sharp. Imprint is crisp. Not at all bad.

Pen 2070 Parker Pastel Lucky Curve   $85 Vacumania's Basement

Overall Grade: User Grade
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: crack in barrel 
Point:  XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/8"
PRICE: $85 
COMMENTS:  Desirable pastel Lucky Curve.  It does have a flaw- a  crack in barrel thread, Fused during repair but still visible. Priced as parts but is restored and working.

Pen 2038 Parker Lucky Curve Pastel Purse Pen. Magenta   $195  
Flexible Nib

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Trace edge brass Color: Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  Flexible Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/8"
PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:  Flat Top Pastels are less common than streamlne. Single cap-band style. Superb imprint. Nice flex nib. Nice color with hint of difference between cap and barrel.

Pen 1930 Parker Victory (English). Probably late 1930's  $250 SOLD
Medium Flex Stub nib

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:   Medium Flex Stub Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE$250 SOLD
COMMENTSAn English Duofold very much resembling the USA-made Parker Duofold streamlined Special.  Very pretty celluloid.

Pen 1855 Parker Televisor (Canadian production) Large Model
Burgundy Candy Stripe Celluloid. Oblique Medium Nib  $265 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  OM Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"
PRICE: $265  SOLD
COMMENTSThis pen in the British market served similar niche to the Deluxe Challenger in the USA.  This one is the more uncommon variant with barrel-clarity window similar to some Parker-manufactured Webster pems.

Pen 1776 Parker Televisor Slender (Canadian-for-England)
Emerald Pearl "Candystripe" Celluloid. Oblique Medium Nib   $175 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 7/8"
PRICE: $175  SOLD
COMMENTS:  Produced in Canada for the English market, this pen played similar role to the Deluxe Challenger in the USA. This one is in great shape with excellent color and imprints. Bit of clip ball brassing is noted.

Pen 1775 Parker Challenger Deluxe. First Generation 1935
Burgundy Pearl Celluloid   $120

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Smooth Fine-Med Imprint:  Extra Fine Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $120 
COMMENTSAn early Style Deluxe Challenger. The "chunky" burgundy-on-black celluloid has great eye appeal. Bit of clip ball brassing and bit of imprint wear.  Very smooth writer. Pretty pen.

Pen 1879 Diamond Medal (made by Parker for Sears) Vacumatic. 1936
Silver Web Celluloid. Scarce!  $250

Overall Grade: G
Metal: Worn Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    none
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Faint Size: 5 1/4"
PRICE: $250
COMMENTSIt is believed that Parker produced these Vacumatic-based pens for Sears.  Challenger Shape. Vacumatic (or more exotic) plastic. Vacumatic-filling. Three colors. Two Sizes.

  This one is worn without fatal flaws.  White wash mostly gone from clip revealing what appears to be underlying gold-filled metal with some brassing. Cap-bands are worn with a bit of brassing. Unrestored.

Pen 1779 Parker Duofold Major. Dusty Rose Celluloid. Double Jewel 1940  $225

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSThe 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. Less commonly seen than the Senior.

Pen 1781 Parker Duofold Ingenue. Double Jewel 1st Generation 1941
Blue-Gray Celluloid  $130

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Fine Imprint:  VG Size:4 3/4"
PRICE: $130 
COMMENTSThe sister pen to the vac-filling striped Duofold Senior, this one cost as much, and was targetted to those with smaller hands. This one is a very smooth writer. Couple pin  marks to the cap-band. Imprint is light but fully legible.

Pen 1894 Parker Duofold Senior. 1st Generation 1941
A first year all correct "long" Major  $295

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Nearmint
Point: Fine-ExtraFine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/4"
PRICE: $295 
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.

This one is a 1st Generation example. Produced just 1940-41 it is less common than the single cap-band, single-jewel 1942-8 style. This one pops. Superb clarity, proper "Parker Pen" nib (V-nib would appear later), metal pump.

Pen 1796 Parker Striped Duofold Major in Blue-Gray Celluloid 1941
1st Generation. Double Jewel. Near Mint 
$240

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: NM Color:  NM CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NM
Point:  Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $240 
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. Less commonly seen than the Senior, the wide deco-band enhances the look of the striped plastic.  This one is about perfect. In my experience, blue/gray is the least common of the three colors found in most modles.

Pen 1635 Parker Lady Duofold with "Jeweler's" style capband. 1941  $150

Overall Grade: Extrafine
Metal: Extrafine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG
Point:  Wet F-M
Imprint:  perfect Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $150 
COMMENTSThis Vac Quack is fond of striped 1940's Duofolds, having dozens in the collection. Button Fill pens less often can be offered for sale and the vast majority of those are the catalogued smooth-band variety. The factory-issue "Jeweler's" cap-band pens are well less common and represent a serious bump in cachet. Available in four colors and two sizes, one could hunt 8 of these. I've got 'em all.

This one is quite respectable, with couple specks of brass on the big band and a bit at the edge of the band. Nice nib.

Pen 2020  Parker Duofold Green/Gold Striped Celluloid 1945  $350  
Mint Stickered 

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads:  Perfect Perfect Plastic: Perfect
Point:  Med Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE $350
COMMENTS: Water Clear barrel clarity. Proper "V" nib.  Pristine.  Does not get much better.

Pen 1948 Parker "51" Aerometric Demi Coco Set in Box   $175

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:  Not much to say. An excellent set-in-box of what is one of the "better" Aero colors. Pen cap nice and frosty. Pencil through handling has bit more shine to the finish.

Pen 1903 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size in Forest Green
True Mint Pen Alert  $225

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Mint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  ?? Fine Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSAn absolutely mint Parker "51" in a "better" color.  No sign of having met ink. Perfectly clear sac. Collector grade and then some.

Pen 1881 Parker "51" Aerometric. Forest Green
Gold Filled Cap  $95 from Vacumania's Basement.

Overall Grade: VG
Metal: Few light dings Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-Med Cap Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $95 
COMMENTSThe barrel is in superb condition. Nice "cluster of converging lines" cap without brassing but with a few light dings. I've priced such that it will make an affordable user AND will give you the option of having the cap professionally de-dinged (Daniel or Ron) and still having pen for well less than i'd typically charge for this better color packing an undinged cap of this sort.

Pen 1811 Parker 51 Aerometric Signet (Gold Filled)   $325

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $325 
COMMENTSExcellent Signet. One of the "better" Aerometric "51" series. Particularly nice, wet-writing medium nib. No Dings.  Only negative... couple specks of brassing at the very bottom of pen, a not uncommon location.

Pen 1812 Parker 51 Aerometric Signet (Gold Filled)
Long Clip "First Year" variant
  $375

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine Point Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $375 
COMMENTS:  Excellent Signet. One of the "better" Aerometric "51" series. This "First Year" Signet packs a date code for 1948, manufactured before the official release of the model to the public. It has the long clip that associates with this early production.

SOLD Pen 1800 Parker 51 Aerometric "Flighter"   $345  SOLD
Medium-Broad wet-writing nib. SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Perfect Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Lush Medium-Broad Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $345  SOLD
COMMENTSA superb flighter, both in terms of condition and of writing.  Flighters are amongt the "better'" aerometric "51's"


Pen 1809 Parker 51 Aerometric Signet (Gold Filled)  $335

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-ExtraFine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $335
COMMENTSSuperb Signet, one of the "better" Aerometrics.  No Dings.

SOLD Pen 1799 Parker "51"  Vac-Fill. Cordovan SOLD
SOLD  Clean "Jeweler's" style cap-band. Very clean   $195 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  FINE Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $195  SOLD
COMMENTSClean frosty well-contrasted cap. Clean barrel assembly. No dings. Verrry nice.

Pen 2032 Parker "51" Vac-Filler Jet Black with "Jeweler's" style cap-band   $90  

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
clutch  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  XF Imprint:  gone  Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $90 
COMMENTS:  "Better" lustraloy cap with matte finish and polished wide lined band.  Couple tiny dings near top of cap. Speckling to the white clip. Imprint not  gone on barrel.  Priced to go due to small imperfections which add up. Sound pen.

Pen 1984 Parker "51" Vacumatic DEMI. India Black
A year-or-so model. Less common with Gold Filled cap  $165

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: exc. No dings. Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  Essentially a one-year model appearing shortly before the switch to Aerometric, the vac-fill Demi packs caps found only in this model. This one is all correct. Very clean imprint.


Pen 1802 Parker "51" Cordovan. "Jeweler's" style capband. $185

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Clutch  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Lush Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:  Clean frosty well-contrasted cap. Clean barrel assembly. No dings. Verrry nice. Couple tiny specks to the nickel clip ring.

Pen 2024 Parker "51' Buckskin Beige with Heritage (windowpane) GF Cap.   $800  

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic:
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Perfect Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $800 
COMMENTS: Essentially a near mint pen with no wear, fully plump back end never polished down.  Gorgeous, high cachet cap on barrel of the third  most desirable color.

Pen 1909 Parker "51" First Year 1941
Medium+ Stub Nib. Cap- Parallel line clusters with double-window-box  $450

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Med+ Stub Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $450 
COMMENTSThis First Year Parker "51" in Cordovan has a first year cap (double box around cartouche), with metal blind cap jewel, plastic top jewel, and imprint at bottom of blind cap. NO cap dings.  Trace edge brass on tassie. Name in barrel- Walter  M. Harris. Unusual medium+ stub nib.

Pen 2027  Parker "51" with not-so-common Coin Silver cap. Cedar Blue  $225 

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic:
Point:  XF-F Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $225
COMMENTS:  The rhodium-plated coin silver (90%) cap is far less common than typical lined sterling caps.  WIth clusters of parallel lines as the pattern, these look nice when clean. Most have lost their plating and suffer siginficant wear. This one has no dings.  Slight speckling of the rhodium is in play as is a slight score mark to the finish when the clip had been turned on the pen.  A superb example of a slightly "better'"  Parker "51".

Pen 1801  Parker "51" Double Jewel Heritage "Windowpane" cap 1944
Cordovan.   $725 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point: Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $725 
COMMENTSA Superb Double Jewel "51" enhanced by the high-cachet Heritage (Window-Pane) Gold Filled Cap. This one, i will miss.

Pen 2053 Parker Jotter Ball Point "First Year"   $125  

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point:  XF Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $125
COMMENTS:  First Year Jotters have become quite collectable. I grabbed this one by accident, as i tend not to focus on ballpoints. It was in a pile of pens recently acquired. This one is clean. It has a bit of speckling of trim only in the recess of the clip at bery bottom of clip. Probably you will need to grab a new Parker refill if actually want to write with it. The lined nylon barrel with no end cone is the key identifier to the early Jotter.

Pen 1806 Parker 45 Demonstrator. Late 1950's  $225

Overall Grade: Near Mint
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Nearmint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch  perfect clarity:    Nearmint
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTSDemonstrators- generally made for dealer use and not intended for sale- are popular with collectors. This one is crisp. Great pen for either the "45" or the Demonstrator collector.

Pen 1944 Parker "61" Capillary Filler Set in Box.
Rage Red. Box, Instructions, Warranty  $150
Nicely restored by El Zorno

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Near mint CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity: NA
Point:   Medium Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $150 
COMMENTS:  A sweet rage red set that really is all there. I know it met ink but otherwise it appears in mint conditioin

Pen 1954 Parker 45 Signet in box, with instructions.  $65

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: Perfect Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-med Imprint:  Mint Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $65 
COMMENTS:  Cartridge/converter filler, this one includes box and instruction bookelet (under the pen tray).
Pen 1397 Parker Duofold Senior Near Mint. Stickered.  1946 $300
Overall Grade: Near Mint (mint but inked) Trim:  perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  Perfect Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: medium firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 3/8" by 1/2" PRICE: $300 
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. This series represents a real blurring of lines between first and second tier pen series, at Parker. The Duofold name had been diminished by Parker after the appearance of the Vacumatic familiy in 1932-3. WIth the striped Duofold series, though, one can find lower priced button-fill models, as well as vac-fill models which cost as much as a Parker Vacumatic Major. By 1941 Parker marked three different pen series with the vaunted Blue Diamond (indicating lifetime guarantee): the Parker "51", the Parker Vacumatic, and the Parker Duofold.  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 1489 Parker "51" Signet   $325

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Trim: Clean No name engraved.
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Nib condition: NM Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5.25" PRICE: $325
COMMENTS:   One of the better Aerometric era "51" pens.
 
Pen 1471 Parker "51" flighter. $325.
Overall Grade: ExtraFine Trim:  Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc  Threads:  Exc Clarity: NA+ Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Firm Imprint:   VG Size: 5.5"
PRICE: $325 
COMMENTSAmongst the most collectable of aerometric-fill "51's", the Flighter features a stainless steel cap and barrel, with a golden capband. A nice clean ding-free pen.

Pen 1553 Parker Duofold Senior 1942. Vacumatic-fill system
Uncommon <6 month "transitional" styling. $240 SOLD

Overall Grade: extrafine
Trim: Lite capband brass Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
PointSmooth Medium+ Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $240 
COMMENTSThe Striped 1940's Duofold is one of our best sellers. Available in many variants, most pack the filler mechanism and general quality of the sister Parker Vacumatic,  Within the blue diamond series (Senior and Ingenue) two key variants can be found- early pens have double jewels and the cap-band seen above. Later pens are single jewel with capband like the Parker Vacumatic Major - //\\//\\\///\\///-.

Cropping up often enough to convince aficianados of correctness of the find, this one is a bit of an in-betweener. It has the catalogued 1940-41 style cap,  and single jewel style usually associated with the later cap-band style produced from mid 1942 onward.  Most convincing is that when they are found in the wild they have mid-late 1942 date codes, just about the time the switchover would be expected to occur. I have- if i recall correctly- all three colors in both sizes in my personal collection.   This one packs the expected 1942 code. The nib is the pre- chevron (or "V" nib) and is marked just Parker Pen, as with all of these found from 1940-41. Any of these triple-band pens is well less common than the later style and the 1942-only single jewel variant is less common still.


Pen 1531 Parker "51" Vacumatic-fill Set-in-Box. 1943  India Black  $145

Overall Grade: extrafine Trim:  No dings
Color: Exc
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch  Perfect  Clarity  NA

Point: F-Med Firm
Imprint:   Sharp Size:  Full Size
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTS:   A nice entry level Parker "51' Vac-fill set.  The pen is quite clean and is free of dings. The pencil works, but internally lacks the  metal lead-containing sleeve. It is tossed in as a functioning user, with clean cap.

Pen 1565 Parker "51" Buckskin Tan Double Jewel  $535 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Trim:  No dings. No brassing
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Nib condition: NM Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5.5" PRICE: $535 
COMMENTS:    The Double Jewel Parker '51' perhaps is amongst the most collectable vintage pens. This one is rather nice.  Clusters of converging lines can be found for the cap pattern. Superb  barrel imprint. Monotone clutch ring. Parallel-lines cap. Buckskin is amongst the "better" colors found in the Parker '51', falling behind Nassau Green and Yellow Stone yellow. Perfect color match between blind cap and barrel. Parallel-LInes cap pattern, sharp enough to slice fingers (ok, maybe not THAT sharp).

Pen 1566 Parker 51 "first year" Double Jewel Cedar Blue
SMOOTH STERLING cap. Metal end Jewels  $800 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  One tiny pin mark to cap. Bottom tassie some brass
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Nib condition: NM Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Visible on blind cap
Size:  5.5" PRICE: $800 
COMMENTS:    This first year Parker  "51" has the vaunted Smooth Sterling cap, with imprint at the top (unlike the fakes converted from lined caps), double metal jewels and imprint at bottom of blind cap instead of at clutch ring.

Grading fine, the clutch ring is monotone, there is bit of brassing to bottom tassie (ring), and one pin mark can be found on the cap. Light wear is present throughout. Imprint is visible at bottom of blind cap but is light.  Nice eye appeal and no fatal flaws. Scarce pen.

Pen 1057a: Parker 51: Aerometric fill. Navy Blue.  Strict Near Mint. Superb.
(original brushed finish intact on cap) SOLD

Overall Grade:  NM Trim: NM Color: excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib Condition: NM Threads: Clutch is perfect. Transparency: NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: FINE Imprint Size: larger (standard) 51. nearly 5.5" PRICE: $130 SOLD
COMMENTS:  Mint except that has been dipped. Thus, NM. Crisp as the day it hatched. Personal name has been engraved in barrel, obviously.
Pen 1554  Parker Duofold Senior Blue/Gray Celluloid
Late 1942, with uncommon intact two tone "V" nib   $255

Overall Grade: Exc+ Metal: Exc
Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect   clarity:  Exc Plastic: Perfect
Point: Med-Broad Two Tone
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $255
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. This series represents a real blurring of lines between first and second tier pen series, at Parker. The Duofold name had been diminished by Parker after the appearance of the Vacumatic familiy in 1932-3. WIth the striped Duofold series, though, one can find lower priced button-fill models, as well as vac-fill models which cost as much as a Parker Vacumatic Major. By 1941 Parker marked three different pen series with the vaunted Blue Diamond (indicating lifetime guarantee): the Parker "51", the Parker Vacumatic, and the Parker Duofold.  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.

This pen:  Parker introduced the V-nib in mid-late 1942. Perhaps for the first year they were done in two-tone scheme with platinum overlay. Rarely found and more rarely found clean, this one is in superb shape. In addition, it writes a medium+ line, though not what i'd call full broad. The pen is in excellent condition. Two Tone effect on V-nibs generally seen only during first year or so of production.  Collector quality all the way.
 
Pen 1583 Parker "51" Signet 1948  $250

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  exc. Ding Free. One pin mark
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $250 
COMMENTS:    The all gold-filled "51".  Late 1948 date code (actually earlier than the cited intro date of 1949, noted in the Shepherd book). Neat initials in the cartouche on the barrel.

Pen 1567 Parker VP (Very Personal) Rage Red   $225

Overall Grade: Nearmint Trim:  Perfect
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Nib condition: NM Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA Converter-:Perfect
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5.5" PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:    "pre Parker 75", the VP usually shows up in jet black. Red is tough. The running joke in the hobby is that if one breaks the so very fragile converter unit at its thin neck, he'll have to pay $100 to get a new one, because an entire black pen will have to be purchased in order to get another converter. This one has an intact converter, of course. A very pretty, somewhat underappreciated pen.

Pen 1617 Parker "51" Vac-Fill, Dove Gray, 1944  $100
Clusters of parallel lines Cap

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: couple pin dings
Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine dry line
Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 1/2" by
PRICE: $100
COMMENTSThe barrel is clean with razor sharp imprint. Cap (with single window cartouche) is unbrassed and unengraved. Couple tiny pin dings (very superficial). to cap. Dry fine point. 

Pen 1616 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size Burgundy  $140

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Clean Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  perfect clarity:    Perfect
Point:  Smooth Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 3/8" by
PRICE: $140 
COMMENTS:  Very  clean Aerometric "51", with frost intact on the lustraloy cap. No dings. NICE writer wet fine smooth line.

Pen 1355 Parker striped Duofold. Mint Stickered Boxed. 1940's  $345

Overall Grade: Mint Trim:  Perfect Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint Threads:  Perfecdt Transparency:  Perfect Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Medium Imprint:   Perfect Size:  1/2" at cap lip by 5 3/8" PRICE: $345
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. This series represents a real blurring of lines between first and second tier pen series, at Parker. The Duofold name had been diminished by Parker after the appearance of the Vacumatic familiy in 1932-3. WIth the striped Duofold series, though, one can find lower priced button-fill models, as well as vac-fill models which cost as much as a Parker Vacumatic Major. By 1941 Parker marked three different pen series with the vaunted Blue Diamond (indicating lifetime guarantee): the Parker "51", the Parker Vacumatic, and the Parker Duofold.  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.  Mint Stickered Boxed original plastic wrap.  Shielded fom light for 60 years, this one is superb. A bit of wear to the stickers is noted. Please hit the pic link, below.
Click Here for many more pics of  this pen in detail

Pen 1463 Parker Duofold Senior. Blue/Gray 1941  $295

Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  Excellent
Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.
Threads:  Perfect  Clarity: Modest amber

Point: Fine-Med Firm
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5.375" by 0.5"
PRICE: $295
COMMENTS:  Vacumatic-filling 1940's Parker Duofolds remain one of Vacumania's chief pens of interest. With dozens of variants available, this Senior is the king of the early styles. Priced at $8.75 in 1940, it matched the price of the Parker Vacumatic Major. This one is all correct, with "Parker Pen" nib, metal so-called "speedline" filler and with bottom tassie.. A very clean example of the popular blue-gray color, it is free of brassing. As has been noted with Duofolds from this era, the capbands packed a clear laquer to protect the exposed smooth band. The laquer presence is a bit spotty on this one, but the band still has suffered no brassing.

Pen 1583 Parker "51" Signet 1948  $250

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  exc. Ding Free. One pin mark
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $250 
COMMENTS:    The all gold-filled "51".  Late 1948 date code (actually earlier than the cited intro date of 1949, noted in the Shepherd book). Neat initials in the cartouche on the barrel.

Pen 1616 Parker "51" Aerometric Full Size Burgundy  $140

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Clean Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  perfect clarity:    Perfect
Point:  Smooth Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 3/8" by
PRICE: $140 
COMMENTS:  Very  clean Aerometric "51", with frost intact on the lustraloy cap. No dings. NICE writer wet fine smooth line.

Pen 1506 Parker "51" 1st Generation Cordovan Single Jewel
Nice nice "Jeweler's" style cap  $165

Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  Clean Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Clutch: Perfect function  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $165
COMMENTS:   A clean single jewel "51" with the desirable "Jeweler's" sstyle cap-band. Unlike many, this one retains the two-texture effect, with a frosty cap save for the polished cap-band. The clutch ring has some wear and couple marks.

Pen 1486 Parker "51" Flighter
Custom (probably Nathan Tardif) Triple-Tine paintbrush nib  $395 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Trim:  Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Clutch  Perfect   Metal: No dings
Point: Triple Broad Custom
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5 1/2"
PRICE: $395 SOLD
COMMENTSAmongst the most collectable of aerometric-fill "51's", the Flighter features a stainless steel cap and barrel, with a golden capband. This one features an outrageous custom nib, suggesting of Nathan Tardiff's work. Triple tined, it pays tribute to  the famous "music nib" but having a much chunkier and less stub-like character than music nibs, it writes a fat paintbrush. See pics.

 Pen 1482 Parker "51" Double Jewel. First Year. India Black
Kosher pen with proper 1st yr. cap, bottom imprint, metal jewels.  $395

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal. Clean. No brass. Couple tiny marks
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Nib condition:  Exc
Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  color:  Excellent
Point: Extra Fine. Scratchy
Imprint:   Exc Size: 5 3/8" closed PRICE: $395
COMMENTS:   A correct "first year" Parker '51' with metal end jewels, maker's imprint on blind cap, metal pump and first-year cap- clusters of parallel lines with double-window cartouche. Couple slight scratches and stress marks to barrel.

Pen 1554  Parker Duofold Senior Blue/Gray Celluloid
Late 1942, with uncommon intact two tone "V" nib   $255


Overall Grade: Exc+ Metal: Exc
Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect   clarity:  Exc Plastic: Perfect
Point: Med-Broad Two Tone
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $255
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. This series represents a real blurring of lines between first and second tier pen series, at Parker. The Duofold name had been diminished by Parker after the appearance of the Vacumatic familiy in 1932-3. WIth the striped Duofold series, though, one can find lower priced button-fill models, as well as vac-fill models which cost as much as a Parker Vacumatic Major. By 1941 Parker marked three different pen series with the vaunted Blue Diamond (indicating lifetime guarantee): the Parker "51", the Parker Vacumatic, and the Parker Duofold.  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.

This pen:  Parker introduced the V-nib in mid-late 1942. Perhaps for the first year they were done in two-tone scheme with platinum overlay. Rarely found and more rarely found clean, this one is in superb shape. In addition, it writes a medium+ line, though not what i'd call full broad. The pen is in excellent condition. Two Tone effect on V-nibs generally seen only during first year or so of production.  Collector quality all the way.

Pen 1649 Parker Sac-less Duofold set. 1941 $165 SOLD

Overall Grade: Mint Pristine
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint Threads:  perfect clarity:    Perfect
Point:  Smooth Medium Imprint:  perfect Size: 5" by
PRICE: $165 SOLD
COMMENTSThe third generation Parker Vacumatic is the popular entry-to-series pen, blending decent size with reasonable price. True Mint pens are scarce in a field in which many just-ok items are hyperbbed as "best i've ever seen, museum quality". This one is just... MINT. No evidence of prior ink encounter. Perfect barrel clarity. Perfect color. A lovely vac.

Pen 1552 Parker Jotter First year Lined Nylon Barrel."Nassau" Green  $150

Overall Grade:  Exc Trim:  Clean Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition:NA
Threads:  Perfect  Clarity:  Perfect

Point: nA
Imprint:   Perfect Size:   5"
PRICE: $ 150
COMMENTS First Year Parker Jotters are amongst the most collectable of ballpoint pens. This one is a scarce color in great shape. The Parker refill is dry, though it is my understanding that the pen can take modern refill.  The color is quite similar to the Parker "51's" Nassau Green (dunno what it was called in the Jotter line) and is a better color vs the usual black, gray and reds that show up.

SOLD Pen 1538 Parker Challenger standard 1940 Burgundy Pearl  $135 SOLD

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Trim:  Exc
Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect
Transparency: NA

Point: Fine. Smooth.
Imprint:   Exc
Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $135 SOLD
COMMENTS:  The final iteration of the celluloid challenger, this one is a quite clean burgundy, with smooth writing nib.

Pen 1540 Parker Jotter Ball-point
First year. Lined Nylon Barrel. Salmon color  $275

Overall Grade:  NM
Trim:  NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA Threads: Perfect   Metal: No dings
Point: NA
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5"
PRICE: $275
COMMENTSFirst Year Parker Jotters are amongst the most collectable of ballpoint pens. This one is a scarce color in great shape. The Parker refill is dry, though it is my understanding that the pen can take modern refill..

Pen 1644 Parker Duofold Senior, complete color set  $725 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
MetalExc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  1 Med 2 Fine
Imprint:  Exc Size: 5  3/8
PRICE: $725 SOLD 
COMMENTSA very nifty three pen complete color set of 2nd Generation (1942-8) Duofold Senior. One matching pencil tossed in. All in great shape with clean trim, proper "V" nib, etc.

Pen 1646 Parker Lucky Curve Pastel Purse Pen. Magenta  $175

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Smooth F-M Semiflex
Imprint:  perfect Size: 5" by
PRICE: $175 
COMMENTSA Gorgeous 1920's flat-top Pastel Lucky Curve. Hey, if you want just one... :-)

sold Pen 1550 Parker Royal Challenger Burgundy Pearl Celluloid 1937  435 sold

Overall Grade: Exc
Trim:  Exc
Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect Plastic:  Perfect
Point: Fine Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5" by 1/2" PRICE: $435 sold 
COMMENTSThe Royal Challenger was Parker's only pen- following the demise of Duofold- to feature a $5 price point, yet lack a vac-fill system, during the 1930's. With three colors, three trim variants and two sizes, one can find 18 variants of pen. This is a very clean large red pen in the second trim style. SOLD

SOLD Pen 1536 Parker Challenger standard size
1940. Blue Celluloid  $125
SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  Brass to capband edge
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads: Perfect  clarity.  NA

Point: Fine
Imprint:   NM Size:  5 1/8" PRICE: $125 SOLD
COMMENTS:   The Blue Challenger is by far the most scarce color, produced just one year vs 6-7 for other colors. This one has wear and brassing to bottom of cap-band but otherwise is nice.

Pen 1634 Parker Dufold Major set. Blue/Gray Celluoid  $300 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Smooth Fine Imprint:  perfect Size: 5"
PRICE: $335  SOLD
COMMENTSThis first generation (1940-41) Duofold set  represents the midpoint of the vac-fill pricing tree.  Non-blue diamond, it packs what arguably is the most lovely cap-band to be found on this series- the Box-Ellipse pattern. Double jewel. Great everything.

Pen 1590 Parker gold filled button-filling Lucky Curve  ~1920
Very Flexible Nib  $185 Ultra Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  no brassing. Couple tiny dings
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine ULTRA FLEX
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  4 1/2" with ring.
PRICE: $185 
COMMENTS:    Packing a Parker Lucky Curve #2 highly flexible nib, this ~1920 pen was produced in several patterns and metals (Gold Filled, Sterling, Solid Gold). The 1921 catalog shows the pen in solid gold citing this pattern with a  mix of lines and squiggles as just one of its "engine turned" patterns.  A very neat, less often seen early Parker.

Pen 1615 Parker "51" Aerometric Forest Green
1948 "first year" production. Medium+ (nearly Broad) nib  $150

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  no dings. Frosty cap with most frost intact
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Medium-Broad
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $150 
COMMENTS:    An uncommon med-broad nib adds to the charm of the "first year" (for Aerometric), better color (Forest Green), early aero filler unit (chrome plated, no O-ring)  Parker "51".  The pen externally is very clean. The filler unit within does have some flaking of the chrome plating. A killer writer, especially for the collector/user who grows tired of the typical dry fine point "51".


Pen 1147: Parker '51' vacumatic-filling, "Jeweler's" Cap-band Lustraloy cap. $135

Overall Grade:  Fine Trim:  No cap dings. Some wear. Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Clutch engages properly Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Imprint:  OK Size:  The larger '51' PRICE: $135
COMMENTS

Pen 1171 Parker Moderne (so-called Thrift pen) in Brazilian Green. 1932-ish. $150
NOTE- Personal Name engraved in large but neat script on opposite side of barrel.
High Flex Nib. : restored by Ron Zorn July, 2005

Overall Grade: XF Trim:  XF Color:  XF- a bit of barrel darkening CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: EXC Threads:  Perfect Transparency:  NA 200k Pic showing many "Thrift" colors
Point: HIGH FLEX wet writer. Imprint:   well, look at the pic :-) Size:  The smaller "thrift" flat-top PRICE: $150
COMMENTS:  The Parker Moderne (this one) and its larger sibling, Premiere, often are lumped under the somewhat generic category of  "Parker Thrift Time Pen". But, that is an essay for another day. These pens have particular charm in that they crop up in very un-Parker-ish colors. This one resembles the Wahl high-line color, Brazilian Green, a color also seen in the lower line Servo model by Moore. The Moderne is a poorly characterized model in pendom, but has a following nonetheless.

This one has clean trim with slight high piont brassing. Color is OK- barrel is a bit darker than cap. Nib is a cool wet-writing high flex nib. 


.Pen 1402 Parker English Senior Duofold 1950's $115

Overall Grade: Extra Fine Trim:  NA Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Fine  Imprint:   centrally light Size:  5 1/2" PRICE: $115
COMMENTS:  Nice hefty English Parker Duofold. Smooth fine point.

 Pen 1482 Parker "51" Double Jewel. First Year. India Black
Kosher pen with proper 1st yr. cap, bottom imprint, metal jewels.  $395

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal. Clean. No brass. Couple tiny marks
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Nib condition:  Exc
Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  color:  Excellent
Point: Extra Fine. Scratchy
Imprint:   Exc Size: 5 3/8" closed PRICE: $395
COMMENTS:   A correct "first year" Parker '51' with metal end jewels, maker's imprint on blind cap, metal pump and first-year cap- clusters of parallel lines with double-window cartouche. Couple slight scratches and stress marks to barrel.

Pen 1486 Parker "51" Flighter
Custom (probably Nathan Tardif) Triple-Tine paintbrush nib  $395 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Trim:  Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Clutch  Perfect   Metal: No dings
Point: Triple Broad Custom
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5 1/2"
PRICE: $395 SOLD
COMMENTSAmongst the most collectable of aerometric-fill "51's", the Flighter features a stainless steel cap and barrel, with a golden capband. This one features an outrageous custom nib, suggesting of Nathan Tardiff's work. Triple tined, it pays tribute to  the famous "music nib" but having a much chunkier and less stub-like character than music nibs, it writes a fat paintbrush. See pics.

Pen 1472 Parker "51" Yellowstone Yellow (Mustard)
Double Jewel  $525

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Trim:  brass only to tassie
Color:  Extra Fine
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect
Transparency: NA
Point: Fine. Smooth.
Imprint:   Weak
Size: 5.375"
PRICE: $525 
COMMENTS:  A quite nice Mustard, with superb cap and a "converging lines" cap stamped sharply enough to cut skin (well, not really). The small manufacturer's imprint by the clutch ring is about  50% visible. Monotone clutch ring. Smooth writer. No bands of darkening and no cracks, which can plague this color. Brassing to Tassie. See additional pics, below.

Pen 1481 Parker "51" Double Jewel Cedar Blue  $400 

Overall Grade: Excellent Trim: Excellet metal. Clean cap.
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Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  color:  Excellent
Point: Extra Fine
Imprint:   exc Size:  5 3/8"
PRICE: $400
COMMENTS:  The Double Jewel Parker '51' perhaps is amongst the most collectable vintage pens. This one is rather nice.  Clusters of converging lines can be found for the cap pattern. Solid barrel imprint. Two tone clutch ring. Great color.

Pen 1503 Parker Deluxe Challenger. 1st Generation
Burgundy Pearl Celluloid. 1935  $105

Overall Grade: Fine
Trim:  clean
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib: VG Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA Plastic:  scattered light marks
Point: Fine-XF  firm Imprint:   Exc Size:  5" PRICE: $105 
COMMENTS:  A nice, correct Deluxe Challenger, the pen positioned one spot below the Vacumatic in Parker's 1935 lineup. This one has great color and trim. A smidge of clip ball brassing and scattered light marks on the plastic are present. A nice smooth writer.

Pen 1487 Parker 51 Signet Set.
Excellent-in-Box   $435

Overall Grade:Exc Trim:  NA Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  NA Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine-medium Imprint:   Exc Barrel.
Size:  5 1/2" PRICE: $435
COMMENTS:  The Signet is the '51' with gold-filled barrel and cap. A lovely undinged set in box, though the case might be a bit later than the production era for this pen. The all-metal 51's- Signet, Flighter and Presidential probably are the most desirable Aerometric-era 51's.

Pen 1436 Parker "51" Flighter 1951 $340
Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Exc Metal:  Slight wear to barrel under cap  CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NExc Threads:  Perfect clutch Transparency: NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: fine-med Imprint:   NM Size: 1/2th" at cap lip by 5 1/8" PRICE: $340 
COMMENTS:  Amongst the most collectable of aerometric-fill "51's", the Flighter features a stainless steel cap and barrel, with a golden capband . This one has a 1951 imprint. 

Pen 1484 Parker "51" Double Jewel. Buckskin Beige $485

Overall Grade: Exc Metal:  Clean trim  and cap
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch  perfect  Color: Exc

Point: Fine Smooth Imprint:   perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $485
COMMENTSThe Double Jewel Parker '51' perhaps is amongst the most collectable vintage pens. This one is rather nice.  Clusters of converging lines can be found for the cap pattern. Excellent barrel imprint. Two tone clutch ring. Parallel-lines cap. Buckskin is amongst the "better" colors found in the Parker '51'.

Pen 1501 Parker Royal Challenger Silver Pearl Celluloid
Standard size. Step Clip, Box-Ellipse cap-band. 1938 $325

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  no brass. Typical speckling to chrome trim.
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Good Threads:  Perfect 

Point: Medium
Imprint:   Exc Size:  5" PRICE: $325
COMMENTS:   A nice all-correct  Royal Challenger. The Box-Ellipse band, a later style (appeared 1939, perhaps late 1938), is the more desirable  cap-band, all else being equal. A pleasant example of the utlimate iteration of the Challenger family of mid-1930's-1940 button-fill Parkers. The nib writes smoothly; a couple tool marks can be seen suggesting the nib had been straightened.

Pen 1521 Parker "51" Double Jewel Nassau Green
Lined Sterling Cap. Near Mint. Perfect Cap. Stunning  $795

Overall Grade: NM Trim:  no brass.Perfect Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Clutch  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: plump ball-style
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5.375" PRICE: $795
COMMENTS:   An absolutre gem, with plump ball-shaped original iridium.

Pen 1485 Parker "51" Double Jewel. Nassau Green
Original Broad Stub Nib  $695

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Superb
Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch  Perfect
Plastic: Excellent Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Broad Stub Imprint:  NONE.
Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $695 
COMMENTSThe Double Jewel Parker '51' perhaps is amongst the most collectable vintage pens. Nassau is considered the best color.   Clusters-of-Parallel-Lines cap pattern. Excellent trim and cap. Note, pen has no maker's imprint down by the clutrch ring and shows no sign of ever having had one. Pen has been discounted to reflect this, though i suspect this is its original state. Neat original broad stub nib.

Pen 1526 Parker '51' Double Jewel
Nassau Green. Lined Sterling Cap. Spectacular  $785 SOLD

Overall Grade: Nearmint Trim: superb
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA

Point: smooth fine-medium
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5.5" PRICE: $785
COMMENTS:   A gem. The "best" color 51. A stunning lined sterling cap, free of the wear and dings that plague this style cap and with just the slightest of the inevitable speckling of the rhodium coating. Razor imprint. Two tone clutch ring.

Pen 1488 Parker "51" Signet Demi  $290

Overall Grade: Extrafine Trim:  Clean No name engraved
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Nib condition: NM Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine-Med firm Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5" PRICE: $290 
COMMENTS:  One of the better Aerometric era pens. Not so common in Demi form. No dings. No engravings. Crisp finish. Smooth wet writer. Early-style aero-filling unit. Probably 1949-1950. Signet, Flighter and Presidential- the metal cap and barrel '51' pens- are to many the most collectable Aero-51's.

. Pen 1433 Parker Duofold Geometric (toothbrush). Green.  1939 $295 SOLD

Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  Tiny brass to top of clip. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent. Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  Modest  Amber section Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Medium Semi-Flex Imprint:   Fine (see below) Size:  5 3/8" by 9/16" PRICE: $295
COMMENTS:  Essentially a one-year model, the 1939 Duofold marked the reappearance of that name in Parker's lineup, following a several year absence. It slotted between the Deluxe and Royal Challengers  in price point, and bears a similar shape to those models. Often found severely discolored, this one in fact is rather clean.

Pen 1484 Parker "51" Double Jewel. Buckskin Beige $485

Overall Grade: Exc Metal:  Clean trim  and cap
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Nib condition: Exc Clutch  perfect  Color: Exc

Point: Fine Smooth Imprint:   perfect Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $485
COMMENTSThe Double Jewel Parker '51' perhaps is amongst the most collectable vintage pens. This one is rather nice.  Clusters of converging lines can be found for the cap pattern. Excellent barrel imprint. Two tone clutch ring. Parallel-lines cap. Buckskin is amongst the "better" colors found in the Parker '51'.

 Pen 1445 Parker "51" 1941 "First Year" wedding-band cap. $420
Overall Grade: "Danged if i know "  ** Trim:  Near Mint cap post restoration* Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect clutch  Plastic:  one tiny toothmark to hood Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium  . Imprint:   XF Size:  5 3/8"by 1/2" PRICE: $420
comments:  Early Parker "51's" are not so easy to find. This one has metal pump , correct imprint on blindcap and dual metal end jewels.

This pen underwent serious restoration.  The metal cap originally had a personal name engraved AND an attempt had been made to scratch out the name.  Thus, it  was sent to Daniel Kirchheimer, the "Ding Wizard". There is no sign now that  the pen ever had a name in the cap and no sign someone had tried to scrach out the name.  The cap looks near-mint. Not joking. On top of all this, Kirchheimer refrosted the cap to give the hazy lustraloy look seen all too rarely as most caps lose the finish once polished. A gorgeous pen with its history exposed for your consideration.


Pen 1441 Parker Duofold Gray/Blue celluloid 1942  $235
An in-betweener model (dare we say... Transitional???) 
Overall Grade:  Extra fine Trim:  One pin-ding to capband. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Extra fine* V-nib Threads:  Perfect  Clarity:  Exc Amber Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Firm Imprint:   Very Good Size:   5 .25" i PRICE: $ 235
COMMENTS: The Striped 1940's Duofold is one of our best sellers, avaialable in many variants and packing the filler mechanism and general quality of the sister Parker Vacumatic,  Within the blue diamond series (Senior and Ingenue) two key variants can be found- early pens have double jewels and the cap-band seen above. Later pens are single jewel with capband like the Parker Vacumatic Major - //\\//\\\///\\///-.

Cropping up often enough to convince aficianados of correctness of the find, are these half-n-half pens. They have the early style cap and single jewel style usually associated with the later cap-band style.  Most convincing is that when they are found in the wild they have mid-late 1942 date codes, just about the time the switchover would be expected to occur. I have- if i recall correctly- all three colors in both sizes in my personal collection. This is a spare. It packs the expected 1942 code. The nib is the chevron or "V" nib, two-tone as expected for 1942, but with 2/3 of the platinum wash worn away, leaving nib mostly monotone.  Neat pen and funky variant, less common than either form which bracket it.


.Pen 1417 Parker "51" First year correct Demi set in box. 1947 $275
Overall Grade: Excellent-NM Trim:  Crisp Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Clutch works correctly Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine.  Imprint:   Excellent Size:  Demi PRICE: $275
COMMENTS:  Introduced in 1947 the "51" Demi is not so common in vac-fill form.  A one-year-ish model, often it is found with replacement caps (other 51 caps will fit). This one has crisp correct caps with original frosted lustraloy finish intact.   A neat 51 set in superb shape.

Pen 1438 Parker Streamlined Duofold Jr. 1934. Canadian $225. 
Amazing Nib. 
Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  clean Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Fine Threads:  perfect Plastic:  clean Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Double Broad Flex Stub. Imprint:   Centrally Weak Size:  4.75" by 1/2" PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  A lovely Burgundy/Black Duofold Junior to begin with, the nib puts this thing over the top.

.Pen 1421 Parker "51" Double Jewel. Cordovan. Jeweler's-Band Cap 1946 $350
Overall Grade: Excellent+ Trim:  NA Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Perfect clutch Blindcap:  Perfect line-up Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Smooth wet . Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 1/2 PRICE: $350
COMMENTS:  Not too much to add.  DJ 51's are hot. This onen is very clean. Ron Zorn saced it. You will like it. Please take good care of it.

.Pen 1407 Parker Duofold "Geometric"    FLEX NIB  $325
Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  Excellent Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent. Threads:  Perfect Transparency:  Modest Amber Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine.  Flexible Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 1/8" by 1/2" PRICE: $325
COMMENTS:  A more-or-less one year model, the "toothbrush" Duofold appeared the year before the striped Duofolds and marked the return of the Duofold to Parker's USA line-up.  This one is rather nice, though parts of the barrel are a tad more dark than the aspect showing to the camera. Sweet nib with marked flex- not so common for Parker from this era. Freshly saced by Ron Zorn.

SOLD Pen 1374 Parker Streamline Duofold Juniorette in Mandarin Yellow Celluloid $200 SOLD
Overall Grade: Fine-ExtraFine Trim:  exc Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Imprint: ligh Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: fine-med Imprint:   exc Size PRICE: $200  SOLD
COMMENTS:  A clean Mandarin with some wear but no great flaws. Color is crisp. NO cracks or stresmarks.

.Pen 1404 Parker Duofold Major (yes, Duofold Major)  Blue/Gray celluloid $225
1st Generation. 1940
Overall Grade: Extra-Fine Trim:  Excellent Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  excellent Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Medium semi-flex Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 1/8" PRICE: $225
COMMENTS:  Vacumania likes the vacumatic-filling Parker striped Duofold. In beautiful shape, this one sports a nice-writing nib. Color is superb. Blind Cap alighnment is about 98%. This pen was the positioned just below the Duofold Senior and really did not survive into the 2nd generation of this series.  It has the most dramatic cap-band found amongst the 1940's Duofolds, sharing it only with the Royal Challenger which preceded it.  This one pops.

Pen 1337 Parker Royal Challenger Sword Clip. Larger Size. 1937  $525
Overall Grade: Extra Fine Trim:  slight brass back of clip ring. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  VG Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium Firm Imprint:   exc Size:  1/2" by 5 1/8" PRICE: $525 
COMMENTS:  Sword-clip Royals date to early-mid 1937. This one has many solid features- color is excellent, trim has light wear, imprint is sharp, etc etc.  Bit of brass can be seen on back of clip ring and couple tiny marks can be seen near end of sword. One of Paker's most collectable 1930's pens. Sword-Clip royals are the most sought variants.

 
Pen 1289: Parker Royal Challenger: Slender: Golden Pearl, Stepped clip, Triple Cap Band.  1938: Excellent Condition $425
Overall Grade: Exc Trim: Exc. Trace brass only at outer edge at very top of clip. Perfect rings. Color: NM