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PARKER DUOFOLD SR. STREAMLINE ca. 1931
 

 

 

Model:

Duofold Sr. Streamline in Red Permanite ca. 1930

Grade:Excellent
Nib Width:Smooth Fine. Marked "Parker USA 6."  The nib is a Vacumatic "Arrow" style and the feed is also the later Vac style.
Length Capped:5 1/8"
Comments:The Streamline Duofolds were introduced for the Christmas season in 1929. This Duofold was made in 1930-31 as it has has the correct non-Lucky Curve Duofold imprint.  There is brassing on the clip ball, and a bit on the cap band edges.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  The nib is probably a replacement along with the Vacumatic style feed. From what we know, these replacement feeds make for an improved writer over the original style spear feed. Streamline Senior Duofolds in Red are much harder to find, as most people preferred the other colored pens, such as jade, black and pearl and burgundy.  This is a very nice example of the red version.
Price:$255 SOLD
 

PARKER JR. DOUFOLD LAPIS ca. 1927
 

 

Model:

Duofold Jr. in  White on Blue Lapis Permanite ca. 1927

Grade:Excellent to Excellent +
Nib Width:14K Smooth Fine/Medium RARE FLEX nib. Marked "Parker Duofold Pen."  Equipped with the Duofold Spear Feed. 
Length Capped:4 9/16"
Comments:This Duofold Lapis Permanite Junior was made in 1927, as evidenced by the flat wide cap band and small Lucky Curve imprint.  There is typical brassing on the clip ball, and none elsewhere.  The imprint is sharp and molten.  As is typically the case, the barrel is a bit darker than the cap.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  The pen's derby and blind cap have good milling.  If you are looking for a nice example of a Duofold Jr in Lapis this will fill the bill.  Especially because of the extremely hard to find factory Flex nib, this is a highly desirable pen.    
Price:$155 SOLD
 
 


PARKER VEST POCKET DUOFOLD BLACK AND PEARL ca. 1932
 

 

Model:

Duofold Vest Pocket Ring Top in Black and Pearl Permanite ca. 1932

Grade:Excellent
Nib Width:Smooth Medium, marked "Parker Duofold Deluxe Made in USA."
Length Capped:3 1/2"
Comments:Vest pocket Duofolds are quite scarce and highly desired by collectors.  This Vest Pocket Duofold has the correct spear feed.  No brassing on the cap bands.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  Good imprint.  The Black and Pearl celluloid shows typical ambering, but a bit brighter than the average.   
Price:WAS $160 NOW REDUCED TO $125
 
 
PARKER VEST POCKET DUOFOLD  GREEN MODERNE ca. 1932
 
 
 
Model:

Duofold Vest Pocket in Green Moderne Permanite ca. 1932

Grade:Excellent
Nib Width:Smooth Fine, marked "Parker Duofold Made in USA 18."
Length Capped:3 1/2"
Comments:Vest pocket Duofolds are quite scarce and highly desired by collectors.  This Vest Pocket Duofold has the correct spear feed.  Typical brassing on the clip ball, no brassing on the cap bands.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  Good imprint. The Green Moderne celluloid shows typical ambering.  One of the less common colors to be found in the Vest Pocket line.   
Price:WAS $160 NOW REDUCED TO $125 SOLD
 

 
PARKER VACUUM FILLER JUNIOR "CRYSTAL" DEMONSTRATOR ca.1933
 

 
Model:
Parker Vacuum Filler Junior in transparent "Crystal"
Grade:
Excellent
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine 14K nib, marked "Vacuum Filler Made in U.S.A". 
Length Capped:
4 7/8"
Comments:        

The Parker Vacuum Filler was the second precursor to the Vacumatic, the first being the "Golden Arrow" first produced in 1932.  The name was subsequently changed to Vacuum Filler, an then to the Vacumatic.  Vacuum Fillers were only made for one year and as such are quite rare.  This version, known as the "Crystal" featured a transparent barrel so the user could see how the pen worked.  Vacuum Filler Crystals are very hard to find.  This is only the second I've seen in 20 years.  Some Crystals were engraved "Demonstrator Not For Sale."  This pen was meant to be sold, and did not have that engraving.  The pen's GF trim does have some brassing on the clip, clip ring and on the barrel tassie.  We estimate it at about 10-15%.  Of course, the pen was used and the barrel has become ambered, but held to the light, one can see through it quite clearly.  Other than that, the pen shows very nicely.  The imprint, unlike most Vacuum Fillers, is very legible.

What really sets this pen apart, is that it has a name, "Sol Maas," engraved on the barrel.  Normally engraved names seem to reduce the value of vintage pens, as collectors prefer no personalization.  On a whim, we decided to google "Sol Maas," since it was a fairly unusual name.  What we found was quite surprising.  Copy and click the following two websites to find out what very likely is the owner of this pen!  www.tampapix.com/maas.htm  and www.floridamemory.com/items/show/136251  What you will find is that Sol Maas was born in 1884 and died in 1944.  He was the son of Jewish-German immigrants who started a clothing store which subsequently became the Maas Brothers Department Store with multiple locations in Georgia and Florida.  Sol Maas was involved in this successful business, which eventually became part of the Jordon Marsh chain.  There are several pictures showing Sol, and one in particular taken in the 1930's when he was about 50 years old. We think there is a very good chance that this Vacuum Filler belonged to this Sol Maas.  A most interesting potentially true finding!

Given the rarity of the Vacuum Filler Crystal, and the fact that we may have been able to determine its provenance, makes this pen indeed very interesting and desirable! 

Price:
$595
 
 
PARKER VACUMATIC STANDARD DOUBLE JEWEL IN BURGUNDY ca. 1ST. Qtr. 1935
 

 
Model:
Parker Vacumatic in Burgundy
Grade:
Excellent +
Nib Width:
Smooth Medium "Arrow" nib, marked "U.S.A". Parker .25."  Retains much of its platinum mask.
Length Capped:
5"
Comments:        
Introduced in 1934, the Burgundy celluloid is to us, the most desirable color in the Vacumatic line.  The pen's imprint is sharp and there is no brassing anywhere except on the barrel tassie.  The jewels are the correct matching striped color.  The pen is equipped with the appropriate aluminum lock down filler.  The barrel transparency is excellent, nearly perfectly clear with just a hint of ambering--far better than average.  A great example of a sought after early first version Vacumatic.
Price:
$250 SOLD

 

PARKER VACUMATIC JUNIOR with DOUBLE JEWELS ca.  4th Qtr. 1940

 
Model:
Parker Vacumatic Junior in brown celluloid
Grade:
Excellent +
Nib Width:
Smooth 14K Fine Width, marked "Parker USA"
Length Capped:
Pen 5 1/16"
Comments:        
This Parker Vac Junior features the jeweled barrel which makes for a more attractive pen then those without.  The jewel looks black at firs, but upon closer examination, it is the "bullseye" type.  This jewel is actually part of the barrel and looks brown and black, sliced perpendicular to the barrel length.  There is just a tiny amount of brassing on the cap rings, none elsewhere.  The imprint is sharp and distinct and the barrel transparency is a bit above average with modest ambering.  The pen has an aluminum speedline filler that retains filling instructions on its shaft, "To fill pump 9 times pause between strokes."  One rarely finds a speedline filler with instructions, as they wore off easily.  A very nice example of a double jeweled Junior Vacumatic that is sure to be a nice addition to your collection
Price:
$135 SOLD
 

 

PARKER VACUMATIC MAJORS ca. 1945-46

Model:
Parker Vacumatic Major Azure Blue ca. 1st Qtr. 1945, Green ca. 4th Qtr. 1945, Brown 2nd Qtr. 1946
Grade:
Excellent +
Nib Width:
All nibs smooth Blue = Fine, Green = Ex Fine, Brown = Fine
Length Capped:
Blue and Brown = 5 1/16", Green = 5 1/8"
Comments:        
Three nice examples of Parker Majors.  All have been professionally restored and are ready to enjoy.  The blue and green pens have average to above average barrel transparency, while the brown is virtually clear, with no ambering at all.  The green pen may be the so-called "long Major" as the barrel and cap are a bit longer than the other two.  The green also features a stripped jewel, hardly ever found on these mid 1940 Vacumatic Majors.  None of the pens have any brassing that we could find.
Price:
Blue $110 SOLD, Green $120 SOLD,  Brown $125 SOLD
 

 

PARKER 51 Aerometrics Coca and Burgundy ca. 1948

 
Model:
Parker 51 Aerometric filling Coca ca.4th Qtr. 1948 and Burgundy with no date.
Grade:
Excellent
Nib Width:
Smooth 14K Medium width on Coca, Fine on Burgundy . 
Length Capped:
5 7/16"
Comments:        
Both pens are cleaned, polished and ready to enjoy.  Coca is one of the less common colors in the Aerometric line and comes with a Lusterloy cap which retains much of its satin finish.  The burgundy has a continuous line cap, with one small pin prick ding. 
Price:
Coca = $110 SOLD, Burgundy = $115 SOLD
 
 

PARKER 51 FIRST YEAR SCARCE SMOOTH STERLING CAP  CEDAR BLUE ca. 2ND Qtr 1941

 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling double jewel first year
Grade:
Near Mint
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine 14K
Length Capped:
Pen 5 7/16"
Comments:        
This Parker 51 in gorgeous Cedar Blue was manufactured in the 2nd Qtr of 1941, the first year this model was made.  The pen has the correct jewels - aluminum on the barrel and the cap.  It also has the aluminum speedline filler used in the first year.  (Note some first year 51's made in late 1941 have plastic fillers and that too, is correct.)  The smooth sterling cap has the imprint, "Sterling Silver Made in USA" on the cap top edge, correct and hard to find.  Just the tiniest amount of brassing on the top of the arrows on clip, no scratches, or dents.  The barrel blind cap imprint is sharp and indicates a manufacturer date of 2nd Qtr 1941, in fact, this is the deepest and clearest imprint I have ever seen on a first year 51.  The pen is restored and ready to write, with a nearly invisible blind cap joint.  An outstanding example of a very desirable 51 with a very scarce cap.  First year 51's are becoming increasingly hard to find, and this is one of the nicest I have ever had.
Price:
$595 SOLD
 

 

PARKER 51 VACUMATIC DOUBLE JEWEL IN BURGUNDY ca. 2nd Qtr. 1944

 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling 2X Jewel in Cordovan with Chevron cap in 2nd qtr 1947
Grade:
Excellent +
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine
Length Capped:
Pen 5 7/16"
Comments:        
This Parker 51 in Cordovan with a line and chevron gold filled cap (marked 1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in USA) has no brassing, and two pin prick dings which are hard to find.  The imprint is deep and molten, one of the best we have ever seen.  The color match between the shell, barrel, and blind cap on the pen is perfect.  The blind cap joint is nearly invisible and the clutch ring's gold wash is still intact.  An great example of a double jewel 51 which will be a pleasure to use.
Price:
$325 SOLD
 

 

PARKER 51 VACUMATIC BLACK WITH JEWELER'S CAP BAND ca. 3rd Qtr. 1947

 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling Black Made in 3rd qtr 1947
Grade:
Excellent
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine
Length Capped:
Pen 5 1/2"
Comments:        
This Parker 51 in Black with a Lusterloy cap with wide Jeweler's Band (to distinguish pens sold by jeweler rather than at a pen store).  The imprint indicates "7.".  The blind cap joint is nearly invisible. A nice example of a 51 with a fairly uncommon cap design.  In addition, the clip is nickel plated rather than gold plated.  This was typically done for the clergy market, that we understand was not permitted to wear gold ornamentation.  
Price:
$100 SOLD
 

PARKER 61 Capillary Fill ca. 1956

 
Model:
Parker 61 Capillary filler in Dove Gray
Grade:
Excellent + to Near Mint
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine
Length Capped:
Pen 5 7/16"
Comments:        
This Parker 61 uses the capillary filling system, which did away with having to dip the pen's front end in the ink bottle and the associated clean-up required.  The barrel unscrews revealing a teflon coated protector that when immersed in the ink bottle draws the ink into the pen by capillary action.  This is a first year 61, as evidenced by the thin ring separating the section from the barrel.  Later versions used a thicker ring.  The pen shows virtually no signs of use, although it was used.  The Lusterloy cap is pristine, there is no brassing, scratches, etc.  Its been flushed out and is ready to enjoy.
Price:
$100 SOLD
 

PARKER 75 STERLING CISELE "Flat Tassie" Model ca. 1965

 
Model:
Parker 75 Sterling Silver Cross-Hatch Design, commonly referred to as Cisele.  Flat top referring to the configuration of the cap and barrel tassies. Made in USA
Grade:
Excellent+
Nib Width:
Smooth  Fine, marked "Parker 14K USA"  and B (67) on the feed.  (Also an 14K USA EF available)
Length Capped:
5 1/16" 
Comments:        
This Parker 75 was introduced in 1964, to celebrate Parker's 75th anniversary.  The 75 was an immensely popular model and came in many different finishes.  This Cisele iteration is probably from 1965, as it retains the flat top tassies and does not have the "0" mark on the metal collar  on the section edge.  The pen weighs 25 grams.  Subsequent dish top tassies weighed 20 grams. The pen has no dents or dings, nor signs of significant wear.  A few small marks on the chrome collar and that is all.  Comes with a appropriate converter.  This is a nice example of a fairly early 75 Cisele that you will be happy to use on a daily basis.
Price:
$165
 

 

PARKER 75 GOLD FILLED DISH TASSIE Model ca. 1970

 
Model:
Parker 75 Gold Filled line Design.  Dished cap and barrel tassies, indicating later production.  
Grade:
Excellent+
Nib Width:
Smooth Medium STUB, marked "Parker 14K Point USA"  and "70" on the feed.
Length Capped:
5 1/16" 
Comments:        
This Parker 75 was introduced in 1964, to celebrate Parker's 75th anniversary.  The 75 was an immensely popular model and came in many different finishes.  This Gold Filled iteration is probably from around 1970, as it has the dished tassies and does not have the "0" mark on the metal collar  on the section edge.  The pen is a USA made model, as indicated on the cap band.  (Most dish tassie models seem to have been made in France.)  The pen has no dents or dings, nor signs of significant wear.  Comes with an appropriate converter.  This is a nice example of a USA made 75 that you will be happy to sue on a daily basis.
Price:
$125 
 

 


 
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