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#1 mikkolopez

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 16:36

Parker 45s (along with my Parker 21s) have been my all-around daily writers for several years now. Inherited a few from my Dad. 45s are very smooth writers and are "wet" writers with good ink flow, I've never had skips when writing with 45s. They are pretty reliable.

Here's one of my 45s.
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Guys, show us your 45s.

#2 Anthony P

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 17:53

Well, it's not my 45 yet, I'm waiting for it in the mail. It also came with a free 51 :). Although given my experiences with used 51s, it probably won't be all that great. I do like the idea of the Parker 45 though, I like how it sort of looks like the 51 but you can swap the nibs and it's easier to clean.

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#3 Mike 59

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 18:13

Here is my 45. It writes well, has a push slide converter. Currently has Waterman Florida blue ink in.

Edited by Mike 59, 13 January 2012 - 18:18.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 19:54

I'll play!

1st photo - left to right

Parker 45 f pen and ball point set, pre 1980
Parker 45 Harlequin Grey Shield f pen and biro set, 1981
Parker 45 Harlequin Black Shield f pen, 1981


2nd photo - left to right

blue and grey Parker 45 Arrows
dark blue chalked Classic f pen and pencil set
3 x Parker 45 Classics, only one date coded for 1984

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 20:55

Yeah! +1 on Parker 45 - cheap but cool pens. Here are mines:
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PS: Does someone own one of this nice Argentinian made 45, with this cool 61-style clip?? Would love to see a picture.

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#6 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 22:06

Why not?
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#7 mirosc

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 22:30

That's my version of the Parker 45, with M gold nib.

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#8 Anthony P

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:59

Yeah! +1 on Parker 45 - cheap but cool pens. Here are mines:
<a href="http://www.flickr.co...08/5702535513/" title="Parker 45 von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticf...f9e3d8fa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="788" alt="Parker 45"></a>

PS: Does someone own one of this nice Argentinian made 45, with this cool 61-style clip?? Would love to see a picture.

I have one of those waiting in the mail. It's a Black CT one. I will post pics if this thread is still alive by then.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:31

Here my P45 collection (not yet complete, but I'm still working on):

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:20

What a beautiful collection. I have a few only (5). All fighters, because that is what I like. Can I ask you. Couple of quick questions please!
1. The fighters with a button (or do you call it a tassie) at tha end of the barrel feel heavier and in my case at least seem to be better made than the ones with no button at the end. Even the threads of these feel cheap and grate while closing the barrel. Do you have the same feel?
2. What would / should be the price of all gold with black button end barrel, straight lines pattern? I am asking because I amtaken with that pen but the only one I could find is being sold for about $220 NOS condition. Do you think that to be a good price, a deal or too expensive?
Thanks
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:36

What a beautiful collection. I have a few only (5). All fighters, because that is what I like. Can I ask you. Couple of quick questions please!
1. The fighters with a button (or do you call it a tassie) at tha end of the barrel feel heavier and in my case at least seem to be better made than the ones with no button at the end. Even the threads of these feel cheap and grate while closing the barrel. Do you have the same feel?
2. What would / should be the price of all gold with black button end barrel, straight lines pattern? I am asking because I amtaken with that pen but the only one I could find is being sold for about $220 NOS condition. Do you think that to be a good price, a deal or too expensive?
Thanks


1. There are opinions that early 45's were better then the new, but I'm not so sure. The problem with old Flighters is the plastic end of the barrel. They are delicate and now one can find many of 45's with broken cap-end (same with other metal P45 models). Therefore the later model of Flighter was redesigned.
2. I payed for my gold P45 about 80 USD on eBay, it's in good working condition, but not NOS.

Edited by adamon, 14 January 2012 - 12:37.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:47


What a beautiful collection. I have a few only (5). All fighters, because that is what I like. Can I ask you. Couple of quick questions please!
1. The fighters with a button (or do you call it a tassie) at tha end of the barrel feel heavier and in my case at least seem to be better made than the ones with no button at the end. Even the threads of these feel cheap and grate while closing the barrel. Do you have the same feel?
2. What would / should be the price of all gold with black button end barrel, straight lines pattern? I am asking because I amtaken with that pen but the only one I could find is being sold for about $220 NOS condition. Do you think that to be a good price, a deal or too expensive?
Thanks


1. There are opinions that early 45's were better then the new, but I'm not so sure. The problem with old Flighters is the plastic end of the barrel. They are delicate and now one can find many of 45's with broken cap-end (same with other metal P45 models). Therefore the later model of Flighter was redesigned.
2. I payed for my gold P45 about 80 USD on eBay, it's in good working condition, but not NOS.




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#13 Paul Raposo

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 15:44

Here's a couple of links to past photos I've posted of my two 45's:

P45 Flighter Pics

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#14 baz666

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 20:24

Parker 45s (along with my Parker 21s) have been my all-around daily writers for several years now. Inherited a few from my Dad. 45s are very smooth writers and are "wet" writers with good ink flow, I've never had skips when writing with 45s. They are pretty reliable.

Guys, show us your 45s.


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Why not indeed!

Here are "some" of mine.

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As you can see, I quite like Parker 45`s

Regards
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 20:59

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As you can see, I quite like Parker 45`s

Regards
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These Harlequins are superb!
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#16 mikkolopez

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 15:15

@ adamon and baz666, what a collection you guys have, congratulations and I admire your focus and dedication :thumbup:

#17 mikkolopez

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:00

Over the hump Wednesday tomorrow change with 2 Flighter 45 and a Vermillion red 45 as new rotation
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#18 Nihontochicken

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:23

I have three 45s, won't post a pic, they're pretty much the same as have been shown above (I will say that the "Flighter" without the black plastic tassie is much better looking than the one with). Suffice it to say (once more) that the Parker 45 is the most cost effective vintage pen available today. Not as cosmetically sexy looking as the 51 for sure, but writes about as well for a small fraction of the price.
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#19 KostasK

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:02

Hi fellow forty-fivers and Parker friends,
I would have posted earlier but I was waiting to be released
from the Manic Asylum after seeing the collections of adamon and baz666.
Gentlemen, I tip my hat to you :notworthy1:
I also agree with nihontochicken and adamon, that the newer flighters,
without the tips are better (and prettier I think).
I have included three pens of the last stage with the black cabochon,
although I do not like their looks much.
To brag a little, am I the only one who has a Signet?
(French, Gold plated, little black tip, gray case upper right corner)
Regards,
Kostas

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:25

I waited before posting this thread till the envy and the jealousy wore off and I was back to my (small time collector / user) self again. Guys your collections are marvellous. I have but a few, but what the heck they are mine and not a picture to me.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 15:38

Can anyone here identify this UK made 45? It has a blue metal body with a wonderful B nib.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 00:06

I have a bunch of 45's,nothing special except for perhaps this one,its an original Parker Demo with a 14k nib

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:50

Can anyone here identify this UK made 45? It has a blue metal body with a wonderful B nib.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:03

Another one:

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Parker 45 by bimmer1502, on Flickr

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:35

This is all I have...a box :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:46

That box looks very sad on it's own :crybaby:

Do you want me to send you a Parker 45 to fit in it ?



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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:05

This is all I have...a box :rolleyes:

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Aaaaahhhh This is all I have - only one P45!

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#28 Tom Aquinas

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:24

What a beautiful collection. I have a few only (5). All fighters, because that is what I like. Can I ask you. Couple of quick questions please!
1. The fighters with a button (or do you call it a tassie) at tha end of the barrel feel heavier and in my case at least seem to be better made than the ones with no button at the end. Even the threads of these feel cheap and grate while closing the barrel. Do you have the same feel?
2. What would / should be the price of all gold with black button end barrel, straight lines pattern? I am asking because I amtaken with that pen but the only one I could find is being sold for about $220 NOS condition. Do you think that to be a good price, a deal or too expensive?
Thanks

Indeed a beautiful collection, of which you should be proud to have put together. I haunt charity shops. It is amazing what can be found there. Recently I saw a "job lot" of a P21 with a burgandy barrel, gold filled cap burgandy P45 and a late 1940's early 1950s black body and gold faced Shaeffer Valiant. All had good nibs so I picked them up for a total of $A10. The P21 turned out to be a P51 with a P21 barrel. I was told the P45 "blobs ink". The nib needed screwing in properly. The P51 has a magnificent nib . The P45 is a fun pen and even the original rubber converter is in good nick.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 16:58

I put together this set. The base came from eBay, obviously somebody's home-built job. Then I found a pen to fit it at the Portland Pen Show a few years ago.
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#30 Rockyrod

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 17:52

The base came from eBay, obviously somebody's home-built job.


I think it is cool looking, something different from the usual Parker mass production line.
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