PARKER PENS


 
PARKER DUOFOLD SR. MANDARIN ca. 1928-29
 

Model:

Duofold Sr. Flat-top in Mandarin ca. 1928-29

Grade: Excellent + to Near Mint
Nib Width: Smooth Fine/XFine. marked "Parker Duofold Pen P."  The feed is the correct "spear" style.
Length Capped: 5 1/2"
Comments: Duofold Mandarins are getting harder and harder to find.  Most that you will see have chipped or cracked cap lips, as the material is very fragile.  This pen is free of any defects whatsoever.  The imprint is sharp and clear.  There is a small "D" near the end of the barrel as can be seen in the picture.  We've talked to a couple of Duofold experts and both said that they very occasionally will see this factory mark on Duofolds.  They did not know what it signified.   There is a bit of brassing on the clip ball, none elsewhere.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  This is a very nice example of a very desirable pen.
Price: $1150 SOLD
 
 

PARKER DUOFOLD SR. "Big Red" Red Permanite ca. 1928-29


Model:

Duofold Sr. Flat-top in Red Permanite ca. 1928-29

Grade: Near Mint
Nib Width: Smooth Fine/XFine. marked "Parker Duofold Made in USA."  The feed is the correct "spear" style.
Length Capped: 5 1/2"
Comments: The iconic Parker "Big Red."  This is the last version of the flat-top before it was replaced with the streamline model.  The pen has no faults.  The Lucky Curve imprint is sharp and clear.  There is no brassing, not even on the clip ball.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  This is a exellent example of Parker's most famous pen.
Price: $325 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 SOLD
 
 

PARKER JACK KNIFE SAFETY ca. 1916-25


Model:

Jack Knife Safety Lucky Curve 24 ca. 1916-25

Grade: Near Mint
Nib Width: Smooth Fine marked "Parker Lucky Curve Pen 4."
Length Capped: 5 3/8"
Comments: Before the Duofold, Parker marketed the Jack Knife Safety Lucky Curve models.  The early Jack Knife Safeties were eye droppers and the later models were button fillers like the Duofold and looked quite similar.  They only came in hard rubber.  Size was indicated by a numbering system 20 to 28.  This is a 24 size and is so indicated by the imprint on the blind cap.  Chased pens had a "1/2" next to the size number.  This is an outstanding example of the smooth black hard rubber Jack Knife Safety model.  The Lucky Curve imprint is sharp and clear, as are the words "Jack Knife Safety. Pat. Jun 4 1912" on the cap.  There is no brassing, not even on the clip ball.  The pen features a beautiful heavy reposse gold filled cap band.  A very clean pen with no oxidation on the black hard rubber derby, blind cap, or section.  I have discovered that the cap does not post easily on the barrel, not sure why that is, as it appears to be original to the pen.  The milling on the blind cap and derby are sharp and show no signs of wear.  This is a rather difficult to find early Parker model and will make a terrific addition to a Parker collection.
Price: $185 SOLD
 
 
 
PARKER BROWN PEARL VACUMATIC (GOLDEN WEB) JUNIORETTE  ca. 1936
 
 

Model:

Vacumatic Golden Web Juniorette (aka slender Golden Web) ca. 1936

Grade: Excellent + to Near Mint
Nib Width: 14K Smooth Fine Arrow nib. Marked "Parker USA."  
Length Capped: 4 5/8"
Comments: The Parker  Golden Web is one of the more popular and desirable Vacumatics.  Its unusual "brickwork" celluloid was unique to this model.  The pen came in a Junior, Juniorette, and Long Junior size.  This is the second hardest to find, with the Long Junior being the most scarce.   The pen has no brassing.  The imprint is sharp and indicates the pen was made in the fourth quarter of 1936. 
Price: $275 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 find!

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  PRICE REDUCED TO $499 BLOW OUT PRICE NOW $395!
 
 
PARKER VACUMATIC MAXIMA ca. 1st. Qtr. 1940
 
 
Model:
Parker Canadian Vacumatic in Black ca. 1st Qtr 1940
Grade:
Excellent
Nib Width:
Smooth Flexible Fine Canadian "Arrow" nib, marked "Parker Vacumatic Reg T. Made in Canada"  Some wear to its platinum mask.
Length Capped:
5 5/16"
Comments:        
 The pen's imprint is sharp and reads "Made in Canada Parker Vacumatic Pat. No. 318982 Reg. T.M.S."  There is a thin line of brassing on the top ridge of the clip ring, none elsewhere that we can see.    The pen is equipped with the appropriate aluminum aluminum speedline filler.  The barrel transparency is ambered, but still useful to see the ink level.  What makes the pen so desirable is its wonderful flexible nib, which can be found on Canadian Vacs, but not so much on American made pens.
Price:
$275

 

PARKER VACUMATIC MAJORS ca. 1944-46

Model:
Parker Vacumatic Major Brown No imprint, never had one; Green ca. 4th Qtr. 1944;
Grade:
Excellent to Excellent + (Blue Deb is Near Mint, with perfect transparency)
Nib Width:
All nibs smooth Brown = Fine, Blue = Medium, Green = Medium, Blue Deb = Fine
Length Capped:
Brown = 5 3/8" (This a "Long" model), Green and Green = 5 1/8", Blue Deb 4 3/4"
Comments:        
Four nice examples of Parker Majors.  All have been professionally restored and are ready to enjoy.  The brown, blue and green Standard Majors have average average barrel transparency, while the Deb Blue is absolutely clear, with no ambering at all.  The brown pen is the so-called "long Major" as the barrel and cap are a bit longer than the other two.  The Blue Deb has the "stacked coin cap band, which denotes that it was retailed at jewelery stores.   None of the pens have any brassing that we could find.
Price:
Brown Long Major $125, Green $120, Blue $120 SOLD, Deb Blue Jeweler's model $130 SOLD
 

 

PARKER 51 Vacumatic Fillers ca. 1945-47

 
 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling Lusterloy Blue ca. 1st Qtr. 1946; Sterling Black 4th Qtr 1946, 1/10 16K GF Cedar Blue 4th Qtr 1945, 1/8 14k GF Dove Gray 1st Qtr 1947.
Grade:
Excellent to Excellent Plus (Note: The second pen's cap (Silver cap) has been polished and looks much nicer than in the pic)
Nib Width:
14k Smooth Lusterloy and Sterling = Medium; 16k GF = XFine; 14k = Fine. 
Length Capped:
5 7/16"
Comments:        
All pens restored to working order, polished and cleaned.  The Cedar Blue 10th 16k GF cap has some brassing on the cap, where the sterling base metal shows through-hard to see.  This is a four line-space design cap.  The Sterling capped pen has one pin point ding opposite side of the clip.  Other pens have no dings or dents that we could find.  The Cedar Blue 14k GF cap pen has a continuous lined cap.  Nice examples of the Parker 51 which will be a pleasure to use.
Price:
Blue Lusterloy cap $125, Black Sterling $135 SOLD, Cedar Blue GF $125, Dove Gray $140
 
 

PARKER 51 VACUMATIC DEMONSTRATOR ca. 4th Qtr 1947

 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling demonstrator with proper imprint and date code indicating 4th qtr 1947
Grade:
Near Mint
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine/XFine 14K
Length Capped:
Pen 5 1/2"
Comments:        
The Parker Vacumatic 51 demonstrator is one of the most desirable and sought after models in the 51 line.  It was never meant to be sold by dealers.  The pen was used to show how the filling mechanism worked to prospective customers.  This pen is authentic, and not one of the reproductions made by Kullock, as it has the correct imprint and date code, which corresponds to the cap and arrow clip used on this pen.  These are getting harder and harder to find.
Price:
$425
 

 

PARKER 51 VACUMATIC DOUBLE JEWEL IN NASSAU w. 14K CLIP ca. 3rd Qtr. 1945

 
Model:
Parker 51 Vacumatic filling 2X Jewel in Nassau with Chevron cap in 3rd qtr 1945
Grade:
Excellent +
Nib Width:
Smooth Fine
Length Capped:
Pen 5 3/8"
Comments:        
This Parker 51 in highly desirable Nassau with a line and chevron gold filled cap (marked 1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in USA).  It has a 14K clip.  There is only a line of brassing on the tassie ring, nowhere else.  There are a couple of very tiny pin prick dings which are hard to find on the cap.    The imprint is a bit light, but readable.  The color match between the shell, barrel, and blind cap on the pen is perfect.  The blind cap joint is invisible and the clutch ring's gold wash is still intact.  An great example of a double jewel 51 in the hardest to find color with the sought after 14K clip.
Price:
$685
 

 

PARKER 61 Capillary Fill ca. 1956

 
Model:
Parker 61 Capillary filler in Red
Grade:
Excellent + to Near Mint
Nib Width:
Smooth Medium
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 somewhat hard to find chrome finish cap is pristine, there is no brassing, scratches, etc.  Its been flushed out and is ready to enjoy.
Price:
$120 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,"also available, Medium Italic and Broad 
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:
$185
 

 

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 a hard to find and desirable medium stub factory nib and 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 SOLD