Pen Profile: Aerometric Duofolds
11106: Parker Duofold Senior in box: beautiful Mandarin Yellow streamline, 13.1 cm long, wonderful even color, celluloid in excellent shape with strong imprint, slight posting wear to barrel end; big Duofold nib, later production comb feed; in English-market faux shagreen box.
5828: Parker 51 pencil lead refills: 12 leads in a stoppered glass tube, 8 cm long, made in England, label reads "for Parker '51'/ROTARY PENCIL", with Parker "halo" mark; many available, all "B" hardness.
10297: Parker 61 Jet Flighter in box: English-made cartridge/convertor (squeeze-type metal convertor included), brushed stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim including metal end jewels.
11189: Parker 65 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated clip and end jewels, 13.45 cm long; uses cartridge or converter (included), made in England, not sold in the USA. Unusual sharp-edged oblique nib.
8277: Parker 75 Diamant: early production, gold plate, made in France, flat tassies, 20 micron mark, 14K "M" US nib, section with angle indicator, very clean but for typical wear to tassie rims.
8768: Parker 75 Fougere: sterling silver, made in France, 14K USA-made nib, early section with angle indicator, very unusual variation with gold plated trim including flat-ended tassies.
11150: Parker 65 Flighter set in box: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated clip and end jewels, 13.5 cm long; uses cartridge or converter (included), made in England, not sold in the USA. Matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Original instructions and guarantee with sale date noted as February 1975.
8278: Parker 75 Godron: sterling silver, chrome plated trim, made in France, section with angle indicator, full French hallmarks on silver and on nib; very clean, some small bumps to edges of barrel end tassie.
10691: Parker 35 Guirland fiber tip: gold plated, one of the less common patterns, made in France, a model not originally distributed outside Europe. Condition is excellent but for two areas of plating loss at the cap rim (see detail), which appear to be a manufacturing defect rather than from wear. Fiber-tip refills no longer available, an adapter is included that permits use of refills taken from BIC ballpoints.
11041: Parker 75 Damier: rare and desirable pattern in sterling silver, made in France, full French hallmarks, smooth-writing "M" 18K nib.
11021: Parker 75 Milleraies ballpoint: silver plated, chrome plated trim, fine parallel lines pattern, made in France, "AL" date code, nice appearance but tool marks to clip button, a touch of plating pitting at the end of the arrow clip.
7357: Parker 180 Guirland: gold-plated, made in France, two-way flat gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; one of the less common patterns of one of Parker's lower- production pens; new old stock, includes convertor.
11094: Parker 180 Milleraies rollerball: gold plated, fine parallel lines pattern, 13.2 cm long, made in France; appears to be new old stock, but no packaging.
10771: Parker 75 Florence: two-tone vermeil, gold over solid sterling silver, cabochon in clip top; made in France for the Italian market, French and Italian hallmarks plus Italian serial number on side of section. USA 14K nib, section ring with angle indicator lines, old-style metal convertor, pen appears to be new old stock with only light shop wear; one of the most attractive and elegant 75 patterns.
7154: Parker 35 Flighter fiber tip: unusual model, made in France for the French market, stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, 12.7 cm long; new old stock, black plastic grip section; fiber tip refills no longer available, but includes custom-made adaptor permitting use of refills taken from BIC ballpoints.
11083: Parker Classic Grain d'Orge ballpoint: gold plated, made in France, special order for Bank One with enamel logo on clip and engraving on cap; "IE" date code could be either 1984 or 1988. As new, but no packaging.