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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.

Spotlight on: Parker 51 Early Vacumatic Set - Silver Cap

Early  Vacumatic Set - Silver Cap Parker 51

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This quite rare vintage fountain pen and pencil set was made in the U.S.A. by Parker in 1942. It is an early model Parker “51” Vacumatic fountain pen and pencil set in a colour Parker termed India Black. The fountain pen cap carries the Parker “Blue Diamond” emblem which was Parker’s answer to the “Sheaffer white dot – guaranteed for life”. As expected there is no “Blue Diamond” emblem on the pencil. The cap of both fountain pen and pencil are in coin silver with a smooth broad lip band and crowned with the Parker pearlised grey “jewel”. The text below the clutch ring states (in double line imprint) “Parker “51” 2. Made in U.S.A.”. The Parker “51” hooded nib has a fine to medium point. You will notice a join two thirds down the pen barrel. This is where the barrel unscrews to reveal the vacumatic plastic speedline pump filler illustrated on the montage. The pencil has an expel/repel mechanism and is in working order. As you will see from the montage the set comes in the original leather effect hard covered case with Parker branding and a tube of Parker replacement pencil leads. Fountain pen, pencil and case are in good condition with only minor age wear and some brassing primarily on the pencil tip. The fountain pen measures 143mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 133mm. An excellent vintage fountain pen set in its original presentation box, part of Parker’s history and an ideal addition to a vintage fountain pen collection. It will also serve well as an everyday writing set if you prefer a fine to medium point. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions for both fountain pen and pencil will be sent with your order.

Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd.

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Price: £375.00
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.

Link to Writing Equipment Society

If you would like to meet other enthusiastic collectors of pens and writing equipment why not join the Writing Equipment Society?

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