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- Black Lustraloy Cap - Medium to Sl. Broad Nib

Stock number: 5914

 - Black Lustraloy Cap - Medium to Sl. Broad Nib

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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Black with Lustraloy Cap
c1955

£95.00
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This aerometric filling vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular example has a Black body with a metal cap in a finish Parker termed “Lustraloy” with a thin band at the cap lip above which is the “Parker” branding. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 smooth medium to slightly broad point nib that states “585 14k Parker England ”. There is a ghost of text around the barrel but it is too feint to read. Condition of both pen and cap is fair to good with some general age wear as can be seen in the montage and marks on the cap where the clip has been loose and turned in the past. This is reflected in the price. What makes this particular example stand out is the smooth Parker 51 medium to slightly broad point nib. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 138mm with cap on and 148mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and it remains a stylish and extremely good “work horse” today. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.

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


- Burgundy - Rolled Gold Cap

Stock number: 5789

 - Burgundy - Rolled Gold Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Burgundy with rolled gold cap
c1955

£120.00
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This aerometric fill vintage fountain pen and pencil set was made in England by Parker around 1955. The aerodynamic design of the Parker 51 fountain pen has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”.  This particular example has a burgundy body and a Parker rolled gold cap with “jewel” end and arrow clip. It has a Parker 51 smooth medium nib that reads “14K Parker England”. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 134mm with cap on and 151mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with only minor age wear. A classic vintage fountain pen that will serve well as an everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.


Black with Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5943

 Black with Rolled Silver Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rolled Silver Cap
c1952

£140.00
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This aerometric filling vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a body in Black and the sought after rolled silver cap with rolled gold clip. This particular cap was introduced in 1952 and it is believed to have been produced only in England. It carries the text “Parker R. Silver” and this dates it as an early cap c1952. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib that states “585 14K Parker England ”. Condition of both pen and cap is good with some age wear to the rolled silver cap as can be seen in the montage. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 136mm with cap on and 151mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and it remains a stylish and extremely good “work horse” today. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.

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

 


Duo Fountain Pen + Ballpoint

Stock number: 5792

 Duo Fountain Pen + Ballpoint

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Fine nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with rolled gold cap
c1962

£235.00
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Here we have an aerometric filling Parker 51 Duo of fountain pen and ballpoint. Parker extended the “51”range to include Duo sets with the addition of the ballpoint in the UK around 1956. The sets were understandably very popular at the time. However, unusually this particular duo example in black with rolled gold cap was made in Argentina in the late 1950’s/early 60’s for the South American market. The aerometric (squeezebox) filler unit states “Parker Industria Argentina” with the Parker logo. The fine point nib states “Parker Octanium Industria Argentina”. The advantage of the Octanium nib is its resistance to wear and its strength. Thus it has a firm point which some prefer to a gold nib. The cap text on both fountain pen and ballpoint states “Industria Argentina” and the Parker logo. Both cap crowns carry a black tassie. The ballpoint takes modern Parker refills and has a blue medium refill in place. The fountain pen measures 139mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. The ballpoint length is 127mm. Condition is good with very minor age wear. A classic Parker set to either add to a collection, present as a gift or to have for personal everyday use if you prefer a firm nib and a fine 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 will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you will also be able to select your payment method.

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


Signet - Gold Fill Cap and Barrel

Stock number: 5886

 Signet - Gold Fill Cap and Barrel

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Fine to Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Gold Fill Overlay
1950

£220.00
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This aerometric filling Parker “51” with its gold filled overlay on cap and barrel, was made in the U.S.A. in 1950. Parker called it the “Signet” (the model was renamed in 1957 to Insignia following legal advice). Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and it has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. The Parker 51 fine to medium point nib states “14k Parker England” so this has obviously been replaced over the years. Condition of both barrel and cap is good with only minor age wear and, in a good light, a very small ding is visible on the cap to the left of the clip. The cap carries the Parker arrow clip and has the Parker grey “jewel” in the cap crown and states “Parker 1/10 14k Gold Filled” around the cap lip. The barrel carries the text  “Made in U.S.A. 50.0”.  The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose the steel sleeve filler covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to four times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It is a good size fountain pen measuring 135mm with cap on and 149mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and remains a stylish and extremely good “workhorse” today. Representing Parker at its best, this is an excellent vintage fountain pen for adding to a vintage fountain pen collection or to use everyday. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may select your method of payment. There is some light reflection in the montage.

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


Teal Blue + Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5942

 Teal Blue + Rolled Silver Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Teal Blue + Rolled Silver
c1952

£140.00
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This aerometric fill vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a body in a colour Parker termed Teal Blue and the sought after rolled silver cap with rolled gold clip. This particular cap was introduced in 1952 and it is believed to have been produced only in England. It carries the text “Parker R. Silver” and this dates it as an early cap c1952. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib that interestingly states “Parker England B.P. 1951” – so it is quite likely that this is the original nib at manufacture. Condition of both pen and cap is good with some age wear to the rolled silver cap as can be seen in the montage. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 136mm with cap on and 151mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and it remains a stylish and extremely good “work horse” today. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.

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

 


Vacumatic - Cordovan Brown - Blue Diamond Cap

Stock number: 5788

 Vacumatic - Cordovan Brown - Blue Diamond Cap

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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Cordovan Brown
c1947

£165.00
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This  Vacumatic fill Parker 51 is in a body colour Parker termed “Cordovan Brown”  which is a brown closely resembling the later aerometric 51colour of Burgundy. It carries a good clear two line imprint under the barrel clutch ring stating “Parker “51” Made in USA T7”. This dates it from 1947. The text around the Blue Diamond cap states “1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in USA” with Parker branding on the cap clip and the grey “jewel’ on the cap crown. The smooth medium to slightly broad nib is a replacement English nib and reads “585 14k Parker England”. The vacumatic pump fill system, with the barrel providing the ink reservoir, was very popular at the time and provides a clean and easy filling method. Condition is good with only minor age wear as can be seen in the montage and a tiny ding to the rear of the cap. It measures 136mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. This is a good example of a fairly early Parker 51 in Cardovan Brown with the sought after Blue Diamond cap, and a medium to slightly broad nib. It will provide good service as an everyday writer and, given its quality, will also sit well in a Parker 51 collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.

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


Vacumatic - Rolled Gold Band

Stock number: 5984

 Vacumatic - Rolled Gold Band

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Medium nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rolled Gold Band
c1945

£185.00
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This unusual and quite striking Parker “51”, using Parker’s vacumatic filling system, has a rolled gold band on the pen barrel. Whilst the band carries the initials “FKH” it is in decorative italic writing and rather enhances the pen. An English pen, it comes with an American converging lines pattern cap that as well as having the grey “jewel” in the cap crown sports the Parker branding and “Blue Diamond” on the clip. The text around the cap lip reads “1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in U.S.A.” The barrel has a feint imprint under the clutch ring but all I can make out is “Made in England”. The smooth medium nib states “Parker Made in Canada 14kt 1947”. So a Canadian nib, an early American cap and an English barrel – it sounds rather odd but it adds up to an attractive and unusual 51. How to date it? Well a nib can always be changed so that is a little unreliable, it is unlikely to be 1947 as 51 caps had begun to change by then, so I have settled on 1945.The vacumatic pump fill system was very popular at the time and provides a clean and easy filling method (Parker changed to the aerometric fill in 1950.) Condition is good with only minor age wear as can be seen in the montage. It measures 136mm with cap on and 152mm with cap on barrel end. So an unusual and striking Parker 51 that will sit well in a collection  (I doubt I will ever see another one like it) but will also serve as a distinctive everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment. 

Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd


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