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Parker 45 Insignia

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#1 VaderStarlight

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 15:35

My dad gave me this Parker 45 Insignia and its a very good writer,i know its a rare pen but i want to know more about it.

Also i want to know what is the best ink tho use in it,i use Parker Quink Solv-X and it good but i know that there are better inks out there.

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#2 icardoth

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 17:13

A great pen, but not rare at all. This is an early model of 45 Insignia (1964-197x), as later editions do not have the black plastic end in the barrel. Any good modern ink will work fine.



#3 Spikey Mike

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:45

Nothing much else to say on this really ... as "icardoth" has said, it's a good pen that should go on working for many years yet, will happily accept most inks, I use Diamine inks in my 45's or Parker black ink.

 

As far as rarity, sadly these Insignia Pens sold quite well so well used versions like this one are fairly easy to get hold of. If it was mint new in box with paperwork then it would be quite desirable as a collectors pen but as a user grade pen it doesn't hold much value.

A little bit about the 45 Insignia pens here: https://parker45pens...er-45-insignia/


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#4 mitto

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 13:41

Well, it is not rare but not common as well. As said it is top of the line 45 and especially the GF one with black plastic end cap.

Yet, as Spikey Mike said user grade can be had for very good price. I had three of mine in a lot of 35 pens for around $12 each. The lot had three Custom 45s too and some other good pens like Sheaffer Targas, Imperials GT versions with gold nibs and 10 early 45 Flighters with black plastic, chrome and gold barrel end caps. All with gold nibs.

Enjoy your pen. And welcome in FPN.
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#5 VaderStarlight

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 19:36

Thanks for the info and the suport :)





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