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'64 Parker 75 Cisele

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#1 ALeonardoA

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:46

Hello members,

 

I don't know anyone personally who would appreciate this so I thought I might as well share it here. The newest addition to my modest collection; a mint, 1964 first-year Parker 75 "Cisele" with original box and numbered certificate of origin with corresponding engraving, for the Italian market.

 

One curiosity for me is that it doesn't have any Italian silver hallmarks even though it was sold for the Italian market. I know at some point they did add them to the cap. However, the certificate of origin is from the registered Italian importer and distributor for Parker (API FANTUCCI UMBERTO S.p.A. on Via Ricasoli 44 in Firenze) which is the same importer/distributor indicated on those subsequent hallmarks. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that those hallmark types (the modern ones) weren't instituted until 1968? Or maybe because it was just too early in the pen's history. In any case, hope someone else finds this interesting. Cheers!

 

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#2 Mangrove Jack

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 16:22

That is one lovely pen indeed, with or without the hallmarks.
Enjoy.

Edited by Mangrove Jack, 22 January 2016 - 16:23.


#3 ALeonardoA

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 22:26

Thanks Mangrove Jack, I just like to geek-out on the details so to speak. I never knew these Parkers had such an extensive history and so many different versions. I'm learning quite a lot about them. Saluti.


Edited by ALeonardoA, 22 January 2016 - 22:26.


#4 RalphP

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 00:45

Very beautiful pen!

 

It is interesting that the pen is numbered and that the number 909 is found both on the certificate and the pen section.  Never seen that before...

 

Is there any date on the certificate to show when it was printed?

 

In addition to the metal threads it seem that the clip is set into the tassie - this was just done on the most early 75s.  It was soon stopped as Parker found it a bit difficult to align the clip with the Parker imprint with this configuration.  Shortly after this method they put a notch in the top of the cap to accommodate the clip and always be properly aligned.

 

Nice looking box too!

 

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#5 ALeonardoA

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:43

Hi Ralph,

 

There's no date on the certificate, it just says in Italian:

 

"Certificate of Origin. We certify that the pen model Parker 75 No. 909 is in every part fabricated by the Parker Pen Company, Janesville - Wis. (USA) - Toronto (Canada) - London (England). The present certificate with the corresponding number printed on the pen guarantees the buyer from any counterfeiting. A.P.I. Via Ricasoli 44, Firenze".

 

There's a portion of the certificate on the left hand side that is perforated from the main part, with space dedicated to whom it was sold and the date of purchase but they are not filled out. It is also numbered 909 as you can see. On the back there are diagrams and instructions for how to fill the pen and how to twist the nib to your desired position and how to pull the nib assembly out to replace with another. (Probably way more information than you wanted to know : )

 

I also noticed the clip being set into the tassie indicating that it is indeed a first-year production, at least according to Lih-Tah Wong's Parker 75 Fact Book (an incredible resource). And yes, it seems that this design would be more complicated for assembly. (Though more appealing in my opinion but I could be projecting...) Cheers!


Edited by ALeonardoA, 23 January 2016 - 03:48.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 15:30

That is a beauty. I have always wanted one of these ever since my friend Michael got one back in 1967 for his Bar Mitzvah.  I thought it was the most incredible pen I'd ever seen.

 

Maybe someday I will treat myself to one.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 18:02

That's a wonderful pen, Congrats.

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#8 ALeonardoA

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 21:15

Thanks guys, I thought it was pretty special too. Let's hope it lasts another 52 years!



#9 jmccarty3

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 21:45

That is a beauty. I have always wanted one of these ever since my friend Michael got one back in 1967 for his Bar Mitzvah.

 

 

"Today I am a fountain pen."


Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.


#10 ALeonardoA

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:33

 

 

"Today I am a fountain pen."

 

Ha! I had to look that up. Pretty funny : )



#11 mitto

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:00

Congrats. Pretty rare first generation 75. Wish I was the one who found it in the wild. Lol.
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 18:30

What an awesome 75, I'd love to have one like that. Perhaps one day







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