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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
Here is a small section of unusual Parkers, some of which are truly rare.
13373: Parker 24 New Style: an extremely rare slip-cap eyedropper-filler design, offered for only a very brief time (mentioned in Parker's Side Talks in 1899, absent from 1898 and 1900 Parker catalogs); mottled hard rubber, correct black hard rubber section, 14.45 cm long, #4 keyhole vent Lucky Curve nib, intact early narrow Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint worn at ends but almost all legible. Tool marks and crack in section (see details), cap is a precise replacement made from original material.
DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1500
13367: Parker New Special: rare economy model, smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, even moderate fading, strong barrel imprint, especially unusual with "NEW SPECIAL" imprint on the nib. Nib is missing tipping on one side, hairline from base (see details).
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG* • $600
13389: Parker Duofold Special in box: USA-made streamline button-filler with elegant gold filled Italian octagonal overlay with geometric Art Deco engine turning, 12.5 cm long. Spot of plating wear to clip, notable calligraphic nib, comb feed, "AM" mark on edge of cap overlay.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine italic flex • $800
13384: Parker 51 set: black Vac-filler with 1/10 16K gold filled cap, grouped parallel lines with geometric band, rectangular cartouche, two-tone clutch ring, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, 14K solid gold Blue Diamond clip; matching twist-action pencil uses .9 mm lead, also has solid gold clip but nozzle is gold filled. Pen cap shows more usage than pencil.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $295
13390: Parker 51: black Vac-filler with Mexican custom-made cap in heavy silver with applied gold decoration of a horse, unicorn, and dragon; pen is US-made with 3rd quarter date code, no marks on cap but all excellent quality with no trace of wear-through (the repurposed Parker Blue Diamond clip excepted).
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $685
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13316: Eagle Correspondent: unusual end-joint black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, hard rubber is crisp and glossy, with strong imprints, excellent but for some scratching to the nib's surface; see this Pen Profile for more information.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $265
13354: Parker Duofold Senior: large Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band; nib has ruler wear on left tine, stress line from vent hole (stable, as the nib is quite firm), cap lip has been restored using original period celluloid, repair stronger than new and visible only from inside the cap.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $850
13355: Parker 51 set in box: black Aerometric filler, 13.7 cm long, matching injector pencil uses .9 mm lead, frosty Lustraloy caps with polished rims, chrome plated trim, date code on pen is 4th quarter, pencil is 3rd; sac is slightly cloudy but unstained.
DATE: 1951 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $265
13357: Parker 51 Signet: 1/10 14K gold filled Aerometric filler, no dents, excellent sac transparency, minor usage marks to barrel, extremely fine-tipped nib.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $285
13358: Parker 51 Demi in box: black Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim, 13 cm long, chrome plated trim, apparently never filled.
DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $195
13346: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, older model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip; made in USA, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center; USA-made 14K "66" nib, cap marked "STERLING/SILVER", large metal squeeze-filler convertor included.
DATE: c. 1972 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $275
13347: Parker Classic ballpoint: vermeil (gold-overlaid sterling silver) grid pattern, gold plated trim, button actuated, made in USA, marked "STERLING & 14K G.F. CAP & BARREL".
DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: near mint • $200
13350: Parker Classic ballpoint: vermeil (gold-overlaid sterling silver) grid pattern, gold plated trim, button actuated, made in USA, marked "STERLING & 14K G.F. CAP & BARREL".
DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: near mint • $200
13348: Parker Classic pencil: vermeil (gold-overlaid sterling silver) grid pattern, gold plated trim, twist-action, uses .9 mm lead, made in USA, marked "STERLING & 14K G.F.".
DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: exc • $150
13349: Parker 75 Vermeil ballpoint with pencil converter: grid pattern, gold filled over sterling silver, made in USA, marked "STERLING & 14K G.F./CAP & BARREL"; includes a drop-in injector pencil cartridge, using 1.0 mm lead, so can be used as either a ballpoint or a mechanical pencil.
DATE: c. 1973 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $275
13351: Pilot Super 200: black tab-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold plated trim, inlaid 14K gold "SCRIPT" nib, clean barrel imprints, "HITACHI" on barrel.
DATE: c. 1968 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $145
13223: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: lapis blue soldier-clip lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal, Personal Point screw-in nib unit with Gold Seal manifold nib; excellent overall appearance, lever has been polished and replated.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine rigid • $275
13331: Wahl-Eversharp Wahl Oxford: full-sized green pearl candystripe bulb-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K #2 Wahl Oxford nib, perfect barrel transparency, original now-petrified bulb has not been replaced (pen is not functional as is). Sometimes described as a giant Bantam, this unusual model is much more commonly found as a lower sub-brand, "Monitor", with plated steel nib and no Wahl-Eversharp imprints.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium • $275
13345: Waterman 412½ PSF: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.25 cm long, sterling silver "Filigree" overlay; an early model, narrow raised barrel threads, two-piece pressure bar with spring. New York #2 nib with semistub tip writes an effortlessly calligraphic line, easy soft flex, but not to be pushed too wide -- vent hole stress marks visible under magnification, hairline crack visible at base of imprint does not go all the way through.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $465
13359: Waterman Patrician set: oversize lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, with matching twist-action pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead; black and pearl "Nacre" celluloid, chrome plated trim, hard rubber ends, large Patrician nib is smooth and responsive. Good clean imprints, fine color with only slight ambering at top of pen cap, name on pen barrel, scratch at junction of turning cone and barrel on pencil (see detail), pen has later production lever of Hundred-Year style.
DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium semiflex • $965
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