12055: Parker Vacuum Filler pencil: red pearl laminate, 11 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewel, early material with skewed stripes, simple Parker imprint with no model name or date code, uses 1.1 mm lead with early nose cone actuated twist mechanism; uncommon stub size, some surface ribbing from aging of material.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • $100

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10236: Parker Golden Arrow (?): very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with hardly any wear and crisp imprints, but with a couple of cap lip cracks and a circumferential hairline under the clip where two laminations appear to have separated due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details). Long-tined nib has tight central hairline extending up from base; name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $450

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10212: Parker Vacumatic set: early top-line full-sized lockdown-filler in black, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel transparency, imprint with early date code, 4th quarter; matching pencil is slightly later, with 3rd quarter 1936 date code. Set is well used but sound, pen nib is a later replacement, subtle surface rippling to pen barrel due to differential age shrinkage of laminations. Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1934/1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $350

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10240: Parker Diamond Medal "Vac-Fil" Vacumatic: uncommon burgundy pearl and black marbled pump-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel transparency excellent, lockdown filler, Diamond Medal nib is smooth and soft, but not the usual type found on this model. Step at blind cap joint, name on barrel, cap lip cracks have been sealed and reinforced by a black celluloid internal sleeve. This model was made by Parker for retail by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $225

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12447: Parker Vacumatic Oversize: green pearl laminate, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent barrel transparency, good barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, striped jewels, lockdown filler; black section is a slightly later replacement, probably contemporary with the 1940-dated two-tone nib. Some shrinkage to the blind cap and a couple of nicks to the top jewel, but overall appearance excellent.

DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $500

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10191: Parker Vacumatic set: uncommon golden pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, striped section and jewels, two-tone nib with excellent plating, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, matching 1.1 mm pencil has 1st quarter date code. While this color is relatively common in later Vacumatics, it was introduced only at the very end of production of the original lockdown series. Pen is extremely clean, noting slight shrinkage of cap at very top right below the clip.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $485

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11574: Parker Vacumatic Junior: scarce full-size Golden Web, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, good transparency, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, nib with matching 2nd quarter date code, tip shows signs of having been straightened, but is a good and precise writer. Some marks to blind cap and tassie, overall appearance excellent.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $400

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11989: Parker Vacumatic Junior: black with rare web patterned barrel with near-perfect transparency, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, nib has 2nd quarter date code; lockdown filler, no brassing to trim, blind cap fit very slightly off.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine firm • $400

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11996: Parker Vacumatic: full size silver pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, lockdown filler, striped cap jewel, black barrel jewel, black hard rubber section, notable factory italic two-tone arrow nib, made in Canada, Canadian barrel imprint with "51" date code; most likely a mid-1930s pen repaired in 1951 with a replacement barrel and barrel jewel. Well worn, but good transparency and overall appearance.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: broad italic flex • $285

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10201: Parker Vacumatic: golden pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewels and section, excellent barrel transparency, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, trim plating excellent, but plating gone from two-tone nib and there is a light longitudinal scratch just under the barrel imprint; this color was introduced only at the very end of lockdown-filler production, and examples are relatively uncommon.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine rigid • $285

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5580: Parker Vacumatic Junior: small grey pearl marbled, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, outstanding barrel transparency, roughness to cap band plating, bold imprint with 4th quarter date code, lockdown filler, 1946 date code on Arrow nib.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $245

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12091: Parker Vacumatic Junior: scarce full-size Canadian-made Golden Web, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, fine transparency, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code; nice clean pen, slight shrinkage to cap just above bands. Nib has flex, but the tines themselves are quite stiff -- bending occurs quite far back, unconventional feel.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $400

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12206: Parker Vacumatic Junior: small Golden Web, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, made in Canada, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, good transparency, multiple sealed cap lip cracks (see details); notable super-broad oblique nib has some deep scratches on and around the imprint, and there is a longitudinal hairline from the vent hole -- should be stable but could readily be repaired, overall appearance fine.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-broad italic oblique • $265

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12506: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code; first Speedline series, uncommon model, excellent transparency, two-tone nib plating excellent as well; noteworthy factory italic tip.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium italic • $375

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12446: Parker Vacumatic Oversize: golden pearl laminate, 13.5 cm long, unbrassed gold filled trim, fine transparency, strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, big two-tone nib with slight plating wear, striped section and jewels, lockdown filler. An unusually clean example of a color introduced only at the very end of Oversize production.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $650

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12516: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: small silver Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, some dings to aluminum Speedline filler plunger.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $165

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12465: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: green Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, a few scuffs to the side of the cap, otherwise excellent+.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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12464: Parker Vacumatic Debutante pencil: silver pearl laminate, 11.6 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, striped jewel.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $65

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11695: Parker Vacumatic Debutante set: silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching injector pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G.".

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $365

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12517: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: small green Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, 3rd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, some corrosion to aluminum Speedline filler plunger; cap lip hairline has been unobtrusively repaired.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium • $165

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12139: Parker Vacumatic Major: uncommon blue pearl laminate double-jewel "long Major" (Slender Maxima length), 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, aluminum Speedline filler, exc bbl transparency, strong imprints with third quarter date code; two-tone Arrow nib bears 1938 date code, noteworthy factory italic.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad italic • $395

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11994: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: small grey Shadow Wave double-jewel, 11.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, aluminum Speedline filler, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, some barrel transparency, very slight swelling around filler unit,.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $160

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12463: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: exc • $70

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11998: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code, barrel darkened, some ribbing to surface from material aging.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $160

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11694: Parker Vacumatic Major: green pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit, diamond imprint on end of filler; two-tone nib plating worn, appears to be silver rather than platinum or palladium (consistent with wartime materials restrictions), just enough tip shape and flex to give a shaded line.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $200

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12312: Parker Vacumatic Junior: green pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, strong barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, slight ruler mark to side of nib tip.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $145

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12421: Parker Vacumatic Major: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, uncommon jeweler's model cap band; strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, wartime filler plunger with diamond imprint on end, all-plastic filler construction; initials lightly scratched in cap band cartouche.

DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $185

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11993: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, barrel darkened, trim plating excellent, scattered pit marks to barrel around posting area.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $145

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12107: Parker Vacumatic Junior: black laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $165

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