10792: Parker 020: rare early mottled hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, excellent color, strong imprints, early Lucky Curve feed without any side cuts, ribbed section.
10095: Parker 023: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, nib assembly plugs into end of barrel so as to leave no section joint exposed to the fingers in use; only slight fading, imprints good, intact Lucky Curve feed, some shrinkage to center of cap, #3 Lucky Curve nib is a fine writer, has a tiny incipient hairline from the vent hole (should cause no problems with light use, and is not noticeable without magnification).
9247: Parker 30: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on indicia, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail).
9940: Parker 15 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree cap, pearl slabbed barrel, 13.6 cm long, early production example with rounded ends, hard rubber exposed at cap crown; this pen is fresh out of an estate, and comes in a Parker Christmas box with a handwritten note, stating "Dad gave Mom this pen before they were married". Initials on indicia, some plating wear, but hard rubber is black and glossy, pearl intact and lustrous; keyhole-vent Lucky Curve #3 nib is toothy but in good shape.
5972: Parker 23H: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, hexagonal body, 14.4 cm long, fully marked with 1891 and 1894 patent dates; unusual & desirable, good legible imprints, even fading, with the shadow of a now-removed add-on clip towards the top of the cap, keyhole-vent #3 Lucky Curve nib.
7728: Parker 38 in box: legendary black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with overlay of gold filled snakes with green rhinestone eyes; 13.45 cm long, #3 Lucky Curve nib, VV clip with 1907 patent date, no Parker imprints on overlay or hard rubber -- very similar to a Heath-marked snake sold by us some fifteen years ago (Heath made high-end overlays for Parker, Waterman, Conklin, Moore, and others; many Parker overlay pen designs are seen from time to time in unmarked versions bearing Heath nibs).
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • Full details on request
9095: Parker 47 in box: iconic black hard rubber "Pregnant Parker" eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, nicely colored pearl slabs, #3 Lucky Curve keyhole-vent nib; 1910-dated inscription on cap indicia, box is well worn, with ink stains and spots of wear-through on the cloth exterior. Pen itself is very clean, with no brassing and unfaded hard rubber, noting some scratches on the barrel end, probably from posting the cap. Fresh to the market -- from our personal collection, bought out of an estate over 15 years ago.
7792: Parker 58 Awanyu Aztec: legendary hard rubber eyedropper-filler with gold filled half-overlay with American Indian motifs; 13.7 cm long, cap restored, imprint weak but legible.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • Full details on request
7106: Parker 25 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber turban-top, 11.3 cm long, very hard to find in larger sizes; clean and somewhat toothy Lucky Curve #5 nib, intact feed, no imprints visible on side of barrel, "PAT. PENDING" cap imprint worn and partially heat-reversed, pen has been dye-reblackened.
10478: Parker 16: rare slender ladies' version of Parker's classic gold filled filigree eyedropper-filler in black hard rubber; 12.9 cm long, extensive plating wear but mechanically sound, Lucky Curve feed intact, Lucky Curve #2 nib with "lazy S" imprint, teardrop vent. We found this pen "in the wild" many years ago, and kept it in our study collection.
9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap indicia, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.
10457: Parker 15: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled overlay cap, barrel with pearl slabs, #3 Lucky Curve nib with keyhole vent; pearl is tight with excellent color and luster, trim is excellent with only a trace of brassing at the very top edge of the cap crown, not even noticeable without magnification. Hard rubber of the cap has been reblackened, appears slightly textured under close examination.
8433: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: medium-length "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 11.4 cm long, fully marked, name on indicia, some tool marks to metal at top of cap (see detail), keyhole-vent nib has considerable flex.
8772: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.8 cm long, extends to 12.7 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); fully and crisply marked, typical dings to bulbous barrel end, intact Lucky Curve feed with #3 Lucky Curve nib; note short axial hairline from vent hole.
6218: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: rare baby Bakelite-barreled ringtop eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, 7.75 cm long, gold filled trim; good barrel transparency, cap imprint light but legible, tight stable hairline in cap lip (see detail), Lucky Curve feed intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib has longitudinal hairline from base up to "C" in imprint.
9777: Parker 61 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing (old ink in photos of section is not corrosion; has been cleaned off since). Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge only partly intact.
8213: Parker 20½ Jack-Knife Safety: unusual small vest-pocket black chased hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler, 8.9 cm long, gold filled trim, wide cap band with custom emblem of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity riveted through (causing a cap lip hairline -- see detail); moderate fading, all imprints good, wide raised barrel threads, nice early teardrop-vent nib basically intact but too scratchy for use, beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole.
10045: Parker 66 Jack-Knife Safety: black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, acid-etched sterling silver overlay with hand-engraved detailing, 11.7 cm long; Heath mark on barrel overlay (less common indented diamond form), replacement blind cap lacks "66" imprint, initials on indicia, #3 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure; an uncommon pattern, in unusually good condition.
10122: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: long #2-size screw-cap eyedropper-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel; 12.2 cm long, wide gold filled cap band, nickel plated clip, good cap and barrel imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure, noting tiny hairline starting from vent hole (repair should not be necessary if pen is to not be used regularly); cap posts on barrel but only on very end.
10535: Parker button-filler: uncommon Challenger-like Depression-era model, red pearl marbled, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider center band, Deco stepped colored ends; fine overall appearance, though shallow scratches and light toothmarks at ends.
10415: Parker Premiere: large Depression-era white-veined red-brown "Mahogany" button-filler, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, nib with 3rd quarter date code, barrel imprint soft, otherwise very clean.
10540: Parker Challenger: small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, section with transparent ink window.