Here are two common fake Parker boxes You see them all the time on ebay.
The photo are directly from e-bay auctions. You can easily find it there (sad)
If you see it, run away ...
Below is a comparison of a similar genuine and a fake Sonnet pen box.
I am not sure if my photos show the whole story.
The genuine is on the top and the fake is at the bottom. The texture of the genuine is uniform and dotty.
The fake has air bubbles under the paper, and a woody surface.
My description is weak but if you have a modern Waterman box (for which I have not seen fakes yet)
compare it with your Parker if the texture is the same the Pare.
The following two photos are genuine Parker boxes (courtesy of Jean-Michel Lewertowski). Note the ® mark next to Parker.
The following two photos are fake Parker boxes:
Other reference articles and discussions on Fake Sonnets:
Edited by antoniosz, 26 April 2007 - 02:10.