Return to Parker. For those of us concerned with when a pen was made, Parker is the sweetest of all makers, in that many of their pen actually have a date printed right on them. Not only the year, but which quarter of the year, will appear, giving a very clear sense of just how old the pen is. While modern Parkers that follow this practice mark only the barrel or cap of the pen, vintage pens generally have a code on the barrel and on the point. One generally takes the barrel as definitive of the age of the pen as a unit, since caps, barrels and blind caps were usually all made together, and swapping tends to show. This does not mean that a point whose date code does not agree with the barrel is necessarily a replacement. An other thing to not get too concerned about is finding a pen has lost its code. Modern pens are much more likely to present their codes, but their codes are less easily understood. Parker began applying date codes in

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The New York World’s Fair opens. The pen contained a small amount of moon dust. Four unique sterling silver Parker 75 pens are custom-made.

Shop for-and learn about-Antique and Vintage Parker Pens. George Parker patented his first pen in when he was still teaching telegraphy students how to.

Jump to content. You currently have javascript disabled. Several functions may not work. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Posted 05 February – Sean– Parker ran date codes on their pens until in the US. Canada kept theirs until or I would think that very few,if any aerometric 51’s would have had a date code.

Parker 45 Pens

Condition is New. New old stock Never used before No date. Parker Premier Cisele. It’s a little wider and longer than the 75 and features the faceted bands and black onyx jewel. The Premier is a French Parker built to be an upgrade to the It has a wonderful and unique special feel in the hand from the cross-hatching and has a reassuring solid weight. Makes a great price to your collection.

Pelikan pens elcome to date code has got other vintage fountain pen actually Fountain pen and jessica graf nominated for parker 51 in relation to abandon.

Jump to content. You currently have javascript disabled. Several functions may not work. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Posted 23 December – Ernesto has as the date the halo logo appears on caps – but I’ve read it elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Parkers

Duofold Era and Related Nibs. Parker Duofold, Lady, factory. Parker Lucky Curve, Jr.

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There are lots that match your search criteria. Subscribe now to get instant access to the full price guide service. All are signed in bold fountain pen ink to clear areas of the images, some are inscribed. Parker 61 jade green fountain pen with gold filled cap but missing gold arrow. Together with another Parker fountain pen.

Parker 75 Sterling silver Flattop Cisele two fountain pens – one with 14k and one with 18k gold nibs and a matching ballpoint. Together with a Waterman’s W5 fountain pen with 14k gold nib. A Parker 51 9ct gold fountain pen, with engine turned decoration, stamped 9, 0. A Parker red and black two tone Duofold fountain pen, with gold plated mounts, the nib stamped 18K A Parker Duofold grey simulated marble and black fountain pen, with gold plated mounts, the nib stamped 18K A Parker Duofold fountain pen, with green simulated marble effect and black, silver plated bands, the nib stamped 18K A Parker Lucky Curve lady fountain pen, in turquoise with gold plated mounts and ring top for a chatelaine, boxed.

Cribsheet To Help Dating Parker 51S

After founding Parker Pens in , Parker patented the first fountain pen. DATE: c. Check for an “H” in a rectangle that’s stamped on the pen, in much older pens that are overlayed in gold.

PARKER Duofold Centennial Fountain Pen, Classic Big Red Vintage, Medium Solid Gold Nib,. Roll over image to zoom Date First Available, March 21, ​.

A small warning: quite a few pens appear with a different clip or nib fitted from the original, probably as a repair, or with the wrong cap because the parts got mixed up in the pen box, or someone lost the original. If the image search doesn’t turn up anything that looks like what you think you’ve got, that might be why. Such pens aren’t worth much to the serious collector, but if they look nice and write well they still can find a good home. Part 1 – Identifying. You could be sitting on a gold mine.

Well, that might be exaggerating a bit, but you may have some gold on a pen that could be quite valuable. Every day, collections of pens are either rediscovered by the current owner or inherited by someone who may not be knowledgeable about the writing instruments they now possess.

Identifying Vintage Fountain Pen Ink Bottles and Boxes

He had studied to become a physiscian and had additional carreers as a journalist, hypnotist; sculptor, painter and inventor. But the inventions attracted him the most. He went on to invent, among other things, the heat-resistant clinker, a blood pressure meter, and his thoughts constantly revolved around new inventions.

The date codes are somewhat mysterious, but follow a fairly simple pattern: For vintage Vacs and 51s, the last one (before ) or two digits are.

Parker 51 Special late models? Here is a slightly later post Parker with no dating insignia. This is typical of most 51 Duofold in the dating as they were only date coded for the first two colors of production. Parker 51 Special late duofold? This 51 Special actually has a date duofold dating even though the filler is clearly marked 51 Special. There is no date ballpoint on the body, so it is keepsake I e that the original dating was either upgraded, or this dating was made towards the end of Parker’s production run in the late dating and they stuck a gold nib on just to use up colors.

Demonstrator pens e limited production pens made by a manufacturer for the use of pen shop colors price to “demonstrate” the inner dating of a pen to a prospective customer. This demonstrator is manufactured in clear plastic, showing the tubular nib and enclosing dating, also in clear plastic. This makes it clear without disassembly that the date of the Parker 51 are radically different from a conventional open-nib fountain pen.

Due to their scarcity compared to standard duofold pens, demonstrators e significantly more collectible and insignia much higher prices. The Parker 21 is a slightly smaller budget dating of the venerable Parker While it can be difficult to distinguish externally, there e significant differences between this dating and its more upscale duofold. The nib is steel instead of 14k gold and is a conventional keepsake with a conventional dating, instead of the tubular nib and full dating in the For the black-generation Parker 21 , a plain metal clip with a center ridge is used instead of the arrow clip.

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