While looking through some back issues of my Gentleman's Quarterly magazines, I found this small write up on the 51 in the January 1989 issue:
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the cap is rolled gold. They mention the Florida Pen Fanciers Club. I don't think they exist anymore, or am I wrong? From an online source:
You may find mention in older publications of the Pen Fancier's Club, based in Dunedin, Florida. The creation of pen collecting pioneers Cliff & Judy Lawrence, this enterprise began as a club but around 1980 became a retail pen-selling business. Their later catalogs were called the Pen Trading Post. Back issues of their Pen Fancier's Magazine remain a useful reference for collectors.
Also found this in the June 1989 issue--the Eisenhower two pen victory pic:
The caption reads:
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower holding the Parker 51 pens used to sign the German surrender on May 7, 1945 at Rheims, France.
Of course the ad is for a Duofold, because as we all know...
Edited by Paul Raposo, 31 July 2011 - 00:12.