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Parker 51 Special Edition 2002


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#1 purple fish

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 19:09

Hi there,

 

Just wondered if anyone could tell me how much one of these Parker 51 special edition 2002 is worth in British pounds? I'll answer any questions. It's Vista blue, boxed, certificate of authenticity etc. It was a gift to my husband.

 

Many thanks

 

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#2 purple fish

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 19:13

The image of an identical pen like ours is here :)

 

https://www.google.c...t-Boxed;800;613



#3 Penne Stilografiche

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 19:59

http://www.ebay.com/...5#ht_3065wt_933

 

http://www.ebay.com/...7#ht_721wt_1255

 

http://www.ebay.com/...7#ht_290wt_1255

 

Hope this helps.


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#4 purple fish

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 20:10

Thank you :)



#5 da vinci

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 20:48

Its a lovely pen. I have been told that there is a weakness in the barrel which can lead it to break, and which cannot be repaired so treat it very gently!



#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:49

rather buy a vintage vac 51 from old griz which is more durable than the reedition


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#7 Tom Aquinas

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:26

At same time as really regretting not picking one up, I bought an Aurora Talentum instead (lovely pen). I came to the conclusion that the nostalgia was more than satisfied by a 1950's Burgandy UK pen I saw in an op shop. But I do think now I was wrong and it deserves a place in a Parker Collection and will get one.



#8 purple fish

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:43

We have never used it. It's been sitting in it's original packaging since 2002. Time to try ebay I think :)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:07

no matter its fragility and its use of a converter, it's a lovely pen on its own, and i've treasured mine over the years. i may never afford an original 51 with an empire cap, but the vermeil version on the 2002 is more than enough consolation. 


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#10 WJM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 13:21

Recently this model came to my attention, I thought I'd probably like it. Takes the look of the best looking of 51s, early, double jeweled ones, and introduces it with a c/c, much more user friendly filling system than the original vacumatic.

But prices on eBay on those pens are ridiculous nowadays.

Edited by WJM, 03 June 2018 - 13:23.


#11 Glenn-SC

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 14:21

But prices on eBay on those pens are ridiculous nowadays.

I would guess that "demand" exceeds "supply" and so the price is high.

 

BTW, they are wonderful pens (I own three).



#12 jchch1950

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 14:39

Parker made also a black colour one. Both are nice pens but maybe the market was not ripe at the time of launching. The high prices they command now maybe a reflection of the changing tastes of the pen users and collectors.

#13 WJM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 21:12

I would guess that "demand" exceeds "supply" and so the price is high.

I suppose so, especially considering that it was a short lived limited edition.

Still, some of the offers are over 1500 USD, that's... a lot.

Edited by WJM, 03 June 2018 - 21:17.







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