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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The Parker “61” was launched in the UK in 1964. This particular example, the “61 Custom” with its rolled gold cap dates from c1965. It is a collector’s dream in so far as, whilst it appears to have been dipped in ink to try the nib, it has never been filled for writing (you will see the pink end on the filling system – had it been used this would be dark). It has the original manufacturer’s chalk markings on the barrel, the original presentation box (in pristine condition), the original filling instruction leaflet and the original outer cardboard box. On unscrewing the barrel of the pen you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism that fills the pen without immersing the nib into ink. It is a reliable and clean filling method simply requiring the owner to use and refill the pen on a regular basis. The cap crown and barrel end sport the Parker grey “jewel”. The cap text states “Parker Made in England” and carries the Parker logo and “61” branding. The chalk marks on the barrel state “C. Custom F 126/-” It is a slim vintage fountain pen measuring 133mm with cap on and 143mm with cap on barrel end. Condition, as stated, is near mint. The nib width is indicated on the barrel as Fine. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant design. This example, in this near mint condition with its original box, filling instructions and outer box, will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection but will aslo serve well as an everyday writer. This vintage fountain pen has been inspected by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc., but not used for testing in order to maintain its near mint condition. Should you wish to purchase for everyday use it will be bench tested prior to despatch.
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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