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1946 French Made Parker VS

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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 14:21


Here is a little review dedicated to a french made Parker VS

Here are are some photographs of the pen with one of its bigger brother the French made Vacumatic Oversize Maxima three bands. Both pens have made in France engraved on their barrels. The French made Vacumatic Oversize Maxima three bands is exactly of the same size than an American made Vacumatic Oversize Maxima but it has a nib where it is written 18 carats france and it bears no stripes unlike the American Vacumatic model. The French made VS has also a nib where it is written 18 carats france but it is smaller in size and in diameter than it is bigger brother. Vintage french made parkers are a scarcity but quality wise they are some of the very best parkers you will ever buy.

The main advantage of buying a vintage French made Parker is that you get a flexible nib out of the box wink.gif

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Edited by georges zaslavsky, 10 May 2009 - 14:22.

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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#2 goodguy


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:33

Thank you George for writing a review of Parker VS.
I myself wrote a review of such a pen a while back, its a wonderful pen that gets very little respect but for no real reason.
I enjoyed it a lot until I sold it.

Next you should try a Parker VP now thats my favorite Parker after the Vacumatic thumbup.gif
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:59

Wonderful pen you have there George! thumbup.gif

European made nibs always seem to come more flexible as compared to American ones! I agree with you that Parker VS are very underrated; they are always in the shadow of the more popular Vacs and the 51. However, the VS is a great pen for daily use, used to have one in action a couple of years ago!

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 22:05

I just purchased a 1947 brown Parker VS for $15.50 shipped to Canada.........can't wait till it arrives in the mail, I"m sure its going to need some restoration work done but for that price I couldn't go wrong. What is a reasonable resale price for this pen if I decide to sell/trade it in the future???


Edited by turbodiesel80@, 03 August 2010 - 22:05.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 22:27

pretty sweet pen, imho.

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