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#1 Darcy1978

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:00

Now I don't know much about pens, but I know what I like. And I do like this Duofold. It's currently on sale and I am considering whether it's worth shelling out for it. I've asked for better pictures but for now we will have to make do with these. Googling Parker sites teaches me this might be a Duofold Lucky Curve from the 1920s, but that just seems to good to be true. Could anyone ID this with more certainty? Also: what would be a reasonable price? Many thanks!

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 16:00

You might post this in the Parker forum. Sorry I can't do more than that but I'd like to know the answer, too.

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#3 Darcy1978

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 16:20

You might post this in the Parker forum. Sorry I can't do more than that but I'd like to know the answer, too.

Good idea. I just have :)


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 16:50

whats the asking price?  is there a button still under the blind cap?  it looks like its in very good shape



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:09

whats the asking price?  is there a button still under the blind cap?  it looks like its in very good shape

 

Seller starts the bidding at 85 euros (114 dollars) but no bids have been placed for a long time - so I'm hoping she'll want to part with it for the starting bid. Will ask about button when I get the better pictures (which have already been promised).


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:33

Yup, looks to be a Big Red.  Key things to check are if the push button is still there, what the feed looks like and if there are cap lip cracks.  Figure on an additional $50.00 or so for restoration.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 14:24

Canada production, pre 1928 Duofold



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:42

It's coming today, hope to post pictures and info later!


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:40

Well it arrived very quickly as it turned out, so here it is. It measures 139mm, so it is most certainly a Senior Duofold. The imprint reads 'Geo. S. Parker Fountain Pen - Toronto Canada' with the Lucky Curve banner. There is heavy brassing on the clip and ring, but I cannot discern any cracks. The push button is still there, but the sac seems (unsurprisingly) to have disappeared. I must have it repaired and will try some Dutch repairers first. The nib looks to be original, and is inscribed 'Parker Duofold Pen Canada.'

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:21

Looks great.  Ask fountainbel if he will do the restoration.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:55

Thanks - I found a repairshop in the Netherlands but I will certainly go to fountainbel next time around.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 13:36

Congratulations on the new pen, looks like a good user. let us know how it writes.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 15:26

Well it's taken a little while, but the Lucky Curve is now fully operational. The kind Mr Van Breukelen (yes that's Brooklyn) of Pen Shop Nijmegen (no affiliation) put in a new sac, and instantly returned it. When the sac acidentally came loose he repaired it again and put in a new push button. I managed to polish up the clip a bit, but really want to buy a good replacement. I've seen Junior clips for 18 dollars and I'd be very happy with a good suggestion for an appropriate Senior clip.

 

The pen writes very well, lays down a lush wet line - yet appears to be a tiny bit scratchy.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:03

That's a nice ink flow.

I like the color also.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:06

You can easily have clip and cap band replated. It is very inexpensive.







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