We provide vintage fountain pens – restored and ready to use today and vintage desktop items. Vintage fountain pens are by their very nature second, third or even fourth hand, condition will vary and this is stated and reflected in the price.
A fountain pen gift box is available free of charge with each purchase upon request. Just tick the relevant box at checkout.
Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students and is a permanent record of items of interest that we have sold. It is also an opportunity for potential customers to view recently sold items. Should you wish us to try to source another copy of a previously sold item a contact e-mail link is provided.
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This exceptionally popular fountain pen range was launched by Parker in the USA in 1964 and, in its various finishes, was produced for the next thirty years. Parker called it the “75” following on from their usage of numbers to denote models which restarted with the “51”. This particular example, dating from around 1966, is in a more difficult to find finish Parker called the Vermeil Ciselé. The sterling silver cross hatch pattern (said to be inspired by a cigarette case made by a London silversmith) is overlayed with gold fill providing a particularly attractive lustre. Around the lip of the cap are the words “Parker Made in U.S.A. Sterling & 14K G.F.”. The cap crown and barrel end have a gold fill flat tassie. You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel that was designed to increase the writer’s grip. The advantage of the “75” nib unit is that the nib collar will rotate if you wish to move the nib to an alternative angle to suit your writing style – note the ruled lines and zero reference mark. The striking “75” nib states “14k Parker USA” with a “F” mark on the feed at the rear, presumably to state a fine point nib. On test, it appears to me to have more of a medium line so I have listed as fine to medium. The section threads are plastic. It will take a standard Parker ink cartridge (as usual with ink cartridges you will need to give the cartridge a squeeze once in position to start the ink flow).
It comes with the original Parker 75 box. The green velvet interior is clean and from the good condition of the pen it seems to have been kept in the box over the years. The exterior of the box is in fair to good condition. It also has the original instruction leaflet. Unusually this includes the “adjusting tool” – normally lost over the years - to enable you to turn the nib left or right to adjust to your favoured writing angle without inking your fingers. Condition of the pen is good with some brassing to cap and barrel tassie. The pen is a pleasing weight in the hand and has a comforting click to the replacement of the cap on the barrel following use. This stylish vintage fountain pen is a good size measuring 127mm with cap on and 138mm with cap on barrel end. It is a classic late vintage Parker in a rare to find finish in good condition with its original box, leaflet and nib adjusting tool. It is suitable for everyday use or to add to a Parker vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Ink cartridge filling instructions are contained within the accompanying leaflet. It does not come with a squeezebox filler unit to enable bottle ink filling. A gift box is available free of charge on request if you would prefer this to the Parker box. Just request this at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.
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